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We've got the green light!

 "If your plan is for one year plant rice.  If your plan is for ten years plant trees.  If your plan is for one hundred years educate children." (Confucious) 

The Christchurch City Council has this afternoon approved the sale of part of QEII Park to the Ministry of Education to enable Shirley Boys’ and Avonside Girls’ to be built there. As they discussed the sale, councillors referred to the above quote which Mayor Lianne Dalziel said summed up the decision they had to make. We couldn’t agree more. Our new campus will be an amazing asset to everyone in the east of Christchurch for many many years to come.

 Retreat Rd Closed for rest of 2016

Retreat Rd will be closed from the Swanns Rd bridge to the Gayhurst Rd bridge for the rest of the year from next Monday 27 June to allow vital drainage work to take place. The two bridges are not affected. This means you will not be able to access Patten St except from Woodham Rd end. The construction company also asked our girls not to climb over the fences they have put up around their worksite. The fences are there for safety reasons. SCIRT Map

Dragon Boating World Championships 2016 

The AGHS Dragon Boating team has recently returned from Adelaide where they competed in the IDBF Club Crew World Championships. The team raced brilliantly and won several of their races. These results ensured they won gold medals in each of the three distances, 200m, 500m and 2000m.

Maadi Cup Rowing Regatta

Congratulations to Ruby Norton and Arlia O'Sullivan who took the lead convincingly and won the A Grade final of the Under 18 Lightweight Double Skills event at the recent Aon Maadi Cup Regatta at Lake Ruataniwha, winning AGHS the first rowing Maadi gold medal for some years.

Photos of our winning teams here


School-wide Lockdown Exercise

Letter to parents read more

Monday 15 February 

Principal's update read more

14 December 2015 - PPP announcement for new school build

Associate Minister of Education, Nikki Kaye announced yesterday that the Government intends to build and maintain six new schools around New Zealand using a public private partnership (PPP). The rebuilding of Avonside Girls' High School and Shirley Boys' High School and their co-location and relocation to the QE2 site is part of that PPP. Read more

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