Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 1

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Tickets are now on sale for the St Hilda’s musical production of ‘Bring It On’ that will run from May 16 – 18th at the Mayfair Theatre.

Ticket Prices:
Adults – $20.00
Students / children $15.00
Family 2 Adults & 2 Children $55.00
Family 2 Adults & 3 Children $70.00

To purchase your tickets contact or visit the Student Office.


This week the school had a visit from Black Ferns players Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali, Aroha Savage and Toka Natua who met with the girls who play Rugby for a Q & A session and skills session.


Senior Students

The NCEA fee which has appeared on your school account is the yearly fee that the school collects on behalf of NZQA.


Careers News and Events

The Dunedin tertiary institutions will be holding their annual Open Day on Monday 7 May 2018 with students and families attending from throughout Otago and further afield. Year 13 students are invited to spend the day exploring Dunedin’s tertiary campuses and are not required to attend school. There will be no classes for Year 13 students at school.

Please use this link to view the full programme and read more on what the day has to offer. https://www.otago.ac.nz/about/open_days.html Page 5 of the programme details an address from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, to parents.

We would encourage all Year 13 students to utilise the opportunities offered to more fully explore tertiary life.

Check back regularly for updates on careers information and events through the Career Events calendar.


From the Guidance Network

We have been discussing the worldwide issue of bullying with our Year 7, 8 and 9 students and pastoral staff this week. One of the aspects explored was the role of envy in the bullying process. Click here to read what Dunedin Life Coach Jan Aitken, has to say about envy in her recent ODT article.


Tolcarne News

Welcome back to all our wonderful young women and families. It has been a busy week at Tolcarne getting settled back into routines, and with the start of winter sports underway, many of the girls are busy training hard for their respective sports and activities.

 

Ange, Robyn and two Year 10’s, Kristin Willis and Hayley King, had their first country visit in Oamaru on Wednesday night. Country visits are always a great time to meet future students and families, and for them to ask questions about the living experiences of current students. Well done to Kristin and Hayley for representing the school and Tolcarne so well, and good luck for next week as you head away to Ranfurly, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Winton and Waikaka.


Student Achievement

Bridget Sinclair and Maia Lamb recently completed in the Gymnastics Aerobics Invercargill Interclub Competition. Bridget was 1st, ADP 4 Individual and Maia was 1st, Level 5 (15+ years) individual. Borth girls reached the qualification mark for Gymnastics New Zealand Aerobics nationals being held in Tauranga in October.

Olivia O’Neill and old girl Abbey Johnston played against Australia for the New Zealand women’s touch team last weekend.
Abbey is in her second year in the team and was named Most Valuable Player. Olivia had a fantastic debut campaign and both girls are looking great for their World Cup prospects in 2019.

Congratulations to Cecilia Crooks, Natalie Hutchens, Jessica Scott and Molly Whittaker who qualified for the NZ National Age Group Swimming Championships and competed three weeks ago in Auckland. There were over 700 swimmers aged 12-18, all competing for a NZ ranking for their age group, (including recent Commonwealth Bronze medallist Lewis Clareburt).  Special mention goes to:
 Jessica and Natalie who both won a Gold medal with their 400m Freestyle Relay Team and came 6th in the Final of the 400m Medley Relay team.
 Jessica who won a Silver Medal in the 200m Fly and 2 Bronze Medals in the 50m & 100m Fly. Jessica broke a 29 year old Otago Record in the 100m Fly and was a finalist in the 50m Freestyle and 200IM.
 Cecilia whose Zonal Team won a Bronze Medal in the 800m Relay and reached the “B” Final  in the 50m Free, 400IM and 400 Freestyle.
 Natalie who came 11th in the 50m Freestyle and Molly who came 13th in the 200m Breaststroke.
Jessica Scott, Cecilia Crooks, Natalie Hutchens, Molly Whittaker