Parents & Boarding

St Margaret's College works in close partnership with parents and families as we support our students to be the best they can be, in both their academic and co‑curricular activities.

A partnership with parents

We encourage our girls to maintain close contact with their families, and staff also promote open lines of communication with and between boarding families.

Our boarding team provides a number of ways for families to keep up to date with their daughters’ experiences of boarding, in addition to being in direct contact with staff.

How we connect with families

  • Parent drinks

    We invite boarding families to informal drinks before major events in the College calendar, such as the start of the school year, Senior Ball and Prizegivings, to strengthen connections within our community.

  • Regional events

    We host a series of community events around New Zealand, enabling us to connect with our boarding families on their home turf. Attended by the Executive Principal and senior boarding staff, these events are a great opportunity to strengthen the partnership between boarding and home.

  • Father-daughter breakfasts

    Fathers come from far and wide for the legendary cooked breakfast and to spend quality time with their girls. Organised by our Parents and Friends Association, these breakfasts operate by year group and always include a guest speaker.

  • Boarding newsletter

    This rolls up the news from the boarding houses, and provides important dates for your diary

Our boarding houses are arranged by year group to meet the specific needs of each girl’s development phase. Each house has its own team of staff, and close connections are forged between the three houses.

Visit our boarding houses and meet our welcoming and supportive team.