Monthly Archives: April 2018

Weekly News – Term 1 | Week 11

Ali Copeman, Chair of the PFA, holds the winning ticket of our Luxury Raffle

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The 2018 PFA fundraiser has drawn to a close, with winners of our luxury raffle drawn today at school at 1.00pm.  Sergeant John Hedges supervised, with Mrs Donna Madigan drawing the winning tickets.  We are pleased to announce the winners are:

1st place – ticket number 3412, sold by Tyla Giles to Barbara Cuthill
2nd place – ticket number 1450 sold by Sabine Mason to Michael Mason
3rd place – ticket number 0325 sold by Kaylee Dickison to Judy Blackwood
4th place – ticket number 3834 sold by Georgia Copeman to Shelley McMeeken
5th place – ticket number 0992 sold by Jessica Robertson to Anna Brenssell

Well done to all involved and a big thank you to our families for selling so many tickets for us.  All funds raised will go toward fitting out the Visual Arts building.

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Weekly News – Term 1 | Week 10

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Yesterday we held a service to unveil the new stained glass window in the chapel, which was commissioned by the Old Girls Association.  We were fortunate to have many board members past and present and Old Girls join us for this very special service. Created by Dunedin Artist Peter Mackenzie, the window tells the story of the Sisters’ Geraldine and Etheleen, who came to Dunedin in the 1880s and established St Hilda’s Collegiate in 1896. The window depicts the sisters, the Otago harbour, the boat they arrived in and the vibrant flora and fauna that they found here​.​

There has been extensive consultation with Hoani Langsbury, and the Otako​u​ marae, regarding the Māori patterns on the window, and also the Maiai and Taumoepeau families for detail on the Samoan tapa patterns that reflect the culture of the school and our community.   It is a stunning piece of work and we encourage you to come and have a look at it when you are in the school.

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