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

Term 1

Week 4

18 February - Enviroschools Workshop 3-4:30pm

20 February - Whanau BBQ, 5:00pm outside S55

20 February - PTSA AGM school library 7:30pm

Week 5

21 February - 1 Mar - Year 9 overnight camps

Week 6

6 March - Attitude talks for each year level

Week 7

12 March - Student Learning Conferences

13 March - Year 11 Survivor Expo

Week 8

20 March - Swimming Sports

22 March - Teacher Only Day 

Week 9 

25 March - Anniversary Day - school is closed


Scholarship winners 

Scholarship Winners

by Mrs B. Davidson, Assistant Principal

Congratulations to our Scholarship winners for 2018. Eleven girls were awarded fourteen Scholarships in total.

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Linda Miller

Principal's Report

by Ms L. Miller, Principal

This has been a busy week in the life of the school.

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Calling all ex-girls to attend our Alumni function on 1 March

by Jane Smallfield

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Level 2 Excellence

NCEA Achievements for 2018

by Mrs B Davidson, Assistant Principal

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by Mrs B. Davidson, Assistant Principal

How NCEA works

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by Mrs B. Davidson, Assistant Principal

These blues are awarded to girls with the highest levels of attainment in NCEA.

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Parent Teacher Student Association AGM

by Jane Smallfield

Our AGM will be held next Wednesday 20 February at 7.30pm in the school library.

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Dry garden in Cromwell only uses rain water 


by Lucy Davidson, Renee Harris & Megan Threlfall

Last year, from the 8th to 15th of December, the three of us, Lucy Davidson, Renee Harris and Megan Threlfall, were privileged enough to go on the Otago Untouched World Foundation (UWF) Waterwise trip to Bannockburn along with Mrs Claman, Otago Girls' teacher representative.

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Sports socks available for sale 

Summer Sport Information – Term 1, 2019

by Ms C. Hokianga, Sports Co-ordinator

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Pasifika Fono

by Mr E. Shields, Pasifika Advisor, HOD Visual and Performing Arts, TIC Music

It was reassuring to see so many students and their families at our Fono on Wednesday evening.

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Ada Crowe - Guidance Counsellor

Guidance Counselling Service

by Mrs A. Crowe, Guidance counsellor

My name is Ada Crowe and I am the School Guidance Counsellor. I am a specialised education professional, being trained and registered as a teacher as well as trained as a counsellor with a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling from Massey University. I am a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and have regular supervision. I am a mother and a grandmother with years of experience as a parent, grandparent, teacher and counsellor.

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Yasuda Girls' High School Visit

by Ms B. Thomson, Japanese teacher

We are looking for hosts to help us give 30 students from our sister school Yasuda Girls' High School, in Hiroshima, Japan a New Zealand homestay experience when they visit us from 26 July until 9 August.

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Student Learning Conferences

Year 10 to 13 Student Learning Conferences

by Mrs B. Davidson, Assistant Principal

On Tuesday 12 March the first Student Learning Conferences will take place for all Year 10 to Year 13 students in an effort to enable students to take more responsibility for their own learning and to deepen the conversations that students, parents and teachers have around student learning.

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BBNZ Quest Tour 3x3

by Ms C. Hokianga, Sports Co-ordinator

Sunday 17 February

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Arwen Weir 

Artist of the Week

by Arwen Weir

Week 2: Congratulations Arwen Weir

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Laura Fortes

Artist of the Week

by Laura Fortes

Week 3: Congratulations Laura Fortes

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Sunsmart Policy 

Sunsmart Policy at OGHS

by Mrs S. Watt, Prinicpal's PA

Aim: To encourage staff and students to make informed and responsible decisions about skin protection in a supportive school environment.

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Hands On Otago

Hands On Otago

by Maia Dean, Year 12

For one week during January, 400 students going into Years 12 and 13 from around New Zealand travelled to Dunedin to experience life as a university student.

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Student Exchange Gilliane McAlpine

Student Exchange - Gillianne McAlpine

by Gilliane McAlpine Year 13

My name is Gillianne, I’m in Year 13 and I was on exchange in Switzerland for two months over the summer.

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Student Exchange  - Lydia McMillan

Student Exchange - Lydia McMillan

by Lydia McMillan Year 13

Four days after my last NCEA exam I travelled with a group of New Zealand students to Germany to take part in an exchange. My host family lived in Aachen, a city very close to both Belgium and the Netherlands.

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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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by Ms T. Munro, HOD Social Sciences

Year 12 Biology and Geography

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Sporting Chance

Sporting Chance

by Ms K. Taylor, School Guidance Counsellor

Sport Otago encourages and supports young people's participation in sport.

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The City of Dunedin Cadet Unit

by Cadet Forces

The City of Dunedin Cadet Unit is recruiting 13 to 15 year old students now for 2019.

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Nigel Latta - Adventures in Parentland

by Nigel Latta

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