Posts Tagged ‘Marian College’

Groundbreaking post-earthquake Marian College opens

Monday, February 12th, 2024
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Bishop Michael Gielen has opened Christchurch’s new $50 million Marian College, a groundbreaking development in educational architecture. What distinguishes the College is that it is ingeniously nestled under the expanse of an existing giant warehouse roof on Lydia Street. “Most people are quite surprised. You can’t see much from the outside because of the warehouse Read more

Marian College has a new campus – at last!

Thursday, November 30th, 2023
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Christchurch’s Marian College has a new campus. It’s been a long time coming. In fact, it’s taken a 12-year journey to find the school’s 430 students a permanent home. The Catholic girls’ school will leave its Barbadoes St base at the end of the year. It will then move into its new location on the Read more

Laura Fergusson trust buys old Marian College site for new Christchurch centre

Monday, May 24th, 2021

The Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust has bought the former Marian College campus in Richmond and will centralise its South Island services in a new facility there. New facilities for people with brain and spinal injuries will be built on a Christchurch school site cleared after the earthquakes. The Laura Fergusson charity runs a residential Read more

Christchurch Catholic college to move – 12 years after quakes

Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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Twelve years after its original site was damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes Marian College will move to a new permanent home in 2023. The College will be rebuilt on a 3-hectare site in the Christchurch suburb of Papanui. The first students at the state-integrated school for girls are expected to start at the new $20 Read more

Marian College to move to new site in Papanui, Christchurch

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A Catholic high school will get a new permanent home 12 years after its original site was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. A new Marian College will be built on a 3-hectare site bordered by Vagues, Main North and Northcote roads in the Christchurch suburb of Papanui. Continue reading

Marian College won’t go back to previous site in Shirley

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Marian College in Christchurch will not be returning to its earthquake-damaged former site in North Parade in Shirley. A geotechnical assessment has confirmed that the former site will remain at risk of liquefaction, including subsidence and lateral spreading. Repair and rebuild estimates are comparatively expensive because of the nature of the land. Christchurch Bishop Barry Read more

Free car wash at Marian College Christchurch

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Ella Dixon, 13, makes light work of spraying down a car at Marian College. She was one of many pupils who yesterday lent a hand for the school’s annual free car wash. Cars entered the school from Barbadoes St and drove through the school grounds and out in Moorhouse Ave, going through seven different “washing Read more

Marian College moves to Cathedral College site

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Marian College will move to Catholic Cathedral College at the start of next year.  The College’s Shirley site is to be ‘mothballed’ for up to four years. Marian College principal Anna Heffernan said the school was not being amalgamated with Catholic Cathedral College. Each would remain a separate school community, with its own culture and identity. Marian will Read more