Cashmere High School News

Stage 1 – CHS Redevelopment is underway


After extensive planning and design works, Cashmere High School is now beginning the construction phase of the redevelopment project. Stage 1 commenced over the Christmas break and will continue throughout 2017. The designers and project managers are Athfield Architects Ltd, and construction is being completed by Arrow International. Stage 2 will go out to tender […]

Acknowledging the life of Lady Christina McCombs QSM


Remembering Lady Christina McCombs, who cooked whitebait for the Queen, and passed away just short of her 100th birthday this August. ♥ In 1955, Lady McCombs married Sir Terence McCombs, a former Lyttelton MP and the first principal of Cashmere High School. She took in his four children Elizabeth, David, Peter and Patrick and gave […]

Cashmere High School Proposed Master Plan


In April 2016, a team led by Athfield Architects was appointed to redevelop Cashmere High School as part of the Ministry of Education’s Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme. The scope of this redevelopment includes remediation of earthquake damage and weather tightness issues, repair of underground infrastructure and an upgrade of the school’s teaching facilities to meet […]

Cashmere High School unveils $21.8 million rebuild proposal


Christchurch’s Cashmere High School is preparing to embark on a major $21.8 million dollar upgrade. The draft plan for the major project is expected to cost about $1m more than the $20.8m dollars allocated by the Ministry of Education, but the board of trustees is confident the school can plug any overspend. The project includes […]