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Every child.
Every day.

The Cathedral Grammar School is an independent school in the heart of Christchurch providing high quality education for pre-school, primary school and intermediate aged girls and boys.

Supported and encouraged by a culture of nurturing, knowing and growing, our students advance on their educational journeys with a solid foundation of academic success and a well-rounded nature based on our Anglican character.

 

Scott Thelning, Principal

A word from our Principal

They say the secret to getting ahead is getting started. With our combination of strong Christian values and high-calibre staff, we look forward to the opportunity of providing your child a school experience rich in tradition and modern in outlook - preparing every individual for an ever-changing world.

While this website summarises many parts of the school, there is nothing quite like ‘being here’. Please book a tour so we can show you around and introduce you to the students and those who teach and inspire them.

Scott Thelning, Principal

The Cathedral Grammar School is the start of something extraordinary for your child.

No other full primary, independent preparatory school in Christchurch has a history as rich or as long as ours. We take huge pride in the varied, successful and happy lives of the boys and girls who have experienced Grammar over that time.

Yet for all this history and individual and collective achievement, it is to the future we always look. We prepare children for life in an environment of nurturing, knowing and growing. This means The Cathedral Grammar School is a safe place for children to experiment and express themselves as they discover the joy of knowledge and what the learning journey can truly mean.

Students here know they’ll be supported as they find their own path because they are encouraged to seek and try different ways and approaches. We tell them it’s ok to try, and fail, as long as you try again, because every day is another chance to learn. And with values at our core, hearts and minds come first, and we always respect others’ views.

Young student
Children at school
Cathedral choir students
kid playing sports
Young student
Children at school
Cathedral choir students
kid playing sports

You are welcome to visit us any time, or request a prospectus

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