Next week the PFA are collecting items for the White Elephant – on Wednesday students may wear mufti to school and must bring an item that is new or near new. We are also offering a drop off period for fair items on Saturday 3 March from 10.00am – 2.00pm. Further information is in the poster above. Please support this important event on our school calendar, it raises funds that enable us to offer a quality experience for your daughters. The PFA are doing a huge amount of work to make this event a success, so let’s all assist them, and keep the goods rolling in.
Fair collections are going well and the girls are enjoying having the chance to wear mufti. Next week we are collecting for tombola – more details are available in the poster above.
Monday 5 March will be a Teacher Only Day for all Otago secondary schools, therefore St Hilda’s will be closed for instruction. A ‘Jumbo Day’ is being held to provide professional development to all teaching staff.
Should you have any difficulties with childcare for your daughter(s) on 5 March, we can offer limited supervision for the day in Rooms 109 and 110. If you need this supervision for your daughter, please contact Karen Mowat in the school office by the end of school Thursday 1 March.
Tolcarne will close on Friday 2 March at 5.00pm and reopen on Monday 5 March at 3.00pm. If you have any difficulties with the hostel being closed Friday 2 – Monday 5 March, please contact Ange Rathbone at Tolcarne to discuss further.
Our school fair is on the 17th March. Fair preparations are well under way and next week sees the first major collection. Each Wednesday, leading up to the fair will be a mufti day and instead of a gold coin donation, we ask that students bring items for the Fair – to help us build excitement and enthusiasm for the event, but also to help bring in the goods required to make it a roaring success. Next week we are asking that each student brings three books from home, that are no longer read or required, for our book stall. More information is in the poster above.
It is my pleasure to welcome all families to the 2018 school year. I hope your summer has been relaxing and enjoyable. I certainly hope that students are feeling refreshed and ready for a challenging and busy year. I extend an especially warm welcome to all of our new students and their families. You are coming to a special place. I urge you to make the most of every new opportunity here. I encourage all families to attend the important school events during Term 1 as these are wonderful opportunities to meet other families and to really feel part of the St Hilda’s community.