Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 6

Year 7 and 8 Camp

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The Year 7 and 8s have returned today from a successful trip to Camp Columba. They had a very cold start on Tuesday but have enjoyed sun toward the end of their week.

Next Friday is the Year 12 and 13 Formal. The girls are busy making final preparations and we look forward to a successful evening.

Well done to the Z Club who ran a very successful Pink Breakfast on Tuesday morning. This was a great fundraiser for a worthy cause.

A reminder to girls that Entertainment Books need to be returned to the student office if they haven’t already done so.  If you would like to order one, please click the link below where you have the option of ordering a digital copy.

St Hilda’s Entertainment Book

Student Achievement

Temple Flaws competed in the Oamaru Performing Arts Competition last weekend. She won 10 of the 15 items she performed in, across three disciplines, singing, tap and modern dance. Temple was also awarded an inaugural trophy for ‘Most Promising Vocal Performance’ over all and the 50th Festival Cup for ‘Most Successful, Versatile Competitor Over All Arts’. 

Mariah Nelson, Kim Paisley, Kate Heffernan and Georgia Heffernan made the Netball Centre Regional Under 17 Representative Team.

The Year 10 A netball team placed 5th at the Roncalli College Year 9 and 10 Netball Development tournament played last Sunday in Timaru.

On Wednesday 28 St Hilda’s girls bused down to Milton to compete in the Otago/Southland Cross Country Relay. Yet again all the teams performed extremely well, and it was a great sight seeing our Senior and Junior team’s 4th runners sprinting to the finish line.

The Senior Girls team of Anna Power, Erin O’Brien, Olivia Gold and Anna Lindsay were placed first, and the Junior Team of Lily Davies, Georgia Mitchell, Suzie White and Cecilia Crooks also won their age group.

The St Hilda’s Senior Team 3 were placed 3rd, Team 2 were placed 4th and Team 4 were placed 5th. St Hilda’s Junior 2 team were placed 4th and Junior 3 were placed 5th.

Anna Lindsay recorded the Fastest Senior time and Olivia Gold the third fastest time. Cecilia Crooks was the 3rd fastest Junior girl.

Next week the Otago Cross Country is being held at the Gladfield Golf Course. This is the same course that will be used for the NZSS National Cross Country that is being held on Saturday 20th June.

As part of the Otago Careers Festival, the Dunedin Careers Expo is open to the public next Tuesday evening, 2 June, 7pm – 8.30pm.

Ready to Launch!  Helping your teenager prepare for work and learning

Tuesday, June 2    6pm-7pm Westpac Lounge, Edgar Centre

PUBLIC ENQUIRIES TO: tess.livingstone@careers.govt.nz

Helping teenagers successfully launch into work or tertiary study can be a worrying time for parents. Come and hear our panel of school, tertiary and Government career and study advisors talk about practical tips and guidelines for helping your young person work out a sense of direction, get a head start on building their employment skills; gain required foundation qualifications and know what to expect in the workplace or the lecture theatre.  Then stay on and explore the 2015 Dunedin Careers Expo with your son or daughter.

Information on the University of Auckland Parent Seminar

Information on the Dunedin Careers Expo

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

Judy Maw | Assistant Principal