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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.

Open Day and Enrolment

Join us for our 2021 Open Day,
Apply online
for enrolment in 2022
Take a Virtual Tour, or download the Prospectus,

 

Upcoming Events

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Intermediate Parents meet the teacher
Intermediate Parents meet the teacher
Mar 1 all-day
The Intermediate Picnic is still on Monday 1 March, but in arevised format. It is no longer a picnic so will now be anopportunity for parents to meet with homeroom teachers inclassrooms at 5:15pm.
Yr13 Meeting – Paper Cranes
Yr13 Meeting – Paper Cranes @ Hall
Mar 1 all-day
Wakana (International Leader) meeting with all Year 13 studentsto show them how to make paper cranes. Will then make them inAko Time to commemorate the Mosque Shootings
2
expo day of clubs at Villa
expo day of clubs at Villa
Mar 2 all-day
Today at Interval and Lunch
Victoria University
Victoria University
Mar 2 all-day
Presentation at Ako for Y13s
Y7-9 Reconciliation
Y7-9 Reconciliation
Mar 2 all-day
Period 3 Years 7&8 Period 4 – Year 9
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First Aid Course
First Aid Course
Mar 3 all-day
All Gateway and FISS students out all day
Catch up photos 1:00 pm
Catch up photos
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
This is for catch-up photos in the Auditorium for the small groupof girls who were away on the day of individual photos.
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Cybersafety talks – late start for students
Cybersafety talks – late start for students
Mar 4 all-day
Cybersafety expert John Parsons will be at the Collegetoday. There is a late start for students. We start withPeriod One classes at 10am. We do not have a Period 4 or Akotoday: 10:00-11:00  Period One Years 7, 8 and 9 go to Hall.Others in P1...
Staff – John Parsons talk
Staff – John Parsons talk
Mar 4 all-day
Cybersafety expert John Parsons will meet with staff from8:30-10:00am. Please note also that for the student sessionsduring the day there are no rolls needed to be taken. Girls arebeing marked as "n."
Antarctic Centre – L2SCP 8:45 am
Antarctic Centre – L2SCP
Mar 4 @ 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
L2SCP fieldtrip to the Antarctic centre
Parents cybersafety talk-John Parsons 7:00 pm
Parents cybersafety talk-John Parsons
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We have an exciting opportunity for parents and students onThursday 4 March, to listen to the visiting New Zealand expertin cybersafety, John Parsons. Cybersafety, digitalfootprints and the ubiquitous nature of social media areever-growing concerns for our community. We are delighted tohave John here for the...
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Junior Testing Week
Junior Testing Week
Mar 8 – Mar 12 all-day
 
Professional Learning
Professional Learning
Mar 8 all-day
Anton Blank presentation
Year 11 Arts Trip
Year 11 Arts Trip
Mar 8 all-day
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
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Whanaungatanga Hui 5:30 pm
Whanaungatanga Hui @ Staffroom
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Lockdown Drill
Lockdown Drill
Mar 10 all-day
To be held at some stage today. Signalled by an intermittent bell
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ARA Presentation
ARA Presentation
Mar 11 all-day
For Y12 and Y13 at Ako time in the Auditorium
Junior Curriculum Evening
12
Senior Volleyball Champs
Senior Volleyball Champs
Mar 12 – Mar 14 all-day
 
Year 10 Arts Trip
Year 10 Arts Trip
Mar 12 all-day
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
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Crash Bash
Crash Bash
Mar 15 all-day
The Crash Bash team will perform for the College today at Akotime in the Hall
Staff Forum
Staff Forum
Mar 15 all-day
 
Year 11 Geography Trip
Year 11 Geography Trip
Mar 15 all-day
Hanmer trip
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Bell Changes – early finish
Bell Changes – early finish
Mar 18 all-day
Goal Setting Conferences for students, parents and Ako teacherswill occur in the afternoon from 12.45 p.m. -6:00pm   Students in Periods One, Two and Three and thendismissed at 12:00pm 8:45 Period 1 9:45 – Period 2 10:45 Interval 11:05 Period 3 12:00 Dismissed
Mercy Breakfast
Mercy Breakfast
Mar 18 all-day
 
Ako Goal Setting Conferences 12:45 pm
Ako Goal Setting Conferences
Mar 18 @ 12:45 pm – 6:00 pm
School closes in the afternoon for Goal Setting Conferences forstudents, parents and Ako teachers in the afternoon from 12.45p.m. – 6:00pm
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Ako Goal Setting Conferences 8:30 am
Ako Goal Setting Conferences
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Ako Goal Setting Conferences for students, parents and Akoteachers from 8:30 – 11:00. School will start at 11:20am
Bell Changes – late start 11:20 am
Bell Changes – late start
Mar 19 @ 11:20 am – 3:00 pm
11:20 P3 12:20 P4 1:20 Lunch 2:00 P5 3:00 Dismissed
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Gideon’s Bibles
Gideon’s Bibles @ Hall
Mar 25 all-day
Could all the year 9 students please come to the hall during Akotime to receive their Gideon’s bible.
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27
SISS Athletics
SISS Athletics @ Nga Puna Wai
Mar 27 all-day
 
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29
Intermediate Camp
Intermediate Camp
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day
Year 7&8 Camp at Glentui Meadows
Staff Meeting
Staff Meeting
Mar 29 all-day
 
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Faculty B Meetings
Faculty B Meetings
Mar 30 all-day
Religious Studies Languages Mathematics Social Sciences
High Achievers Assembly – Bell changes
High Achievers Assembly – Bell changes
Mar 30 all-day
There is no Period One today. We start the day at the usual timewith Period Two.   8:45 Period 2 9:45 High AchieversAssembly 11:05 Interval 11:30 Period 3 12:30 Period 4 1:30Lunch 2:00 Period 5
HOF Meeting
HOF Meeting
Mar 30 all-day
 

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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.