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Happy National Boarding Week

Principal's Message

by Christine O'Neill, Principal

Nau mai haere mai, talofa lava and warm greetings parents and caregivers

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NZSS Squash Representatives

NZSS Squash Representatives

by CGHS Publication

Congratulations to Petra Curd-McCullough and Caitlin Millard on being selected in the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Squash team.

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NCEA Information Evening

Free NCEA Night On Tuesday 3rd September, 5-7pm At Hagley Cafeteria

by Ministry of Education

This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and understand more about possibilities of career pathways and NCEA. The evening will be useful for parents and students, especially for those who are new to NZ (from migrant and refugee backgrounds).

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Winners of the CGHS Senior Speech Competition

Senior Speech Competition

by Katrina Dyne, English HOLA

This year's Senior Speech Competition involved a line-up of seven talented speakers who covered a range of topics from spoken word poems linked to animal rights and the concept of 'think small', to heartfelt speeches based on forced marriages, foster care and human trafficking, to humorous addresses linked to the Twilight series and climate change.

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CGHS Lipsync 2019 

CGHS Lipsync 2019 Is Coming!

by CGHS Publication

Get your tickets now for this fabulous event.

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Quad Trophy 

CGHS Retains The Quadrangular Trophy

by Robin Brown, Head of Sport

Yesterday CGHS hosted the annual quadrangular exchange between Avonside Girls’ High School, Timaru Girls’ High School, Waitaki Girls’ High School and Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora.

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Careers Update

Careers Update Term 3, Week 3

by Larisa Thatcher, Future Pathways

Keep up to date with upcoming Info Sessions, Open Days, Exchanges, Volunteering Opportunities, Workshops, Blogs and more.

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Mission to help refugee families feel welcome in Christchurch

Mission To Help Refugee Families Feel Welcome In Christchurch

by Rosa Righton and Jessica Shearer

Hello, in our Year 9 English class we have been studying about refugees and how there are going to be new families coming to live in Christchurch, they all come from war torn countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea.

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CGHS Film Festival Logo

Christchurch Girls' High School Film Festival Logo Winning Design

by Annamaree Rae, TIC Media Studies

Congratulations to Esther Smith (Year 12) who designed the winning logo for this year's annual Christchurch Girls' High School Film Festival, which is taking place early in Term 4.

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Secondary Schools Squash Nationals

Secondary Schools' Squash Nationals

by Katie Light (Captain)

On Thursday morning of the first of the month six CGHS Squash players including Katie Light (Captain), Caitlin Millard, Olive Bartlett-Mowat, Lily Collier, Genevieve McCorkindale, Petra Curd-McCullough and Ms Lawrence woke up bright and early to depart for the squash nationals.

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Canterbury Reader's Cup

Canterbury Reader's Cup

by Linley Earnshaw, CGHS Librarian

Last week our Y9 team went to Tūranga to compete in the Canterbury Reader's Cup competition.

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12ENW English Writers' Group Visits

12ENW English Writers' Group Visits

by Katrina Dyne, HOD English

Over the past several weeks, the 12ENW English writers' groups have had visits from some well known locally-based writers.

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2019 NZCAF Christchurch Regional Aerobic & Hip
Hop Competition

2019 NZCAF Christchurch Regional Aerobic & Hip Hop Competition

by Laura Patient, Team Captain

Congratulations to the aerobics team who have competed in the regional competition this past weekend, achieving some fabulous results. Good luck for Nationals later this year in Queenstown Girls!!

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The baby of the Black Ferns, Grace Brooker, flew out of New Zealand for the first time this week.

CGHS Old Girl Grace Brooker To Debut in Australia With The Black Ferns

by CGHS Publication

Grace earned her place on the team back in May 2018 and will debut as outside back against the Wallaroos in Perth on Saturday 10th August.

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Gold Duke of Edinburgh Presentations at Government House

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Presentations at Government House

by Clare Fowler, D of E Award Leader

Congratulations to Anna Coppens and Laura Williams who have completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

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Inspire Foundation Grants & Scholarships

Inspire Foundation Grants and Scholarships

by CGHS Publication

Congratulations to Cass Hetherington (Year 12) and Grace Nichols (CGHS Old Girl) on receiving an Inspire Foundation grant and scholarship respectively.

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What CGHS Parents Want

What CGHS Parents Want… Findings from the PTA survey….

by CGHS PTA

Thank you, we had an impressive response to our survey. This gives us some direction and good ideas.

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CGHS PTA

Come Along To The Next PTA Meeting

by CGHS PTA

The CGHS PTA invites you to come to their next meeting on Monday 12th August at 6pm in the school staff room.

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A Flourishing Life

A Flourishing Life - Wellbeing At CGHS

by Genevieve Leech, Year 12 Dean

Have You Had Your Nature-Pill Today?

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Delicious, nutritious and easy meals for a busy Term 3

Delicious, Nutritious & Easy Meals For A Busy Term 3

by French Trip Fundraiser

The French department is once again selling Pasta Vera products as a fundraiser for the biennial trip to France.

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The Naked Baker Fundraiser for CGHS Football Trip

Get Up & Go With Naked Baker Coffee!

by CGHS 1st XI Football Team

Please support our 1st XI Football Team who are heading up to the Kathy Seaward Football Tournament in Whanagrei, 1st-6th September.

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PTA Secondhand Uniform Shop

PTA Secondhand Uniform Shop

by CGHS PTA

The PTA Secondhand Uniform Shop will be open next on Saturday August 17th from 12 - 1.30pm.

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Rainbow Ball

Rainbow Ball 😃

by Canterbury LGBTQI+ Youth Ball 2019

A group of teachers across several Christchurch schools have come together and have organised the Inaugural LGBTQI+ Youth Ball for Christchurch.

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Parenting Week - 9th-19th September, 2019 

Parenting Week: 9th-19th September

by The Neighbourhood Trust

Any parent reading this knows that parenting has both its joys and its trials! With the help of parenting experts, advocates and agencies, from Christchurch and further afield, The Neighbourhood Trust has put together a programme of events over ten days.

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Gender Identity 101

Gender Identity 101

by Speak Up-Korerotia

Christchurch-based Speak Up-Korerotia human rights show recently recorded the "Gender identity 101" podcast.

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Anxious Kids Seminar

The Anxious Kids Seminar is coming to Christchurch

by Parenting Ideas

Parenting expert, award-winning speaker and author of 11 books Michael Grose, together with wellbeing expert and researcher Dr. Jodi Richardson will be touring across Australia and New Zealand to present their evidence-based approach to managing kids’ anxiety.

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