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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 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. 




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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TGHS Board of Trustees Governance Manual

A draft version of the Board of Trustees Governance Manual has been uploaded to our website so that the Timaru Girls' High School wider community can view it and give feedback to our Board of Trustees. The document can be found at this link. Our BOT Chairperson is Mrs Michelle Martin who can be contacted by email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Christchurch OGA News and Calendar

Helen McCaul, President of the Christchurch Branch of Timaru Girls High Old Girls Association has provided us with the Associations list of events for 2013 and a very newsy April newsletter. It is pleasing to read of the comraderie and friendships, that were formed through their high school years, continuing on long after High School has become a distant fond memory for some.

Christchurch 2013 Schedule of Events

Christchurch April 2013 Newsletter

Many thanks Helen 


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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.


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