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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.

OPEN DAY 2017

Thursday 25th May – Find out more

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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Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Mar 1 all-day
This will take place during VG time today for all students
Y13 Business E-Day
Y13 Business E-Day
Mar 1 all-day
 
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Y13 Auckland University
Y13 Auckland University
Mar 2 all-day
Liaison Talk at lunchtime for Y13
Y8 Retreat
Y8 Retreat
Mar 2 all-day
Held in the College Hall today for all Y8. Morning Tea supplied Bring own lunch. Wear mufti,
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Student assembly
Student assembly
Mar 3 all-day
Student assembly in the gym during Vertical Group time
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German Exchange Students
German Exchange Students
Mar 6 all-day
Today we welcome 7  exchange students from Germany starting at Villa Maria College who will be with us until the end of term one.
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CSS Athletics Prelims
CSS Athletics Prelims
Mar 7 all-day
 
High Achievers Assembly
High Achievers Assembly
Mar 7 all-day
Period 1 and 2 arfe shortened to 45 minutes each. 8:30-9:15 P1 9:15-10:00 P2 10:05-11:05 High Achievers Assembly The rest of the day is the usual bells.
Otago University
Otago University
Mar 7 all-day
Liaison Talk at lunchtime for Y13
Pasifika Supreme awards 6:00 pm
Pasifika Supreme awards
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The Pasifika Supreme awards are held tonight at Haeata Community College Auditorium, 240 Breezes Road, Christchurch. (Award recipients are to meet at 5.30pm in the main foyer)
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Y13 University of Canterbury
Y13 University of Canterbury
Mar 9 all-day
Liaison Talk at lunchtime for Y13
Year 11 Resilience Day 8:30 am
Year 11 Resilience Day @ Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Appraisal Goals and Inquiry
Appraisal Goals and Inquiry
Mar 10 all-day
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Pasifika careers expo
Pasifika careers expo
Mar 10 all-day
The Pasifika careers expo is happening on the 10 March from 12-2pm at ARA
Photolife Catch-up Day
Photolife Catch-up Day
Mar 10 all-day
Second Opportunity for any students who missed individual photos. Period 2 today in the Hall.
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CSS Athletics Finals
CSS Athletics Finals
Mar 11 all-day
 
Rowing: SISS champs
Rowing: SISS champs
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day
SISS champs Twizel
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Learning Conferences 2:00 pm
Learning Conferences
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Learning Conferences for parents/students/teachers will take place this afternoon and this evening. We finish classes after P4.
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Y13 Massey Unversity
Y13 Massey Unversity
Mar 16 all-day
Liaison Talk at lunchtime for Y13
Learning Conferences 8:30 am
Learning Conferences
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Learning Conferences for parents/students/teachers will take place all day
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Y11 Geography
Y11 Geography
Mar 21 all-day
Fieldtrip to Hanmer
23
Mercy Breakfast
Mercy Breakfast
Mar 23 all-day
This is our first Mercy breakfast at 7:30 am in the Auditorium. Please feel warmly welcomed to join us for a hot breakfast for 5$. Tickets to be purchased from the office. Our speaker will be Michael Hempseed who is a youth and family councillor...
Y11-13 Textiles
Y11-13 Textiles
Mar 23 – Mar 26 all-day
Trip to Dunedin
Y13 Lincoln University
Y13 Lincoln University
Mar 23 all-day
Liaison Talk at lunchtime for Y13
24
Crashbash assembly
Crashbash assembly
Mar 24 all-day
This will take place at VG time, with additional time taken from other periods.
25
SISS Touch Rugby
SISS Touch Rugby
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
 
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Rowing: Maadi Cup
Rowing: Maadi Cup
Mar 27 – Apr 2 all-day
Maadi Cup
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Caritas Leadership Day
Caritas Leadership Day
Mar 29 all-day
 
Y11 History-Airforce Trip
Y11 History-Airforce Trip
Mar 29 all-day
Students will be attending this trip during Periods 2,3 and 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.

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