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Mercy Cup – 2015

In 2015 Marian was the host school for the annual Mercy Cup tournament (Catholic inter-school tournament between Marian, Catholic Cathedral, Roncalli, St Kevins, John Paul and Villa Maria Colleges). It was played last Monday in beautiful conditions at Hagley courts (netball), Nunweek Park (hockey) and...

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A Budding Entrepreneur

Emma Murdoch (Year 13) from Villa Maria College was part of the winning team at the 2015 Enterprise in Action competition in Auckland recently. She was selected to be one of the 80 New Zealand student entrepreneurs to be flown to Auckland courtesy of the Young...

Villa went PINK on Friday and raised $647 for the Mental Health Foundation.
Villa Goes Pink

On Friday – Villa was covered in pink! It was the initiative of a group of Year 13 Business Studies girls who invited everyone to wear pink and bring a donation. Proceeds of $647 went to the Mental Health Foundation to support the important work...

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NZ Swimming Success

Emily Rennell (Year 13) continues to make a splash in the swimming world having won GOLD at National Age Group Champs last week in both the 16 yrs girls 50 and 100m butterfly events. Her performances have earned her selection for the Swimming NZ...

Photo Caption Back Row (L-R) Mary Lyons (Senior Prepared Speech), Amelia DeMarco (Impromptu Speech), Laura Hamilton ( Religious Questions) Front Row( L-R) Isabella Walsh (Debating), Samantha Crews (Debating), Stephanie Watson (Religious Questions), Sherry Malik (Religious Questions) Absent: Olivia Nally (Debating), Julia Curnow (Junior Prepared), Berith Petaia (Scripture Reading)
Bishop Lyons Shield

At the beginning of May, ten girls represented Villa at the annual Bishop Lyons’ Shield Competition - an oratorical battle between seven Canterbury Catholic Colleges. Each year a different school hosts the event; the 2015 competition was hosted by St Bede’s. We are delighted to report...

Kathryn Glen, Samantha Coulthard, Charlotte Freeman, Madison May and Hope Broad (cox).
GOLD Rowing Champs

See all the results here Our girls have just returned from the South Island Secondary School Rowing Champs at Lake Ruataniwha. They achieved some fantastic results! [caption id="attachment_18506" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Kathryn Glen, Samantha Coulthard, Charlotte Freeman, Madison May and Hope Broad (cox).[/caption] The U15 coxed Quad (pictured)...

Villa Maria Cricket squad
Villa Cricket Success

[blockquote text="Our team has qualified for Nationals after winning the Canterbury tournament played at Hagley!" text_color="" width="" line_height="undefined" background_color="" border_color="" show_quote_icon="yes" quote_icon_color=""] Convincing wins in our pool play against Rangiora, Burnside and Rangi Ruru meant we finished top of our pool. [caption id="attachment_18502" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Villa Maria...