Monday 22 August Years 11-13 students only
Senior Examination Week is in week 5 of term 3, from 22-26 August. The examination timetable has been issued to students. Monday 22 August is a school day for seniors only, with examinations as scheduled. There are no timetabled classes for juniors on 22 August. This is to provide time for teachers to focus on future planning work and wellbeing. Supervision is available in the school library on that day for independent work for any Year 9 and 10 students who will be attending school. Please notify the office if your Year 9 or 10 daughter will be working in the library on 22 August. The library will also be available to senior students for quiet study throughout senior exam week.
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 Leanne 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 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
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
Some Questions you may have about PPP
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