Curriculum Overview
Wide Variety of Subjects

Southland Girls’ High School has a wide range of subjects to study at each year level. Courses are assessed for New Zealand’s National Certificate of Education Achievement, The City and Guilds International ESOL examinations. ESOL lessons are included in the tuition fee and as well our international girls join our local girls in other subject classes.

International girls at Southland Girls’ High are prepared for Tertiary entrance either in New Zealand or elsewhere in the World.

Download our Curriculum Course Books

Click HERE for the Year 9-10 Subject Options Booklet for 2023

Click HERE for the Year 11-13 Subject Options Booklet for 2023

Cambridge exams at SGHS

Click HERE to read more about Cambridge Exams.

International Prospectus

Click HERE to view our Prospectus.


Sport and outdoor education

Participation in sports and outdoor education is an avenue for physical and social interaction outside the classroom. Southland Girls’ High School values all sporting codes and the diverse interests of all students. The school endeavours to give girls the opportunity to participate at the highest level possible.

Aerobics Athletics Badminton Basketball
Cricket Cross Country Cycling Triathlon
Football Hockey Netball Rowing
Rugby Swimming Touch Rugby Volleyball
The Arts

Our Students excel in the Arts and perform successfully in National and local events.

Our Arts Curriculum reinforces the tradition of excellence in the visual arts, music, dance and drama.

Girls have the scope to explore and develop their talents and creativity, engaging in performance and achieving to high levels.

  • Arts and Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Debating
  • Dance
  • Drama – School Productions
  • Theatresports
  • School Choirs: Femme, Sanguine, Rosso

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, 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 or telephone 03 211 6030.

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