Weekly News – Term 1 | Week 8

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Whanaungatanga groups have been working all term to fundraise for Anglican Family Care. At the beginning of term, Anglican Family Care gave each group $5 and they’ve each thought of how they could fundraise with that $5.  We’ve had sausage sizzles, porridge breakfasts in the archway, cupcake making and raffles.  Yesterday a ‘Market Day’ was held for those groups who had items to sell.  On Monday 3 July we will be holding our Founders’ Day Service and it will be then that each group give back to Anglican Family Care what they have raised.  The girls have really enjoyed taking part in this.

The Careers Evening went well last night.  Old Girl Anna Ross was our guest speaker and she also came in to school during the day to talk to a number of classes.  Anna’s company Kester Black produces ethically made, vegan and cruelty free nail polishes and skin care and last year she was named young Australian businesswoman of the year.  Anna has also just arrived back from a G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Berlin.

Please note that the venue for the Mid Winter Extravaganza has now changed.  We will now be hosting this at school in the chapel – same date and time.  Tickets prices are now $10 for adults and $5 for students/children.  We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Senior students will have the chance to donate blood on Thursday July 6.  More information can be found here.

Good luck to our students who are involved with Hip Hop and Robocup over the weekend.


Tolcarne News

A week full of activities for the hostel girls!  On Sunday the girls enjoyed an awesome afternoon of games with John McGlashan in their gym. The girls and boys were broken into six teams for a round robin of basketball, futsal and dodgeball. Great skills and teamwork was shown by all and the girls enjoyed an afternoon tea put on by John McGlashan.

Monday night was our Tribe Op Shop Cat Walk Competition – Grendon took this out winning three out of the six sections:  Ambassador Ball, Disney and Best Use of Colour. Faulkland were a close second winning the “It’s a Man’s world” and Best Choreography sections and Highgate won the Underwater World section.

All the hostel girls listened to Sergeant John Hedges on Tuesday night to help them navigate the world of social media and be safe online. His message was very simple with a few key questions for the girls to ask themselves:

  • Are you the same person on social media as you are in person?
  • Do you write how you talk?
  • What would your Gran say if she read it?

Student Achievement

At the Gymsport Qualifier 1 Competition in May, our girls achieved the following results:

  • Maia Lamb – 6th, Level 4 Individual
  • Maia Lamb & Naima Woodrow – 4th, Level 4 Pair
  • Sophie Sinclair – 3rd, Level 5 Individual

At the Gymsport Invercargill Interclub Competition in June, our girls achieved the following results:

  • Maia Lamb – 4th, Level 4 Individual
  • Maia Lamb & Naima Woodrow – 1st, Level 4 Pair
  • Sophie Sinclair – 5th, Level 5 Individual
  • Sophie Sinclair, Anna McCaughan and Emma McCaughan – 1st, Level 4 Team

The team of Brianna Le, Lauren Heng and Emily Wilson were runners up in the Year 9 and 10 Extra! regional spelling quiz.

Sophie Wispinski received an Elite Award in the Language Perfect World Championships. Sophie answered 17,311 questions during the championships, placing her in the top 0.2% of 350,000 competitors from around the world.


Super Rugby Tickets

Tickets are available for the next Highlanders game on July 14 against the Reds.

The seats are superbly located and you can enjoy pre and after match relaxation via access to the Level 2 and Level 4 hospitality areas.   Tickets will be processed on a first come, first served basis.  The price for these tickets is by fair and reasonable donation however we would expect a minimum donation of $25 per ticket. All funds will go to a hardship fund, which enables all students to participate in school camps and sports trips.  The tickets are full lounge access cards and as such will need to be returned to school after the game.

Please email jpopa@shcs.school.nz if you are interested in tickets.