Cambridge IGCSE Exams 2023

Your child is doing a course in Year 9 / 10 in one or a combination of English, Mathematics, Science or Global Perspectives that enables them to sit a Cambridge International Examination in Term 4 in each of those subjects they are taking.

The examination is at the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certification Secondary Education) level, and it is set and marked in the United Kingdom by their panel of examiners. Cambridge International is planning to run exams for the November 2023 series.

In mid-January, your child would receive a grade result (either A*, A, B, C, D, E or F) that shows them their achievement in an international examination. The examination is benchmarked against qualifications for students typically aged 14-16 years, delivered in the United Kingdom and other countries across the globe.

It is a great opportunity for your child to challenge themselves and encourage them to set ambitious goals for their future. Though the examination result is not linked to the NCEA qualifications, we know the Cambridge courses offer significant benefits for them: allowing the students to develop a greater level of knowledge and skill acquired earlier in their schooling. This will strongly support NCEA and tertiary studies in the future.

The school will also offer practise examinations for all students. The school regards the official Cambridge examinations as optional and the choice to enter is entirely a family decision.

If you would like to know more about the Cambridge Examinations, you are most welcome to join a special Cambridge assembly for the students which will be held in the Staffroom on Friday, 4 August at 1:40 pm.

  • The entry fee for each subject is $180.00 to cover the exam fees from Cambridge, administration, and postage costs to the United Kingdom.
  • Full Payment is due by Wednesday 9 August 2023, for your child to be eligible to sit the exams.
    • Please note: School procedures are full payment must be received by the due date for your child to be eligible to enter the exams. If the payment and permission form is not completed by the due date your child will be withdrawn from entry. Once payment has been made and entries entered there will be no refunds.  Payments will be allocated to any unpaid fees and charges on your child’s account first.

To read the Cambridge IGCSE ‘A Guide for Parents’ please click HERE

If you have any questions regarding the Cambridge Exams please contact our Teacher in Charge and Deputy Principal, Mr John Grogan:  john.grogan@southlandgirls.school.nz

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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

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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