Queen’s Community Working Bee

CrestGood morning

A Community Working Bee is to be held here at Queen’s High School on Sunday 9th November, from 11am-3pm.

We invite all members of the School Community, BOT members, Parents, Students and Staff to join us and help make this day a success.  Please bring along wheelbarrows, clippers and gardening tools to clip and prune the gardens and generally give the outside of the school a good tidy up.  A BBQ will be held at the end of the day.

I hope you can join us, and we appreciate your support.

“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”

CrestAll members of the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) have been directed to attend a 2 hour union meeting on Tuesday 11th November from 1-3 pm.

The school will be open in the afternoon, but there will only be a limited number of teachers, who are not union members, available to supervise students. Supervision will be provided for girls whose parents and/or caregivers wish them to remain at school.

Please advise the student office if your daughter needs supervision at school for the afternoon.

Thank you

Glenn Murtagh
Chairman Board of Trustees


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


Rowing Folder Fundraiser

rowing foldersThe Rowing team are selling fantastic L-shaped folders.  Perfect for posting and stuffing stockings for Christmas, or thanking the neighbour for feeding your cat or especially for a teacher!! 

 Pick your themes from Retro Fashion, Collectibles, Skins n Things, Foodies, Tickled Pink, Carnival, Visit NZ, Taste of NZ, African Safari and Experience NZ and order up large for all your whanau & friends.


1 pack of 5 $8.50

3 packs     $22.00

5 packs     $35.00

 Order forms are available from the link below or from the School Office and payment by Monday 24th Nov at the latest.

 A huge thanks from Queen’s Rowing for your support.

Order Form

Summer Book Bags

bookIt’s the time of year for Summer Book Bags again – get your application from the Information Centre soon.  For more information check out the Info Centre website here.

Sport and Cultural Blues Awards Ceremony


IMG_3492Congratulations to all those girls who received a sport and/or cultural Blue at last nights Awards ceremony. It was a fabulous evening and you have all worked very hard over the course of the year to be recognised at this level. You should all be very proud of yourselves and your contribution to the Queen’s High School community.

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