Thursday, 1 April 2021

3. School Notices - Week 9, Term 1 2021


Altar Servers 

Good Friday - ?
Saturday 3rd April Easter Vigil - Isaiah Castro and David Kilgour
Easter Sunday 4th April - Ivy-Belle Mestrom and 2 others

Please contact the office if your children are going to be absent from school for any reason.  You can leave messages by email, phone or text our cell phone 027 434 8860.  Thank you.

Birthday Greetings
Manu Ahotaeiloa and Tevita Leo

Football Festival
There is a North Otago primary school football festival being held on Thursday 15th April from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at Awamoa Park and we are looking at entering teams from Yr 4-8 upwards.  If your child has played or is playing football and would be interested in attending this festival, please email the office by Wednesday.  We can only send teams if we have parents who would be able to look after the teams.
We apologise for the late information regarding this festival and know it is a bit hectic at this time.

Football Festival Information
- 5 v 5 in a team, maximum number is a team is 7 players
- no goal keepers
- all teams to have 2 girls on the field at all times
- 7 minute halves
- football boots or running shoes to be worn
- no metal sprigs and no bare feet
- no cost to enter

Home and School AGM
A reminder this is next Thursday 8th April in the staff room at 6.00 pm.  All very welcome.

Prayer Group
A prayer group has started up on Wednesday evenings at 7.00 pm in the Dean O'Reilly Lounge for mothers with children.  This is a time for mothers to connect over prayer and a cup of tea for approximately an hour.  Everyone is welcome and if you have any questions, please contact Sandy Mascarenhas on 022 041 5296.  The next meeting is on Wednesday 7th April.

Tuesday 6th - school closed
Wednesday 7th - football names into the office
Thursday 8th - school mass at 9.15 am
                      - Home and school meeting at 6.00 pm 
Friday 9th - technology for Yr 7 & 8
                 - swimming trophies to be presented at assembly at 2.30 pm

Touch Rugby 
We were lucky with the weather each Tuesday because touch was not cancelled this term and everyone got to enjoy playing the games each week.  Thank you very much to our coaches for giving up your time this term and hope you will be back on board again for term 4.  Can all gear bags please be returned to the office.

Uniform Shop
Will be open on Wednesday 7th April at 2.30 pm instead of Thursday 8th April. 

We warmly welcome 3 new students to our school this week - Aachoo, Ailin and Charles

Winter Sports
Due to low numbers in some of our rugby age groups, children in the 7/8 and 11/12 year age groups have combined with the Excelsior Rugby Club this year and will play under their name.

We are entering teams in the 5/6 year grade and the 9/10 year grade and are looking for a coach in the 5/6 year age group and waiting for confirmation in the 9/10 year age group.

Teams are:
5/6 grade - James Allardice, Manase Oakes, Jayden Hu, Gavin Perera, Carter Forrest and Arian Lascalea.  Need a coach for this team.

9/10 grade - Cameron Aston, Jac Bremner, Luke Bremner, Marconi Hausia, Stirling Heffernan, Lucas Kofoed, Blake Meek, Warren Pardede, Taafake Taafake, Fe'ofa'aki & Vilivea Tahitu'a, Daniel Woodhouse, Iverson Wylie-Taukolo and 2 boys from Old Boys Rugby Club. Waiting for confirmation of coaches.

Saturday 10th April has a few things on this day with coaching clinics and a rippa rugby fun day.  
This is a message from North Otago Rugby regarding what is happening.

Saturday April 10th with Small Blacks and Tackle Clinic.

This is what the day is hopefully looking like.


·         10am to 11am - Tackle Clinic – This is for all coaches and players in the 7/8 year old grade.

Any COACHES in the 9/10s and 11/12s that would like to attend this are also more than welcome to do so.


·         The Tackle Clinic is all around tackle safety. We will break the tackle right down to try and get kids as confident as we can around it.

It is also to give coaches some skills and drills to take away to implement at their trainings.


·         11.15am to 12pm – Small Blacks/Rugby Smart. This is for all other coaches, Rippa (5 & 6 year grades), 9/10s and 11/12s.

·         Rippa coaches will be separated with the 9/10s, 11/12s coaches working together around catch pass, breakdown/cleanout and the tackle.


·         7/8’s will start playing games of Rippa whilst Small Blacks is running.

·         A basic draw for the Rippa will be put together with whatever entry’s we get.

Starts on Saturday 15th May for years 3-8 and Sunday 22nd May for years 1-2.
We will look at entering 3 teams and the Yr 1/2 skills session.
We need coaches for the Yr 5/6 team and the Yr 3/4 team, if you are interested, please let Mrs Brien know.

Teams are:
Yr 7/8 - Willow Bartlett, Lilly Kelcher, Jasmine McLaren, Ivy-Belle Mestrom, Patricia & Stephanie Morondoz, Mazvita Rondozai and Paige Strachan from Papakaio.  Coach confirmed.

Yr 5/6 team - an email will be sent to these families to confirm numbers
Yr 3/4 team - an email will be sent to these families to confirm numbers
Yr 1/2 team - an email will be sent to these families to confirm numbers

The season starts on Tuesday 12th May for miniball and Wednesday 13th May for basketball.
We will like to enter 1 x mixed intermediate basketball team, 1 boys basketball team and 1 girls miniball team. Coaches are required for both basketball teams and if you can help please let Mrs Brien know.

Teams are:
Yr 7/8 mixed team - Dorothy Baricuatro, Marc Mafi, Ivy-Belle Mestrom, Mazvita Rondozai, Kacymea & Vilivea Tahitu'a and Kenton Tokai.  Coach required.

Yr 6 basketball boys team - an email will be sent to these families to confirm numbers.  Coach required.
Girls miniball team - an email will be sent to these families to confirm numbers.  Coach tbc.

Awamoa Football Club registrations are now open for players ages 4-13.  If interested, please email us at or follow our Facebook page of Awamoa Football Club for registration details.  Early bird registrations end 20th April 2021.  Season starts May 8, 2021.

Community Notices
  • Oamaru Elim Church - are holding a Giant Family Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday 4th April from 1.00 to 3.00 pm at the Oamaru Gardens.  Free event with over 2000 eggs to give away.  A flyer is attached to the email.
  • Weston Church Fun Fair - is on Saturday 10th April from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm at the Weston Church.  A flyer is attached to the email.

The Last Supper Presentation

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