Principal’s Welcome

St Matthew’s is a year 7 to 13 girls’ school which also provides for the unique opportunity of a co-educational curriculum and pastoral opportunity at Senior College in years 12 and 13.

Students enter as girls ready to develop academically, culturally, socially, spiritually, civically, and in the world of sport. When they leave, they do so as well-rounded young women, ready to take their places as leaders of the future.

Our motto Ad Astra Per Aspera, meaning To the Stars through Endeavour, is exactly what we want for every one of our young ones. We are a bastion of creative and effective educationalists who have a mission to prepare your daughters for the ever-changing future. We want our students to reach for the stars and their efforts will see them securing the successes they deserve.

Young women from within Aotearoa, and well beyond our shores make their way here to receive excellent instruction from committed and well-qualified staff in a top-quality Boarding and Day school environment.

As a school it is our endeavour to embrace the demands of this diverse and changing world so that our young women become effective, leading, and contributing members of the local and global community.

Becoming a St Matthew’s student means you join a school with an enviable reputation as one of the finest schools in New Zealand. Becoming a student of St Matthew’s, you join a family.

Join us on our journey.”

Kiri Gill BA; DipSecTchg;TTC

Principal, St Matthew’s Collegiate School