Christchurch Girls' High School is one of the top single-sex secondary schools in New Zealand.

 Established in 1877, the decile 9 school has a longstanding tradition of providing an extremely high standard of education for girls. The 2016 ERO Report reflects the vision of the school; tradition, innovation and excellence.

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 At Christchurch Girls’ High School, there are high expectations for positive outcomes for all students. 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

Specialist English Tuition

  • Specifically designed English lessons in individual, small group and small class settings

  • Specialist tuition in oral English for communication

A Full Classroom and School Experience

  • Access to the entire school curriculum

  • Immersion into classrooms

  • The support of a school ambassador for as long as needed

  • Access to mentoring and tutoring 

  • Participation in activities such as art, clubs, drama, music, sport

  • Access to school services, support, and facilities such as school health nurses and counselling

A Canterbury and New Zealand Experience

  • Being part of a New Zealand family through homestay placement

  • Visits to local attractions such as the International Antarctic Centre

  • Excursions to special destinations such as Hanmer Springs and Akaroa

  • Trying new experiences such as farm visits and horse back riding


Students at Christchurch Girls' High School study towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and national Scholarship examinations. NCEA is New Zealand's main secondary school qualification under the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

IELTS and OCESOL qualifications can also be gained.



Christchurch Girls’ High School 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).