40 Hour Famine Update


Steps for South Sudan - Thursday 7 June

This year the World Vision campaign is focusing on the plight of families and children who are suffering in South Sudan.

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Prep School students will have the opportunity to gather sponsors for the event. If you would like to donate you can do this on the day or by making an online donation. Please see the link below for the Cathedral Grammar World Vision fundraising page.

Online Donation

A Moment in Time


On Thursday 5 April, the J2s, J3s and Y4s went to Victoria Square to bury a time capsule. Otakaro Trust kindly asked The Cathedral Grammar School to participate in this auspicious event.   The children were asked to think about things they could place in the time capsule because we are the closest school to Victoria Square. We picked things to put into the time capsule that will be different in a few years from now. We stored an owl, a Kia Kaha book, pencils, a poem, some writing and pictures we had drawn of the Stations of the Cross. It was an interesting opportunity for the children to engage in, and there was much to learn. We had to freeze the PE gear to ensure that no bugs would be stored in the capsule.     The time capsule will be dug up in 63 years time, on the 16 May, 2081!  This coincides with our 200 year anniversary. Things will look a lot different then!

Swimming Success


Congratulations to our swimmers who represented The Cathedral Grammar School at the Canterbury Primary Schools' Swimming Competition held on Thursday 5 April at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, Rolleston.   All our pupils competing were placed in the top ten of their race, with Daniel Bridgman placing first in the 50m Open Boys' Butterfly and the Y8 Boys' 50m Freestyle.   Results are as follows:   Summer Zhou (6th - Y5G 50m Backstroke)   Kiri Lovatt (8th - Y5G 50m Breaststroke)   Alice Ferguson (5th - Y7G 50m Backstroke)   Lucas Evans (9th - Y7B 50m Breaststroke)   Una Kinajil-Reding (2nd - Open Girls' PD 25m Backstroke & 3rd - Open Girls'                                     PD 25m Freestyle)   Daniel Bridgman - (1st - Open Boys' 50m Butterfly & Y8B 50m Freestyle)        

J2D are going to the sun!


Zaccary Chieng from J2D brought in interesting news this week. People can register with NASA to send their name on the Parker Space Probe which is heading to the sun.   The Parker Space Probe will have a microchip aboard with people's names so a part of them can travel to the sun! The probe will be sending back important information about the sun to NASA before it spectacularly combusts from the heat of the sun. J2D are excited they are going to be a part of the mission to help NASA gather information.    If there are any other intrepid adventurers who would like to add their own name to the mission, see the below link:      

Our Location

To arrange a visit please contact the School:

Street Address

The Cathedral Grammar School
26 Park Terrace
Christchurch 8013

Phone: (03) 365 0385
Fax: (03) 365 0384

Postal Address

The Cathedral Grammar School
PO Box 2244
Christchurch 8140