Key Dates for Term 4
Monday 14th October – 5th December 2019
Monday 28 October – Labour Day – School and Hostel closed
Tuesday 5 November – Last day for Seniors (Years 11-13))
Monday 11-15 November – Year 10 Camp
Sunday 24 November – Carol Service – Chapel, 5 pm – Families welcome
Wednesday 4 December – Leavers Dinner – Museum
Thursday 5 December – Prize Giving – Dunedin Town Hall (please note change of venue) students to be seated at 4.45pm for 5pm start.
Junior Academic Programme
The Junior Academic Programme for 2020 has been released online. Links to view this are on both the Parent Portal and the Student Homepage. This site provides an overview of the subjects studied from Year 7 through to Year 10.
Reminder – The two option choices for Year 10 in 2020 are now due for current Year 9 students. Parents of students who are yet to enter their daughter’s choices are encouraged to complete this process over the weekend. Your daughter’s choices can be entered through the link in the online Junior Academic Programme or the Kamar Parents Portal
Chapel Matters – Reminder
House Kapa Haka Competition
Congratulations to Holly Bissett, Meg Rogers, Tessa Sinteur and Chai Yoo who have been accepted to the Prestigious Junior Academy of the New York Academy of Sciences.
The Junior Academy is an elite group of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and companies around the world dedicated to designing innovative solutions to global challenges.
Each students ages 13–18 are invited to join The Junior Academy. Successful applicants gain lifelong access to exclusive educational opportunities and a remarkable global STEM network through Launchpad, a virtual collaboration platform.
Our students will tackle the Intelligent Homes and Health Challenge, where students will design innovative ways to transform home life and healthcare and the Space Challenge, where students will explore space colonization. Students complete a virtual four-week boot camp to prepare themselves to work on these projects and gain access to learning resources that develop relevant skills in research methods, design thinking, and data analysis.
Students then communicate on discussions boards to form teams with other participants. They identify students who are interested in the same challenge project and have similar ideas on how to combat it. With the help of their mentor, they will design a solution to the challenge they chose to complete.
Challenges commenced on October 17 and final solutions will be due December 16, 2019.
All Junior Academy participants will be invited to attend the Global STEM Alliance Summit in New York City in the summer of 2020. Winning teams will receive a travel scholarship to attend. The three-day Summit includes a variety of New York City cultural experiences, as well as opportunities to build crucial connections with STEM mentors and professionals.
Congratulations to all recipients of Blue Awards for 2019. It was lovely to celebrate the range of achievements at the evening last Friday.
Last term, Nicole Horrell (along with Sam Leaper from JMC) were national finalists in the Play it Strange – Who Loves Who competition. The mastered songs have been released on an online album that can be listened to by clicking on the following link.
Nicole and Sam’s cover song is Track 17 – Tally Ho.
Nicole and Samuel Leaper also got into the Pitch Perfect Final in Dunedin at the Meridian Mall and the final took place on the 18th of October.
On the same night, Nicole entered the New Zats Contemporary Vocal Competition and got second place with the prize of $300.
You have been busy Nicole, congratulations.
Brooke McAlwee : Otago Open Women, Otago Under 18 Girls (also South Island Women – Te Wai Pounamu)
Amelia Scully: Otago Open Women
Savannah Cleland : Otago Under 18 Girls
Danielle Ferguson : Otago Under 18 Girls
Ruby Williams : Otago Under 18 Girls
Ally Ward : Otago Under 16 Girls
Demi McAlwee : Otago Under 16 Girls
Jaymee Meffan : Otago Under 16 Girls
Gemma Rowcroft : Otago Under 16 Girls
Sophia Tutty : Otago Under 16 Girls
Grace Keno : Otago Under 16 Girls
Luana Ashton : Otago Under 16 Girls
Eilish Cassidy : Otago Under 16 Mixed
Libby Challis : Otago Under 14 Girls
Holly Rowcroft : Otago Under 14 Girls
The sun came out on Saturday for our stay-in weekend and final Tribe games. Students and staff had a great time playing volleyball, flip cup naughts and crosses, and an egg throwing competition. Highgate took out the competition with 100 points, Grendon and Falkland got 75 and Baxter only got 10. The points are tight and it will come down to the next week of values points.
- Good luck to the Year 7&8 Water polo team who are playing in a tournament this weekend at Moana Pool.
- We are having the Z Club movie night next week on Thursday the 31st of October in the new Arts building. We will be watching Love, Simon
Tickets will be $10, please order a ticket on the form which was emailed to the girls or get your ticket on the night. Payment to be made on the night.
All proceeds go to the Women’s Refuge and tickets include snacks and a drink during the movie. Feel free to bring friends and family along!!
St Hilda’s Collegiate School Fair
BLUE RIBBON INSTALLATION
This is a fundraising initiative that current families, Old Girls and past families can support – purchase a Blue Ribbon plaque with your/your daughter’s name on it, to be displayed permanently in the foyer of the new Arts Building.
Please contact the Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your Blue Ribbon today.