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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He Waka Kōtuia Final Dress Rehearsal

He_Waka_KotuiaHe Waka Kōtuia, the Queen’s and King’s kapa haka group are heading to Gisborne to represent us at the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka Championships in July. To show our support of the group we’d love to see you all at the Dunedin Town Hall on July 24th from 7pm to join them in their final dress rehearsal before flying out.

Tickets are $20 for waged and $10 for children/unwaged. These can be bought from Queen’s High School, King’s High School, and the University of Otago Māori Centre.

For more information please contact Whaea Ford

Open Night 2014

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NCEA Fees Due

NZQA logoNCEA Fees need be paid before the end of this term. Any student completing Unit Standards and Achievement Standards during the year need to pay the fee in order to have their achievement accepted and reported by NZQA. Please pay this by Friday 4th July, the last day of term. This payment can be made to the student office or paid off by automatic payment, providing you have sufficient payments being made.

Fees Letter 2014


Queen’s Connection with local and Māori History Project

lara1aOur Humanities Learning Area Leader, Lara Hearn-Rollo, along with the Head of Humanities at Logan Park High School, Paul Enright, were recently invited to Auckland by Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples for the national launch of Te Takanga o Te Wā: Ngā Hītori Māori, which included their NCEA level 1 assessment Te Maiharoa: Prophet, Pacifist, Protestor. The unit is an investigation of an historic event or place of significance to New Zealanders – in this case, a study of Te Maiharoa, and his involvement in the Kāi Tahu land issues of the 19th century. Te Takanaga has had a further $1.6 million allocated to it to help with development of local and Māori history resources for teachers and school over the next three years. For more about this story featured in the ODT click here