Principal Linda Miller's welcome

We are proud and excited to show you, through this website, many of the wonderful opportunities Otago Girls' High School has to offer.  For over 145 years our school has provided a high quality girls’ education and we have consistently produced remarkable women who have gone on to achieve success in their chosen fields. 

Our history and our heritage are two things of which we are immensely proud.  These aspects, along with our values, underpin our programmes of learning.  Respect for yourself, for other people and for the global community are the cornerstone values that bind and guide us. 

Otago Girls' High School strives for academic excellence and our NCEA results at all levels exceed the National averages. In 2019 89.1% of our students obtained NCEA Level 1 (National 68.6%), 94.5% obtained Level 2 (National 76.1%) and 86% obtained Level 3 (National 65.5%). In 2019 79.4% of our students obtained University Entrance compared with 46.8% nationally. All students in Years 11, 12 and 13 are required to sit the NCEA examinations.

Our facilities, teaching approaches and curriculum have been designed to provide you with the skills, attitudes and knowledge you will need to be global citizens of the future, while the supportive and friendly environment will encourage you to be the best that you can be.  Complementing our excellent academic programmes is an exciting range of sporting, cultural and other opportunities to learn outside the classroom.  All of these opportunities are supported by a sophisticated eLearning infrastructure and philosophy of teaching that increasingly allows you to learn anytime, anywhere. 

Our school motto in Latin is Recti Cultus Pectora Roborant – The Right Education Makes the Heart as Strong as Oak.

The Māori parallel is Mā Te Matauraka Ka Tū Teitei Te Tōtara – Through Education the Totara Tree will Stand Tall. 

It is our aim to ensure that every girl who passes through our doors will indeed stand tall and be strong of heart.   

If you require further information about the school please contact me on 474-0496.  I would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.

Linda Miller, Principal