Principal Ms Lindy Graham
As a school of Special Character, we focus on the needs and potential of each girl. Craighead is a unique place, with a distinctively warm and friendly family atmosphere which you will notice immediately when you visit our lovely campus. It is such a privilege to lead Craighead. Our policy is an open door for all – entry to the school is not based on prior academic, cultural or sporting performance – we believe that in the Craighead environment, all students have the capacity to find their strengths and excel. Craighead has a reputation for lifting the performance of its students – in all activities, both in and our of the classroom. We believe many students have unrealized potential and we enjoy helping each girl discover her capabilities. There are no assumptions or limitations. Consequently, achievements are high – our NCEA results rank us with the best in the country, well above the national averages and our students feature regularly in a number of cultural and sporting activities at national level. Do please come and have a look for yourself – you will be most welcome. I look forward to meeting you soon.
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Boarding – our home away from home…
'....Finding something that you are passionate about, whether sporting or otherwise is something that is integral in the Craighead culture and the school community will provide as much help and guidance as possible to make your goals happen; this is something I have experienced first-hand...'
'...I studied at Craighead for three and a half years, then moved to Vancouver, Canada for tertiary study. No matter where I go I never regret about the decision I made coming to Craighead. I remember my English improved really fast in the first six months of being there. Even now I still have contact with lots of friends I made from all over the world. After moving to Canada I realised a good environment for studying English is really important. I really miss my time at Craighead and would do it all over again given a second time.
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Scholarships and more…
Craighead Scholarship information and application forms are currently being updated and will available very soon. There will also be information here on Scholarships available for secondary students currently studying at Craighead and those going on into tertiary institutions from outside providers.
Thurs 15 October 7pm
Come join our Whānau groups as they Lip Sync for an evening of music and fun
Wed 21 October 2020
Sports Awards & Colours Assembly
We are combining two annuals events in one due to this extraordinary year.
This is a great event for our new students and parents. At this event new students have the opportunity to meet future classmates and Teachers. An informative event with uniform displays, key speakers and CDS structure explained. New students get involved with fun activities whilst parents hear from lead members of Craighead. A light lunch is provided. An information pack will be sent to families a couple of weeks prior to the event.