QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
TOUCH - TEAMS AND NOTICE - Term 1 2021
Some of this information is different from the first notice that was sent out. Please read it and let your children know.
Dates - the touch season starts on Tuesday 23rd February (week 3) and the last round is on Tuesday 13th April. Touch is played on Tuesday afternoons at Whitestone Contracting Stadium.
Times - games are played at 4.00 pm, 4.30 pm, 5.00 pm or 5.30 pm and are 2 x 10 minutes halves.
Games - please arrive 10 minutes before the game starts and if your child is going to be late or unable to play, please notify your coach.
Fees - the cost is $25 per person as it includes a $5.00 admin fee. These can now be paid online or at the office. If you pay online, please put touch as your reference. We would like these fees to be paid by the end of March at the latest.
Teams - are registered in term 1 and the same teams carry over to term 4 as it is run as one competition. Players stay in the same teams for both terms and new players can join the teams.
Teams - we have teams in the following grades:
Years 1/2/3 - 2 x mixed teams - (Tigers and Broncos)
Years 4/5/6 - 2 x mixed teams - (Rockets and Ferns) and 1x boys team (Pumas)
Years 7/8 - 1 x mixed team - (Dynamos)
Uniform - players are to wear their PE uniform and sport shoes.
Coaches – we thank the coaches for coaching our teams and parents please remind your children to thank the coaches after each game. A set of rules will be put in your gear bags which can be collected on Monday 22nd February from the office.
Cancellation – if games are cancelled due to weather, you will be notified either by email, Facebook or go to the North Otago Touch Rugby Facebook page. They will make the cancellation call between 1.00 and 2.00 pm.
Duty - once a term, each school has to do duty for an hour and a half which involves setting up the fields and issuing cards to the referees. We will be notified when it is our turn.
When you sign up to play a team sport, you are committed to that team to play each week unless you let the coach know prior. When you do not turn up for your game or you arrive late, you are letting your team down so please ensure you arrive on time. Please ensure you display good sportsmanship and respect to your team, the opponents team, all adults and any gear.
A team contact list will be emailed to each family before touch starts to ensure everyone is contactable. If your child needs a ride to the grounds, please contact someone on your team.
If you have any questions please contact me via the school office or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Paula Brien, Sports Coordinator – St Joseph’s
- Rebecca Ryan Music - group lessons now available including singing, violin, recorder, keyboard and music theory. Lessons to be held Saturday mornings starting February 20th. Contact email@example.com for more information including timetable and term fees. Flyer attached to email.
- Ballet Classes 2021 - your daughter loves to dance?? If so, I have vacancies in the 6 and 7 year old age group classes this term. For further information, please contact me on 022 0452 123. Thanks Lorraine Fodie.
- Fast and Furious Swim Competition - held on Friday 26th February from 6.00 pm at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre. All ages welcome and free to enter. Great opportunity to give racing a go. Fill out an entry form at the pool. Flyer attached to email.
- Whitehorse Big Easy - held on Sunday 28th February in Waimate. Run it - bike it - or walk it. 5 events to choose from. See attached flyer for further information.