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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.

Christchurh OGA Get-together

On Thursday evening 16th October members of the Christchurch Branch of the Old Girls’ Association met for their second “dinner date” with boys from the local branch of Timaru Old Boys’. Held at the Cashmere Club again, the buffet dinner had been so well received two years ago there was great anticipation for a repeat event – especially from the boys!

Once again the boys outnumbered the girls: two-to-one; not bad odds from the girls’ perspective! Girls’ High Principal, Sarah Davis, and Nick McIvor, Rector of Boys’ High, both addressed the gathering providing an update on current happenings at each of our schools.

Raffles and an auction for an aeroplane flight brought in some welcome cash, shared between the two branches.   This year the boys surpassed the girls in the singing of our respective school songs, certainly in terms of volume but provided added entertainment, and overall the evening of good food and wine, convivial chat and friendly laughter as we reminisced, was enjoyed by everyone. Feedback from both sides has been positive with requests to repeat a get-together again in the future.

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2014 TGHS Wheels Day

After some anxious weather moments over night and early this morning, the rain has cleared and the exhibits and people have arrived for the 3rd Annual Wheels Day Fair. There are some stunning exhibits ranging from giant Earth Movers down to vintage and modern motorbikes, and something for everyone, including food stalls, cake stalls bric-a-brac.

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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.





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The 2015 Course confirmation dates have been set for Tuesday, 27th January and Wednesday 28th January. To set up an appointment please go to School Interviews website using the login credentials that have been sent to you via a letter.


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