Thursday, 21 October 2021

3. School Notices - Week 1 Term 4 2021


Birthday Greetings
None for this week

Due to Covid restrictions again, we are unable to hold our combined school athletics with Te Pakihi O Maru (Oamaru North) School at Whitestone Contracting Stadium.  This year we are holding our own athletics here at school with the senior athletics (8 to 13 years old) on Friday 12th November and the junior athletics date is still to be confirmed.

The senior athletics will go from 9.30 am to approximately 2.00 - 2.30 pm in the afternoon and we require helpers to help with measuring and helping at the different rotations. Please let us know if you can help. We require approximately 10 people to help us on the day.

Book Fair
"Journey back to ancient Egypt. The Scholastic Book Fair starts next Tuesday, and it’s going to be A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books! You’ll be taken back to an oasis overflowing with a treasure of fun and filled with the latest books for your next reading adventure. This exciting celebration of reading will take place in the Steam Room and will run from 26th - 28th of October. 
See you there! 

The Book Fair starts on Tuesday 26th and finishes on Thursday 28th October.  Parents are welcome to come and purchase books from 3.00 to 3.30 on these days.  They must wear a mask, sign in and keep a 2 metre distance. Eftpos is available.

Book Character Dress 
This will be held on Tuesday 26th February and children are to dress up as their favourite book character whether it is fiction or non-fiction.  Please do not go out and buy anything, just use something from home.  Children who are not dressed as book characters must come to school in their full summer uniform which does not include PE GEAR.

This is the same day as the senior athletics practice in the afternoon and children MUST bring their PE gear to school including sport shoes.

Superstar cricket skills for all boys and girls in years 0-4 starts up again on Friday 5th November from 3.30 to 4.15 pm at Centennial Park.  There are 10 sessions and it costs $30.00 per person.  The sessions will teach them fundamental batting, bowling and small ball skills and they will play modified cricket games.  To register your child, go to

Cross Country
At our last assembly, we acknowledged the children who got placings in our school cross country last term.  Congratulations to the following recipients:

Year 1 girls - 1st Emere, 2nd Jane, 3rd Phoebe
Year 1 boys - 1st Carter, 2nd Manase, 3rd Zion

Year 2 girls - 1st Manaia, 2nd Eva M, 3rd Angelina
Year 2 boys - 1st Hunter, 2nd Mark, 3rd Ryan

Year 3 girls - 1st Emily, 2nd Taera, 3rd Taylor
Year 3 boys - 1st Alexander, 2nd Reynaldo, 3rd Zachary

Year 4 girls - 1st Hila'atu, 2nd Milah, 3rd Aria
Year 4 boys - 1st Lewis, 2nd Luke L, 3rd Siale

Year 5 girls - 1st Ellie, 2nd Analiese, 3rd Molly O
Year 5 boys - 1st James L, 2nd Liam, 3rd Luke B

Year 6 girls - 1st Eva, 2nd Chelsea
Year 6 boys - 1st Daniel, 2nd Taafaki, 3rd Lincoln

Year 7 girls - 1st Emily, 2nd Jasmine, 3rd Francis
Year 7 boys - 1st King, 2nd David, 3rd Elias

Year 8 girls - 1st Willow, 2nd Ivy-Belle, 3rd Mazvita
Year 8 boys - 1st Jack, 2nd Kenton, 3rd Tommy

Camps - please pay these by the time your children go on camp and if you need to make a payment plan, please see Mrs Rzepecky.

Sports - these need to be paid ASAP.  If your child joined a touch rugby team for term 4, we will let you know the cost of these fees shortly.

Mufti Day
We are having a Mufti Day tomorrow.  All schools in Waitaki are doing this to raise money for the Waitaki Sports Centre.  Please bring a gold coin donation

Friday 22nd - Technology for Yr 7 & 8
                     - Mufti day fundraiser
Monday 25th - Labour Day - school closed
Tuesday 26th - Book Fair and Book Character Dress Up Day
Wednesday 27th - Book Fair
Thursday 28th - Book Fair and Yr 6 EOTC camp
                        - Tsunami Drill

Scholastic Book Club
The catalogues have been sent home and all orders are due by Friday 29th October.

Summer Sports
Touch Rugby
As mentioned earlier in the week, the structure of the touch rugby competition has changed due to current covid regulations and only half the teams will play each week.  Each team will play on a field in which you have to enter the grounds from the appropriate entrance.  This will be put on the draw each week.  Children are not allowed to stay and watch other teams.  Please keep an eye out on the draw for your team's game times.

This competition starts on Monday 1st November and further information will be forwarded on to the teams once we receive it.  We are still looking for managers for these teams which basically involves subbing the children on and off the court.  The rules are very few and very easy to learn.  Please let Mrs Brien know if you can help.

Winter Sports Uniforms and Gear Bags
A reminder to return all winter sports uniforms and gear bags by next Tuesday for stocktake.

Community Notices
24 October 2021

Come join us at the Oamaru Farmers Market

Every Sunday from 9:30 am - 1 pm at the Harbour area

  • We are back again this Sunday with a great range of locally grown and produced goods. Come and celebrate the labour weekend with us, it's promising to be an exciting and busy market this Sunday.

  • Waterway Natives will be back this Sunday. Come down and buy some native plants and also discuss your landscaping ideas with Daron, he is always happy to assist!

  • We do need to make sure that we are meeting the Covid 19 Level 2 restrictions, so please remember to enter the Market via the main entrance on Wansbeck St only. We need to monitor how many people are on site, so please do only use this entrance/exit. We also ask that you sign in using the QR code or registration book, wear a mask unless eating or drinking and please maintain 2m distance from people that are unknown to you.
  • Art Classes start 1 November 
    Monday, Tuesday or Friday 3:30-5pm
    7 weeks (one class per week) $180 

     Contact luzette 0210772149
    Fb: art by luzette

    Luzette Crossan 
    Creative educator, artist, face painter 
    021 077 2149

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