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SMC athletes heading overseas to represent New Zealand

Date: 30th June 2022

With the resumption of international sports, SMC has a strong contingent of students wearing the silver… READ MORE »

Two wins in inaugural Canterbury Economic Development Challenge

Date: 16th June 2022

St Margaret’s College (SMC) has scooped two of the top three prizes in the inaugural Canterbury… READ MORE »

Going for Gold at the South Island Ethics Olympiad

Date: 30th May 2022

Our girls at St Margaret’s College are an ethical bunch. They know how to consider an… READ MORE »

SMC Centre Stage at Prestigious Drama Festival

Date: 23rd May 2022

Eight students from SMC will compete in five categories at the upcoming SGCNZ’s National University of… READ MORE »

An oarsome season on the water

Date: 10th May 2022

Congratulations to all our rowers for their outstanding achievements on the water this season. Grace Farrell… READ MORE »

Accolades for St Margaret’s College Middle School

Date: 6th April 2022

Our Year 7-10 Middle School is one of only two in New Zealand to win international… READ MORE »

Making an impact on the netball court

Date: 14th March 2022

Ashlyn Koce named a recipient of the Tania Dalton Scholarship Programme Te Ata Hassan selected for… READ MORE »

SMC Equestrian Programme

Date: 7th March 2022

Our exciting new Equestrian Programme is for girls in Year 7-13 who are interested in horse… READ MORE »

Tweens to Teens – Head of Middle School interviewed by RNZ

Date: 18th February 2022

Kathryn Gray, our award-winning Head of Middle School, spoke to RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan about the unique… READ MORE »

Deanne Gath appointed Director of Boarding

Date: 26th January 2022

Deanne Gath is the new Director of Boarding at St Margaret’s College.   Executive Principal Mrs Diana… READ MORE »

Bridget Compton-Moen to join St Margaret’s College as Head of Junior School

Date: 8th November 2021

Bridget joins us from Selwyn House, where she is currently Year 7&8 Dean. With more than… READ MORE »

Growing Bright Futures Annual Appeal

Date: 1st November 2021

Our Annual Appeal launches today, and runs throughout the month of November.   A gift to the… READ MORE »

St Margaret’s College launches Year 11 curriculum as a foundation for future learning and growth

Date: 14th October 2021

St Margaret’s College will be launching a new curriculum for its Year 11 students, from 2022…. READ MORE »

Kathryn Gray wins ISNZ Honours Award for Service to Middle School Education

Date: 30th August 2021

I’m thrilled to announce that Kathryn Gray, our superstar Head of Middle School, has been honoured… READ MORE »

Instilling Hope In Uncertain Times

Date: 23rd August 2021

Although life is always filled with uncertainty, the levels we are currently experiencing are unprecedented and… READ MORE »

Level 4 Announcement

Date: 18th August 2021

St Margaret’s College is currently closed under Level 4 restrictions. Further updates will be provided to… READ MORE »

Seeing Life Through a Different Lens

Date: 2nd August 2021

For Maria Buhrkuhl, photography represents the essence of communication. It’s a way in which students can… READ MORE »

The Joy of Giving Back

Date: 27th July 2021

When Amy Chung isn’t in the throes of her second year pharmacy studies at the University… READ MORE »

To Everything, There is a Season

Date: 28th June 2021

Peg Riley is tearful. Everyone who knows Peg understands that she cries often. Tears of sadness…. READ MORE »

Footwear for Floods

Date: 14th June 2021

Many of our Canterbury farming families were impacted by the recent floods. With this in mind,… READ MORE »

School Open Tomorrow, Monday

Date: 30th May 2021

Following this evening’s announcement that Canterbury is in a Local State of Emergency, St Margaret’s College… READ MORE »

New Chaplain Appointed

Date: 12th April 2021

St Margaret’s College today announced the appointment of the Reverend Stephanie Clay as the school’s Chaplain…. READ MORE »

Open Day 22 March 2021

Date: 9th February 2021

Discover the opportunities available for your daughter at SMC. Meet current students, teachers, see classes in… READ MORE »

Outstanding 2020 NCEA Results

Date: 23rd January 2021

A big congratulations to all SMC NCEA students with the announcement of the excellent 2020 NCEA… READ MORE »

Class of 2020 Achieves 100% International Baccalaureate Pass Rate

Date: 20th January 2021

Congratulations to all our 2020 International Baccalaureate students who achieved a 100% pass rate with 27%… READ MORE »

Student Leaders 2021

Date: 3rd December 2020

Congratulations to all of our Prefects for 2021 Head of Rimu – Lola AstleHead of Rata… READ MORE »

Major Prizewinners 2020

Date: 3rd December 2020

Congratulations to all of our senior and major prize winners. St Margaret’s Cup for the Senior… READ MORE »

110 Years of SMC

Date: 23rd September 2020

From our beginning in 1910, St Margaret’s College has been a very special place for girls,… READ MORE »

SMC Support Local Business Directory

Date: 28th May 2020

We are all aware of the importance of supporting local as we start the recovery from… READ MORE »

SMC Virtual Visit Now Live

Date: 3rd April 2020

We’d like to invite you to a Virtual Visit of St Margaret’s College. This includes a… READ MORE »

Why You Should Choose a Single-Sex School, Particularly for Girls

Date: 11th March 2020

The following opinion piece was recently published in Australia in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald,… READ MORE »

Highest IB Result in New Zealand

Date: 11th February 2020

SMC’s Emma Taylor (17) has earned the highest mark in New Zealand in the 2019 International… READ MORE »

Exam Success 2019

Date: 16th January 2020

Super proud of our senior girls with your excellent NCEA and IB results – all your… READ MORE »

Congratulations to our Head Girls!

Date: 18th December 2019

A huge congratulations to our Head Girls for 2020 – Rosie Milne (Head Girl) and Hattie… READ MORE »

Congratulations – Unsung Hero Award Winner!

Date: 16th December 2019

There couldn’t be a more deserving winner – Amanda Hardy has taken out the New Zealand… READ MORE »

School Prizegivings

Date: 4th December 2019

Thank you for joining us to celebrate another year of success at St Margaret’s College. If… READ MORE »

Carol Service

Date: 2nd December 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate our annual Carol Service. The live-stream of… READ MORE »

Zonta Sports Awards Success

Date: 29th October 2019

St Margaret’s College was proudly represented at last week’s Zonta Sports Awards with three finalist nominations…. READ MORE »

Evergreen Magazine Spring 2019

Date: 14th October 2019

The latest copy of the Evergreen magazine is winging its way to our school community right… READ MORE »

Nat Hutton wins Rockquest

Date: 16th September 2019

‘There’s a Tuesday’ duo Natalie Hutton (Y13) and Minnie Robberds (CGHS), took out the solo/duo category… READ MORE »

SMC Announces Partnership with China Southern Airlines

Date: 29th August 2019

St Margaret’s College is delighted to announce China Southern airlines as their official airline. The partnership… READ MORE »

Foundation Ball Success

Date: 29th August 2019

The Christchurch City Art Gallery was turned into a magical winter wonderland on Saturday night for,… READ MORE »

ITF World Tennis Success

Date: 31st July 2019

Abby Mason, Year 11,  has won her first International tennis tournament. At the tournamanet in Singapore… READ MORE »

SchoolTV comes to SMC

Date: 22nd July 2019

“It’s never been more challenging for parents to raise happy, healthy and resilient children.” Like never… READ MORE »

FPS International Conference Success

Date: 3rd July 2019

St Margaret’s College students Hattie Compton-Moen (Y12) and Sujean In (Y13) competed at the 2019 Future… READ MORE »

SMC Sheilah Winn SGCNZ Essay Win

Date: 24th June 2019

Lauren Healey  (Y10) has won first place at the prestigious SGCNZ  Sheilah Winn Creative Essay Writing… READ MORE »

Launching Future STEM Careers

Date: 20th June 2019

A life-changing journey to NASA promises to inspire the ultimate STEM career for nine lucky SMC… READ MORE »

Ruby McCallum Wins People’s Choice Art Award

Date: 6th June 2019

The Creator’s Room is a new organisation which launched in Christchurch in July 2018. The initiative… READ MORE »

Chessie Henry wins NZ Book Award

Date: 23rd May 2019

SMC Old Girl Chessie Henry has won the coveted Ockham New Zealand Book Award for best first book… READ MORE »

School Photos Now Online

Date: 22nd May 2019

School photos are now online and are available for download now by clicking here. Click on… READ MORE »

SMC Presents Grimm Tales

Date: 9th May 2019

St Margaret’s College is pleased to announce this year’s Senior Production – Grimm Tales as adapted… READ MORE »

New parking procedures on Winchester Street

Date: 25th April 2019

The St Margaret’s College Leadership Team has been exploring a number of options to improve accessibility… READ MORE »

St Mark’s Chapel Consecration

Date: 3rd April 2019

Sunday 31 March marked a significant day for St Margaret’s College when St Mark’s Chapel was… READ MORE »

SMC Wins the Levin Jubilee Rowing Cup

Date: 1st April 2019

St Margaret’s College has won three golds and one silver at last week’s AON Maadi Cup…. READ MORE »

SMC Open Day

Date: 26th March 2019

The warmth of the day was matched by the warmth of the smiles as SMC celebrated… READ MORE »

SMC Old Girl Chessie Henry Nominated for Top Book Award

Date: 11th March 2019

Chessie Henry’s memoir, We Can Make a Life, has been selected as a finalist in the… READ MORE »

SMC Old Girls stand strong at NZ Rowing Nationals

Date: 26th February 2019

Seven SMC Old Girls have won medals at the NZ Rowing Nationals.  And at a very… READ MORE »

SMC Summer Quad Winners!

Date: 20th February 2019

Final results are in and St Margaret’s College has placed first overall in the annual Summer… READ MORE »

The 2018 Yearbook is Here

Date: 14th February 2019

All girls who were at SMC in 2018 will receive a copy in the next few… READ MORE »

New and Current SMC Families Welcomed for 2019

Date: 5th February 2019

Setting the Scene for 2019, new and current SMC families were welcomed with a barbecue and… READ MORE »

School year starts with charity at SMC

Date: 29th January 2019

St Margaret’s College staff started the school year by building 20 bicycles and donating them to… READ MORE »

SMC IB Results Amongst World’s Best

Date: 24th January 2019

Our 2018 SMC International Baccalaureate students had a 95% pass rate which is 17% above the… READ MORE »

It’s OK to Talk

Date: 3rd December 2018

The SMC school year ended with the bravest, most inspiring speech by SMC Head Girl, Jem… READ MORE »

SMC Holiday Programme

Date: 3rd December 2018

Looking for fun activities for the kids to do during school holidays? The SMC Summer Holiday… READ MORE »

Revisit Alice!

Date: 19th November 2018

We’re excited to bring you a recording of this year’s magical sell-out show. Enjoy! Watch the… READ MORE »

More Middle School Success

Date: 7th November 2018

Congratulations Isabella Shatford who played violin in the Special Orchestra at the recent Christchurch Schools Music… READ MORE »

Shakespeare’s London Calling

Date: 1st November 2018

Following on from a successful week in Dunedin at the SGCNZ National Shakespeare School Production 2018,… READ MORE »

National Athletics Selection

Date: 17th October 2018

Congratulations Violette Perry (Y11) who has been selected into the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics team. … READ MORE »

Annual Appeal: Empower Tomorrow’s Women, Today

Date: 30th August 2018

As a member of the St Margaret’s College community, you are well aware of the outstanding… READ MORE »

SMC Hockey Championship Winners

Date: 27th August 2018

SMC 1st XI hockey are the winners of the Connetics SSP Girls Championship. Played last Friday… READ MORE »

Chinese Language Top Winner

Date: 24th August 2018

Congratulations Sohyun Kwon (Y10) who has won the top award at the 11th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese… READ MORE »

SMC Young Writer

Date: 16th August 2018

Aspen Berry (Y12) is making a name for herself as a writer with two pieces of… READ MORE »

New Executive Principal Welcomed

Date: 25th July 2018

In a significant day in SMC history our College’s 10th Executive Principal, Mrs Diana Patchett was… READ MORE »

Awesome Alice!

Date: 6th July 2018

It was a sell out of spectacular proportions!! Huge congratulations to the cast and crew responsible… READ MORE »

All SMC Final at Canterbury Debating

Date: 2nd July 2018

It was an all SMC final at the Canterbury Senior impromptu debating held at StAC last… READ MORE »

More Sheilah Winn-ing

Date: 18th June 2018

Following on from their success in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare National Competition Emily Stewart and Ruby… READ MORE »

Big Wins at The Big Sing

Date: 13th June 2018

The SMC Chamber Choir of girls from Year 9-13, were awarded Outstanding Performance of a Romantic… READ MORE »

Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Success

Date: 11th June 2018

Huge congratulations to our actors who travelled to Wellington for the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival National… READ MORE »

Myers Cup

Date: 6th June 2018

Ten very talented students treated us to a range of speeches that were entertaining, inspiring, challenging… READ MORE »

Combined Honours Assembly

Date: 29th May 2018

Sixteen talented Year 13 girls have received arts, sports and academic honours awards at the SMC… READ MORE »

SMC Open Day 2018

Date: 21st May 2018

If you were unable to join the 600 mothers, fathers, grandparents and daughters at our Open… READ MORE »

Evergreen out now.

Date: 30th April 2018

Did you know you can read the latest copy of Evergreen online? Simply click the link… READ MORE »

Top NCEA Results in Canterbury

Date: 23rd March 2018

St Margaret’s College has topped the region’s NCEA results for 2017 with the highest pass rate… READ MORE »

Water Polo Win Secondary School Champs

Date: 20th March 2018

Congratulations to our Water Polo team on their great result, winning eight goals to one against… READ MORE »

The Chapel has arrived!

Date: 25th January 2018

It was with much emotion, the new chapel arrived at St Margaret’s in the small hours… READ MORE »

Aimee Taylor Wins Prestigious Hospitality Scholarship

Date: 15th January 2018

Congratulations to Aimee Taylor (Year 13, 2017) who has been awarded a $28,000 scholarship to attend… READ MORE »

New Executive Principal announced

Date: 8th December 2017

We are pleased to announce the search for a successor for Gillian Simpson is over. We… READ MORE »

Major win for SMC and Christ’s College Collaboration

Date: 25th November 2017

A Perfect Child, the film by St Margaret’s and  Christ’s College students, has earned a second… READ MORE »

National Problem Solving Champions!

Date: 20th November 2017

Genetic modification, identity theft, the robotic age, trade barriers and biosecurity are all global issues that… READ MORE »

Tessa Holley dances her way to fourth in the world

Date: 2nd November 2017

Krump, swag, iso, reggaeton, electric boogaloo and turfing – it may sound like gibberish to the… READ MORE »

Linda Chong receives ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award

Date: 1st November 2017

Linda Chong, SMC’s Head of the Centre for Innovation at St Margaret’s College, is an exceptional… READ MORE »

New Zealand Spelling Bee 2017 Champion

Date: 31st October 2017

Pusillanimous – meaning a lack of courage or determination – was nowhere to be seen when… READ MORE »

SMC and Christ’s College win top international film award

Date: 27th October 2017

St Margaret’s College and Christ’s College took out the Best Senior Secondary Fiction film at the… READ MORE »

Passchendaele 100

Date: 11th October 2017

St Margaret’s is incredibly proud of Alexandra Lay (Y12) for her outstanding achievement as one of… READ MORE »

Katie Ellis wins the Lois Middlemiss Memorial Cup!

Date: 29th September 2017

This poem, ‘You Can’, won Katie Ellis (Y12) the Lois Middlemiss Memorial Cup at the centenary… READ MORE »

Farewelling Our Chilean Exchange Students

Date: 26th September 2017

On Friday, we farewelled nine exchange students from St Margaret’s British School for Girls in Concón,… READ MORE »

Annabel Watts & Ashley Marfell to represent NZ at the Virginia Tattoo!

Date: 18th September 2017

Congratulations to Annabel Watts (Year 12) and Ashley Marfell (Year 10) who have been selected to… READ MORE »

Junior and Senior Debating Wins

Date: 15th September 2017

The Junior and Senior Debating Teams yesterday both won their divisions at the Canterbury Schools’ Debating… READ MORE »

Head of the River Win

Date: 31st August 2017

Congratulations to Rosa Foster and Victoria Voice who have won the Year 10 Girls Quadruple Sculls… READ MORE »

Nadia Edmond selected to represent NZ

Date: 26th July 2017

Nadia Edmond (Y12) has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Karate Junior Worlds at… READ MORE »

Celebrating Success

Date: 30th June 2017

As well as celebrating the girls’ achievements at the Senior Academic Bar Assembly, we also enjoyed… READ MORE »

Where Are You?

Date: 25th May 2017

Have you been out of touch with St Margaret’s for a while? Perhaps the information we… READ MORE »