South Island Schools' Chess Championship


Chess, a game of two identical armies making tactical advancements against each other. Knights, castles, kings and queens; this is a medieval war on a mini scale.   Ollie du Toit, Angus Whitteker, Ray Sun and James Burt travelled to Ashburton for the South Island Schools' Chess Championship where they met the best school teams in the South Island.  The standard of play was high and out Cathedral Grammar team was strongly competitive. The final results had Grammar placed third, a mere one point (one game) behind the second-placed team.  We are now looking forward to next year!     Thank you to Mr Brooke for training, organizing and transporting us to this event.   Written by James Burt Y6B

Senior Netball Players Recognized


Our Y8 Senior Netballers were presented with special certificates at the Girls' School Leaders Assembly on Tuesday last week by Mrs Marg Foster.   Milly Mitchell, Jemima Pett, Sophia Stewart and Kay Buttle were given special badges for participating in the Motivationz Programme at school since Y4!   Many of the netball girls go on to secondary school and continue to play netball up to a high standard. Olivia Clark who left Cathedral Grammar in 2012, has recently been selected for the NZ Secondary Schools' Squad. Mrs Foster talked to the girls about the importance of effort and dealing with disappointments. She gave us a good insight into her playing days and experiences as a 13 year old. 

Canterbury Science and Technology Fair


The Canterbury Science and Technology Fair was on the 9 - 10 September at the Ara Institute.   The Cathedral Grammar School had several pupils exhibiting in the fair; Thomas Audeau, Daniel Bridgman, Edmund Davis, Victoria de Costobadie, Oliver Glossop, Rian Gracey, James Lange, Noor Lovatt, Lachlan McVicar, Jonathan Murphy and Felix Wingfield.   The pupils represented the school well at the fair where, during the course of the judging, they were required to speak about their work and explain their findings.   The exhibits were also on display for the public to view and there were some very interesting and impressive science and technology entered from a range of schools.  Therefore, well done to three of our young scientists who won awards!   Lachlan McVicar - What Colour are your Eyes? $150.00 For excellence in experimental design, approach and interpretation   Victoria de Costobadie - Fake News or Fabulous Food? $50.00 3rd place in the Y7 Science category   Daniel Bridgman - Does the Length of your Ring Finger Indicate Sporting Ability? $40.00 book voucher For excellent use of statistics in a Science project

Boys' 2nd XI Hockey - Division 2 Champions!

Congratulations to the GCS Boys' Hockey 2nd XI - Canterbury Division 2 Champions 2017! 

Well done to the boys and Mrs Eason on their fabulous win, and to the parents who have supported and encouraged from the sideline throughout the season. 

Super writing atop the Junior School!


The 7G writing group normally start their writing session doing a 'quick write' using a picture or object as a stimulus. On Friday they made the most of the spring weather and went outside, onto the new Junior School playground and wrote what they felt, thought, saw and heard!The girls produced some of their best writing this year and finished the session going down the slide!

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The Cathedral Grammar School
26 Park Terrace
Christchurch 8013

Phone: (03) 365 0385
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The Cathedral Grammar School
PO Box 2244
Christchurch 8140