Monthly Archives: August 2016

Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 5

The Kapa Haka group welcoming guests at Wednesday’s recital performance

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Senior students are completing the last of their exams today.  We hope that this week has given the girls a good indication of what to expect in November.

Madrigal put on a wonderful performance for parents and staff on Wednesday night in preparation for The Big Sing.  The girls have one more performance tonight and will also be performing in tomorrow night’s Gala Concert.


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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 4

Mrs Barron with Holly Armstrong and Kaya Fukushima at the Class Act Awards

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Yesterday Mrs Barron attended the annual Class Act Awards at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.  Holly Armstrong and Kaya Fukushima were this year’s recipients and were presented their awards by the Rt Hon John Key. It was a lovely function and the girls were great ambassadors for the school.


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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 3

The St Hilda’s A Basketball team played a friendly match against Craighead before the beginning of Quad and won 74-39.

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Last night we held our final Parent Seminar.  We have had outstanding support and attendance at both the boarder and day girl seminars and it is greatly appreciated.  The positive feedback we have received so far has been affirming. As we said at the presentation “we are all in this together” and it is humbling and gratifying, to know that we all belong to such a caring, committed and positive community

A successful Winter Quad was hosted by Columba College this week.  St Hilda’s placed 1st in Debating, 2nd in Badminton and Netball and 3rd in Hockey, giving us an overall placing of 1st equal along with Columba College and St Margaret’s College.  The following students received Fair Play awards:

  • Emily Perry – Badminton
  • Lola Garden – Debating
  • Jess Faulks – Hockey
  • Meg Timu – Netball

Well done to all involved.

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Blues Awards – Nomination Forms

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This year all Cultural, Service and Sports Blues will be presented at a combined, invitation only, special awards evening held on 14 October.  There have been amendments to the process so we ask that students please read the criteria on the application form carefully. Students must click on the relevant link below and fill out all required details for their nomination to be submitted.

Cultural Blue Nomination Form

Service Blue Nomination Form

Sports Blue Nomination Form

Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 2

Year 11 Dance Committee members Lydia Holmes, Helen Knott and Olivia O’Neill prepare for the Year 11 Dance

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

While the snow day was disruptive for staff and students alike, we are always mindful of the safety factor and hope that families were not too disadvantaged by the bad weather. We are delighted that the Year 11 Dance is able to go ahead, and know the girls and their partners will have a very special evening.

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Mr Rosenberg and Mrs Barron on reception duties on the snow day

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Year 11 Dance

Kia ora Girls, Parents and Caregivers

The weather seems to have improved and we are delighted that we are able to go ahead with the Year 11 Dance tonight.

To enhance your safety, that of your partners, the supervising staff and the parents doing pick ups we are changing the start/finish times of the evening.

The new start time is 6.30pm with last entries by 7pm, except in exceptional circumstances.

The new finish time is 9.30pm. This will ensure everyone gets home at a much more resonable time considering the predicted night temperatures, the continuing poor weather and the difficulty of the driving conditions.

We want to acknowledge and thank all those parents who made generous offers to assist with transport if required. Your assistance as we worked to find a solution to the weather challenges was greatly appreciated.

We are looking forward to a very special evening


Jackie Barron