Thursday, 29 July 2021

3. School Notices - Week 1, Term 3 2021


Altar Servers
Saturday 31st July - Jessie Byrne, David Kilgour and King Melecio
Sunday 1st August - Ivy-Belle and Theo Mestrom

Birthday Greetings to:
No birthdays for this week

Home and School
The Home and School raise money for our school for the extra things that the school budget does not allow for.  The two major fundraisers for this year are the Hungry Horse Cafe and our Food Fair.

Hungry Horse Cafe
There are approximately 8-9 horse race meetings throughout the year and we would like all families to do at least one session at the cafe during the year which could be food preparation, dishes, clearing tables etc.  Each session is between 2-3 hours and no experience is needed, just a willingness to give some time for the school.  This is also a great way to meet other families in the school.  Volunteers can be mums/dads/grandparents/family friends or high school siblings.

The first race meeting for the 2021/2022 year is on Sunday 15th August and they urgently need volunteers for these roster shifts:
10.00 am to 12.00 pm
12.00 to 3.00 pm
3.00 to 5.30 pm

Please contact Rebecca Heffernan on 027 432 4056 or email asap to be put on the roster or contact the school office.

Food Fair - Sunday 26th September
Our annual school food fair is a way of celebrating the many cultures we have in our community and this year it is on Sunday 26th September in our school grounds.  Gates open from 11.00 am and food is available from 11.30 am.  Cost is $5.00 per plate and eftpos is available.  
Our fair will be selling food from these countries: - American, Chinese, Dutch, Filipino, Indian, Kiwi BBQ, Mexican, Pasifika and Zimbabwean.  There will also be a coffee van, ice cream truck, face painting and a cake wheel.

We are looking for parent help to man the following food stalls
- Indian
- Mexican
- Dutch
- American
- NZ bbq (bacon butties)

At this stage the Home and School can make the food unless someone would like to volunteer to be in charge of preparing the food for a particular stall. If you can help with either preparing the food or manning a stall, please contact Rebecca Heffernan on 027 432 4056 or Victoria Forrest on 022 654 7500.

Parish Welfare Freezer
During the year some of our school families experience times of need; like the death of a close family member, severe illness/injury or hardship, and during these times, our Home and School give meals to these families. If you wish to donate a meal for this worthwhile cause which any family in the school can donate too, please bring the meals to the office.   Thank you to the families who have already donated meals.
If you know of a family who may need some assistance, please let Rebecca Heffernan know on 027 432 4056 or contact the office.

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Fact Sheet
A fact sheet about RSV is on another page in the blog.  Please take the time to read it regarding this virus.

Sport Team Photos
Can all coaches or parents please take a team photo of your child's sport and email them to the sport email address of  Thank you

St Kevin's College Open Night
Staff and students of St Kevin's College would like to invite all interested prospective students and their whanau to our school open day on Tuesday 3rd August.  If you are looking for a top-quality school with great facilities and a supportive, caring and inspiring community, then look no further.  
The evening will begin with an address by Principal Paul Olsen at 6.30 pm in the school library.  Tours of the school will be available.  If you are unable to make this date, please contact the school for a personal tour by phoning 03 437 1665 or emailing
A copy of the flyer is attached to the email.

Scholastic Book Club
The brochures went home yesterday and orders are due back by Friday 6th August.

Student Lead Conferences
These parent teacher interviews will take place on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th August in the school hall.  Please book your time with the teacher by going to  and using the code kpa94  Every family is expected to attend these interviews.

Teacher Only Days
There are two more Teacher Only Days where the school will be closed on these days.  Please mark these in your calendar.
- Monday 30th August
- Friday 17th September

Town Bus Run
From the start of term 3, Pearsons Coachliones as taken over the town bus run from Ritchies.  Tickets are available from the bus driver or they can be purchased at the Pearsons office in Regina Lane.  Tickets cannot be purchased through the school office anymore.

The price for a ticket is:
-  1 trip for either morning or afternoon costs $2.50 per person
-  1 day for either morning or afternoon costs $5.00 per person
-  Concession ticket for 12 trips is $25.00 
-  Term tickets is $150.00 per term
-  Half year tickets cost $280.00
-  Yearly tickets cost $450.00

The term, half term and full year tickets will be laminated.  The bus routes for both the morning and afternoon runs along with the approximate pick up times for the morning runs.  This information is on a page further in the blog.

We warmly welcome Zion, Amy, Asher and Mary to our new entrants classes this week.
Community Notices
  • Oamaru Farmers Market - 1 August 2021 - Come and join us at the Oamaru Farmer's Market every Sunday from 9.30 am - 1.00 pm at the Harbour area.  Come join us for breakfast and live music while you pick up your fresh local provisions and support your hard-working stall holders this mid winter.

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