May 252018

Re:  Board of Trustees vacancies, Marian College site investigations, past students’ project

Expressions of interest are invited from people willing to serve on the Marian College Board of Trustees. Currently there are two vacancies available. The Board is responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration, as well as setting the overall strategic direction for the school. We are particularly keen to hear from people with financial experience.

Thank you to Loretta Duxbury who is stepping down after many years’ service on the Marian College Board of Trustees as the proprietor’s representative. Your financial expertise and contribution is greatly valued.

On siting matters, the Board is pleased to share the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch maintains Marian College siting as high priority. Bishop Paul Martin has reinforced this goal to us personally. Currently the Diocese is investigating sites which could be suitable for our new school and is actively considering a number of options. We are hopeful for a decision in the near future.

This year the Board is focussed on a project to reconnect with past students, teachers and friends of Marian College, who are interested in helping us shape the future of the college. Very importantly, if you are, or know of, former students of St Mary’s College and McKillop College (Christchurch), then please get in touch with contact details. The Board gratefully acknowledges Marian Foundation support for this project.

We are thrilled to report a successful Open Night was held recently. At these events it is lovely to see Marian students stepping up and sharing their experiences of Marian College with curious parents and daughters. If you missed out – it is not too late – our Marian College Open Day is being held this Monday 28 May from 1-3pm. Please help spread the word amongst your networks.

Choosing a high school is an important process and I strongly encourage visiting in person and asking lots of questions. I truly believe trusting intuition and first impressions leads to making the right decision!

An ERO report is a useful resource for assisting in making a decision about which high school to choose. The Board received very positive feedback following the Education Review Office (ERO) visit to Marian College in late February and an excellent ERO report. This report is available to view on the ERO website

For inquiries and expressions of interest relating to Board of Trustees vacancies please email for all other inquiries email  or telephone the school office.

With blessings

Jan Paterson
Marian College Board of Trustees


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