Congratulations, Beth Goulstone!

It’s always fabulous to learn of the achievements of our past pupils and there are a lot of them doing amazing things, and the latest in a long string of high achiever from Queen’s is Beth Goulstone. Last night Beth was presented with the Trustpower OSSMF Tertiary Music Scholarship. Beth has a beautiful voice, which many of us here at Queen’s will remember in Assemblies, Musicals and Prizegivings and thoroughly deserves this Scholarship. Congratulations from all of us here at Queen’s, Beth!

A link to this story is here

PSTA Pamper Evening Postponed

The Queen’s PSTA regrets that they have had to postpone the very successful Pamper Evening until 2015. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Year 9 Stationery List, 2015

stationeryThe stationery list for Queen’s High School Year 9 students in 2015 can be found below. If there are any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Year 9 Stationery List 2015

Option Evening Interviews

The final option interview evening for the year will be held this coming Thursday – 4 September.

Come to the Library any time between 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm for an individualised discussion about subject choices for next year.  No appointment needed.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Careers Evening

Careers Evening is on tonight in the school Hall from 7pm. This is for all Year 10, 11 and 12 parents and students who are looking at option choice for the Senior School. There will be representative from Tertiary providers and our Heads Of Department and other subject representatives will be on hand for you to chat to with regards your daughter’s learning pathway.
We look forward to seeing you this evening

Showcase of Dance

Dance Poster 2014The Showcase of dance is always a great night for the Queen’s dance community. There will be performances from dance students ranging from yr9-13, showcasing the work they have put in throughout the year to achieve in performance and choreography standards. He Waka Kōtuia will open the show with a bang as usual, followed by a wide range of acts including aerobics, hip hop, tap, contemporary, musical theatre and pacific island dance.  An entertaining night to be had by all, thank you for your continued support of this annual event.

When – Thursday 21st August, 7-9pm

Where – King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre

Cost – $5 single, $15 Family Door sales only

ODT Poetry Competition Placings

Congratulations to Zoe O’Leary in year ten who gained second place in the Otago Daily Times year 9-10 Poetry competition with her excellent poem, which follows:

 My Grandmother’s Hands.

My grandmother’s hand tell a thousand words
the way the freckles dip into the creases of her knuckles,
the way her wrinkles wrap around her fingers.
The shape of her bones
is outlined by her shadows.
Her age showing through
the shaking of her joints.
All her beauty showing through
the imperfections.
I only noticed this
when they were in her coffin.


Programme Incubator

During June, 24 Queens High School students had the opportunity, as part of the Southern DHB’s Programme Incubator, to view health professionals in their workplace and to experience a health agency work environment on Friday.

“This is the launch of the programme in Otago which introduces health careers and health professional role models to secondary school students from years 11-13,” said Programme Incubator  Otago Coordinator Vicie Hodge.

“On Friday, the students will be introduced to the DHB and will attend sessions with Maori Health, Public Health and the Oral Health teams giving them an introduction to different career choices in the health sector in an interesting, and engaging way,” explained Vicie.

To watch some of their experiences click on the link

Read the rest of Programme Incubator

Careers and Options Evenings

CrestThe Queen’s High School Careers and Options evening is being held on Tuesday 19th August in the School Hall. It is recommended that all Year 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents / caregivers attend this evening. There will be talks from past students of the school and school staff. Also on hand will be tertiary provider representatives, subject staff from the school and our ex-students will remain so that you can have a chat with them as well. In addition to this there will be Option Interview Evenings for parents and students between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 28th August and Tuesday 2nd September. Option choices need to be made and submitted by Wednesday 10th September.

Year 9 options for 2015 will be chosen during term four, once they have experienced all the options available this year.


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