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Helping girls thrive: Ricoh Pandemic Pivot


Teenagers – and their parents – will know the anxiety around what comes after high school. So imagine those feelings amplified by a global pandemic which means no OEs, job shortages, and disruption to tertiary education courses.

Marina Shearer and Jo Mathieson

 

Enter Thrive for Girls, a coaching organisation designed to help girls navigate their formal education while gaining confidence, set goals, and plan their pathway forward.

And which brought its launch forward a month in April to help ease such Covid-19-related concerns.

“Today girls are under incredible pressure to perform at their best and make the right choices for the rest of their lives. With the additional challenges of a post Covid-19 economic downturn the choices that girls make for their life are more important than ever before,” says co-founder Marina Shearer.

Based in Waiau, Marina and her co-founder Jo Mathieson run job ready, tertiary ready, exam ready and life ready programmes with the help of a host of other coaches.

The women bring a wealth of life experience and qualifications to Thrive: Marina, a hopeful doctor turned clinical psychologist turned motivational speaker, facilitator and coach, and Jo, a commercial pilot turned corporate high flyer.

“We want the girls enrolled in our programme to emerge into the world confident of who they are and what they want, and knowing what they need to do to achieve their study, work and life goals,” says Jo.

The programmes also include parental involvement and support groups, with scholarships and donations for scholarships, available, too.

Find out more at www.thriveforgirls.com.


 

The forefront of education: Cathedral Grammar School


The Cathedral Grammar Girls’ School celebrates 25 years

 

 

One of the distinguishing threads of The Cathedral Grammar School story is how it has honoured the legacy and contributions of past generations whilst confidently being at the forefront of educational innovation and change.

They are fortunate to have had the opportunity to nurture, know and grow the dreams and aspirations of many young women throughout the past 25 years.

The school is proud to meet this anniversary milestone and walk confidently towards the successors of the future.

The school believes “that excellence is about so much more than just academic success. It is about enabling your daughter to create, explore, develop passions and confidently move towards a bright and successful future.”

As their girls continue to write the Cathedral Grammar story, they blend the best of their past with the latest innovations to give each new generation of girls the opportunity to be more than they ever imagined.

The 25th anniversary this year was shared with the Watoto Children’s Choir visiting from Uganda.

The Watoto children and Cathedral Grammar students worked collaboratively over the day, sharing experiences and participating in choral workshops.

Coming together to provide a wonderful evening concert at the Christ Church Cathedral for family and friends.

This enriching cultural experience provided the students with a unique insight into a different and vibrant culture.

The girls’ school is proud of its 25 years of supporting and educating Christchurch girls and welcomes you to experience how they will nurture, know and grow your daughter, each and every day.

For more information on The Cathedral Grammar Girls’ School visit the website below.