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St Margaret's College

St Margaret's College

12 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch, 8014, New Zealand

+64 3 379 2000



St Margaret's College
School type Girls' Day & Boarding
Founded 1910
Status Private, Independent
Executive Principal Mrs Diana Patchett
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 5-18 years (boarding 11-18)
Number of pupils 850
International from NZ$46,400 per annum (excluding boarding)
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Ms Beth Rowse
Associations IB, ISNZ, AGSA

St Margaret's College is one of New Zealand's leading girls' schools with a proud 110-year history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. An education at St Margaret's College offers a dual academic pathway to leading universities around the world through the International Baccalaureate as well as NCEA, the only girls' school in New Zealand's South Island to do so. Students regularly top both the New Zealand IB and NCEA rankings, opening opportunities at leading international and New Zealand universities.

St Margaret's College values the cultural diversity that students from around the world bring to the school community as they learn to live and lead in a global society. It has played host to thousands of forward-thinking young women and educators over the last century. It leads the way in providing a world-class education in a teaching and learning environment tailored to suit girls while celebrating the traditions of its founding values.

All students are offered a breadth of opportunities where they can shine, unencumbered by gender stereotypes. While academic results are consistently outstanding, it is the variety of curriculum offerings and opportunities available that ensure the interests and learning styles of every girl are catered for. Our international students are completely integrated into school life and, where appropriate, receive additional support in specific areas of the curriculum. Girls come to St Margaret's from many different countries and are actively encouraged to experience and participate in the rich sporting, cultural and social life of the school, Christchurch and Canterbury while studying for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The school enjoys the most modern school campus in Christchurch, providing a future-proofed learning environment, including our leading Centre for Innovation and STEM programmes, that attracts high quality teachers and provides students with a safe and inspirational space to learn.

St Margaret's College provides a warm, caring and structured environment in its three boarding houses. The boarding houses are arranged in year groups, tailored to the specific needs of each developmental stage, and provide the opportunity of a first-class education while building strong friendships and learning lifelong values.

St Margaret's College enables girls to make a difference in the world, empowering them to learn, live and lead.