Cashmere High School News

Cashmere Rowers make History


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 […]

Opening of New Mathematics and Statistics Block

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 […]

65th Reunion


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 […]

Property Works Update


Cashmere High School was a hive of activity during the summer break with several areas being repainted, new classrooms added and student toilets upgraded. In addition, work continues on the new S Block, which is well on track to be completed this term in readiness for the Mathematics and Statistics faculty to move in. The […]

The Foundation Pupils Award for All-Round Excellence 2020


The Foundation Pupils Association are a past pupils group limited to pupils who attended Cashmere High School in the first 5 years. It is through this group of Foundation Pupils that the Cashmere High School Foundation Trust was established, to ensure Cashmere High School was supported by its past students well into the future. Many years ago the Foundation […]

Class of 1956 Dinner


Sixty years after they all left school the class of 1956 are still connecting. This week they had their annual dinner at the Protocol Restaurant in Christchurch. Current principal Joe Eccleton attended and enjoyed hearing the alumni speak with pride about Cashmere High School as they recounted stories from the school’s earliest days.

FUNDRAISER to Provide Further Facilities and Opportunities for Cashmere High School


Following on from our successful fundraiser last year for the McCombs Performing Arts Centre, we are now providing you with the opportunity to assist the school to raise money to contribute to a fund that will give future generations a great school environment and experience. Over the past few years some buildings have been replaced […]

Progress on New S Block


The new S Block is really starting to take shape now and is due for completion in early 2021, slightly behind schedule due to the lockdown. It will have 14 new classrooms, which will be occupied by the Mathematics and Statistics Faculty.

Cashmere High School Mathematics Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Science Prize


Dr Michelle Dalrymple, Head of the Mathematics Faculty at Cashmere High, has won the 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher’s Prize. It was awarded at a live-streamed event of the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes on Tuesday, 30th June. Dr Dalrymple is the first maths teacher to win the award and was nominated for her cutting-edge research, […]

Foundation Funds Stage Curtains in the New Performing Arts Centre


The Foundation has recently made a donation of just over $10,000 to the school for the manufacture and installation of stage curtains in the new Performing Arts Centre. The Foundation’s support of this project ensures the school is in a position to run events such as the production planned for later this year. This donation […]

Cashmere High School Enrolment Zone Reduced


On April 29th, the Board of Trustees approved the Ministry of Education’s agreement to the reduction of the Cashmere High School enrolment zone. The Ministry of Education provides capacity for 1800 students at Cashmere High School yet the current role stands at around 2000 students. To avoid the school suffering from overcrowding, the Board of […]

ANZAC Day Tribute


The COVID-19 pandemic meant that Cashmere High School students were unable to attend an ANZAC Day service this year so, instead, a group of students produced this video for the school community. It was all filmed in isolation and was even picked up by the media with a small excerpt from it being shown on […]

New Orchestra Pit Cover in McCombs Performing Arts Centre


At the end of August last year, the Cashmere High School Foundation made a significant financial contribution to the school. This donation was a result of money raised from the sale of seats in the new Performing Arts Centre and enabled the school to recently install an orchestra pit cover. Two delighted teachers, Mr Grant […]

Property Works Update – Term 4


The final landscaping was completed around the Performing Arts Centre at the start of spring. This included the re-sowing of the Sacred Lawn and the provision of seating, which has proved very popular among the students. The final stage of the rebuild works began towards the end of Term 3 with the start of the […]

Royal Visit


Staff and students at Cashmere High School were excited and privileged to welcome Prince Charles, Camilla and Jacinda Ardern to the school on Friday, 22nd November. The kapa haka group performed a loud and powerful haka as the visitors entered the Performing Arts Centre. Head boy Okirano Tilaia welcomed the royals and the prime minister […]