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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 2018

We celebrated our 100th birthday in style.  Watch our weekend in photos here.

Feb 16-18 2018 Photo by KEVIN CLARKE CMGSPORT www.cmgsport.co.nz

Feb 16-18 2018
Photo by KEVIN CLARKE CMGSPORT
www.cmgsport.co.nz

Upcoming Events

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Villa Maria Cross-Country
Villa Maria Cross-Country
May 1 all-day
Y11-13 do Cross Country in Period 2 (75 min period) and Y7-10 do Cross Country in Period 3 (75 min period) 8:30–10:00 Period 1, 10:00-11:15 Y11-13 Cross Country and Y7-10 in class for Period 2, 11:15-11:35 Interval, 11:35-12:05 Assembly, 12:10-1:25 Y7-10 Cross Country and Y11-13...
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ANZAC Day Mass
ANZAC Day Mass
May 2 all-day
We will still have all three periods 1,3,4 and each will be shortened from 90 to 75 minutes. There will not be an Ako admin time. 8:30-9:45 Period 1, 9:45-10:05 Interval, 10:10-11:25 Period 3, 11:30-12:40 Mass, 12:40-1:10 Lunch, 1:15 – 2:30 Period 4
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L2 History Trip to Wellington
L2 History Trip to Wellington
May 3 – May 5 all-day
3rd May – 5th May. Depart in evening students will be at school on Thursday and absent from school Friday.
Photoshop workshop II
Photoshop workshop II
May 3 – May 4 all-day
Level Three students in Media and design will be out with Youbee tutor for the day
Textile trip to Dunedin
Textile trip to Dunedin
May 3 – May 5 all-day
Leaving at 10am on Thursday
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L2 Outdoor Ed Orienteering
L2 Outdoor Ed Orienteering
May 7 all-day
L2 Outdoor Ed students are out all day
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Noho Marae
Noho Marae
May 8 all-day
Tuesday 8th of May – Mercy, Ennis, Claver Leave Villa at 3.15pm Arrive at Tuahiwi at 3.45pm Please note that if required there will be postponement date which will be advised on the day
Villa Maria College Open Day
Villa Maria College Open Day
May 8 all-day
The College will be open to visitors from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The Principal will address visitors at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm with College musical items prior to each of her talks. College Tours will follow the Principal’s address at approximately 9:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm. To...
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Noho Marae
Noho Marae
May 9 all-day
Wednesday 9th of May – Brodie, Grace, McAuley Leave Villa at 3.15pm Arrive at Tuahiwi at 3.45pm Mercy, Ennis and Claver will leave Tuahiwi at 4.25pm and arrive at Villa at 5pm Please note that if required there will be postponement date which will be...
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Noho Marae
Noho Marae
May 10 all-day
Brodie, Grace, McAuley will leave Tuahiwi at 4.25pm and arrive at Villa at 5pm Please note that if required there will be postponement date which will be advised on the day
11
Careers Expo
Careers Expo @ Westpac Stadium
May 11 all-day
Year 12 at Westpac Stadium in the afternoon. lunch 1 – 1.15 and leave school at 1.20 to return by the end of the day.
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Senior Gate Conference
Senior Gate Conference
May 14 all-day
 
Year 12 Retreats
Year 12 Retreats @ Living Springs
May 14 – May 15 all-day
Yr 12 Students to arrive at the college no later than 7:30am. Busses leave from Brodie St at 8am to arrive at Living Springs around 9am. Students return by 2:30 on the 15th.
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18
Child Poverty Action Breakfast 7:30 am
Child Poverty Action Breakfast @ Auditorium
May 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am
A community breakfast that will include 3 speakers who come from the Canterbury region (Paul Dalziel will give a breakdown of the budget and how it affects families and young people; and then there are usually 2 others from the NGO sector who reflect on...
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L2 Outdoor Ed Orienteering
L2 Outdoor Ed Orienteering
May 21 all-day
L2 Outdoor Ed students are out all day
St Thomas Production
St Thomas Production
May 21 all-day
Dress Rehearsal
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29
Paid Union Meeting
Paid Union Meeting
May 29 all-day
Timetabled classes will not start until P3 today at 11:30am. The College remains open for instruction for any students who need to attend at the usual time. They will be supervised in the library and will work independently.
Showcase 1 Concert
Showcase 1 Concert
May 29 all-day
Showcase 1 Concert 7pm
Whanau Hui
Whanau Hui
May 29 all-day
 
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
May 29 all-day
 
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Toward Loving
Toward Loving @ Kia Toa
May 31 all-day
Year 7 Mother and Daughter Programme.
Cultural Concert 7:00 pm
Cultural Concert @ Auditorium
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

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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.