Marian College

Education institution number:
343
School type:
Secondary (Year 9-15)
School gender:
Single Sex (Girls School)
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
399
Telephone:
Address:

122 Barbadoes Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

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Marian College

Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report 2022 to 2025

As of May 2022, the Marian College Board of Trustees has attested to the following regulatory and legislative requirements:

Board Administration

Yes

Curriculum

Yes

Management of Health, Safety and Welfare

Yes

Personnel Management

Yes

Finance

Yes

Assets

Yes

Further Information

For further information please contact Marian College Board of Trustees.

The next Board of Trustees assurance that it is meeting regulatory and legislative requirements will be reported, along with the Te Ara Huarau | School Evaluation Report, within three years.

Information on ERO’s role and process in this review can be found on the Education Review Office website.

Dr Lesley Patterson
Director Review and Improvement Services (Southern)
Southern Region | Te Tai Tini

27 July 2022 

About the School

The Education Counts website provides further information about the school’s student population, student engagement and student achievement. educationcounts.govt.nz/home

Marian College

Te Ara Huarau | School Profile Report

Background

This Profile Report was written within nine months of the Education Review Office and Marian College working in Te Ara Huarau, an improvement evaluation approach used in most English Medium State and State Integrated Schools. For more information about Te Ara Huarau see ERO’s website. www.ero.govt.nz

Context 

Marian College is a Catholic state integrated secondary school for girls providing education for students in Years 9-13. There is a genuine commitment to the values inherent in the traditions of the religious orders of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and the Sisters of Mercy. Currently located in central Christchurch, the new school campus is under construction in Papanui and is currently expected to be operational from mid-2023.

Marian College’s strategic priorities for improving outcomes for learners are to:

  • promote high educational achievement outcomes for every student at Marian College

  • enable students to access a responsive curriculum that meets all learning needs.

You can find a copy of the school’s strategic and annual plan on Marian College’s website.

ERO and the school are working together to evaluate how the curriculum can be developed to be more responsive to the needs and aspirations of learners, taking into account the opportunities offered by the new school site.

The rationale for selecting this evaluation is to:

  • develop shared understandings across the school community about how to provide a junior curriculum responsive to the aspirations and needs of students and parents and whānau

  • prepare students for the changes to the senior curriculum in relation to NCEA, Literacy and Numeracy

  • provide a curriculum that is enhanced by the school environment as the school transitions to a new site.

The school expects to see students effectively supported and empowered by its curriculum to achieve equity and excellence.

Strengths

The school can draw from the following strengths to support the school in its goal to provide a responsive curriculum that meets all learning needs:

  • a new school campus designed to offer new opportunities for learning and collaboration

  • established relationships with contributing schools moving forward as communities of learning

  • work underway with curriculum leaders and teachers to develop a broad and meaningful curriculum

  • an environment of consultation with the broader school community that responds to student and whānau voice.

Where to next?

Moving forward, the school will prioritise:

  • gathering information to understand what is working well for students, whānau, leaders and teachers

  • understanding what is happening for groups of learners such as those who are not making sufficient progress

  • evaluating and supporting the aspirations, strengths, and achievements of a group of Year 8 students as they transition into and through the school in order to understand what works for learners

  • identifying ways of delivering the curriculum that are collaborative, culturally responsive, and complimentary to the special nature of the school.

ERO’s role will be to support the school in its evaluation for improvement cycle to improve outcomes for all learners. ERO will support the school in reporting their progress to the community. The next public report on ERO’s website will be a Te Ara Huarau | School Evaluation Report and is due within three years.

Dr Lesley Patterson
Director Review and Improvement Services (Southern)

Southern Region | Te Tai Tini

27 July 2022 

About the School

The Education Counts website provides further information about the school’s student population, student engagement and student achievement.  educationcounts.govt.nz/home