St Margaret's College
12 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch, 8014, New Zealand
+64 3 379 2000
Girls' Day & Boarding
|Executive Principal||Mrs Diana Patchett|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Girls Age Range||5-18 (boarding 11-18)|
|Number of pupils||830|
|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' school 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. St Margaret's College 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 and the city 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 values the cultural and global dimension students from around the world bring and provides a warm, caring home-away-from-home 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 is a family that values each girl for the gifts and talents she brings, that provides a safe place for her to take on new challenges and empowers her to live and lead.