Emphasis on motivation, values, respect & discipline
Timaru Girls’ High School offers every girl the opportunity to nurture her talents and accept responsibility to become a self-confident young woman equipped both personally and academically to face the future. We proudly maintain strong cultural traditions with an emphasis on selfmotivation, high personal values, mutual respect and discipline. These combine to provide girls with an experience that is not only enjoyable but which also fosters a true sense of self-worth. The educational framework in place at Timaru Girls’ High School begins with a broad based programme for junior girls, leading to a wide range of specialist study areas during their senior years. Programmes are available to cater for the individual needs of girls at each level and to further expand their personal development in preparation for tertiary education or the work force. The principal and staff at Timaru Girls’ High School make it a priority to interact directly with the girls, maintaining that all-important personal contact through the period that many regard as the most significant formative years of all. Girls from many different backgrounds and nationalities add a welcome diversity to life at Timaru Girls’ High School, providing their fellow students and staff with a valuable insight into, and an understanding of, other cultures and societies. The culture of our school is based on its long proud history and sound traditions which provide our girls with the sound base from which to take their first confident steps out into the wide world.
Situated in the park-like grounds of the school ‘‘The House’’ offers the girls a safe and secure environment in which to focus on their studies, discover and explore new opportunities and have fun while they are doing it. We do everything possible to ensure the girls’ academic, co-curricular and social interactions are rewarding, productive and enjoyable experiences. Boarding helps foster friendships that can last forever.