Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 10

St Hilda’s National Cross Country Junior Team

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Year 12 Geography students arrived safely back from Mt Cook on Saturday night after being snowed in.  The girls were accepting of the situation and spent Saturday morning working happily on their Geography work.  Special thanks to Ms Turner and Mrs Bradfield for their constant contact and calm manner.

The girls involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme made their presentations on Wednesday afternoon.  Brainwaves, consisting of Lola Garden, Holly Armstrong, Anna Power, Brie Shea, Holly White, Claudia Maker and Aria Park, won two of the three awards – Best Business Plan and Best Oral Presentation.  The team are in the process of producing a chocolate bar that promotes productive study.

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The Brainwaves Team

We have three groups participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme this year.  Once their products have been made and sold, they also have to complete an Annual Report and a regional winner will be announced in October, travelling to Wellington to represent Otago at the New Zealand Awards.

On Monday morning we are holding the Founders’ Day Service.  At this we will celebrate the school founders.  We will also gift our donations to The Anglican Family Care. Many thanks for the donations we have already and please feel free to send items in on Monday to add to this. We ask that all girls are in formal uniform for this special Eucharistic service.

On Tuesday class and group photos were taken. These photos on McRobie’s website for you to order. The cost is $16.00 per photo (postage included). The photos are available until August to order online at http://wp.me/p39g4r-3No.

The Year 10 Film Festival is on next week. We are looking forward to viewing the creations of these budding directors next Friday.

Student Achievement

Lillian being presented her medal by John Elder who is the Trinity representative for Dunedin at Knox Church.

Lillian Gibbs was presented with the Trinity College London silver medal award for  the person with the highest mark in music subject exams over grades 5-8 (for Singing – grade 6) in 2014 in Dunedin.

The New Zealand Cross Country was run last Saturday.  18 girls entered and raced in fields of 90-120 girls, a daunting task over a very wet and demanding course.  Congratulations to all girls involved for representing St Hilda’s so enthusiastically.  It was great to see the Junior team, who had been very consistent over the Cross Country season, win a silver medal in the Junior 6 Man Team.  Team members were Kate Higham, Cecilia Crooks, Georgia Mitchell, Suzie White, Brianna Thomson and Sophie Sinclair.

Sports Uniform

The following items are able to be ordered to be  purchased through the Sports Coordinators Office:
  • Navy Canterbury Hoodies – Sizes XS, S, M, L – St Hilda’s Logo on front with St Hilda’s Collegiate underneath. Surname on bottom back( Embroidery in light blue) Cost $60.00
  • Navy CCC Tee Shirt – Sizes XS, S, M ,L – St Hilda’s Collegiate on back.  Cost $25.00
  • Navy with Light Blue Piping Dri Fit Long Sleeve Warm Up Top  – St Hilda’s Logo on front with St Hilda’s Collegiate underneath. Surname on bottom back( Embroidery in light blue) Cost $75.00

Girls are also able to wear any navy long sleeved thermal under their playing tops as well, which can  be purchased independently.

Judy Maw | Assistant Principal

News from Tolcarne

Just a quick reminder that the hostel will close for the holidays on Friday 3 July at 5.00pm and will reopen on Sunday 19 July at 3.00pm.  All girls are required to clear out their rooms completely and take their belongings home as the hostel is fully booked during this time.

Please check your letterboxes during the holidays for our end of term print newsletter.  This is full of news about what has been happening at Tolcarne as well as some reminders also.

Have a safe holiday.

Amanda Haggie | Head of Boarding