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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 3

Week 4

12-18 August - Portfolio Senior Art Exhibition

13 August - Otago Secondary Schools Music Festival

13-14 August - Junior Production 7pm

15 August - Year 9 Enrolments close 4pm

15 August - 18 August - Big Sing Cadenza in Timaru

16 August - Year 10 Self Defence

Week 5

19 August - Speechfest

20 August - Triangular Tournament

20 August - Senior Reports Out

22 August - Student Learning Conferences

Week 6

26 August - Subject Selection Evening

28 August - Junior Exchange @ Waitaki Girls'

30 August - 3 September - Ski Trip

Week 7

Winter Tournament Week 

6 September - Teacher Only Day 

Contents

NASA Space school 

NASA Space School

by Hayley Everett, Year 10

5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Houston, we have lift off.

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Linda Miller, Principal

Principal's Report

by Ms L. Miller, Principal

Today we bade farewell to our visitors from Yasuda Girls’ High School in Hiroshima, Japan.

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Junior Production

Junior Production 2019

by Ms K. Dick, HOD English

Things are heating up in the hall as the junior school prepares for Junior Production, 2019.

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Subject Selection Time!

by Mrs R. Bazsika, Career Education Leader

Over the next two weeks all students will attend special subject selection assemblies and receive information to support them to make appropriate decisions about subjects to study in 2020.

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Portfolio

Portfolio

by Ms C. Robson, Art Teacher

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming “ACTIVATE” Otago Girls’ High School Senior Art Exhibition on Monday 12 August at 6pm at the Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street.

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Student Learning Conferences

Student Learning Conferences and NCEA Update

by Mrs B. Davidson, Assistant Prinicpal

These take place on Thursday 22 August and students in Years 10 to 13 should have their appointment times for this.

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Scholarship

Scholarship Exams

by Mrs B. Davidson, Assistant Principal

Recently we focused on Scholarship in a staff meeting and 48 students are registered to sit Scholarship subjects this year.

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Table Tennis

New Zealand Representative in Table Tennis

by Molly Newell, Year 10

In the July school holidays I travelled to Wollongong, Australia to represent New Zealand in Table Tennis.

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Wenke Hofmeister Year 11

Artist of the Week

by Wenke Hofmeister, Year 11

Congratulations Wenke Hofmeister in Year 11!

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Cake Decorating Masterclass

by Mrs C. Cook, HOD Technology

Last week Ella Sell and Claudia Scott from Year 13 Foods attended a Cake Decorating Masterclass with Claire Pennell from Cakes of Wanaka at the Otago Polytechnic Kitchen.

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Private Board required

by Ms L. Miller, Principal

Private board wanted for a senior student for the remaining 2019 academic year.

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Online Payments through the Caregiver Portal (POLi)

by Mrs E. McDonald, Business Manager

The Caregiver Portal enables online availability of student data and online bill payment functionality.

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9-year-old announces retirement from sports

by Ms C. Hokianga, Sports Co-ordinator

An interesting video parents may like to watch is attached.

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Sophia Niblock 

Thank You UN

by Sophia Niblock, Year 11

The United Nations’ Youth Pacific Project Conference was such an incredibly eye opening experience where I was allowed the space to learn and grow in such a unique environment.

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Claire Taylor - Spirit of New Zealand 

Spirit of New Zealand

by Claire Taylor, Year 12

My name is Claire Taylor and in the holidays I had the privilege of attending a 10-day voyage on Spirit of New Zealand up in Auckland.

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Back in Motion

How often should you exercise?

by Back in Motion

Regular exercise when we are young contributes to healthy development of our musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system and neuromuscular awareness.

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