Joining Boarding

Students at Enwood House are encouraged to succeed. They become increasingly wise and independent young people with core values of respect, responsibility and integrity.

All students at Enwood House are accepted for their diversity of beliefs and opinions. They are encouraged to take responsibility for the care of themselves, others, the community and the environment.

Inherent in boarding house life is the value of long-lasting friendships formed with tolerance and compassion.

Open Day and Country Visits

Southland Girls’ High School will be visiting country areas – we extend a warm invitation to all whānau considering boarding for their child in 2023. These relaxed visits offer an opportunity for whānau considering their next steps for learning in Years 7-13 for their child to meet with staff, ask questions, and learn about the extensive opportunities that Southland Girls’ High School offers.

We invite you to meet with and speak to staff about what Southland Girls’ High School and boarding at Enwood House can offer your child.

Enwood House Open Day
Tuesday 24 May from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at 15 Enwood Lane, Invercargill.

Otautau/ Blackmount and Surrounding Areas
Tuesday 10 May 2022 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Sue and Graeme Carran, 4 Jubilee Hill Road, Otautau
RSVP: Sue Carran 027 281 5407 or [email protected]

Gore/ Otama and Surrounding Areas
Monday 16 May 2022 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Jo Ruddenklau, 490 Otama Rd, Gore
RSVP: [email protected] or 0275 775 970

Tokanui and Surrounding Areas
Wednesday 18 May from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fortrose Café, 5 Moray Terrace, Fortrose
RSVP: Sandra Earwaker 021 053 7273 or [email protected]

Apply Online

To apply for Enwood Boarding House, please click on the button below:

Please note:

  • All Enwood boarding applicants must complete the school enrolment process. Please click HERE for the school enrolment page. 
  • Enwood Boarding House enrolments close 31 May 2022.
Enwood Application
2022 Schedule of Fees
2022 Boarding Fees (per annum) for New Zealand Residents

Years 7 – 13

  • Monday – Sunday Boarder: $12,597.00 per annum (GST Inclusive)
  • Monday – Friday Boarder: $10,733.00 per annum  (GST Inclusive)
Staying at Enwood

The boarding house caters for up to 90 Year 7 to 13 students from all over the country, as well as international students.

Located only a block from the school, Enwood House is also convenient to Splash Palace (international sized swimming pool), Stadium Southland, and the Velodrome for netball, squash, basketball, volleyball and cycling, as well as the Southland Hockey Turf.

  • Full time, or Monday to Friday boarding
  • Short term stays
  • Supervised homework supported in a positive learning environment
  • 24 hour care including night staff on duty at all times
  • Easy access to health services
  • Tasty and nutritious meals designed for active students
  • Life skills programs
Short Term Stays

Boarding is also a great option for students whose families live outside the city or whose parents travel frequently.

If you are travelling overseas without your child or if someone in the family is unwell; or during exam time to avoid long commutes short term stays are welcomed.
The grounds are safe, private, quiet, and provide a warm and comfortable stay.

Student Leadership
Head Boarder: 
Holly Hamptom
Deputy Head Boarder: 
Jesse Baker
Lucy Holmes-Crombie and Georgiana Pankhurst
2022 Student Leaders

We provide a safe and caring environment for students, while nurturing and encouraging them to meet their full potential as young people.

Contact Details

Address: 15 Enwood Lane, Georgetown, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 216 9148
Mobile: 027 354 8023
Fax: +64 3 216 4952
Email: [email protected]

Contact details

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

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, [email protected] or telephone 03 211 6030.

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