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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 CMG STUDIOS
www.cmgstudios.co.nz

Upcoming Events

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Teacher Only Day 8:30 am
Teacher Only Day
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
COL staff feedback ICT workshops Well-being – presentation of the key model 2pm – Team cook off – team building
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Change of TT day
Change of TT day
Jun 5 all-day
Today we are teaching the usual Monday TT and following Monday bells, even though it is a Tuesday. This is to make up for a number of lost Mondays throughout the year, so as to have a more even balance on classes. We will start...
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Jun 5 all-day
 
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Big Sing Regionals
Big Sing Regionals
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day
Big Sing Regionals – The Piano. 80 students meeting in auditorium at 8.15am 7th June, who are all travelling into The Piano for the Big Sing Regional Competition. Please read these lists carefully: first list departure of 80, then a return list leaving The Piano...
NCEA Japanese Day at UC
NCEA Japanese Day at UC
Jun 7 all-day
 
NZ Blood Service
NZ Blood Service
Jun 7 all-day
The mobile Blood Service unit will be at Villa all day today collecting blood from student volunteers
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Drama Trip Year 11-13
Drama Trip Year 11-13
Jun 8 all-day
Students in Year 11-13 Drama will travel to Lincoln High school to watch Verbatim during Periods 1-2
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L2 Outdoor Ed Orienteering
L2 Outdoor Ed Orienteering
Jun 11 all-day
L2 Outdoor Ed students are out all day
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Year 11 Retreats 8:45 am
Year 11 Retreats @ St Teresa's Parish Hall
Jun 12 @ 8:45 am – Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm
Tuesday (ACA) – L1 RS7 (14) & (15) Wednesday (DSH) – L1 RST (1) & (4) Thursday (KWA) – L1 RST (2) & (3)
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Jun 12 all-day
 
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PTA Quiz 6:00 pm
PTA Quiz @ Six 60 venue
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets are $20 each
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I am Unbreakable
I am Unbreakable
Jun 15 all-day
The whole College will attend this performance at 2:30 pm today. Bells will be adjusted and there will be no Ako time. Early lunch at 12:55pm, then P4 1:30-2:30 pm and the Performance is from 2:30-3:00pm in the Hall
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Mercy Cup
Mercy Cup
Jun 19 all-day
Mercy Cup in Timaru (Postponement date if needed is Thursday 21 June)
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Jun 19 all-day
 
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Y10 CMM Market Day
Y10 CMM Market Day
Jun 20 all-day
Year 10 Commerce students will be selling their products at Market Day
Y7&8 Canterbury Intermediate Cross Country
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Postponement date for Mercy Cup
Postponement date for Mercy Cup
Jun 21 all-day
Mercy Cup in Timaru (Postponement date if needed is Thursday 21 June)
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Year 9 Japanese
Year 9 Japanese
Jun 22 all-day
Year 9 Trivia Evening at St Margaret’s. 6:30pm
Manu korero 8:30 am
Manu korero
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Speech Competition
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Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Y7&8 Intermediate Sports
Jun 26 all-day
 
Student Learning Conferences 4:00 pm
Student Learning Conferences
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ako Conferences for Year 7 – 10
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Ako Cantamaths
Ako Cantamaths
Jun 29 all-day
Academic captains are running an Ako Cantamaths during lunchtime
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Meet Deborah Brosnahan, Principal

Mission/Values/History

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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

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