Monthly Archives: September 2015

Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 10

Service Award recipients with Mrs Barron and Ms Bartley
Service Award recipients with Mrs Barron and Ms Bartley

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Monday’s Eucharist Service was led by Reverend Aaron Douglas.  Thank you to all students for their donations to Anglican Family Care – they will be most appreciated.

We also held our Services Awards this week.  It is always heartening to see our students providing service to the school and community.  Congratulations to all recipients.

Elite Service Award recipients with Mrs Barron and Ms Bartley
Elite Service Award recipients with Mrs Barron and Ms Bartley

We are in the process of creating an ‘Award Ceremonies’ page on the Parent Portal where you will be able to view recipients for Academic, Cultural and Sporting Blues as well as Service Awards and Prize Giving.  Keep an eye out for this over the holidays.

Interviews for junior students will be held on:

Tuesday 20 October – 6.00pm – 9.00pm (day girls)
Friday 23 October – 12.30pm – 3.00pm (boarders)

An email will be sent to parents over the holidays with the details of the interview site and opening times.  This also means that school will finish for all students at 12.00pm on Friday 23 October.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 9

The Kapa Haka group performing at Otago Polyfest
The Kapa Haka group performing at Otago Polyfest

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Please note that school will finish at 12noon on Friday 25 September to allow senior parent interviews to take place.

Earlier this week we had twelve Year 9 and 10 students participate in the Get2Go Challenge.  This is a great day out in Dunedin with teams participating in a variety of challenges such as Mountain biking, Orienteering, Kayaking and problem solving.  The Year 9 team did very well, coming 1st in the All Girls Category and 7th overall.  The whole group had a fun day out and enjoyed the different activities.

Get2Go Challenge

The Kapa Haka performed well at Polyfest on Wednesday night.  Unfortunately, the event was running ahead of time, resulting in parents missing their performance.  We have placed a short video on our Facebook page of the girls performing, so make sure you check it out!

Our nominees for the position of 2016 Board of Trustees Student Representative have presented to the school on why they should be voted Student Rep.  Voting papers were distributed yesterday and students have until September 24 to return their votes to school, or October 2 for postal votes.  If any girls were absent from school yesterday, they can collect a voting form from Ms Mowat in the main office.

On Monday we are holding our end of term Eucharist Service.  All students must be in formal uniform for this.  We are collecting for Anglican Family Care and ask that girls bring the following items :

Year 7 & 8 Treats (biscuits, chocolate, instant pudding or jelly packets)
Year 9 Cans (spaghetti, baked beans, tinned fruit or veges)
Year 10 Pasta (lasagne, spaghetti, macaroni, and sauces)
Year 11 Lunch box items (muesli bars, healthy snacks)
Year 12 Breakfast items (cereals, margarine, spreads)

Year 13 Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, shampoo)

These items can be brought to school on Monday for the chapel service or handed in on Thursday’s tutor/form time.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 8

Students and staff dressed as their favourite book characters for Library Week Mufti Day

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We are coming to the end of a successful Library Week.  There have been activities such as daily quizzes, Blind Date With a Book, Find Pippy Longstocking and of course, our Dress as a Book Character mufti day.  The students (and staff!) looked great.  Thank you to the students for their contribution which saw 29 new books donated to the library.

Next Tuesday we are holding a mufti day for White Ribbon, an organisation that aims to stop violence towards women.  We ask that girls bring a gold coin donation for this.

The Sports Awards are being held next Thursday at 5.30pm in the Chapel.  Girls will be notified next week if they are to receive an award.  As well as awards being presented, nominations for the major sports awards, which will be awarded at prize giving, will be announced.

Good luck to Cecilia Crooks who is in Hamilton at the NZ Secondary Schools’ Swimming Champs.

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Weekly News – Term 3 | Week 7

The Junior A Basketball Team
The Junior A Basketball Team

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We have had a large number of students away this week competing at Winter Tournament. The Junior A Basketball team won their division, the Senior A Netball team placed 9th and the A Basketball team are currently playing in the semi final against Waimea.  Georgia Heffernan was named in the South Island Secondary Schools’ netball tournament team. Full tournament results, including hockey and football, will be published next week.

Next week is Library Week.  There will be a daily book quiz and a Dress Up as a Book Character Mufti Day on Wednesday, as well as the chance to return overdue library books for an edible reward.

Library Week

Thank you to the parents who have filled out the survey about St Hilda’s.  If you haven’t done so already, you can visit the link below to take part:

Your input is most appreciated.

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