Thursday, 27 July 2017

4. School Notices - Week 1, Term 3 2017


Altar Servers
Saturday 29th July - Joshua Criddle, Mariah Cunningham, Krisitana Whiston and Madison Jones
Sunday 30th July - Henry Robinson, Daniel and Jonathan Jorgensen

Birthday Greetings to:
Vince Vidallon, Elise Hedlund and Ally-May Rawson

Basketball -  Congratulations to Hotili Asi, Max Fatafehi, Campbell Fowler and Taine Dyson who made the North Otago Boys U14 Basketball Team.  Tomorrow, Hotili, Max and Campbell travel to Gore to play in the U13 Otago Pre-Season tournament.  Good luck for your games.   Taine Dyson was absent when the photo was taken.

Molly Whittaker

Congratulations to Molly Whittaker who received the Sir Peter Blake Trust Young Leaders Award at assembly last term.  Sir Peter Blake believed in the incredible potential of young kiwis to achieve great things.  He knew that by inspiring leaders of any age could be found in every corner of New Zealand. Sir Peter showed all of us there are leaders and there are dreamers.  Leaders make things happen and Dreamers have a vision.  The truly special people do both. In that spirit and in partnership with Westpac, this award is offered each year to a Year 5-8 student in every NZ primary and intermediate school during Leadership Week.
Molly received this award for her exceptional leadership, using her initiative, working well and communicating with her peers and teachers and not being afraid of a hard task and getting stuck in and all with a great attitude. Molly received a pair of 'lucky red socks', a medal, badge and certificate from Colleen Newberry from Westpac.

Molly also entered an Otago Museum Capture Science photography competition which was open to anyone in Otago including adults.  She won the inaugural spot prize for her picture of a rusty chain and the judges were very impressed that no-one had taken a photo like this before.

A soft and cuddly toy has been handed into the office.  Please come and claim it if it is yours.

Reminders for this week
Friday 28th July - Football Skills day and Low Key Family Learning Hui
Monday 31 July - Dyslexia Programme and First Holy Communion meeting
Tuesday 1st August - ICAS English Exam, Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme and Current Yrs 2-5 Classes for 2018 meeting

Scholastic Book Club
Orders are due back to the office by Wednesday 9th August. You can only pay for an order by cash if you are paying it through school otherwise if you want to pay by credit card you have pay it through the Scholastic Book Club website.  You have to register first by going to Parents will receive plenty of additional bonus book opportunities throughout the year if you pay through the Scholastic Book Club Loop.

School Cross Country
Our school cross country will be held on Tuesday 8th August for all year levels at the Oamaru Racecourse.  More information will be available in next week's blog.

School Jackets
All new style school jackets will now cost $57.50 each.

School Pies
The Home & School are continuing with the Wednesday pie and milo days for this term.

Singing Cup 2017
Kia Ora all Year 5,6,7, & 8 students and whanau
This year's Singing Cup is going to continue to promote our talents in singing as well as hold the prestige that was shown at last year's finals!  We encourage all year 5-8 students to audition.  There are house points for all entries.  Auditions are on Wednesday 23rd August during school time.

Students will choose from the song list below and sing one verse and one chorus.  This year we are modifying the Duet competition to also include groups of 3-6 participants.  Auditions for Duets/Groups need to be able to present their song choice with harmony.  Duets/Groups can be mixed boy/girl and mixed houses.  Song choices for auditions are:

Soloist                                                          Duet/Group
1.  Gifts                                                         1.  Te Aroha
2.  Hold My Hands                                       2.  Holy Groun
3.  Walk Humbly with God

Finalists may choose their own song and accompanist.  Backing tracks may be used but they must only be instrumental.  A TIME LIMIT of 3 minutes is required.  Finals will be held on Wednesday 20th September in our school hall starting at 9.15 am sharp with house choirs for Yrs 4-8 and finalist winners performing later that night at St Kevin's College which is to be confirmed.

The judges have the following marking criteria:

-  tune   -  volume   -  diction   -  timing   -  presentation
We are looking for 'excellence' and participation and look forward to the final results.
Kind regards - Mrs Brookes and Mrs Frances-Rees

Welcoming Mass
This Mass has been postponed from Sunday 30th July to a date in November.

Community Notices
  • Fun with Manderin - children and youth classes is an interactive and engaging language programme for children between the ages of 3-12 years old.  Start date Sunday 30th July at St Kevin's College Confucius classroom.  Classes start from 2.00 to 3.00 pm and cost $30 per term.  Adult manderin classes start Wednesday 28 July from 7.00 to 8.30 pm and cost $50 per term.
  • Oamaru Library Free Event - Kath Bee is a children's entertainer and author who is coming to the Oamaru library on Saturday 5th August.  
  • Girls Only Football Session - The one hour session will include fun games and activities to help develop current female footballers skills on Thursday 3rd August from 3.45 to 4.45 pm for girls between 7 and 12 years from any club or school.  It will be held at Awamoa Park and costs nothing.  For further information and to register, please contact Twyla on 027 251 4234.

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