Monthly Archives: June 2015

Parents and Friends Association AGM – 7.00pm Tuesday 16 June

The St Hilda’s PFA is the organisation that runs our school fairs, among many other fundraising events and projects, including a cookbook (copies of which are still available for purchase on request!)

The committee meets one evening a month, predominantly to consider requests for funding support for extra school resources or activities not covered by Government funding, or requests for PFA committee volunteers to help out at school events.

In recent times, the PFA has helped fund items such as new outdoor furniture at Tolcarne’s flats, library resources, sewing machines, electronic equipment, as well as seminars such as the Sophie Elliott Loves me Not campaign. A new St Hilda’s-branded tent to provide extra cover at rowing and other sports events has just recently arrived.

Via an application process, the committee also helps to support the travel costs of girls and teams representing the school with its sports and cultural fund.

For those parents currently on the PFA, the committee has provided opportunities to meet other parents and caregivers, and also to hear regularly from our staff and school Principal. Tasks are not onerous; just to provide support when and how you can. And those involved usually very much enjoy the comradery. The need for parents and friends to help is ever present, and we would love to see some new faces come along and be part of our PFA.

Our AGM is on Tuesday 16 June at 7pm in the school library. We encourage any parent at the school to come and be involved where they feel they can. We are seeking a treasurer, so if you are keen to contribute to the PFA in any shape or form, we would love to see you!

Nick Simpson | Chair

News from Tolcarne

Tolcarne has been all about formals and socials this week. Last night the junior girls went off to a social at John McGlashan College. The Year 10s put a good amount of effort into dressing in character for the occasion. We had hippies, police officers, and fairies to name a few.

JMC Social

Year 12 and 13 students are all getting ready for the St Hilda’s formal tonight. This is such an exciting time of year.

This Sunday, House Manager Robyn will be running a workshop on how to make your own wheat bag. Check out the gorgeous wee fox design she has created below.

Wheat bag

Dunedin is lucky enough to be hosting some of the FIFA World Cup Under 20’s Football Games. These are being played at the Stadium this Saturday at 1pm Columbia vs Portugal (a big game says Robyn) as well as Mexico vs Serbia at 4pm. Tickets are available at Ticketek.

Amanda Haggie | Head of Boarding

Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 7

Temple Flaws, Intermediate Champion of Champions

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The prefects have had a busy day decorating the Town Hall for the formal’s ‘Narnia’ theme. The girls have spent a lot of time planning and will be happy tonight to see it finally come to fruition.

Year 9 and 10 students enjoyed the social at John McGlashan last night. There is a Year 7 and 8 dance next week at John McGlashan, details of this will be sent out.

It’s a busy weekend ahead for students with Chamber Music, Rock Quest preliminary heats, squash and netball tournaments. Good luck to all students participating in these activities.

Due to a number of students being on school trips on Tuesday we are rescheduling the school photos. The new date will be posted when confirmed.

Due to this week’s weather, the Otago Cross Country was postponed. This is now taking place on Tuesday June 9.

The Big Sing is being held at the Town Hall next Friday. Students perform during the day and this is followed by a public performance in the evening.

Congratulations to Georgia Clarke and Megan Crawford who achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Awards.

Congratulations also to Temple Flaws who was awarded the coveted title of ‘Intermediate Champion of Champions’ at last weekend’s tap competitions.

If there are any families who would be interested in billeting a student from Woodford House on Friday 19 June until Sunday 21 June could you please email The Woodford students are traveling down to compete at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Cross Country, which is being held at Gladfield Golf Course on Saturday 20 June.


Judy Maw | Assistant Principal


Due to the heavy rain and flood warnings, should you need to pick your daughter up early from school, you are welcome to do so but please ensure that she signs out at the student office prior to departing.  Curling is also cancelled this afternoon.