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Welcome to Marlborough Girls' College Kia ora tatou katoa E mihi nui, e mihi nui. We warmly welcome you to Marlborough Girls' College.We are very proud of our school and the successes of our young women.

Principal's message

Gallery & News

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Mana Wahine

Mana Wahine is the theme running through MGC’s pastoral curriculum.  We support and encourage young women attending MGC to develop into lifelong learners who are confident, creative, connected and actively involved. 

PB4L (Positive Behaviour for learning) is the framework used by schools to develop initiatives that “support students to improve their behaviour, resilience and wellbeing”.  These initiatives help to create more positive home and school environments and deter bullying.  Mana Wahine has been developed out of this framework.

Mana Wahine demonstrate positive behaviour that enables learning and wellbeing for self and others.  Students can gain award points through demonstration of the expectations outlined below.

Below are the expectations that students and staff have agreed are important outside and inside the classroom.

Respect - Manaakitanga

  • Use polite and appropriate language
  • Be kind and considerate
  • Care for the environment

Achievement – Tutukitanga

  • Take ownership for your learning
  • Attend and participate
  • Give your best effort

Responsibility – Takohanga

  • Be prepared and punctual
  • Take pride in your appearance
  • Allow others to learn
  • Use devices appropriately


Wall Mural designed and created by staff and students in 2014 
as part of Spirit Week and the concept of Mana Wahine



Deputy Head Girl

MillyBurfootPrefectHi I’m Milly Burfoot and I’m thrilled to be Deputy Head girl for 2018, and ready for the hectic but exciting year ahead!

My main role this year is to stand by and support our amazing Head Girl, Stacey Williams. We hope to make this year one full of self-love and improvement to make your year at Marlborough Girls College as supportive and positive as we can.

I also provide support to the lovely girls that make up the prefect team this year. As a smaller group, we plan on working closer and smarter than ever! With the new leadership style in place, this year’s going to be one for change and new ideas. We want all inspiration to come from you, from the sisterhood of MGC.

I also have the privilege of leading the Year 11 leadership group and I’m looking forward to all the ideas they have to bring to the table in their first year of being a senior. We want this school to be led from the ground up and to have input from all ages and areas of the school, so speak up and don’t be afraid to bring new ideas or challenges forward as we promise to welcome them with open arms and ears.

This year I want to encourage you all to follow your passions. Set goals not just because you have to, but because you want to. Set them around your interests, plans for the future and what makes you happy. Put purpose into your days at school, passion into the year ahead and I promise you’ll enjoy your time here so much more.

So get ready for a year of self improvement in the way we treat others, treat our time and most importantly in how we treat ourselves as Mana Wahine. Let’s make 2018 a blast!

Milly Burfoot, Deputy Head Girl 2018


Head Girl 2019

Congratulations to Sophie Whittall, our new Head Girl for Marlborough Girls' College in 2019.Head Students 2019 website

Sophie is passionate about advocating for learning, involvement and participation.  She has a particular affinity with Science and Languages and is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm and new ideas with the new Prefect team and student body.  As part of her role as Head Girl and a Student Leader, Sophie has also identified the need for all students to feel valued and is keen to continue growing an inclusive school culture for all of our students.

Working alongside Sophie in 2019 will be our Deputy Head Girl - Meriana Ave - and Head of School Council - Shannon MacLean.  

(Pictured here in order from left to right - Meriana, Sophie, Shannon)

Academic Prizegiving

Dux Proxime 2018 webThe 2018 Senior Academic Prizegiving was held on Wednesday 31 October - Marlborough Girls' College extend their congratulations to all recipients of awards and acknowledge their hard work in achieving these goals. 


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Premiere Awards

The Bartlett Cup for Merit in Class and Field - Libby Grigg

Crawford Cup for Outstanding Achievement in Academia, Sport and Leadership - Yazmin Shipley

All Round Endeavour Year 13 Fulton Cup - Holly Wills

JE Barker Award for Dignity, Sincerity and Consideration for others - Jemma Hart

The Principal's Award for the Head Girl, for outstanding service and leadership in all aspects of College Life - Stacey Williams


Full details from 2018 Senior Academic Prizegiving available here - 2018 Senior Academic Prizegiving

Arts Student Leaders

ArtsPrefects2018Hi girls! Our names are Kirsty Martin, Libby Holdaway and Siobhan Hemingway, and we are super excited to be ‘The Arts’ prefects for this year!

Our main role is the promotion of arts, including dance, drama, music and visual arts within Marlborough Girls College. We are extremely passionate about the arts, and hope to further encourage students within the school to share whatever talents make them unique to make this year culturally successful. We also aim to make improvements on what is already an incredible school for the arts, and encourage more involvement in the school, and wider community.

This year we are lucky enough to have a wonderful arts committee working alongside us. We are really looking forward to the ideas they will bring to further develop the arts within the school. We can't wait to see the exciting new improvements we can make together - let's create!

The Arts prefects, Kirsty, Libby and Siobhan



Hey, I’m Yazmin and I have the absolute privilege of being the Sports and Wellbeing prefect for 2018!

This year alongside Kirsty and Stacey we will have a driven focus on encouraging and supporting sporting participation along with promoting healthy choices and well-being throughout MGC. Sports and well-being is such an integral part of our school for happy, healthy and successful mana wahine.

Our aim and passion is to promote and provide sports for everyone to get involved with, this in turn will help students find new passions and enjoy sports and health.

This year we aim to do this through continued lunchtime sporting activities to encourage involvement and open new opportunities to all of our students.

All our work will be done alongside the wonderful group of girls that make up the sports and well-being committee. These girls have come in fresh with plenty of super ideas and we’re all excited to get to work on making 2018 one of the best sporting years yet!


 Take a look at the module variations page to get an overview.

DemoModule Positions
Demo Module Layouts DemoColumn Layouts



You can create some beautiful content by using some simple HTML elements. The Warp theme framework offers some neat styles for all HTML elements and a great set of CSS classes to style your content. Basic HTML is very easy to learn and this small guide shows you how to use all styles provided by the Warp framework.

Basic HTML Elements

Here is a short demonstration of text-level semanticts. The <p> element creates a new paragraph. It will have some space before and after itself. To turn your text into hypertext just use the <a> element.

Text-Level Semantics

You can emphasize text using the <em> element or to imply any extra importance the <strong> element. Highlight text with no semantic meaning using the <mark> element. Markup document changes like inserted or deleted text with the <del> element or <ins> element. To define an abbreviation use the <abbr> element and to define a definition term use the <dfn> element.

Short List with Links

  • YOOtheme - Premium Joomla Templates and WordPress Themes
  • Warp Framework - Fast and Slick Theme Framework
  • ZOO - Content Application Builder
  • Stock Icons - For Web and Print Projects

Quotations and Code

Inline quotations can be defined by using the <q> element.

The <blockquote> element defines a long quotation which also creates a new block by inserting white space before and after the blockquote element.

To define a short inline computer code use the <code> element. For a larger code snippet use the <pre> element which defines preformatted text. It creates a new text block which preserves both spaces and line breaks.

pre {
    margin: 15px 0;
    padding: 10px;
    font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;
    font-size: 12px;
    line-height: 18px;
    white-space: pre-wrap;
Use the <small> element for side comments and small print.

Useful CSS Classes

Here is a short demonstration of all style related CSS classes provided by the Warp framework.

Highlight Content

Drop caps are the first letter of a paragraph which are displayed bigger than the rest of the text. You can create a drop cap using the CSS class dropcap. To emphasize text with some small boxes use <em> element with the CSS class box.

This simple box is intended to group large parts of your content using the CSS class box-content.
This is a simple box to highlight some text using the CSS class box-note.
This is a simple box with useful information using the CSS class box-info.
This is a simple box with important notes and warnings using the CSS class box-warning.
This is a simple box with additional hints using the CSS class box-hint.
This is a simple box with download information using the CSS class box-download.

Use the CSS class dotted to create a dotted horizontal rule.


Create a zebra stripped table using using the CSS class zebra.

Table caption
Table Heading Table Heading Table Heading
Table Footer Table Footer Table Footer
Table Data Table Data Data Centered
Data Bold Table Data Data Centered
Table Data Table Data Data Centered

Definition Lists

Create a nice looking definition list separated with a line by using the CSS class separator.

Definition List
A definition list is a list of terms and corresponding definitions. To create a definition list use the <dl> element in conjunction with <dt> to define the definition term and <dd> to define the definition description.
Definition Term
This is a definition description.
Definition Term
This is a definition description.
This is another definition description.


Create a clearly arranged form layout with fieldset boxes using the CSS class box.

Form legend

Module Variations

This page gives you an idea of the position of the modules and the variations with how they can look.



Mrs West advising a student The Career Education Department at Marlborough Girls' College

HOD Careers/Careers Advisor: Mrs Cheryl West

Careers Administrator: Mrs Megan Luff

The Careers Resource Centre is situated in the Room P8 between Blocks B and C, and there is a range of brochure and computer material available for the school community to access.  

Further Careers information, including Scholarship information, may be accessed by MGC enrolled students on our Careers Moodle page.

MGC Careers - Moodle Site

Students are welcome to come and browse before school, interval, lunch time and after school.

Careers Appointments can be made by emailing the Careers Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by filling in an appointment request slip outside Mrs West's office.

Parent queries may be answered by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning: 520 8448 Ext 880

Useful Links

www.careers.govt.nz - General careers information website provided by Careers New Zealand

www.sjs.co.nz - Student Job Search

Scholarship Opportunities 

Click here for current scholarship opportunities