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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.

Learn more about Villa

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Upcoming Events

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Mon2 12:00 am
Mon2
Feb 3 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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House Sports 12:00 am
House Sports
Feb 4 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
No classes today as we have the College House Sports. More details will be provided through Ako Groups.
No Assembly today 12:00 am
No Assembly today
Feb 4 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Tue2 12:00 am
Tue2
Feb 4 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Chaplaincy Open Day 12:00 am
Chaplaincy Open Day
Feb 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Open day for students to sign up for service events. Catholic Youth Team will be on hand to help out during the lunch-hour.
Itinerant Music Demonstration 12:00 am
Itinerant Music Demonstration
Feb 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
For new students in Period 3
Wed2 12:00 am
Wed2
Feb 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Waitangi Day 12:00 am
Waitangi Day
Feb 6 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Evacuation Drill 12:00 am
Evacuation Drill
Feb 10 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
At some stage today we will hold an emergency evacuation drill. You will be briefed about this at Assembly the week before ad reminded in Ako on Friday Evacuation held period 1
Mon1 12:00 am
Mon1
Feb 10 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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L2 Physics Atomic and Nuclear trip 12:00 am
L2 Physics Atomic and Nuclear trip
Feb 11 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Tue1 12:00 am
Tue1
Feb 11 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Commissioning Mass 4:30 pm
Commissioning Mass @ St Mary's Pro-Cathedral
Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
All welcome to join with teachers from across the Diocese to celebrate this Mass together with the Bishop at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral.
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Change to Bells today 12:00 am
Change to Bells today
Feb 12 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
All Periods are shortened today: 8:30am Ako 8:40am move to the Gym for Mass 9:00am Mass 10:10-10:35 Interval 10:35-11:35 Period 1 11:35-12:20 Period 2 12:20-1:00 Lunch 1:00-1:45 Period 3 1:45-2:30 Period 4
School Opening Mass 12:00 am
School Opening Mass
Feb 12 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
We welcome our Community to the Opening College Mass this morning at 9:00am in the Gymnasium. Visitors please join us in Kia Toa for hospitality after Mass
Wed1 12:00 am
Wed1
Feb 12 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Intermediate Picnic 5:30 pm
Intermediate Picnic
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We welcome Year 7&8 families to a picnic this evening at the College. The first 15 minutes is an opportunity for parents to meet homeroom teachers and hear about the year ahead. Senior Leadership and Heads of Houses will be there for you to meet....
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L2 Outdoor Ed Surf Day 12:00 am
L2 Outdoor Ed Surf Day
Feb 13 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Thur1 12:00 am
Thur1
Feb 13 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Villa Y9-13 Athletics 4:00 pm
Villa Y9-13 Athletics
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Villa Athletics at Nga Puna Wai. Girls need to sign up in advance for events, using a link that will be sent to families.
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Fri1 12:00 am
Fri1
Feb 14 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Hockey Trial 5:00 pm
Hockey Trial
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
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Mon2 12:00 am
Mon2
Feb 17 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Volleyball begins 12:00 am
Volleyball begins
Feb 17 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Junior Curriculum evening 5:30 pm
Junior Curriculum evening
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Junior Curriculum evening is an opportunity for parents of Year 9 and Year 10 students to meet all class teachers and hear short presentations about each course. Detailed information will be sent to families before this event.
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Lockdown Drill 12:00 am
Lockdown Drill
Feb 19 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
At some stage today we will hold a drill for an emergency lock-down. You will be briefed about this at Assembly the day before
Summer Sport begins 12:00 am
Summer Sport begins
Feb 19 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Wed2 12:00 am
Wed2
Feb 19 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Thur2 12:00 am
Thur2
Feb 20 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Year 7 and 8 Retreats 12:00 am
Year 7 and 8 Retreats
Feb 20 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Year 8s will be in the hall with the Mission Team and the year 7s will be with April in Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre.
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Fri2 12:00 am
Fri2
Feb 21 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Student Council Elections 12:00 am
Student Council Elections
Feb 21 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
During Photo time this morning each House will meet to elect a junior (Y7-10) and Senior (Y11-13) representative for Student Council. Students will have the opportunity to address the House before voting.
College Photos – change to Bell times 8:30 am
College Photos – change to Bell times
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:35 pm
The team from Photolife will be here all morning taking Ako Group and individual photos.   Girls will have time in Ako for goal setting when not at Photos. There is no set time for interval, with Ako teachers choosing when to have a break for...
Hockey Trial 5:00 pm
Hockey Trial
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
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Mon1 12:00 am
Mon1
Feb 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Brodie, Claver and Ennis – Swimming Sports and House Dance Challenge 12:00 am
Brodie, Claver and Ennis – Swimming Sports and House Dance Challenge
Feb 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
No classes all day . Houses spend half of the day at Swimming Sports at Wharenui and the other half day at school competing in a House challenge. 8:30 Ako time 8.40am Depart on bus to Wharenui 12.00pm Return to Villa and have lunch 1.00pm House Stage Challenge 2:40...
McAuley, Grace and Mercy – Swimming Sports and House Dance Challenge 12:00 am
McAuley, Grace and Mercy – Swimming Sports and House Dance Challenge
Feb 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
No classes all day . Houses spend half of the day at school competing in a House challenge and the other half day at Swimming Sports at Wharenui 8:30 Ako time 8:45-10:25 House Stage Challenge 10:25 – 10:45 House Performances in AUD 10.45am Lunch  11.30am Be changed...
No Assembly today 12:00 am
No Assembly today
Feb 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Shrove Tuesday 12:00 am
Shrove Tuesday @ Outside Kia Toa
Feb 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Service team will be selling pancakes at lunchtime. $2 with a choice of toppings.
Tue1 12:00 am
Tue1
Feb 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Ash Wednesday Liturgy 12:00 am
Ash Wednesday Liturgy @ Gymnasium
Feb 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
The Ash Wednesday Liturgy is held in the last 30 mins of P1 and Ako time. 8:30-9:30 Period 1 9:30-10:10 Ash Wednesday liturgy Rest of the day with usual times
Paid Union Meeting – early finish 12:00 am
Paid Union Meeting – early finish
Feb 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
The secondary teachers union PPTA have notified us of the need for a Paid Union Meeting for their members to occur as a branch on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 1pm.   We will finish classes at lunchtime on Wednesday, meaning 12.35pm.  We will not have...
Show Jumping Equestrian 12:00 am
Show Jumping Equestrian
Feb 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Wed1 12:00 am
Wed1
Feb 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Thur1 12:00 am
Thur1
Feb 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Change to Bell Times – early finish 8:30 am
Change to Bell Times – early finish
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Students in shortened 40 min classes and then dismissed at 11:30am 8:30-9:10 Period 1 9:10-9:50 – Period 2 9:50-10:10 Interval 10:10-10:50 Period 3 10:50-11:30 Period 4 Goal Setting Conferences for students, parents and Ako teachers will occur in the afternoon from 12.00 p.m. – 6:00pm
L3 Business 8:30 am
L3 Business
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
L3 BUS students to attend Kickstart at ARA.
Ako Kaiako Goal Setting Conferences for Students/Parents/Ako teachers 12:00 pm
Ako Kaiako Goal Setting Conferences for Students/Parents/Ako teachers
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Goal Setting Conferences for students, parents and Ako teachers will occur in the afternoon from 12.00 p.m. – 6:00pm Students in shortened 40 min classes and then dismissed at 11:30am 8:30-9:10 Period 1 9:10-9:50 – Period 2 9:50-10:10 Interval 10:10-10:50 Period 3 10:50-11:30 Period 4
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Fri1 12:00 am
Fri1
Feb 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
Ako Kaiako Goal Setting Conferences for Students/Parents/Ako teachers 8:30 am
Ako Kaiako Goal Setting Conferences for Students/Parents/Ako teachers
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Goal Setting Conferences for students, parents and Ako teachers will occur in the morning School will start at 10.50 with shortened periods. 10:50-11:50 Period 1 11:50-12:50 Period 2 12:50 – 1:30 Lunch 1:30-2:15 Period 3 2:15-3:00 Period 4
Change to Bell Times – late start 10:50 am
Change to Bell Times – late start
Feb 28 @ 10:50 am – 3:00 pm
Goal Setting Conferences for students, parents and Ako teachers will occur in the morning School will start at 10.50 with shortened periods. 10:50-11:50 Period 1 11:50-12:50 Period 2 12:50 – 1:30 Lunch 1:30-2:15 Period 3 2:15-3:00 Period 4
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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.