Craighead provides a nurturing and enriching educational experience that prepares students for future success and leadership

Craighead Diocesan School, nestled in the heart of Timaru, New Zealand, is a prestigious girls' secondary school renowned for its commitment to excellence in education, fostering a vibrant community of learning and personal growth. With a rich history and a forward-looking approach, we offer a nurturing environment where each student is encouraged to achieve her full potential, both academically and personally. Our dedicated staff, diverse curriculum, and strong values instill confidence, resilience, and leadership, preparing our students to become successful, responsible citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

Students working together at a desk.

Teaching and Learning

Stained glass window in the Chapel.

Special Character

Common area in the Boarding House.


Girls laughing on a bridge.


Girl skiing in the mountains.


International students working together at a desk.