We are champions in nurturing excellence and opportunity in sport

Otago Girls’ High School nurtures excellence and participation in sport. We offer 36 different sports! Our teams and athletes excel at regional, national and even international level. Students are also encouraged to develop new sporting interests. 

Our sportswomen have gone on to represent New Zealand in cricket, basketball, volleyball, rugby, curling, sailing, swimming, touch, ice hockey, ultramarathon, equestrian, Māori football, cross-country running, rowing and athletics. We currently have ex-pupils from our school in the New Zealand White Ferns cricket team, the New Zealand Black Ferns Sevens rugby team, the New Zealand Cross-country running team, New Zealand Rowing development pathways, regional New Zealand Netball, the New Zealand Kayak Squad and the Olympic Kayak squad. Emphasis is on achieving sporting potential, while ensuring enjoyment and participation for every student. There is a team and a sport for everyone.

Both school sport and sport played outside of school are supported and celebrated. Fitness training and sessions are provided in our world class gymnasium and weights room facilities. We have sporting exchanges with Waitaki Girls’ High School (Oamaru) and Southland Girls’ High School (Invercargill). Students enjoy the sister-school experiences and friendships that these exchanges provide. Opportunities and coaching are offered in the sporting codes below. Practice times vary to meet the commitments of coaches and players. Our Sports Council and Sports Scholarships support and resource students to compete and reach their goals.