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Our new Gymnasium complex – progress to date!



2016 NZQA Scholarship Successes

We were delighted to learn that eight Scholarships were achieved for 2016. This is a record for Craighead.
Congratulations to Emilie Agnew (Biology), Anna Breen (English), Thirada (Yaya) Chanawichote (Design and Graphics), Charlotte Cumming (Art History), Louise Goodwin (English), Nicola Pedlow (Biology) and Toral Tailor (Design). Yaya deserves a special mention gaining two scholarships and building upon the Graphics Scholarship obtained while in Year 12 the previous year.  Scholarship requires a huge commitment over and above regular Level three studies.  Obtaining a scholarship is something to be very proud of!  Thanks go to our subject teachers who inspired, encouraged and supported the girls along the way.

Craighead Diocesan School is a State-Integrated Anglican Year 7-13 Boarding and Day school for girls, situated in Timaru, South Canterbury.

Welcome to our new website! We are very excited to share our vision with you. Although no website can give a complete picture, we hope that it will convey a sense of the spirit of this wonderful school. What you will find here is a flavour of the things we do here at Craighead. Craighead is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all fields of endeavour (spiritual, academic, physical and cultural), with emphasis on the development of each girl within a caring, Christian family atmosphere so that each is well-educated, well-adjusted, responsible, confident and capable of contributing to society. And it is who we are and what we do that makes us different from other schools in South Canterbury. As a school of Special Character, we focus on the needs and potential of each girl. We value academic excellence and make learning exciting. We provide a wealth of opportunities for girls to explore and develop as individuals and to become vibrant members of our school community. Our students are self-assured, connected and actively involved life-long learners.  Craighead is a unique place, with a distinctively warm and friendly family atmosphere which you will notice immediately when you visit our lovely campus. It is such a privilege to lead Craighead. Do please come and have a look for yourself – you will be most welcome. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Ms Lindy Graham

Principal B.A., Dip.Tchg., TESOL Cert., Post Grad. Dip.Ed(Tchg)