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  • International Baccalaureate Students Graduate

    05 February 2016
    We welcomed back our 2015 IB Graduates today for a formal Graduation Ceremony to congratulate them on their wonderful achievements, before they depart to varied destinations to begin the next stage in their lives. During the ceremony we enjoyed hearing from guest speaker and artist Aiko Robinson, an...
  • SMC top girls’ school at SI Rowing Champs

    01 February 2016
    St Margaret's College was the top girls' school at the South Island Rowing Championships at Ruataniwha on the weekend with a total count of 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze.Izzy Goddard and Millie Borren (pictured) were the winners of the Solveigh McCrae Trophy - U19 Pair.Full results:Gold U19 Pair - M...
  • Maggie’s Shop & Café Official Opening

    28 January 2016
    The Official Opening of Maggie's Shop & Café was held last night with the Leadership Team, Trust Board, Foundation Trustees, representatives of our school community and Maggie's Shop and Café creators, suppliers and staff gathering to mark the exciting milestone with speeches, a blessing an...
  • World Class Academic Results

    27 January 2016
    The outstanding academic results achieved by St Margaret's College in 2015 are truly world class.  20% of our International Baccalaureate students were awarded a score of 40+, which places them in the top 5% of candidates globally, with 96% achieving entrance to university from the Diploma Programm...
  • Powhiri to welcome new and returning students

    27 January 2016
    This morning the manuhiri (new students and staff of 2016) were welcomed through the Old Girls' Atrium and into the Chapel by the tangata whenua (returning community) of Year 13 students.  The Karanga was given by Megan Herd, and responded to by Jennie Nairn.  The Junior School performed the Haka ...
  • 2016 Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl

    15 January 2016
    Congratulations to our 2016 Head Girl Aryn Azlan (pictured right) and Deputy Head Girl Madeleine Tilley (pictured left).  Aryn and Madeleine will lead the following Leadership team in 2016:HEAD OF RIMU - Izzy GoddardHEAD OF RATA - Georgia VoiceHEAD OF MATIPO - Piera NeillHEAD OF MANUKA - Ashy B...
  • 2015 Supreme Award Winners

    07 December 2015
    (From left to right)St Margaret's Cup - Rachel FultonInternational Bacculareate Dux  - Laura ChenNCEA Dux - Rose TaylorWe warmly congratulate all our 2015 Supreme Award Winners:Supreme Awards Joyce Chen - MacBrayne Cup for Proxime Accessit (runner-up to Dux) IB (joint award) Gabriela Co...
  • 42 University Scholarships offered for 2016

    06 December 2015
    Congratulations to all our girls who were offered University Scholarships for 2016.The total offered was 42, with 31 of these accepted.  Scholarships were offered from:The University of Canterbury (12)Lincoln University (2)The University of Otago (11)The University of Auckland (5)Victoria Universi...
  • Junior School Production captivates audience

    27 November 2015
    The Junior School Production of 'The Innkeeper's Story' captivated the audience at two performances on Thursday, 26th November.  The Production was held in the Charles Luney Auditorium and guests at the matinee show included the students from St Margaret's Pre-school.[gallery ids="4685,4687,4686"]&...
  • Equestrian Results from the Canterbury A&P Show

    26 November 2015
    Caption: Olivia DyerCongratulations to the following girls on their outstanding results at the 2015 Canterbury A&P Show:Olivia DyerME Jenkins Memorial Challenge Salver - Champion Open Large PonyMimi DyerReserve Champion Hunter PonyHarriet Laing The Elizabeth Millear Trophy & The Knights Cup...


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...



A group of Year 13 Students at St Margaret’s College have produced a cookbook that will tempt your tastebuds and provide you with a colour...


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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