Thursday 19 September 2019

3. School Notices, Week 9, Term 3 2019

Altar Servers
Saturday 21st September - Luse & Sami Asi, David & Annalise Kilgour
Sunday 22nd September - Lisiate Hausia, Alexie Phillips and Lilly Kelcher

Birthday Greetings to
Hamish Fowler, James Laming, Isla Anderson, Isaiah & Zachary Castro and Tommy McGeown

Food Fair
After another successful Food Fair last year, we are in planning for this year's event.  It will be held on Sunday 20th October on the school grounds with gates opening at 11.30 am and food available from 12.00 pm.  We want this day to be a fun, family day filled with music and great food.  Mark this date on your phone.  We do need your help with the following items:
-  $10.00 per family to buy food for the food stalls.
-  Money into the office by Tuesday 15th October
-  50 cakes to be baked for the Cake Wheel, put your name on the cake notice outside the office door
-  rice cookers and slow cookers for the day
-  help on the day, manning stalls, putting up and taking down gazebos.  Put your name on the helpers list outside the office door.
-  senior school class teachers will contact their parents if they need help with their activity but some students and parents maybe needed on the day to help with another class.

Immunisation Records
We still need verification of immunisation records for those children who have not sent in their immunisation records or who wish not to be immunised.  Please email the office.

Prayer for Life
God, our Creator,
we entrust to you the cause for life in our nation Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

We ask, together with Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, the prayerful intercession of Suzanne Aubert, that legislation for abortion and euthanasia before our Parliament, be completely rejected by our politicians and the peoples of our land.

May our entire judicial system uphold the intrinsic value of all human life from conception to natural death. We pray protection for the honourable professions who care for our most vulnerable people in their need. May every person, born or unborn, be respected and cared for according to their dignity in being human.

In Jesus, we pray to be people of true compassion and mercy to care for all those in need, especially the sick and dying, the disabled and underprivileged, women in pregnancy crisis, those who have suffered abortion or been involved in the abortion industry.

We pray, God defend New Zealand.
May we proclaim God’s Truth and Love to all humanity, according to His Glorious Plan.

We ask this prayer, in proclaiming victory over death, in the Name of Jesus Christ,
The Resurrection and The Life,

Friday 20 - Singing Cup - soloist and groups in morning and house choirs at 2.00 pm
                 -  No subway lunches
Sunday 22 - Home & School Racecourse Fundraiser
Monday 23 - Technology for Yr 7 & 8 at 1.15 pm
Tuesday 24 - Technology for Yr 7 & 8 at 8.50 am

Singing Cup
Tomorrow is our annual Singing Cup which starts at 9.15 am with a welcome message.  Please enter the hall via the foyer once the singer has finished their song as it causes a distraction to the singer otherwise.  The hall door will be locked.  Good luck to all our finalists. The timetable is as follows:  Girls sing first then the boys.

9.15 am - welcome
9.20 am - Year 8 soloists and presentation of finalist certificates
9.40 am - Year 5 soloists and presentation of finalist certificates
9.48 am - Year 6 soloists and presentation of finalist certificates
10.20 am - Year 7 soloists and presentation of finalist certificates
10.30 am - morning break
11.00 am - Yr 5/6 Duets and Groups
11.18 am - Entertainment
11.25 am - Yr 7/8 Duets and Groups
12.00 pm - Entertainment

Basketball - Total Basketball Oamaru - Summer Training Programme 2019
This programme has been designed to enable young players (Years 7-10) in the Waitaki District to access high quality and specialised coaching without having to travel out of the area.  Former Otago Nugget and Basketball Coach Mitch McRae is the Head Coach of the Programme.  Coaching sessions will be held at the St Kevin's gymnasium.
Please complete the form to register for the basketball summer training programme.  The programme will focus on specialist basketball training, working on developing ball handling, dribbling and passing skills.  
Space is limited and you can either choose to attend all seven sessions for $175.00 or select which sessions you would like to attend at $25.00 per session.  Payment needs to be made before attendance at the session(s).  Bookings are open until Friday 1st November.

Please click the link to register for the summer training programme.

Total Basketball Oamaru Summer Training Programme


Will be starting up again in term 4 and we are looking for boys and girls to play.  Games are played on Friday afternoons after school.
-  3 grades from Yrs 3-8
-  16 over games or 20 over games
-  everyone gets to bat and bowl
-  lots of fun

If your child is interested in playing any form of cricket, please give their name to Mrs Brien before the end of term.

Rugby Photo

The 9 & 10 year old rugby team are having their team photo on Monday at 3.30 pm at St Joseph's.  Please meet in the hall. Please bring your rugby socks and boots and navy shorts.  This should all be finished by 4.00 pm or earlier.  Contact Lee Woodhouse for any information.

Touch Rugby
Starts up again on Tuesday 15th October (the first Tuesday back after the holidays).  
-  The teams will be the same as in term one as this is a continuation of the season (which will finish at the end of the term) and points are carried over. Some players have been added to teams but the overall teams are the same.
- St Joseph's is on duty the first day of touch so we would like parent help from all teams to help out.  We only do duty once a term. Once the draw is out, we will allocate times to each team for duty.
-  The Tigers team has 13 players and unfortunately we do not have enough children to make two teams however we have spoken to the coaches who are happy to coach this number of children.  In term 1, teams will change as children move up year levels.
-  Children play touch rugby in their school PE gear

Teams are confirmed as follows:

Tigers - Yr 1/2/3

William Allardice
Pippa Campbell
Milly Fogarty
Hunter Forrest
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
Paige Geypen
Blake Meek
Warren Pardede
William Pardede
Kenton Tokai

Rockets - Yr 4/5/6

Willow Bartlett
Milly Campbell
Isaiah Castro
Lilly Kelcher
Alex Perniskie
Kacymea Tahitua
Vilivea Tahitua
Iverson Wylie-Taukolo


Co-Coaches – William Kofoed and Adele Whiston

Co-Coaches – Michelle Fatafehi and Charmaine Asi

Coach – Emma Perniskie

Ferns - Yr 4/5/6

Cameron Aston
Hamish Fowler
Hunter Gough
Indeg Jones-Hogan
Eva Keno
Chelsea Koay
Mya Robinson
Daniel Woodhouse

Turbos – Mixed Yr 7/8

Sam Asi
Liam Cameron
Troy Chikowore
Nye Jones-Hogan
Molly-May Mestrom
Jada-Rose Keno
Mya Lindsay
Kristiana Whiston
Lachlan Wilkinson

Dynamos - Competitive Yr 7/8

Ben Gillies
Lisiate Hausia
Paddy Spillane
Riley Tuffley
Michael Woodhouse

Weston School
Lloyd Fellows
Romeo Harris
Angus Loe
Josh Miller


Coach – Jody Robinson

Coach:   Ella Frew (SKC student)  
Coach: Lee Woodhouse

There is no subway lunches tomorrow.  They will resume again next week.

Remember there is technology on Monday afternoon at the normal time and Tuesday morning next week starting at 8.50 am. Please drop your children off at St Kevin's College in the morning and they will be bused back to school afterwards.

Understanding Anxiety
It's a word that keeps cropping up - in schools, in workplaces, in our communities of every kind, including nationally and globally.  For some anxiety is a response to a specific situation (like job interviews or exams).  For others, it's a constant and nagging part of everyday life.  So how do we deal with anxiety?  What can we do if anxiety is creating problems in our lives or our loved ones lives?

Locally basked Kate Finn is a certified NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Timeline Therapist and Registered Nurse.  In this insightful presentation, she is going to walk us through understanding anxiety and techniques we can use to help us create calm.

This is a free public presentation for all ages.  Tickets are necessarily limited by the venue size so please claim your free ticket so we can ensure a seat for everyone.  If this event is oversubscribed, we will endeavour to offer another one.  Book now for Monday 23rd September at 7.00 pm at 'The Business Hive'.

Young Vinnies
Every Thursday, a group of either Yr 7 or Yr 8 Young Vinnie students visit rest homes to interact with the residents, learn how to knit, cook, make bees wax wrappers, do gardening, stack firewood away and other jobs.  This is organised by Mrs Spillane each week and her wonderful band of parent helpers who transport the children to and from their destinations. Below are some photos of what the students have been up to. 
The students are knitting squares which will be made into blankets and are given to the Lions society who give blankets out to needy people.  The bees wax wrappers will be sold as an reusable alternative to glad wrap plastic for lunches.  Firewood is stacked away for parishioners.  A big thank you to our parishioners who come in and teach our students various arts and crafts.

Community Notices
  • Giant Leaps "Live in Five" Holiday Programme - be part of a live show in just five days from October 7th to 11th at the Waitaki Boys Auditorium from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm for the five days.  It is open to 5 to 14 year olds of all abilities and a live show on Friday 11th October at 3.00 pm. Cost is $230.00 (includes Live-in-Five performance t-shirt and CD of the live show)  Everyone will get their spot in the limelight.  For more information or to register email   Flyer attached to email.
  • St Patrick's Scouts Open Day - held on Tuesday 8th October from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in the St Patrick's Scout Den in Fleet Street, Northend, Oamaru.  It is for Yrs 1-6 and you can stay the whole time or as long as you want.  Please bring a piece of fruit as all other food is supplied.  Games, arts, crafts, cooking, knots and much more.  Contact 027 294 9812 for any information.
  • Christmas Ham Fundraiser - Waitaki Boys Basketball are doing a Christmas ham fundraiser for their trip to Australia in 2020.  Order now and payment is due at the end of October with delivery approximately 9th December.  Prices are half ham is $65.00, whole ham is $100.00 and premium loin is $45.00.  Place your order with Mel Lewis on 021 560 921.
  • Holiday Fun - Dunedin Brick Show - held on October 5th & 6th at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. At the show there is a LEGO car racing ramp, LEGO tile making, a huge LEGO & Duplo play pit as well as other activities and the LEGO exhibition.  There is also two competitions, a colouring one and a building one and kids could win some great prizes.  The competitions are attached to the email.
  • School Holiday Fun at the Waitaki Arts Festival - Art on Bikes Workshop - Monday 30th September to Thursday 3rd October from 11.00 to 3.00 pm at St Paul's Church Hall.  Forrester Gallery are linking with the Waitaki branch of Forest and Bird to learn about endangered birds from the Waitaki, then create costumes for Art on Bikes. Bring your bikes and helmets along to the workshops at St Paul’s Church Hall to decorate and get ready for Art on Bikes on Sunday 6 October.  Each day we will learn about a different endangered bird with the aim to create a flock.  BYO imagination!  Suitable for all ages | $2 per child | no booking required | drop in for an hour session | dress for mess!
  • Cycle the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail from Weston to Oamaru Harbour, with fun stops along the way!
    Starting at the corner of Westview Drive and Whiterocks Road in Weston, an awesome crew is on hand to guide you on your way. There are art stations for decorating your helmet, and coffee available to fuel up for your ride.
And you’re off!
    First stop: Waitaki Community Gardens – Make seed bombs for native birds and bee-friendly propagation, plant some seeds in the garden and hear Scott and Tracey from Oxford Bird Rescue talking about their birds of prey, where you may see them and the things you can do to help them.
    Second stop: Takaro Park (in front of the Aquatic Centre) – Have some fun on the Sport Waitaki Bicycle Obstacle Course! Tahu Mackenzie from Paradise Orokonui Ecosanctuary will be facepainting, advising on Backyard Bird feeding and sharing the wonders of our native species! Tahu is also the co-inventor of the native bird specific cat proof PekaPeka Bird Feeders!
    Your destination: Oamaru Farmers’ Market – Serving up delicious local fare and live music for the end of your journey!
  • Movie Night in the Park Thursday 10 October, 6.30pm (movie screens at 8pm), Oamaru Public Gardens (Craig Fountain Area).  Enjoy the greatest show in the Waitaki with the Waitaki Youth Council’s outdoor screening of The Greatest Showman! This is a great family night out with this stunning movie, also featuring live performances – live music, magic, astonishing arboreal aerial artistry, best-dressed competition and food trucks!  Come dressed in your best circus-themed gear and win prizes, bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic dinner on the grass while live performers entertain until the sun sets, then settle in for one of the most exciting movie experiences of recent years.  Entry by donation to Waitaki District Youth Council.

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