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“Dominus Illuminatio Mea” – The Lord is my light (Psalm 27)

To educate each girl in a safe, supportive, Christian environment, to be a confident, lifelong learner.

Tēnā koe – Welcome

Tēnā koutou katoa

St John's Girls' School is an interdenominational Christian school and is steeped with wonderful traditions, strong values, and a warm family spirit. We are located in a park-like setting in the centre of Invercargill.

Our values are the important qualities we strive to live by and demonstrate in the way we go about our work, and in the relationships we have with others in our school.

St John’s was established in 1917 by the St John’s Anglican Church.  After the depression, when the Church could no longer support the school, a new school board was formed and St John’s Girls’ School became independent.  In 1990 St John’s became an integrated school, retaining its Christian base.

Over the years the school has grown and developed into a high-performing school well-known for its confident, articulate students who have a strong work ethic and who are well-rounded individuals. The small size means that every girl is known by everyone and is cared for. Pastoral care is important and our small class sizes are important to the well-being and education of our girls.

We are proud of St John’s Girls’ School and welcome the opportunity to share it with you. We invite you to visit us and see the school in action.

Nathan Hughes

Principals Message

What's happening at St John's Girls' School?

Upcoming Events in July

Mon 22

Day 1 of Term 3

22 Jul 2024

Tue 23

Self Defence [Yr 7] All Day

23 Jul 2024

Wed 24

Self Defence [Yr 8] All Day

24 Jul 2024

Thu 25

Problem Challenge

25 Jul 2024

Mon 29

Jnr Syndicate - Estuary View Point Visit [9.15 am to 11.45 am]

29 Jul 2024

Tue 30

Parents' Association Meeting

30 Jul 2024

Latest Notices

Monday Sport - Room 8
21 Jul 2024

Kia ora koutou,

We hope you have had a relaxing holiday and have enjoyed ample amounts of Southland sunshine! 

Tomorrow, we are beginning our Monday afternoon sports sessions. The girls will need to bring their PE gear to school. Year 8's will start with five sessions of wheelchair basketball, followed by velodrome cycling later in the term. The girls are required to bring their own helmets for the cycling sessions. 

We are looking forward to another busy term. 

Ngā mihi

Holly Bradshaw & Sharon Taylor

Room 7 Reminder - Monday Afternoon Sport
18 Jul 2024

Kia ora koutou,

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday and staying warm.

This term we start our Monday afternoon off-site sports.

Year 7 have 5 lessons (week 1-5) of cycling at the Velodrome and are required to bring their own helmets. In weeks 7-10 we will be at the stadium learning wheelchair basketball for 4 weeks.

Please remind your daughter to bring her PE uniform and helmet to school on Monday 22nd July.

Enjoy the remainder of the holidays. 


Hei konā mai,

Lee Stewart

Y7-8 Self Defence
18 Jul 2024

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Our Year 7 and 8 girls are taking part in biennial Self Defence next week.  Please find attached the information letter. 

Year 7 - Tuesday 23 July

Year 8 - Wednesday 24 July

PE gear will be required on the day.

Nga mihi

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