St Margaret's College
|Location||Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Phone||+64 3 379 2000|
|Fax||+64 3 365 5748|
Homestay program for international students
St Margaret’s College is a day and boarding school, centrally located in Christchurch, with Hagley Park on its doorstep. Our modern facilities, our Arts and Music centres and our sporting and playing fields reflect the innovations of the present, but we also honour and celebrate our history and our past traditions. St Margaret’s College offers excellent educational opportunities in a caring Christian environment for girls from 5 years old to completion of the high school years. We are a multicultural community spanning Asia to Africa, the Pacific and Europe. The mixture of boarders and daygirls from diverse backgrounds creates a lively and interesting community of young people. At St Margaret’s College we place a strong emphasis on a holistic education. We work in partnership with our parents and families to offer our girls the very best academic and career opportunities but also to ensure their physical, emotional and spiritual development. In addition to promoting high levels of academic achievement, the school offers a wide range of opportunities for leadership and for involvement in sporting and cultural activities within the school, regionally and nationally.
St Margaret’s College is the only school in Canterbury and the only girls’ school in the South Island currently offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. We also offer the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. We can be confident that our students have choices and most importantly, have the opportunity to follow a philosophy of education and an internationally recognised qualification reflecting exactly what St Margaret’s College is all about. The learning environment of modern facilities, small class sizes and well qualified and resourced staff presents our girls with every opportunity for excellent academic success. We are recognised, too, as a leading school in Information Technology. We believe that St Margaret’s must play a crucial part in developing citizens of the future, not just of New Zealand but of the world. Our aim, therefore, is seeing our girls leave us as well educated, well rounded, critically reflective and wise global citizens.