Northern Southland College

Newsletter 6 August 2021, Term 3 Week 2


Kia ora koutou

Last week we welcomed Miss Llara Macgilloway to Northern Southland College with our school pōwhiri. Miss Macgilloway started her teaching career in Southland. Prior to being appointed as our Head of Science Miss Macgilloway taught at Nelson College for Girls. We look forward to getting to know Miss Macgilloway as she settles into NSC.

Thank you to all parents and students that were able to attend our Parent Teacher Interviews on Wednesday night. I trust that you all took valuable information away to help with progress over the remainder of the year. For any parent who was unable to attend but wishes to get feedback in addition to the mid-year reports that have been emailed, please email the teacher(s) concerned or get in touch with the College office.

Thursday 12 August is the NSC Open Night. This is a time for incoming students and families to see our school in action. We are delighted that over 65 NSC students have volunteered to help on the night, either as tour guides or classroom ambassadors. Students will be offered a light meal before Open Night begins at 5.30 pm. The evening concludes at 7.00pm.

A reminder that NSC will not be open for instruction on Monday 16 August as this is a Ministry of Education directed Secondary School Teacher Only Day. NSC staff will be working on NCEA resources with staff from other schools in various locations throughout Southland.

Finally, we wish Mrs Leach all the best as she finishes at NSC today to begin maternity leave. In the last newsletter I announced that Mrs Rodgers will be teaching Mrs Leach’s Mathematics classes for the remainder of the year. In addition to this, Mr Dixon will be our Junior Dean from Monday. Mr Dixon currently teaches or has taught all our junior students so he knows them well.

Ngā mihi

Pete Wilkinson

Upcoming Events

  • Young Farmers Quiz Night - Friday 6 August, Start 7.00pm
  • Open Night - Thursday 12 August, 5.30pm-8.00pm
  • Teacher only Day - Monday 16 August
  • School Photos - Tuesday 24 August
  • School Photos - Wednesday 25 August - Family & Individual photos
  • Mock Exams - Seniors - Thursday 16 September - Tuesday 21 September
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Open Night Supper - PTA

The PTA are serving supper at the NSC Open Night. This will consist of serving refreshments and setting out and replenishing food platters.

When: Thursday 12 August 2021

Time: 5.30pm

Where: Gym Kitchen

Anyone keen to help, please contact Michelle Elder (NSCPTA Chairperson). or 027 619 7307

Student ID Cards

Students wishing to get an ID card please email BEFORE 13 August 2021 to order.

Cards will have an expiry of 31 March 2022 and as we are halfway through the year, they will be at a discounted rate of $8 per card. Payment must be made before receiving the ID card which will be printed in bulk once orders are finalised.

Payment should be made to the Office by cash or by internet banking to:

NSC bank account: 12 3154 0158402 00 ref: IDcard

Emails from the College

To ensure you don't miss out on important information from the College, please check your junk/spam folder. Our address now ends with "", so if you do find them there you will need to mark as "not junk mail" so that future correspondence goes to your inbox.

Sports results

  • Girls' Football - Win 3-0 vs SGHS2
  • Boys 'Football - Loss 5-4 vs Verdon - POD Jacob Richards
  • Hockey A team - Loss 3-1 vs CSC
  • Hockey B team - Loss 7-0 vs Menzies
  • Hockey 7/8 - Won 4-1 vs Central
  • Girls' Basketball - Finished for the season
  • Boys' Basketball - Finished for the season
  • Netball Moss/NSC A - Loss vs Riverton play off for 3rd/4th this weekend
  • Netball Moss/NSC B - Win 18- 13 vs Winton: Finished the season 5th in 4th Grade. POD - Ebony & Hayley.
  • Netball Eastern 7/8 - Win 29-15 vs Menzies
  • Rugby results are published on Facebook

Clay Target Shooting

Over the School Holidays the Clay Target shooters attended 2 competitions. Over the weekend of 9 -11 July the team were in Timaru for the South Island Intercollegiate Shoot and then at Nightcaps on Saturday 24 July.

Results from Timaru were:

SINGLE RISE CHAMPIONSHIP: Juniors 1st - Jack Heslip

POINTS SCORE CHAMPIONSHIP: Juniors 3rd - Jack Heslip

SINGLE BARREL CHAMPIONSHIP: Girls 3rd - Kate Bennett & Juniors 1st - Duncan Durling

SINGLE RISE TROPHY HOA : Boys 5th - Jack Heslip & Girls 5th - Grace Naylor

At the Nightcaps Shoot 3 students took home prizes.

Jack Heslip HOA for single barrel.

Josh Lowe followed close behind as the 1st Junior.

Cody Lowe also placed in the Single Rise event.

Overall the open team placed 2nd in the Scott shield.

The results for the Southland Postal Shoot were also announced at this event where our open team placed 2nd overall to Gore High School.

We are looking forward to several more intercollegiate events during the term and will be finishing the term at the North Island and National competition at the start of the Term 3 holidays.

Year 9/10 Netball Tournament - Christchurch

With only a few weeks of preparation and a long drive ahead of us we all were extremely excited for the Christchurch tournament and couldn't wait to see where we were staying for the next three days.

The first day was the most nerve racking but went smoothly and was our most successful, winning 3 out of 3 games. We came back to the motel with dinner already in the oven, made by one of our amazing parents.

We went to the Tactix vs Stars game where most of us had a blast.

The second day was one of the best days in my opinion, although we lost all the games we played, we had an hour in the mall and had a little fashion show afterwards.

The last day of the tournament was the worst. We packed our stuff and left but while playing people were sick, and our bench required lots of buckets. The drive home we pretty much stopped at every public toilet between Christchurch and Lumsden but managed to get home safe and sound, happy with our time away and very pleased with our 16th placing out of 32 teams in the South Island.

A huge thank you to Miss Stark and Mrs Cullen for giving up their time in the holidays to come away with us fabulous girls.

Rebecca Armitage

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Uniform Changes

All senior students ( Year 11-13) are required to wear a tie all year round. These are available at H & J's for $29.99. Any Year 13 students who do not have a tie can borrow one from the office until the end of the year.

Ski Trip

The proposed date for our 2021 NSC Ski Trip is Saturday 11 September. Any student, sibling, family member or friend can attend. More information will be available soon regarding transport options. Student price for lift pass, lesson & ski rentals is $90; Adults $120-$140 (depending on number of students).

Any queries, please contact Tracey Cullen ( or 0272856252)

Staff Bio - Fleur Egerton

  • I am from Tuatapere but currently live in Winton with my partner.
  • I studied my BA at Otago before going to Canterbury University to complete my Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary).
  • Subjects qualified to teach - English, Social Studies & History
  • Outside interests - Spending time with family & friends, sports ( Netball), boating.

Lost Property

Pictures of lost property are up on our facebook page, please check to see if anything belongs to your student(s).

There are still plenty of items in the Lost Property including puffer jackets and hoodies. Please either look at the facebook page or come and check the lost property before unclaimed items are donated.

Please remember to clearly name items of clothing.

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