Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 8

Students and staff dressed as their favourite book characters for Library Week Mufti Day

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We are coming to the end of a successful Library Week.  There have been activities such as daily quizzes, Blind Date With a Book, Find Pippy Longstocking and of course, our Dress as a Book Character mufti day.  The students (and staff!) looked great.  Thank you to the students for their contribution which saw 29 new books donated to the library.

Next Tuesday we are holding a mufti day for White Ribbon, an organisation that aims to stop violence towards women.  We ask that girls bring a gold coin donation for this.

The Sports Awards are being held next Thursday at 5.30pm in the Chapel.  Girls will be notified next week if they are to receive an award.  As well as awards being presented, nominations for the major sports awards, which will be awarded at prize giving, will be announced.

Good luck to Cecilia Crooks who is in Hamilton at the NZ Secondary Schools’ Swimming Champs.

As previously notified in the school newsletters, senior reports will be emailed home, and to students, on Monday 14 September. The reports will give you an update on your daughters progress with NCEA internals and results from the recent benchmark examinations. There will be some brief comments on next steps to support her learning in Term 4.

We strongly urge you to attend the senior parent-student-teacher interviews on September 22 and 25, to further discuss your daughter’s progress.
As we indicated last week, junior interviews will be held in Term 4. Please note the arrangements for booking senior interviews as outlined below:
Interviews will be held on:
  • Tuesday 22 September:  6:00 pm9.00 pm – Day Girl Interviews
  • Friday 25 September:  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Boarder Interviews
The Parent Interview booking site will be open for bookings from 9.00am Tuesday 15 September.
The Interview site will closed on Tuesday 22nd September at 12.30pm and reopen for bookings on Wednesday 23 September at 9.00am until Thursday 24th September at 3.00pm.

To access the interview site go to:


The parent code is TLDBE.

Student Achievement

Congratulations to the Senior A Basketball Team that won the South Island Senior A Basketball Tournament. This was a wonderful effort by the team.  They now travel to Palmerston North to represent the school at the National Tournament.

At other tournaments, the A Hockey team were placed 14th at the Federation Cup, the B Hockey Team were placed 11th at  the Chris Arthur Cup, the 1st X1 Football Team were placed 18th at the Lotto Premier Tournament( 2nd best South Island Team), the A Netball Team was placed 9th at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Tournament and the Spice Curls were placed 3rd at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Curling Tournament, so overall with the Junior and Senior Basketball teams winning the South Island titles, it was a very successful week for St Hilda’s. Congratulations to you all!

Thank you to all parents who showed up for a car wash last Saturday.  We’re doing it again this Saturday – please note the change of venue.

Where: Vision Antenna, 30 Portsmouth Drive
When: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Why: The SHCS Competitive Aerobics and Hip Hop Squad are fundraising for their trip to the National Championship in Wellington later this month.

We even have a sausage sizzle and hot coffee to offer you, while you stay in the warmth of your vehicle and wait while the friendly faces of St Hilda’s (and their parents) do the work for you.

Weather permitting….

Judy Maw
Assistant Principal