Thursday, 10 March 2016

3. School Notices - Week 6, Term 1 2016

Altar Servers
Saturday 12th March - Elizabeth & Samuel Plieger, Matthew Gough and Isabella McNaught
Sunday 13th March - Stefanie & Sylvia Lavrijsen and Vince Vidallon

Birthday Greetings to:
Ofa Tokai, Nevaeh Aitcheson, Royden Barbour, Payton Bartley, Kaliopeta Katoa and Thomas Miller

A pair of black goggles and an eye glass cleaner pack has been handed into the office after yesterday's swimming sports.  Also there is a black Huawei phone that has not been claimed.

Home and School
Food Fair - Many thanks to everyone who helped plan, prepare, run and clean up for the Food Fair.  It was another fabulous day and the food was A M A Z I N G.  Thanks to Melissa Davison whose cry of 'there is still another 4 tickets to be sold for the cake stall' and to Mark Phillips who helped put the stalls together and all the cooks and co-ordinators for their yummy food.  Together we raised over $5500 and had a great day. (the exact amount will be known next week when we have everything in)  Photos of our Food Fair can be seen on another page on the blog.

Annual General Meeting - is on Thursday 17th March at 7.30 pm in the staff room.  We have Derek Beveridge as our guest speaker who will be talking about his role working with youth in the community.  If you would like to join the committee, please come to the meeting or just come along and see what it is all about.

Generic Permission Forms
There are still a large number of families who have not yet returned these permission forms for each child.  We need to have a copy of the permission form on file for each child.  Please return them to the office asap or get another form to complete.

ICAS Exam Forms for Yr 3-8
Please remember to return these forms back to the office by Wednesday 30th March.  The fees for these exams can be charged to your account.

Sam Burke has lost his new pair of black Spank goggles which has mirror reflective lens on it. He left them in the changing room after yesterday's swimming sports.  Please check your child's bag to see if they have been picked up by mistake and return them to the office.

Summer Sports Draw
The last day for cricket will be Saturday 19th March followed by a prize giving for each of the teams held at St Kevin's.
Saturday 12th March - 4th Grade - St Joseph's v Valley Blue at SKC 1
                                        5th Grade - St Joseph's v Valley at SKC Artificial 2

Swimming Sports
Thank you to Mrs Souness for organising another successful swimming sports where there was good competition between the swimmers and good vocal crowd support.  Thank you very much to the parents and students who helped with time keeping or doing other jobs which helped make the sports a success. The relays were closely contested and it was great to see Guzman come out on top for the first time in a number of years!!!  Overall house points will be tallied and the house shield along with the swimming trophies will be presented at Kotuitui next Friday at 2.30 pm.  Photos of the sports can be seen on another page on the blog. (Maybe the drought has gone for Guzman house !!!!)

North Otago swimming letters have been handed out today to the children who have qualified for the sports and they need to be returned to Mrs Souness by tomorrow so she can send the entries away. The North Otago swimming sports are held next Wednesday morning.  There will be a programme available for $2.00 and a bbq operating.

Touch Rugby
The draw was unavailable at the time the newsletter went to print.  Please check the notice board or the North Otago Touch Rugby Facebook page for details.

Walking n Wheeling Week
Well done to everyone who participated in last weeks 'Walk n Wheel Week'.
1st prize went to Yr 5 with 126 people over the week who walked, biked or scooted to school
2nd prize went to JLH2 with 114 people who walked n wheeled
3rd prize went to Yr 6 with 107 people who walked n wheeled
Congratulations to these classes!
Remember you don't need 'Walk n Wheel Week' to be active, you can walk, wheel or scooter any day of the week.

Winter Sports
Any child that has not signed up for a winter sport, please contact Mrs Souness as quickly as possible.  The sports on offer are basketball, football, hockey, mini ball, netball and rugby.

Community Notices
  • Kakanui School Big Beach Day - held on Saturday 19th March at Campbell's Bay.  It starts at 10.00 am and there will be a surf competition, beach dig, live music, food and drinks, market, spot prizes ...
  • The Victorian Farm Comes Alive at Totara Estate - on Sunday 3rd April from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the 1880's farm.  Adults cost $10, school-aged children cost $5 and pre-schoolers free.  Cash only.
  • An Evening with Nigel Latta - held at Waitaki Boys High School on Monday 4th April at 7.00 pm in the auditorium.  In this entertaining, thought provoking and informative show, Nigel will take the audience on a ride through the business of getting boys and girls all the way through to adolescence and beyond.  Tickets can be purchased from WBHS office  for $40 per person.

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