Craighead commencing a ‘ New Normal’

in Alert Level 2:


To Students and Parents



Update as of 14 May – going forward

May 8 going forward         Communications to our families and community will resume through our Weekly Newsletter. This link will be emailed to families and the 

                                                community and will always be available on our website and through the Skool Loop app.

May 8                                     NZQA update for parents – emailed home with newsletter

May 14                                   Communication to all our families and community regarding starting school again on Monday 18 May – our Weekly Newsletter

What is happening now:

In terms of communications:

  • We will use our Craighead Weekly Newsletter as our main source of all communications from Friday 8 May onwards, in addition school emails and KAMAR may be used also
  • Check out Instagramcraighead_wellbeing 
  • A Craighead SkoolLoop App is up and running for additional communication methods. It is up to you to download and install this free app on your device. You can find information on how at this link: Skool Loop information

Coming out of our bubbles

We have moved from Alert Level 4 to Level 3, and now we move cautiously to Level 2. With feelings of anticipation that normality is just around the corner for us all, we must not forget the new ways of keep ourselves safe (i.e. washing/sanitising our hands regularly, coughing or sneezing into our elbow, keeping distance) we have been using over the past seven weeks when it comes time to be out in the community again. These new ways of keeping ourselves safe will be with us for the foreseeable future and will be regarded as the new normal, expected of everyone. We are still all living in unprecedented times and it is natural for people to be worried and to be experiencing different emotions and symptoms of stress Please be kind and look out for each other!


Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui

Be safe, be brave, be steadfast

Posted by Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru NZ on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

We are a State-Integrated Anglican Year 7-13 Boarding and Day school for girls, situated in Timaru, South Canterbury.

Welcome to our 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. 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. 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. 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.