A very warm welcome back to Term 4. This is a term where there are a lot of functions where we come together to reflect on the year, and have the opportunity to celebrate together. One of our first opportunities is our Blues Evening tonight where we acknowledge achievement in Sports, Arts, Service and Academic fields.
St Hilda’s Day – Sunday 20 October, 10:00 am
It is an important time for our School Community and part of our school year. It is expected that all students will attend the Service on this morning and we count it as an official school half day. Girls are to assemble at the rear of the Cathedral by 9:30am for roll call. Parents, grandparents and families are also very welcome as we celebrate this significant day in the school’s history.
Any absences for St Hilda’s Day must be emailed to Judy Maw, with a reason, care of email@example.com.
Key Dates for Term 4
Monday 14th October – 5th December 2019
Friday 18 October – Blues Evening – Chapel, 7 pm – By Invitation.
Sunday 20 October – St Hilda’s Cathedral Service – St Paul’s Cathedral, 10 am (students 9:30am)
All students to attend and families most welcome.
Monday 28 October – Labour Day – School and Hostel closed
Tuesday 5 November – Last day for Seniors (Years 11-13))
Monday 11-15 November – Year 10 Camp
Sunday 24 November – Carol Service – Chapel, 5 pm – Families welcome
Wednesday 4 December – Leavers Dinner – Museum
Thursday 5 December – Prize Giving – Dunedin Town Hall (please note change of venue) students to be seated at 4.45pm for 5pm start.
We would like to thank all parents who attended our Parent Seminars “Signs your teen is not okay and what to do about it”. We really appreciate your support and feedback.
Junior Academic Programme
The Junior Academic Programme for 2020 has been released online. Links to view this are on both the Parent Portal and the Student Homepage. This site provides an overview of the subjects studied from Year 7 through to Year 10.
Reminder – The two option choices for Year 10 in 2020 are now due for current Year 9 students. Parents of students who are yet to enter their daughter’s choices are encouraged to complete this process over the weekend. Your daughter’s choices can be entered through the link in the online Junior Academic Programme or the Kamar Parents Portal
Thank you from Anglican Family Care
St Hilda’s were mentioned in the Spring issue of the Anglican Family Care Newsletter for our fundraising so to allow AFC to purchase a new Reborn Baby Doll.
You can read the article here.
1st XI cricket trip to Willows
Late last term we had a visit from St Rita’s College from Brisbane. Both the choir and orchestra from St Rita’s performed, along with our own Sings Hilda. Our year seven to ten students enjoyed being the audience for these performances. As well as the lovely hospitality of St Hilda’s, the Queensland visitors also got to enjoy the novelty of snow falling in Dunedin on the day of the visit!
Outdoor Ed – Surfing
10S doing their Earthquake Drill
9 H rockets being launched yesterday in science. Kara-Mai Herbst, and the rest of her group and co-creators are Ella Jarvie, Andie McGrouther and Hannah Lithgow.
2019 Year 10 Speech competition
Mr Gavin Angus and Mrs Helen Almey had the unenviable task of selecting the three best speeches from a confident, articulate, passionate and entertaining group of nine speeches. Topics ranged from child labour to the problems with being the oldest sibling, why cats and better than fish to being a white Maori, from ageism to white privilege. All the speeches were so well researched and the nine young women stood in front of their peers and delivered confidently and passionately about their topic. No mean feat. At times, the audience was silent, shocked and engaged, other times, they laughed and empathised.
But a winner had to be chosen.
First, was Summer Cooper with her challenge on body shaming and to love ourselves
Second was a compelling speech on abortion focusing on the current laws in Alabama from Anna Miller.
Third was a huge crowd favourite, Lily Knox with her fast-paced, visually and vocally entertaining take on ‘cringe culture’.
Thank you to all the participants, to Mr Angus for co-judging and Mr Ross for organising the competition.
Helen Almey HOD English
On Tuesday 12th November Otago Polytech are hosting 3 fabulous guest speakers to discuss high-performance sport and how they built towards their World Cups.
Thank you to The Southern Trust for their contribution towards travel and accommodation costs, to Fresh Choice Roslyn for their support to keep the girls fueled, and to Dunedin Netball and the wider netball community for their support and best wishes. We really appreciate it.
Co-coach St Hilda’s Senior A netball team.
Durban Girls’ College Exchange
In 2017 we started our exchange programme with Durban Girls’ College in South Africa. We are now beginning the process for 2020.
This exchange is open to girls who will be in Year 11 in 2020 (presently in Year 10)
The exchange student(s) from Durban will come to St Hilda’s for 6 weeks in March /April 2020. She will be in Year 11 and she will be timetabled into our school programme in the same way the Perth Exchange student is. The St Hilda’s student(s) would travel in exchange for 6 weeks in July/August to Durban Girls’ College. Further information and application forms for this exchange are available here.
Applications close 25 October 2019.
The following link will give you more information on Durban Girls’ College:
St Hilda’s Collegiate School Fair
BLUE RIBBON INSTALLATION
This is a fundraising initiative that current families, Old Girls and past families can support – purchase a Blue Ribbon plaque with your/your daughter’s name on it, to be displayed permanently in the foyer of the new Arts Building.
Please contact the Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your Blue Ribbon today.