The term is quickly drawing to a close, it is hard to believe that holidays are nearly here. For those of you who are looking for something to do tonight, why don’t you come along to the Mid Winter Extravaganza, starting at 6.00pm in the chapel. There will be door sales, at $10 per adult ticket and $5 per student/child. Raffles will also be available to purchase with some great prizes on offer.
Whanaungatanga groups have been working all term to fundraise for Anglican Family Care. At the beginning of term, Anglican Family Care gave each group $5 and they’ve each thought of how they could fundraise with that $5. We’ve had sausage sizzles, porridge breakfasts in the archway, cupcake making and raffles. Yesterday a ‘Market Day’ was held for those groups who had items to sell. On Monday 3 July we will be holding our Founders’ Day Service and it will be then that each group give back to Anglican Family Care what they have raised. The girls have really enjoyed taking part in this.
Today the Student Council organised a Wacky Hair Day to help raise money to give to the Otago Boys Shave for a Cure team who are fundraising for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
Today we farewelled Ms Kirstyn Mawdsley, our Director of International Students. Kirstyn is taking up a role as Marketing and Business Development Manager at John McGlashan College and we wish her well for this. Ms Angela Spears has been appointed to the Director of International Students position. Angela has been employed by the University of Otago since 2009, working as the Senior Student Support Officer at the Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year. Angela will start at St Hilda’s on Monday. Our Homestay Coordinator Nele Meers’ position has been restructured and she will have a larger role within the International Department.
We were pleased to be able to present Mrs Barron with flowers in Tuesday’s assembly, congratulating her on being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to sports governance and education. This is a wonderful achievement and she is thrilled that females in sport and education have been acknowledged.
Thank you to all who attended last night’s parent seminar. We hope you found the evening informative. As a school we really appreciate your support.
This week we welcomed guests from Colegio Concepcion Chiguayante, a high school in Chile. We are working through the process of arranging a student exchange programme with them, like the one we have with Durban Girls’ College in South Africa, St Hilda’s in Perth and our French exchange schools. On behalf of St Hilda’s, Mrs Maw signed a Memorandum of Agreement and we will now continue with the next stages in the planning process.