Welcome to the start of your journey with Craighead Diocesan School…

We are a Special Character school for young women for Years 7-13, offering Boarding and Day School, situated in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand , Timaru.

Being a small school with the specific purpose of girls’ education, we adopt teaching and learning strategies designing them to meet the diverse learning needs of today’s young women.  Our classes are small and we provide a safe, empathetic learning environment.  With student wellness a top priority, our mission is to support the pursuit of personal excellence in a climate of faith and pastoral care.


 ” Craighead has consistently produced remarkable women who have gone on to achieve remarkable things in their lives…”

Craighead has a reputation for lifting the performance of its students – in all activities, both in and out of the classroom.  We believe many students have unrealized potential and we enjoy helping each girl discover her capabilities.