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Christchurch Girls’ High School


Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora

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Empower and Inspire

Manaakitanga Whanaungatanga Aroha Rangatiratanga

The development of 21st Century lifelong learners by providing a passionate learning environment with diverse opportunities, experiences and authentic relationships to enable learners to flourish, celebrate achievement, contribute to our world and become tomorrow’s inspired leaders today.

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Our Principal/Tumuaki

Welcome to Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora

It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the Principal | Tumuaki of Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora.

I have been an educator for more than thirty years with international experience as a teacher, Head of Science, and leader in top performing schools. I have spent the last nineteen years in New Zealand with my family, and we have really enjoyed it. My most recent position was Principal of Iona College, a state-integrated boarding and day school for girls in Havelock North, and prior to that Deputy Principal at Baradene College of the Sacred Heart in Auckland.

I am passionate about fostering a culture of high aspirations, ambition for all, and personal excellence, where our students have the best opportunities to grow and develop in a positive, respectful, nurturing and inclusive learning environment. We want our learners to be ambitious, curious, and courageous, to follow their passions and develop their strengths, to be creative and critical thinkers, and to be the leaders of tomorrow. We want to guide our students to find their pathway and we look forward to supporting them on their own journey to excel. Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora provides a myriad of opportunities for growth, achievement, and success and of course, we want to interweave that essential element of fun.

As we know the strength of the school lies in the connection within our community, with the values of manaakitanga, aroha, whanaungtanga and rangatiratanga at the heart and I look forward to getting to know you all.

Our Students’ Voices

Inspiring Stories

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    Describe yourself in 3 words. Positive, Relatable and Hard-working. Image by: CGHS What...
  • Student Profile – Evelyn King

    Describe yourself in 3 words. Thoughtful, talkative, and focussed. Image by: CGHS What...


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Giving Wings
to Your Dreams

Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora values cultural diversity and the histories and traditions of all peoples. In this spirit, international students are warmly welcomed and our students travel widely.

Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora

A Happy Balance

At Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora, every student has the ability to flourish and to find her place. Apart from our excellent academic results and passion on the sports field, we celebrate and embrace ethnic and cultural diversity. With more than 30 clubs to join, and a wide range of drama, dance and music opportunities, at Christchurch Girls’ High | Te Kura o Hine Waiora, there is something for everyone.

Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora

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