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School Type: Girls - Presbyterian

Boarding Facilities: Boarding for Year 9 to 13 from 2018

Year Levels: Pre-school to Year 13

School Roll: 700

Established: 1919

Contact Information:

Tel:   +64 4 473 7160

Fax:  +64 4 471 2773

Email:  administration@qmc.school.nz 

Website: www.qmc.school.nz

New Zealand Location:


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53 Hobson Street
New Zealand

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Jayne-Ann Young


Board of Governors


Andrew Knight

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What makes Queen Margaret College unique?

Queen Margaret College is Wellington’s leading, independent girls’ school, providing education for students from Year 1 to 13 with a co-educational Pre-School. This International Baccalaureate (IB) World School delivers the curriculum continuum of the three IB Programmes: the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The curriculum fits closely with the holistic philosophy and international vision of the College. The school is the largest, independent girls’ school in Wellington and the only girls’ school in the lower North Island offering a dual qualification pathway of either the internationally recognised IB Diploma or New Zealand’s credential, The National Certificate of Education (NCEA).

Established in 1919 as a girls’ college, our location in a heritage building in inner-city Thorndon, provides ready access to all that a cosmopolitan capital city offers. We celebrate the cultural diversity of our students and that we are situated close to embassies, high commissions and Parliament which is feature of the school from early in its history. The perspective gained here is culturally rich and internationally-minded.

Right from the beginning, Queen Margaret College has been a leader in girls’ education and we enjoy a reputation for outstanding academic results. Girls have numerous opportunities for involvement, high-level performance and leadership through sporting and cultural activities and the extensive exchange programme with sister schools. The College is future focused with technology integrated throughout the curriculum equipping students for today’s digital world. Within this dynamic learning environment, girls are encouraged to develop their skills and talents across all areas and are challenged to pursue excellence and their personal best.

The College is very proud of its alumnae (Old Girls’) who are regularly invited back to talk with our current students. A Queen Margaret College education aims to produce articulate, competent and compassionate young women with a desire to use their education and talents to make a positive contribution to society.

The College will also offer onsite student accommodation from 2018 for Year 9 – 13. The boarding house will have forty-four rooms and will be the only girls’ school in Wellington offering such accommodation to its students.  The area surrounding the student hostel will be transformed into a leafy, recreational space including a modern, state of the art playground.






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