QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
Sunday 1st November - Ivy-Belle Mestrom and Indeg Jones-Hogan
Athletics - whole school
Our whole school athletics will be combined with Oamaru North School on Tuesday 10th
November at Whitestone Contracting Stadium/Centennial Park (same venue as last year).
All children are to meet at Centennial Park at 8.45 am at the latest in the grandstand in their classes
so the rolls can be taken and information about the day will be explained.
Junior school children will be given a colour mark on their hand so they know which group they are in.
Junior children aged 5-7 years will finish about 1.30 to 1.45 pm and can go home with parents at that
time, otherwise they will be supervised till 3.00 pm. Please notify your child’s teacher beforehand if
you intend to take your child early or if they are staying till 3.00 pm. Children will not be allowed to
leave the grounds at any stage until it is time for them to go. Senior children finish at 3.00 pm.
Bus children –in the morning, all bus children will be dropped off at St Joseph’s and they will catch
a shuttle bus out to the grounds provided by Ritchies. This bus will leave at 8.40 am on Usk Street and
a teacher will ensure your child catches this bus. In the afternoon, there will be two buses collecting
the children at 3.10 pm outside the main entrance to Centennial Park. Darryl the town bus driver will
collect the town bus children and the Kakanui shuttle bus will collect the country children and take
them to Waitaki Boys High School via St Kevin’s so they can catch their respective buses. Please let
me know if your child is catching either the morning or afternoon bus or both so we can have a list of
bus children on that day. An email will be sent to all families. There will be no before school care
on that morning.
Helpers - can we please have some more helpers for both seniors and juniors. We need parents/
caregivers/grandparents/older siblings who can assist with groups and lead them from one rotation to
another. Thank you very much to the parents who have already offered to help as I have allocated
rotations for you but I am at least a dozen helpers short. I have only one junior parent who has
offered to help at this stage. Helpers will receive information next week on what rotation they are on.
Children are to wear their school PE gear including sport shoes and bring the following items:
SUN HAT – very important
Track pants, school jacket, school polar fleece, thermal, warm clothes (if cold) and school bag
Water bottles x 2 in plastic containers
Enough food and snacks to last the whole day
Please do not bring any glassware, energy or fizzy drinks.
The day will start sharp at 9.00 am with a prayer, roll call and the children notified of what is expected
during the day. We expect all children to be at the grounds by 8.45 am in order for our first rotation to
start at 9.20 am. The rotations should be finished by 2.45 pm followed by tidying up the grounds and
a final thank you. Children will be ready to leave by 3.00 pm.
The day will consist of the junior and senior children running their events simultaneously apart from the sprints and distance which will be run at the same time. A bell will indicate the change of events and to move on to the next rotation. The relays will be run separately and this year it will just straight baton change to the next person. There will be a 400 m relay at the end with the fastest boys and girls in each age group from 8-13 years competing against one another.
Children will run in their age groups from 8 years old as of 1st October 2020 and the juniors from 5-7
years will run in their made up colour groups e.g. red, blue, black, green.
If it is raining, our postponement day is yet to be confirmed as the date has been changed and you will
be notified by 7.30 am if it is postponed by Facebook and email and it will be school as usual.
Students that qualify for North Otago Athletics on Monday 23rd November will receive information
Anyone wishing to attend Otago Primary Schools athletics on the 17th November please let me know.
The programme of events and times will be given to you next week once we have confirmation of
helpers from both schools.
Any questions about this day, please contact me.
Thanks Paula Brien
The first game of cricket starts tomorrow at 4.30 pm and the draw has been sent to the players. Practices are on Thursday nights at St Kevin's College at 3.30 pm.
Friday 30th October - St Joseph's v Valley Gold at SKC 1
Thank you to the parents and children who helped set up for our duty on Tuesday. This was much appreciated. Draws come out on the weekend on the North Otago Touch Facebook page or emailed out to you on a Monday. Thanks to the coaches who have volunteered their time to coach the teams.
- Waimate Indoor Football - will be providing facilities and supervision for a weekly hour of games. Children aged from 5-12 years are invited to come along and have a go. Players will be placed into teams each week based on age and size - and are asked to wear suitable court shoes. We plan to run for five weeks from Thursday October 29th to November 26th from 3.30 to 4.30 pm. Costs $2.00 per player. Contact Tim Soper on 027 677 5678 for further information.
- Special Needs Pool Party - held on Saturday 21st November from 6.00 to 7.30 pm. Please see attached flyer to the email for further information.