Thursday, 22 October 2015

3. School Notices - Week 2, Term 4 2015

Altar Servers
Saturday 24th October - Elizabeth, Nicolas & Samuel Plieger, Matthew Gough and Isabella McNaught
Sunday 25th October - Ellie Jorgensen, Stefanie & Sylvia Lavrijsen and Joel Kunnethedan

Birthday Greetings to:

Seth Sinclair, Shakyla Meikle, Ngaire McDougall and Taine Stewart-Cooper

Mufti Day

Image result for all black teamWorld Cup mufti day is this Friday 23rd October.  Children can come dressed in colours to represent participating countries.  Mufti day donation costs $2 and goes towards fundraising for our new basketball/netball hoop.  Thanks to Tegan Souness and Emily Hayman for organising these wonderful prizes donated by our generous North Otago community.  Every $2 donation will enter your child into the draw for a prize.  They can enter as many times as they like.  Special thanks to Sutherlands (All Black Jersey), Ali Brosnan Family Hair Care, MacDonalds, Farmlands Co-operative, Top Flite, Dick Smith, Unique Skin and Beauty, Oamaru Pharmacy, The Warehouse, Sports & Outdoors for their wonderful prizes.  Please pay the $2 to your classroom teacher.

Scholastic Book Club

The orders for the book club are due on Friday 30th October.  Please note this is the last book club for the year and new orders will start again next year.

Thai Takeaways

There will be no Thai lunches available on Wednesday 28th October as the restaurant is closed for the week.

St Joseph's senior school will be holding their Athletics Day on Tuesday 3rd November for the whole day (children who are 8 or older on 1st October are involved).  We need to run this event safely and adequately and would really appreciate some help with the rotations.  There is no need to be an expert and it will be a good chance to watch the children in action.  If you can help, please email Mrs Souness at

The programme for the day is as follows:
9.05 am     Assemble on courts
9.20 am     Rotation 1
10.00 am   Rotation 2
10.40 am   Break - drink and morning tea and then straight to next rotation
11.00 am   Rotation 3
11.40 am   Rotation 4
12.20 pm   LUNCH
1.00 pm     Rotation 5
1.40 pm     Rotation 6
2.20 pm     Afternoon break

A bell will indicate change of events.  Children need to come to school in their sports gear and have a warm jersey or jacket, longs, sun hat, sunscreen on and a water bottle.  Students that qualify for the North Otago Athletics will receive information about this.

In an attempt to get more children (including girls) playing cricket, there will be 3 different grades this year.
1.  Super Star Cricket - aimed at Yr 1-3 children
     -  plastic bat and ball
     -  held at Weston Park on Thursdays at either 4.00 or 4.30 pm and will go for an hour
     -  will be 8 aside
     -  Mr Fowler is happy to coach this team and will drive the children out to Weston if they need a
     -  Starting day is Thursday 29th October.

2.  5th Grade - aimed at Yr 4-6 children
     -  20/20 cricket
     -  playing Saturday mornings
     -  8 aside
     -  wooden bat and composite ball
     -  training on Wednesdays at 3.30 pm at St Kevin's
     -  Mr Fowler is happy to coach this team
     -  Starting day is Saturday is 31st October

3.  4th Grade - aimed at Yr 7-8 children
     -  25 overs an innings
     -  playing Saturday mornings
     -  10/11 aside
     -  wooden bat and cricket ball
     -  Glyn Cameron is happy to coach this team
     -  training on Wednesdays at 3.30 pm at St Kevin's
     -  Starting day is Saturday is 31st October

Mr Fowler is overseeing the cricket and would like to put the children in a team based on their age in an attempt to get more children playing with their friends if possible. The Super Star cricket requires another 4-5 players, the 5th Grade requires another 2-3 players and the 4th Grade requires another 3-4 players.  Please let Mrs Souness know if your child is interested in playing cricket this term.

 Community Notices

  • Calling All Old Mobile Phones - it's that time again to rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes and bring into school any unwanted mobile phones you may have at home.  It is estimated that each year, up to three million phones become obsolete in NZ, of those only 2% are recycled.  Phones collected help our school gain valuable rewards and the environment benefits as well as keeping our landfills free of mobile phones and their array of hazardous toxic substances.  Please drop any unwanted mobile phones you may have in the collection box in the school office.
  • Kakanui School Quiz Night - Thursday 29th October at 7.00 pm at Purtons Cafe & Bar, Maheno.  $30 per team and maximum 6 in a team.  Register your team in advance and get a mystery prize - phone Kakanui school office on 439 5837 now!
  • Fenwick School Gala - Friday 30th October from 5.00 to 7.00 pm.  Delicious hot food, cake stall, cafe, games, garage sale, books, toys, inflatables, pony rides and hot rods.
  • Give Softball A Go - from t-ball for the kids to softball for the adults.  Come along and give it a go on Wednesday 28th October and Wednesday 4th November from 6.00 pm onwards at Whitestone Centennial Park.  Check us out on Facebook!
  • Ardgowan School Gardens & Interiors - Sunday 8th November from 12.30 to 4.30 pm. View 8 homes and gardens and a sculpture display.  $15 per ticket which includes afternoon tea at Ardgowan School.  Raffles and a plant stall will also be available.  The event will be held wet or fine.  We request no young children please - treat yourself.  Tickets available from Ardgowan school office, Mitre 10, Paper Plus, Oamaru Landscape Supplies and North End Pharmacy.
  • Big Wheels Day - Sunday 8th November at the Oamaru Racecourse from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Come ride on or explore in some awesome Big Wheels like a fire truck, digger, concrete truck, spreader, police car, ambulance, stock truck and much more.  A family fun day out including face painting, sausage sizzle, coffee and free bouncy castle.  All rides are $2 per child and adults ride for free with their child.  Eftpos available and gold coin donation on entry.  Run by the Weston Playcentre.
  • Victorian Fete -  Sunday 15th November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in the Victorian Precinct.
  • Get Fit for Summer - fit for life! - just starting out or already active? Whatever your level, join one of our programmes to get fit, healthy and strong.  Join us at the Waitaki Recreation Centre at 9.00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or evenings at 5.30 pm. Phone 434 6932 or email 

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