2021 April

At the recent Maadi Cup at Lake Karapiro, Cashmere High School made history by having a team compete in the blue ribbon event of the Boys U18 Eight. The team finished a very respectable fourth, making them the final qualifier for the final. In a hotly-contested race featuring the country’s elite secondary schools, Cashmere High School placed seventh, finishing just ahead of Auckland’s Sacred Heart College. This is a massive achievement and is testament to the work ethic and determination of the students.

Prior to competing in the Boys U18 Eight Final, four members of the team had won a silver medal in the Boys U17 Four Final.

2021 April

On Monday, 22nd March, the school celebrated the opening and blessing of their new Mathematics and Statistics Block, known as S Block.  Geordie Hooft, Chairman BoT, officially opened the new block and it was blessed by the school kaumātua, Te Mairiki. Teaching began in the new classrooms on Monday, 29th March.

The faculty staff are enjoying teaching from their new building, which is both functional and welcoming, and the break-out spaces that have been incorporated have been greatly appreciated by the students.

This is the last major building to be constructed as part of the school’s Earthquake rebuild programme and the school would like to thank the Ministry of Education, Athfields Architects and Leighs Construction for their work on this project.

Head of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty, Dr Michelle Dalrymple and Principal, Joe Eccleton in front of the new S Block

Geordie Hooft, Chairman BoT officially opens the new S Block

School kaumātua, Te Mairiki, blessing the new building



2021 April

A group of foundation pupils gathered at ARA Visions on Campus restaurant on March 19th to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the school. Also in attendance were patron of the Foundation and former French teacher Nancy Bell, Principal Joe Eccleton, Associate Principal Carla Smith and Chairman of the Foundation Trust, Nigel Watson.

The following morning the foundation pupils were given a guided tour of the school by a small group of prefects. Although the school has changed substantially over the past 65 years they remarked that it still felt like coming home.

The foundation pupils and school prefects in the Performing Arts Centre

Nancy Bell cutting the 65th anniversary cake