Kia Maia and Mana Wahine
Respect for self and respect for others are emphasised at Marian College and individual responsibility is encouraged.
In 2017, Marian introduced two new courses: Kia Maia and Mana Wahine. Kia Maia is a course for Year 9 students which focuses on wellbeing, character strengths, use of money, nutrition and sleep, body image, digital safety, and developing study and life skills.
The Mana Wahine course aims to promote strong Marian women. Specifically for Year 12 students, the course teaches wellbeing, relationships and sexuality education, life skills, careers, financial literacy and service.
Marian College’s pastoral team includes the deputy principal, guidance counsellor, deans, pastoral chaplain, Wā Whānau teachers and careers advisor.
The deans take a particular interest in the development and progress of students in their care.
The guidance counsellor is available to students and their families to confidentially discuss issues of concern. Students may be referred to external support agencies as appropriate.
Bullying and challenging student behaviour is a problem that affects every school, especially in the ever changing world of social media. Marian College takes bullying seriously. We have anti-bullying prevention measures in place and are proactive in intervening in a restorative manner.
If a parent or student has concerns regarding bullying please contact your Wā Whānau teacher or dean.