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


Upcoming Events

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Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule
Feb 1 all-day
Another normal day where you follow your timetable all day.
Y9 Orientation
Y9 Orientation
Feb 1 all-day
All Y9 classes will have more IT orientation in Period 2 classes today, run by the class teacher and another staff member.
House Sports Day
House Sports Day
Feb 5 all-day
Girls can come to and from school in House colours, 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 earn points. No change to start...
Itinerant Music Demonstration
Itinerant Music Demonstration
Feb 7 all-day
This is for all year 7 and 9s and any other new students in the school to attend. It is in the first 30 minutes of Period 3 today
Villa Swimming Sports
Villa Swimming Sports
Feb 8 all-day
Held at Wharenui. Morning – Macauley, Mercy, Claver Afternoon – Brodie, Grace, Ennis
Opening Mass 10:00 am
Opening Mass @ Gymnasium
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Opening College Mass. We start with P1 as usual at 8:30am which is shortened by 10 minutes so we can go to the Gym at 9:50am ready for Mass at 10:00am. There will not be a P2 today as this time is when we have...
Ako Group Picnic
Ako Group Picnic
Feb 12 all-day
6:00-6:30 Information session in Auditorium 6:30 onwards, picnic on Convent Lawn. There will be games for students and the Pool open.
L2 Physics
L2 Physics
Feb 12 all-day
Visit to Rutherfords Den and UC
First Assembly
First Assembly
Feb 13 all-day
Today we will hold the first College Assembly for the year. Students line up outside the Hall in Houses and wait to be brought in to seats.
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday @ Gym
Feb 14 all-day
The Ash Wednesday Liturgy is held instead of AKO time at 10:00 am. 5 minutes will be taken off each teaching period to provide sufficient time. Period 1: 8:30-9:55 Ash Wednesday Liturgy: 10:00 Interval: 10:25 – 20:45 Period 3: 10:50-12:15 Lunch: 12:15-1:00 Period 4: 1:05-2:30
Centennial Celebrations
Centennial Celebrations
Feb 16 all-day
College closing at 12:55 – end of period 3 Centennial registrations open 2pm Centennial Showcase Opening 5:30pm and 7:30pm followed by Twilight Supper
Centennial Celebrations
Centennial Celebrations
Feb 17 all-day
Villa’s Centennial Great Day Out 10am – 2pm Centennial Blue Tie Ball 6pm-12am
Centennial Celebrations
Centennial Celebrations
Feb 18 all-day
Centennial Mass and morning tea 10am
Evacuation Drill
Evacuation Drill
Feb 19 all-day
Will be held at some stage during the day today
Y12 and Y13 Reconciliation
Y12 and Y13 Reconciliation @ TBA
Feb 20 all-day
P2 year 12 P3 year 13
AKO and Individual Photos
AKO and Individual Photos
Feb 22 all-day
The team from Photolife wil be here all morning taking AKO Group and individual photos. Students will be with their AKO Group for the morning so will miss P1 and P2 classes. Classes will resume with Period 3 starting at the later time of 11:55am,...
Level 2 Pathways science field trip 9:30 am
Level 2 Pathways science field trip
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Villa Athletic Sports 4:00 pm
Villa Athletic Sports
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Y9-13 College Athleic Sports held at Papanui Toc H Athletic Club, at Papanui High School
L3 Business – E-Day
L3 Business – E-Day
Feb 26 all-day
L3 BUS students are out all day
Lockdown Drill
Lockdown Drill
Feb 26 all-day
Will be held at some stage during the day today
Y11 and Y10 Reconciliation
Y11 and Y10 Reconciliation @ TBA
Feb 27 all-day
p.2 year 11 p.3 year 10
Whanaungatanga Hui
Whanaungatanga Hui @ Villa Maraia College
Feb 28 all-day

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Deborah Brosnahan, Principal


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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.

Special Character


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