Debate Challenge 2022

SGHS is pleased to host our first Debate Challenge. Students have been practising debating in teams weekly this year, this is our first opportunity to have a go at debating against teams from other schools. We have invited teams from James Hargest College, Verdon College, and Southland Boys’ High School, to come and challenge their debating skills against our teams.

Each team will be given a moot and a side and will have some time to prepare before they go up against a team from their division (either Junior or Senior) from another school. They will receive feedback from the adjudicators and get to listen to other teams debate as well. This will help our teams prepare for the Regional Debates later in the year.

For your child to enter this event we do require permission – please read through the following information and complete the form below due by Thursday 11 August 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the event please get in touch with the Teacher in Charge, Mrs Zara Parsons; [email protected]

  • Date: Thursday 25 August
  • Time: 3:10 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Southland Girls’ High School
  • Cost: no cost
  • Who: Year 9 – 12 students
  • Uniform requirements: full correct winter uniform to be worn. Face masks will be required at this event.
  • Transport: you will need to organise your child’s collection from school after the event finishes at 5 pm.
  • Student Information:

    Please complete the following information for your child.
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • I give permission for this information to be shared with the teacher in charge as required.
  • CODE OF CONDUCT – STUDENT

    I understand that this event 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.
  • Parent/Caregiver Information:

  • Please enter a valid email address to receive a emailed version of this form once completed.
  • Parent/Caregiver Consent

    Please tick the boxes below to complete the Parent/Caregiver Consent.

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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 Deb Hay, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

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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, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

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Enrolments close on Monday 29 August 2022
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