Our Facilities

Situated on Tweed Street it’s hard to miss our beautiful old building enriched in history sitting proudly in Invercargill. 

As you enter through the big red doors and explore the school, you will see the many photos of students that grace the walls. If you are an Old Girl, you may like to find ‘yourself’ in the framed Year photos that are in the West Wing corridors. You might have even spotted photos of your relatives, whānau and friends. We are over 140 years old! 

We are proud of our buildings and the history we have at SGHS. The weatherboard clad West Wing is the second largest wooden building in New Zealand. Our school grounds are surrounded by mature plantings and trees – some that are well over 50 years old. We have a large, grassed quad surrounded by gardens – students enjoy the interval and lunchtimes in the sunshine in this, and the two Quads in the East Wing during the warmer months.

West Hall

As you come through the big red doors entrance you will walk past West Hall, a venue for our junior and senior assemblies, celebration events and school socials.

Teaching Spaces

Students have access to modern teaching spaces – these include specialist science labs, technology rooms, visual art rooms, and media rooms for video and audio production.

Our Music Department is currently getting a million-dollar upgrade. It will have modern facilities for individual tuition of musical instruments with special music rooms for various classes.  You may have seen the plans on display boards when you came through for Open Day – we can’t wait to see the progress over the next few months on this.

The most recent upgrade has been in our Language teaching spaces, they are now the state of the art classrooms, providing students with both a bright airy learning environment and specialist breakout spaces for smaller group activities.

Our purpose-built specialist Dance and Performing Arts faculty has modern sound and lighting technology options to showcase the performances of students in the dance and drama genres to Year 13 and Scholarship level.  This also gives students the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications in the areas of Sound and Theatre tech.

The Gym or Sports Centre houses a full-size international netball court, a large multi-purpose area which affectionally we call the ‘Old Gym’, fitness centre, locker rooms, and staff offices.

ICT Facilities

Utilising Cloud-based technology provisions, our students have access to modern IT learning spaces, allowing them to connect with each other, and the wider community and as been invaluable recently, the ability to have efficient On-Line learning. We value this connection and the ways it helps further our students learning.

As a BYOD school, we have a secure wireless network covering all learning spaces allowing the use of students’ own digital devices for learning.


The Foodhub is an integral part of the school, it is open at intervals and at lunchtimes.  The Foodhub staff provide a menu that changes daily of hot and cold healthy, delicious food options.

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, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz 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.


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  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
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  • 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.

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  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
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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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