Giving to Craighead

Every gift counts. Gifts add a stepping stone into the future, ensuring our school can provide the very best educational opportunities within the very best learning and living environments for its students.

The spirit of giving, committed involvement and contribution from our Old Girls, Parents’ and Friends’ Association, and families have been an integral force of Craighead for many years. Together they raise funds for much needed projects in different areas of the school. Everyone at Craighead is and has been extremely grateful to all those over the years who have supported the varied fundraisers.

We need to continue with this tradition of benevolence from our Craighead family. In order to see larger projects through to fruition, there will be a need to reach out to the wider community for their generosity and participation. Our vision encompasses a Gymnasium complex with associated teaching spaces, the remodelling of Unwin Gymnasium into a modern learning hub, the restoration of the historic Shand House and the upgrade of green spaces.

Each project is distinct but vital to the school’s on-going operation. Our major project, currently underway, is the Craighead Diocesan Development Campaign. This campaign is made up of three different stages. The first stage was the construction of our modern Senior Boarding accommodation, which has now been completed. Stage two will be the Sports Complex which is in the design and consultation stage. The final stage of this campaign is the restructuring of Shand House. We intend to bring this beautiful building back into a functioning part of our Boarding facilities.

  Current Projects and Events coming up…

Our new Gymnasium complex

This is the progress of the new Gymnasium.  We have been shown great support by the School community, past and present and also the Timaru community. This project is in excess of $4 million and we continue to source donors. We have been overwhelmed by the support of Mr Gary Rooney who has pledged $1 Million to this project, and many other individual donors. We continue to seek donations towards this project and encourage you to contact the Development department should you wish to discuss how you may be able to assist. It may be that you would like to assist with a donation towards landscaping, equipment, such as  treadmills or spin bikes, a contribution towards the climbing wall, or a general donation towards this wonderful project.
We will post more photos of progress.
Thank you