Thursday 16 February 2017

3. School Notices - Week 3, Term 1 2017

Altar Servers
Saturday 18th February - Elenoa Asi, Molly Whittaker and Max Fatafehi
Sunday 19th February - Molly-May Mestrom, Hana & Zara Davies and Arthur Cartlidge

Birthday Greetings to:
Morgan Williams and Johannes Roos

Commissioning Mass
Last Friday, St Joseph's and St Kevin's celebrated the Commissioning Mass for all teachers of both schools at St Kevin's.  The Mass commissions the teachers to spread the good news of the gospel throughout the year to their students.

Goal Setting Interviews & Winter Sports Registration
Goal Setting Meetings - These will be held next Wednesday and Thursday from 3.15 to 8.00 pm in the school hall.  To make a booking go to to book a time for you and your child.  The code is bab6y.  Please contact the office if you would like us to arrange an interview time for you.

Winter Sports RegistrationMiss Pope (Sports Coordinator) will be available to discuss and register your children for winter sports during these meetings. If anyone is interested in coaching a team this year, please contact Miss Pope on asap so that coaches and practices can be sorted before the Goal Setting meetings.  This applies to all codes.

Good Luck
This weekend we have 5 swimmers who are competing in the NZ Junior Swimming Festival - Makos Zone (South Island) in Timaru.  They are swimming Friday, Saturday and Sunday and are competing against the best of the South Island swimmers from U10 to 12 years which you had to qualify for. Simultaneously there are 3 zones in the North Island racing at the same time and the swimmers times will be measured against their North Island counterparts.  Good luck to Elenoa Asi, Molly Whittaker, Corbin Fraser, Taine Dyson and Morgan Baillie who are swimming between 6 and 13 races each with some swimming in relays.
Lost Clothing
Please check your child's clothing to see if they have picked up anyone else's jackets, pe gear or jerseys as the Bartley family are missing these items.  Please hand them into the office if you have any of them.

Netball Players - Southern Steel Netball Players are in Town
There is a training for any Yr 1-8 netball players at the Waitaki Rec Centre on Sunday 26th February from 1.00 to 3.00 pm with registrations at 12.50 pm and a coaches workshop which is open to any coach from 1.00 to 3.00 pm. The Southern Steel are having a team training at the Rec Centre on Saturday 25th February from 1.00 to 3.00 pm for anyone wishing to see them train and on Sunday 26th February from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm the Steel play against the Beko Team.

Oamaru Public Library
Is closing temporarily from 1st March to 26th March and opening on Monday 27th March.

Home & School - have their AGM next Tuesday at 7.00 in the staff room. Would love to see you there.
Scholastic Book Club - orders in by Wednesday 22nd February

Senior School Swimming Sports
Our senior school swimming sports for Yrs 4-8 will be held on Friday 3rd March in the morning at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre.  If you are available to help with timekeeping, please let Miss Pope know by emailing her at  A swimming letter regarding these sports will be in next weeks blog.

Summer Sports Draw

Cricket - the draw was unavailable at the time the newsletter went to print.  Please check with your coach to see where you play.
Touch Rugby - the draw was unavailable at the time the newsletter went to print.  Please check the school notice board for the draw or click the  North Otago Junior Touch Facebook Page

Tug of War - Intermediate Reward
There was lots of yelling, slipping and sliding out on the grass today as the Intermediate hub had games of Tug-of-War against each other.  Fair play was the winner today.

Community Notices
  • Waitaki Newcomers Network - Have you moved here from another part of NZ or from overseas?  If so, you may like to connect with the Waitaki Newcomers Network.  They will assist you with your settlement and help you meet other people who are also new to town.   Contact Christine on 027 242 8643 or 434 7544.  Friendly assistance is only a phone call away.
  • Weston School Out of Hours Music and Art Classes - this is open to all North Otago children aged 8-12 years hosted by Weston School.  They offer saxophone, clarinet, guitar, drums, trumpet and art classes.  For further information and enrolments, email or phone the Weston School office on 434 5445.

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