Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 7

Year 10 students who attended the BEAMS trip to Auckland

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

On Monday and Tuesday, Ms Corkery travelled to Auckland with ten Year 10 students who attended the BEAMS event at University of Auckland.  BEAMS (Business, Engineering, Architecture, Medicine and Science) aim is to encourage Year 10 Maori and Pacific students to consider science related courses and to continue to take mathematics and science subjects up to Year 13.

Year 8 students held their Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday night and a number of girls received an Aston Award, which comprises areas of sports, cultural, academic and service areas.  Congratulations to the following girls who received an Aston Award:

  • Madeline Bilkey
  • Ella-Rose Capil
  • Harriet Cottle
  • Emma Edwards
  • Lily Hornal
  • Carolyn Patman
  • Natalya Skelton

The Year 9 Speech Competition was held this morning.  Congratulations to Isabella Aldrich (1st place), Millie Scully (2nd place) and Lilly-Anne Adam (3rd place).

Year 9 Speech Winners (l-r Lilly-Anne Adam, Isabella Aldrich, Millie Scully)

The junior students have been busy practicing their singing for Sunday’s Carol Service, which will be held at 5.00pm in the Chapel.  We look forward to seeing you there.

A reminder of the Passion Project Expo which will be held on Tuesday, starting at 5.30pm in the Chapel.  There will also be displays in the Library.  Some girls have taken this opportunity to fundraise so there will be items available to purchase.

The Junior Service Afternoon will be held next Thursday from 12.30 – 3.30pm.  Working with Volunteer Otago, the 2015 Prefect Group has devised a programme where groups of students and staff will be placed with local charitable organisations to assist for the afternoon.  Details will be given to the girls closer to the time.  We believe this will provide the girls with a valuable experience and give something back to our wider community.  If you have not signed a permission slip for your daughter, please contact the main office to collect a new one.  These need to be returned by Tuesday.

Good luck to students who are in Christchurch at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Waterpolo Tournament.

Final preparations are being made for the Leavers’ Service and Prize Giving. Prize Giving will be held at the More FM Arena at the Edgar Centre on Thursday 10 December at 5.00pm. We ask that families arrive by 4.45pm where ushers will show you to your seat once inside. If your daughter is unable to attend prize giving, please email Karen Mowat at admin@shcs.school.nz by Tuesday 8 December.

Student Achievement

St Hilda’s had teams in five sports last week representing the school for Junior Sports Week.  The Waterpolo team competed very well in preparation for the Junior South Island Secondary Schools’ Tournament this weekend.

The tennis squad did an amazing job winning the competitive and non-competitive competitions.  The dodgeball team placed 3rd which was awesome as they had never played this and were competing against strong experienced teams.

Volleyball saw 10A coming 1st equal and 9A making a strong name for themselves against very experienced teams.  Touch also saw 10A place 1st and 9A place 3rd.

Girls involved with Otago Primary Schools’ Athletics competed well with amazing effort and skill from Grace Brenssell jumping 1.4m, smashing her previous PB. The Girls’ relay team unfortunately missed out on a semi final, placing 4th.