Thursday, 4 May 2017

3. School Notices - Week 1, Term 2 2017

Altar Servers
Saturday 6th May - Indya Cunningham, Annalise Kilgour and Samuel Plieger
Sunday 7th May - Seth Bartley, Henry Robinson and Molly-May Mestrom

Birthday Greetings to:
Cameron Aston, Hannah Miller, Bridie McGeown and Satua Paongo

Caregiver Contact List and Education Outside the Classroom Form
It is important that we receive the information on these forms, so we can update our records.  There is over 50 families who have not returned these forms so please complete them and hand them back to the school office immediately.  

Dental Care (Community Oral Health Service)
Children from birth to the end of Year 8 are entitled to free basic dental care at the Community Oral Health fixed clinic at Torridge Street, Oamaru.  The service is run by appointment only.  We would like parents/guardians to attend all appointments with their child as Dental Therapists provide parents with valuable advice to support their children's good oral health.  If your child is already enrolled with the Service, they will contact you to make an appointment.  If your child is not enrolled, you are unsure or new to the area, please call Otago on 0800 672 543

Home & School News
Disco - On Friday 26th May, the Home and School are organising a Wacky Hair Disco to be held in the school hall.  Yrs 1-4 is from 6.00 to 7.30 and Yrs 5-8 from 7.00 to 8.30 pm.  It costs $3.00 which includes entry, drink and glow stick.  We need parents to help with this night.  Please contact Megan Phillips on 027 437 1479 if you can help out in any way.

Pies and Milo - The Home & School would like to offer Milo on a Wednesday lunchtime starting Wednesday 10th May during the winter.  On this day, children are invited to bring a pie or similar to put in the pie warmer.  Food needs to be wrapped in foil or in a pie package and have your child's name written on it.  Please put your named pies in the box outside the office.   Milo costs 50 cents (correct change please) and children need to bring their own non-breakable mug.  This is to be handed to the parent help in the hall when you get your milo at lunch time.

Junior Swimming Lessons for Yrs 1-3
Our swimming lesson dates are all in June and the days are Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Monday 19th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd.  We want the children to get the maximum benefit of their swimming instruction time and have instruction tailored to their needs.  So we have opted to limit our junior swimming to 6 high quality instruction sessions.  All the children would benefit further from follow up time at the pool with their families to give them a chance to practice new skills.

School Ties
This is a care instruction of washing our school ties which may have been missed with the issue of new ties.  Please do not machine wash.  Ties are made on a bias so will not tolerate machine washing.  If washed this way, guarantee will be void.  The fabric is a very close weave so a gentle sponge with a clean wet cloth is usually all that is needed.  Fore more difficult stains, a mild cleaning agent on a wet cloth with remove most marks.  Dry in a warm position (never tumble dry)

Scholastic Book Club
All orders are due in by Friday 19th May.

St Kevin's Open Day and Evening
A reminder about the Open Day and Evening for all Yr 6,7 & 8 parents is on Thursday 11th May at St Kevin's College. Principal's Welcome is at 1.00 and 7.00 pm.

Speech and Drama Classes
Giant Leaps Speech and Drama hold classes at St Joseph's school during the day.  There is programmes for all ages and abilities.  For further information go to the website on or phone 0800 4 SPEECH

Thai Lunches - updated school lunch menu
During the holidays the Thai restaurant increased their school lunch prices from $5.00 to 10.00 per lunch.  Thai lunches are available on a Tuesday and orders are to be given to the office by 9.00 am. The menu has also changed and the options are:
K1 - Chicken Fried Rice - jasmine rice stir-fried with egg, chicken, onion, carrot and broccoli
K2 - Fried Pork with rice - fried marinated pork and cucumber with jasmine rice and tomato sauce
K3 - Crumbed Chicken with satay sauce on rice - crumbed chicken with broccoli on rice top with satay sauce
K4 - Egg noodle stir fried with chicken - stir fried egg noodle, carrot and broccoli and chicken with soy sauce flavour

We warmly welcome 3 new children to our school this week, Cooper van Rooy and Milly Fogarty to the new entrants class and Xanthe Clarke to Yr 3.  Absent from the photo is Milly Fogarty.

Winter Sports Draw and Code of Conduct
Please see the sports draw on another page in the blog and on the school notice board.

Youth Town After School Care
Is offering 5 days free for this term.  Phone 027 406 7013 for more information.

Community Notices
  • Women in Business Free Seminar - the Oamaru ANZ branch is holding this great free seminar on Tuesday 9th May from 5.30 to 8.30 pm at The Manor Estate (The Homestead), 140 Perth Street, Oamaru.  This is an invitation to Women in Business - Networking and free business training to help you run your business more efficiently and profitability.  Registrations need to be into Sue Lawrence at ANZ by 5th May or email or register online to Register
  • Joy Cowley Events - Saturday 6th May will be leading a one day retreat at Eveline Church beginning with worship at 9.30 am
  • White Sunday - On Sunday 7th May, there is a community special service on what is Tongan White Sunday to celebrate all the children and young people of North Otago in their diversity.  Joy Cowley will be the guest preacher.  It will be held at 11.00 am at the Waitaki Girls High  School Auditorium and children are encouraged to come wearing their traditional costume.  Bring a plate of morning tea to share following worship.

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