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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

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
Year 12 Semi-formal 7:30 pm
Year 12 Semi-formal
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Showgate Riccarton Park
2
3
Book Week
Book Week
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day
 
Year 12 Outdoor Education
Year 12 Outdoor Education @ Groynes
Aug 3 all-day
Year 12 OED out at the Groynes in the morning
Mon1 12:00 am
Mon1
Aug 3 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
4
Intermediate Sport
Intermediate Sport
Aug 4 all-day
Intermediates are at Sport from 1-3pm
Year 9 Outdoor Pursuits Day
Year 9 Outdoor Pursuits Day
Aug 4 all-day
All Year 9 out at the Groynes for activities Staffing to beconfirmed
Tue1 12:00 am
Tue1
Aug 4 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
5
Victoria University
Victoria University
Aug 5 all-day
Victoria University will be doing Course Planning for Year 13students on Wednesday 5th August at lunchtime in the library
Wed1 12:00 am
Wed1
Aug 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
6
Bell Times for Junior Ako Conferences
Bell Times for Junior Ako Conferences
Aug 6 all-day
8.45– 9.35am Period 1 (50min) 9.35am – 10.35am Period 2(60min) 10.35am – 11 am Interval 11am – 11.50 Period 3(50min) 11.50- 12.40 Period 4 (50min) Conferences are from1.20pm-6:00pm
Thur1 12:00 am
Thur1
Aug 6 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Mercy Breakfast 7:30 am
Mercy Breakfast @ Auditorium
Aug 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Speakers will be Dr Kate Dewes and Marcus Coll from theDisarmament and Security Centre. It is also the anniversary ofthe nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.
Junior Ako Conferences 1:20 pm
Junior Ako Conferences
Aug 6 @ 1:20 pm – 6:00 pm
 
7
Postponement Day – Year 9 Outdoor Day
University of Waikato Open Day
University of Waikato Open Day
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
University of Waikato Open Day Tauranga – 7-8thAugust Hamilton – 29th August
Fri1 12:00 am
Fri1
Aug 7 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
8
10
STC and Villa Production
STC and Villa Production
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day
STC led Production of Hairspray to be held in the VillaAuditorium this week. Matinee is on Monday and evening Shows areTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Sustainability Week
Sustainability Week
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day
There will be a range of activities throughout the week promotingsustainability
University of Otago
University of Otago
Aug 10 all-day
Open Days on Campus
Mon2 12:00 am
Mon2
Aug 10 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
11
Intermediate Sport
Intermediate Sport
Aug 11 all-day
Intermediates are at Sport from 1-3pm
Student Council Meeting
Tue2 12:00 am
Tue2
Aug 11 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
12
University of Canterbury Course Planning
University of Canterbury Course Planning
Aug 12 all-day
University of Canterbury Course Planning for Year 13’s Lunchtimein the Library
Wed2 12:00 am
Wed2
Aug 12 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
13
CSS Ski Champs
CSS Ski Champs
Aug 13 all-day
Mt Hutt
Thur2 12:00 am
Thur2
Aug 13 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
14
Mufti Day- Can Drive
Mufti Day- Can Drive
Aug 14 all-day
Bring a Can to donate for people in need.
Fri2 12:00 am
Fri2
Aug 14 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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16
17
ICAS Writing Assessments
ICAS Writing Assessments
Aug 17 – Aug 21 all-day
 
Otago University
Otago University
Aug 17 all-day
Monday 17th August – Course Planning – Otago University (HSFYstudents only) – period 2 and AKO and Interval – MeetingRoom
Mon1 12:00 am
Mon1
Aug 17 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
18
Intermediate Sport
Intermediate Sport
Aug 18 all-day
Intermediates are at Sport from 1-3pm
Tue1 12:00 am
Tue1
Aug 18 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
19
Manaakitanga Day
Manaakitanga Day
Aug 19 all-day
 
Sacramental Mass and Manaakitanga Day
Sacramental Mass and Manaakitanga Day @ School Gymnasium
Aug 19 all-day
No Period 1 today 8:30 Ako 8:40 Move to Gym Sacramental Mass9:00-10:15 Interval 10:15-10:35 then rest of the day we hostSpecial Needs visitors from ChCh Schools
Wed1 12:00 am
Wed1
Aug 19 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
20
Thur1 12:00 am
Thur1
Aug 20 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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23
24
Cycling
Cycling
Aug 24 all-day
Cuddon Tour in Blenheim
ICAS English
ICAS English
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day
 
Subject Choice Evening
Subject Choice Evening
Aug 24 all-day
6.00pm  Year 11 2021 Presentation in Auditorium – generalinformation specifically regarding the requirements of Level OneNCEA 6.30pm  Year 12 2021 Presentation in Auditorium – generalinformation specifically regarding the requirements of Level TwoNCEA 7.00pm  Year 13 2021 Presentation in Auditorium – generalinformation specifically regarding the requirements...
Mon2 12:00 am
Mon2
Aug 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
25
Group Photos
Group Photos
Aug 25 all-day
Group Photos for SPorts, Cultural and other groups
Intermediate Sport
Intermediate Sport
Aug 25 all-day
Intermediates are at Sport from 1-3pm
Student Council Meeting
Vivace afternoon concert
Vivace afternoon concert
Aug 25 all-day
Vivace are performing to the residents at Parkstone RetirementVillage after school today
Tue2 12:00 am
Tue2
Aug 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
26
Wed2 12:00 am
Wed2
Aug 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
27
Lip Sync
Lip Sync
Aug 27 all-day
 
University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury
Aug 27 all-day
Open Days on Campus
Thur2 12:00 am
Thur2
Aug 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
28
Fri2 12:00 am
Fri2
Aug 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
29
University of Auckland
University of Auckland
Aug 29 all-day
Open Days on Campus
University of Waikato Open Day
University of Waikato Open Day
Aug 29 all-day
University of Waikato Open Day Tauranga – 7-8thAugust Hamilton – 29th August
31
Middle Managers
Middle Managers
Aug 31 all-day
 
Tournament Week
Tournament Week
Aug 31 – Sep 6 all-day
To be confirmed what events will take place
U15 Rugby Tournament
Y7&8 ICAS Spelling
Y7&8 ICAS Spelling
Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day
 
Mon1 12:00 am
Mon1
Aug 31 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 

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International Students

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Our Mission | Values | History

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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.