Marlborough Girls' College

PowhiriMarlborough Girls' College is situated in the leafy, residential suburb of Blenheim - just a 10 minute walk to the town centre and our local amenities. The College has spacious, well-kept grounds and is a well-resourced school with modern facilities.

This year we have 945 students studying at Marlborough Girls' College, with 16 international students from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hong Kong and China.

Our students are supported to aim for excellence and achieve to their potential - empowering young women to acheive personal and academic excellence through high quality learning and guidance. Our students are high achievers excelling in a number of areas and performing above national average. Our most recent national Educational Review placed Marlborough Girls' College in the top 10% of high performing secondary schools in New Zealand. 

Marlborough Girls' College is one of just two high schools in the top of the south with a 4-5 year ERO review timeframe.

Read the full Education Review Office Report

We are confident your child will benefit from the wonderful opportunities we can offer them at the College.

These include
- Strong student support through an extensive Guidance counselling team that cares for the wellbeing and health of each of our students. 
- Established pathways to top universities in New Zealand and around the world.
- A wide range of subject choices.
- Specialist teachers in all subject areas.
- Small class sizes.
- Five levels of ESOL to ensure that you are supported with your goals.
- An immersive and integrated New Zealand experience. 
- A wide range of subjects and extra curricula activities, with a tradition of academic, sporting and cultural excellence.
- High quality homestay experiences where our international students are placed with caring families who consider our students part of their familytural excellence.

The Dean of International Students and International Administrator support international students through the orientation programme and while they are studying at Marlborough Girls' College.  Our Homestay Coordinator works with the International Department and our homestay families to ensure a safe, welcoming and caring environment is provided for all International students.  

Marlborough Girls' College has strong cultural, leadership, service and sporting traditions. Our students excel at a national level in a wide variety of fields.  We have an extensive extracurricular programme where students can learn a musical instrument,   sing, perform on stage, try new sports … There are nearly 50  different options to choose from.