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**School will finish at 3:10pm on Tuesdays. This is to allow for staff professional development. School buses will run as usual**

Term 1

Week 3

11 February - Year 9 Meet the Teacher Evening 5pm

12 February - Enviroschools Hui 2 - 4:30pm.

12 February - Pasifika Fono 5:30pm

13 February - School ID photos

14 February - School Sports Day

Week 4

18 February - NCEA Year 11 Info Evening 5 - 6:30pm

Week 5 

25 - 28 February - Year 9 Camps 


Year 9 2020

Principal's Report

by Ms L. Miller, Principal

Kia ora, a mai. Welcome to the new members of our school community, and welcome back to those of you who are returning. I trust you all enjoyed a restful break over the holiday period and that you managed to find some warm weather at some part of it.

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Classroom by the Sea

We would love your help

by Ms L. Miller, Principal

We will be holding another working bee at our 'Classroom by the Sea', 29 Kitchener Street, on Saturday 8 February.

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Year 9 2020

Welcome to Year 9

by Ms J. Nielson, Year 9 orientation

We are delighted with how well our 160 new Year 9 students have settled into life at Otago Girls' High School.

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Year 11 NCEA Information Evening

by Mrs B. Davidson, Assistant Principal

On Tuesday 18 February all Year 11 students and their parents/ caregivers are warmly invited and expected to attend a one-hour meeting in the hall to outline the structure of NCEA and information about how to achieve success.

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School Apps

School App notifications for important messages

by Mrs S. Porter. Assistant Principal

We encourage all students and their parents/caregivers to download the app. Once it is downloaded just enter the school's name.

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Albert Town Camp 2019

Albert Town Camp 2019

by Miss A. Law, TIC Albert Town Camp

On Monday 2nd December, we set off for Albert Town Year 10 Camp. A long bus ride awaited us but after a 90 minutes we got to stop in Roxborough for lunch in the only sunshine we had all week. A few stops later we finally arrived at the place that would be our home for the week - Outlet Camping ground.

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Peel Forest 2019

Peel Forest Camp

by Sarah Baird, Year 11

Peel Forest camp was a challenge and an adventure for us all.

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Outward Bound 

Outward Bound courses for teens

by Outward Bound NZ

Outward Bound New Zealand is one of Aotearoa’s leading providers of personal development in the outdoors. Our adventure packed courses for teens takes them into nature to develop resilience, courage, determination, and life-long friendships.

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Sports Day

by Mr C. Richards, Assistant Principal

On Friday 14 February, Otago Girls’ High School will be holding its annual school sports day at the Caledonian ground (Logan Park).

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Ella-Rose Ryan, Year 13 

Artist of the Week

by Ella-Rose Ryan, Year 13

Week 2 - Congratulations Ella-Rose Ryan in Year 13.

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Neha Hela Year 12 

Artist of the Week

by Neha Hela, Year 12

Week 1 - Congratulations Neha Hela in Year 12.

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Back in Motion

Physiotherapy Clinic at OGHS

by Back in Motion Physiotherapy

Back in Motion Physiotherapy are delighted to offer the students and staff of OGHS an on-site physiotherapy clinic. The clinic will run on Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm in K21. The last clinic of the year will be Wednesday 28 October.

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Mrs Marlies Caradus

Introducing Mrs Caradus

by Mrs M. Caradus, English Teacher

Marlies Caradus (English)

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Mrs Sunny Yang

Introducing Mrs Yang

by Mrs S. Yang, Economics Teacher

Hi I'm Ji Hyeon (Sunny) Yang.

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Mr Miguel Herrera

Introducing Mr Herrera

by Mr. M. Herrera, Spanish Teacher

I am Mr Miguel Herrera, a music teacher from Valparaíso, Chile.

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Parking outside school

by Ms L. Miller, Principal

Monday was the first wet day of the school year and the scene outside the school at the end of the school day was very dangerous.

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Mt Aspiring Camp

Mt Aspiring Camp December 2019

by All on Aspiring camp

There were many highlights of our camp at Glendhu Bay. We played many card games, with the most popular being Mafia.

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Routeburn Camp

The "Routeburn" - Decemer 2019

by Ash Everett & Casey Halcrow

From wet tents, closed swimming pools, and paths turning into creeks, our camp was an interesting week that we've definitely learnt from.

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Pasifika Fono

by Ms A. Brown, Dean of International Students

Warm Pacific greetings to all family and friends of our OGHS students.

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Kirsten Taylor

Introducing Ms Taylor

by Ms K. Taylor, Guidance Counsellor

Tena Koutou Katoa, I am excited to have been welcomed as a part of the Otago Girls' High School community in my new role as the Counsellor (Kaiwhiriwhiri).

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Tips for Sports Trials

by Ms C. Hokianga, Sports Co-ordinator

This great article gives us some fantastic tips for when we are preparing ourselves for sports trials. It is written for a netballer but can be adapted to all sports.

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Year 9 and Year 10 NETBALL TRIALS

by Ms C. Hokianga, Sports Co-ordinator

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Are you a talented cake maker/decorator?

by Jane Smallfield

The OGHS 150th Jubilee Committee are looking for a cake baker/decorator who could be commmissioned to make a large feature cake for our 150th Jubilee to be held at Waitangi Weekend next year. If you may interested please contact Jane Smallfield at

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Year 9 Meet the Teacher Evening

by Mrs S. Porter, Assistant Principal

Parents/Caregivers of Year 9 students are warmly invited to attend our Year 9 Meet The Teacher Evening on Tuesday 11 February at 5pm.

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Year 9 Camp 2019

Year 9 Camp

by Ms J. Nielson, Camp Leader

We hope your daughter has enjoyed her first week at Otago Girls’ High School. We are delighted with how quickly the girls have settled into classes, whanau groups and school routines.

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