Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 3

Casey Brown with Helen Clark at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Next Monday and Tuesday is Study Skills Day, where we welcome Stuart Wright to the school to work with Year 10 students. He teaches the girls effective and sustainable strategies that support their study habits and help to build learning skills and competencies for the future. The girls always find this session invaluable.

On Tuesday we welcome Alice Rowe from World Challenge to assembly, where she will present to the students about the next World Challenge trip to Costa Rica in 2017. The last trip that went to India in December 2015 was very successful and we look forward to assisting another group of St HIlda’s girls to have the same amazing and life changing experience.  Following on from this, there will be a presentation to parents at 5.00pm on Thursday 2 June in the Chapel.  Holding the presentation at this time allows boarder parents to attend as the hostel will be closing on the Thursday afternoon for Queens Birthday Weekend.  World Challenge is open to students in Year 11 – 13.

The school has received eight nominations for the upcoming Board of Trustees Elections.  Voting papers will be posted out over the next couple of days.  Voting closes at noon on 3 June.

Snow Day and Late Start Procedures

In the case of a school closure or late start due to weather conditions an email will be sent  to parents by 7:00 am.  There will also be an announcement made over the following radio stations and the school Facebook page:

97.4 More FM
Radio Dunedin 99.8 FM & 1305 AM
The Hits – http://www.thehits.co.nz/shows/dunedin/callum-p/
School Parent Portal – Main page
School Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SHCSNZ/

Should conditions in your area be different to those in the rest of the city you must make individual decisions based on what is safest for your family.  Once girls are at school we encourage you not to text them regarding school closures.  If this were to eventuate we would email parents immediately.

Entertainment Book

The Entertainment book was sent home from school on May 7.  Can any families that have not paid or returned the book yet please do so as soon as possible.  Payment can be made for the book or digital version through the payment page or alternatively by placing cash, cheque or credit card details in the returns box in the student office.   If you do not wish to purchase the book please place it in the returns box in the student office as soon as possible.

Kind regards
Rachael Frame
St Hilda’s Rowing

Student Achievement


Tuihana Ngamoki and Dayna Gallagher are heading to Christchurch this week as part of Nga Tumu ki Otakou Kapahaka – the University of Otago Kapa Haka group competing in the Waitaha Regional Kapa Haka Competition . On Wednesday evening the group performed before a large group of supporters at their dress rehearsal.

Twenty girls competed in the Caversham Harriers Relay Races held at Kings High School on Wednesday – results are as follows:

Junior Girls Teams
3rd – Harriet Cottle, Sophie Sinclair, Emily Hurdle and Cecilia Crooks (Team Time: 28:46)
4th – Sarah Langsbury, Ella Coggan, Teea Francis, Olivia Hall (Team Time: 29:32)

Senior Girls Teams
1st – Georgia Mitchell, Suzie White, Olivia Gold, Kate Higham (Team Time: 26:50)
4th – April Dobbie, Anna Power, Beth Fitchett, Brie Shea (Team Time: 29:08)
6th – Mikayla Thorn, Olivia Whelan-Henderson, Joccoaa Palmer, Mariette Deveraux (Team Time: 30:46)

Fastest Times:

Senior Girls
1st Georgia Mitchell 6m35s
2nd = Kate Higham 6m39s

Junior Girls
2nd = Cecilia Crooks 6m44s