Christchurch Girls’ High School



  1. Christchurch Girls' High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora 2018

    2018 was a another great year for Christchurch Girls' High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora. Read more…
  2. Board of Trustees 2018

    A list of the current Board of Trustees. Read more…
  3. Chair of the Board's Prizegiving Speech

    Julian Bowden delivered his speech at the senior prizegiving. Read more…
  4. Video: Year 9 Curriculum Project

    The Year 9 students had a range of guest speakers and taster sessions. Read more…
  5. Year 9 Camp

    In February this year, 250 brand new year 9 students were bused off to Waipara Boy’s Brigade for their camp. It was a fun-packed week of ... Read more…
  6. Year 10 Camps

    Our Year 10 camps in Term 4 were a success again this year. Read more…
  7. Video: Year 10 Junior Curriculum Project

    This year the Year 10 group worked on a variety of projects as part of our Junior Curriculum Project. Read more…
  8. Year 11 Geography Field Trip

    On the 8-10 March, five Year 11 Geography classes had a field trip to get an introduction to Geography and to investigate the tourism ... Read more…
  9. Year 11 Mountain Biking Field Trip

    Every year at the end of Term 3 the Year 11 Physical Education students head to Hanmer Springs to experience some ‘proper’ mountain biking. Read more…
  10. Year 12 P.E. Field Trip

    Every year in June the Year 12 Physical Education students head to Boyle River, in the Lewis Pass, to experience some of what the outdoors ... Read more…
  11. Year 12 Tourism Field Trip

    On Friday 18th May the two Year 12 Tourism classes travelled to Akaroa for a one-day trip to see the popular tourist destination on our ... Read more…
  12. BrainBee Neuroscience Competition

    On Monday 25 June Atithi Chamoli, Treasa Glubb, Mary O’Leary and Heli Pate, accompanied by Jason Aaron and Sarah O’Leary, travelled down ... Read more…
  13. Year 13 Biology

    For a week at the end of May, each Year 13 Biology class travelled to Wainui and spent a night in YMCA accommodation by the shore front. Read more…
  14. Year 13 Leavers' Formal

    "A Night at the Oscars" was the theme for this year's leavers' formal. Read more…
  15. Jessie Clark Memorial Prize for Appreciation of Jane Austen

    Congratulations to all the girls who participated in this competition in Term 2. Read more…
  16. Junior Alison Harper Competition

    It was a fabulous event with students performing monologues and duologues from Shakespearean plays, as well as extracts written by female ... Read more…
  17. Junior Speech Competition

    The Junior Speech Competition was, as expected, a highlight in the English calendar for 2018. Read more…
  18. Junior Chirnside Prize for the Appreciation of Shakespeare

    Junior girls were invited to take a quote from a Shakespearean Drama and create an A4 poster. Read more…
  19. Senior Alison Harper Competition

    The annual Senior Alison Harper Competition was held at school on Friday 13 April. Read more…
  20. Senior Chirnside Competition 2018

    Congratulations to the winners of the Senior Chirnside Shakespeare Competition, 2018, which was held on 30 August. Read more…
  21. Senior Speech Competition

    On Thursday 9 August, eight senior students partook in the CGHS Senior Speech Competition. The competition was fierce, with eight superb ... Read more…
  22. Fiscal Policy Challenge

    The Fiscal Policy Challenge tasks senior Economics students to make recommendations to the Tax Working Group on the New Zealand tax system. Read more…
  23. CGHS Film Festival

    The annual CGHS Film Festival was held on the 16th August in the PAC. It was a fabulous event that showcased seven short films, all made ... Read more…
  24. Governor General Opens New Performing Arts Centre

    On the 27th of May 2018, students and staff members of CGHS flooded into the gym for the long-awaited opening of the Performing Arts ... Read more…
  25. International Food Day

    On Tuesday the 1st of May, the International Club held an International Food Day. Read more…
  26. Video: Junior Prizegiving

    On December 2018 the school gym was packed with staff, students and many parents for our first ever Junior Prizegiving. Read more…
  27. Monetary Policy Challenge 2018

    A group of five of our top senior economists, Charlotte Partington, Sarah Bates, Lily Trotter, Akeira Worthington and Beth Wray took part ... Read more…
  28. Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

    On Saturday 7 April, eighteen girls represented Christchurch Girls' High School at the annual University of Otago, Sheilah Winn ... Read more…
  29. Charities Committee

    This has been an incredibly busy year for the Charities Committee, with large fundraisers happening every term. It started off with a ... Read more…
  30. World Challenge to Myanmar 2018

    On Monday 3rd December ten students and two staff members together with their accompanying guide flew via Singapore to Yangon in Myanmar. Read more…
  31. Garden Club

    This year in the Garden Club we had a fantastic group of girls who showed a great amount of interest and commitment in the garden. Read more…
  32. Senior Film Club

    Senior Film Club this year has enjoyed meeting once a week to view films, discuss our favourites and warn each other about films that ... Read more…
  33. International Club

    The International Club is a space for students of all nationalities to embrace new cultures. Read more…
  34. Knitting Club

    Every Thursday a group of keen knitters and those who wanted to learn met in the library at lunchtime. What the group most enjoyed was the ... Read more…
  35. Robotics

    A small yet keen group of girls were involved in the Robotics club this year. Read more…
  36. Scribblers Writers Group

    As president, I can truthfully say that Scribblers is a creative plane of liberation that enables a place of celebration and support which ... Read more…
  37. Senior Book Club

    The Senior Book Club is a tight-knit group of the senior school’s most voracious bookworms. Read more…
  38. Sign Language

    The New Zealand Sign Language class ran weekly on a Monday afternoon and saw a small group of girls, made up by all year levels, excel in ... Read more…
  39. Chamber Group

    This year Christchurch Girls’ High School has three main chamber groups. Read more…
  40. Orchestra Festival

    On Monday the 17th of September, the combined CGHS/CBHS Orchestra and the String Orchestra took part in the annual Orchestra Festival, ... Read more…
  41. Concert Band

    The Christchurch Girls’ and Christchurch Boys’ High School Concert Band had a great year. We had seven Girls’ High students involved this ... Read more…
  42. Model United Nations

    United Nations Youth conferences are run for youth by youth; these are held at regional, national and international levels. Those who ... Read more…
  43. Orchestra Festival

    On Monday the 17th of September, the combined CGHS/CBHS Orchestra and the String Orchestra took part in the annual Orchestra Festival, ... Read more…
  44. Orchestra

    This year the Christchurch Girls’ and Boys’ High School combined Orchestra has been working incredibly hard towards all the events and has ... Read more…
  45. String Orchestra

    This year has been another busy year for the Christchurch Girls’ and Boys’ High School Combined String Orchestra. Read more…
  46. Kapa Haka 2018

    The kapa haka in 2018 consisted of about 30 members and was led by Samantha Moore and Aliyah Teirney – Lambert, with great support from ... Read more…
  47. Pasifika Leaders’ Breakfast

    On Friday 25 June, Ella Tanoa–Kell and Jayanna Tia were acknowledged for their leadership of our Pasifika students at a breakfast event ... Read more…
  48. Pasifika Speech Competitions

    Temukisa Fetuao and Ema Pasikala represented Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora at the Pasifika speech competitions ... Read more…
  49. Polyfest 2018

    On Saturday 17th of March 2018, the Christchurch Girls' High/Te Kura o Hine Waiora Polyfest group set off to perform at the Canterbury ... Read more…
  50. Athletics

    The CGHS Athletics Sports were held on Friday 20 February on the Burnside High School lower field. Read more…
  51. Badminton

    This year Christchurch Girls’ High School had a total of 17 badminton groups, which was a lot more than in previous years. Read more…
  52. Equestrian

    The Christchurch Girls' High School / Te Kura O Hine Waiora Equestrian Team had a fantastic year and came away with some great results as ... Read more…
  53. Football

    The football team endured a season of “what ifs” on their way to finishing tied for 5th in the Wednesday Premier competition and runners ... Read more…
  54. Hockey

    The hockey season has zoomed by with six teams competing in an exhilarating season. Read more…
  55. Futsal

    The fast-paced game of futsal was well represented at Christchurch Girls’ High this year, with two fabulous junior teams entered into the ... Read more…
  56. Ki O Rahi

    At the end of Term 2, our Ki-o-rahi teams participated in the first ever ‘girls’ division at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Ki-o-rahi ... Read more…
  57. Life Saving

    This year there was again a keen group of girls across every year group who took part in the Royal Life Saving awards programme. Read more…
  58. Mountain biking

    CGHS students enjoyed success at the South Island XCO Mountain Biking Cross Country Championships on 4 February at Halswell Quarry. Read more…
  59. Netball

    Once again the CGHS Netball Club has had an awesome season this year with a total of 22 teams competing in the Wednesday and Saturday ... Read more…
  60. New Zealand Representatives

    NZ Colours 2018 Read more…
  61. Snow Sports

    At the start of the ski season, both the ski and snowboard teams entered the Canterbury school sport competition, held at Mt Hutt ski field. Read more…
  62. Rugby

    Rugby at Christchurch Girls' High School is a growing sport and this year the 1st XV had a number of successes. Read more…
  63. Rock Climbing

    In this invigorating and sociable sport, personal records have been broken by the Christchurch Girls’ High School Rock Climbing Group. Read more…
  64. Track Cycling

    Esme Maillard (13DTP) competed at the Elite Track National Cycling Championships in Invercargill between 21-25 February. Esme achieved a ... Read more…
  65. Tennis

    We have had another successful year of tennis at school attracting a lot of new players across the junior years as well as combining our ... Read more…
  66. Triathlon

    What another fantastic year it’s been for our multisport team! Our strong team of triathletes and duathletes certainly made an appearance ... Read more…
  67. Volleyball

    Volleyball has been a popular sport this year with a combination of competitive and social teams playing in Term 1 and Term 4 in the ... Read more…
  68. Water Polo

    2018 has been a successful year for the CGHS Water Polo Team. With the same young team that carried on from last year, we took on the goal ... Read more…