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TGHS Welcome Welcome to Timaru Girls’, a school with a proud and respected tradition, but also one that is moving fast for the women of the future. We have a lot to offer any girl - one of our strongest attributes is that our school reflects real life - we have girls from a wide variety of backgrounds bringing and sharing a very wide pool of interests and skills with each other.

Contact Us: Cain Street
Timaru, Canterbury 7910
(03) 688 1122
Timaru Girls' High School We are a school of approximately 450 girls. The school has a boarding house right on the school site. Tradition is strong at our school and our school motto is "knowledge is power".

The girls are friendly, care about each other and welcome new girls to the school. Have a look at our vision and you’ll see what is important to us.

Extra Curricular You name it, we’ve probably got it – sports, culture and service opportunities. Coaches from the community and teachers generally coach most activities. There are plenty of opportunities here and also leadership opportunities.
The Hostel In the hostel you will get your own room. Of course there are rules so everyone is safe. The hostel is right on the school site so it is easy to walk to school (!) and there are services to help you get to sports practices, the bus station when you go home etc. You have to do homework in ‘prep’ each night.
Our Vision Girls' High girls will be happy, motivated and well prepared for the future.

We value personal excellence for every girl, individual achievement, and creativity. We believe it is best achieved within a single sex environment where learning styles specific to girls are understood and best catered for.

TGHS Chorale winners of the Isabel Chetwin Cup

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Timaru Girls' High School Chorale won the Isabel Chetwin Cup for the most improved Choir at the Big Sing held in Dunedin on Wednesday 18 June 2014. Along with this award our Teacher in Charge of Music, Suzanne White, was awarded a $500 conductors award to attend a chorale conference.  We are extremely proud of our Chorale.

 

Christchurch Branch Timaru Old Girls Meet

A large group of Christchurch Old Girls enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea recently at the newly refurbished Garden Court restaurant at the Chateau-on-the-Park. Set in five acres of tranquil parks and gardens the restaurant looks out over beautiful peaceful greenery - a truly magnificent setting, and appreciated by those attending.

Our girls tucked into waist-threatening desserts, such as cheesecake, brulée and gateau, along with boundless cups of tea or coffee, and the babble of conversation indicated a good time was had by all as friends caught up with each other and reunited with colleagues from past years at school.

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TGHS Maadi Cup Squad

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They say success doesn't come without a lot of effort and pain and nowhere is this more exemplified than with Timaru Girls High School's 2014 Maadi Cup Rowing Team. Training for this event began way back in September 2013 and continued unabated to the Maadi Cup event in March 2014. Three or four times a week these girls would depart Timaru at 5am to train at Lake Opuha, an hours journey away, often in attrocious weather conditions because their traditional rowing venue at Salt Water Creek in Timaru simply did not have enough water to accommodate rowing training. Behind these girls were their dedicated coaches, trainers and parents, always supporting and encouraging when the going got tough! There were also the weekends of missed social events, where training took precedence, the strains and sprains from aching muscles and of course, the tiredness from the huge effort needed just to get up to that competitive level. The rewards for all this effort? Supreme highs from being right up there with the best athletes in New Zealand and of course, the heart break when success or failure could be measured in milliseconds. The Maadi Cup itself, an event like no other, where at the end of the day, Rowing is the big winner and every person who has been involved in the cup is that much better for it. For TGHS, this was our most successful Maadi ever, with all the crews making their finals and the Under 16 Coxed Quads coming away with the Gold Medal.

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Maadi Cup Rowing Gold for TGHS Team

The Timaru Girls’ Under 16 Quad (consisting of Tarina Crampton, Tayla Brown, Michaela Watt, Madison Gillespie and Brooke Clemett (cox)) with the training and guidance of their coaches Dan Kelly and Aleeshia Wilson, became the National Secondary Schools Under 16 Quad champions and winners of the Bethlehem cup by 0.42 seconds over their rivals in the 2014 Maadi Cup held on Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel. This is another special moment in Timaru Girls' High Schools fine sporting tradition and ranks right up there amongst the best with it being our first ever national Rowing Title! As any rowing competitor will tell you that success at this level is only achieved through a lot of hard work and pain so congratulations to all our rowers on a very successful Maadi Cup.

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Newsflash

Timaru Girls' High School Chorale won the Isabel Chetwin Cup for the most improved Choir at the Big Sing held in Dunedin on Wednesday 18 June 2014. Along with this award our Teacher in Charge of Music, Suzanne White, was awarded a $500 conductors award to attend a chorale conference.  We are extremely proud of our Chorale.

 

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