Thursday, 14 February 2019

3. School Notices - Week 2, Term 1 2019


Altar Servers
Saturday 16th February - Joseph & Paddy Spillane, Cooper & Madison Jones
Sunday 17th February - Ivy-Belle and Molly-May Mestrom

Birthday greetings to
Morgan Williams

Cardboard Boxes
There are plenty of empty cardboard boxes in the foyer to give away.  Please come and collect them by Friday afternoon otherwise they will be disposed off.

Early next week each family will be given 7 forms to fill out and return to the school office. These include a mixture of contact information, health and safety, sports, cyber safety etc.  Please keep an eye out for them in your child's bag.

Home and School AGM
The Home and School are holding their AGM on Thursday 14th March at 7.00 pm in the school staff room. This is a great opportunity to work with an amazing bunch of enthusiastic and hard working ladies who wish to provide 'extras' for the children.  They have two main fundraisers a year which is the ''Mud Run' and the Multi-Cultural Food Fair and they would love for you to come on board whether as a full committee member or a helper behind the scenes. All money raised benefits your children. The Home and School organise meals for families in need and parent networking among the school community.  Remember the saying 'Many hands make light work' and it is certainly the case in this instance.

Oamaru Eye Care
A very big thank you to Oamaru Eye Care for kindly donating sunglasses to all our new entrants. During the last week when it has been hot and sunny, the children have been wearing them every day as part of the sun safety awareness along with their hats.  Thank you very much Oamaru Eye Care.

Pastoral Care
During the year, some of our school families experience times of compassionate need; like the death of a close family member, severe illness/injury or hardship. About twice a year, all classrooms will have one month of the school year to contribute to the Parish Welfare Freezer. 

Year 8: We would be very grateful if the families could donate baking or cooked meal items before the end of March.  The items can be baking or a main meal e.g. soups, casseroles, lasagna, muffins or biscuits. If you are in a position to contribute, please bring your kindly donated food to the school office on Monday mornings.  Thank you.

St Patrick's Parish Booklet
This week each family will receive a parish booklet which gives a wonderful account of what happens within the parish life.  Please read it and if you are new or wish to volunteer, please fill in the coloured Parishioner Form and return it to the Parish Office by the church.

Junior Swimming - next week a notice will be given to children from Yr 1-3 regarding their swimming ability, lessons and helping out.  The junior swimming lessons start on Tuesday 12th March.

Senior Swimming - our senior swimming sports are on Wednesday 6th March from 9.00 am to 12.00-12.30 pm at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre and we require at least 12 parents/caregivers to help with our sports. Please let Mrs Brien know if you can help by emailing  If you help, you are guaranteed a seat!!!

The Oamaru Swim Club is holding a Fast and Furious race night on Friday 22nd February.  Warm up is at 5.30 and racing starts at 6.00 pm.  This is a great opportunity for swimmers from our school to get ready for our swimming sports and the North Otago swimming sports being held on Wednesday 13th March. It is free to enter and all ages are welcome. Fill in entry form with your name and swimming/squad level or age beside the events you would like to take part in. The entry forms are available in the school office and return them to the swimming pool office by next Wednesday 21st February. The races are either 25 m or 50 m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, 25m butterfly and 100 IM.

Subway Lunches
Start tomorrow and cost $6.00 for a bun, cookie and fruit.  The envelopes are available in the office.

We warmly welcome Arian Lascalea-Mitchell to our new entrants class this week.

Club - draw for Friday 15th February
Intermediate A - St Joseph's/Albion v Valley Blue at Weston Park 1
Intermediate B - St Joseph's v Kurow at SKC Artificial 1

Cricket - Girls Smash & Boys Blast Competition
This cricket competition starts this Monday 18th February and not Monday 25th February as previously mentioned.  Children are to meet at Centennial Park, Taward Street by 4.00 pm where they will be put into teams by members from North Otago Cricket. Teams are 6-aside.  Please wear your PE uniform and sport shoes.

The children who have signed up for this free competition are:


Sephrin Staju – Yr 3
Selena Adhikari – Yr 4
Mia Catalan-Gomez – Yr 4
Natalie Shah – Yr 4
Willow Bartlett – Yr 6
Ashlyn Marshall – Yr 6
Paige Strachan – Yr 6
Kacymea Tahitu’a – Yr 6
Mariah Cunningham – Yr 7
Serah Staju – Yr 7
Hana Davies – Yr 8
Zara Davies – Yr 8
Annalise Kilgour – Yr 8
Molly-May Mestrom – Yr 8



Aki Tahitu’a – Yr 3
Vilivea Tahitu’a – Yr 4
Hunter Gough – Yr 5
Ben Gillies – Yr 6


Touch Rugby
We have 6 touch rugby teams this year and have coaches for all of them apart from the Yr 1/2/3 team. We require another person to co-coach this team with Mr Kofoed who can only do it every 2nd week.
Thank you to the parents and students who have offered to coach teams this year. Children are to wear their PE clothes and sport shoes.
The first game is this Tuesday 19th February and the draw will be available on Monday. If anyone requires a set of rules, please see Mrs Brien.

Touch Teams – Term 1 & 4 2019 
Tigers - Yr 1/2/3
Pippa Campbell
Milly Fogarty
Lewis Geypen
Lucas Kofoed
Liam Lindsay
Theo Mestrom
Dihviyn Soane
Aki Tahitu’a
Siale Tokai
Cooper van Rooy
Analiese Whiston


Pumas - Yr 4/5/6
Luse Asi
Clarence Coscos
Rheanna Coscos
Eva Fatafehi
Blake Meek
Warren Pardede
William Pardede
Kenton Tokai

Rockets - Yr 4/5/6
Milly Campbell
Isaiah Castro
Ben Gillies
Lilly Kelcher
Alex Perniskie
Kacymea Tahitua
Vilivea Tahitua
Iverson Wylie-Taukolo


Co-Coaches – William Kofoed and one other for every 2nd week
Co-Coaches – Michelle Fatafehi and Charmaine Asi

Coach – Emma Perniskie

Ferns - Yr 4/5/6
Cameron Aston
Hunter Gough
Hamish Fowler
Indeg Jones-Hogan
Eva Keno
Chelsea Koay
Mya Robinson
Daniel Woodhouse

Turbos –  Social Yr 7/8
Sam Asi
Liam Cameron
Troy Chikowore
Nye Jones-Hogan
Jada-Rose Keno
Mya Lindsay
Kristiana Whiston
Morgan Williams

Dynamos - Competitive Yr 7/8
Lisiate Hausia
Paddy Spillane
Riley Tuffley
Michael Woodhouse

Plus 4 from Weston School
Lloyd Fellowes
Romeo Harris
Angus Loe
Josh Miller


Co-Coaches – Jada-Rose Keno & Kristiana Whiston
Co-Coaches:   Jerome Misiloi and Frano  Flannery (SKC students)
Coach: Lee Woodhouse

Community Notices
  • Netball Shoes on Sale - Oamaru Sports & Outdoors for one night only on Thursday 21st February from 6.00 to 8.00 pm have 10-30% off all Asic netball shoes. The Asics rep will be in store to help and there is a chance to win a new pair of Asic shoes along with the chance to win 2 tickets to Southern Steel home game in Dunedin.
  • Out of Hours Music and Art Classes - open to all North Otago primary aged children 8-12 years old hosted by Weston School.  Music classes include: saxophone, clarinet, guitar, drums, chanter/bagpipes and art classes.  For further information and enrolments email or phone the school office on 434 5445.
  • Strike, Ride & Slide - is a multisport event for children aged 2-6 years old which gives them the opportunity to participate in their very own multisport event.  Children run, ride and waterslide to complete the short multi-stage course as their first introduction to triathlon. You can register your child/children online before 12.00 pm Saturday 23rd February or you can register them on the day from 9.30 am.  The venue is at Takaro Park, Oamaru and starts from the 2 year olds at 10.00am to 6 year olds at 10.40 am.  Cost is $5.00 for pre-registered or $8.00 on the day per child.  For further inquiries, contact Bridget at or phone 027 699 1580.

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