School Community

Boards of trustees are accountable to parents and caregivers, their local communities, the Minister of Education and the Ministry of Education, other government agencies and the public, for their actions and performance.

The board is the employer of all the school’s staff and is responsible for:

  • Setting the school's strategic and policy direction in consultation with parents, staff and students
  • Ensuring that the school provides a safe environment and quality education for all its students
  • Overseeing the management of curriculum, staff, property, finance and administration
  • Constantly monitoring and reviewing progress against targets to inform future planning.
  • The board must have a charter, which sets out long-term goals and annual targets determining the school’s priorities.
  • The board must monitor and report annually to its community and the Ministry of Education on progress towards those goals and targets.

Extract taken from the Ministry of Education website

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Mission Statement & Values

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- Ko te manu e kai ana I te miro, nona te ngahere
Ko te manu e kai ana I te Matauranga, nona te ao
Knowledge is Power


- Inspired young women, equipped for life through quality education


1. Community (Manaakitanga)
2. Heritage (Taonga tukuiho)
3. Leadership (Nga Ranga tira mo apopo)
4. Learning culture (Wananga)

Strategic Goals 2016 – 2018

All Timaru Girls' High School students will experience success through a full education which recognises individual needs and reflects our vision and values (underpinned by NZ Curriculum, measured by NCEA and with support for our priority groups).

Board Of Trustees

  • Vicki McKnight (Chair, Parent Representative)
  • Sarah Davis (Principal)
  • Simone Tulley (Staff Representative)
  • Michael Winter (Parent Representative)
  • Alison Leadley (Parent Representative)
  • Ross Munro (Parent Representative)
  • Ginny Vincent (Parent Representative)
  • Sarah Milne (Co-opted)
  • Lily Bolland (Student Representative)

Board Secretary

  • Lyn George -

Staff List

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School Policies

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