Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 2

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Otago Regional Stage Challenge was held on Tuesday night.  The girls have been planning and choreographing for the last few months and all of that hard work culminated in being awarded third place.  St Hilda’s also received an Award of Excellence in the following categories:

  • Costuming Character
  • Concept
  • Visual Enhancement
  • Drama
  • Soundtrack
  • Choreography
  • Theme Originality
  • Student Achievement

Year 9 students have spent Thursday and Friday at Otakou Marae, staying overnight as part of their Te Reo inquiry work.  Year 7 and 8 students also returned to school this afternoon after a successful camp.

Good luck to Dayna Gallagher who is taking part in the 2017 Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge tomorrow.

Next Thursday is Boarder Open Day.  Prospective families will attend a Chapel service and visit classrooms before heading up to Tolcarne.  We ask that all students are in formal uniform for this day.

Careers Evening is being held on Thursday 22 June at 6.30pm in the Chapel.  More information can be found here.

There have been a few confirmed cases of scabies within the school.  Scabies is spread by skin contact so we ask that girls keep up their hand washing in hot water to aid prevention.


Midwinter Extravaganza – 6.00pm Friday 30 June

Tickets to the PFA fundraiser will be available to purchase from the school office on Monday. At $25 per ticket (supper included), bring your extended family and whanau to come along and see our girls sing, dance and perform at the College of Education Auditorium on Union St.  The breadth and depth of performing arts ability at St Hilda’s is enormous – so come along and feel proud! There will be $2 raffles, so please bring your coins. Please support the PFA, and help boost the fund that helps send so many St Hilda’s girls to sporting and cultural events. We are also looking for people to donate raffle items for this event – a big thank you to parents who have already done so.  They are hugely appreciated, but we need more! Items can be dropped to the school office and can include chocolates, wine, beauty products, coffee and vouchers.

From the PFA


Tolcarne News

The week started off with Country Visits with Robyn McGarry, Ange and our two Year 10 girls away from the hostel – Tia Dougherty and Emma O’Meara.  We were spoilt with lovely weather, hosts and guests all the way around; Kurow, Ranfurly, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Winton, Waikaka and Balclutha.

The girls in the hostel enjoyed a yoga session with Shannon on Thursday night and those that have booked ahead are looking forward to a massage on Monday night with Gina Marie.

During the weekend the staff are organising baking in the new activities room on Saturday afternoon and Robyn is hosting a Mothers Day High Tea on Sunday afternoon with Tolcarne girls and their mothers, and a few aunties and grandmothers.

A reminder to our Tolcarne families to give your daughter a small thermos so she can enjoy the hot soup option for lunch.


Student Achievement

Georgia Mitchell placed 2nd and Cecilia Crooks placed 3rd in the Senior Girls race at the Logan Park Road Race on Tuesday.