Principal’s Welcome

Kia ora and welcome to Queen Margaret College, Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school. We provide a world class education for girls from Year 1–13 and also have a co-educational Preschool and boarding facility onsite.

Our students are empowered to live, learn and lead in our holistic environment, which provides ample opportunities in leadership, sport and cultural activities. Although our school is built on the values of Presbyterianism we welcome girls from all religions and backgrounds.

We believe in the importance of girls’ education. Our College is small enough to ensure every girl is appreciated as an individual but sufficiently large enough to offer a full range of subjects, along with a range of sporting and cultural activities.

As a school, we constantly challenge ourselves to ask, what impact we are having on our learners, how we are going and where to next. Similarly to the futures of our students, the school’s possibilities are endless, and together we strive to develop the dispositions and skills necessary for us to remain leaders in the education of young women from New Zealand and around the world.

In 2018, we opened our dedicated boarding facility, Queen Margaret House, providing the only onsite accommodation for domestic and international young women wishing to study in Wellington. Our goal of being a school with an international reputation is truly enhanced by this magnificent addition to our school.

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

Jayne-Ann Young


Our Vision


Mission Statement

Within an inclusive Christian environment, we light the flame of learning; through a holistic education our girls become confident, principled women who make a difference in the modern world.

Our Motto & Vision

Luce Veritatis

By the Light of Truth

Our Vision is that Queen Margaret College will be the preferred choice for girls' education in the wider Wellington region. It will achieve this by delivering excellence. Our girls will be passionate learners, resilient women and future leaders empowered to maximise the opportunities of a continually changing world in a respectful and truthful way.

useful links

  • ERO Report

    Read the latest Education Review Office (ERO) reports on Queen Margaret College.

  • For We Who Dare

    The Queen Margaret College 2019 Strategic Plan.

  • Academic Results

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