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  • Junior Regionals Debating Success

    15 September 2016
    Three St Margaret's College teams participated in the Canterbury Schools Debating Council Junior Regionals Competition last Sunday, 11th September, at the University.The Year 9 and 10 teams both won one debate out of three and learned a lot from the experience.However, the real success of the day we...
  • Grandparent’s Day

    14 September 2016
    Our annual Grandparent's Day in the Junior School was held today.   The Grandparents and special friends attended a chapel service followed by morning tea in the Old Girls' atrium.   There were performances and a chance to see and experience what the Junior School have been learning.Grandpare...
  • Senior Arts Awards Announced

    13 September 2016
    Today marked our annual presentation of the senior Arts awards. Students from Years 7-13 and staff enjoyed guest speaker and actor Serena Cotton, with music, dance and drama acts from our talented senior girls.  The following Year 11-13 students received: Honours in Dance: Poppy Cox, Amy Duckmanto...
  • 200 games for St Margaret’s College

    31 August 2016
    Lily Marshall has just played her 200th game for the A Netball Team at St Margaret's College! What an amazing contribution from Lily. She is pictured here with Helen Belcher, who is in her eighth season as Coach.   The photo was taken at the South Island Secondary Schools Tournament in Nelson toda...
  • Canterbury Supernet Title for the 6th year in a row!

    25 August 2016
    Fantastic result girls!!Read The Press story here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/sport/83533610/champion-st-margarets-college-team-win-sixth-successive-canterbury-schools-netball-crown...
  • Success at Regional Robocup Competition!

    22 August 2016
    Canterbury Regional Robocup CompetitionOver the weekend Linda Chong, Head of the Centre for Innovation, had the privilege of supporting our girls at our first Robocup event.  Children from all ages were making last minute adjustments in preparation for their respective competitions. Linda writes "S...
  • Art Exhibition & Sculpture Garden

    22 August 2016
    Gretchen Albrecht, Philip Trusttum, Miranda Parkes and Rebecca Rose among featured artists  Over 160 works of art by more than 80 New Zealand artists will be featured in the Art Exhibition & Sculpture Garden to be held at St Margaret’s College from 26-28 August. Organised by the school’s Pa...
  • TVNZ cameras at SMC for live Black Sticks semi-final

    18 August 2016
    Go the Black Sticks!! TVNZ are here at the moment filming our students who are watching the Black Sticks v Great Britain semi-final live!Year 10 students Pieta Surridge, Lucy Roberts and Anoushka Chiswell are being interviewed by Kate Nicol-Williams from TVNZ.  Lucy is our youngest member of th...
  • St Margaret’s College Old Girls win debate

    11 August 2016
    What a wonderful night we all had at the St Margaret's College Old Girls' v. Christ's College Old Boys' debate last night, with St Margaret's College taking out first place. Sarah, Liz, Paige, Richard, Ben and Hugh certainly haven't lost their humour, competitiveness or stage presence, keeping the a...
  • $10 note challenge raises over $10,000

    05 August 2016
    Year 10 students at St Margaret's College turned a $10 challenge into just over $10,000 support for local charities as part of the school's Rite Journey programme. Each Year 10 student at St Margaret's College was given a $10 note in Term One with the challenge to raise as much money as possibl...


Connections Business Dinner is an opportunity for women to network, socialise and be inspired by a guest speaker. All profits are directed t...


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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