Principal’s welcome

Kia ora,

Welcome to Queen Margaret College, Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school and a proud International Baccalaureate World School. We provide exceptional education for girls from Year 1–13, and early learning in our dedicated co-educational preschool. Our school was founded on the values of Presbyterianism in 1919. Today we welcome students from all religions and backgrounds. With over 50 nationalities represented at QMC we thrive knowing that diversity enriches us all.

We believe in the importance of girls’ education. Our students follow their dreams without gender stereotypes, through the subjects they study, the activities they participate in, and the careers they pursue. Simply put: girls do best in girls' schools.

Attending QMC opens the door to endless possibilities. Our students leave us as resilient, future focused leaders who have lifelong friendships and connections. They are empowered to learn adventurously, engage in a dynamic community, live sustainably, and collaborate in purposeful partnerships.

We strive to develop the dispositions and skills necessary for our teachers to remain leaders in the education of women, where learning provides a platform of student agency through developing self-belief, self-awareness and self-regulation to enhance their futures.

Nurturing individuals requires excellent relationships. QMC is small enough to ensure every girl is appreciated as an individual, but sufficiently large enough to offer a full range of subjects and two qualifications, along with a range of sporting and cultural activities. What we learn, how we teach and how we support each other is unique to us.

Our staff are dedicated, life-long learners and professionally dedicated to support learning from our robust wellbeing programme. QMC unashamedly draws on the most current and in-depth of national and international research to guide us in designing the next generation of QMC alumnae.

I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to life at Queen Margaret College.

Jayne-Ann Young
Principal