Thursday, 29 August 2019

3. School Notices - Week 6, Term 3 2019

 Altar Servers
Saturday 31st August - Joseph & Paddy Spillane, Madison & Cooper Jones
Sunday 1st September - Alexie Phillips and Hana Davies

Birthday Greetings to
Serah Staju, Charlie Bremner, Moana Hafoka, Aria Oakes and Joaquin Perez

Biorhythms Teeth Project - Yr 5/6
A reminder to return these participation forms by tomorrow to the school office for year 5/6 students who are wanting to participate in the Biorhythms teeth project.  Forms were sent home last week after Sophie's visit with Hoiho and Kakapo's classrooms.  This is a project being run from the Dental Faculty at the University of Otago.

Car Parking
When you are dropping off or collecting your children, please do not park over the neighbours' driveways as they cannot get out.  Thank you.

Last weekend some of our U11 rugby players represented North Otago in the annual representative rugby tournament against teams from Mid and South Canterbury and Waimate Selection. The North Otago team came 2nd overall and congratulations to these 4 players who made the paper tournament team: Michael Woodhouse and Kenton Tokai from our school and Kenny Mania and AJ Esela who play for St Joseph's.

Daffodil Day - Mufti Day
Tomorrow we are all wearing something yellow in support of Daffodil Day with all proceeds going to North Otago Cancer care. Everyone is to bring a gold coin donation for this worthy cause.

Filmmakers in School Festival and Awards Night
This will be held on Wednesday 18th September at 7.00 pm at St Kevin's Auditorium.  Fun for the whole family and come and support Waitaki's next generation filmmakers including at least 4 film making teams from our school.  Gold coin entry.

Hungry Horse Cafe
A notice has gone home to all Yr 7 families regarding volunteering their time at the Hungry Horse Cafe on Sunday 22nd September.  This is a very good fundraiser and each class only has to volunteer their time for a couple of hours once a year for this cause.

Lost Property
There is a huge amount of unnamed lost property in the foyer.  Please come and check if it belongs to your child.

North Otago Cross Country
Congratulations to the children who have qualified for this event next Monday at the Oamaru Racecourse.  All children who qualified for the NOCC had received a note last week to take home.  We need to know who will be attending this event so we do not miss any children entering their race.

Please ensure the children are at the race track between 3.30 and 3.45 pm to meet Mrs Asi who will give them their name labels and will be managing them.  The North Otago course is held in the same area as our school course and is changed slightly.  Parents must stay in the designated viewing area as they are not allowed on the course.  There is to be no parking on the race track nor are dogs allowed.
First race starts at 4.00 pm.

Parish Freezer
Years 1-4 in the junior school are down to volunteer for the Parish Freezer.  We would be very grateful if the families could kindly donate baking or cooked meal items before the end of term 3.  the items can be baking or a main meal e.g. soups, casseroles, lasagna, muffins or biscuits etc.  If you are in a position to contribute, thank you. Please bring your kindly donated food to the school office.

Friday 30th - mufti day and bring gold coin donation
                    -  all north otago cross country forms due in
                    - scholastic book club orders due in
                    - Biorhythms Teeth Project - Yr 5/6 forms due in
                    - staff v Yr 8 students in annual netball game at 1.30 pm
                    -  assembly starts at 2.20 pm
                    - cross country certificates and trophies to be handed out at assembly
                    - Pasifika group performance at assembly
Sunday 1st - Father's Day
Monday 2nd - no technology
                     - North Otago Cross Country
Wednesday 4th - North Otago Cross Country postponement date

Singing Cup Finalists
Well done to everyone who auditioned last Friday to be part of the Singing Cup and congratulations to these finalists who will sing on Friday 20th September at 9.15 am in our school hall.  We look forward to hearing them.

Solo Finalists
Yr 8 Girls - Annalise Kilgour,  Bridie McGeown, Ofa Tokai and Hana Davies
Yr 8 Boys - Troy Chikowore
Yr 7 Girls - Mariah Cunningham and Alexie Phillips
Yr 7 Boys - Sami Asi
Yr 6 Girls - Kacymea Tahitu'a, Lilly Kelcher, Freya Spooner, Paige Strachan and Willow Bartlett
Yr 6 Boys - Lachlan Criddle and Tommy McGeown
Yr 5 Girls - Mya Robinson
Yr 5 Boys - David Kilgour

Group Finalists
Yr 7 & 8 - Hana Davies & Morgan Williams
               - Siaosi Asi, Ofa Tokai, Kenton Tokai, Lisiate Hausia and Jada-Rose Keno
               - Ofa Tokai, Zara Davies, Bridie McGeown, Adriana Wylie-Taukolo, Morgan Williams and
                  Molly-May Mestrom
               - Paddy Spillane, Lisiate Hausia, Michael Woodhouse and Kenton Tokai
               - Cooper Jones and Annalise Kilgour
               - Jayla Strong, Alexie Phillips and Mariah Cunningham
               - Magnus Heaphy, Nye Jones-Hogan, Troy Chikowore, Kristiana Whiston, Jada-Rose Keno
                 and Summer Moriarty

Yr 5 & 6 - Paige Strachan and Lilly Kelcher
               - James Bremner, Hamish Fowler, William Pardede and Kenton Tokai
               - Freya Spooner, Ivy-Belle Mestrom and Kacymea Tahitu'a
               - Kacymea Tahitu'a and Sandrene Mordeno

Can all winter sports uniforms and gear bags be washed and cleaned and returned to the office by Friday 6th September as a stocktake will be done.  Coaches/managers/parents please let Mrs Brien know of any feedback regarding the winter sports season and email to thanks.

Summer Sports - notices will come out next week regarding touch rugby and cricket.

Basketball - U13 Skill  Days for players aged 11 and 12 years only.  This will be held in Dunedin on Sunday 8th September at John McGlashan College, 2 Pilkington Street, Maori Hill.  Girls are from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and boys from 1.30 to 4.30 pm.  To register or for more information go to www.nzbasketball/u13skilldays and the cost is $30 per person. A flyer is attached to the email.


Next Monday 2nd September, there will be no technology for the Yr 7 & 8 students as St Kevin's staff have a Professional Development Day.  There will be a make up day on Tuesday 24th September.  Students will need to go straight to St Kevin's for a 8.50 am start and a bus will bring them back to school at 10.30 am.

Community Notices
  • Youthtown Holiday Programme - there is full day activity sessions from 8.15 am to 6.00 pm or school day activities from 8.15 am to 3.15 pm.  Creative, physical adventure and social based activities where they gain a sense of achievement that inspires confidence.  To book online go to

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