Southland Girls' High School

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Southland Girls' High School
Southland Girls High School logo.jpg
328 Tweed Street,
New Zealand
Coordinates 46°25′02″S 168°21′57″E / 46.4173°S 168.3659°E / -46.4173; 168.3659Coordinates: 46°25′02″S 168°21′57″E / 46.4173°S 168.3659°E / -46.4173; 168.3659
Type State, Girls, Secondary (Year 7-13) with boarding facilities at Enwood House
Motto Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus
Not for school but for life we are learning
Established 1879
Ministry of Education Institution no. 405
Principal Yvonne Browning
School roll 1056[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 5M[2]

Southland Girls' High School is a girls' secondary school in Invercargill, New Zealand, established in 1879. It consists of two main school blocks, one the former Tweedsmuir Junior High School. Students of all ages are mixed around the classrooms to involve all students thoroughly in school life, and one uniform is worn by all year levels. Two yearly musical dramas are produced in conjunction with Southland Boys' High School.

The 2005 NZQA report commended the school and staff for the very good practices and consistently high standards.[3]

A new school gymnasium was officially opened in 2007 by Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard.[4] The same year student teams won two national titles in synchronised swimming, with pupil Caitlin Anderson qualifying to represent New Zealand internationally.[5]

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  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "2005 MNA School Assessment" (PDF). New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Southland Girls High keeping active with new gym". New Zealand Government. 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  5. ^ Andrews, Jerrie (11 December 2007). "2007 The Year In Southern College Sport". The Southland Times. Retrieved 12 December 2007. 
  6. ^ Savory, Logan (6 March 2010). "Genevieve Behrent's stellar rise continues". The Southland Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 

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