Queen’s Community Working Bee

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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.

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

Option Evening Interviews

The final option interview evening for the year will be held this coming Thursday – 4 September.

Come to the Library any time between 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm for an individualised discussion about subject choices for next year.  No appointment needed.

We look forward to seeing you there.



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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-7oOX8Ssr0

Read the rest of Programme Incubator