Thursday, 9 March 2017

2. School Notices - Week 6, Term 1 2017

Learn to be happy with what you have instead of looking at what you don't have.
There will always be someone who will more or less that you have.
A person who is satisfied with what they have is the happiest person in the world.

You can find this quote on a short video clip which was shared at school this week called 'The Story of the Crow and the Peacock'. The video clip goes for 3 minutes.

The Story of the Crow and the Peacock

Altar Servers
Saturday 11th March - Indya Cunningham, Molly Whittaker and Max Fatafehi
Sunday 12th March - Henry Robinson and Morgan Baillie

Birthday Greetings to:

Ofa Tokai, Nevaeh Aitcheson, Marconi Hausia, Royden Barbour, Payton Bartley, Kaliopeta Katoa and Thomas Miller.

Assembly (Kotuitui)

Next Friday 17th March, our assembly will start at 2.15 pm as we will be giving out swimming trophies and awarding the Yr 8 students their leadership badges.

ICAS Exams
A letter has gone home regarding the ICAS examinations and the entry fees and slips are due back to the office by Wednesday 22nd March.

Home & School Raffle
Tomorrow, Easter raffle tickets will be given to each family to sell.  Raffle donations can be left in a container outside the office and raffle books are due back by Tuesday 21st March.  The Home and School are also looking for volunteers to sell raffle tickets with the students at the supermarkets on Thursday 16th, Wednesday 22 and Wednesday 29th March.  It is only for an hour and for a good cause.  Please leave your name at the office.

Otago Athletic Championships
Last weekend 8 of our students who are members of the North Otago Athletics Club went down to Dunedin to compete in the Otago Athletic Championship competition.  Jacob Robinson had an exceptional meet with winning 7 of his races, Matthew & Michael Woodhouse, Hunter & Lewis Gough and Sebastian Spillane got seconds and thirds in their events.  All except two were selected for the Otago age group teams to compete at a triangular on the 26th March.  Jacob and Sebastian were awarded 1st and second place medals for the mini-multi points competition held over 2 Saturdays before Christmas. Congratulations to you all.

Pancake Day
On Tuesday, our Yr 8 students organised a Pancake Day for a fundraiser for Caritas  The students made 150 pancakes and sold them for $1.00 each to the rest of the school raising approximately $80.00.  They learnt how to work in a team environment and how to use the ingredients properly.  The Yr 8's all enjoyed the experience especially eating the 'rejected' pancakes.

Swimming Sports
Last Friday our school held the senior swimming sports at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre.  It was great to see so many children dress up in their house colours and support their fellow school mates.  Thank you very much to Miss Pope and Mrs Asi for organising the sports and to the large number of parents and St Kevin's students who helped out on the day. Swimming Trophies will be handed out at assembly next Friday 17th March at 2.15 pm. Good luck to the swimmers who are competing at the North Otago Swimming sports next Wednesday.  Please click the link to look at photos of the day. Swimming Photos 2017  Sorry there weren't many taken but the camera ran out of battery!!
We warmly welcome Pippa Campbell to our new entrants class this week.
Winter Sports
Team names have been given to the Parent Rep for each code and when the teams have been named after trials etc, the lists will be printed on the notice board and put on the blog. Football, netball and rugby all start on the first Saturday after the school holidays with hockey, miniball and basketball being played during the week.

Community Notices
  • Parenting ToolBox - to be held on Tuesdays for 6 nights from 7.30 to 9.30 pm for 6 weeks starting Tuesday 21st March at Weston Community Church.  The Parenting Toolbox is running a middle years parenting programme designed for children aged 5 to 11 years.  Toolbox has something to offer everyone from practical strategies, inspiration, encouragement and insight.  Price is $75.00 per person and subsidies are available.  Enquiries to the church office on 434 7293.

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