Welcome From the Principal

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College has built and maintained a reputation for excellence in the provision of education for girls. Students learn in an environment that encourages high achievement in all endeavours and which values effort and diligence.

The College places great emphasis on students working to achieve their very best, on students challenging themselves and on seizing all opportunities open to them. As a learning community, we set high expectations for staff and students alike and provide a learning environment which facilitates the best possible outcome for all students.


The College offers a broad dynamic curriculum which provides all students with the opportunity to develop academic, practical, creative and sporting skills. In addition, Canterbury Girls' Secondary College offers an extensive co-curricular program which includes instrumental music, associated bands, ensembles and choirs, community service programs, peer support, camps and excursions.


The school has a strong commitment to promoting leadership skills in students based on co-operation, tolerance, self-discipline and concern for others. The well established House system fosters the development of initiative, leadership skills, teamwork and active participation in sport, dance, music, debating, drama and chorals.

Involvement in House activities enables students to develop relationships with students across a variety of year levels and encourages a sense of community. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in decision making. The College Student Leadership team, the Students' Representative Council (SRC) and the House Captains are important participants in this process.

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College facilitates a strong relationship between all members of the College community. The School Council provides an opportunity for parents, teachers, students and community members to participate in whole school decisions and programs. The Parents' Association is an active group within the College, organising social and fund raising activities.

The Mangarra Society, the former students' association, contributes to the life of the College by providing tangible links with our past, by keeping and articulating the history of the College, and by providing funds for College programs. It is a focal point for past students who wish to retain a link with the school. Relationships with the broader school community develop a sense of tradition and continuity for students. Such links ensure a strong sense of identity for the College provide a tangible framework through which we can focus on students learning and student outcomes.


One of the State's few government all girls' schools, Canterbury Girls' Secondary College offers an environment where girls can be themselves and can have a strong voice in the classroom and through the College's co-curricular activities.


At Canterbury Girls' Secondary College we invite young women on an educational journey where they can develop their potential in a supportive environment, and challenge themselves to do and be the best they can while fostering resilience and social awareness.


Dr Mary Cannon




TERM 2 - 2019    


Monday 24 June

Year 12 Formal 


Friday 28 June 

End of Term 2, 2.30pm finish

TERM 3 - 2019

Monday 15 July

Start of Term 3


Thursday 18 July

VCE Parent Information Night - SEAL, Year 9 & Year 10


Sunday 21 July

Takakura High School visit - Japanese sister school


Monday 29 July

VCE student information afternoon 3.30pm-5.30pm


Tuesday 30 July

General Assembly - blazer required


Thursday 1 August

Year 9 Urban Market, 6.30pm-8.00pm


Sunday 4-11 August

Ski Trip - New Zealand


Thursday 8 August

Year 8 to 9 Information Night, 7.00pm-8.00pm


Thursday 15 August

Parent-Teacher interviews, 12.00pm-8.00pm


Saturday 17 August

Working Bee


Friday 23 August

SRC Free Dress Day


Friday 23 August

Year 11 Formal


Thursday 29 August

Music Night, Besen Centre, 7.30pm-10.00pm


Curriculum Day Dates 2019


Term 4

Monday 4 November 2019


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Term Dates 2019

Term 1

31 January - 5 April


Term 2

23 April - 28 June


Term 3

15 July - 20 September


Term 4

7 October - 20 December


Curriculum Day Dates 2019

Term 2

Friday 14 June 2019


Term 4

Monday 4 November 2019


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