Inspire ~ Empower ~ Challenge ~ Dream

Otago Girls' High School delivers a transformational education, breaking boundaries and nurturing leadership in every student.

Our graduands go on to become remarkable and successful, taking the school values of respect, positivity and integrity with them into the world. 

We live the values and culture of our school

We are empowered by learning opportunities that are inspiring and real

We are given opportunities to be challenged and are supported to respond

We dream of what could be

Our students love our range of opportunities

At Otago Girls’ High School, every student thrives in a supportive environment with a maximum Year 9 class size of just 26. Our vibrant community offers a wide range of opportunities, from academic excellence and innovative programmes to cultural immersion and extracurricular adventures. Join us on a journey through our school to see how we empower each student to achieve their full potential and discover a world of possibilities.


Nau Mai, haere mai

Welcome to Otago Girls’ High School

By inspiring our students to love learning and take opportunities, they leave us as capable and confident young people who are prepared for global success. 

Our school values of respect, positivity and integrity encourage our students to respect themselves and others, and care for their community. 

With a proud history, and exciting future, we’d love you to join us on this journey.

I welcome you to our school. Every person in our school community is nurtured to be successful and remarkable. The school’s vision is that we inspire and empower young  women who are courageous, embrace challenges and pursue their dreams. Come and join us on a transformational journey.

Mrs Bridget Davidson

  1. Students do better academically, socially and emotionally.
  2. Participation in STEM is higher at girls' schools.
  3. Students feel empowered to defy gender stereotypes.
  4. Students are more confident, self-assured and resilient.
  5. Students experience less bullying and greater respect.
  6. Girls' schools better prepare students for career and life success.
  7. Students in girls' schools are happier and feel they belong.
  8. Students from girls' schools have higher aspirations and ambitions.
  9. There's higher participation in sport and physical activity.
  10. At girls' schools student wellbeing comes first.