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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.

We are 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.

Centennial Website Launched

All you need to know about our 100th birthday celebrations in 2018

www.villamaria100.co.nz

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Upcoming Events

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International Students Orientation 9:00 am
International Students Orientation
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm
Orientation
Y7 Orientation 12:00 pm
Y7 Orientation
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Years 7 and 8 new girls Orientation is on Wednesday 1 February at 12.00pm until 3.00pm.  Girls wear their summer uniform and are to bring a packed lunch, swimming togs and towel, sunhat and sunscreen.  Please meet in the Intermediate Quad area which is located...
Y9 Orientation 12:00 pm
Y9 Orientation
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Year 9 Orientation is on Wednesday 1 February at 12.00pm until 3.00pm. Girls wear their summer uniform.  You will need to have had your lunch before you come.  Please bring a drink bottle and snacks for the afternoon if you wish.  Girls will need to...
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Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule
Feb 2 all-day
8:45 Staff Briefing 9.00 New international students meet in the Library 9.00 All returning students to VG – roll, allocate lockers and get TTs 9.25 All returning students go to Mihimihi practice in Gymnasium Y8 buddies to meet new Y7s and take to auditorium, then...
First day for all students
First day for all students
Feb 2 all-day
All Y7-13 students are to attend and have their devices with them for classes today. School finishes at 3.00pm. The College Canteen will be open
Mihi Whakatau
Mihi Whakatau
Feb 2 all-day
At 9.25am, Year 8 buddies will meet new Year 7 and 8 girls by the Auditorium. At 9:30am, All new students meet at the Auditorium for a Mihi Whakatau to welcome all new staff and students.  Parents are welcome to join us, followed by morning...
Y9 Orientation
Y9 Orientation
Feb 2 all-day
Year 9 will be having a combination of Peer Support for 2 hours and IT time during Periods 3, 4 and 5 today.
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Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule
Feb 3 all-day
Normal Friday Bell times all day
Y11 IT Orientation
Y11 IT Orientation
Feb 3 all-day
All Year 11s will spend Period 3 today doing an IT Orientation session.
Y7 IT Orientation
Y7 IT Orientation
Feb 3 all-day
This will happen during Periods 1 and 2 this morning. It will involve downloading Microsoft Office software and logging on to the computer network with their device. and learning the basics of email, Onedrive and Onenote notebooks.
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First Assembly
First Assembly
Feb 7 all-day
Students line up outside in Houses and wait to be brought in to seats.
Itinerant music demonstration
Itinerant music demonstration
Feb 7 all-day
This is for all Y7 and Y9 and any other new students to the school to attend in Period 3 today
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Y9 IT Orientation
Y9 IT Orientation
Feb 8 all-day
In period 1 today, all Y9 will continue with their IT Orientation, working in House classes.
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College Picnic
College Picnic
Feb 9 all-day
College Picnic for all Villa families. Information and introduction of staff from 6:00-6:30pm in the Auditorium followed by a picnic, followed by a picnic tea on the Convent Lawn behind the Auditorium. Opportunity to meet VG teachers, teaching staff and other families from your daughter’s...
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House Sports Day
House Sports Day
Feb 10 all-day
Girls can come to and from school in House colours ton Friday for House Sports Day, or can change at school if they prefer. Any face-paint has to be applied at school though. Remember your togs, as swimming is one of the activities where you...
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College Photos
College Photos
Feb 14 all-day
Vertical Group and Individual Photos will be taken today by Photolife and will be available for purchase by families. . (Full details for specific Houses are in the Calendar below)
Ennis, Grace and Mercy
Ennis, Grace and Mercy
Feb 14 all-day
8.30-9:45: Ennis, Grace and Mercy VG teachers working with VGs on goal setting in VG rooms. Girls with laptops need to bring them. 9:50-11:05: · Ennis, Grace and Mercy line up in VGs outside Hall. VG photos Ennis, Grace and Mercy Y7,8,11,12,13 stay for individual...
McAuley, Brodie and Claver
McAuley, Brodie and Claver
Feb 14 all-day
8.30-9:45: · McAuley, Brodie and Claver line up in VGs outside Hall for VG photos McAuley, Brodie and Claver Y7,8,11,12,13 stay for individual photos. Y9&10 return to VG for goal setting if time after VG photo 9:50-11:05: McAuley, Brodie and Claver VG teachers working with...
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Classics Tour meeting
Classics Tour meeting
Feb 15 all-day
Classics Tour meeting with parents & students, 7pm at Villa Maria College
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Y9-13 College Athletics
Y9-13 College Athletics
Feb 16 all-day
This year’s College Athletics Sports are to be held at the Papanui High School Athletics Track (Sawyers Arms Rd entrance) on Thursday 16 February with a postponement date Thurs 23 February. The meeting will start at 4.00pm and will finish at approx 7.00pm. This year...
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Opening College Mass
Opening College Mass
Feb 17 all-day
Mass is at 9:45am in the College Gymnasium and we invite all families to attend. There is no VG, so P1 starts at 8:30am. When the bell goes at 9:30, students need to go to their lockers to store devices, then come to the Gym...
Board and Staff Drinks 4:00 pm
Board and Staff Drinks
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Board of Trustees will host social drinks for the staff and families on Friday 17 February 2017 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm in the staffroom.  You are welcome to attend.  We are looking to arrange responsible students to care for your children if you, and your...
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Diocesan Mass 4:00 pm
Diocesan Mass
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All staff from Catholic Schools are war,ly welcome to attend this Mass at St Mary’s pro Cathedral (Manchester Street)
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Rowing CSS Champs
Rowing CSS Champs
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day
CSS champs Lake Hood
Touch Rugby: CSS Champs
Touch Rugby: CSS Champs
Feb 25 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.

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