A Southland Girls’ High School girl today – A woman of the future tomorrow
He kōhine o te kura taitamawāhine o Murihiku i tēnei rā – He wahine mō āpōpō
Oli Ula 2022
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Welcome, Nau mai haere mai

Every parent wants the best for their child and we absolutely share that goal.  That’s why every Southland Girls’ High School student enjoys a personal, rounded, world-class education right through Year 7 to Year 13.  SGHS provides an extensive curriculum and recognises the importance of allowing students to develop their expertise in all areas of learning.

A Message from our Principal

Established in 1879, Southland Girls’ High School is the third oldest girls’ school in New Zealand. We are known for our 21st century curriculum and modern facilities.

Explore our School

Where excellence is expected
Read what the Education Review Office has to say about our high achieving school.
A Home Away From Home
We provide a safe and caring environment for students, enabling them to meet their full potential as young people.
Be a part of a team
SGHS has a strong and distinguished sporting tradition, catering to a diverse range of sporting interests.
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SGHS welcomes International Students

Southland Girls’ High students are successful young people who enjoy and value all the advantages that our unique environment provides. We have been welcoming International Students since 1993.






Contact details

Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.


I understand that playing sport is an opportunity for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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