Thursday, 28 September 2017

3. School Notices - Week 10, Term 3 2017


Haera taka mua,
taka muri; 
kaua e whai. 

Be a leader,
not a follower.

Altar Servers
Saturday 30th September - Paddy & Sebastian Spillane, Sam Asi and Max Fatafehi
Sunday 1st October - Molly-May Mestrom, Morgan Baillie, Hana Davies & Seth Bartley
Saturday 7th October - Kristiana Whiston, Nye Jones-Hogan, Samuel Plieger & Michael Woodhouse
Sunday 8th October - Daniel & Jonathan Jorgensen and Henry Robinson
Saturday 14th October - Elenoa Asi, Joshua Criddle and Bronson Bartlett
Sunday 15th October - Anika Winders and Seth Bartley

Birthday Greetings to
Ava Harrower, Ziah Rollan, Xiao Li, Adriana & Iverson Wylie-Taukolo, Jonathan Paton, Kenton Tokai, David Kilgour, Paige Geypen, Ayla Vincent, Ashlyn Marshall, Analiese Whiston, Troy Chikowore, Liam Lindsay, Mia Catalan-Gomez, Mariah Cunningham, Corbin Fraser, Lavina Ma, Ethan Rathgen and Paddy Spillane

Home and School News
Food Fair - the Home and School urgently require gazebos, deep fryers and helpers for their Food Fair on Sunday 29th October which opens at 10.30 am with stalls opening at 11.00 am. The cake wheel still needs 21 cakes/slices to be made so please put your name on the list outside the office.  Please contact Rebecca Heffernan on 027 432 4056 or email on

Pies and Milo - this week was the last week that the Home and School were coordinating the pies and milo as it was only been done in the winter terms.  Thank you to the parents and Mrs Marsh for helping make this a tasty treat on a Wednesday.

Lost Property
We have a huge collection of lost property by the sports notice board.  Please have a look through and collect your belongings.


Monday 16 - school starts for term 4 in summer uniform
Tuesday 17 - school photos and touch rugby starts
Wednesday 18 - HPV vaccination for Yr 8 girls
Friday 20 - Technology for Yr 7 & 8

School Photos
We are having our school photos on Tuesday 17th October (first Tuesday back) in their summer uniforms.  Family photos will be taken from 8.15 am to 9.00 am in the hall or the junior school playground. Class photos will be taken from 9.00 am.

It has sprouted and is looking good.
School Garden
It has been a productive term giving the garden a good weed and starting to plant out for spring.  New entrants made a great job of planting garlic.
Lots of 'little gardens' have been kindly donated by Northside New World and parents.  Students have taken them home to join in on a competition to upload a photo of their seedling being finally planted out with lots of spot prizes for best seedlings.  I will post more details next term.  This week students will plant out lots of organic seedlings donated by the Waitaki  Community Gardens.  If you would like to volunteer to work in our school garden or water the garden over the holidays, contact Bianca (School Gardens Coordinator) on 021 268 4063.

Year 4's try their sage herbal honey which they made.  It has been in their sunny window brewing away and they mixed it up and tried.  Yummy was the consensus.  Year 4's also made a beeswax and marigold oil balm which they got to take home.

Summer Sports
Touch Rugby - There is a notice further down the blog regarding touch.

Cricket - Mrs Brien has collected names of children who wish to play cricket next term for school from Yr 1 to Yr 7.  Further information will follow. Cricket competition starts after Labour Weekend.

Swimming Registrations
The Waitaki Aquatic Centre are taking registrations for term 4 swimming.  You can go in or give them a ring to enrol for term 4.  If your child has had two or more terms off swimming they will need to have an in the water assessment.  Please ring them to make an appointment to have your child/children assessed.  They are also looking for 'Swim Instructors and Life Guards' and they can call in and see them to pick up an application form or give Kerry or Mark a ring on 433 0410 or email Kerry at

Uniform Shop
Mrs Whiston will open the Uniform Shop on Monday 16th October at 8.30 am.

We warmly welcome back Jayla Strong to our Yr 5 class.

Community Notices
  • Rainbow Run Sport Waitaki are holding the Rainbow Run again this year on Saturday 14th October at Oamaru Racecourse at 10.30 am.  The course is 5 km with shorter options.  You can run or walk it.  Balance bikes and prams can go on the course at your own risk but sorry no dogs.  The colour powder used can wash off clothes and bodies easily.  Individuals cost $10, Family (2 adults and 2 children) cost $30, extra children $5.
  • America's Cup Carnival - Sunday 15th October hosted by the North Otago Yacht and Power Boat Club.  Starts at 1.00 pm with free entry.  Meet and Greet with the Cup and members from the team from 5.00 to 7.00 pm.  There is kids fishing competition, food stalls, competitions, entertainment, free train running all afternoon from Scotts Brewery.

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