A Welcome From Our Principal

I am honoured and excited to be leading this special school in the next stage of its proud history. For 137 years, talented, motivated students have met with dedicated, experienced staff to create a supportive, caring community that extends far beyond the physical grounds of the school.

Christchurch Girls' High School values tradition and aspires to the highest in education. We wish to challenge our students to be discerning critical and creative thinkers, who are at ease with the concepts of hard work and service. By providing a wide range of opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, our students are allowed to mature as individuals.

Our vision - Embrace Tradition. Embrace Innovation. Embrace Excellence. - acknowledges a learning environment that values our rich heritage, realises the importance of progress and pursues excellence in all its endeavours. The word "embrace" conveys positive, active acceptance of these three qualities by our students.

Every girl is encouraged and guided to be all she is capable of becoming. A Christchurch Girls' graduate remains open to possibility and seizes opportunity so that her future is not predetermined by others. Instead she has the skills, qualifications and experiences which allow her the freedom to create her own destiny.

At Christchurch Girls' High School we are educating young women for life. I warmly invite you to come and share the experience.

Pauline Duthie
Principal