Hogben House and School/Halswell Residential College

Formerly known as Marylands School, this institution was opened in Christchurch in 1955 by the St. John of God order of the Catholic Church as a residential school for children with learning difficulties. In 1984, the school was taken over by the Ministry of Education as a Special School for intellectually impaired students; it is now known as Halswell Residential College. The land and school buildings had been owned by the government since the 1970s, when money was given for it to be rebuilt following a fire.