All Year 12 and 13 students in 2015 MUST confirm their subjects after checking their external NCEA results by clicking on the confirm subjects link. Even if you do not intend returning, it is helpful for our planning if you let us know as soon as possible
from Penny Smith (PTA Secretary)
Uniform sale dates: 11 December and 22 January
Collection for Sale: 4 December
We will be collecting in uniforms for sale on the senior sign out day which is Thursday 4th December. We will be ready and waiting in the old gym between 9.30am and 11.30am.
Please drop off your items of uniform for sale. Uniform items must be in good condition and clean. This means washed and pressed prior.
Kilts and Blazers: we prefer to be dry-cleaned please and from past experience, items with their dry- cleaning label attached do sell more quickly and for a better price.
The first sale will be held in the old gym on Thursday 11th December 2014 5.30pm-6.30pm.
The second sale will also be in the old gym on Thursday 22nd January 2015 5.30pm-6.30pm.
We will need some extra helpers as this year we are expecting quite a large number of uniforms to come in. If you would like to help us with the collection of the uniforms on December 4th, please email us at We look forward to hearing from you.
Sale forms can be downloaded from here on the website or picked up from the main office.
Please be aware the web site is undergoing a rennovation currently and certain features may be unavailable during this transition.
Term Two school reports were posted to you recently. Reading a school report presents families with the opportunity to have good discussions about what is working well and where further assistance or understanding would be of benefit. It is so easy to skim over the report and miss the learning opportunities that are raised through deep inquiry in relation to each subject and the comparisons across subjects.
The front page of our school report addresses work ethic and is a reflection of character not of intellectual capability. The same as for last term, the report offers a rubric descriptor of critical workplace competencies that draw from those contained in the New Zealand Curriculum. Every teacher offers four levels in each of the competencies, describing the predominant response your daughter displays in class. The levels range from Highly Competent through to Below Expectations.
The important question for our young people to ask of themselves is “what do I need to do in order to shift to the next level?” A strong work ethic will usually generate higher levels of success and it is our intention to support the aspiration our young women have to develop highly competent skills.
The report also lists all the assessments that are planned for the year. The grade is entered alongside those that have been completed. While it is too late to alter completed assessments, all future opportunities will benefit from reflecting on the past and setting future goals. There is no reason for your daughter to be gaining Not Achieved or Not Submitted grades, nor should her grades fluctuate widely across all subjects.
This year, all students have a PNGHS email address. These are given to students through their form class. Students can use this email address to sign into Google for up to 30GB of storage space, accessible at school or at home.
Parents, when dropping off in the Huia Street car park please be aware that Huia Street is a through road to the Park Road Playcentre. If you are turning in the car park please take care and be aware of vehicles around you. We would also like to remind you not to stop on the yellow lines outside of the administration block as this causes congestion and risk for other students.
Fee structure for domestic candidates
• Entry for all NZQF standards and up to 3 scholarship subjects: $76.70.
• Additional scholarship entries: $76.70 per subject.
Fee structure for international fee paying candidates
• Entry for all NZQF standards: $383.30
• Scholarship entries: $102.20 per subject.
Payments of NCEA Fees to Palmerston North Girls’ High School are to be made to the PNGHS Accounts Office by Friday 15 August.
• Students may apply for a reduction in their NCEA fee if their parent receives a Work & Income Benefit or has a Community Services Card (pay $20 per candidate or maximum of $30 per family with equal amounts going to each school).
• If eligible, students need to collect an Application Form from the Main Office or from Mrs Brown – and return the completed form to the Main Office or to Mrs Brown by Friday 8 August.
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