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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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1st XI Hockey Tournament
1st XI Hockey Tournament
Aug 30 – Sep 4 all-day
 
2nd X1 Hockey
2nd X1 Hockey
Aug 30 – Sep 4 all-day
Nelson
Cancelled: 1st X1 Football
Cancelled: 1st X1 Football
Aug 30 – Sep 3 all-day
 
Regional Netball Tournament
Regional Netball Tournament
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day
Senior A Team
Tournament Week
Tournament Week
Aug 31 – Sep 6 all-day
To be confirmed what events will take place
Y7&8 ICAS Spelling
Y7&8 ICAS Spelling
Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day
 
Subject Choice Assembly for Year 10
Subject Choice Assembly for Year 10
Sep 1 all-day
General information regarding the requirements of NCEA and abroad overview of Year 11 will be covered at this assembly. Itis in the AUD at Assembly time
Whānau Hui Cancelled 5:30 pm
Whānau Hui Cancelled @ Staffroom
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This meeting is for all whānau in our College community who arekeen to support Māori initiatives and events at Villa MariaCollege. This is an opportunity to connect with other whānau andshare our views and ideas. The agenda will be focussing oncourse selection, whanau feedback and...
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Bell changes today
Bell changes today
Sep 3 all-day
Years 10-12 have subject choice morning. Years 7-9 and Year 13will have a 15 minute later start, with Period One starting at9:30 8.30 Year 11, 2021 8.50 Year 12, 2021 9.10 Year 13,2021 9.30 – 10.30 – Period One 10.30 – 10.50Interval 10.50-12.20 Period Two...
Showcase Concert Cancelled
Subject Choice morning for Year 10-12
Subject Choice morning for Year 10-12
Sep 3 all-day
The College will run a Subject Choice morning this for ākongaonly. 8.30 Year 11, 2021 8.50 Year 12, 2021 9.10 Year 13,2021 Akonga are encouraged to meet with the members fromvarious Faculty and learning areas around the College duringthis time to discuss courses. A map will be circulated...
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Equestrian – Dressage
Equestrian – Dressage
Sep 7 all-day
At National Equestrian Centre all day today
Pasifika Celebration Week
Pasifika Celebration Week
Sep 7 – Sep 11 all-day
 
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CSS Cross Country
Pasifika Fono
Pasifika Fono
Sep 8 all-day
Talofa lava – Malo e lelei – Fakalofa lahi atu – Bula vinaka -Kia orana… Warm Pasifika greetings to you all – our parents,families and community. Pasifika Fono: Our second PasifikaFono will be held on Tuesday 8 September at 6pm in the CollegeStaffroom. This is...
Student Council Meeting
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AUT course planning
AUT course planning
Sep 9 all-day
AUT course planning in the Library Lunchtime
Cancelled: Manaakitanga Day
Cancelled: Manaakitanga Day
Sep 9 all-day
New postponement date, subject to being in Alert Level One. ·8:45 Period One (50min) · 9:35 Period Two (50min) · 10:25Interval · 10:45 Meet in Ako · 11:30 Visitors arrive
Otago University course planning
Otago University course planning
Sep 9 all-day
Otago University course planning – Other degrees – Lunchtime andperiod 4 in the library
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Subject Choice due
Subject Choice due
Sep 10 all-day
Students need to have subject choices for 2021 in by today
L1 Geography Quiz 5:30 pm
L1 Geography Quiz
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Group Photos catch up
Massey University Manawatu Campus)
Massey University Manawatu Campus)
Sep 11 all-day
Open Days on Campus
Whole College Photo 12:35 pm
Whole College Photo
Sep 11 @ 12:35 pm – 1:35 pm
All in Summer Uniform Will take most of Period 3: 12:35-1:35pm Whole School lines up in Ako Groups on the field in the usualevacuation assembly lines. Within each Ako line up with thetallest girls at the front by the path and shortest at theback.
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Intermediate Tournamnent
Intermediate Tournamnent
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day
40 x Year 7&8 girls are out for tournament, playing netball,football and hockey.
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HPV Vaccinations -Dose 2
L1 Maths – MCAT
L1 Maths – MCAT
Sep 17 all-day
 
L2 PE Tramp
L2 PE Tramp @ Woolshed Creek Hut
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day
Year 12 PED Tramp Thursday/Friday 17/18 September (if we arestill in  level 2 it will still be two days out but we will do aday trek and also go to hinewai on the Friday without theovernight stay).
L2OED Tramp
L2OED Tramp @ Packhorse Hut
Sep 17 all-day
Packhorse Hut Kaituna Valley End and visit to Hinewai
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Basketball finishes
Choral Festival Rehearsal 1
Choral Festival Rehearsal 1
Sep 18 all-day
Fri 18 September: 30 min off P1 and P2 and Ako 8:45 P1 9:45Rehearsal 11:15 Interval 11:35 – P2
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NZSS Cross Country
NZSS Cross Country @ Hawera
Sep 19 all-day
 
24 hour Multiball
24 hour Multiball
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
This major fund-raising event is being organised by the CollegeLeaders
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Choral Festival Rehearsal 2
Choral Festival Rehearsal 2
Sep 21 all-day
Mon 21 Sept: Lose all of Mon X and Ako admin 8:45 P1 9:45Rehearsal 10:55 Interval
Netball Prizegiving 3:15 pm
Netball Prizegiving
Sep 21 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Prizegiving for students only, to be held at 3:15pm
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Choral Festival Rehearsal 3
Choral Festival Rehearsal 3
Sep 22 all-day
Tues 22 Sept: 30 mins of P1 and P2 and Assembly 8:45 P1 9:45 Rehearsal 11:15 Interval 11:35 P2
Student Council Meeting
The ‘Big Give’ – Mufti Day
The ‘Big Give’ – Mufti Day
Sep 22 all-day
Money to be collected at the Choral Rehearsals
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Choral Festival Rehearsal 4
Choral Festival Rehearsal 4
Sep 23 all-day
30 mins off P1 and 10 mins off P2 and P3 and Ako admin 8:45P1 9:45 Rehearsal 10:45 Interval 11:10 P2 12:00 P3 12:50 Lunch 1:30 P4
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Mercy Day and Choral Festival
Mercy Day and Choral Festival
Sep 24 all-day
8:30-9:30 Rehearsal 5 9:40-11:00 Mass 11:00-11:30Interval 11:30– 11:45 Service Assembly – Gym 11:45-12:30Rehearsal 6 12:30-1:00 Lunch 1:00 Ako – hand inphones 1:10-3:00 Choral Festival
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La Maison de Crêpe outing – Year 10 French
NZ Defence Force visit
NZ Defence Force visit
Sep 25 all-day
NZDF coming in on Friday 25th September to present to studentsinterested in the Auditorium during AKO time
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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.