Weekly News – Term 2 | Week 10

Dr Townsley presenting Lucy Summers of Anglican Family Care with the cheque of funds raised from the $5 challenge

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

It feels like just last week we were welcoming students back for the beginning of Term 2. Yesterday in Chapel Dr Townsley was pleased to be able to present Anglican Family Care with a cheque for $4500, the amount our whanaungatanga groups have managed to fundraise during the $5 challenge.  This is an incredible effort and the girls can be extremely proud of themselves.

Good luck to students involved over the next few days in the South Island Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships,  the South Island Secondary Schools’ Netball Tournament and the Rugby Tournament in Oamaru.

We wish Laura Simpson and Alice Murphy all the best for their trip to Shanghai and Madeleine Whittaker for her time at the London International Science Youth Forum at the beginning of Term 3.

Open Evening – Thursday 27 July 2017

A letter was sent out recently to all parents informing them of the timeline for this year’s Open Evening.  To ensure the girls do not get too tired and to enable staff to prepare, school will finish at 1.00pm on Thursday 27 July.  If you wish your daughter to be supervised at school in the library for the afternoon, please email admin@shcs.school.nz.

In the evening, students are required at school for the following times:

6:15 pm               Prefects
6:30 pm               Guides (Year 13)
7:00 pm               All students to class venues
9:00 pm               Year 7 – 13 students dismissed
9:10 pm               Buses leave for Tolcarne

There will be a delayed start to school on the morning of Friday 28 July, with school beginning with Period 2 at 9.45am.  It is important that all students arrive at school ready for a prompt start.  If for some reason your daughter needs to be excused from Open Evening, please email principal@shcs.school.nz.

Junior and Senior Academic Programmes

The Junior and Senior Academic Programmes for 2018 are now available to view online and are linked from the Parents Portal . These are most relevant for current Years 9 to 12 students 2018 subject selections.

The Junior Academic Programme can be viewed here and the Senior Academic Programme can be viewed here.

The Course Selection Evening will be held at 6.00pm on Tuesday 1 August.  More information on this can be found here.

Tolcarne News

On Sunday a few girls had a fun afternoon at Chingford Park orienteering. The girls learnt how to read and orientate themselves to a map and problem solve to find the markers through some pretty muddy terrain.

We farewelled Zina, our French Year 12 international student, and Lisa, our German gap student, this week.  Tolcarne will miss Zina’s smiley face in the office and Lisa who was our constant supporter and helper at Tolcarne, especially with the juniors.

The boarders are all looking forward to some quiet time during the holidays to re-energise for their busy Term 3.

Student Achievement

The Senior A Badminton Team

The Senior A Badminton team placed first in the Dunedin Secondary Schools’ Badminton competition, beating the Columba Senior A team in a nail biting finale.

Ria Dennison has been selected for the Under 14B Netball Representative Team.

Kate Bryant received three silver medals at the New Zealand Springboard Diving Nationals held in Auckland recently.

Zara Anthony-Whigham has been selected to be part of the International team of skaters representing New Zealand at the upcoming Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy competition in Hong Kong.

Annie Timu has been called into the New Zealand U16 Touch team.