Thursday, 23 February 2017

3. School Notices - Week 4, Term 1 2017

Altar Servers
Saturday 25th February - Indya Cunningham and Bronson Bartlett
Sunday 26th February - Jonathan Jorgensen, Seth Bartley and Morgan Baillie

Birthday Greetings to:
William Moore and Jack O'Neill

Ash Wednesday Mass and Liturgy

Next Wednesday, children from Yrs 5-8 will be celebrating Ash Wednesday Mass at 9.15 am at the Basilica and there will be a Liturgy for the Yr 1-4 children in the hall after the Mass.  All parents are welcome.

Busy Bumbles After School Care and Holiday Programme
Sadly, Busy Bumbles is unable to continue offering After School and Holiday Care as it is not economically viable.  We have a few lovely children who are looking for after school home care, approximately a couple of hours a day.  Payment would be made.  Please contact Jocelyn Marsh at school if you would like more details.

Congratulations - Swimmers
Well done to our swimmers who went to the NZ Junior Swimming Festival last weekend. They all swam well and achieved personal best times and enjoyed the experience of the championships. Oamaru Swim Club which is one of the smaller swim clubs in the South Island was the top swim club on overall points.  Excellent work.  Congratulations to Elenoa Asi who got 5 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals and Morgan Baillie who got 2 gold, 1 silver and a bronze.
Goal Setting Meetings & Winter Sports Registration
Thanks to everyone who attended last night's meetings and it was wonderful to see a good turnout of parents. The next lot of meetings is on tonight with Miss Pope being there to register your child for winter sports. If you cannot make the parent meeting, please register your child's winter sport to the office by emailing
This year we have staff and parent/community liaisons for each sport code with the Sports Coordinator overseeing it.  The Sports Committee will be meeting in a couple of weeks to look at numbers and coaches for our teams.
Teacher Liaison
Parent/Community Coordinator
Football (soccer)
Mrs Frances-Rees
Ralph Davies
Miss Tangney
Paula Brien
Mrs Jones-Hogan
Justin Fowler
Miss Mulholland
Jo Cant
Miss Day
Rachel Fowler
Miss Gray
Katrina Miller
Mrs Jones-Hogan
Justin Fowler, Glynn Cameron
Miss Pope (sports coordinator)
Miss Pope

Kristiana Whiston has lost her named orange adidas swimming bag which contains her togs, towels and goggles at the pool yesterday.  Please check your child's swim bags, thank you.

Some of the Southern Steel netball team is coming to school next Monday and all girls who are wanting to play netball from years 5-8 are to bring their PE gear to school.

Sent By Christ Invitation
We are running the Sent By Christ programme as part of our Lenten journey towards Easter and would like to invite the school whanau to join us.  It will follow a format of four weekly meetings, each approximately an hour long and around four themes:
- Called - Loved - Forgiven - Sent
The meetings will be hosted in parishioners homes.  For further information, please see the display by the community notices in the school entrance or contact Jan Plieger on 437 0077 or Jocelyn Marsh on 434 8073. A flyer is attached to the email.

Summer Sports Draw
Cricket - Saturday 25th February - please check with your coach
Touch Rugby - Tuesday 28th February - please check the notice board or the North Otago Junior Touch Facebook page.

Swimming Sports 
At this stage we only have 2 adults who have volunteered to help with the senior swimming sports next Friday.  If we do not get our quota of time keepers, we will have to postpone our sports because all races have to be timed as we are required to send timed results away for the North Otago Swimming sports and also for our own championship trophy winners.  If you are able to help in any way please email Miss Pope at  A copy of the swimming letter is included on another page in the blog.

Uniform Shop
They sell football and rugby socks for $15 each.

We welcome Miss Olivia Pope as our new Sports Coordinator.

Yr 8 Vaccination Forms
These forms are to be returned to the office asap as the vaccinations start on March 21st.

Winter Coaching Courses
First coaching course is 'Selecting' from 6.00 to 8.00 pm this Friday 24th February upstairs at the North Otago netball courts.  It is a great course to attend if you about to take part in trials for the season.  Need a minimum of 5 coaches to attend for this to go ahead.   Other courses coming up are 'Attacking, Defending, Shooting and Back to Basics workshops.   Please register online at the following link.

Community Notices
  • Friendly Bay Family Fun Day - to be held this Sunday 26th February at Friendly Bay (weather permitting) from 12.00 am to 5.00 pm.  There will be a sandcastle competition, beach dig, beach flag races and a birdman competition.  There will be land and water inflatables as well as food stalls and live music.
  • Galleon Family Complex Children's Day - held at the Galleon on Sunday 5th March from 11.00 am.  There will be a sausage sizzle, face painting, kids fizzies and great bowling rates all day.

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