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  • Nadia Edmond selected to represent NZ!

    26 July 2017
    Congratulations to Nadia Edmond who has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Karate Junior Worlds at the end of October in Tenerife, Spain! Nadia will compete in the Junior Female +59kg Kumite division.Nadia has also received some outstanding results at the Karate Nationals over the weekend...
  • Netball Cancellation

    21 July 2017
    Netball at Hagley Park is CANCELLED tomorrow for all teams EXCEPT the Senior B's!Senior B's are playing 11.30am, court 1....
  • Senior Academic Bar Assembly

    30 June 2017
    As well as celebrating the girls' achievements at the Senior Academic Bar Assembly, we also enjoyed an inspirational speech from Mr Belcher, a copy of which is below:"Welcome to today’s assembly.Out there, in front of me, just beside you and probably in your seat I see shinning stars radiating the...
  • Football Success for Emma Clarke

    21 June 2017
    Emma Clarke is a talented young lady, especially when it comes to her ability to juggle her school work and sporting passion; football. A normal week sees Emma training with her club team, her school team, the Canterbury men’s football team, at the gym and pre-season training with the Canterbury w...
  • Gillian Simpson to retire from role in 2018

    19 June 2017
    Gillian Simpson has made the decision to retire from her role as Executive Principal of St Margaret’s College, at the end of Term One 2018.This is an enormous decision for Gillian and her family, as well as for St Margaret’s College, a decision that has not been arrived at lightly. From the eff...
  • Where Are You?

    17 May 2017
    Be a part of the "Where Are You?" campaign!  Have you been out of touch with St Margaret's for a while? Perhaps the information we have for you is out of date? We want to know where you are and hear all your news!Together with the St Margaret's College Old Girls Association we are working to ensure...
  • Students make a difference at Plunket site

    30 March 2017
    Polly Forbes and Charli Francis alongside the University of Canterbury's Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and other local Year 12s, have come to the aid of Prebbleton Plunket. In the space of a few hours, the students transformed the grounds, clearing 400kg of waste from the site.Despite wet weather, 38...
  • On The Stage – Dance, Act, Sing.

    28 February 2017
    Internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Rina Chae, who has performed with Beyoncé, Justin Beiber and Neyo, is guest tutor at St Margaret’s College Theatre Dance Academy ‘On The Stage’; a three day ‘live-in’ performing arts residency for students aged 11 – 14.Limited places hav...
  • St Margaret’s College announces top NCEA and International Baccalaureate results

    21 February 2017
    Students from St Margaret’s College, Christchurch, achieved a 100% pass rate in 2016 NCEA Level 1 with similar success echoed in Level 2 and Level 3 with 98.9% and 96.6% pass rates respectively. Year 13 students also earned a 95.5% pass rate at UE. This success rate is up to 34.2% higher than the ...
  • International Baccalaureate Results

    11 January 2017
    Congratulations to our November 2016 International Baccalaureate candidates! The International Baccalaureate Diploma has been awarded to 100% of our candidates. Their average score is above the NZ average and the Australian average, both of which lie well above the world average. To further put thei...


Descendants’ High Tea

Friday 1st September. 3.45 - 4.45pm in the Kilburn Dining Room. Tickets can be purchased here....


Lunchtime Lectures @ SMC – Angeline Moneda

Inspiration Kiwi stories to broaden your horizons. Tuesday 29 Aug 1-2pm. Purchase Tickets here. Angeline Moneda is a Google Student Ambas...


Healthy Mind & Body Seminar

Insights & inspiration to a healthy, holistic lifestyle!Thursday 24 August 5.15pm. Buy tickets here...


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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