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Proposed Curriculum and Pastoral Care for 2018

At Craighead we are currently in the final phases of a major curriculum review. This review is being undertaken by teaching staff in a response to student need, the desire to provide more choice and the recognition of assessment fatigue amongst senior students. To this end we are introducing changes to our curriculum which reflect these three aspects, allowing our students to experience a broad education, and the opportunity to develop strategies to cope in an increasingly challenging world. (to find out more click here…..)

Vertical Forms (Years 7-13) – Current research around student wellbeing (including ERO documents) indicate that vertical forms (comprised of students of all age groups) enhance relationships amongst year levels. (to find out more click here…..)

Middle School (Years 9 and 10) – From 2018 we are moving to a semester system and we are implementing a two year programme at Years 9 and 10. 2018 will be a transition year ……(to find out more click here…..)

Whilst the core subjects remain the same, there are some significant changes planned in some Learning Areas. The Social Sciences Learning Area, for example, will see all students experiencing the senior disciplines of Economics, Geography and History under the guidance of specialist Social Science teachers (to find out more click here…..)

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)