Monthly Archives: November 2017

Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 6

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Junior students have been busy involved in one day sports tournaments this week, participating in water polo, tennis, volleyball and touch.  For the volleyball girls it was good preparation as they get ready to head into the Junior South Island Secondary Schools’ Volleyball Tournament next week, and we wish them well for this.

The girls enjoyed putting their completed Curiosity Projects on display for staff and parents yesterday.  The curiosity week was a great chance to hone their skills at finding information that could satisfy their curiosity. It was fascinating to see the range of curious topics the girls had investigated. We received really positive feedback from the students – they enjoyed being able to work on their own projects in their own time and having the ability to work with other year levels.

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Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 5

Year 10 students having completed the Mud Run at Camp Tautuku

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Year 10 students returned tired but happy after an enjoyable week at Camp Tautuku. They gave every activity their very best and I am sure that there will be many great stories to tell when they get home.

The Year 7, 8 and 9 students have enjoyed taking part in their Curiosity Projects this week. There have been an amazing array of projects and interests. the girls have used great questions as their starting points and their curiosity has taken them to the most interesting and diverse places. An expo of the girls work and projects will be held at school on Thursday 23rd November in rooms 214, 215 and 219 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  All parents and family are welcome to come and view the girls’ awesome projects.

The juniors have also been busy taking part in singing practice in preparation for the Christmas Carol Service which will be held at 5.00pm on Sunday 26 November in the school chapel. This is an important school event where all families are encouraged to join us for an evening of Christmas celebration as a community. It is a lot of fun, so bring the family along. Girls do not have to be in school uniform.

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Weekly News – Term 4 | Week 3

Prefect Fun Day

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Year 13s have had fun dressing up each day this week.  We’ve had double denim, halloween costumes, all pink outfits and pyjama day.  The prefects and senior student council members organised a Fun Day for everyone during Tuesday’s lunch hour where the girls were treated to a sausage sizzle and candy floss.  It was a beautiful day for everyone to be outside and a great chance for the whole school to come together before seniors commence study leave. It is these moments that give you a real sense of our special character in action, the feeling of belonging and  a community that cares.

For seniors, school finishes at 12.30pm on Tuesday.  They will have an alternative timetable for the morning where they will be briefed on NZQA procedures, prefect voting will take place and the Year 13s will head to St Paul’s for a run through of the Leavers Service.  The first NCEA examinations take place on Thursday and we wish all of our students well for these.

Year 10 examinations are being held on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The girls have been preparing for these and I am sure they will take this opportunity to demonstrate some of the key learning they have done over the year.

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