Weekly News – Term 1 | Week 1

2017 Prefects with Ms Corkery, Mrs Barron, Mrs Dey and Mrs Maw

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to the 2017 school year!  While summer hasn’t been the best so far, we hope you have enjoyed the break with family and friends.

On Monday we held a mihi whakatau to welcome new staff, students and their families. Yvie Finn-House put together a video of the welcome for Hilda’s Hub, which can be viewed here.

Yesterday the 2017 Prefects were commissioned.  Rev’d Canon Alec Clark was in attendance and blessed the girls’ rings and badges as part of this special service.  House Captains were also voted on yesterday and the results are:

Emma Taggart
Libby van Harselaar

Bridget Johnstone
Ella McDonald

Sam Casse
Holly Wright

Anna Frame
Dayna Gallagher

Please note that school is closed on Monday February 6 for Waitangi Day.  Athletics Day is to be held at the Caledonian on Thursday 9 February and we invite parents to school that evening at 5.30pm to ‘Meet the Dean’, an event which is kindly hosted by the Parents and Friends Association.  To view the programme for next week’s Athletics Day, please click here. Please remind your daughters to bring their hats to Athletics day.

Summer Sport Registration
All summer sport registration and information forms have been emailed to the girls. All registrations need to be completed by 11am on Tuesday 7th of February.

Student Achievement

The rowing girls have been working hard over the summer holidays.  This culminated in 10 A Finals and four medals at the South Island Club Championships this past weekend in Twizel where our girls rowed for the North End Rowing Club.

GOLD Girls U15 Double
Emma Burnside, Emily Hurdle

SILVER Women’s Novice Eight
Briar Grounds, Harriet Jolly, Sophie Sinclair, Olivia Whelan-Henderson, Emma O’Meara, Lola Verkerk, Molly Marsh, Emma Christie, cox Grace Beattie

SILVER Girls U16 Double
Alannah Hamilton, Ruby Grave

BRONZE Girls U19 Quad
Imogen Corbett, Gabby Hunter, Kate Edwards, Josie Cook, cox Grace Beattie

5th GU15 Four
Emma Burnside, Emily Hurdle, Emma O’Meara, Lola Verkerk, cox Grace Beattie

7th GU19 Quad
Melissa Gray, Stella Keown, Molly Butt, Georgia Hay, cox Tamara Mason

7th GU19 Double
Imogen Corbett, Gabby Hunter

7th GU19 Single
Josie Cook

8th GU19 Single
Imogen Corbett

8th W Nov Double
Sophie Sinclair, Olivia Whelan-Henderson

Good luck to Imogen Corbett and Gabby Hunter, who have been selected to represent the North End Rowing Club in the U19 Double at the New Zealand National Club Championships in Twizel on February 17th and 18th.

Tolcarne News

The year has started with the new girls arriving along with a new Director of Boarding.  The year 9 girls have been quickly learning the Tolcarne routine, waking them up has been a pleasure as they are out of bed and heading for the dining room by 7am.  Their buddies have been actively supporting them this week with visits, hairdos, eating meals together and walking to the dairy. I have enjoyed being at Tolcarne each morning, especially waking up the girls.  My dog, Sushi, follows closely behind and the girls are very happy to see her in the mornings. 

On Thursday night the girls had a take away style dinner while Tolcarne hosted the annual Year 13 Leaders Dinner. Parents, girls and staff enjoyed a beautiful meal prepared by Jodi and her team and together we acknowledged the contribution of the year 13 leaders.  This year Stella and Issy our head boarders are leading the Tribe dinners on a Monday night and the year 13 on a roster are leading the junior dinners held on a Tuesday through to Thursday.  

The start of the year has been filled with smiling faces and girls re-adapting to Tolcarne and school life after an enjoyable and relaxing holiday time with family.