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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.

Enrolment for 2022

Apply online for enrolment in 2022
Take a Virtual Tour, or download the Prospectus,


Upcoming Events

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Library Whodunnit Mystery challenge
Postponed: Year 12 Retreat
Postponed: Year 12 Retreat
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day
Y12 Retreat is postponed due to weather, Future date to beconfirmed. TT classes as usual for Y12 Monday and Tuesday
Faculty B Meetings
Faculty B Meetings
Jun 1 all-day
Religious Studies Languages Mathematics Social Sciences
Lincoln University
Lincoln University
Jun 1 all-day
First visit for Y13s at Ako time
Y7&8 Winter Sport starts
Y7&8 Winter Sport starts
Jun 1 all-day
This is for all Y7&8 and runs for 12 weeks
Big Sing Regionals
Big Sing Regionals
Jun 11 all-day
Prima Voce (Junior Choir) will meet in the College Auditoriumfoyer at 8.15am to do the uniform and hair preparations,leaving Villa at 8.40am by bus. The Year 7, 8 and 9 girls willthen leave to return to school at midday, Year 10 remain at theTown Hall...
Japanese Junior Trivia Night
University of Canterbury NCEA French Day
Professional Learning
Professional Learning
Jun 14 all-day
AFL = Assessment for Learning
Scholarship application support
Scholarship application support
Jun 16 all-day
This is at lunchtime in the library.
Otago University Q&A
Otago University Q&A
Jun 17 all-day
At lunchtime in the library.
Year 7 Mothers and Daughters
Year 7 Mothers and Daughters
Jun 17 all-day
Loving for Life
Bell Times for Senior Subject Interviewsc 2:00 pm
Bell Times for Senior Subject Interviewsc
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We teach Periods 1-4 today and there is no Period 5. Studentsare dismissed at the end of Period 4 at 1:00pm. Juniors need todo a Reading Plus reading lesson in their own time as we do nothave Ako today. Conferences start at 2pm. P1 8.45...
Senior Subject Interviews 2:00 pm
Senior Subject Interviews
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Booking details for Senior Subject Conferences have been emailedto families.
Manu Kōrero
Manu Kōrero @ Hornby High School
Jun 18 all-day
Book Week
Book Week
Jun 21 – Jun 25 all-day
Celebrating books and our access to endless resources ofinformation, inspiration and imagination…
L3 BUS pitches
L3 BUS pitches
Jun 22 all-day
Periods 1-3
L3 Physics 2:00 pm
L3 Physics
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Field trip to Denton Park
DARE UC Day 8:15 am
Jun 24 @ 8:15 am – 12:15 pm
University of Otago, Christchurch Campus.
Combined School Mass 5:00 pm
Combined School Mass @ St Mary's Pro Cathedral
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Held at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral From 4.30pm games then Mass at5. Students to wear school uniform.
L1RECAA Assessment
L1RECAA Assessment
Jun 28 all-day
This 3 hour NCEA assessment will take place at some time thisweek.
Senior No Go Week
Senior No Go Week
Jun 28 – Jul 2 all-day
No Year 11-13 out of class activities during the school day thisweek.
  Yr 7 & 8 Rotary Speech Contest –
  Yr 7 & 8 Rotary Speech Contest –
Jun 29 all-day
Yr 7 & 8 Rotary Speech Contest – – Villa Maria is hosting thisyear
Storytelling Hui 3:30 pm
Storytelling Hui @ Catholic Cathedral College
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Localised Storytelling Hui run by CoL.

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Our Foundation

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International Students

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Meet Our Principal

Meet Deborah Brosnahan, Principal

Our Mission | Values | History


We are a Catholic College; the foundation for everything we do is our Catholic faith, which we express through our Mercy charism.

Our Special Character


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