Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora Experience

Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora is one of the top girls’ only high schools in New Zealand. School life is rich with academic, cultural, sporting, and social opportunities. International students are encouraged and supported to find their place at our school and achieve well alongside their peers. Students who join the school are welcomed as a valued part of the Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora family.

Established in 1877, the decile 9 school has a longstanding tradition of providing an extremely high standard of education for girls with an excellent academic record of achievement.

Girls are encouraged to live the school values of Manaakitanga (Respect and generosity), Whanaungatanga ( Belonging and a sense of connection and working together, Aroho (Empathy, compassion, love, and concern for others), and Rangatiratanga ( Courage, strength of character and confidence) and there is an environment of sisterhood and support.

International students are enrolled in full immersion classes alongside their domestic peers. They are supported by ESOL tutors and we have several specialist ESOL-focused classes in which students can earn credits towards their qualification. Depending on availability students select from a range of subjects to personalise a programme of study for themselves. More information can be found in our curriculum handbook.

There is a wide variety of school clubs, groups, and sports teams that students can join, and various schoolwide events are held throughout the year such as school camps, International week, Pink Day, and Sports Day.

The shared commitment to excellence across the school community remains very evident.

Senior student achievement information, over time, reflects sustained levels of student success. This includes:

  • consistently high roll-based achievement across NCEA Levels 1-3 that is significantly higher than national comparisons
  • very high achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • almost all girls leave the school with the NCEA Level 2 or 3 qualification

Curriculum Handbook

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ERO Report

Christchurch Girls’ High School | Te Kura o Hine Waiora currently has no compliance notices or conditions imposed upon it under the Educations Act 2001 which ‘present risks to the operation of individual schools or to the welfare or educational performance of their students.’ (Section 78H of the Education Standards Act 2001).