All Year 7-13 pupils will be expected to bring a device to use in their classes. We are committed to using a device as a tool to support the students’ learning and allow students to work online from home should the situation arise.
There are some general guidelines/specifications for what the device should have.
Subject Specific Specifications
For some Art based Year 9 and 10 Learning Packages, a Chromebook isn’t the best option. A laptop is preferable. Such choices include 9/10 Digi Image (DME) and 9/10 Innovation and Invention (INI). Laptops for these subjects need to have 8GB RAM and a minimum of 240GB hard disk/SSD.
For all Senior Art packages Levels 1-3, laptops need additional specifications above and beyond the general requirements. These include 240GB Hard disk/SSD and 12 GB RAM.
Learning Needs e.g., Dyslexia
If your child has dyslexia or any other specific learning needs, we suggest you check out a computer or tablet with assistive technology, i.e., text-to-speech and speech-to-text features built in. All Windows devices, Chromebooks and Apple devices have these.
On loan School Devices
We know providing a device is not always easy for every family so as a School, we will continue to provide some ‘loaners’ for daily use. These are Chromebooks/Laptops which students can borrow from the Library from 8.30 – 8.45 am, and lunchtime each school day. These must be returned at the end of the day. This ideally would only be an interim measure to give families time to purchase their own devices. As you will appreciate, demand often exceeds our supply. But we try to do our best for the students.
As of Monday 12 February 2024:
Whenever a student is found with their cell phone out, they will be sent with a note from a teacher to hand it into Student Services.
If you have an urgent message for your child, please ring Student Services on 03-211-6030. It is also permissible for you to send your child an email which they can pick up on their device (Chromebook/laptop). When students are released at 3:10 pm they can take their cellphone out and check for any messages.
Southland Girls’ High School328 Tweed Street, Georgetown,Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
+64 3 211 6030
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03 211 6030.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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:
I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 03 211 6030.
Phone: 03 211 6030
Address: 328 Tweed Street, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
International Student Emergencies: +64 21 767 089
Student Absences: Please contact Student Services on 03 211 6030 or email the School Attendance Officer at: email@example.com
Enwood Boarding House: 03 216 9148