NZCF Big Sing National Finale – 24-28 Aug 2023

FEMME has been selected as one of the 24 competing Choirs for this year’s NZCF Big Sing National Finale in Auckland. We are ecstatic. This is an amazing achievement! To make the Finale, be the only choir south of Christchurch and one of three from the South Island, is a massive acknowledgement of how hard they have worked and how they have come together to be a strong team.

  • Date: Event runs from Friday 25 August to Sunday 27 August 2023. The group will depart on Thursday 24 August and return on Monday 28 August.
  • Accommodation: Haka Lodge, 373 Karangahape Rd, CBD, Auckland 1010. Phone: 09 379 4559. It is a twelve minute walk from the Auckland Town Hall.
  • Teachers attending: Miss Sarah Rae and Mr Peter de Blois
  • Parent Help: Jody Drysdale, Mandy Johnston, Rochelle Francis
  • Cost: $850.00. Payment plans in place.

Being a competing Choir involves:

  • Meeting all rehearsal and sound check obligations
  • Presenting two recitals at the Auckland Town Hall
  • Watching other choirs perform in their recitals
  • Rehearsal and performance of a masses item in the Gala Concert
  • Performance of one of our five pieces in the Gala Concert
  • Attending the farewell student function

This event contains risks, associated with travel  public area risks.  This event is managed by school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan.  This includes careful planning and management,  supervision of the group whilst in public areas for performance events.  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, feel free to contact Miss Rae.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child being sent home at the cost of the parents or caregivers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Rae or Mr de Blois at school:  sarah.rae@southlandgirls.school.nz  peter.deblois@southlandgirls.school.nz

Please complete the permission, health form below by Monday 14 August 2023.

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

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. 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, feel free to contact Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

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.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that sports, trips, and extra-curricular activities are opportunities 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.
  • Take part in all activities within ‘challenge-by-choice’ options

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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