Monthly Archives: October 2016

Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 3


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This week  the Secondary Schools’ Pacific Student Recognition Awards were held which were sponsored by the Otago Polytechnic and the Otago Community Trust. Congratulations to Amelia Knott and Eva Meeuws, our senior and junior recipients.

Tonight Cameron Taylor and Katie Knowles will be recognised at the Mana Pounamu awards.  The Kapa Haka group will also be there in support of the girls.

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Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 2

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you to all who attended our first ever ‘Blues Evening’ last Friday.  We hope you enjoyed the new format of the evening as well as the lovely performances by Katie Knowles, the Kapa Haka group and Maddie Guthrie.  On Tuesday during assembly we also presented awards for Cultural Excellence, One Year Service and sports trophies for Champions and MVPs.  A full list of recipients will be uploaded to the Parent Portal next week.  Well done to all girls who received awards.

A reminder of St Hilda’s Day which is being held at 10.00am on Sunday 30 October.  Girls are required to wear formal uniform and be at St Paul’s Cathedral by 9.40am for roll call.  We ask that girls bring a $2 coin for the offering.  Any absences for St Hilda’s Day must be emailed to Ms Geraldine Corkery, with a reason, care of

A reminder from the PFA that the fundraiser pavlovas can be collected from school on Friday October 28.  Thank you for your support.

PFA Soap Fundraiser

As part of our plan to raise funds for the Sports and Cultural Fund we are trying something a little different with an Ecostore “Good Soap” fundraiser.

Selling for $2.50 each, the 80g Ecostore soaps are excellent value and $1 from each soap will go to the Sports and Cultural Fund to assist our students to attend a range of New Zealand and International events.

We have distributed the soap in two batches, the first of which was given out at the end of last term to allow girls to sell over the holidays.  The remainder was handed out on Monday. Each family will receive one box of 24 soaps to sell.

Please hand the money for this into the school office and ensure the box number is with it. We would like to have all money in by Friday 11th November.

Fundraising activities like this make an important contribution to PFA funds and we appreciate your help with this.

Ruth Napper – Ecostore Fundraiser Organiser

Student Achievement

Jess Faulks and Abbey Johnston have been named in the New Zealand U18 Girls Touch Team and Olivia O’Neill has been named in the New Zealand U18 Mixed Touch Team.

Holly White has been named in the National Womens Football Squad.

Zara Anthony-Whigham and Lucie Holtz competed at the New Zealand Figure Skating Nationals and achieved the following results:

Zara Anthony-Whigham

  • 3rd Junior Ladies
  • Selected for NZIFSA (NZ Ice Figure Skating Association) National Development Squad
  • Selected as a NZ representative at Australian Nationals (later in the year)
  • Named on the New Zealand International Team

Lucie Holtz

  • 3rd Juvenile Ladies
  • Selected for NZIFSA (NZ Ice Figure Skating Association) National Development Squad

At the New Zealand Gymsports Championships held in Invercargill during the holidays, Grace Brenssell competed in the Step 7 Overs and placed 7th overall in the All Around Competition and then got through to three apparatus finals where she placed 3rd on Floor, 5th on Bars, and 7th on Vault.

Georgia Copeman has been selected to represent Otago in the Team at the Southern Region Junior Teams Event to be held in Dunedin in November.