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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: 2023 and beyond

Click here for information about enrolment at Villa Maria College for 2023 and beyond.


Upcoming Events

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Mercy House Mass
Mercy House Mass
Aug 2 all-day
Mercy House Mass at Ako time
Top Art exhibition 9:15 am
Top Art exhibition
Aug 2 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
All year 13 Visual Arts students will be visiting theChristchurch Art Gallery on Tuesday 2nd August 2022
Year 9 Family Mass 5:00 pm
Year 9 Family Mass @ College Hall
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A family mass for our Year 9 students and their families. Tea,coffee and light supper provided after the mass.
Level 3 Bio Orana Park Field trip
Level 3 Bio Orana Park Field trip
Aug 5 all-day
All day for 60 students and three staff.
Year 12 Semi-formal
Year 12 Semi-formal
Aug 6 all-day
Addington’s Silks Lounge 7:30pm arrival, 8:30pm doors closed.11pm end of function.
Dance NZ Made
Dance NZ Made
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
12 Dancers will be out all day on the Tuesday. 5 of thesestudents will also be away for part of the day Monday
Postponed: Student Council Meeting
ICAS Writing
ICAS Writing
Aug 10 all-day
ICAS Writing: Students who have opted into this competition willbe out during P2
Lincoln University Course Planning 1:15 pm
Lincoln University Course Planning
Aug 10 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm
This will take place at Lincoln University
Year 9 Attitude Presentation 1:30 pm
Year 9 Attitude Presentation
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cadenza choir gala
Cadenza choir gala @ Timaru
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day
Vivace are attending – 12 students out all day
Year 10 Attitude Presentation 12:15 pm
Year 10 Attitude Presentation
Aug 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Lit Quiz
Lit Quiz
Aug 15 – Aug 19 all-day
Lunchtime in the Library
Trainee Teachers start
Trainee Teachers start
Aug 15 all-day
We welcome 3 x trainee teachers from UC on 2nd placement. Theyare with us for 7 weeks until the end of term and are working inPerforming Arts, Physical Education and Mathematics.
Ennis House Mass
Ennis House Mass
Aug 16 all-day
Ennis House Mass at Ako time
Otago University Course Planning
Otago University Course Planning
Aug 16 all-day
12.30-2.00 – Other degrees – KT204 2.00-3.00 – HSFY – KT205
ICAS English
ICAS English
Aug 17 all-day
ICAS English: Students who have opted into this competition willbe out during P1
Team/Group Photos
Team/Group Photos
Aug 17 all-day
These will be happening throughout the day today with more groupphotos on 19 Aug
Victoria University Course Planning 12:45 pm
Victoria University Course Planning
Aug 17 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
12.45-1.30 pm Small classroom in the library
Bell times for today – early finish for Conferences
Bell times for today – early finish for Conferences
Aug 18 all-day
8.45– 9.45am Period 1 9.45 – 10.45am Period 2 10.45 – 11:00amInterval 11:00 – 12.00pm Period 3 All Students are dismissedat 12:00pm Junior Conferences start at 1:00pm
Junior Ako Conferences 1:00 pm
Junior Ako Conferences
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Junior Ako Conferences are from 1.00pm-6:00pm
Team/Group Photos
Team/Group Photos
Aug 19 all-day
Catch-ups for teams/groups who were not photographed on Wednesday
Kai for the Community
Kai for the Community
Aug 21 all-day
5pm onwards
Con Brio and Vivace 12:00 pm
Con Brio and Vivace
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Con Brio and Vivace workshop followed by a performance forfamilies at 3:00pm.
Aug 24 all-day
ICAS Spelling
ICAS Spelling
Aug 24 all-day
ICAS Spelling: Students who have opted into this competition willbe out during P2
Sacramental Mass 9:00 am
Sacramental Mass @ Gymnasium
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Please note there is no Period 2 today. After Mass we have P1and then P3 8:45 Ako time – roll then straight over toGym 9:00 Mass starts 10:15 Interval 10:45 P1 11:45P3 12:45 Lunch 1:30 P5
Big Sing Finale
Big Sing Finale @ Christchurch Town Hall
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day
John Parsons Year 7 – 9 11:00 am
John Parsons Year 7 – 9
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Address on cyber safety in Hall
John Parsons Staff meeting Kahui Ako 3:30 pm
John Parsons Staff meeting Kahui Ako @ Auditorium
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Staff from Kahui Ako schools will gather for John Parsons addressto staff. Afternoon tea to follow.

In The News

Our Foundation

Learn more about the Villa Maria College Foundation


International Students

A warm Kiwi welcome awaits you at Villa Maria College, in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Our Latest Newsletters

Meet Our Principal

Meet Deborah Brosnahan, Principal

Our Values


Our Values:

  • Whakaute – Respect
  • Tika – Justice
  • Manaakitanga – Hospitality

Our Special Character


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