Marylands School

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Marylands School was a residential school for children with learning difficulties in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was opened in 1955 and run by the Roman Catholic order Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God.

The school was in Middleton but moved into premises in Halswell vacated in the late 1960s by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. It changed name in 1984 to Hogben School when it was taken over by the Ministry of Education as a State special school. The land and school buildings had been owned by the Government since the 1970s when money was given for it to be rebuilt after a fire.[1]

Sex abuse[edit]

Staff at the school were involved in 121 sex abuse allegations dating back from the 1970s, with about eighty former students receiving a total payout for compensation of about $5 million.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Handover will free $200,000". The Press. 1984-01-24. 
  2. ^ Martin, Yvonne (2007-06-21). "Fresh allegations against order". The Press. 

Coordinates: 43°33′42.13″S 172°34′8.33″E / 43.5617028°S 172.5689806°E / -43.5617028; 172.5689806