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Happy New Year

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome to 2018! Please note that the school office has reopened but unfortunately our phone systems are down at the moment.

If you need to get in touch with the school, the office is open daily from 8.00am until 4.30pm or you can email

Commencement dates will be in the Otago Daily Times on Saturday 20 and 27 January.


Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 7

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Please note that Thursday 7 December is the last day of school for 2017.  Students may come to school in mufti as it is a clean up day and we require uniforms to be kept neat and tidy for Prize Giving.  Following the clean up, students will be bussed to the More FM Arena for Prize Giving practice.  They will be released for the day from the More FM Arena between 11.15am – 11.30am.  Please notify us by emailing if your daughter needs to return to St Hilda’s by bus.  Once she returns to school she will then be free to leave for the afternoon.  We ask that all students arrive in immaculate uniform at the More FM Arena by 4.45pm on Thursday 7 December so that everyone is seated in order for the event to start at 5.00pm.

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Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 6

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Junior students have been busy involved in one day sports tournaments this week, participating in water polo, tennis, volleyball and touch.  For the volleyball girls it was good preparation as they get ready to head into the Junior South Island Secondary Schools’ Volleyball Tournament next week, and we wish them well for this.

The girls enjoyed putting their completed Curiosity Projects on display for staff and parents yesterday.  The curiosity week was a great chance to hone their skills at finding information that could satisfy their curiosity. It was fascinating to see the range of curious topics the girls had investigated. We received really positive feedback from the students – they enjoyed being able to work on their own projects in their own time and having the ability to work with other year levels.

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Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 5

Year 10 students having completed the Mud Run at Camp Tautuku

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Year 10 students returned tired but happy after an enjoyable week at Camp Tautuku. They gave every activity their very best and I am sure that there will be many great stories to tell when they get home.

The Year 7, 8 and 9 students have enjoyed taking part in their Curiosity Projects this week. There have been an amazing array of projects and interests. the girls have used great questions as their starting points and their curiosity has taken them to the most interesting and diverse places. An expo of the girls work and projects will be held at school on Thursday 23rd November in rooms 214, 215 and 219 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  All parents and family are welcome to come and view the girls’ awesome projects.

The juniors have also been busy taking part in singing practice in preparation for the Christmas Carol Service which will be held at 5.00pm on Sunday 26 November in the school chapel. This is an important school event where all families are encouraged to join us for an evening of Christmas celebration as a community. It is a lot of fun, so bring the family along. Girls do not have to be in school uniform.

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