Christchurch Girls' High School Geography

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'Absolute tragedy': Tributes flow for community hero killed in plane crash 08/08/2022

Many ex-Y13 geographers will remember Tim Gibb from our field trips to Franz Josef. His death will be a huge loss to the community over there, as you’ll remember he was involved in a lot. There is a give a little page if you would like to donate to it. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/west-coast/absolute-tragedy-tributes-flow-community-hero-killed-plane-crash

'Absolute tragedy': Tributes flow for community hero killed in plane crash Tributes have been flowing for a well-known Franz Josef man killed in a light plane crash on Thursday.

Which Tectonic Plate Boundary Type are you? 07/05/2022

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Which Tectonic Plate Boundary Type are you? Finally, the chance to answer the world's most burning question... which tectonic plate boundary type are YOU? There are 4 main types of tectonic plate boundary - some collide, others pull apart and then there are the sliders. Which are you?

29/03/2022

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'They're everywhere' - Microplastics found in human blood 29/03/2022

This short article was on One News tonight. It is super relevant for our Y13 class right now who are looking at the significance of plastic in our oceans. These plastics break down into microplastics over time and can enter the human body. Not much is known about it yet, so it's something that we should all be aware of! https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/03/29/theyre-everywhere-microplastics-found-in-human-blood/

'They're everywhere' - Microplastics found in human blood Professor Sally Gaw from the University of Canterbury says, "we need to decide as a society, what do we want to use plastic for?”

01/02/2022

Have you heard about the big rain event that will make landfall on the West Coast over the next couple of days? We will be watching it and seeing how the Waiho River in Franz Josef rises. Our Y13 course has studied this river for about 15 years and this years class could well find out this week just how fast this river reacts. Real life Geography in action is the best learning!

Geography's affect on young people's mental health 04/08/2021

Here's the sort of area Geography can take you...researching how living near parks and green space as opposed to fast food and liquor stores, can improve your mental health!

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018806610/geography-s-affect-on-young-people-s-mental-healthliving

Geography's affect on young people's mental health A new study assessing the relationship between young people's mental health and where they grow up could influence urban and rural planning. Researchers at the University of Canterbury are mapping localities and investigating whether living near gaming venues, takeaways and liquor stores, or green a...

How scientists know New Zealand is due for one of the biggest earthquakes in its modern history 22/06/2021

This is a great read for our Y13 students from 2021 and before. Our Franz case study just keeps on giving this great real life geography!

How scientists know New Zealand is due for one of the biggest earthquakes in its modern history The Alpine Fault is one of the most active fault lines in the world and it has a history of sudden movements. Scientists now believe we will see a magnitude-8 earthquake in our lifetime and it will shake all of New Zealand's South Island.

Likelihood of an Alpine Fault earthquake increases 20/04/2021

Y13 Geographers past and present - here’s some new data suggesting there’s a 75% likelihood of a 8+ mag quake on the central section of the Alpine Fault in the next 50 years. Have a read of this to see the cool science they’ve been doing in the lake bed of Mapourika.


https://af8.org.nz/alpine-fault-earthquake-likelihood-increases/?fbclid=IwAR0MZ_0Ojci4YaPr3zhnySnn8ecA6Iwf6knHpCFTdHnL7p7cbk3Tt0GAH74

Likelihood of an Alpine Fault earthquake increases A study led by Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Jamie Howarth indicates that there is a 75% probability of an Alpine Fault earthquake occurring in the next 50 years. Until now, it had been thought to be about 30%, based on evidence found in northern Fiordland....

25/02/2021

Thanks Lyttleton Port for hosting the Yr 13 students last week and for telling us about all the big projects that have been going on there including the breakdown of microplastics in the ocean. A special shout out to ex CGHS student Larissa Tucker (2017) who was interning there at the time, always good to see a familar face.

Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey facing major child slavery lawsuit 15/02/2021

It will be interesting to follow this law suit as these are some of the companies we talk about in Yr 11 Geography

Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey facing major child slavery lawsuit Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey are all facing a child slavery lawsuit after eight young adults claim that they were used for slave labour in the Ivory Coast.

11/02/2021

Congratulations to Madi Cooper, Yr 13 2020, who was awarded a Scholarship in Geography. Great work Madi!

02/02/2021

What Geography teachers get up to on their holidays. We hope you had a good break and are looking forward to seeing you back at CGHS soon.

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