Southland Girls' High School

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46°25'02"S
168°21'57"E
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 New Zealand
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Southland Girls' High School is a state girls' Year 7–13 secondary school in Georgetown, Invercargill, New Zealand. The school was established in 1879. It is a single-sex state school for years 7 to 13 with a roll of 1004 students as of July 2022. From the 1880s to 1907 it shared a site with Southland Boys' High School and senior girls attended some classes at the boys' school. It moved to the current site in 1947.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. The students also wear red shoes with their uniforms. 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.A new school gymnasium was officially opened in 2007 by Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard.Enwood House is the Southland Girls' High School hostel for boarders between years 7 and 13. Enwood House provides 24 hour care for boarders with night staff on duty at all times. Girls can stay Monday to Friday or full-time, and short term stays are available.

Notable alumnae

Genevieve Behrent (born 1990), rower Ann Chapman (1935–2009), limnologist and first woman to lead an Antarctic expedition Jean Herbison (1923–2007), academic and educator Rose Hinchey (1910–1981), military nurse Molly Macalister (1920–1979), artist Clare Mallory (1913–1991), children's writer Alena Saili (born 1998), rugby sevens player
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