Scotlands Boarding Hostel
Boarding at New Plymouth Girls’ High School’s Scotlands Hostel provides a caring and supportive environment where students are encouraged to do well academically and participate fully in the sporting, cultural and social life of the school.
Features of life at Scotlands:
- Warm, caring and secure environment.
- Modern complex; motel style units.
- Full access to school grounds and facilities beyond the school day.
- 150 boarders - Years 9 to 13.
- Excellent staff/student ratio and active 24-hour care.
- Homework supervised by a trained teacher. Tuition in time-management and study skills that contributes towards excellent academic results.
- Clear guidelines with a degree of flexibility for meeting individual needs.
- Active and supportive extra-curricular programme.
- High expectations of courtesy and acceptable behaviour.
- Leadership opportunities and training.
- Increased independence encouraged at all levels.
- Year 13 House provides an opportunity for a “flatting” experience in a supportive, well equipped environment.
- Rich and diverse cultures.
- Boarders make a notable cultural, academic, social, sporting and leadership contribution to the life of the school.
- The independence, maturity and lifelong friendships that boarding encourages are excellent foundations for adult life.
Dates for your diaryThe Hostel will re-open on Sunday 28 January 2018 for the following students at times given.
- Year 13 - 12 noon-2pm (time to settle in before year 9s arrive)
- Year 9 - 2pm-4pm (parents will need to leave by 5pm)
- Monday 29 January - Orientation day for All Year 9 & Year 13
- Tuesday 30 January - Year 12 return to the hostel by 5pm / All Year 9 & Year 13 begin school
- Wednesday 31 January - Year 11 return to the hostel by 5pm / Year 12 begin school
- Thursday 1 February - Year 10 return to the hostel by 5pm / Year 11 begin school
- Friday 2 February - All year groups attend school
- Monday 5 February - Teacher Only Day
- Tuesday 6 February - Waitangi Day
- Monday 12 March - Taranaki Anniversary Day
- Thursday 29 March - HOSTEL CLOSES 4PM FOR EASTER
- Tuesday 3 April - HOSTEL OPENS 2PM
- Friday 13 April - Hostel Closes 4pm End of Term 1
- Sunday 29 April - Hostel Opens 2pm
- Friday 6 July - Hostel Closes 4pm End of Term 2
- Term 1 Mon 30 Jan - Fri 13 April
- Term 2 Mon 30 April - Fri 6 July
- Term 3 Mon 23 July - Fri 28 Sept
- Term 4 Mon 15 Oct - Fri 14 Dec
Lorraine Collier - Hostel Manager
Phone: 06 757-3840
Fax: 06 758-5641