Boarding and Homestay
Enwood House

Enwood House is our school boarding hostel that provides accommodation for about 100 girls from rural Southland and from overseas. It is within easy walking distance from the school and enables boarders to get involved in all school activities including sports teams, performance opportunities and other extra-curricular activities. During the term break, international students stay with a police vetted and experienced homestay family.

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International students may choose to live with a host family to allow them to fully experience our Kiwi lifestyle within a caring and supportive environment. All our homestay families are carefully selected and visited regularly to ensure they meet the high standards required. Student safety and happiness while in a homestay are a priority and with all host families being police checked


Living with a relative or close friend

Arranged by the student’s family, this must meet the requirements of the Code of Practice. The adult taking responsibility for the student will meet with the International Director and maintain regular contact with her. The student’s parents will sign an agreement indicating that this person has the authority to make decisions on their behalf regarding the student’s welfare in New Zealand.

View the SGHS Accommodation Policy here

Please Note: All international students must live in accommodation approved by the School.  No student will be permitted to live in a flat.

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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, 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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