St Margaret’s College Parents’ and Friends’ Association Inc.

Welcome to you all from the St Margaret’s College PFA.

In 2011 the PTA unanimously voted to change its name to the “St Margaret’s College Parents’ and Friends’ Association”, or “PFA” for short. We believe the new name better reflects a wider St Margaret’s community, who wish to contribute to the wellbeing of the School.

We have an enthusiastic committee who organise our activities as well as a list of helpers who cannot make our regular meetings but help at our functions. Please feel free to email our Secretary and add your name to our helpers’ list or make suggestions for activities.

We warmly invite you to come and join us at our functions throughout this coming year.

How To Contact Us

You can contact our Secretary, Jean Oliver by:

Phone: 03 355 2768 or 027 276 4458
Address: PFA, St. Margaret’s College,
P.O. Box 25 094, Christchurch 8144.

What We Do

We provide support to our outstanding school in two ways. Firstly we foster positive interactions between parents and teachers through organizing social functions and events throughout the year as well as providing volunteers to help with school activities.


Cast of The Invisibles – The NZ Anti High School Musical, recipients of Sponsorship from the PFA.

Secondly we donate items on the Executive Principal’s Wish List

The PFA has supported the school in the following ways:
In 2016 we donated: 
– Coffee plungers
– Prize giving donation 
– Julius House sporting equipment 
– Julius House sports net poles
– Staff room table 
– Treadmill for gym 
– Digital pianos 
– Acoustic bass guitars
– Chapel blackout curtain 
– Gazebo with St Magaret’s College Logo 
– Junior School pogo stick and classroom furnitrue 
– Artwork 
– School flags

In 2015:

– Red Ribbon Seating in the Cranmer Quad

– School Motto in stone at the Winchester Street gate

– Sponsorship of The Invisibles – The NZ Anti High School Musical

– Three spin bikes

– Furniture for Warren House boarders and Year 12 Common Room

– Eight Mindstorm robotic kits for the Centre for Innovation

– Side lighting for the Chapel

– Mixing desk for the Ngaio Marsh Theatre

– Framing of archive photos

In 2014:

– Red ribbon seats (as pictured above)

– Side curtains for stage

– Stained glass window for Chapel

– School Motto in stone at main gate

In 2013:

– purchasing a cyclorama (screen for the stage) for our fabulous new auditorium

– purchasing a PFA seat in the auditorium

– contributing to the removable carpet for the gymnasium which allows the school to host a range of events in the gym

– equipping the kitchen in the Old Girls’ Atrium

– framing a selection of student artwork which will become part of the school collection

– contributing to the junior school gardening efforts


Through the payment of your annual PFA subscription you are automatically a member of the PFA. We warmly invite you to attend our meetings.

PFA Committee

PFA Meetings are held twice a term on a Tuesday evening at 7pm in the staff room.  For 2017 meeting dates click here.

If you would like to help or become involved in the PFA, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Jean Oliver at or ph: 03 355 2768 or 027 276 4458.

Committee Members

President: -  Tania Burden
Vice President: -  William Marshall
Treasurer: -  Roger Martin
Trust Board Rep:  Fiona Bush
Secretary: Jean Oliver

2017 Father / Daughter Breakfast Dates

Year 13 - Friday 17 March

Year 9 - 19 May 

Year 10 - 30 June

Year 11 & 12 - 18 August


12 Winchester Street
Merivale, Christchurch 8014

PO Box 25094
Christchurch 8144
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 379 2000
business office: