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Swap a Can

SWaP a CaN Campaign In Social Studies, 9G have been learning about homelessness; they decided to complete some social action related to this issue. After a lot of discussion, it was decided that the girls would run a SWaP a CaN campaign which meant they asked...

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Mercy in Action

Shelter For All Witness at Parliament One of the ways The Sisters of Mercy New Zealand, Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa enabled us to express our concern for the homeless was the organisation of a hikoi to Parliament, which was essentially a collective witness and place to...

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Year 9 Netball

Congratulations to our Year 9 A netball team who won the Saturday championships this week!! ...

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National Champs

They did it! Villa Hockey 1st XI are National Champions winning the Federation Cup in the second period of extra time. What a champion team and so well deserved.  Read more from the Coach...

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Exam Timetable 2017

Villa Maria Senior Examinations 11th  – 15th September 2017 Girls are on Study Leave for the duration of their Exams, and do not need to be at school, unless they have an examination. Exams will start on the following days for the various year levels: Year 11, 12 and...

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Sophie’s Success

World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Sophie Holt (Year 13) was selected to represent New Zealand at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Long Beach California in July. She is a singer/songwriter and was one of 21 New Zealanders travelling to America to compete....

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Cycling Success

The Villa Maria College Cycling Team attended the recent 2016 South Island Secondary Schools Road Cycling Championships held in Christchurch over two days It was an awesome competition for the 15 riders competing with amazing results. Congratulations to the following riders: 1st Place – under 20 Scratch Race...

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STAR Students

Emilie Feasey and Amy Inwood   The STAR @ UC Programme allows secondary school students to enrol in first-year degree-level courses while they are still in year 12 & 13. Courses are offered both on-campus at UC and as distance learning. Most courses are funded by the...

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Brain Bee Winners

Brainiest in South Island Villa Maria College students have taken top honours at the 2016 International Brain Bee Challenge, held at Otago University. The Challenge includes Year 11 students competing to determine who is the "best brain" on such topics as intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress,...

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Maths – Villa Style

BantaMaths Excitement! 30 teams competed in the inaurgral BantaMath competition on Tuesday this week. 120 students, plus 35 Markers took part.  The hall was filled with laughter and the sound of stampeding feet as runners from 30 Vertical Groups turned out to compete with one another...