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Christchurch Girls' High School Te Kura O Hine Waiora Yearbook 2021

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Year 13 2021

Yearbook 2021

by Cecelia JardineKing and Michelle Pinkney

This yearbook highlights the events which took place at Christchurch Girls' High School /Te Kura o Hine Waiora, in our community, and further afield during 2021.

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Kapa Haka 2021

Kapa Haka 2021

by CGHS

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Year 13 Geography trip 2021

Yr 13 Geography making connections with the Christchurch City Council.

by Millie Kennedy

Wednesday 7th April 2021 Last week our year 13 Geography students took a visit to the Christchurch City Council Civic Offices.

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Class 9CLJ and their teacher Mrs Jardine-King receiving certificates for participating in a joint online research project with a school in Thailand.

Year 9 Global Citizenship Skills

by Megan Kong

9CLJ celebrated their participation in an Education New Zealand online research project with a class from a Thai high school, Rayongwittayakom.

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Year 11 Learning Enhancement

by Anja Naughton

Year 11 Learning Enhancement Westfield Mall Outing

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Staff 2021

Christchurch Girls' High School Staff 2021

by CGHS

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Pauline Grogan-Henderson

by Anja Naughton

In September this year we lost a great lady in the Learning Enhancement Department.

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Tech Angels 2021

Tech Angels 2021

by CGHS

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Young Farmers 2021

Young Farmers 2021

by CGHS

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Year 13 2021 with Sarah Barrell (Dean)

by CGHS

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Volunteer Army 2021

Volunteer Army 2021

by CGHS

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Whanau Committee 2021

Whanau Committee 2021

by CGHS

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Welcoming Committee 2021

Welcoming Committee 2021

by CGHS

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Waterpolo Senior Team 2021

Waterpolo Senior Team 2021

by CGHS

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Volleyball Senior A 2021

Volleyball 2021

by CGHS

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Tennis Senior A 2021

Tennis 2021

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Technical Drama 2021

Technical Drama 2021

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Teacher Assistants 2021

Teacher Assistants 2021

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Swimming Canterbury Championships 2021

Swimming Canterbury Champions 2021

by CGHS

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Super Touch Team 2021

Super Touch 2021

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Student Council 2021

Student Council 2021

by CGHS

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Sports Leaders 2021

Sports Leaders 2021

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Sports Council 2021

Sports Council 2021

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Show Choir 2021

Show Choir 2021

by CGHS

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Sign Language 2021

Sign Language 2021

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SHE Committee 2021

SHE Committee 2021

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School Prefects 2021

School Leaders 2021

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Academic Committee 2021

Academic Committee 2021

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Acland Prefects 2021

Acland Prefects 2021

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Aerobics Regional Championships 2021

Aerobics 2021

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Animal Welfare 2021

Animal Welfare 2021

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Archery 2021

Archery 2021

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Badminton Gold Team 2021

Badminton 2021

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Barbershop Quartet 2021

Barbershop Quartet 2021

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Basketball Senior A Team 2021

Basketball 2021

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Brain Bee 2021

Brain Bee 2021

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Rugby Union 2021

Rugby 2021

by Mia Cochrane

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Rowing Full Team 2021

Rowing 2021

by CGHS

CGHS Rowing had an incredible season right from the start. We had one of our biggest squads ever, with 63 girls joining/continuing rowing.

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Rock Climbing 2021

Rock Climbing 2021

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Rock Band 2021

Rock Band 2021

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Football Senior XI 2021

Football 2021

by CGHS

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Equestrian 2021

Equestrian 2021

by CGHS

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Environment Committee 2021

Environment Committee 2021

by CGHS

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Eco Action 2021

Eco Action 2021

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Robotics Group 2021

Robotics 2021

by CGHS

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River 2021

River 2021

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Polyfest 2021

Polyfest 2021

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Peer Tutoring 2021

Peer Tutoring 2021

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Duke of Edinburgh International Award 2021

Duke of Edinburgh International Award 2021

by CGHS

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E Sports 2021

E Sports 2021

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Cultural Committee 2021

Cultural Committee 2021

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Cricket 1st XI 2021

Cricket 2021

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Charities 2021

Charities 2021

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Chamber Groups 2021

Chamber Groups 2021

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Cantrices 2021

Cantrices 2021

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Canterbury Snowsports Champions 2021

Canterbury Snowsports Champions 2021

by CGHS

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Canterbury Secondary Cross Country Team 2021

Canterbury Secondary Cross Country Team 2021

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Canterbury Representatives 2021

Canterbury Representatives 2021

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NZ Sports Achievements 2021

NZ Sports Achievements 2021

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Netball A Team 2021

Netball 2021

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School Crest

Year 10 Prizegiving 2021

by CGHS

Year 10 Prizegiving was held separately from Year 9 this year due to covid. Here are the prizewinners:

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School Crest

Year 9 Prizegiving 2021

by CGHS

This year we had to separate our junior prizegiving into year levels due to covid. Here is a list of this year's prizewinners:

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Pauline Grogan-Henderson - Staff

Pauline Grogan-Henderson

by CGHS

In very sad news this year our Head of Learning Enhancement passed away on the evening of the 14th of September after a very short illness.

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Video:  9LWR Christmas video for 

9LWR Community Project

by 9LWR and Cecelia JardineKing

For the end of the year, Year 9 students were given a group project to make meaningful connections with the people in our communities. We were allowed to choose whoever we wanted and what we would do for them.

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Senior Debating 2021

Debating 2021

by Virginia Collingwood

The CGHS Debating Club in 2021 had another successful year with 9 keen debaters from Year 9 to Year 13.

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Learning Enhancement

Mindful Zentagling during Learning Enhancement

by Anja Naughton

In Term 1 this year we were lucky to have Mrs. Boyd join us for two sessions during Learning Enhancement in Year 9.

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Gabby Wright Year 9 winner

Junior Chirnside Competition

by Virginia Collingwood

The Junior Chirnside Competition asks students in Year 9 and 10 to illustrate a passage of a Shakespeare text that was studied in their English class during the year.

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10 Weka's Christmas Aroha

by Vicki Teesdale

The students in 10 Weka have visited a local preschool several times in 2021.

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Alice raced in the U14 category 

Canterbury Secondary Schools Triathlon

by Genevieve Leech

Congratulations to Lola Bryson-Boe and Alice Barnes for their results in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Triathlon race on Sunday, 28th November.

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Year 10 2021 Camp

Year 10 Camp - Student Perspective

by Sophie Yarham

This week I took part in the year 10 school camp. This camp was a lot of fun and had many challenges for all.

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Football 1st XI 2021

First XI Football

by Jason Aaron

The 2021 season started with much promise but ended prematurely when the National tournament was cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19

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Pasifika and Whānau farewell

Pasifika and Whānau Leavers’ Celebration - Monday, 15 November 2021

by Adrienne Huia

After five years together the bond between our Whānau and Pasifika girls was clear to see in the tears that flowed freely at our final celebration. They have become a very close group and enjoyed the opportunity to spend one last moment altogether.

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Year 10 Camp 2021

by Andrea James

Camp is not camp without a bit of drama. Having the van broken into at Kura Tāwhiti and losing essential gear was not quite the start to camp we had planned or hoped for.

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Canterbury
Secondary Schools XC Mountain Bike Championships 

Shredding at the Canterbury Secondary Schools XC Mountain Bike Championships

by Elise Walker - Head of Mountain Biking

Our CGHS mountain bike team has 4 riders. The team competes on Wednesdays in the Christchurch Schools Singletrack Cross Country racing, held at Halswell Quarry.

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National Youth Futsal Championships

by Freya Lodge Whitham

Darsha Keogan, Freya Lodge Whitham, Maddie Northern and Lola Holmes competed at the National Futsal Youth Championships in July, with much success.

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Orchestra Intermediates Trip

by Lucy Boyd, Hawwa Niyaz and Paige Mohs

On Friday, 30 July the combined CGBHS Orchestra went on a tour around the local intermediate schools to show off our musical talent.

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Fencing Championships

by Sera Cox

At the beginning of August the Mid-South Regional Secondary Schools Fencing Championships were hosted here, in the Christchurch Girls High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora gym.

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School Jazz Band Performs at Jazz Quest

by Lily Saunders

On Saturday, 31 July the school Jazz Band performed at Ara music school for Jazz Quest 2021.

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2021 Maatangi Whenua

2021 Maatangi Whenua Geography Quiz

by Renee Coombes

On 12th August, Year 11 Geography students attended the University of Canterbury annual Maatangi Whenua Geography quiz.

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Visit to Justice Precinct

by Paige Mohs and Chenaé Mariller

On Tuesday, 10th of August, the Year 12 Geography class went downtown to the Justice Precinct and Christchurch Police Station.

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Tilly Walbom, Gwyn Walker, Ffion Young, Emily McVicar and Bella Spillane

Senior Theatre Sports

by Abi Rainey

Our Senior Theatre Sports Team Competition

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Waitaha Regional Secondary Schools’ Kapa Haka Competition 2021

by Amiria Tikao

On the 14th of August, Waiataha’s Secondary Schools' Regional Kapa Haka Competition was held at Christchurch Boys' High School. Being the biggest Kapa Haka Competition for High Schools, participating as a kaihaka (performer) pretty much dominates your life for the 5-6 months leading up to the competition - it’s a massive, massive commitment.

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week

by Elsie McRobb

Māori Language week took place from Monday 13 September 2021 – Sunday 19 September 2021

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Malo e lelei

by Maria Lemalie

Tonga Language Week Uike Kātoanga'i 'o e Lea Faka-Tonga took place between 5th and11th September 2021.

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News From The Lab - Hot Air Balloons

by David Clare

Year 9 students launched their hot air balloons into the cool but sunny morning air in Term 3.

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Cycling Success

Cycling Success

by Orla Fitzgerald

The Christchurch Girls' High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora cycling team had an awesome season this year winning multiple age group races and titles! Sadly, Schools Nationals were cancelled due to COVID-19.

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Otago University Junior Mathematics Competition Results 2021

by Julie Olsen

The Otago University Junior Mathematics Competition is entered by talented mathematics students from schools throughout New Zealand.

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Weihnachten: German Christmas Market

by Natasha Smith

On Saturday July 17th, Otautahi in conjunction with the Riverside Market and Deutsch in Christchurch, put on its first ever Midwinter German Christmas Market!

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A Day Spent With The German National Advisor And Founder of the Kiwi Handball Project

by Natasha Smith

Students learning German at Christchurch Girls High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora have been very busy.

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Interact Club

by Hawwa Niyaz

Students in our school from both the Interact club and the Student Volunteer Army volunteered to help with the running of the Ronald McDonald House Duathlon.

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Lola Bryson-Boe

Canterbury Secondary Schools Duathlon Championships

by Genevieve Leech

On Sunday 26 September, 3 duathletes took to the streets of Southbridge to represent our school in the Canterbury Secondary School Duathlon Championships.

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Senior Speech Competition 2022                        

Senior Speech Competition 2021

by CGHS Publication

The Senior Speech Competition was held on the 5th of August this year. We had a wide range of engaging speeches from students in Years 11 to 13.

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Junior Speech Competitions 2021

Junior Speech Competition 2021

by Anne Spence

The annual Christchurch Girls' High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora Junior Speech Competition was held on Thursday 23 September and we were thrilled to have a wide range of speeches.

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Book Week 2021

by Mrs Earnshaw.

The library became a scary place for a week. Bats, spiders, cobwebs and ghosts adorned the Haunted House as our ‘horrible’ collection went on show. Weeks of work by our team of 89 student librarians gave the whole room a great vibe.

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The Takahe Journey For Wahine

Road Race – The Takahe Journey For Wahine

by CGHS Publication

During spring holidays, eight of our students ran 10km each in a relay from Christchurch to Akaroa.

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30th Zonta Sports Awards Final Results 2021

by CGHS Publication

Christchurch Girls High/Te Kura o Hine Waiora can be extremely proud of the students who have achieved awards.

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Tula Hunter, Emily Koller, Caitlin Westmerland Drysdale, Holly Anderson

Ursula Howell Travel Scholarship

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This year, four Year 13 English students put themselves forward to compete for the Ursula Howell Travel Scholarship.

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Social Enterprise Success

by CGHS Publication

Students who undertake the Business Studies course are challenged to create an enterprise which considers four aspects of sustainability: economic, social, environmental and cultural.

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Eco Action Nursery

by Jason Aaron

On Wednesday 3rd November the Eco Action nursery tree planting group held a small function at Mona Vale to thank the volunteer students, teachers, and outside organisations for their hard work this year.

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Canterbury Schools Dressage Success

by Holly Anderson

On the 30 October Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora sent three equestrian teams to the Canterbury Dressage Interschools. Riders rode at level one and level two and completed two dressage tests each.

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Film Festival - Isabel Horgan and Madeline Smith 

Film Festival 2021

by CGHS Publication

Congratulations to the following Year 13 Media Studies students, whose films were awarded prizes at this year's festival

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Tour Of Southland

Cycling

by CGHS Publication

After the disappointing cancellation of the Cycle NZ schools national events, three of our cyclists have had success in the first round of the National Road Series.

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Canterbury School Orienteering Championships - Annabel Diprose

Canterbury Schools Orienteering Championships

by CGHS Publication

Congratulations to Annabel Diprose, Y9, who competed in the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Championships on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2021.

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Global Relations Group raises funds to donate to local charity CRS.

Global Relations Group Donates To Local Charity

by Megan Kong

Our Global Relations Group raised over $800 to donate to local charity, Christchurch Resettlement Services.

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Jennifer Morrison

May Campbell Anderson Competition 2021

by Abi Rainey

Every year, students in Year 12 are offered the opportunity to compete in the May Campbell Anderson Competition by completing an additional English exam.

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Heat 2 - Apollo Ferry, Holly Ross, Daisy Aaron, and Ellie Busfield.

Junior Theatresports

by Abi Rainey

On Sunday 31st October, two teams of wonderful junior actors participated in the Junior Theatresports competition organised by The Court Theatre.

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Senior Theatresports Success

by CGHS Publication

The Senior Theatresports Team has continued its tradition of success, performing with style and flair in the recent final of the Court Theatre Competition.

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Senior Chirnside Competition 2021

by Angela Keates

This annual competition is run by the English department and requires students to answer an essay question with reference to Shakespearean texts.

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Theatresports 2021

Theatresports 2021

by Abi Rainey

This year for Theatresports has been a great success.

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Video: Christchurch Girls' High School  Te Kura  o Hine Waora | Year 12 Senior Prizegiving 2021

Year 12 Prizegiving

by Cecelia JardineKing

This year our Year 12 Prizegiving was in our Performing Arts Centre, rather than being part of a general senior event, due to the Covid situation.

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String Orchestra 2021

String Orchestra 2021

by Kate Gardiner

2021 has been another busy year for the CGHS and CBHS Combined String Orchestra.

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Video: Year 9 Art

Year 9 Art 2021

by Anna Gardiner

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Art - Year 9

by Lieve Bierque

Our Aotearoa - this installation was created by 5 Year 9 art classes in response to the work of well-known New Zealand artist Richard Killeen.

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Video: Year 9 Collaborative Work

Year 9 Collaborative Art 2021

by Anna Gardiner

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Video: Year 10 Art 2021

Year 10 Art 2021

by Caitlin Lormans

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Video: Year 11 Video One

Year 11 Art 2021

by Anna Gardiner

There were so many beautiful art pieces created by Year 11 students in 2021 we had to make two videos to showcase them

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Video: Year 12 Painting and Printmaking 2021

Year 12 Painting and Printmaking 2021

by Anna Gardiner

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Video: Year 12 Design

Year 12 Design

by Anna Gardiner

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Video: Year 13 Painting

Year 13 Painting 2021

by Anna Gardiner

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Video: Year 13 Printmaking

Year 13 Printmaking 2021

by Anna Gardiner

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Video: Year 13 Design

Year 13 Design

by Anna Gardiner

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Jazz Band 2021

Jazz Band 2021

by PhotoLife

This year the Jazz Band was taken by Vince Leahy every Friday morning at 7:20 am.

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Young Enterprise Scheme

Young Enterprise Scheme – Kickstart

by Andrea James

The Level 3 Business Studies class attended the regional ‘Kickstart’ event at Ara in March.

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Year 13 Geography - Lyttletno Port Company Visit

Year 13 Geographers Making Connections with Plastic

by Allan Meredith, HoD Geography

The Year 13 Geography class visited Lyttleton Port which is New Zealand’s second biggest export hub and third largest port to compliment the topic they are studying on ocean plastic and to hear about the other environmental/engineering projects that have been going on there.

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2021 Makos Zonal Secondary School Open Water Swimming Championships

2021 Makos Zonal Secondary School Open Water Swimming Championships - Great Results (copy)

by Robin Brown, Head of Sport

CGHS had swimmers competing in this event which was held in Akaroa on Saturday 20th February.

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SISS Triathlon and Duathlon 

SISS Triathlon and Duathlon

by Genevieve Leech

Congratulations to Paris Carroll and Alice Barnes who both placed first in their categories on Sunday at the South Island Secondary Schools Triathlon and Duathlon events.

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Canterbury Inter-schools Show Jumping
Competition

Canterbury Inter-schools Show Jumping Competition

by Holly Anderson, Head of Equestrian

On the 22nd of February, the Equestrian club sent two teams to Mcleans Island to compete in the Canterbury Inter-schools Show Jumping Competition.

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Choir Camp 

Choir Camp

by CGHS Publication

Over one weekend in March the school’s auditioned choir, Cantrices, held its annual choir boot camp!

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Year 11 Geography Field Trip to Queenstown

Year 11 Geography Field Trip to Queenstown

by Alex Sidwell and Pippa Blair

On the 10th of March, all the Year 11 Geography classes hopped on a bus to travel down to Queenstown to interview tourists for our internal assessment.

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CGHS Swimming Sports 2021

CGHS Swimming Sports 2021

by Caitlin Close, Swimming Sports Leader

The annual CGHS Swimming Sports were held at the Wharenui Swimming Pool.

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Canterbury Schools Dragon Boating Tournament,  Lake Rua

Canterbury Schools Dragon Boating Tournament

by Georgia Fitzpatrick

On Sunday, the 7th of March, nine CGHS students competed in the Canterbury Schools Dragon Boating tournament at Lake Rua.

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School Crest

String Quartet 2021

by Charlotte Cotton

2021 has been the final year of the current CGHS string quartet, consisting of Charlotte Cotton, Kate Gardiner, Heather Paget, and Charlie Roberts, tutored by Anne Clark.

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Librarians 2021

Library 2021

by Linley Earnshaw

Library report 2021(Mrs Earnshaw)

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Orchestra 2021

Orchestra 2021

by Charlotte Cotton

In 2022, the CGBHS orchestra had another great year under the baton of Mr Langdon, with orchestra leader Kate Gardiner.

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Video: Christchurch Girls' High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora | Year 11 Prizegiving 2021

Year 11 Prizegiving 2021

by CGHS

This year our Year 11 Prizegiving was held in the PAC and livestreamed to our wider whanau community

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10AGK 2021

Year 10 2021

by Photolife

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11BLM 2021

Year 11 2021

by PhotoLife

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12DLM 2021

Year 12 2021

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13BWR 2021

Year 13 2021

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9ASJ 2021

Year 9 2021

by CGHS

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Video: Christchurch Girls' High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora | Year 13 Senior Prize Giving 2021

Year 13 Prizegiving 2021

by CGHS

This year prizegiving was separated out into different senior year levels, due to covid restrictions. The first was Year 13 Prizegiving, held in our Performing Arts Centre, which was a fitting farewell for our 2021 leavers. The prizewinners are as follows:

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Kate Gutry

Kate Louise Gutry

by Laura-Jean Peawini

18 May 2003 - 15 February 2021

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Service at CGHS

by Letitia Hill

It has been an incredibly busy and successful year for service and volunteering within the school and the wider community.

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Connon House 2021

Connon House

by Jorja Miller

I have had the privilege of being head of Connon House for 2021.

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Sheppard House 2021

Sheppard House

by Hollie Lintott

This year was one to remember for Sheppard House!

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Harper House 2021

Harper House

by Meg Blanchfield

It is safe to say that 2021 was a rollercoaster for Harper House!

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Selwyn House 2021

Selwyn House

by Emily Bowden

This last year has been a rollercoaster for everyone, both students and teachers, however even with tough circumstances the year has been an epic one and the house spirit has been absolutely awesome.

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Rolleston House

by Millie Birkett

2021 has been a great year for Rolleston, I have loved to see all of the Rolleston students get involved in all of the activities this year.

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Deans House 2021

Deans House

by Orla Fitzgerald

Although this year has not panned out the way we had expected, Deans House showed great involvement and enthusiasm especially at the beginning of the year when things were a bit more normal.

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Senior Speech Competition 2021

Senior Speech competition 2021

by Melanie O'Connor

The Senior Speech Competition was held on the 5th of August this year.

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Cultural Roadshow 2021

Cultural Roadshow, 17 March 2021

by Jennifer Morrison

The second ever CGHS Cultural Roadshow was full of energy and enthusiasm!

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Junior Production 2021

Junior House Production 2021

by Jennifer Morrison

The 2021 Junior House Production was a great success!

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CGHS Students Travelled Around the World for International Week 2021

by Megan Kong

In August we celebrated International week at school and our students were able to experience some of the amazing cultures that make up our school family.

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Video: Samoan Language Week 2021

Samoan Language Week 2021

by Christine O'Neill

O ā mai oulou? How are you all?

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French Film Festival Outing

by Michelle Pinkney

On Friday 2nd July, senior French students were treated to a private viewing of a movie featured in this year's French Film Festival.

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French NCEA Immersion day - theme Canada.

French Immersion and NCEA workshop day at the University of Canterbury

by Michelle Pinkney

Senior French students from around the city gathered together on Friday 11th June at the University of Canterbury for the annual NCEA workshop day.

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Aukaha Day - Tau 12

by Eise Walker

On Tuesday the 6th July seven Year 12 Māori students went to the University of Canterbury for an introduction to what is available to study. When we arrived there was a mihi whakatau welcoming us to the university.

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Virtual Culture Exchange with Japanese School

by Megan Kong

Juniors making connections and welcoming virtual visitors to our school.

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Year 9 Reader's Cup

by Linley Earnshaw

Tūranga hosted the annual Reader's Cup for Year 9 students this week.

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Squash Success

Squash

by Ros Lawerence

Christchurch Girls' High School /Te Kura o Hine Waioroa Squash Team came first in the Girls' Competition of the SISS Squash Tournament in Timaru.

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Ilona Mclachlan, Sophia Falta(back), Sera Cox, Rebecca Yin 

Fencing Championships

by Carolyn Waugh

Christchurch Girls' High School/Te kura o Hine Waiora fencing students had great success at the Canterbury Secondary School Championships.

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Lifesaving

by Michelle Pinkney

The lifesaving examinations were held at Jellie Park on Wednesday 23rd June.

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House Prefects

LipSync 2021

by Laura-Jean Peawini

Congratulations to all our students and staff who took part in LipSync on Thursday 24 June.

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Manu Kōrero ki Waitaha- Regional Māori Speech Competitions

by Adrienne Huia

On Thursday June 18, our school kapa haka headed to Hornby High School to support our three speakers who were entered to speak in the Manu Kōrero regional Māori speech competitions.

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Year 11 Casio Mathematics Competition at Hagley College

by Julie Olsen

On the evening of Wednesday, 23rd of June, four students (Anna-Marie Browne, Ayeka Gunasekera, Victoria Elegarle, Naina Manoj) formed a team in order to compete in the Year 11s Casio Mathematics Competition at Hagley College.

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South Island Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

by Julie Song

Three Christchurch Girls High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora students competed in the South Island Secondary School Swimming Champs held in Timaru.

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Cross Country

by Bee Ruder

On Thursday 3rd of June, 13 determined runners from CGHS competed in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Cross Country

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Social Studies - Year 9

by CGHS Publication

In Term 2 Year 9 core classes went on a Social Studies Taonga Hunt across Christchurch City.

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Cycling

by Ruth Kellow

Amye Kellow went to Age Group Cycling Road Nationals during the April school holidays.

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Futsal 

Futsal

by Gaylene Ditfort

Freya Lodge and Darsha Keogan were chosen for the Canterbury U19 girls Futsal team.

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Canterbury Under 18 Hockey Representatives.

by CMGSport Action Images

A number of players who were selected for the Canterbury U18 representative hockey teams

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Kayaking

by Sophia Shearer

CGHS competed at Lake Karapiro, in the New Zealand and Oceania Canoe Sprint Nationals.

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Music Concert

by Michael Langdon

On Thursday 13th May, the Music Department had our first Music Concert of the year.

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Softball Success

Softball

by Robin Brown

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Secondary School Cross Country

Road Race

by Madeline Sharpe

On the afternoon of Tuesday 11th May, a team of Christchurch Girls High runners competed in the Canterbury Road Race at Hagley park.

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River Quest River Clean Up 2021

by Jason Aaron

On Thursday 6th May a group of 25 students and staff undertook the first CGHS River Quest river clean up. This event was part of the Mother of All Cleans Ups organised by the Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust.

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National Fencing Title for Sera Cox

Fencing

by Carolyn Waugh, TiC Fencing

Sera Cox competed in the New Zealand National Under 15 and Cadet (Under 17) Fencing Championships from the 24th to the 26th of April

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Video: Athletics Day 2021

Athletics Day 2021

by Robin Brown

Our annual sports were held on Monday 8th March.

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Video: Year 9 Camp 2021

Year 9 Camp 2021

by Izzy Hay

Every year, our new Year 9 cohort make their way up to Waipara for an overnight camp. Izzy Hay tells us about her experience.

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SUPA Schools Tournament 

CGHS Polo Success

by Justine Wheelans

The CGHS team won the B grade at the SUPA Schools tournament on Sunday, 28th March.

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Year 10 Ōtakaro Learning Through Action and Antarctic Centre Field Trip

Year 10 Ōtakaro Learning Through Action and Antarctic Centre Field Trip

by Alice Newman and Sophia Smith, 10Whio

During Week 8 in Term 1, the Year 10 classes headed into Ōtautahi’s city centre and to the Antarctic Centre on a field trip that aimed to help us learn more about climate change and the effect that climate change is having on Antarctica.

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South Island Secondary Schools (SISS) Athletics Competition

South Island Secondary Schools (SISS) Athletics Competition

by Meg Blanchfield

On Friday 9th of April and Saturday 10th of April, the South Island Secondary Schools (SISS) athletics competition took place here in Christchurch at Ngā Puna Wai.

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Relay for Life

Relay for Life

by Annabelle Kelley and Bethany Crossan

On the 10th of April, 19 CGHS students participated in The Relay For Life event in North Canterbury.

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Maadi 2021

Maadi 2021

by CGHS Publication

Maadi Team 2021: Emily Bowden, Orla Fitzgerald, Piper Spencer, Skye Duncan, Sophie Chapman, Anna Clinch, Brielle Pierson, Charlotte Chater, Emily Cox, Maddison Gittins, Nina Jarman, Paris Sutton, Petra Curd – McCullough, Susie Crawford, Jessie Workman, Millie White, Aimee Giles, Bella Reddecliffe, Erin Kang, Holly Hance, Katie Gardner, Lucy Haller, Maia Greenwood, Nina McKay. Pippa Ford, Rosa Righton, Frankie Binnie, Olivia Joseph, Coco Chaffey, Isabelle Williamson, Kate Smith, Keira Wolff, Sienna Godfrey-Chatterton, Tilly Ensor, Sylvie King, Tylah Bishop, Daisy Sutton

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New Zealand Secondary
Schools’ Triathlon Tag Team Champions

Triathlon Triumph in Taranaki

by Pixie Cockerill, Multisport Leader

Over the weekend of 27th/28th March, four of our Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora students travelled to New Plymouth to compete in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Triathlon Championships.

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CGHS Futsal Team

2021 Futsal Nationals in Wellington - Fantastic Debut

by Becky Hewitt, Futsal Sports Leader

Monday 22 March saw the start of the 2021 Futsal Nationals in Wellington, with CGHS making our first ever appearance in the tournament.

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12GEO Camp - University of Canterbury Cass Field Station

12GEO Camp - University of Canterbury Cass Field Station

by Lucy Boyd and Chenaé Marillier

On Wednesday the 17th of March the 12GEO class went on camp to the University of Canterbury Cass Field Station.

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CGHS Senior Ki O Rahi Team

Ki O Rahi

by Adrienne Huia, HoD Te Reo/Tikanga

The school senior Ki O Rahi team competed on Friday 19th March at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Ki O Rahi tournament which was held at the Ngā Puna Wai Sports hub.

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2021 Athletics Canterbury Championship Finals 

2021 Athletics Canterbury Championship Finals

by Meg Blanchfield, Athletics Leader

The Canterbury Athletics Finals took place at Ngā Puna Wai on Saturday, 20th March. Our team consisted of 31 athletes, with lots of great results achieved.

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Ugly Shakespeare Performance

Ugly Shakespeare Performance

by Katrina Dyne, HoLA English

In Term 1 a number of our students were treated to a performance of Romeo and Juliet (renamed as Romeo and Jules) from the Ugly Shakespeare Company.

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