Cultural Activities

Otago Girls' High School has a dedicated team of teachers who look after the creative strengths and talents of each girl and seek to develop these.

At Otago Girls’ High School, our dedication lies in promoting active participation and fostering excellence in the Arts. We strive to provide abundant opportunities for students to explore and excel in various artistic disciplines. Within our school, a wide range of competitions and activities spanning across different fields are available. Our commitment to nurturing artistic potential has led to numerous groups and individual artists gaining recognition at regional and national levels.

Our comprehensive arts directory can be viewed here. Check out the wide range of Arts activities available at Otago Girls'.

Our students are encouraged to cultivate new artistic interests and talents, leading to remarkable achievements in kapa haka, painting, photography, dance, theatre, costume, music, singing, poetry, film, textile arts, and digital media. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our former students who have gone on to pursue their talents.

While focusing on developing artistic abilities, we also ensure that every student finds joy and active involvement in the Arts. We firmly believe that there is a creative outlet for everyone, both within and beyond the school environment. To support students in their artistic pursuits, we provide state-of-the-art facilities including a dance studio, theatre area, rehearsal spaces, music rooms, and our newly resourced film editing space.

To cater to the specific interests of our students, we offer tutoring in various disciplines. Our Visual and Performing Arts Department and Arts Council plays a crucial role in supporting students and providing necessary resources, enabling them to develop and achieve their artistic goals.

At Otago Girls' High School, we believe in nurturing artistic talent, fostering creativity, and celebrating diverse forms of artistic expression. 

Senior Production, Junior Production, Theatresports, Shakespeare Festival, Showquest, Hip Hop, Jazz Band, Dunedin Youth Jazz Festival, Orchestra, String Group, Smokefree Rockquest, Chamber Music, Choir, Big Sing, Cadenza, Music Lessons, Show Band, OG's Art Exhibition, National Portrait Exhibition, Toi Māori Exhibition, Photography and Video Competitions, Emerging Artistic Talent Exhibition, Otago Secondary Schools’ Art Exhibition, Media Lab, Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, Fashion Design Competition, Wearable Art Competition,  Costume Design Competition, Debating Teams, Te Ao Haka Māori Performing Arts, Wairua Pūhou, Mana Pounamu, Ngā Manu Kōrero, Māori Student Council Race Unity Speech Award.