Haere mai, talofa lava and welcome!

Thank you for your interest in Marian College​​​​​​​

About Us


Marian College is a Catholic state-integrated school for Year 9 to 13 girls and as a faith-based school, we aim to live out the Gospel values.  We are high achieving school, which is reflected in our academic results and sporting/cultural activities.  

We are a family school with a maximum roll of 430 as set by our Integration Agreement. We focus on our key values of Perseverance, Commitment, Courage and Respect which are at the heart of Marian College.  The school has a friendly atmosphere with teachers and students knowing each other well.  Our pastoral care and support is based on small Wā Whānau groups, where students and teachers build connections over five years at Marian College

Our enrolment scheme contains useful information for all parents interested in enrolling a student at Marian.  If you are not a Catholic preference student, you can see the conditions in the scheme under which we may be able to take up to 5% non-Catholic students.

Enrolment forms can be completed and submitted here.  

When submitting an enrolment, you will receive a confirmation email.  If you do not receive this, please resubmit, as your enrolment application has not been received.

Key Dates​​​​​​​

Friday 28 July, 1pm: Enrolments for Year 9, 2024 close

Monday 31 July: Ballot (if necessary)

Wednesday 3 August: Letters of Offer sent to parents

Monday 14 August: Deadline for Acceptance

Marian College Enrolment Scheme

The Ministry of Education has approved our updated Enrolment Scheme which will apply for enrolments from 2022.


It is important prospective families understand that class sizes at Marian College are strictly limited.


The Marian College enrolment scheme guides our enrolment process and outlines the priority criteria for selecting prospective students. For example, priority is given to preference students and those residing in qualifying Catholic parishes and attending Catholic primary schools. For more information about our selection process, please see the Marian College enrolment scheme on the website.


In order to apply for enrolment as a preference student, you need to contact your local Parish Priest to discuss your eligibility for a preference certificate for Marian College.  Your daughter may be eligible for preference of enrolment if:

  • She is baptised Catholic or is being prepared to become Catholic
  • She has a sibling who is baptised Catholic
  • She has a parent baptised Catholic
  • She has a significant familial adult such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle who is actively involved in the child's upbringing and undertakes to support the child's formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church
  • One or both parents is preparing to become Catholic.

Please contact the school office on 3858 449 if you have any questions regarding eligibility about preference.

Non Preference Enrolment

Non-preference students may be considered for enrolment only if enrolment places remain after all preference applicants have been enrolled and the total roll is still less than the maximum specified in our Integration Agreement.  The maximum number of places available for non-preference students will be governed by the maximum allowable under the College Integration Agreement, which for Marian College is 5% of the total roll. 

Non-Preference applicants accept they will be attending a College of Catholic Special Character and that their place in the school is conditional on their participation in the Special Catholic Character of the College

Meet the Principal

Those who accept a placement at Marian College will meet with the Principal during Term 3. 

New site 2023

How wonderful to think Year 9, 2023 students will be at our new school in Papanui by mid-2023 when Marian College will relocate to north west Christchurch on a purpose built, three hectare, campus. 

The new school will provide Marian College with a future focussed and sustainable campus to further strengthen and grow the Catholic community in Christchurch.

The site shares a boundary with St Joseph’s Primary School to the south and St Bede’s College is located across the road to the east.  The new North Parish church will complete this Catholic hub.  The site is served by several main arterial roads which connect the site to the city centre and to the north and eastern suburbs.  

Click below for the latest news and information about the new school.

Open Days

The Marian College Open Day is held annually and is an opportunity to meet our school community and learn more about the College.

Scholarship information

All students who are accepted into the College sit entrance tests early in Term 4. Test results assist planning for the following school year. A Marian Foundation academic scholarship is awarded based on entrance test results.