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Tolcarne News – Term 3 | Week 5


Our Tolcarne Cupcake Chicks have been working hard baking 200 cupcakes to sell this Sunday on behalf of the annual SPCA fundraiser.  The girls have been working for days, making fondant tops with paws, puppies, foxes sheep and sharks, so please come along with your money and support us!

We will be setting up a stall in the Tolcarne foyer from 3.00 – 5.00pm this Sunday to sell our deliciously decorated cupcakes.  All money raised will go direct to the SPCA.  If you would like to pre- order cupcakes (so you don’t miss out), please email me with your orders. All cupcakes are $2 each.

Thank you, on behalf of Robyn, Krystal and the Tolcarne Cupcake Chicks!

Amanda Haggie
Head of Boarding

News from Tolcarne

I am writing this as I sit in my office and look out the window at the sun trying to peek through, much to the girls’ disappointment as they were all hoping for a snow day!

Several girls have actually gone to celebrate in the snow at the Winter Festival in Queenstown. The hostel seems very empty.

This weekend for a Sunday activity Robyn McGarry will be taking a group of girls down to the school kitchen to do some baking.

We have also been lucky enough to be offered a few extra tickets from John McGlashan for Saturday night’s rugby match. It really is great to have close relationships with the other boarding hostels in Dunedin so activities can be done together.

In the past few weeks the junior (and some seniors too) have been participating in all sorts of craft activities. Several girls have made the very cute animal wheat bags.

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They have also been making very cute little phone charms out of fimo. We actually have the sewing machine permanently in the lounge as it is being used a lot.

The girls are busy sorting out their room changes for next term as in the middle of the year, all of the girls make a switch.

Tolcarne Council met this week with Head Boarders Amelia and Lucy. They have put forward many fantastic suggestions with many ideas around how to strengthen our ‘Tolcarne Tribes’.

Several of our Year 12 girls have been at Mount Cook for the last few days on their Geography field trip. We have just had news that the snow is quite high where they are so they will be staying another night to ensure that the roads will be safe to drive on. Isla Huffadine has sent through some fantastic shots to share a little of their experience.

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Amanda Haggie | Head of Boarding



News from Tolcarne

Tolcarne has been all about formals and socials this week. Last night the junior girls went off to a social at John McGlashan College. The Year 10s put a good amount of effort into dressing in character for the occasion. We had hippies, police officers, and fairies to name a few.

JMC Social

Year 12 and 13 students are all getting ready for the St Hilda’s formal tonight. This is such an exciting time of year.

This Sunday, House Manager Robyn will be running a workshop on how to make your own wheat bag. Check out the gorgeous wee fox design she has created below.

Wheat bag

Dunedin is lucky enough to be hosting some of the FIFA World Cup Under 20’s Football Games. These are being played at the Stadium this Saturday at 1pm Columbia vs Portugal (a big game says Robyn) as well as Mexico vs Serbia at 4pm. Tickets are available at Ticketek.

Amanda Haggie | Head of Boarding