Queen Margaret College is an independent Presbyterian school for girls, providing seamless education from Pre-School to Year 13.
Founded in 1919 and located in Thorndon, a gracious suburb of Wellington, neighbors include most of the Capital’s embassies, the National Museum, Parliament and Katherine Mansfield’s birthplace.
Dual Qualification Pathway
As an IB World School senior students are given the choice of completing the IB diploma or the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (New Zealand) with opportunities for both pathways to enter the New Zealand Scholarship examinations. Queen Margaret College is the only girls’ school in Wellington to offer the IB Diploma.
100% IB Diploma pass rate and excellent NCEA results sees 2011 Year 13 leavers studying in universities throughout New Zealand, in Abu Dhabi, Sydney and Adelaide Australia and the United Kingdom. Every year a number of girls receive scholarships to attend universities in New Zealand and aboard, including a 2010 leaver who received the Victoria University Excellence Scholarship two years in a row and the Victoria University Alumni Appeals Scholarship.
1:1 Laptop Programme
The Middle School curriculum supports a laptop 1:1 programme. This is enhanced with iPads in the Pre-School and Preps, class sets of netbooks and laptops in the Junior School and ultra-fast broadband ensuring senior students too can link up to the College network.
Growing Global Citizens
The College offers language exchanges and leadership experiences in Chile, Tahiti, France, Australia, China, Europe, USA and Japan.
The Learning Enrichment and Acceleration Programme (LEAP) extends and inspires girls who need more challenging learning experiences. In addition Year 10 courses include some level 1 NCEA assessments, this saw 100% of Year 10 (2011) gaining NCEA Level 1 credits in: English, Humanities, Science and Mathematics.
An Extensive range of sporting and cultural activities
With seven choirs and four instrumental groups the College has received a number of regional and national titles. Along with this the College holds the 2012 National title for the Race Unity Speech Competition, 2012 Wellington Regional Competition winners of the Sheilah Winn Festival fifteen minute teacher-directed section and are 2012 Runners up at the Wellington Schools Debating Championship.
The College has over 100 sports teams, with 75% of Year 9 - 13 (2011) participating in at least one sport (the average is 57% for girls’ colleges around Wellington). In 2011 the College saw eight girls in New Zealand Representative teams and thirty in Wellington Representative Teams.
The College has an onsite Pre-School which offers extended hours, a holiday programme and participates in the Ministry of Education 20 hours Free ECE subsidy scheme. The Pre-School takes advantage of specialist staff, including a full-time Nurse and the College facilities such as the library, gym and music auditorium.
Currently underway the Hobson Development is the College’s largest capital building project, set to open in 2013. It will include a full-size gymnasium with seating for up to 120 spectators, all-weather outdoor court, Year 13 Common Room with private outdoor courtyard and four state-of-the-art classrooms for teaching languages.
A top private girls' College located in Wellington, New Zealand catering for Pre-School through to Year 13. If you have further questions regarding our College please contact our Enrolments Registrar.
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