Our new boarding facility, Queen Margaret House, caters for domestic and international students. The 42 room house is the only all girls accommodation of its kind in Wellington, situated in the heart of the city. Available to students in years 7-13, Queen Margaret House offers our students a well-supported learning environment, and the opportunity to establish life-long friendships.
Why choose boarding?
Boarding gives girls confidence and independence, helping with self-sufficiency and
Sharing a living space with students of the same age, but often very different backgrounds, will challenge the girls’ ability to be sensitive and tolerant towards their peers while also learning to respect differences and take pride in their own uniqueness. It is in this environment that students can develop leadership skills and responsibility.
Boarders will receive nutritious meals, good living conditions, support for learning and are encouraged to take part in a variety of recreational activities.
Boarding House Manager
Becky Martin is our Boarding House Manager. Becky is a dedicated young professional who possesses a unique foresight on education for international students, which will be invaluable as New Zealand opens itself to the world again.
At the core of Becky's work ethos is pastoral care; an invaluable tool for QMC's young women who are being educated outside of their home country. Previously, she has undertaken the role of Assistant House Manager at the College's Boarding House for the past two years. In that time has proved herself as a dedicated and strategic operator whose work ethic is underpinned by her patience, perception and empathy of those around her. In this role Becky has had the opportunity to learn a great deal about working with young women who are living abroad, and form warm relationships with all those who care for the International students.
Becky has previously worked in a boarding management role in Epsom Girls Grammar School and with Aboriginal Australian teenagers in Darwin, Australia. Originally from the UK, she spent three years in a joint marketing and pastoral role for a youth charity. She is a practising member of Korowai Tupu, the Professional Association for Youth Work in New Zealand and holds a first-class Management Degree from The University of Central Lancashire.