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13 October, 2023 Newsletter

Kia Ora Tatou
A warm welcome back to our students this week for term 4. Even though it is short this is an important term especially for our senior students. As seniors you have only got 10 more days remaining. I encourage all seniors to be in a position to be able to go this study after prize giving. Before then seniors need to be in class focused on gaining their NCEA qualification, working for a subject endorsement or aiming high for an overall endorsement. For those that need some extra time and help to gain their credits, and are in a position to do so, I will communicate with them closer to the time that they are expected to return to school and continue working until they have achieved their respective NCEA level.
International food day
I have just left international food day in our Hall at lunchtime. This was a wonderful experience. So many different smells, delicious looking and tasting foods and a great “vibe”. Thanks to all the stall holders, from the community, students and staff, that put on such an amazing variety of food. International foods day continues to be a favourite event for many staff and students here!
Junior activities
For juniors, at the end of the year, we have a range of activities for you to take part in over two days. We are fortunate to live where there are so many different things to do on our doorstep. This is a great time to experience something new or try an activity you always wanted to do. Mr Palmer has sent out information on this recently. Please take the time to read it and send your permission slips back to Mr Palmer via email or into the school office.
Nigel Scarth - Acting Principal

Recent News


Otago University Trip

On Wednesday the 11th October, we took the Maori and Pasifika students to Otago University.

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Powhiri for Thai Students

This morning we welcomed our visiting Thailand group to South Otago High School with a pōwhiri. The group is visiting us for three weeks.

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Results of Elections

Parent Election Results Declaration (no voting election required).

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South Otago Careers Expo

Come along to South Otago High School and meet professionals from a wide range of careers. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about future opportunities -- Mon 16th Oct.

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Fantail - Science Project

This is my poster for fantail awareness. It gives you information about fantails and gives you ideas on what you can do to prevent them from dying and to give them more safety -- Kyla Te Moananui-Currie.

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Congratulations to Ryan Williams, he received his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at the awards ceremony in Dunedin this weekend.

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Entrance Scholarship Recipients

Entrance Scholarship Recipients - South Otago High School

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Uniform Purchasing Blazers for 2024

Students who want to buy their own Blazer should get their order in before the end of 2023.

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