Monthly Archives: July 2016

Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 1

Molly Butt and Josie Cook

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome to the new term, I trust the girls had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break. Open Night went very well last night.  The girls always do a fantastic job of showing off our school to new families and we always receive such positive feedback.

On Sunday Mrs Barron, Mrs Dey, Ms Nader-Turner, Mrs Haggie and Sergeant John Hedges will be travelling to visit our boarder parents as we begin the first of our parent seminars: Helping your Daughter to Navigate the 21st Century.  Thank you to all parents who have RSVPd so far.  The seminar for day girls will be held in the chapel on August 11 and you can email to RSVP if you haven’t done so already.  We thank you for supporting this important initiative.

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Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 10

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Tonight the girls are putting on their final performance for Suspect! A Murder Mystery.  I hope you have managed to get along to see the show, students and staff have put a considerable amount of time into preparing for the show and the end result is wonderful.

Upcoming Events

A reminder of our Parent Seminars: Helping Your Daughter to Navigate the 21st Century and Nutrition and the Active Student.  Thank you to parents who have already RSVPd for these, if you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late.  To RSVP for the Nutrition seminar – click here.

Parent Seminar

Nutrition & the Active Student Seminar - Kirsty Fairbairn

Bishop Kelvin led our end of term Eucharist Service on Monday.  Thank you for all the thoughtful donations for Anglican Family Care – they are most appreciative.

The Arts Prefects put on a wonderful Arts Assembly on Tuesday.  There are so many talented students at St Hilda’s and it is always a treat to see them perform.


The Junior and Senior Academic Programmes have been updated and are available for you on the student and parent homepage.  Please take the time over the holidays to look through these with your daughter in preparation for Options Selection.

This term we have farewelled the following international students:

  • Marie Sophie Naujokat
  • Leonie Oelschlagel
  • Linn Offer
  • Josephine Paschen
  • Marie-Claire Schiefer

The girls have made some wonderful friends during their time at St Hilda’s. We wish them the best for their future.

A reminder that payment for NZQA Examination fees is due on Wednesday 17 August.

Good luck to all the girls competing at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Swimming, Rugby and Junior Netball Championships during the school holidays. We look forward to hearing results.

Student Achievement

Madrigal are one of 24 finalists selected from more than 200 competing choirs around New Zealand to attend The Big Sing National Finale which will be held in Dunedin in August.

Olivia Gain, Georgia and Kate Heffernan and Bella James have been named in the Otago Sparks wider training squad, along with Old Girls Caitlin Blakely and Polly Inglis.

Sarah Langsbury has been selected as one of 10 Ngāi Tahu taiohi (rangatahi/youth) that will go to Silicon Valley, San Francisco in October to attend a five-day science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) boot camp.  At the boot camp the taiohi will take part in design workshops and meet leaders from companies like Google and Facebook. You can see Sarah’s application video on the school Facebook page.

Senior A Netball Fundraiser

Senior A Netball FUNdrasier

The Senior A Netball Team is holding a Cooking MasterClass FUNdraiser at Tolcarne on July 29 at 7.00pm in the Dining room.  Tickets cost $15.00 each and includes a night of cooking, fun and food.

Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 9

Suspect poster 5

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Cast, crew and staff are busy with their final preparations and rehearsals for next week’s production.  Tickets are still available from the student office if you haven’t already purchased them.

A reminder of our upcoming seminar on Helping Your Daughter to Navigate  the 21st Century.  We have already had a good response so far and encourage all parents to attend. This is for parents of girls of all ages, and addresses the key issues our girls are facing and how as a school and parents we can support them. We urge you to check out where the closest seminar to you is being held and put this evening in your diary. Details of the time and venues can be found here.

We are celebrating Founders’ Day on Monday with our end of term Eucharist Service.  The service is being held in the Chapel at 11.30am and we ask that all students, including Year 13, wear formal uniform for this special occasion.

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