Dear Parents and Caregivers,
A Note from The Principal
The building of our Visual Arts Centre is coming along. If you are interested in the progress, you can view our time-lapse camera at Arts Centre Camera (NOTE: you must refresh the page to get the latest image)
The school quad is presently being transformed for the Year 11 Winter Dance. Ms McLanachan and the Year 11 Dance committee have been very busy and I am sure it will be a fantastic evening.
Good luck everyone!
Back to the Future
We would like to invite you in to experience what school is like in 2018.
On Friday 17th August we are going to run open classrooms. This will allow you to come and join in the learning. You will have the option of a morning or afternoon and within this time you will get to experience four classes.
The morning session will run from 8:40 am – 10:40 am
At the completion of the sessions, we will make our way to the chapel for refreshments and an opportunity for questions/discussion.
Our aim is for you to be a part of the class not just an observer. We will send details out around logon information and accessing the school network. You will be an interactive, independent, 21st Century Learner – be prepared to be challenged, curious and have fun.
We look forward to having you join us to gain an insight into how learning takes place at St Hilda’s.
Seminars Reminder: Anxiety, depression and unrelenting standards of perfection. How to Parent for Wellbeing
New Zealand is leading the world in appalling youth mental health statistics.
Come and hear what your daughters have told us about their own feelings and experiences and explore research based strategies on how to support our young women by parenting for Wellbeing.
These workshops will be really useful for all parents. You are welcome to bring friends, family and colleagues to share these interactive workshops.
We all need to be involved in the increasingly important discussions around youth and wellbeing.
See the dates and venues below for our upcoming seminars.
Balclutha – 2 pm Sunday 19 August – Rosebank Lodge, 265 Clyde Street.
Gore – 5 pm Sunday 19 August – Heartland Hotel Croydon, 100 Waimea Street.
Cromwell – 7 pm Monday 20 August – The Gate, 6 Barry Avenue.
Oamaru – 7 pm Wednesday 22 August – Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames Street.
Dunedin – 7 pm Thursday 30 August – St Hilda’s Collegiate School
Year 11-13 Subject Selection – Portal reminder
Course Design Evening
Fundraiser for Sings Hilda
Bring along your car and support Sings Hilda on Saturday 4th August 11 am – 3 pm at Beaurepairs on the corner of McBride Street and Andersons Bay Road (opposite Mitre 10 Mega).
Town Hall Mayoral Welcome
International students from around Dunedin today were invited to the Town Hall to be welcomed by our Mayor Dave Cull. There was a wonderful Kapa Haka to greet everyone, information about the city and things Dunedin has to offer were showcased as well as a chance to mingle with students from other schools. We even managed to get a picture with Councilor Chris Garey.
Tree Planting Event – Town Belt Kaitiaki
The Town Belt Kaitiaki are a Dunedin wide student-led group chaired by Stephanie Post and they would like to invite you to their ‘Project Gold Tree Planting Event’ taking place on Sunday 12 August from 10 am – 12.30 pm at Woodhaugh Gardens (by the duck pond).
You can help to celebrate the students’ goals and vision to plant 300 trees, enjoy a BBQ and learn about the original Arbor Day and the tree choice for the site.
They ask that you:
- Wear appropriate shoes and clothes
- Bring gardening gloves and spade (if you can)
- Bring food and drink for yourself (the food is a small snack)
- INVITE OTHER PEOPLE!
For catering purposes, please RSVP to Claudia Babirat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to have your say – NCEA Review process
The Ministry of Education is presently looking at ways to strengthen NCEA and is exploring a variety of ways to gain feedback from different stakeholders. They want to hear from parents and students and ask you to join in the conversation to submit your ideas, experiences and suggestions for change: conversation.education.govt.nz/NCEA
We urge you to visit this site to see the ways in which you can give your views.
As a school, we will be talking with students and plan to run a parent seminar on 12th September as part of the consultation process.
Careers News and Events
To view visit the Career Events calendar.
A reminder to check the Sports Draws page of the website to keep up to date with match times. The netball draws are posted each week in readiness for the weekend’s matches.
From the Guidance Network
The Guidance Team have attached a very informative brief titled Enough As She Is: “When girls know why they matter inside, they become more resilient in the face of stress”.
Well done to the girls who had garments in the Hokonui Fashion Awards last weekend. They looked fabulous on the catwalk and special congratulations to Lucy Girvan who was Highly Commended in her section and Amelia Phillips who was placed second in her section