Our spaces are designed to inspire excellence


Our facilities provide an exceptional learning environment, featuring the Classroom By the Sea and Aquatics Centre on Otago Harbour in Kitchener Street (formerly the High Tide restaurant). Our Performing Arts Suite includes a 150-seat theatre, dance, and drama rooms, while our extensive Art facilities support design, sculpture, painting, and photography. The gymnasium is of international standard, complete with fitness and weights areas, and even a three-storey climbing wall. The Media Lab offers a state-of-the-art film-making facility and advanced infrastructure for BYOD and digital technologies. Additionally, our library provides a welcoming space for students, and our specialist Science laboratories offer dedicated spaces for various scientific disciplines. The Te Toi Aweawe Music Suite features a recording studio and practice rooms, complemented by a full-school historic assembly hall and modern Textiles, Foods, and Hard Materials rooms.

Our beautiful grounds, courts, and gardens, adorned with blossoms, daffodils, and native plants, enhance our school environment. The school BBQ area and a student-built plant shed add to the charm. In 2023, we expanded our facilities with a large multi-use garage and car parks for four school vans, which are frequently used for outdoor and other learning adventures. Our carved pare and pou tell the story of our school and celebrate our bi-cultural heritage. Situated in the vibrant heart of the city, we benefit from easy access to galleries, museums, cultural spaces, and safe, accessible bus and walking routes.


Building into the Future


Otago Girls’ High School is nearing the tender stage for a multi-million dollar redevelopment that will provide cutting-edge facilities for Science and Technology, preserve the roof and windows of our heritage building, enhance access for disabled students and upgrade bathrooms throughout the school. Students entering in 2025 will reap the enormous benefits of this project.