Welcome back!

booksWelcome back to the 2015 academic year! We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the lovely holiday weather we are having here in Dunedin.

There is information provided on the posts below with regards start up information, opening dates and stationery lists; a brief synopsis of this follows here:

Senior Students – Years 11 – 13
Please take careful note of when you are expected to be at school to confirm your courses, this will be happening on the 28th and 29th January, between 10am and 3pm. Senior Staff and HODs will be there to guide you through this process and to answer any questions you may have. ALL senior students are expected to come into school and confirm their courses.

Year 10
We look forward to seeing you back on Monday, 2nd February from 1pm to 3pm

Year 9
We are looking forward to welcoming you into our community and whanau from 9am on Tuesday, February 3rd


Stationery Lists, 2015

The stationery lists for all Queen’s High School students in 2015 can be found below, and all girls should have their stationery ready for classes on the first full day of instruction, Thursday 5th February. If there are any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Year 9 Stationery List 2015

Year 10 Stationery list 2015

Senior Stationery List- 2015

Teacher of Mathematics

crest_emailQueen’s High School is seeking a full time teacher of mathematics in a fixed term capacity for Terms 1 and 2 of the 2015 academic year, applications for this position close on January 16th at 4pm.

For more information about this position, please click here

Important dates for 2015

Please find important start up information for Term One, 2015:

January, 28th and 29th
Course Confirmation, all senior students 10am – 3pm

Friday, January 30th
Teacher Only Day

Monday, February 2nd
All students will be in full school uniform, and report to the Hall at the times listed below:

Year 13 9am – 3pm
Year 12 10 – 11am
Year 11 11am – 12noon
Year 10 1 – 3pm

Tuesday, February 3rd
Year 9 and Year 13 all day
Year 9 to assemble at the courtyard by the Hall at 9am for mihi whakatau. Please bring some paper and a pen.

Wednesday, February 4th
Year 9 and Year 13 – all day

BBQ lunch for all Year 9, new students and families 12.30pm

Sports and Cultural Expo

Thursday, February 5th
All students at school all day – normal timetable

Friday, February 6th
Waitangi Day – Public Holiday


Junior Prizegiving

prizegiving_crest1The Junior Prizegiving will be held in the King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday 9th at 7pm.

The prize list will be read to Year 9 on Thursday afternoon and those parents and caregivers who daughters are receiving prizes will receive an invitation to Prizegiving later this week. The evening is not compulsory for all Junior students to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 9th.

Dunedin Combined Christmas Foodbank 2014

societiesThe Dunedin Combined Christmas Foodbank is currently preparing for the distribution of 320 Christmas dinner food parcels as a contribution to families and individuals needing assistance for their Christmas celebrations.

Families and individuals wanting to complete an application form can contact one of the organisations below from Monday 3rd December – the close off date for receiving applications is December 12th, 2014. 

Applications can be made to:

Presbyterian/Family Works reception 03 4777116
Anglican Family Care Reception 03 4770801
Catholic Social Services 03 4553838
St Vincent de Paul 03 4770555
The Methodist Mission 03 466 3403

If you need help in contacting these organisations then please contact us

“The Royals” RSA Concert

Congratulations to the The Royals, our Pacific Island group, who performed at the RSA Summer Time Concert last night in the town hall. The performance undertaken by this fabulous group of young women, and men, has been described as spectacular and impressive by one concert goer. Well done, girls!

“I have never seen anything like it before, I go to a lot of theatre and shows but their performance was spectacular! I was most impressed and it is so lovely to see young ones involved in their culture and sharing it with others. There is often so much negativity of young people today but I know how much time and commitment goes into rehearsing a performance like that and you can all be very proud of your young people that represented your school last night”

TRADEable Skills

tradeable skills

If your daughter is considering entering a trade then this seminar could be for you. You are invited to enjoy an evening chatting and listening to current Otago Polytechnic Automotive and Mechanical Engineering students as they showcase their end-of year-projects. Our tutors will host interactive demonstrations in welding, automotive, fabrication and machining, and our built-from-scratch grass karts will be on display!

For those already in the industry, preview  our state-of-the-art automotive and mechanical equipment, and see how we use this leading-edge technology to train our students.

For those who enjoy getting their hands dirty – this is an event not to be missed!
RSVP by Friday, 31 October to abeadmin@op.ac.nz