St Hilda's Collegiate School


Dear Parents and caregivers,

Thanks for your support and patience as we have worked through the logistics of closing the school for 4 weeks.

In these uncertain times, the strength of our community, our resilience and our 'Can do' attitude has come to the fore and staff are well prepared for the challenges ahead. We spent Tuesday and Wednesday planning courses, practising with different technology tools and looking ahead to prepare the best learning opportunities possible.

Sitting with most of the staff in the chapel as Mr Young and Mrs Maw took us through a refresher course on using Google hangouts, reminded me of the power of learning together, sharing ideas and problems, and how we are all facing new challenges and opportunities. Life long learning was happening right in front of me!! It was great and one of the positives of this difficult situation that we are finding ourselves in.

I hope you can all find the rainbows in this cloud - time together as a family, and conversations with your children without our usual frantic, rushing, frenzied lifestyle. The learning we will be offering your daughter from the 16th April onwards, will by necessity, be a paradigm shift. It will require them to be more independent, to structure their day, problem solve and be disciplined. All great skills for future learning and life.

The weeks ahead will be different, and they will not be easy, but they also offer us the opportunities to learn new skills, develop new attributes, strengthen our abilities.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

We wish you all the best for a safe, stress free, few weeks, and look forward to formally connecting with your daughters in two weeks time.

Mrs Jackie Barron

Principal


  1. Sunshine Day

    A message from out Liaison Prefects - Georgie and Madeline. Read more…
  2. Important Dates

    Please note the changes to Term dates. Read more…
  3. From the Prefects

    The Prefect group are keen to keep in contact during this time away from our physical school. This is the message they have shared with ... Read more…
  4. Chaplain's Chat

    Things have been a bit surreal in our world lately. On strange days like these it is good to remember that the early Christians under the ... Read more…
  5. PFA

    What a term! Our term started with a hiss and a roar. As always it began with our Boarder parent BBQ on a rather hot January day, this ... Read more…
  6. Guidance

    Advice from Hey Sigmund, Real Time Resilience, Concerns about a new App. Read more…
  7. Achievements

    Congratulations to . The Dunedin Cricket Association (DCA)did not hold the annual awards evening due to the coronavirus. But the awards ... Read more…
  8. Academic Blues - 19 March

    The Academic Blue Awards assembly was held on Thursday 19 March. Read more…
  9. Term 1 Sports Roundup

    A message from our sports prefects - Sarah and Danielle and an update on what has been happening with some of our sports this term. Read more…
  10. Tolcarne Boarding Residence

    This term has flown by, with the year nine girls having slotted in so well! It seems like a very long time ago when they were arriving and ... Read more…