Academic

Logan Park has an outstanding academic reputation across a wide range of subjects. It has been the top academic school in the Otago/Southland region for the past four years. In 2011 students achieved 22 National NCEA Scholarships, including 4 Outstanding Scholarships.  A comparison of scholarship results between Dunedin schools for the past four years is available here.


Haere mai and Welcome to Logan Park High School

A Message from the Principal 

Kia-ora koutou,
I am very proud to present to you, our prospective students and families, Logan Park High School, Dunedin’s top performing Scholarship school.
Yes, we are Dunedin’s first choice for educating scholarship students, with 93 national scholarships awarded from 2009-2013 across Sciences, Mathematics,
History, Languages, Media Studies, Classical Studies and the Arts. We are also recognised as the specialist Dunedin school in all of the “Performance Arts”. We pride ourselves in nurturing the individual talents of all of our students producing a diverse range of creative, well-educated young adults ready to develop careers as scientists, historians, linguists, mathematicians, doctors, business managers, lawyers, filmmakers, technicians, sports people, actors, artists, dancers and musicians. Your individual motivation, strength, passion and aptitude are recognised and valued in a personalised schooling environment unique to Logan Park.

Success is evident by our results and our students have a proven record of accomplishment in winning Otago secondary school titles across all areas of Logan Park school life: Stage Challenge, Debating, Model United Nations, Nga Manu Korero and other Public Speaking, Chamber Music, Jazz Music, RockQuest, Film/Media Studies and Drama to mention a few. Sporting titles include hockey, ice hockey, basketball, badminton, fencing, bowls, soccer, touch and futsal. Our academic awards (outside of Scholarships) comprise chess, robotics, Mathletics, English, Chemistry, Computing, Informatics, Enviro Studies, NZ Post Book Quiz, foreign language speaking and Classical Studies cups.

Logan Park is proudly co-ed, increasingly bi-cultural and multi-cultural. We celebrate diversity. The learning opportunities, colour and vibrancy this brings to Logan Park and our students is immeasurable. We personify the idea of an educational “global village” linked to our place or Turangawaewae, the historical site of one of the first Dunedin Ngai Tahu kura or schools. Imagine arriving at school greeted by a chorus of bellbirds…training at the New Caledonian track (just across the road)…joining a club (maybe Climbing or Enviro)...playing in a rock band or hockey team…taking part in a class on web design at the Polytechnic…dancing in a student directed “Stage Challenge”, becoming a Fortune Theatre ambassador and having one of your paintings hung in a hallway for future generations to enjoy. These are all possible and you can now stop imagining... Logan Park offers this choice! Do join us. You are invited to enrol at Logan Park High School and we all look forward to having you and your whanau become a part of our respectful, motivated and inclusive school community. Your potential is our success.

Nga Mihi,
Jane Johnson
Principal 

Cultural Activities

Amnesty 

Chamber Music

Charities Club

 Chess

 Choir

 Curator’s Club

 Debating/Public Speaking

 Drama Master Classes

 Enviro Club

 Film Club

 Hip Hop

 Interact

 International Concert

 International Food Festival

 Jazz Band/Combos

 Junior and Senior Shows Musicals

 KapaHaka

 Karaoke

 Librarians

 MUNA

 One-Act Plays

 Orchestra

 Peer Reading

 Peer Mediation

 Robotics

 Rock Bands

 Scrabble

 Show Bands

 Shakespeare Festivals

 Stage Challenge

Talent Quest

Theatre Sports

Wearable Arts

Writers’ Club

 

 


Sport 

Athletics

Archery

Badminton

Basketball

Bowls

Climbing

Cricket

Cross Country

Curling

 Golf

 Hockey

 Equestrian

 Fencing

 Futsal

 Harriers

 Ice Hockey

 Netball

 Orienteering

 Outward Bound

 Rowing

 Rugby

 Sailing

 Spirit of NZ

 Soccer

 Squash

 Surfing

 Table Tennis

 Touch

 Triathlon

 Volleyball

Water Polo

Weights-room Fitness

 

Year 10 Camp

Every Year 10 student spends a fun week with their class in the Catlins at Tautuku Lodge. The outdoor activities include exploring the beach walks, tramping the muddy Tram Track, abseiling, kayaking in the Tautuku estuary, leadership activities and navigating the Confidence course. You also spend a night on a camp-out after setting up your tent in groups and cooking your meals on a camp fire. 

Outdoor & leadership opportunities

Tautuku Camp – A Student View

Camp started at 9 o’clock on a clear Monday morning in March, with two classes of excited students waiting for the bus. We set off for a  three hour bus trip down to Tautuku as the fun got underway. Everyone who went had a great time. 

Activities included kayaking on the estuary; abseiling; the awesome confidence course; team-building exercises; the many night walks and a campout – a night of burnt sausages and collapsed tents (some people need a big lesson in pitching tents). 

There were also extra activities for our free time, such as the flying fox and the climbing wall. The mud walk was definitely the highlight of camp for anyone who got in the mud pit – it made the four hour walk worthwhile!  The experience was enhanced by the rain we’d had every day of the week.  

Before it had started, Camp was over and it was everyone’s favorite time – cleaning up. A few hours of pain later we were packed and ready to return to school. Camp was definitely one of the highlights of the year and everyone had heaps of fun.

Matthew