Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 8

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

A successful Passion Project Expo was held on Tuesday night.  Thank you to all parents who attended.  The girls have chosen to showcase some wonderful passions, including baking, photography, various sports, sewing and travel.

Yesterday’s Junior Service Day went very well.  The girls were enthusiastic and helpful and feedback has been positive.

After considerable feedback from staff and parents at the Sports Forum meetings, the Sports Council have decided to create a Head of Sport position which is currently being advertised and will commence in the new year.  The role will involve sports administration as well as building community relationships and we will be looking at the work load of all Sports Department staff.

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.

Good luck to students involved in National Athletics, the Condor Sevens, 1st XI Cricket and the Year 11 Rail Trail trip.

Best wishes also to the World Challenge group who are departing for India on Monday.

St Hilda’s Chronicle

The distribution of the annual St Hilda’s Chronicle has changed this year.  The Chronicle is at the printers now and will be ready for your daughter to collect at the conclusion of Prize Giving on Thursday 10 December.  Unlike previous years, we are asking you to pre-order your daughter(s) copy of the Chronicle, as they will no longer be distributed without being ordered.

This year’s school Chronicle contains over 170 pages of photos and memories from 2015. The cost is $40.

Could you please complete the online form below or pick up an order form from the school office to pre-order your daughter(s) copy of the Chronicle. Multiple copies may be ordered. The Chronicle will be charged to the school account.

Pre-orders can be made until 9.00am, Wednesday 9 December, for collection on Prize Giving night. Alternatively, copies can be collected from the school office or posted home. Please indicate this on your order form.

Click here to order the 2015 St Hilda’s Chronicle

Student Achievement

Teea Francis has made it into the Otago Under 15 Girls’ Softball Team, who will compete at the Under 15 South Island Champs in Alexandra in January.

Jaclyn Williams and Kacee Flannery have made the Otago Under 17 Girls’ Softball Team.

Nina Johnston has received her final results from her New Zealand Speech Board Grade 8 papers.  Nina has received Honours in Module 1, Merit in Module 2 and Honours plus in Module 3.  These are remarkably good results so well done Nina.

Best wishes to Caroline Burchell who is attending the ICAS Medal Ceremony in Auckland tomorrow.  Caroline gained the highest New Zealand mark in the Year 12 English exam.