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Waitaki Girls' High School

Newsletter #3 2020

Up and Coming Events

Thursday 18 May

"Loves Me Not" Year 12

Monday 22 - 23 June

Inter- house Debates (heats)

Friday 26 June

Inter-house Debates (final)

Mana Wāhine hui

Monday 29 June

School Music Competition

Student Council Meeting

Wednesday 1 July 

Peer Support Break Up

Cross Country

Thursday 2 July

Parent Teacher Interviews 


Ms M Williams, Acting Principal

Principal's Report

by Ms M Williams, Acting Principal

It has been four weeks since our return to on-site learning and I have been so impressed with the positive attitude of the students since their return.

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REDUCED PRICE: $1,200 o.n.o

by Waitaki Girls' High School

Get yourself a bargain! Our GAP students had to return to Germany suddenly due to COVID-19.

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Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews

by Mrs Christine Williams, Deputy Principal

Parent Teacher interviews are a wonderful opportunity for you to meet with each of your daughter’s teachers to see how she is tracking this year with her learning.

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Save the Date!

by Waitaki Girls' High School

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NCEA and University Entrance changes for 2020

by Ms M Williams, Acting Principal

Additional changes to NCEA and University Entrance (UE) give students a fair opportunity to achieve qualifications and awards despite the disruption to teaching, learning and assessment from COVID-19, while preserving the integrity of NCEA and UE. These changes apply only for 2020.

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Members of WGHS Enviro Club & representatives from WBHS at the Otago Enviroschools Hui in Dunedin, February. 

Enviroschool Update

by Tilly King, Enviro Club

Waitaki Girls High School has been an Enviroschool since 2018! Here’s an update on how things are developing and our plans for 2020!

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Netball is Back!

by Mrs L Lane, Teacher in Charge of Netball

We are very excited that Netball training has resumed ready to start N.O. competition in Term 3.

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Mufti Day Appeal

by Laura Dunshea, Deputy Head Girl

Waitaki Girls High School’s Student Council decided it would be a perfect time to have a mufti day to support those in the Oamaru community that have struggled throughout the unusual circumstances as a result of wage cuts and job losses due to covid-19.

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New Zealand’s first ever Virtual Careers Expo

by Mrs V Hay, Careers

Thursday 18th of June - 12pm to 8pm Friday 19th of June - 9am to 5pm Online (on-demand).

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New Books

Great new books for your winter reading

by Whare Mātauranga

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What's Happening in Science?

by Mrs V Lilley, Head of Learning, Science

The Year 11 classes are currently exploring DNA and how traits are passed on from parents to offspring.

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Sahara Geary - "Connington"

Student Art

by Ms A McIntosh, Head of Learning, Arts

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Mrs V Lilley

Learning About Viruses

by Mrs V Lilley - Head of Learning, Science

Recently I was invited to St Josephs to teach Mrs Streat’s class about COVID-19 and how it is spread.

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Farming Time Line

Year 12 Agriculture Studies

by Mrs J Howden, Agriculture/Science Teacher

This is what can happen when technology lets us down, and the creative side of students comes forward.

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by Ms M Williams, Acting Principal

Launched this week, the Talanoa Ako app provides Pacific parents with ongoing access to education and learning information.

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Waitaki Housing Survey

by Waitaki District Council

This is a major initiative to capture a picture of housing in North Otago and is endorsed by Safer Waitaki.

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