Otago Careers Festival

May is Careers month! Please check out the careers website to see the great events happening this month.  There are lots of things for our students and their families to go to.  The link is:


Or for the full programme click here.


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20150427_131236The Netball season has started and this year we have 12 teams competing in the secondary schools competition.  The Senior A and B team have been sporting our new netball uniform as shown in the photo. We have another set on order and are looking at ways to fundraise in order to purchase more.  Thanks to all those who supported the toilet paper and paper towel fundraiser.


ANZAC Day Service

IMG_0013 We had a large number of girls attend the Dunedin City Dawn Parade on Saturday morning.  The girls looked lovely in their uniforms and represented our school proudly.  Thank you to Kevin Carter for taking photos of the girls.





Young Scholars Evening

scholars2On  Tuesday evening it was lovely to be able to honour our young ladies who received a GPA of 80% of higher.  We also had three girls who received a GPA of 100% at Level 1 or 2.  This is the inaugural year of this celebration it is was a lovely evening to invite our girls and their whanau into our school and acknowledge all the work that these girls put in last year.  The girls all received a Young Scholars badge and certificate, which is a new award within the school.  Well done, girls!




Cross Country

We are holding our school Cross Country on Wednesday 29th April 2015. Postponement day is Friday 1st May.

The races will take place from 1pm -2:15pm at Kettle Park. It is compulsory for all students to participate in this event in either the competitive section or the Fun Run/Walk. It is a fun course and the girls get the chance to earn house points both for their running and house spirit. Students who play sport for the school are expected to enter the competitive section.

Period 3 will be shorter, finishing at midday, so students can eat their lunch. By 12.30pm students are expected to be changed and will meet in their form rooms for a roll check. From there they meet at the Bayview Road gates and will walk down to Kettle Park with teacher supervision. Form rooms will be locked so bags and devices can be left in them. There is no cost for this event.

Girls are expected to wear their uniform to school and bring a change of sports clothing to compete in (shorts or trackpants, t-shirt, warm top and running shoes).We encourage students to wear their house colours as there will be points for best-dressed house and house with the most school spirit. Girls should bring a water bottle and snacks for after the event. The canteen will be open as usual during interval and lunch.

Tertiary Open Day

It is Tertiary Open Day on Tuesday!

Year 13s are required to take part in the day, and will make their own way to events in mufti.  Remember that this is an essential part of Year 13 students’ planning – Venues are Otago University, Otago Polytech and Aoraki Polytech.  For those who haven’t received the information packs yet, please see Ms Signal to collect one. 


Youth EnviroLeaders’ Forum, 2015

LouiseLouise Nicolson, Year 11, is 1 of 50 Secondary school students from throughout New Zealand to have been chosen to attend the Sir Peter Blake Youth Enviroleaders’ Forum in Rotorua 11-17th April.

The theme for the forum is for delegates to learn more about fresh water management, planning and eco-tourism in New Zealand, and the Rotorua region specifically.  She will spend time exploring the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Reserve, Canopoy Tours native forest zipline adventure, the native forests and lakes of Rotorua, and meet Members of Parliament and Ministry for the Environment staff.

Congratulations, Louise!! We hope you have a fabulous time :)

Senior Mentoring Interviews



Remember it is Senior Mentoring Interviews this Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.  If you have not booked in an appointment yet with your daughter and her mentor please contact the school urgently to do so.  This means there is no usual school for Year 11-13 students, but school is usual for all Y9 and 10 girls.