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Open Day + Regional Events


Please contact our Admissions Manager, Susie Campbell, to discuss how we can help with your enrolment enquiries.

The St Margaret’s College Open Day allows your family to discover the opportunities available for your daughter in a relaxed and fun environment. Meet current students, teachers, see classes in action and listen to our executive principal, Diana Patchett, Head of Middle School, Kathryn Gray, and Head Girl, Rosie Milne, speak. Our performing arts and sports departments are also on display, along with the Centre for Innovation. Visit the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools, plus the Pre-School is also open.

Our 2020 Open Day will take place on Monday 23 March at 10:30am to 1:00pm and pre-registration is available in January. The Principal’s Speech takes place at 11:45am in the Charles Luny Auditorium followed by a presentation by the Head of Middle School (Years 7-10) in the Middle School Breakout Space. To beat the queues, you can pre-register here.

Boarding families may like to take advantage of our SMC Sleepover which gives girls the opportunity to try boarding and meet others in their prospective year groups. This takes place on Sunday 22 March from 4:30pm in Julius House. The girls will then join you for Open Day from 10:30am the next day. Pre-registration is essential – please click here to complete the form.

If you’d like to look around the school throughout the year, you can book a private tour at any time by clicking here.


Regional Events

Alternatively, we have a number of regional events around the country where you can meet Diana and other local SMC families, past, present and future. Dates in 2020 are:

Sumner – Tuesday 25 February – Sumner Surf Club at 6:00pm
Rangiora – Thursday 5 March – Fools of Desire at 6:00pm
Queenstown/Wanaka – Thursday 12 March (in conjunction with Christ’s College) – Akarua Wines & Kitchen at 6:00pm
Blenheim – Wednesday 18 March (in conjunction with Christ’s College and Medbury School) – The Vines at 6:00pm – CANCELLED
Auckland – 25 March (in conjunction with Christ’s College) – The Northern Club at 6:00pm – CANCELLED
North Canterbury – Thursday 11 June – Waipara Hills at 6:00pm
Ashburton – Thursday 18 June – The Somerset Grocer at 6:00pm
Selwyn – Thursday 25 June – The Lab, Lincoln at 6:00pm
Wellington – Thursday 6 August (in conjunction with Christ’s College) – TBC at 6:00pm

If you would like to attend any of the above regional events, please let us know by clicking here.

We look forward to welcoming you to St Margaret’s soon!