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  • Stage Challenge Blitz: 3rd place!

    23 May 2016
    Huge congratulations to Gabby McDonald, Madeleine Tilley and their talented team of girls who performed at Stage Challenge last week. The girls produced, created, choreographed and performed their “Blitz” performance last week at the Horncastle Arena, placing third overall in the RAW section ...
  • History project with Collège Étouvie in Amiens

    16 May 2016
    On 3rd April 19 girls from Years 11 and 12 at St Margaret’s College traveled France with their French teacher Dr. Hossbach, and Mrs Gilbert for almost four weeks. Like always on these biannual trips, it was an amazing cultural and linguistic learning opportunity for the girls - however it was muc...
  • Maggie’s Cafe in the news

    06 May 2016
    Did you read the fabulous article on Maggie's Cafe that appeared in The Press this morning?  Here it is:http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/79610463/St-Margarets-public-cafe-in-Christchurch-foots-it-with-the-competitionWe love you Maggie's Cafe!...
  • 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...


Just Desserts

Major Production 2016We are thrilled to have Archibalds as our Principal Sponsor for this years major production, together with New World Il...


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.  ...


Foundations – a journey in pictures

Foundations is dedicated to the many people who have joined together over the last five years with a common purpose and vision to save our p...


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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