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  • Students pitch in to help Christchurch community

    26 April 2016
    An area of wetland damaged by fire in 2014 was restored to its former glory with help from St Margaret’s students and the University of Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (SVA). In 2014, vandals drove a car into Halswell Quarry destroying an area of native planting before setting fire to a section ...
  • Remembering Nepal

    25 April 2016
    For these students, Anzac Day will always be remembered as the day they survived their second 'once in a lifetime' event. On Anzac Day in 2015 they were in Nepal, volunteering at the Hillside Christian Academy. They were on site, helping with a building project at the school, when the magnitude 7.9 ...
  • Wairarapa Sports Trust Tournament Win!

    21 April 2016
    On Saturday, Kim Englebretsen and Wendy Shannahan traveled to Masterton with 14 talented young hockey players.  The girls played 5 games over 3 days and were unbeaten.   This was an outstanding result for such a young group of players who currently are mostly sitting in our 2nd XI squad.  We ha...
  • U17 8 National Champions

    11 April 2016
    We struck a new level of racing at the Maadi Cup in the senior events this year and we are very proud of how hard all the girls pushed themselves to finish well. The U18 girls had 3 very close races where the final medals were decided on the last few strokes. The pair and the eight were second by ....
  • Lily Marshall in NZ Secondary Schools Netball Team

    06 April 2016
    Congratulations to Lily Marshall, who has today been named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball team, the only South Island player in the team.  This is an amazing result for Lily after a huge amount of hard work and dedication.   Read the Stuff article here....
  • Shakespeare Festival Success

    04 April 2016
    Last night at the SGCNZ Canter bury Regional Shakespeare Festival, students from St Margaret’s College presented three scenes:King Lear Act 1 Sc iv 15 - Aryn Azlan and Madeleine TilleyOthello Act 4 Sc iii 5 - Ashy Batchelor and Georgia DoyleA Winter’s Tale Act 4 Sc iii 5 - A Winter's Tale - D...
  • Great news from SISS touch rugby and rowing!

    21 March 2016
    Great news from SISS touch rugby and rowing!Touch rugby qualify for NationalsRowing SMC South Island Championship titles in U15, U17 and U18SMC looks to defend 2015 National Title at Maadi Cup after Easter...
  • South Island Secondary Schools Tennis Champions

    07 March 2016
    Congratulations to Tessa McCann, Caroline Murdoch, Ruby Spencer, Annabel Coates and Sophie White, Winners of the South Island Secondary School Tennis title.  Well done girls!...
  • Junior Sports Team of the Year!

    07 March 2016
    Congratulations to the 2015 U18 8 - winners of the Junior (Sports) Team of the Year at the Hadlee Marriotts Awards held on Sunday, 6th March 2016.The 2015 Senior A Netball team were winners of the Junior Netball Team of the Year. Congratulations girls!Caption:Back Row: L-R Kaye Surgenor (Coach), N...
  • Canterbury Touch Champions

    29 February 2016
    Congratulations to our Supertouch team, winning the final of the Canterbury Secondary Schools Tournament on Saturday 27 February 4-3 in extra time. This a first for our team and we are super proud of them!...


Big Night Out

Buy your tickets here for the St Margaret's Parents' and Friends' Association Big Night Out!...


Open Day

Please join us for our Open Day on Monday 9 May, 10.30am - 1.00pm.  The Principal's address will be at 11:45am....


Maggie’s Shop and Cafe

Maggie's Shop and Cafe is now open weekdays 7:30am - 4:15pm.  Come and try some superb coffee from our barista.  ...


Tradition, innovation and excellence

St Margaret’s College is an independent day and boarding school for Year 1- 13 girls and comprises Junior, Middle and Senior Schools, as well as a Pre School. St Margaret’s was founded on Anglican Christian values and has a proud history of academic, sporting and cultural success. Students are offered a world class learning and leadership experience.  

St Margaret’s is the only school in Christchurch to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Years 12-13). Our girls are offered an opportunity to complete an internationally recognised and highly regarded qualification with a philosophy that fits closely with the holistic philosophy and vision of the school. As our girls leave the school gates at the end of their time at St Margaret’s they will be fully equipped to be global citizens and the providers for and of the next generation of New Zealanders.

Kia ora, greetings and thank you for visiting our website at St Margaret’s College.

Please come and visit us and experience the unique character of our special community and the strong school spirit for which we are renowned. We are proud of our school and our girls and value our school family of past and present students and parents. At St Margaret’s we place a strong emphasis on a holistic education. We work in partnership with our parents and families to offer our girls the very best academic and career opportunities but also to ensure their physical, emotional and spiritual development in a caring Christian environment. 

Gillian Simpson
Executive Principal

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