Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 2

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We have students visiting St Hilda’s from Global Public School, in South India, from 13 June to 20 June.  We are looking for families who would like to host an Indian student for 7 nights.  The students will participate in St Hilda’s classes and also have activities arranged for them during the day.  Families will be remunerated for hosting as well as have the opportunity to experience and learn about a different culture and potentially develop a long-lasting friendship.  We have had great experiences hosting this school in the past and look forward to seeing them again next month. We enjoy them sharing wonderful aspects of their own culture in our school community.

For more information please contact Ange or Nele in the International Department, international@shcs.school.nz, or phone 477 0989.

On Friday morning the Z Club hosted a Pink Ribbon Breakfast. Zonta member Denise Gow was the guest speaker for the event talking about her life experiences and resilience. The event was sponsored by Copper, No 7, New World and the Warehouse.

2018/2019 Entertainment books and memberships are now on sale. Purchasing your membership via the fundraiser for St Hilda’s Collegiate School Rowing Club helps towards a new boat trailer for the club enabling all St Hilda’s boats to be shipped to regattas on a single trailer without the need to seek and pay for transport from the other schools. To purchase an Entertainment membership, click here.

This week Year 13 student Ebony James took part in Shave for a Cure. Through Ebony’s fundraising efforts she managed to raise an impressive $1500 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Well done Ebony!

 

This week St Hilda’s had a visit from Javelin thrower Holly Robinson. Holly has been to the London and Rio Paralympics, and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games winning Silver at both Rio and the Gold Coast. Holly spoke with Year 7 and 8 students as part of their Commonwealth Games Unit in PE. The students had come up with a number of questions to ask Holly. She was very inspiring and gave the girls lots of advice which they can apply in their sport and everyday life.

 


Careers News and Events

As we approach the time of year in which students begin to explore options for next years subjects and finalise plans for life beyond school, a page of Careers Online Resources has been shared to aid in these processes. This page can also be accessed from a link at the bottom of the Student, Staff and Parents home pages, enabling ready access for our school community. Included are links to interactive resources under sections headed Career Exploration Tools, Job Databases, CareersNZ and sourcing Financial Tertiary Support.


From the Guidance Network

The Office of Film and Literature Classification NZ states ‘Young people can access virtually any content on their devices – anywhere, any time. As digital natives, they can and should make use of these opportunities for communication, education, and entertainment.

But young people can also be negatively impacted by what they see. We know this from international studies, our own research, and from talking directly to parents and teenagers nationwide. Young people are looking for guidance – we know because they’ve told us so. We also know that parents and caregivers are concerned about what young people are viewing in movies, TV shows, games and websites.’

Click here for some practical tips about how you can talk with your teen about what they are viewing


Tolcarne News

This week at Tolcarne we have had a make-over of our supper boxes to offer healthier options. Each year group now gets a supper box filled with carrot and celery sticks, hummus, pesto, cauliflower, cheese and crackers. So far we have had great feedback from the girls – especially since everything seems to get eaten so fast!

Last weekend the Year 9’s went for a small trek out to Tunnel Beach. For many of them it was the first time seeing such an amazing sight and they all came back fizzing from having a great day at the beach. This weekend is busy as we set up to celebrate Mother’s Day with our traditional High Tea, prepared by Robyn and the Junior girls. Floral, china tea cups and pots, pink lemonade, and delicate finger foods create an amazing atmosphere for us to celebrate our beautiful Mothers.

 


Student Achievement

Elora Peters has been selected to represent Otago Volleyball at a national tournament in Wellington in June and has also been chosen as captain.

Catherine Davidson came first in the young adult section of the Dunedin Pride Poetry Competition in the inaugural year of the competition. Catherine attended an awards ceremony and her winning poem, Mother and Child,  was published in the ODT.