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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 8

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.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 7

Tournament of the Minds team who competed in Christchurch last weekend.

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.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 6

The St Hilda’s Year 7A Netball team – winners of the Otago Netball Year 7 Tournament

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 by noon on the 28th September 2017.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 5

The Senior A Netball team had great support at last week’s Premier Club final

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Parent Seminar: 7.00pm Monday 28 August, Chapel
It’s not too late to register for Monday’s parent seminar presented by Professor Erica McWilliam.  Senior students are also welcome to attend, either with their parents or without.  More information can be found here, please RSVP to if you’d like to attend.

We are also holding a Community Health Consultation Evening at 7.00pm on Thursday 31 August in the library.  This evening provides an opportunity to discuss the health curriculum.  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 4

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Earlier this week we opened the application forms for students to apply for Cultural, Service and Sport Blues.  Forms can be accessed via the student homepage or the page ‘Blues Evening’ located under Informational Links to the right hand side of this page.  Applications must be made by the student using their St Hilda’s email log in details.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 12 September.  Some dance genres have competitions and examinations later so we ask that students put in an initial application before the deadline, noting that results are pending. The site will reopen for one day on 25 September for updates to these applications.

Good luck to our students who are involved in the NZCAF Hip Hop/Aerobics Regional competition this weekend.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 2

Havelock – Winners of the House Cheerleading Competition

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Upcoming Event – Parent Seminar 7.00pm Monday 28 August

Looking over the Horizon: Learning, Young Women and Change
We are lucky to be welcoming Professor Erica McWilliam to St Hilda’s on Monday 28 August. Erica is the Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education Queensland University of Technology and will be working with staff during the day and holding a parent seminar in the evening.  She is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of pedagogy, with a particular focus on how teachers prepare young people for ‘over the horizon’ futures.    Erica’s presentations are entertaining, challenging and informative and we are delighted that we have been able to secure a date when she could work with our staff and community. This is a seminar not to be missed!

More information on Erica’s seminar can be found here.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to for catering purposes.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 1

Jemma Harbrow’s entry for the Block NZ Art Challenge. Details on how to vote can be found below.

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to term three, hopefully our girls had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday and enjoyed that snow day!  We held a successful Open Evening last night and we must give credit to the girls who did a wonderful job in classrooms and around the school as tour guides.  We have had positive feedback from prospective parents on how friendly the girls were.

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Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 10

Dr Townsley presenting Lucy Summers of Anglican Family Care with the cheque of funds raised from the $5 challenge

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

It feels like just last week we were welcoming students back for the beginning of Term 2. Yesterday in Chapel Dr Townsley was pleased to be able to present Anglican Family Care with a cheque for $4500, the amount our whanaungatanga groups have managed to fundraise during the $5 challenge.  This is an incredible effort and the girls can be extremely proud of themselves.

Good luck to students involved over the next few days in the South Island Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships,  the South Island Secondary Schools’ Netball Tournament and the Rugby Tournament in Oamaru.

We wish Laura Simpson and Alice Murphy all the best for their trip to Shanghai and Madeleine Whittaker for her time at the London International Science Youth Forum at the beginning of Term 3.

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Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 9

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The term is quickly drawing to a close, it is hard to believe that holidays are nearly here. For those of you who are looking for something to do tonight, why don’t you come along to the Mid Winter Extravaganza, starting at 6.00pm in the chapel.  There will be door sales, at $10 per adult ticket and $5 per student/child.  Raffles will also be available to purchase with some great prizes on offer.

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