Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 4

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Sings Hilda with Mr Madden and Mr Grant before their first recital at The Big Sing Finale

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Thank you to parents who attended our Expo Day on Wednesday.  I hope that this gave you an interesting insight into teaching and learning at St Hilda’s.

Sings Hilda are currently in Wellington performing at the finale of The Big Sing.  They have had one recital already today and will perform another tomorrow, as well as being involved in the Gala Concert tomorrow night.  Just to reach the finale is an achievement in itself and we are immensely proud of the girls.

We have appointed our new canteen operator, Mrs Tanya Black.  She has had a number of years experience in this area and we look forward to her starting with us in Week 6. We will have further information on this next week.

A reminder that applications for Service Awards are due in by Friday 4th September. Details on this have been in the school notices and any questions can be directed to Ms Derrith Bartley.

As we come to the end of our winter sports season there are a number of codes moving into final rounds. Good luck to all the girls who are competing in finals this weekend.


Reminder for NCEA Fees

A reminder that payment is due by Wednesday, August 19.  Please pay by direct credit to St Hilda’s Collegiate School 02 0900 0356280 00 (please do not pay the NCEA fee with your school fees as a different bank account is required).  EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available in the student office.  Payment can also be made by cheque, made payable to St Hilda’s Collegiate School.


Student Achievement

Adithi Alexander and Emily Perry have both been selected for the Mainland (South Island) New Zealand June Bevan Under 17 Badminton Team for 2016. The girls will travel to Perth next year and compete in the Australasian event.


Sports Awards

Application forms for 2015 Sport’s Blues , Criteria, Double Blues and Honours Board Applications can be found in the Sports section under the information links on the left of this page.

Can these please be completed and forwarded to the Sports Office by 28th August.


John McGlashan Presents…

A John McGlashan College, St Hilda’s Collegiate, and Columba College Production of:

A brand new musical revue…The Idiot’s Guide to Broadway
Music from such shows as West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Annie, Miss Saigon, Rent, and Green Day’s American Idiot.

Westpac Mayfair Theatre – 7.30pm
Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, Friday 21st August
Adults $20 / Students & Kids $15 / Family $65 (2 Adults, 2 Students-kids)

Tickets available from the John McGlashan College Office.


Built Environment and Active Transport to School: the BEATS Study

Our school is taking part in a research study which investigates transport to school habits, the neighbourhood environment and physical activity of Dunedin adolescents aged 13 to 18 years. The study involves surveying adolescents and parents and interviewing the school principal at our school. Please see the BEATS Study website for more information:

www.otago.ac.nz/beats

We are asking parents to consider whether you would like to take part. As a school, we are concerned with the health and lifestyle of all of our students. We believe that this study will yield important results that will help us improve our school environment. We also believe that the results will be of interest to both you and your daughter. We would therefore like to encourage you to consider taking part in this study. We do want to emphasize, however, that there is no obligation to take part.

Selected classes of students at our school participated in the BEATS Student Survey in March 2015. Early next year our school will receive a preliminary report with valuable information about transport to school habits and lifestyle of students at our school.

We are now inviting you to participate in the BEATS Parental Survey. Please click here to see an enclosed letter from the researchers and information sheets about this study. For further information, please see the study website:

http://www.otago.ac.nz/beats/participants/parents/index.html.

Your help today with completing this survey will provide our school with important information on parental perspectives on factors that influence school choice and transport to school for our students.

Please feel free to contact the BEATS Research Team if you have further questions regarding this study (phone: 03 479 9112; e-mail: beats@otago.ac.nz). If you have any concerns or questions about the school’s involvement in this study, please feel free to get in touch with Ms Corkery.  Thank you very much for considering taking part in this study. We look forward to your help.

Judy Maw
Assistant Principal