Friday, October 30, 2009

Dan Davin Short Story Competition

Emma Greenfield of year 13, received a Highly Commended award in the prestigious Dan Davis Short Story Competition. This was well deserved recognition for a sensitve, well-crafted piece of writing. Congratulations Emma.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Commonwealth Weightlifting

Douglas Sekone-Fraser was placed 4th in the Commonwealth weightlifting competition. The event was held from 23 to 25 of October in Malaysia. Douglas was competing in the Junior (under 21) Olympic class at the tournament.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Creative Southland Wide - Speech Contest

Congratulations to Henry More who recently competed in the Creative Southland wide Speech Contest. Henry was placed first in the Verdon year 7/8 contest and then went forward to the area final where he was placed second. This entitled him to take part in the grand final. A total of 58 schools were involved in the contest. Henry was awarded the MC's choice award for the contestant whom the MC believed had special potential. Well done Henry. A great effort.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Kiwisport Consultation for Parents/Caregivers

Kiwisport is a new initiative from the Government to increase school aged students' involvement in organised sport. As part of Kiwisport, the Regional Partnership Fund is to be distributed by Sport Southland.

Sport Southland is asking the Southland community: "How should this fund be spent?"

What is working well now in organised sport for students? What are the barriers for students to be involved in organised sport? What can be done to improve participation in organised sport? Sport Southland welcomes thoughts and ideas from parents, caregivers, students and members of the public.

Responses to by Friday 30 October. Jim Watson, Sport Southland, phone (03) 211 2150, Box 224, Invercargill.

Monday, October 19, 2009

PTA Christmas Truffles

The order form for our next fundraiser, Christmas Truffles, has been sent home with your child. This fundraiser has huge potential to earn much needed funds for the purchase of more sports equipment and to complete Phase 2 of our Playground Project.

It would be fantastic if you could sell as many as you can as they make an ideal Christmas gift (also great to reward your businesses staff) and handy to have in the deep freeze over the holidays.

We would appreciate your support also in making and packaging the truffles over the weekend of 13/14 November. This is a great opportunity to meet others in our school community.

Orders with payment please to the school office by Friday 5th November.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Summer Camp

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009