What's Happening?

Friday 16 February


From 2:00pm till 8:00pm   Registrations Open
Centennial weekend delegates are welcomed to the Centennial hub to register and receive their registration packs. A range of quality Villa Memorabilia will also be available for all visitors to browse and purchase.
5:30pm or 7:30pm
till late
  Grand Opening Showcase & Reception
Villa Maria College Auditorium

The grand opening event of the Centennial weekend features a uniquely Villa showcase, complete with music and drama, and a touch of nostalgia! Due to high demand for this event, there will be two showings, one at 5:30pm and one at 7:30pm. The Showcase will be performed in the College Auditorium, and will feature a special performance by Rosemary Turnbull's Past Pupils' Choir.

A catered twilight Reception will follow in the Courtyard, with substantial canapés and a cash bar, the perfect opportunity to catch up with your Villa friends! The Reception will run until late.

This is an event not to be missed, and is expected to sell out!





Saturday 17 February


10:00am - 2:00pm  

Villa's Great Day Out!
Villa Maria College

The College Parents' Association (PTA) and the Past Pupils' Association (PPA) are joining forces to create a Great Day Out for all ages. A carnival will be the centrepiece of the day, with food trucks, games, entertainment, swimming and spaces for Villa girls both young and old to gather and share memories together.

Don't miss the beautiful Exhibition, presenting the treasured photos and artefacts from the Villa archives. This is a visual trip down memory lane, and will show the Villa journey over the past 100 years.

Join us for a Devonshire Tea, see your old teachers and classmates, enjoy a guided tour of the College, and be a part of history by having your class photo taken at the Centennial!

Villa's Great Day Out will be a wonderful party for the whole Villa community!

10:30am - 11:30am    Boarders' Function
Where: College Library 

Villa Maria College has a proud history of girls coming to board from all parts of the South Island.

The official Boarders' Function allows former Boarders to reconnect and reminisce on their days living at the College.

Please note that this is a catered event, and you must register and purchase a ticket to attend.

1:00pm - 2:00pm    Staff Function 
Where: College Library 

Teachers, support staff and friends of the College are invited to catch up over a catered afternoon tea to mark 100 years of learning at Villa Maria College.

Please note that this is a catered event, and you must register and purchase a ticket to attend.

6:30pm till midnight   The Blue Tie Ball
Where: Villa Maria College

The Blue Tie Ball promises to be a night to remember, where Villa women and friends can enjoy a sumptuous meal by White Tie Catering, paired with quality beverages throughout the evening (meal and beverages included in the ticket price).

The Ball will be held in the beautiful themed marquee on the College field – a fitting location to celebrate the Centennial in style!

Radio personality Hilary Muir will lead the night's programme, and afterwards, you can dance the night away to local band Puree.






Sunday 18 February


10:00am   Special Mass and Morning Tea
Marquee on the College field at Villa Maria College

The highlight of the Centennial weekend will be the Centennial Mass, a very special Mass to honour all that the past 100 years have encompassed and all that the next 100 will hold.

Please join us for a cup of tea and a bite to eat after Mass, and also see the cutting of the official Centennial cake!

Mass will be followed by a lavish morning tea, presented by the Villa Maria College Foundation.