Saturday 3rd November - Joshua & Lachie Criddle, Indya Cunningham & Mariah Cunningham
Sunday 4th November - Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom and Seth Bartley
Saturday 10th November - Halalova & Elenoa Asi, Madison & Cooper Jones and Annalise Kilgour
Sunday 11th November - Daniel & Jonathan Jorgensen, Morgan Baillie, Ivy-Belle Mestrom and Serah Staju
Birthday Greetings for the next two weeks:
Elias Fraser, John Orillo, Paolo Mordeno, Aedrick Perez, James & Luke Bremner, Ruby Wickham and Larnik Vincent.
Athletics for the whole school
Athletics Day for Seniors and Juniors 2018
Our whole school athletics is on Wednesday 14th November at Whitestone Contracting Stadium/Centennial Park and we are combining it with Oamaru North School.
Children are to meet at Centennial Park at 8.50 am in the grandstand in their classes and are to be collected from Centennial Park at 3.00 pm when the athletics are finished. Junior school children aged 5-7 years will finish about 1.45 pm and can be collected to take home. All the other children will be supervised till 3.00 pm. Please notify your child’s teacher beforehand if you intend to take your child early or if they are staying till 3.00 pm. Children will not be allowed to leave the grounds at any stage until it is time for them to go.
Bus children – In the morning, all bus children will be dropped off at St Joseph’s and they will catch a shuttle bus out to the grounds provided by Ritchies. This bus will leave at 8.40 am on Usk Street and a teacher will ensure your child catches this bus. In the afternoon, there will be two buses collecting the children at 3.10 pm outside the main entrance to Centennial Park. Darryl the town bus driver will collect the town bus children and the Kakanui shuttle bus will collect the country children and take them to Waitaki Boys High School via St Kevin’s so they can catch their respective buses. Please let me know if your child is catching either the morning or afternoon bus or both so we can have a list of bus children on that day.
Parent/Older Sibling Helpers – we still need at least 8-9 parent helpers and thank you to the 8 people who have already offered. If you can do even a half day, it would be appreciated. We need more people this year as the whole school is operating all at once.
Children are to wear their school PE gear including sport shoes and bring the following items:
· SUN HAT – very important
· Track pants, school jacket, school polar fleece, thermal, warm clothes (if cold) and school bag
· Water bottles x 2 in plastic containers
· Enough food and snacks to last the whole day
Please do not bring any glassware, energy or fizzy drinks.
The day will start at 9.00 am with a prayer, the roll will be taken and the children notified of what is expected during the day. We expect all children to be at the grounds by 8.50 am in order for our first rotation to start at 9.20 am. The rotations should be finished by 2.45 pm followed by tidying up the grounds and a final thank you. Children will be ready to leave by 3.00 pm.
The day will consist of the junior and senior children running their events simultaneously apart from the sprints and relays which will be run at the same time. A bell will indicate the change of events and to move on to the next rotation. The relays will be run at the end of the junior rotations.
Children will run in their age groups from 8 years old as of 1st October 2018 and the juniors from 5-7 years will run in their made up colour groups.
If it is raining, our postponement day is Friday 16th November. You will be notified by 7.30 am if it is postponed by Facebook and email and it will be school as usual.
Students that qualify for North Otago Athletics on Monday 26th November will receive information about this.
Anyone wishing to attend Otago Primary Schools athletics please let me know.
The programme of events and times will be given to you nearer the time once we have confirmation of helpers from both schools.
Any questions about this day, please contact me.
Paula Brien, Sports Co-ordinator, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another successful book fair is on this week and we would like to thank our wonderful parent helpers who have offered to help at the book fair. To end our fabulous Book Fair Week, we will be having a dress up Book Character day on Friday 3rd November. Please send your child to school dressed up as one of their favourite book characters. We will begin the day together with prayers outside (weather permitting) and have a parade around the netball courts followed by a whole school photo - you are welcome to join us.
Annalise Kilgour sat her NZ Speech Board Grade 5, module 2 exam last week and got Merit Plus. Well done Annalise, keep up the great work.
Next Tuesday our Yr 5/6 class is participating in the North Otago primary school cricket festival being held at Centennial Park. We still require 2-3 more adults to manage a team of 6-7 children in each team. If anyone has older high school siblings or grandparents that could help out, we would appreciate any help. We have enough help with transport. Mrs Asi will be the contact person for this festival.
End of Year Trophies
Any families that have trophies presented to them at our 2017 end of year prize giving, please return them to the school office.
A very big thank you to the Home & School Committee for organising a very successful Food Fair last Sunday. It was wonderful to see so many people there and tasty food being offered.
The Home and School would like to thank everyone from the school community that attended the Food Fair and the wonderful people that helped their committee set up and run the event. Based on plate sales and cake wheel sales, proceeds are up on last year. An extra 140 plates of food and cake sales were sold. Below is some photos of the day.
Pita Pit Lunches
We have received no feedback regarding the Pita Pit lunches from last weeks school newsletter so we are including the information again this week.
Pita Pit Oamaru
Would like the opportunity to have their healthy and delicious pitas delivered to our school as part of a healthy lunch option. They would have a designated day for the lunch orders and we would still have Subway lunch orders on a Friday.
With Pita Pit you do not give your orders to school as you order and pay for them online and they are delivered to school on the designated day. Our school will not be involved with the ordering of the lunches nor can we send in late order lunches.
We are seeking feedback as to whether you will use this second lunch option so please contact the office if you are interested by next week. The menu also caters for gluten and dairy free diets.
Main: Free range chicken, free farmed ham, roast beef and Falafei cost $5.20 each
Garden veggie costs $4.70
All pitas come with a choice of plain or wholemeal bread and come with a choice of up to three fillings.
Sides: Cookie baked chocolate candy 60g is $2.10
Drinks: Charlies 600 ml spring water and 200 ml apple juice, black currant and apple juice is $2.10
Combo: Candy cookie and 600 ml water is $3.65
Candy cookie and black currant apple juice is $3.65
Friday 2nd - Book Character Dress Up Day
- No Subway lunches
- School photos due back
- Book Fair finishes
- Slime sales
Saturday 3rd - Superstar Cricket Academy starts
Monday 5th - Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Tuesday 6th - Cricket Festival for Yr 5/6 class
Thursday 8th - Yr 4/5 class to Whitestone City
Friday 9th - School newsletter out instead of Thursday
This week Constable Hamilton has been teaching some of our Yr 7 students on how to become road patrol leaders for next year. Anthony Chen and Cooper Jones were learning the ropes.
Will be emailed out this week.
Please note due to the national teacher's strike happening on Thursday 15th November, our school will be closed all day. This is to give you advance notice to arrange child care.
All school photo orders have to be in by Friday as they are being taken to Fotographix on Monday.
Athena and Indya have about 80 containers of slime to sell this Friday after school from 3.05 to 3.15 pm outside by the Yr 4/5 class. Each slime sells for $6.00 each with a donation going to Caritas.
The cricket and touch draws will be emailed out to you next week. They will not be in a newsletter.
There will be no Subway lunches this Friday 2nd November due to it being National Hunger Day and Subway are promoting buy one roll and get one free so they will be too busy to do our school lunches. Subway will resume again on Friday 9th November.
There is no Technology on Monday 19th November for the Yr 7 class as St Kevin's have teachers away on that day.
- Christmas Craft Workshops - at Light house art studio. End of this month for children and adults. See Facebook/lighhouseart or phone Catherine on 027 901 2347 for details.