Thursday, 6 September 2018

3. School Notices - Week 7, Term 3 2018

Altar Servers
Saturday 8th September - Joshua & Lachie Criddle, Indya Cunningham, Mariah Cunningham and Serah Staju
Sunday 9th September - Annalise Kilgour and Seth Bartley

Birthday Greetings to
None for this week

Daffodil Day Fundraiser
Sesilia Hausia & Hila'atu Leo
Last Friday we held a mufti day fundraiser for Daffodil Day and raised $258.00.  The staff also versed the Yr 8 students in their annual netball game which was a tightly contested and enjoyable game with the staff becoming eventual winners by 2 goals.

End of Winter Season Break Up
We are holding a prize giving afternoon where basketball, football, hockey, miniball, netball and rugby will be acknowledged. Coaches will talk about their season and present awards.  It will be held on Wednesday 12th September (due to some coaches being unavailable till then) in our school hall from 3.30 to 5.00 pm ish and we ask for each family to bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.  Children who were in the midget football and Yr 1/2 netball skills sessions are welcome. More information will be sent to coaches tomorrow.

Food Fair
The Home and School would like to remind everyone that they need to have their $10 family donation in by Tuesday 11th September.  So far we have 24 families of the 123 at our school that have given their $10.00.  This donation will cover our costs to buy the food to run this wonderful community event and all proceeds benefit every single child at our school.

The Home and School Committee has not asked for any other donations this year and would really appreciate your support so our small but ever growing committee of wonderful parents can make this event successful so all our children can enjoy the extra resources we are able to provide that are not covered in our school budget.  Think of this donation as an investment.  That $10 towards the costs of the Food Fair could easily turn into $100 for our children at school.

Please put your name down for the cake wheel as we need 50 cakes and only 18 have names.  It can be slices, biscuits or cakes.
North Otago Cross Country
On Monday we sent 22 runners to the North Otago Cross Country held at the Oamaru Race course.  A huge congratulations to Yr 5 Ben Gillies and Yr 8 Seb Spillane who won their races and to the others who finished in the top 10.  Well done.  All the children ran with purpose and resilience and Mrs Brien was very proud of them in the way that they never gave up and represented our school with pride.  A credit to their parents.  Thank you very much to Mrs Spillane and Mrs Whiston who offered to be marshals on the course for our school.

Monday 10 - winter sports uniforms due back
Tuesday 11 - food fair $10 donation due in
Wednesday 12 - scholastic book club orders due back and End of Winter Season prize giving at 3.30 pm

Summer Sports
Touch Rugby
We need confirmation if you are continuing or going to play touch rugby next term or if you are coaching whether you will carry on. At this stage, I have had 1 withdrawal and 3 new players so please let me know asap your intentions.

Touch Rugby Rep Trials - there are trials for North Otago representative Touch teams being held this Sunday at 3.00 pm at Whitestone Centennial Park (fields to the east of the hockey pavilion).  Age groups are: under 12, under 14 and under 16 (as of 1 January 2019) for boys and girls teams.  Selected teams will play in the Otago Touch Trials tournament held on Sunday 4th November with the venue to be confirmed.  This is a great opportunity and many players from North Otago have gained valuable experience and enjoyed a high level of success through the Touch representative pathway.

There is a junior cricket meeting being held on Monday 10th September at the meeting room at St Kevin's College to prepare for the cricket season. This is open to any parent who would like to be involved.

Thank You
LJ Hooker have been busy again and generously given us another donation for our school.  Thank you to Christine Heywood who presented the cheque to our head students Elenoa Asi and Sebastian Spillane yesterday.

We warmly welcome Emily McGeown to our new entrants class.
Winter Sports 
Uniforms - There is still a large number of sports uniforms that have not been returned.  Please ensure they are returned clean by Monday 10th September.

Community Notices
  • Youthtown Holiday Programme - Join Youthtown this October holidays at our Pembroke Primary School site from the 1st to 12th October.  Available for primary and intermediate children from 8.15 am to 6.00 pm.  To find out more and sign up call, 03 381 3245 or go online at to book.  A flyer is attached to the email.
  • Ardgowan School Race Derby Extravaganza - held on Saturday 27th October at the Ardgowan Hall from 7.30 pm to late.  A flyer is attached to the email.
  • Christmas Gift Shoe boxes- these boxes are to be filled and dropped back to the parish office by Labour Weekend. For further information regarding these shoe boxes, contact Samaritan's Purse on 0800 726 274 or go to

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