reminderThree reminders for students, parents, and caregivers:

1. Mufti Day this Friday 31st July 2015 – a Pink mufti day with all money raised to the Cancer Society.

2. Parent-Teacher Interviews are next Tuesday 4th August from 3-7pm.  Please check out the notice from your daughter for login details, or contact the school if you require assistance booking in interviews.

3. School closes early Tuesday 4th August to prepare for Interviews as mentioned above.

Careers Presentation

Information evening for those interested in studying Medical Imaging – what used to be known as Radiography.

Students in Years 11, 12 and 13 are encouraged to attend.

CPIT will be available to tell you all you need to know about studying the Bachelor of Medical Imaging at CPIT

Thursday 30 July

6.00 pm

Radiology Department, 1st Floor

Dunedin Hospital.


More information can be found at


Careers Information and Evening

It’s coming up to “course choice” time again for our students from Year 10 through to Year 12. Year 13 students are making even bigger decisions about what to do next year.

We have just received July 2015 copy of Leaving school – a magazine designed to help senior students as they prepare for their last years at secondary school, and life after school – whether they go on to further study, start an apprenticeship or join the workforce. There are many interesting articles, interviews with young people engaged in work, training and education, and an array of useful contacts.

Senior students will be given a copy of the magazine at school, but parents are also able to download their own copy using the following links: : or

And of course – remember that our Courses and Careers night, will be held on Tuesday 7 August from 7.00 pm

Book Lovers Week

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What an amazing week we had here in the Information Centre last week!  Book Lovers’ Week was a huge success – thank you to everyone who got involved.  Special thanks to Mrs Oben and her Year 9 class for the gorgeous (and very yummy) cupcakes, to Mrs Koni for judging the Book Spine Poetry competition and to Mrs Webb for drawing the lucky book voucher winners in the Reading Challenge.

The Reading Challenge was especially successful this year with 178 books by the whole school, well over our target of 150!  Congratulations to Pickering House who earned 250 house points, 9TRE who read the most books in the junior school and to 11PAL who read the most books in the senior school.  You guys are awesome!  Well done, too, to Kaitlyn, Sahara, Tia, Scarlett and Emma who won $20 book vouchers in the lucky prize draw.

The Book Spine Poetry competition also attracted lots of entries again this year.  Once again, the standard was very high, making the judging quite tricky!  Congratulations to Tegan (1st place), Emma and Hineterangi (2nd) and Serena (3rd) for their fantastic poems.

We hope you’ve all enjoyed Book Lovers’ Week 2015 as much as we have.  If you have any feedback or comments that could make it even better next year, please let us know :)

Open Evening 2015

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Late Start

We are opening at 10 am due to the snow.

Aerobics Gym Sports Qualifying Competition #2

The Queen’s aerobics team competed in the second Otago Gym Sports Aerobics Competition, in Cromwell. Our team consisted of 7 Queen’s High School girls and 7 girls, who train with us from other school, as part of our Aerobics Community Coaching Programme. Competitors ranged from 5-17 years. The, 5 and 6 year old pair, Georgia and Brooke Wilson, were competing for the first time and won their category, beating girls older than themselves. All of the step 8 girls, who are trialling for nationals, achieved the qualifying mark for the second time. The next two qualifying competitions are the Southland and Otago Championships, later in the term.


Step 4 Pair – Open Age group


Claudia Douglas Bell and Olivia Burgess


Leah Anderson and Chloe Robertson


Step 4 Individual 15-17



Claudia Douglas-Bell


Olivia Burgess


Leah Anderson 3rd
Step 4 Individual 12-14


Chloe Robertson


Step 6 Individual 15-17


Anna McCaughan (Columba College)


Step 8 Pair Open Age Group


Kylie Lyders (QHS) & Jade Fielding (Bayfield)


Sian Remon and Lucy Elliot


Step 8 Individual 15-17


Jade Fielding (Bayfield High School)


Sian Remon


Lucy Elliot


Step 8 Individual 18+

Kylie Lyders


Step 1 Pair Open
Georgia and Brooke Wilson (St Clair Primary)


Step 1 Individual 5-6
Brooke Wilson   (St Clair Primary)


Step 1 Individual 7-8
Georgia Wilson (St Clair Primary)


Step 4 Pair – Open Age group
Abby Mcmullan (Balamcewen) & Amberly Orr (Tahuna)


Step 4 Individual 9-11
Katie Child (Grants Braes Primary)


Step 4 Individual 12-14  
Abby Mcmullan (Balmacewen Intermediate) 1st
Amberly Orr (Tahuna Intermediate) 4th

Careers Month