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Our Mission

Empowering each young woman to determine her potential, live Gospel values,
confidently embrace life-long learning and as a Mercy woman, be inspired to make a difference.

Villa Maria College is a state integrated Catholic secondary school for girls in Years 7 – 13.

The foundation for everything we do is our Catholic faith, which we express through our Mercy charism.

Villa Maria College aims to offer spiritual formation and pastoral care in the tradition of
Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy who founded the College in 1918.

ENROLMENT: 2022 and beyond

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Upcoming Events

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NCEA Examinations
NCEA Examinations
Nov 16 – Dec 9 all-day
 
Year 10C, 10E and 10G Camp
Year 10C, 10E and 10G Camp
Nov 30 – Dec 2 all-day
10C, 10E and 10G will be at Camp at Boyle River from Monday toWednesday.
Early finish – Change to Bell times
Early finish – Change to Bell times
Dec 1 all-day
Today we have a junior Assembly and we also finish early at2:30pm. Times are: 8:45 Period 1 9:45 Period 2 10:45-11:15Interval 11:15-12:15 Period 3 12:15-12:45 Junior Assembly inGym 12:45-1:30 Lunch 1:30-2:30 Period 4
Year 10A, 10B and 10M Taster Day 8:15 am
Year 10A, 10B and 10M Taster Day
Dec 1 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
10A 10B 10M are going to ARA for Taster Day today
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Year 10A, 10B and 10M Camp
Year 10A, 10B and 10M Camp
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day
10A, 10B and 10M are at Camp at Boyle River from Wednesday toFriday.
Years 7-9 Activities Days
Years 7-9 Activities Days
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day
On Wednesday, the 2th and Thursday the 3rd December we will runour Junior College Activities Days. The days will start at9:00am and finish at 2.30pm.  Students will assemble in the Gymin their activities and a roll will be taken at the beginning ofthe day. You will travel by bus to your activity with thestudents in your...
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Year 10C, 10E and 10G Taster Day 8:15 am
Year 10C, 10E and 10G Taster Day
Dec 3 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
10C, 10E and 10G are going to ARA for Taster Day today
Peer Support Training: Session 1 9:00 am
Peer Support Training: Session 1 @ Auditorium
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Early Finish
Early Finish
Dec 4 all-day
Today we finish half an hour early at 2:30pm
Cultural Activities Day 8:45 am
Cultural Activities Day
Dec 4 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm
For all of Years 7-9 and also for 10C, 10 and 10G. The daystarts at 8:45am and finishes early at 2:30pm
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Staff Christmas lunch
Staff Christmas lunch
Dec 6 all-day
At Donna’s place. refer to email from TCR for details
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Rehearsal for Junior Prize Giving
Rehearsal for Junior Prize Giving
Dec 7 all-day
This will take place during P1 and 2 and possibly into P3.(FHE, MBA, SAR, SGR, MDH)
Junior Prize Giving 1:00 pm
Junior Prize Giving
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Junior Prize Giving in the Gym. Starts at 1pm ad finishes at2.30pm
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All timings for events today
All timings for events today
Dec 8 all-day
8:45 Ako farewells 9:10 House Farewells 9:45-11:15 WhaitakeAwards 11:15-11:45 Interval 11:45 Juniors then go to Period3 classes. Senior complete sign-out. 12:45pm Lunch 1:15-2:30pm The Last Hurrah
Early Finish
Early Finish
Dec 8 all-day
Today we finish half an hour early at 2:30pm
Senior Sign out
Senior Sign out
Dec 8 all-day
After the Whaitake Awards and interval, at 11:45, the Year 13,12, 11 sign-out process, for all subjects in designatedareas. The HOH will be in the Hall, they will collect thecompleted sign out sheets. This is for Year 11-13 studentsonly
Ako Farewells 8:45 am
Ako Farewells
Dec 8 @ 8:45 am – 9:05 am
Ako farewells 8:45am. This is the final chance for Akofarewells. From here we go to House farewells.
House Farewells 9:10 am
House Farewells
Dec 8 @ 9:10 am – 9:40 am
House Meeting Areas: Brodie: Arts Quad Grace: AUDfront Claver: LIRC garden McAuley: LIRC Quad, Mercy: KiaToa Quad Ennis: Convent Lawn After House Farewells we go tothe Gym for the Whaitake Awards
Whaitake Awards 9:45 am
Whaitake Awards
Dec 8 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
The Whaitake Awards take place in the Gym follwoing Ako farewellsand House farewells.
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Early finish
Early finish
Dec 9 all-day
Today we finish half an hour early at 2:00pm
Last day for Year 7-12
Last day for Year 7-12
Dec 9 all-day
Today is the last day of the year for Year 7-10, who are all intimetabled classes, including Ako admin, with no changes toWednesday bells. The day ends at 2:00pm as we do not need the 30mn project time. 8:45-9:45 Period One 9:45-9:55AKO 9:55-10:20 Interval 10:20-11:20...
Senior Prize Giving 6:30 pm
Senior Prize Giving
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Senior Prize Giving held in the Gym. Starts at 6.30pm andfinishes at 8.30pm.
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Year 13 Graduation
Year 13 Graduation
Dec 10 all-day
All Year 13 students who are graduating are required to attend arehearsal from 8.30am-10.00am on the day of the Graduation.Students with a speaking role are required for an additional 30minutes, until 10.30am. Students at Villa at 5:00pm forGroup photo. Light refreshments available for parents andpartners...
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NZSS Athleticss
NZSS Athleticss @ Tauranga
Dec 11 – Dec 13 all-day
 
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We are a Catholic College; the foundation for everything we do is our Catholic faith, which we express through our Mercy charism.

Our Special Character

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The Mercy charism is an integral part of Villa Maria College. It pervades all aspects of the life the College.