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Powhiri to Welcome Christine O’Neill to our School

Pōwhiri to Welcome Christine O’Neill to our School

by Laura-Jean Peawini Assistant Principal

On Thursday 5th July we held a full school Pōwhiri with the support of Ngāi Tahu to welcome Christine O’Neill to our school. Mrs O’Neill will take up her position of Principal in Term 3.

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Shave for a Cure

Shave For A Cure

by Laura-Jean Peawini, Assistant Principal

During lunch time today, three brave year 13 students shaved their hair to support Shave for a Cure.

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Emerging Leaders Conference 

Emerging Leaders' Conference

by Hannah Thomson

A group of 24 Christchurch Girls' High Students, along with 600 other students from across Canterbury, were lucky enough to attend the 2019 Emerging Leaders' Conference held at Christ's College on Tuesday 2 July.

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BrainBee Neuroscience competition 2019

BrainBee Neuroscience Competition 2019

by Jason Aaron, HOLA Science

This year Kate Gardiner, Charlie Roberts, Zaimel Saaed, Lily Pilkington, Jazmin Garvey, Rebekah Gray and Winifred Davis, with chaperone Emma Garvey, represented Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora at the BrainBee competition hosted by the University of Otago.

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Manu Kōrero 2019

Manu Kōrero 2019

by Adrienne Huia, HOD Māori/Tikanga

The regional Māori speech competitions were hosted by Lincoln University on Friday, July 28. 40 of our kapa haka girls headed to Lincoln to watch the speeches and support our own two speakers who were competing against some of the best young orators from Canterbury.

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Can Drive for the Christchurch City Mission

Can Drive For The Christchurch City Mission

by Laura-Jean Peawini, Assistant Principal

Over the last few weeks our School Houses have been collecting cans for the Christchurch City Mission and to gain house points based on the number of items provided.

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UC Cup Player

Commitment, Leadership And Contribution

by CGHS Publication

Earlier this year the coaches and manager of our UC Cup team nominated Alice Dalzell as the player who showed commitment to the team and her studies, displayed leadership qualities, and contributed to the local community.

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Year 11 Casio Competition

Year 11 Casio Competition

by Charlie Roberts

The annual Casio Calculator Maths Competition for Year 11 students consists of 4 rounds of complex maths questions.

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Christchurch Climate
Challenge Conference

Christchurch Climate Challenge Conference

by Aria Carroll, María Bascunan & Mashal Iqbal

On Saturday and Sunday, a number of Christchurch Girls’ High School Students attended the Christchurch Climate Challenge Conference at the University of Canterbury.

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CGHS Senior A Basketball Team

CGHS Basketball Top Of The Table After Round One In The Whelan Trophy Competition

by Robin Brown, HOD Sport

On Tuesday the Senior A basketball team played in a top of the table clash against Kaiapoi High School, who were previously unbeaten.

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South Island Secondary Schools’ Squash Championships

South Island Secondary Schools’ Squash Championships

by Vicki Millard, Robin Brown HOD Sport

A team of three, Lily Collier, Caitlin Millard and Olive Bartlett-Mowat, travelled to Dunedin last Friday for the South Island Championships.

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Mud Run 2019

Mud Run 2019

by Ruby Lange

On Sunday June 30, 10 teams of CGHS girls participated in the annual Sport Canterbury Mud Run, which was held at the Christchurch Adventure Park for the first time this year.

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A Flourishing Life

A Flourishing Life - Wellbeing At CGHS

by Genevieve Leech, Year 12 Dean

The holidays provide a chance for our senior students to have a break from the intensity of internal assessments that they have had in the last few weeks.

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Video: An intro to Loves-Me-Not

Year 12 Health Students Seminar

by Sandy Otway, HOD Health

On Thursday, July 25th all year 12 students taking Level 2 Health will be taking part in a one-day workshop called Loves-Me-Not.

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Coping with the Flu at home

Tips For Staying Well During The School Holidays

by Canterbury DHB

With flu circulating widely in the community, Canterbury DHB has some simple tips for how you can stop the spread, and look after yourselves and your whānau if you do get sick.

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Te Pōkai Ao registrations of interest are now open

Te Pōkai Ao Te Pōkai Ao Opportunity For Ngāi Tahu Year 9 & 10 Students

by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is pleased to confirm the following opportunity for Rangatahi Ngāi Tahu in Years 9 & 10 at High School to attend local wānanga in preparation for an international trip to San Francisco / Silicon Valley in the October School Holidays, 2019.

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CGHS PTA Meeting


The CGHS PTA will be meeting on Monday 12th August at 6pm in the school staff room. You are all welcome to attend.

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Have you considered hosting an International Student?

Have You Considered Hosting An International Student?

by Megan Kong, International Student Liason

Are you able to provide a fully furnished room, three meals a day and welcome one of our International students into your family to help them thrive in NZ?

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Entertainment Membership Fundraiser

Order Your Entertainment Membership Today!

by CGHS Administration

CGHS is participating in the Entertainment fundraiser again this year and would appreciate your support.

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