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  • Welcome to all Parents

    This section of OnStream is designed to meet the needs of our parent community. Please scroll down this page for information about the school, and links to other important information, such as the PTA page.

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    Newsletters are sent weekly via email to the school community in school term time. Please contact the office with your email details if you are not receiving them.

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    • Term Dates for 2018

      Year beginning 2018
      Term 1, 11 weeks 


      Monday 29th January             - Teacher Only Day

      Tuesday 30th January            - Year 9, and Year 13 Prefects only

      Wednesday 31st January       - Year 9 All Day (9am - 2.30pm)

                                                      - Year 13 9am - 11am

      Thursday 1st February           - Year 9 All Day (9am - 2.30pm)

                                                      - Year 13 Peer Leaders various times over day

                                                      - Year 11 9am - 11am

                                                      - Year 12 1pm - 2.30pm

      Friday 2nd February               - Year 9 All Day (9am - 2.30pm)

                                                      - Year 13 Peer Leaders various times over day

                                                      - Year 10 All day

      Monday 5th February             - All years Normal school times beginning with extended Form Time  (Timetables)

                                                      - Powhiri

                                                      - Timetabled Classes from period 3

      Tuesday 6th February            - Waitangi Day

      Wednesday 7th February       - Timetabled Classes


      Friday 13 April


      Waitangi Day 6 February

      Easter: Good Friday 30 March, Easter Monday 2 April
      and Easter Tuesday 3 April 

      School holiday: Saturday 14 April - Sunday 29 April (includes ANZAC day 25 April)

      Term 2, 10 weeks

      Monday 30 April

      Friday 6 July

      Queen’s Birthday 4 June

      School holiday: Saturday 7 July – Sunday 22 July

      Term 3, 10 weeks  Monday 23 July Friday 28 September School holiday: Saturday 29 September – Sunday 14 October
      Term 4, 9 weeks Monday 15 October Thursday 13 December

      Labour Day 22 October

      Show Day 16 November

      Christmas Day

      Boxing Day

      New Year's Day 

      • 2017 School Term Dates

        • 2017 Period Times

          • Bring Your Own Device

            BYOD is where students are encouraged to bring a computer which meets the recommended specifications to class. This could be a computer they already own. In 2018, Year 9 - 11 students are strongly encouraged to BYOD and can expect to use their device in most classes, most of the time. 

            Students at Years 12-13 can also bring their devices to school for use in the classroom however, there is no expectation that this will occur. 

            This also means that any student-owned internet capable device can be used to access the internet through the school’s robust wireless network, with the teacher’s permission, while students are in class.

            Throughout the year, teachers of Year 9 -11 (and most likely the other 2 Year levels) will be utilising BYOD in their lesson planning to give students access to a wide range of new and exciting learning possibilities to help raise student achievement. By encouraging BYOD access to the wireless network we can dramatically increase access to the wide range of learning opportunities afforded by the internet. 

            Students are strongly encouraged to bring their device to school each day, but they should not expect each of their teachers to utilise that device in every lesson. The device will be treated like any other learning resource and will only be utilised when it will aid student engagement and learning in a particular task.

            Before a student can connect to the CGHS wireless network they must first agree to, and sign, the CGHS BYOD  and Responsible Use Agreements. This agreement clearly outlines the responsibilities of the school regarding access to the internet, and the responsibilities of the student to agree to use the school wireless network to access the internet, and take responsibility for the security of their device. Existing CGHS students will also be provided with this agreement at the start of the 2016 school year.

            For more information about the type of device that your daughter may find beneficial to her learning then please refer to the information sheet below.



          • PTA

            The PTA is active in providing a link between staff, parents and the Board of Trustees. The committee meets monthly, usually the first Monday of the month, and assists the Principal and teachers when required with various functions at the school. Click on the logo above to go directly to the PTA page!

            • Contacting CGHS

              Christchurch Girls' High School

              10 Matai St


              Christchurch 8011

              Ph: 3480849