News from Tolcarne

I am writing this as I sit in my office and look out the window at the sun trying to peek through, much to the girls’ disappointment as they were all hoping for a snow day!

Several girls have actually gone to celebrate in the snow at the Winter Festival in Queenstown. The hostel seems very empty.

This weekend for a Sunday activity Robyn McGarry will be taking a group of girls down to the school kitchen to do some baking.

We have also been lucky enough to be offered a few extra tickets from John McGlashan for Saturday night’s rugby match. It really is great to have close relationships with the other boarding hostels in Dunedin so activities can be done together.

In the past few weeks the junior (and some seniors too) have been participating in all sorts of craft activities. Several girls have made the very cute animal wheat bags.

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They have also been making very cute little phone charms out of fimo. We actually have the sewing machine permanently in the lounge as it is being used a lot.

The girls are busy sorting out their room changes for next term as in the middle of the year, all of the girls make a switch.

Tolcarne Council met this week with Head Boarders Amelia and Lucy. They have put forward many fantastic suggestions with many ideas around how to strengthen our ‘Tolcarne Tribes’.

Several of our Year 12 girls have been at Mount Cook for the last few days on their Geography field trip. We have just had news that the snow is quite high where they are so they will be staying another night to ensure that the roads will be safe to drive on. Isla Huffadine has sent through some fantastic shots to share a little of their experience.

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Amanda Haggie | Head of Boarding