Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 6

Aleisha and Ihlara with Mrs Barron at the Class Act Awards

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Class Act Awards were held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery yesterday.  These annual awards recognise and celebrate young leaders and are presented to the recipients by Prime Minister John Key.  Congratulations to Ihlara McIndoe and Aleisha Ruske who are our 2015 recipients.

Stars on Stage also took place this week, with our girls performing on Tuesday.  The Year 10 Performing Arts class were responsible for producing the Year 7 and 8 item from start (conceptualisation) to finish (polished product).  Producing this performance gave the Year 10 students insight about career pathways in this field and  involved hours of preparation.  The premise was: In 2020 there is a new app that allows you to travel through time. Two friends decide to visit famous musicians such as Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe, however they click ‘agree to the terms and conditions’ too quickly. If they had read the fine print they would have read the warning – that overuse can lead to a malfunction!  We are particularly proud of the way our performance was student driven and inclusive. The students thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a non-competitive celebration of the Arts in a professional environment.

A reminder that nominations for the Board of Trustees Student Elections close next Thursday at noon.

A reminder that nominations close for Service Awards and Cultural Blues on September 4 and September 21 respectively.

Good luck to all students involved in Winter Tournament next week.


St Hilda’s is currently conducting a review and is inviting parents who have either their daughter enrolled here in 2015, or their daughter  enrolled for 2016, to participate in an online survey.

The research has been designed to help us understand more about the range of expectations parents have for their daughter’s education and what matters most to you about St Hilda’s Collegiate.

We want to know more about how effectively we present ourselves to our community and how we are perceived.

We have contracted a local Dunedin researcher, Jill Caldwell, to conduct this research on our behalf. Jill is an experienced researcher who specialises in social and market research.

The research will take place in the next two weeks. A link to the survey will be emailed to you in the next week. The survey itself will be anonymous and your data will not be held by the School.

Your input is a valuable component of our strategic planning and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews

To meet the requirements of our senior students’ preparation for NCEA assessment we are holding separate senior and junior interviews.

This will allow an opportunity for targeted discussions for both Senior and Junior students leading into their respective assessments.

Interview Dates and Times

Senior Student / Parent / Teacher interviews
Tuesday 22 September  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Day Girls)
Friday 25 September      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Boarders)

Junior Student / Parent / Teacher interviews
Tuesday 20 October      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Day Girls)
Friday 23 October          12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Boarders)

Login details to enable bookings to be made will be sent out closer to the interviews.

Student Achievement

The following girls have been named in the Otago 17th Grade Girls Football Squad:

Beth Fitchett
Sophie Timpany
Jess Harwood
Holly White
Kate Higham

The St Hilda’s Senior Rugby Sevens team defeated Columba 25-21 in the final on Wednesday.  Ali Adams was named Player of the Day.

The Senior Rugby Sevens Team after their win

The A Hockey team won their final in the Premier 2 Women’s Grade.

The Junior A and Senior A Basketball teams won their finals last week.

The Junior A Basketball Team
The Junior A Basketball Team
The Senior A Basketball Team
The Senior A Basketball Team

Cecilia Crooks has been named in the New Zealand Swimming Team to compete at the Australian State Teams Age groups.

The Year 7 & 8 A and B Netball Team at their tournament yesterday

The Year 7 and 8 A and B netball team placed 4th and 17th respectively at their Otago Netball Tournament at the Edgar Center yesterday.  40 teams participated and both teams played some great netball.

Coming Events

Friday 11th September
Theatre Sports Inter School Finale at Kings/Queens Performing Arts Centre 5.30pm – 7.00pm – free.  All welcome – guaranteed to be better than what’s on TV!  If you have ever wondered about Theatre Sports you should come along and check it out.  See Mrs McMillan with any queries.

Friday 18th September
Marzipan Performance 6.00pm Whitby hall – free.  A group of Year 7 students have been working on another small play with Sophie Acklin this term.  This promises to be a very entertaining experience (will be finished by 7.00pm and is appropriate for all ages).

Judy Maw
Assistant Principal