Pretty average school with great opportunities for leadership. As there’s no boys, there is no competition for girls trying to get into sport team/student council against male counterparts. School has many different subjects which you can take and many many extra curricular activities for student to meet new people etc.. This is quite a good school, however, the school guidance councillors and nurse are not helpful at all. Not to mention the foul toilets and changing rooms which need a good air out and deep clean. Bullying also seems to be quite a big problem which never seems to be fixed. Other than those things, this school is cool as, especially the yearly ‘shows’ collaborated with hamilton boys high.
Some teachers are absolute once-in-a-lifetime gems, some have much too big of an ego and are very condescending to their students. Many opportunities to grow and develop your skills, but you must have to choose to want them and force yourself into the effort needed to succeed - they won’t hold your hand and will scarcely encourage you until you’ve already succeeded. Fights frequently occur with no where near enough restriction or punishment for offenders and bullies. Great academics, incredible sports and talented yet often underfunded arts department. Recently changed to remove demeaning names from courses, slowly becoming more forward-thinking. Could use work on supporting minorities within the school.
Poor educating from majority of teachers however a select few are brilliant. The ones that lack educational skill, 9/10 just decide to give up on a student or get agitated when they cannot grasp a concept the first couple times around. Gross behaviour from students in school and in public. Always drama among the girls 24/7 with no resolving of problems on the school’s behalf. On top of this, bullying is very common. Spotlight is always on the rugby girls and leave next to no attention to other sport codes. I know a total of 2 students of the very many I know that genuinely enjoy attending class at Hamilton Girls High School everyday. Teachers can be disrespectful sometimes but if a student were to retaliate there would be harsh punishment. There is poor communication and promotion of extra curricular activities also. All round poor experience and I have never felt welcome and have never felt I was given the best tools or help to set me up for success at this school.