Thursday, 3 February 2022

3. School Notices - Week 1, Term 1 2022


Birthday Greetings for the coming week

Mele A, John S and Elleanna T

Administration Forms
A reminder to return all these forms back to the school office by Tuesday 8th February.  Your information on these forms may not change from year to year but we still need to receive them back.  Please sign the forms that do not need amending with your signature and say no change.  The Generic Permission form needs to be completed and signed.

A girl's pink sports shoe has been handed into the office as it was found in the car park.  Please come and claim it if it belongs to your daughter.

Goal Setting Meetings
These zoom meetings will be held on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th February from 4.00 to 7.30 pm as we are unable to meet in person due to the red traffic light system.  To book your meeting, go to   and login with the code uacvx

HP Vaccine for Yr 8 students
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme will be offered to all year 8 students at school.  During early-mid February, the Public Health Nurse associated with each school will be going education around the vaccinations to the year 8 students.  The students will be given a consent form to take home to their parents/caregivers.  If you do not wish for your child to partake in the education, please contact the school.

Please read the consent form carefully, fill it out in pen and return it to the school office asap, even if you do not consent for your child to be vaccinated at school.

No child will be vaccinated without their parent/caregiver's consent.
The HPV vaccination is also available free of charge through your practice nurse or doctor up to their 26th birthday.  Delaying the vaccine may mean your child needs more injections to be protected, as people aged 15 years and older need three vaccines.  For any further information, please phone the Public Health Nurse for your school (Verena Birchall) or look up

Lost Property

There is a large number of lost property in the foyer.  Please come and look to see if anything belongs to you otherwise it will be given back to the Uniform Shop to be resold. 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO NAME YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING AS THERE ARE A LOT OF UNNAMED CLOTHES.  This is very important for when the children go swimming.

Friday 3rd February - mufti day and gold coin donation
Monday 6th February - Waitangi Day holiday - school closed
Tuesday 7th February - admin forms dues back

Scholastic Book Club
The brochures were sent home this week and the orders are due back to the office by Friday 11th February.

Lunches start up again on Friday 11th February.  The prices are the same as last year with the availability of chocolate milk for $2.00.  Envelopes are available from the office.

Summer Sports
North Otago Cricket are running a modified Girls Smash and Boys Blast cricket competition for 5 weeks in March where the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment and not skill or ability. All games are played at Centennial Park from 3.45 to 4.30 pm for children aged 7 - 14 years.  Costs $20.00 per person.  A permission slip will come home early next week regarding this.

We are waiting to hear back from Football South regarding the Futsal competition for term 1 and we will let you know if or when it starts back up again.

Touch Rugby
The competition starts again on Tuesday February 22nd and will be run in the same format as last year because of the Covid red light system.  This year, North Otago Touch are keeping it simple as they are only going to run MIXED competitions and no boys or girls teams.
The grades will be:
Years 1,2 and 3
Years 4, 5 and 6
Years 7 and 8

A notice will come home early next week regarding permission slips for touch.

Volunteer wanted - Mark Robertson from North Otago Touch is moving out of Oamaru and will not be able to run the competition this year.  They are looking for someone to help run the competition along with Shannon Poulson.  If anyone is interested in helping out, please email Mark at

Please refer to the swimming notice further in the blog for the whole school swimming lessons.

Uniform Shop Volunteer
Adele is stepping down from the Uniform Shop this term after 10 years of loyal service. The role involves opening the shop every Thursday for 30-45 minutes and on a Monday of each new term and ensuring the stock is displayed and notifying the office when school stocks are getting low.  If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please contact the office.

We warmly welcome 4 new students to our school this week - Michaela C, Chris G, Laken N and Caleb T.

Year 7 Vision Screening
The Vision Hearing Technicians from Population Health team, Southern District Health will be visiting our school to screen all Yr 7 students for distance vision on Tuesday 15th February.  If you do not wish for your child to be screened, please fill out an opt-out slip which is available from the school office before the visit.

Community Notices
  • Kids Art Classes - 8 weeks of art classes for $210.00 starting Tuesday 8th February.  Choose Monday, Tuesday or Friday from 3.30 to 5.00 pm.  Suitable for age 5 and up.  Held at The Loft above the Collective Cafe.  Book now at
  • Skills & Technique Art Classes - a class for young artists with a passion for art and established base to focus on different art skills and techniques with various mediums.  Held at The Loft above the Collective Cafe every Friday from 6.00 to 7.30 pm.  Goes for 8 weeks and costs $350.00

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