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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.

Centennial 2018

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

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

EVENT
Feb 16-18 2018
Photo by KEVIN CLARKE CMG STUDIOS
www.cmgstudios.co.nz

Upcoming Events

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Interviews for 2019 students
Interviews for 2019 students
Aug 27 – Sep 6 all-day
 
Big Sing Finals
Big Sing Finals
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day
Big Sing Finals – 30th August to 1st September Wellington
Cycling – Cuddon Tour
Cycling – Cuddon Tour
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day
Blenheim
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Football 1st Xl
Football 1st Xl
Sep 2 – Sep 6 all-day
Football 1st Xl – Blenheim . – depart Sunday 2nd September back Thursday 6th . Mr Newton and Ms Woods are the teachers in charge
Hockey 1st Xl 
Hockey 1st Xl 
Sep 2 – Sep 8 all-day
Hockey 1st Xl are going to Whangarei . Depart Sunday 2nd September to Saturday 8th September. Teacher in Charge is Mr Taffs
Hockey 2nd XI
Hockey 2nd XI
Sep 2 – Sep 7 all-day
Hockey 2nd Xl are going to Ashburton. Depart Sunday 2nd September to Friday 7th September. Teacher in Charge is Mrs Rennie
Snr A Netball
Snr A Netball
Sep 2 – Sep 7 all-day
Snr A Netball – Dunedin. Depart Sunday 2nd Sept back Friday 7th. Mrs Jackson is the teacher in charge
2nd Xl hockey 12:00 am
2nd Xl hockey
Sep 2 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
2nd Xl hockey –Ashburton. Depart Sunday 2nd Sept back Friday 7th. Mrs Rennie is the teacher in charge
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Social Justice Week
Social Justice Week
Sep 3 – Sep 7 all-day
Caritas’ Social Justice Week
Tournament Week
Tournament Week
Sep 3 – Sep 8 all-day
 
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Forming Faith 12:00 am
Forming Faith
Sep 4 @ 12:00 am – 7:00 pm
In the Auditorium
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ARA visit 12:00 am
ARA visit
Sep 6 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
ARA is visiting at lunchtime today in the library
Forming Faith 12:00 am
Forming Faith
Sep 6 @ 12:00 am – 7:00 pm
In the Auditorium
Rice Challenge 12:00 am
Rice Challenge @ Outside Kia Toa
Sep 6 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
$2 Rice fundraiser for Caritas.
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Intermediate Project Runway 12:00 am
Intermediate Project Runway
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Period 2 (45 mins from 10am) Auditorium
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Senior Exams
Senior Exams
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day
 
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Netball Prizegiving 12:00 am
Netball Prizegiving
Sep 16 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
The Villa Netball Prizegiving is today at 4pm in the Auditorium
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Senior Exams 12:00 am
Senior Exams
Sep 17 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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Year 13 Retreat
Year 13 Retreat @ Living Springs
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
 
Assembly in Gym today 12:00 am
Assembly in Gym today
Sep 18 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
The Hall is still set up for exams, for the MCAT on Thursday, so Assembly is in the Gym today
HPV Vacination 3 12:00 am
HPV Vacination 3
Sep 18 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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“Attitude” presentations 12:00 am
“Attitude” presentations
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Please note that all junior classes will have an “Attitude” presentation on Thursday 20th September.  09:30-10:30        Year 7 & 8 Tackling Technology Presentation (this may run longer depending on student questions) 11:50-12:50        Year 9 Hauora Presentation 14:00-15:00        Year 10 Hardwired Presentation
MCAT 12:00 am
MCAT
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Year 11 students sit the MCAT examination at Villa Maria College
Otago Uni Speaker 12:00 am
Otago Uni Speaker
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Library at lunch time
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AMSSA – Student Conference.
AMSSA – Student Conference. @ Perth
Sep 22 – Sep 26 all-day
Two Year 11 Students will attend the Australasian Mercy Secondary Schools’ Association – Student Conference: FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.
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Mercy Day Details 12:00 am
Mercy Day Details
Sep 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
· 8.20 Staff Briefing · 8.30-8:50 Ako time. Start preparations for visitors. · 9.00 Mass in the Gym · 10.00 Interval. Morning tea in the Staffroom for Mercy Sisters and staff · 10:00 Girls receive a piece of “Centennial Cake” on the field in House...
Mercy Day Mass 12:00 am
Mercy Day Mass
Sep 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Mass will be at 9am before the arrival of the visitors joining us for the day.
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Student Board Rep nominations close 12:00 am
Student Board Rep nominations close
Sep 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Nominations for the Student Representative on the Board of Trustees close today at 8:30am. Forms collected and handed in at Student Office. Nominees need to speak at Assembly for a maximum of 2 minutes each.
Whanau Hui 5:30 pm
Whanau Hui
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Catch up Group Photos 12:00 am
Catch up Group Photos
Sep 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Y13, Y8, Y12 Peer Support, Maori students, Pasifika and other group photos that were not taken earlier in the year will be taken today
Foundation Mercy Day Evening 12:00 am
Foundation Mercy Day Evening
Sep 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Intersecondary Schools SJ Champs 12:00 am
Intersecondary Schools SJ Champs
Sep 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
University of Canterbury talk 12:00 am
University of Canterbury talk
Sep 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Library
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Japan Trip
Japan Trip
Sep 27 – Oct 14 all-day
11 students and two staff travelling to a variety of places in Japan for language immersion
Year 10 Dance Performance 12:00 am
Year 10 Dance Performance
Sep 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Year 10 Dance Performance is on today during Ako Time and Lunch
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NCEA Assembly ECM Helen Vear 12:00 am
NCEA Assembly ECM Helen Vear
Sep 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
All Year 11-13 students will meet in the Auditorium during Ako time for an NCEA Assembly with the ECM, Mrs Veer
NCEA Interim Report 12:00 am
NCEA Interim Report
Sep 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
 
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The Mercy charism is an integral part of Villa Maria College. It pervades all aspects of the life the College.