Thursday, 24 February 2022

3. School Notices - Week 4, Term 1 2022


Birthday Greetings
Manaia D, Annabel G, Reynaldo M, Clare L and Sephrin S

Coding NZ Lessons
In today’s world, it’s essential for young people to learn how to create technology not just
consume it. Coding NZ’s lessons empower students with the tools they need and help give
students the best chance at being successful in our increasingly digital age. Extend your
child’s awareness and horizons. Free trial lessons are available now at  See the attachment in the email for further information.

Lost or Misplaced Clothing
After swimming this week, there have been some PE shirts being inadvertently worn by other children when they have got changed.  Unfortunately, not all the PE shirts are named (as asked for) but we ask you to check your child's shirts in case they have picked up someone else's by mistake. The misplaced PE tops are named.

A size 16 named polar fleece with the name Kilgour on it has been lost in the playground. so can you please check your child's polar fleece.

Parents Coming into School
Please remember to come to the office if you need to drop anything off to a child or collect a child during school hours as parents are not allowed to go to the classrooms during Level Red.

A big thank you to our wonderful parents and grandparents who helped us with our swimming lessons during the last two weeks as you enabled us to walk safely to and from the pool and help with the changing rooms. 
The children have been amazing with their progress in their swimming and we thank you, the parents for ensuring the children have their swimming gear each day.

Senior Swimming Sports - a notice will come out tomorrow about these sports.

Touch Rugby
A reminder from North Otago Touch to please use the designated entrance ways when arriving at the grounds and to sign in and show them your vaccine pass.  There was a couple of teething problems which will be sorted for next week. We were lucky for the teams to play on Tuesday as we thought the rain would have come earlier.  The Yr 7/8 team will play on Tuesday as teams play on a fortnightly basis and anyone over 12 years will have to show their vaccine pass at the grounds.
Below is a reminder from North Otago Touch about the competition.

Anyone who helps organise touch is a volunteer. We have worked extremely hard over the past couple of weeks to find a way to run a Junior Touch competition. It has been difficult, and it certainly would have been much easier to call it quits and put it in the “too hard” basket. In fact, we had several conversations around this.
We are answerable to TouchNZ, and luckily have found a way to run the competition within their COVID guidelines. Yes, this means it is a mandated competition. As we have shared, we do not have the time or resources to be able to run a non-mandated competition. Thanks for understanding, North Otago Junior Touch.

St Joseph's Rockets versus the St Joseph's Ferns team on Tuesday

Winter Sports Enrolments
A notice will come home tomorrow regarding this.

Yr 8 Leadership Photos
Last week our Yr 8 children were awarded their leadership badges and because there are some students away this week, a group photo with their roles will be in next week's newsletter.

Community Notices
  • Job Vacancy - the Waitaki Power Trust has a job vacancy for a secretary which would suit a parent or someone just looking for a part time role (Great flexible hours and able to work from home most of the time).  See the attachment in the email for further information and job description.
  • Out of Hours Music and Art Classes - this is open to all North Otago children aged 8 - 12 years hosted by Weston School.  Music classes are ukulele, guitar, chanter/bagpipes and drums.  Art classes available. Information and enrolment email   or phone the Weston School office on 434 5445.
  • Rebecca Ryan Music - group lessons now available including singing, violin, viola, recorder, keyboard and music theory.  Contact or 021 0233 6654 for more information including timetable and term fees.  See the attachment to the email.
  • Waitaki Recreation Centre - 10 week circuit challenge! Mon / Wed / Fri 9-10am
    Creche available. Suitable for all levels. 
    Waitaki Community Recreation Centre ph 4346932
    Register Now! You can join at any time.

    REC CENTRE CRECHE - This is a service for parents who would like to attend a morning class or work out in the weights room, while knowing that their children are being well looked after just down the hallway!
    When: Mon/Wed/Fri - 9-11.30am*; Tues/Thurs 10-11.30am; Sat 9am-12pm
    Where: In the kitchen/meeting room
    Price: $3.00 per child, per creche session
    (family discounts available - see office)
    (*Extended hours operate during the school terms, during the holidays M/W/F hours are 10-11.30am).
     Diane Talanoa - Manager, ph 021 08150688

    Waitaki Community Recreation Centre, Orwell StreetOamaru03 4346932

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