As an IB World School, Queen Margaret College warmly welcomes applications from students at all levels to become international students. We are proud of our diverse school community comprised of students representing forty different nationalities.

Queen Margaret College is one of New Zealand’s leading private schools for girls and is known for its outstanding examination results. Across any measure, we are one of the top academic achieving schools in New Zealand. We are authorised to teach all three IB programmes, PYP, MYP and the IB Diploma, recognised by universities worldwide as outstanding preparation for tertiary education. Our school offers small class sizes, outstanding facilities and teachers who are committed to helping the girls achieve academic success.

Our students are encouraged to be involved in the life of the school as there are many opportunities available such as sport, music and performing arts. Wireless internet is available throughout the school making it easy to keep in touch with family and friends at home.

From 2018, Year 9-13 domestic and international students can board at Queen Margaret House. Cared for in this new, purpose-built boarding house, the girls will learn how to live together in a community, developing self-confidence, independence, adaptability and responsibility. Boarding provides rich opportunities to make friends, to speak English and to experience New Zealand’s great outdoors.

Living overseas gives our students a much wider world view and often helps them decide what they really want out of life. The international team here is proud to be part of their experience in New Zealand and work hard to make it the best it can be.

Studying at QMC

Queen Margaret College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorised to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma (IBD). The College is known for its outstanding academic results and offering students a variety of sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities.

Living in New Zealand

New Zealand is world-famous for its friendly people, safety and spectacular landscape. It is an ideal place for international students to study, improve their English, and achieve outstanding results.

IB World School

Queen Margaret College is an IB World School and is authorised to teach the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma.

Agent Resources

Queen Margaret College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorised to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma (IBD). The College is known for its outstanding academic results and offering students a variety of sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities.

Apply to Study

New Zealand is world-famous for its friendly people, safety and spectacular landscape. It is an ideal place for international students to study, improve their English, and achieve outstanding results.

International Student News

Many of our international students are doing wonderful things at Queen Margaret College and in the world. Click here to read their stories.

A few kind words

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LAURA DAVISON – INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

Laura Davison has an MA (Hons 1st class) in French, and a Diploma in Teaching. Her current specialist teaching subject is French but she has also taught English Literature.

Laura is passionate about opening students’ eyes to new cultures and ideas through languages, exchanges and cultural practices. She encourages our girls to understand, appreciate and enjoy the many things all peoples have in common, as well as our enriching differences. She applauds the IB view “that other people with their differences can also be right”.

While Laura has travelled and worked extensively overseas she is proud to call Wellington, home. She enjoys gardening, film and walking her 3 dogs.

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  • Academic Results

    Queen Margaret College has a 100% pass rate in the IB Diploma and in NCEA Level 3.

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    The IB Diploma

    We are an IB World School authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) in our Junior School.

  • PISA Report 2012

    New Zealand private schools are ranked 2nd in Reading, 2nd in Science and 3rd in Maths according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Report.