Newsletter - Term 2 Week 6
Friday 10 June 2022
Road / Pedestrian Safety
At the start of the year we had concern about various aspects of road and pedestrian safety - especially when our students were departing school at 3.10pm. We have communicated various reminders and we have noticed very good improvement in behaviour. However, we still have issues with vehicles being parked across no parking zones, footpaths and across driveways. Please arrange to pick up your child in MacKinnon Loop or Milford Road. We also notice that some drivers are using cell phones when driving past the school and others exceed the 20km/hr limit when passing the school buses.
On a positive note we give a huge thank you to:
Road Safety Southland for providing Hi-Viz all weather gear printed with Safety messages for our staff to wear.
Southland District Council for rapidly completing remedial work on the pedestrian crossing outside school. Ramps on both sides now mean mobility scooters or pushchairs etc can access the crossing.
Parent Teacher Interviews - Senior Students Years 11-13
The College will be holding Parent/Teacher Interviews for the Senior School shortly. This involves Year 11-13 students only and their parents or caregivers. Senior Reports will be coming home with your child on Tuesday 14 June.
Please follow the instructions below to book your interview times with the appropriate teachers. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact the office on 249 7819, and we can book appointments for you especially if you do not have internet access.
Please note that Mrs Katie Jones - Mathematics teacher - has made herself available from 4.00pm.
(Senior Students - Years 11 - 13)
Wednesday 15 June 2022
5.00 - 7.00pm - College B Block
This will also be a great opportunity for a look around the B Block upgrade as we have timetabled all appointments into these areas.
Online appointments are open - just click on the link above, enter
the school code
and click "Go". It’s as easy as 1 - 2 - 3
First enter your name, your child’s/children’s name(s), and your email address. On the next page, pick the teachers you want to meet. First select the subject or year, then choose from the list of teachers. Then you'll see a timetable showing when your chosen teachers are available. Simply click on the times that suit you.
When you are done, your interview timetable will be emailed to you. And if something comes up, you can return to the site and change your interviews whenever you wish.
Bookings will close on Wednesday 15 June at 10.00am so please book your interview times before this.
Heating / Ventilation
Some parents and caregivers have queried our heating over the past week. At the moment we have to ensure good ventilation in each classroom. Although we have excellent heating with our new boiler, obviously good ventilation means the temperature of the classrooms will be lower than usual. To cope with this, please ensure your child has a thermal layer of some sort under their uniforms. We are also allowing other jackets at the moment to ensure they are warm. But other uniform requirements remain unchanged.
Northern Primary Cross Country
Well done to all the Year 7 & 8 runners who competed at the Northern Primary Cross Country champs last week.
Place getters were:
U12 Boys3rd Fletcher Dawson
1st Ianthe Macmillan-Armstrong
2nd Jemima Hoskin
3rd Ellie Tapper
1st Riley Carter
2nd Will Excell
3rd Chase MacRae
1st Libby Fox
These students along with Toby Porteous, Libby Excell, Holly Chaloner, Jack Williams, Ben Clow and Cora Gamble have all qualified to represent Northern Southland at the Southland Cross Country champs next week.
Te Anau Waitangi Charitable Trust
Invites everyone to our first winter talk to celebrate Matariki. Tuesday, June 14, 7 pm, Te Anau Club. Dr Jane Kitson will be talking about her favourite fish, kanakana/pouched lamprey. The title of Jane's talk is 'Manawa Kanakana', which references the determination and endurance of the kanakana.
Fiordland Art Society and Te Anau Waitangi Charitable Trust
Multimedia Art Exhibition for Matariki at the Fiordland Arts Hub
Entries close 15 June | Exhibition runs 23 June - 4 July
Open to all ages. Visit: teanauwaitangiday.co.nz/matariki-art-exhibition/
Te Waiau Mahika Kai Trust and Te Anau Waitangi Charitable Trust
Matariki Raranga Wānanga, 18-19th June 2022
Join Kaiako Tāua Rangimaria Suddaby and Kairaranga Matua Des Cooper at Te Kōawa Tūroa o Takitimu Lodge (Blackmount Hill area) for an overnight wānanga (workshop) to learn the traditional Māori practice of raranga/flax weaving and a Matariki celebration on Saturday night.
Bookings essential. $30 koha recommended incl kai and accommodation. Visit: teanauwaitangiday.co.nz/matariki-raranga-wanaka/