Developing a belief in what can be achieved, making a difference, changing the world

Unique in New Zealand, our Preparatory School has separate Girls’ and Boys’ School campuses. Single sex classes offer the opportunity to target and deliver our curriculum in the most effective and interesting style possible while allowing the flexibility to bring classes together.

Our Girls’ Preparatory School is an environment where students are allowed to flourish with their preferred learning styles at the same time as developing a strong belief in themselves and their abilities.

In Years 4-6 at our Girls’ Preparatory Schools, class teachers teach the core classroom subjects, while specialist teachers take music, art, religious education, and physical education. Teachers emphasise developing each child to believe that through perseverance and hard work, he or she can set and achieve amazing goals.

Our senior students in Years 7-8 focus on making a difference by changing the world for the better. Our students receive specialist teaching in English, mathematics, science, technology, robotics, hard materials, digital literacy, art, physical education, religious education and music.

Our senior students are given leadership and responsibility opportunities for an array of tasks in school and on the sports fields. This ensures they develop the personal skills and confidence to lead others – and to lead successful, satisfying and fulfilling lives in the future.


Mitre Programme and Leadership

Our tailor-made Mitre Programme is designed to prepare our senior students for life after Cathedral Grammar. The programme has been specifically created with a focus on personal development, leadership, and service, culminating in an annual overseas Year 8 service trip. Senior students learn to develop their leadership skills through authentic service opportunities; they undertake activities to support local, national, and international charity organisations, host events and work with central city businesses. Students also fulfil leadership roles including house and sports captains, mentor leaders, and through the class buddy system. These roles engender a sense of family throughout Cathedral Grammar.