Learning Environment

Read the Option Books for 2020:
The school offers an integrated and inclusive learning environment for years 7 to 13. There is ‘visual learning every step along the way, inside and outdoors’ with street signs and colour schemes that guide girls around the campus. The SGHS environment is one that reflects the traditions of the school but is innovative in its use of space, colour and design elements. The central piazza was designed to be a meeting, eating and learning place for the whole school, including staff. It features tradition in the engraved paving stones, learning in the shapes and angles for mathematical and visual perceptions, and the influences of significant women in the signage. The design provides spaces for a variety of quality teaching and learning practices, both informal and structured. Learning spaces encourage reflective thought and action; facilitate shared learning; and provide sufficient opportunities to learn. There are self-managed macro and micro groups in shared labs and technology spaces. The gymnasium allows for whole classes, individual goal setting, and self-managed groups. There is a learning community across the unified campus. 37 interactive whiteboards, 35 data projectors and a video-conference centre; plus a Cyber Cafe and corridor PCs offer alternative learning opportunities in the informal learning spaces. With the shared, flexible and linked spaces, teachers can deliver the fully integrated curriculum.

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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, 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.


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  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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