Thursday, 16 March 2017

3. School Notices - Week 7, Term 1 2017

Altar Servers
Saturday 18th March - Elenoa Asi and Samuel Plieger
Sunday 19th March - Molly-May Mestrom, Arthur Cartlidge and Jonathan Jorgensen

Birthday Greetings to:

Folau Tu'akoi, Ash McFarlane and Aria Owen-O'Connell

Dropping Students off at St Kevin's College
It is getting very traffic congested around the area where the school buses park.  This is a busy thoroughfare for students walking to class upon arrival at school.  We encourage parents and caregivers to drop students at the Redcastle Road or Taward Street entrances or over by the gym.  Please do not stop on the drive in the car parking area to let students out ... it stops the flow of vehicles and may cause an accident.

Empty Colgate Products

The school is still collecting empty Colgate products like toothbrushes, toothpaste boxes and anything with the Colgate brand on it as part of a recycling drive.  Please bring them to the office.

Next week there will be forms sent home for Caregiver details, Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) and Cyber Safety Use forms.  It is important that you check and complete these forms and return them to the school office.

A watch has been handed into the office which was found in the playground.  Please claim it if it is yours.

ICAS Exams
Entries and fees are due to the school office by Wednesday 22nd March.  The dates of the exams are as follows:
-  Digital Technologies - Tuesday 23rd May
-  Science - Tuesday 30th May
-  Spelling - Wednesday 14th June
-  English - Tuesday 1st August
-  Mathematics - Tuesday 15th August

Pet Day
There is still time to let the school know if you want to bring your pet to school next Friday morning from 9.00 to 11.00 am.  The day will start off with a pet liturgy, followed by a parade, dog obedience competition and having a look at the animals.  The smaller animals like cats will be in the hall with dogs and farm animals outside.

Netball trials - for Yr 6/7/8 tomorrow at lunchtime.  Don't forget your sport shoes
Swimming Trophies - awarded at assembly tomorrow at 2.15 pm
Yr 8 Leadership badges - awarded at assembly tomorrow at 2.15 pm
Home & School raffles and donations - are due in next Tuesday and the donations basket is looking a bit low on it.  If you have not yet donated an item, please do.
ICAS Entries - and money are due back next Wednesday
Scholastic Book Club Orders - due back next Wednesday

Rippa Rugby Teams
These teams will be notified in next weeks blog.  Please return your permission slips and rugby registration forms to the office.

School Mass
There will be NO school Mass next Thursday due to Fr Wayne being away.

Spare Mobile Phones
We are still collecting old mobile phones which will be sent away as a fundraiser for Starship hospital.  If you have any unused phones laying around at home in drawers, please bring them to the office.

Sport Information
Basketball - Basketball Otago are holding a referee training tonight at 3.45 pm at the WBHS gym.  All students and adults who want to referee this year or have been refereeing at Kiwihoops/Sec School level would benefit from this training.

Hockey - North Otago Hockey presents Mr Mark Kake who is a former Mens Black Stick and NZ Representative player to the North Otago Hockey Turf to deliver training sessions to our hockey coaches of all levels.  Whether you have been coaching for a few years or have never coached hockey in your life, primary intermediate, high school or club - teachers, parents, coaches.  These sessions are for you.  Next session is tomorrow night Friday 17th March from 3.30 pm onwards in hour long sessions.  For more information contact Kiri at North Otago Hockey on 027 782 1975 or email

St Patrick's Day
Tomorrow is St Patrick's Day and to celebrate the children come to school in their uniform and can wear something green.

Young Vinnies
Are back in action and would like some help from our school community.  If you have any games especially one-on-one games or any that are good to use with a crowd, please bring to school and deliver to the school office.  Thank you, Jocelyn Marsh, Molly, Seth, Ash (YV Coordinators)

Community Notices
  • Galleon Easter Bunny Tournament - runs to Sunday 9th April.  A great family fun bowling tournament with great prizes up for grabs.  Major Prize is a $300 family hamper with additional prizes like fuel vouchers, chocolates and more. Call in and see the team for more information.

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