Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 2

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Danica Davies with her medal that she won at the Arcadia Invitational meet in California

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Country Visits were held this week with one more still to be held in North Otago on Sunday.  This is the beginning of a busy enrolment period, which includes Boarder Open Day on Thursday May 14, followed by our Open Evening for day girls on Thursday July 23.

Next week we have our visit from the Education Review Office.  We will welcome them on Monday morning with a special chapel service.  We would like all girls to go straight to chapel at the beginning of Period 1.

Stage Challenge is on Monday and we have a large number of girls involved in this.  The girls and staff have been working very hard and it is looking fabulous. Good luck to everyone taking part.


Important Notice  please check that you have this in your home diaries:
Parent Seminar – ‘Cyber Safety’ – Thursday 14 May – 7 pm in the Library.
This will be a very valuable seminar.  More information will follow. 


Entertainment books were given out to students yesterday.  This is the major fundraising for St Hilda’s rowing and you now have the option of purchasing the book digitally.  You can organise payment for your book on the forms provided or return your unsold book to the student office.


Student Achievement

Charlotte Cotter was named U16 Joint MVP and Libby van Harselaar was named U14 MVP and Club MVP (female) at the Otago Waterpolo Prizegiving.

Annabel Girvan has been selected for the Southern U21 Hockey Team.  Annabel and Jess Faulks have also been selected in the Southern U18 Team and Olivia Dingle and Sinnead Flannery have been selected for the Southern Development B Team.

Danica Davies recently travelled with the New Zealand Secondary School’s Track and Field team to California.  At the Arcadia Invitational, the most prestigious of the three meets she competed in, Danica finished in 7th place in the heptathlon with seven personal bests including four Otago records.  She also won the shot put component of the heptathlon.

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Danica Davies

Music Concert and Rugby Tickets

A parent has kindly donated to the school two tickets for a music concert at the Hutton Theatre at Otago Museum on Sunday May 17.  This starts with a variety concert at 3.30pm; dinner at 5.30 pm with guest speaker Dame Malvina Major and Helen Webby Harp, followed by two piano recitals at 7.00pm with Professor Terence Dennis and Corwin Newall.

We would ask that a donation be made with monies going to the school hardship fund (the tickets were originally $55 each). 

We have four tickets available for the Super 15 rugby game on Saturday May 30.  The seats are superbly located and you can enjoy pre and after match relaxation via access to the Level 2 and Level 4 hospitality areas.   Tickets will be processed on a first come, first served basis.  Extra tickets may be available and as such could be a good opportunity for business owners or managers to take their staff or clients out in an affordable way.  The price for these tickets is by fair and reasonable donation however we would expect a minimum donation of $25 per ticket. All funds will go to a hardship fund, which enables all students to participate in school camps and sports trips.

The tickets are full lounge access cards and as such will need to be returned to school after the game. 

Please email Joanne at jpopa@shcs.school.nz if you are interested in either the music or rugby tickets. 


Noel Leeming are once again doing a ‘friends and family’ offer.  From May 4th to May 10th, simply present the attached flyer below or show it in store on your smart phone and get cost plus 10% storewide.  2.5% of total sales will go towards our hardship fund.  Please note this is only available at Noel Leeming Dunedin (George Street).

Judy Maw | Assistant Principal