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We are proud that the academic results St Margaret’s College students achieve are among the best in Christchurch and New Zealand, while our co-curricular programmes offer our girls opportunities to perform to an elite level. We offer a truly balanced education in a warm-family-like setting, based on Hauora, the holistic view of health and wellbeing in Te Ao Māori.


Our qualified preschool teachers work in partnership with whānau to provide a caring and nurturing environment for girls and boys, enabling them to thrive as they embark on their school journey.

Junior School

Supported by our teachers, our primary school age girls learn to take risks, develop resilience and collaborate with others, all in small, single-cell classrooms that provide a sense of community and a life-long love of learning.

Middle School

Recognised as an Adolescent Success Middle Years School of Excellence, we offer a holistic programme that combines the best of intermediate and early high school curriculums to offer learning that is inclusive and stimulating, in a nurturing environment.

Senior School

As the only girls’ school in the South Island to offer the dual academic pathway of NCEA and International Baccalaureate, our exceptional academic results provide our students with limitless opportunities.

Our students achieve amongst the highest academic results in New Zealand and internationally, for both NCEA and International Baccalaureate. We are committed to giving each girl the best possible start in her journey beyond school, in an exponentially changing world of work in a global society.

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