Thursday, 27 February 2020

3. School Notices - Week 4, Term 1 2020

Altar Servers
Saturday 29th February - Lachlan Criddle
Sunday 1st March - Ivy-Belle Mestrom, Lilly Kelcher and Alexie Phillips

Birthday Greetings to
Sephrin Staju, Lilani Roos, Nehusita & Sesilia Hausia

Riley Tuffley and Hamish Fowler have been selected in the North Otago Primary A Cricket team and Eli Herbst into the North Otago Primary Development Cricket team.  These boys have played a game against South Canterbury last weekend and this Sunday they will verse the Mid Canterbury teams.
Congratulations boys on your selection and good luck for the games.

Cricket Draw - Friday 28th  February
Intermediate A - St Joseph's Volts v Albion at Duntroon
Primary - St Joseph's Sparks has the bye

Junior Swimming
Our junior swimming lessons start on Monday 9th March and there are 6 lessons for children in Yrs 1-3 and at this stage the times are either 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm, however this could change to only 2 times as we work out how many swimming groups are required. We are waiting for names of the children who do swimming lessons from the Aquatic Centre and when we receive them we will put the children into their groups.  Once they are sorted into groups, we will confirm what time your child's class will be swimming as they maybe combined with another class.

The dates are:

Monday 9th March
Wednesday 11th March
Thursday 12th March
Monday 16th March
Tuesday 17th March
Thursday 19th March

We have not had any replies in regards to parent helpers walking the children to the pool. Please let Mrs Brien know asap if you can help.    

Senior Swimming Sports
These will be held next Friday 6th March from 9.00 am to 11.30 -12.00 pm.  A huge thank you to our wonderful parents and some St Kevin's students who have offered to come and help time keep. A notice will be sent out to you next week regarding this.  Information regarding the swimming sports is on another page on the blog.

Please note that the children have to be at school by 8.50 sharp as they are walking down to the pool at that time.  Children cannot be dropped off at the pool beforehand as the teachers have to do their rolls and there is no-one to supervise them at the pool.

All children have been assessed at the pool by their instructors and put in the races they are capable of doing. I have attached a copy of the swim programme to the email and a copy is on the notice board as well.  Some race numbers may change due to new children starting school next week. If you have any concerns about your child's races, please let Mrs Brien know. Everyone who swims a race will earn house points for their house.

Children who meet the qualifying times for the North Otago Swimming Sports will be given a notice after the sports.

We warmly welcome Nilah Clark and Manaia Darling to our new entrants class.

Winter Sports Enrolments
A reminder that all winter sports forms have to be handed in by this Friday.  You can go online and complete the sports form or come to the office for a paper copy.  Teams will be sorted within the next couple of weeks providing we have coaches for all teams. Remember to start making payments off your sports fees.
The link for the sports form is:         2020 Winter Sports Enrolments Form

Year 8 Leadership Roles
Congratulations to the following Yr 8 students who were awarded these leadership roles for 2020.  Their badges will be given to them at assembly tomorrow.

Head Boy and Head Girl - Lisiate Hausia and Marianne Alegre
Head Girl Special Character - Serah Staju
Head Boy Special Character - Paddy Spillane
Guzman House Captains - Hannah Fowler and Sami Asi
Lima House Captains - Lavina Ma and Neight Fraser
Siena House Captains - Ziah Rollan and Riley Tuffley
Guzman Cultural Leader - Mariah Cunningham
Lima Cultural Leader - Laura Patterson
Siena Cultural Leader - Atlanta Williams-McDowell
Technology Leaders - Benjamin Jonathan, Tama Roberts and Lachlan Wilkinson
Librarians - Jana Gulinao, Alexie Phillips and Jayla Strong
Environmental Leader - Libby Seddon
Physical Activity Leaders - Bella Hubber, Michael Woodhouse and Tadiwanashe Mandiwona

Community Notices
  • Fun and Fitness for Primary School children at the Waitaki Rec Centre - held on Friday's from 4.00 to 5.00 pm starting 28th February. Register online at or phone 434 6932 for more information.
  • Youthtown Holiday Programme - book online at to see what options are available.
  • Brendan Dooley - International Comedy Magician - a cheeky, quirky and classy family friendly show.  This family show combines a unique blend of magic, stunts, original quick-witted comedy and cheeky pick-pocketing in an unforgettable show that has made Brendan an audience favourite with thousands worldwide. He is coming to the Opera House on Thursday 12th March from 7.00 pm.  Tickets cost between $10 - $25 from the Inkbox Theatre or Oamaru Opera House. 
  • North Otago Plunket - Lycra for Littlies Spin-a-thon - held on Saturday 28th March from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm at the Waitaki Rec Centre.  Enter as an individual or a team and do 12 hours, 6 hours even an hour.  Team or individual costs $250 for 12 hours and 6 hours costs $150.00.  As long as the bike is moving. Register online at or and follow the links.

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