Attending St Hilda’s and living at Tolcarne has given me the opportunity to pursue my interests, make friendships and develop my confidence all within a supportive and nurturing environment. I am able to play a range of sports and with the support of my coach I have developed more confidence and gained friendships with girls from all year groups.
With the encouragement of my teachers at St Hilda’s I have been able to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things. Speaking at the Boarders Open Day was daunting but connecting with prospective students and giving them an insight to life at St Hilda’s was fun.
Living at Tolcarne has enabled me to gain independence, live with, and develop, friendships with a range of girls from different backgrounds.
I look forward to my future years here at St Hilda’s and will continue to take up opportunities that are on offer.
I’ve had the privilege of being part of the St Hilda’s community since Year 9 and believe that its friendly and supportive environment offers many opportunities for all students to thrive. I was lucky enough to be awarded the Sports Scholarship when I first came to St Hilda’s and this has helped fund my ongoing commitment in representing Otago and New Zealand in Athletics, and Otago in Touch Rugby.
Balancing my sporting commitments, my academic goals and other extracurricular activities can be challenging. But the teachers and support staff are incredibly supportive and challenge me to be the very best that I can be.
In my spare time, I enjoy being part of Sings Hilda and taking a senior role in Kapa Haka. I coach netball and am the Sports Liaison for athletics. St Hilda’s is allowing me to combine my interests, challenge my learning, and take on leadership opportunities that enable me to give back to my community.
Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu - Adorn the bird with feathers and it will fly.
St Hilda’s has given me an environment to explore and develop my skills within a passion of mine, art. St Hilda’s also encourages me to try new things and allows me to express my creativity through my artwork. My personal highlight for this year was being selected to do an art project out at the Otago Albatross Centre with Michel Tuffery.
The school provides many opportunities to be creative within the school community and the staff provide loads of support with whatever co-curricular activity you choose to participate in.
St Hilda’s is an amazing school and has a really friendly and supportive environment. I enjoy being a part of the St Hilda’s community as it has encouraged me to go outside of my comfort zone and has helped me seek out new opportunities to develop and grow.
Artwork designed by Michel Tuffery.
St Hilda’s has given me an opportunity to discover things that I never imagined before. Technology is my passion and I believe that St Hilda’s offers a first class opportunity to develop skills in this subject. I have had the chance to travel with the school to seminars about women in technology that have opened my eyes to just how bright a future in technology can be.
I am studying Digital Technology as an NCEA subject with the support of the fantastic staff at St Hilda’s and I have already learnt so much - from website design all the way to making online games.
I have also been given a chance to go further in the study of my other passion - mathematics. I am encouraged to extend myself so that class time is always interesting and enriching. With support from the maths department I have been able to succeed in everything I apply myself to.
St Hilda’s has given me so many new opportunities. Everyone is so supportive and helpful. Every St Hilda’s student is accepting and unique. All the teachers are so supportive and great help for any path you want to take in life. I can’t imagine my life if I hadn’t have gone to St Hilda’s as it has shaped me in ways I will always appreciate.