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  • 2017 Prefects Announced

    30 November 2016
    At the Senior Prizegiving last night, Prefects for 2017 were announced. Ella Wells appointed as Head Girl and Georgia Lund as Deputy Head Girl. The full list of positions are listed below. Congratulations to them all.Head Girl - Ella WellsDeputy Head Girl - Georgia LundHead of Boarding - Lucy GreenD...
  • South Island Junior Waterpolo Champions

    27 November 2016
    Congratulations to our Junior Waterpolo Team who are the South Island Secondary Schools Junior Champions. They won 5-4 at Jellie Park today after a nail biting final against Columba College....
  • Junior S.I. Volleyball Champions

    24 November 2016
    An epic win for our Junior Volleyball team today. They have taken the Junior South Island Secondary Schools Volleyball title today after an intense final against Nelson Girls. Congratulations to Georgia Bonne, Samara Brown, Mia Fanselow, Katie Hamilton, Marijke Hinton, Grace Mains, Loveday Mossman-C...
  • St Margaret’s Wins Nga Kete Suffrage Cup

    22 November 2016
    Congratulations to Grace McMahon, Lucy Jessup and Hattie Compton-Moen who have taken home the Nga Kete Suffrage Cup and are taking on the world! Fourteen teams of Year 9 and 10 girls from Christchurch secondary schools competed today and discussed topics such as banning the Barbie doll, single sex s...
  • Year 7 Market Day

    14 November 2016
    Our Year 7 classes held their Market Day during lunchtime on Monday. As part of an Economics unit of work, students created a company, surveyed stakeholders for the types of products they would purchase, created and trialled a prototype, priced their products and then marketed and sold them. Each gr...
  • Earthquake Information

    14 November 2016
    In case you did not receive a text message, SMC School and Preschool will open and run as normal today. We have checked engineer recommended indicators in the buildings. NCEA examinations are running at this stage as normal for us. We have staff organised in case any girl needs emotional support. We...
  • Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship Awarded

    03 November 2016
    Past St Margaret's College student Margot Gibson has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Margot, now 22, earlier this year graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Hi...
  • New Flag designed for the Ellesmere Community

    31 October 2016
    Congratulations to Katie Gluyas, Year 9, who won the competition to design a flag for the Ellesmere Community. The flag now flies proudly atop the former Farmers Co-Op building in Leeston. For the full story, click here...
  • Dr Libby visits St Margaret’s College 

    13 October 2016
    We were privileged to have Dr Libby speak to our Year 7-13 girls today. An internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author, and motivational speaker, she is passionate about the health of girls and young women. Her key message was to urge the girls to take charge of their health and happine...
  • NZ film shoot at St Margaret’s College

    12 October 2016
    St Margaret’s College was host during the holidays to Firefly Films NZ cast and crew as one of the locations used in the holidays to shoot the NZ film The Changeover.A large group of Year 9-13 St Margaret's College girls were joined by Linwood College and Shirley Boys High School students as extra...


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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