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Marlborough Girls’ College:
Education Review Office Report
The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand Government Department that reviews schools and publishes national reports on current education practice.
Marlborough Girls’ College is providing its international students with many high quality systems for ensuring their safety and welfare. Comprehensive structures, policies and procedures ensure that supportive pastoral care, good communication, and school-wide monitoring systems effectively assist international students to feel part of college life. Students report feeling comfortable, welcomed and safe within the college and at their homestay accommodation. The board receives in-depth analysis of student progress based on achievement data.
The provision of English language tuition is effectively tailored to meet differing needs and abilities. Students receive appropriate initial assessments in English and are provided with courses and language support according to results.
Compliance with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students and the Provision of English Language Support
Marlborough Girls’ College is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code) established under section 238F of the Education Act 1989.
ERO confirms that the school’s self-review process for international students is robust and the school complies with all sections of the Code.
In an Australian study of 270,000 students, Dr. Ken Rowe (Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research), found that both young women and young men performed between 15 and 22 percentile points higher on standardised tests when they went to single-sex schools.