Monthly Archives: July 2015

Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 2

Wellington House getting the crowd ready for the House Chant
Wellington House getting the crowd warmed up for the House Chant

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I am writing this having just arrived back from a fun filled swimming sports at Moana Pool. There were some great races and results, as well as a lot of laughter during the informal events.  Year 10 students also gave very entertaining performances in the house chant competition.  Full results will be published next week.

The PFA Quiz Night was a great success.  Thank you to all parents for taking part and donating items for raffles.

The Year 9 and 10 Dance went well last night and Year 11 students are currently busy decorating Whitby Hall for tonight’s Mid Winter Dance.  Year 7 and 8 students will have their dance on Tuesday 4 August from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Farewell to Sharon White, who has operated our canteen for the last few years.  Sharon treated the girls to a BBQ lunch today on their return from swimming sports, which they were very happy about!

We are in the process of appointing a new operator for the canteen.  To cover the transition period we are investigating an alternative system for supplying lunches, however this will not be available next week.
Students will need to come to school prepared with morning tea and lunch as permission will not be given to go off site to get this.

Good luck to students involved in the Diploma in French Language examinations which are taking place at school tomorrow and good luck to all students involved in Winter Quad, which starts on Sunday.

Tickets are on sale for the fundraising Gala Night for Sings Hilda.  Click on the image below for more details.


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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 1

The Kapa Haka group performing at Open Evening
The Kapa Haka group performing at Open Evening

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to school for Term 3, I hope you had a restful holiday.

This week has been busy with 2016 applicants sitting the Academic Scholarship test and our all important Open Evening last night.  A big thank you to staff and students for the effort they put into this.

Thank you to all parents who have donated items for next week’s PFA Quiz Night.  It should be a lot of fun and also allows the PFA to keep supporting groups and sports teams.

We also have a wonderful opportunity for someone to join our PFA as Treasurer. Please contact Nick Simpson at if you would like to know more about what this involves.

We have two dances next week, the Year 9 and 10 dance on Thursday night at 7.00pm and the Year 11 Mid Winter dance next Friday at 7.30pm.  The Year 11 dance committee have been very busy planning and shopping for decorations to suit their theme, which is still a secret at this stage.

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Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 11

Kaya Fukushima, Casey Brown and Holly Armstrong - Winners of the Otago University Information Technology Challenge
Kaya Fukushima, Casey Brown and Holly Armstrong – Winners of the Otago University Information Technology Challenge

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This week Reverend Michael Wallace from All Saints’ Anglican Church led the Founders’ Day Service.  Thank you to all families for their generosity in donating items for Anglican Family Care.

Alexandra Coker, Lucy Bell and Dr Townsley with the items donated for Anglican Family Care
Alexandra Coker, Lucy Bell and Dr Townsley with the items donated for Anglican Family Care

Year 10 students have had a busy three days taking part in the Film Festival which culminated in this afternoon’s ‘Film Premiere’.  Students are given a genre and must write, produce and act in their film.  There has been such a buzz around the school and some great costumes too!

A reminder of the PFA Quiz Night on Tuesday 28 July at the Kensington.  Entry is $30 per team with a maximum of six team members.  Please contact Lisa Mason at; or Liz Dippie at; with your team details. Your entry fee can be left in the student office. Please note that this is CASH only and should be placed in an envelope, with your name on it.
If you could contribute any raffle items (such as vouchers, small gifts or even a small cash donation to purchase an item) then please also leave these in the student office, with relevant details including your name, written on an accompanying envelope. Any item would be greatly appreciated – the more the better!

Reminder for NCEA Fees

A reminder that payment is due by Wednesday, August 19.  Please pay by direct credit to St Hilda’s Collegiate School 02 0900 0356280 00 (please do not pay the NCEA fee with your school fees as a different bank account is required).  EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available in the student office.  Payment can also be made by cheque, made payable to St Hilda’s Collegiate School.

Student Achievement

The St Hilda’s 1st XV Rugby Team won the Otago Secondary Schools’ Rugby Final this week – it was a very intense game against South Otago High School with a final score of 34-14.

The St Hilda’s A badminton team finished first in the Otago Secondary Schools Badminton competition, beating Otago Girls 5-1 in the final.

Kaya Fukushima, Holly Armstrong and Casey Brown won the Otago University Information Technology Challenge this week.  The girls had to present an idea that uses new technology.

The following students have made Dunedin Netball Centre Representative Teams:

Under 14A
Beryn Abbott
Phoebe Aburn
Abbey Cochrane
Kendra Robinson
Anahera Reynolds
Amelia Scully

Under 14B
Anna Young

Year 8A
Amelia Hall

Year 7A
Alika Croot
Analee Toro
Danielle Willsman

Good luck to the swimmers representing St Hilda’s at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Swimming Meet in Greymouth, the Year 9 and 10 Netball teams that are travelling to Christchurch to compete in the Junior South Island Secondary Schools’ Netball Tournament and the 1st XV Rugby team that are competing at the Festival of Rugby Tournament in Oamaru.

There are also many of our girls in Representative teams competing during the holidays and we wish them good luck as well.

Wishing all families a safe and relaxing holiday, enjoy your time with family and friends.

Judy Maw | Assistant Principal