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‘Once a SGHS girl, Always a SGHS girl’

Old Girls Association

At Southland Girls’ High School we are very fortunate to have the support of an active Old Girls’ Association. They have been stalwarts of the school for over 100 years and have branches in Southland and Otago.

The Old Girls’ Association has given us many beautiful treasures in and around the school, a beautiful statue of Rebecca in the school foyer, the lectern in the West Hall, the chiming clock in the foyer, and numerous other art treasures. But more importantly, they are unfailing in their loyalty to the school.

We often say “once a Girls’ High girl, always a Girls’ High girl.” (You never ever lose the feeling of belonging.)

And in this day and age when things are constantly changing, the Old Girls Association are a blessing.

The most recent celebration of this Association was the 100-year anniversary of the Southland Old Girls’ Association. Prior to this, there was a celebration of the 125-year anniversary, and the move from the original Forth Street building to the ‘new’ school in Tweed Street, celebrated in 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the ‘Great Trek’.

Click HERE to register yourself on the Southland Girls’ High School Alumnae Database

Memorial Pavers

Memorial Pavers are a feature in the main Quad. They are laid along the Whina Cooper Walkway.

If you would like to order a paver please click HERE to complete the order form and for payment information.

Branches

Invercargill Branch

President Anne McCracken davannmc@outlook.com
Secretary Shirley Keen
Archives Barbara Clark excellence@southlandgirls.school.nz

Otago Branch

President Mary-Jane Sime mjeyes@xtra.co.nz
Vice-President Robyne Selbie robyneselbie1945@gmail.com
Secretary Claire Matthewson matthewson.claire@gmail.com
Generational Badges

In December 2020, SGHS launched an exciting new initiative to celebrate the history and tradition of our school with the introduction of our Generational Badges.

New and current students at SGHS receive a badge to celebrate which generation of their whānau they represent. They receive this badge once their Annual Student Utility Fee is paid.

If purchasing for someone other than a current student – the cost is $6.00 per badge, payable to Student Services by cash only. (If a new or current student loses their badge, they will need to purchase a new one).

Order a badge here
Alumni News

SGHS Old Girls Association

The SGHS Old Girls Association warmly invite all alumni to join them for their annual Christmas celebration. Date: Friday November

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.

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RISKS Disclosure

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. 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, feel free to contact Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

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.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that sports, trips, and extra-curricular activities are opportunities 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.
  • Take part in all activities within ‘challenge-by-choice’ options

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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