Dear Parents and Caregivers,
A reminder that parents and students are invited to attend formal Learning Conversations in Week 1 of Term Four. For senior students these will be an opportunity to discuss in-depth learning strategies leading up to the external assessments. The timing of the report is to allow you to discuss the content with your daughter, make Learning Conversation appointments, receive valuable feedback and then have a plan for the remaining weeks of the school year and into the external assessment period in Term 4.
The Learning Conversations will take place on Monday 16th October throughout the day beginning at 9.30am for all levels and on Thursday 19th October from 6.00pm to 9.00pm for senior students and their parents only. School will be open for Learning Conversations all day on the Monday and there will be no formal timetabled classes. Girls will not be required to attend classes, but will be expected to attend the Learning Conversation meetings as booked. Girls do not need to wear school uniform on this day. Details for booking interviews will be made available in next week’s newsletter.
We have had a number of teams competing in South Island Secondary Schools Tournaments and there have been some great results coming though. We will do a full report on these next week once all tournaments are complete.
A group of Year 7 and Year 8 students traveled to Christchurch last weekend to compete in the Tournament of the Minds competition. They performed very well and I am sure this will become a regular event.
Good luck to the girls who are performing at the Otago Secondary Schools’ Music Festival on Monday 11th September. This is always a great event. The evening performance starts at 6.30pm at the Dunedin Town Hall.
On Thursday 14th September our Kapa Haka group will be performing at Polyfest. St Hilda’s will be performing at 6.30pm.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Notice of Enrolment Procedure
Pursuant to Section 11MA of the Education Act 1989, St Hilda’s Collegiate School Board of Trustees proposes amending its enrolment scheme for Year 7 enrolments to a ballot system. If confirmed, the Scheme will apply to all applications for enrolment in Year 7 received after the 1st September 2017. Earlier applications would be processed under the existing scheme.
Under the Education Act we are required to consult on this proposal and as part of this process, a Public Notice of the intended change will be given in the Otago Daily Times on the 2nd September 2017.
We appreciate that families have applied for a position under the understanding that, once special character preference criteria are met, places are allocated by reference to the date of application. If the change is adopted that understanding will still be honoured, with all applications for enrolment in Year 7 which we have logged as received before the 1st September 2017, being processed under the existing system.
Please forward any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on the 28th September 2017.