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Pegasus Post: April 10, 2018

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12 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at PEGASUS POST WITH MARY IN FAITH TĀTOU KO MERE E WHAKAPONO ANA FROM THE BOARD History shows the heart of our school remains strong and true through change. Marian College was established in 1982 with the bringing together of two Catholic secondary schools for girls– McKillop College and St Mary’s College – the latter being one of the oldest schools in Canterbury, established in 1893. The gospel values that Marian College was built on continue through to today, along with the guidance and steady support of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. The appointment of our new Bishop and his intention to make Marian College a priority – signals the next new phase for our school. Our community is rich in experience, knowledge, faith and diversity and we value every contribution. The Marian College Board extends an open invitation to everyone who is part of Marian College’s history - and future - to connect with us. This includes past and present students, immediate and extended family, and next generations - the young women who will lead us into the future. There will be opportunities to be involved, and to have a say on what our new school will look like. By clicking the ‘following’ tab on the Marian College Facebook page you can select ‘see first’ in your newsfeed, to ensure you receive the latest Marian College news first. Join us on our journey. Jan Paterson Marian College Board of Trustees Chair MODEL UN Unlike any other high school event, the Canterbury Model UN 2018 brings together 200 students for two days of debate and discussion on issues affecting society today. Seven Year 13 Marian College students participated recently – pictured from back left: Katie Ryan, Jodie Worthington, Kitty Aloysius, Izzy Bloxham (Head Girl), Louise Daly, Rose Heslop-Brown (front) and Bernie Simpson. Jodie said she found the experience extremely valuable. “Each of us was assigned a country and spent two days debating global issues, problem solving, meeting 200 other students and having heaps of fun,” Jodie said. Canterbury Model UN 2018 Marian College participants. PASIFIKA CELEBRATED Marian College supported its largest ever performing Pasifika Group at the sPacPac Polyfest 2018 Festival held in Burwood recently. The Marian College Pasifika Group also had the most students from any one school on stage – 43 students performed – and had the honour of closing the annual festival. The students performed traditional Samoan items with their own twist of Marian Magic. Many hours of practice led to stunning performances at Polyfest, the Marian College Fia Fia night and school assembly. Marian College Pasifika Group performance leader Alana Tuipulotu in action at Polyfest 2018. The Marian College Canterbury Under 14 winning relay team from left: Beautienna Gamble, Lily Robertson, Maia Columbus and Manea-Faith Waaka. ATHLETICS GOLD Red and blue sparkled with gold at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Association, South Island Secondary School Championships held in Timaru this term. The Marian College Under 14 relay team took out the Canterbury and South Island title and Year 9 student Beautienna Gamble secured the Under 14 discus title. Track and field athletes Louise Daly, Kate Taylor, Manea-Faith Waaka (Ngāti Raukawa) and Chantal MacDonald also gained top three placings in their events. Congratulations team! Marian College triathletes from back left: Chantal MacDonald, Louise Daly, Madison van der Plas, Tessa Foraker and Kaylee Jackson. Front: Kristen Laing (left) and Lucianna Jackson. TRIATHLON FIRST A Marian College triathlon team achieved first place in the Under 19 Female Team event at Scarborough Beach this term. Congratulations to Kristen Laing, Lucy Jackson and Chantal MacDonald (Team 1) on this fantastic result. Team 2 – Kaylee Jackson, Maddie van der Plas and Tess Foraker –was placed fourth in the same category. Louise Daly also secured fourth place in the Under 19 individual event. The course comprised a 350 metre swim, nine kilometre bike and three kilometre run. IN THE COMMUNITY Marian College has a long standing mission to encourage young women to fulfil their potential and contribute to the common good of society. Lions Clubs also place value on service and have a long history of contributing to communities all over the world. Recently Deputy Head student Rachael Nilsson was one of several young people invited to speak at the Lions District 202E convention, on young people’s views of community service and how traditional Lions Clubs can involve more young people. The Marian College choir also had the honour of singing at the convention’s rededication and remembrance service. From left, Student Volunteer Army representative Tim Greene, Lions Past International President Al Brandel, Marian College Deputy Head Girl Rachael Nilsson and Lions Leo representative Saskia Lane. Photo: Donald Lamont. |03 385 8449 | | follow us!

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