Weekly News – Term 1 | Week 11

Ali Copeman, Chair of the PFA, holds the winning ticket of our Luxury Raffle

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The 2018 PFA fundraiser has drawn to a close, with winners of our luxury raffle drawn today at school at 1.00pm.  Sergeant John Hedges supervised, with Mrs Donna Madigan drawing the winning tickets.  We are pleased to announce the winners are:

1st place – ticket number 3412, sold by Tyla Giles to Barbara Cuthill
2nd place – ticket number 1450 sold by Sabine Mason to Michael Mason
3rd place – ticket number 0325 sold by Kaylee Dickison to Judy Blackwood
4th place – ticket number 3834 sold by Georgia Copeman to Shelley McMeeken
5th place – ticket number 0992 sold by Jessica Robertson to Anna Brenssell

Well done to all involved and a big thank you to our families for selling so many tickets for us.  All funds raised will go toward fitting out the Visual Arts building.

The girls travelling to Vietnam made it to Auckland on Tuesday night, and apart from a slight delay on Wednesday morning, made it to Vietnam safely.  We know they will return in a couple of weeks time with some wonderful memories.

The Term 1 print newsletter will be posted to families next week.  Please check inside the envelope carefully as there may be certificates for some students, and there is also a flyer with information on how you can order the Entertainment Book to support our rowers.

Wishing all students a safe and enjoyable holiday break.


From the Guidance Network

With the arrival of the holidays it is a good time to think about how we can all use this time to reconnect with our children. Click here for some suggestions about how you can improve your bond with your teen or here for the top ten tips for enjoying your teenager.

Tolcarne News

On Sunday 8th April a group of 20 Year 9 and 10 students from Tolcarne walked the Pineapple Track. It was great to see such a big turn out of girls participating. The track took us 1.5 hours in total and was a good effort for the girls as it is quite steep in some parts of the track. At the summit there are incredible views of the city. This was the last organised activity for the term, and we are excited about the activities we have lined up for Term 2. Have a safe and happy holiday!


Student Achievement

Lillian Gibbs, as a member of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, will take part in the national (and televised) ANZAC commemoration at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Anzac Day.

Isabel Woodhouse received a Silver Medal in the IRB Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships Nationals Competition held in Waihi last weekend.  Isabel’s team was placed second in the U20 Women Assembly Rescue.