Why choose Marlborough Girls' College?

There are many reasons why students should choose Marlborough Girls' College including:

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  1. Marlborough Girls' College is committed to providing a high quality education for its students. We believe it is 

  2. important to work towards excellence in academic, cultural, leadership, service and sporting arenas.

  3. Excellent NCEA results, well above New Zealand national averages. We value academic success and offer extra support to NCEA students.

  4. Marlborough Girls' College International graduates are / have studied at Universities all over the world including NZ, Australia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Thailand, United States and the United Kingdom. 

  5. Marlborough Girls' College is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students established under section 238F of the Education Act 1989.

  6. Our International Department provides a very warm welcome to International Students.  Our International staff (including a dedicated International Dean, International Administrator and Homestay Coordinator) care about our international students and take very seriously the responsibility of helping them achieve the goals they have set for themselves. 

  7. We offer quality homestay experiences where our international students are placed with caring families who consider our students part of their family, including them in family activities and trips.  Many of our students develop life long friendships with both students and host families.

  8. On arrival our new international students are introduced to their New Zealand 'buddy', who will help them get to know students and the school.  One of our International Student Leaders also has special responsibility to support each new arrival. 

  9. International students are encouraged to mix with New Zealand students so they can make New Zealand friends. We encourage our international students to make the most of the opportunities that we have to offer – the arts, drama, leadership, music or sport.

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  10. Our ESL programme offers elementary to advanced English with qualified teachers who take the time to know their students and their needs. Classes are small to ensure that all students achieve English proficiency.

  11. We have a happy, friendly, student-based atmosphere.  Marlborough Girls' College is a safe school. Violence, racism and dishonesty are not tolerated. The uniform worn by all students means everybody is treated equally. 

  12. With a school roll of approximately 1000 students, we have the teachers and resources to offer a broad curriculum offering a wide range of subjects. A technology rich school, you have the opportunity to bring  your own device (BYOD) to use in class.  From 2018 the junior school will be entirely made up of BYOD classes. Our hardworking, well qualified and trained teachers take a genuine interest in their students.

  13. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular cultural, leadership, service and sporting activities that provide opportunities for all students to experience success in individual and team pursuits.  Our international recreation programme provides the opportunity for you to get to know 'kiwi' students and explore the Marlborough region.

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  14. Marlborough Girls' College has many modern facilities in large attractive grounds.

  15. Marlborough Girls' College offers the benefits of attending a single sex girls' school.  At the same time, there are many opportunities for you to mix with students from Marlborough Boys' College such as shared classes in the senior school, the combined colleges' drama productions, dances and the formal….

  16. Blenheim is a city of 27 000 and is famous for its 'high sunshine hours', the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, wine and sea food.   Blenheim has all the same range of amenities and shopping facilities as bigger cities, alongside a relaxed lifestyle.

  17. There are regular flights to Blenheim from all New Zealand's international airports. Blenheim is only 70 minutes from Auckland and a 50 minutes flight from Christchurch.

  18. We look forward to continuing to work with you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..