Modern, well-appointed and attractive facilities provide specialist learning environments for the broad range of curriculum areas delivered.
Performing Arts Suite
The Otago Girls’ High School Performing Arts Suite offers purpose built creative teaching, rehearsal and performance spaces. Each learning area has been designed to meet the needs of Dance, Drama, and Music. The Theatre has a sprung dance floor, lighting rig, sound desk and gallery for viewing performances from all disciplines. The classroom areas provide spaces where students are able to work individually and collaboratively. The facilities enable our students to fully realise their potential through performance and production.
In August 2002, Ex-girl and former Governor General Dame Sylvia Cartwright officially opened the new Otago Girls’ High School gymnasium complex.
‘The gym’ is a state of the art multipurpose facility. The complex includes a classroom with views spanning Dunedin, a meeting room, a training (weights) room and a full court sprung floor playing space. This space can be divided into two playing areas by the electronic curtain. The gym has lines for badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball. Three storage rooms contain uniforms, small sports equipment and large equipment such as gymnastic mats.
The training room offers equipment such as free weights, machine weights, cardio machines (exercycles, treadmill and rowing machines) and a full length mirrored wall with a ballet rail.
Outside facilities include a purpose built hockey turf, six netball courts, three tennis courts and a three storied climbing wall.
These spaces are open and available for students to use before school, during lunch and after school. At busy times of the year, groups wishing to use these facilities should use the gym booking system via the Sports Co-ordinator.
Designated specialist rooms
The school has extensive art facilities incorporating design,sculpture, painting and photography (both digitial and film). Hard materials workshop, including facilities for wood, plastic and jewellery.Recently refurbished fabrics and food rooms. There are five specialist science laboratories.
All class roooms are carpeted with multi-media capabilities. Each Year level has their own Common Rooom with food preparation facilities for all levels.
The School has a warm cosy well appointed Library open each week day from 7.45am to 5.00pm. Well resourced with the latest books, the Library is also a popular multi media centre where girls can can study or read.
Otago Girls' High School has four computer suites and Laptop COWS (computers on wheels) in most departments. An Information technology network operates in all curriculum areas, including UFB and WiFi. The School has two full time IT support staff.