The Uniform Shop does not stock the following winter uniform items however; they are available from
H & J Smith or The Warehouse.
Girls long sleeve white shirt
Red long sleeve jersey
Black socks and tights
Boys grey long sleeve shirt
Boys grey shorts
Boys grey trousers
For those cooler winter days, we have in stock at the Uniform Shop, scarves and boys and girls vests available to purchase.
Leiza Egan , Uniform Shop Coordinator
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected by their peers to represent their form classes on the Student Council. Meetings are Friday lunchtimes in D1
Frances Bote- Student Council President 13AP
10CJ- Rachael Miller and Jude Ballantyne
8LS- Quinn Young and Josef Chamberlain
10SS- Fraser Wilson, and Dixie-Leigh Barr
8AK- Emma McGregor and Daniel Nelson
11JR- Andrin Frei and Dakota Shute
8KS- Charlie Chamberlain and Shalvi Permal
11NS- JB Acuna and Laura Heads
9PS- Lachlan Dixon and Gemma Bullied
11VR- Connor Watkins and Sarah Griffith-Smith
9MM- Luca Metzler and Molly Gray
12RH- Matthew de Jong and Donna Dono
9JC- Penny Sloper and Cruze Smith
12RK- Emily Robinson and Alice Napier
10LT - Georgie Crowley and Ben King
12DD- Logan Young and Beth Coghlan
There is a delay with kilts arriving due to Covid 19, they are expected to arrive early June. As soon as they arrive I will hand them out to students.
Leiza Egan, Uniform Shop Co-ordinator
The return to school under Alert Level 2 does not mean an immediate return to community sport, unfortunately. With the 10-person gathering limits that are currently in place all winter codes have agreed to a three-phase return to sport.
Phase 1 – Get Ready to Play
Phase 2 – Prepare to Play
Phase 3 – Return to Play
The Get Ready to Play phase (the phase we are currently in) is where community sports groups and facilities plan the measures that need to be taken to ensure they are prepared to safely move into the Prepare to Play phase. These measures include what must be done to meet guidelines in place for contact tracing, physical distancing, and hygiene and sanitation requirements.
It is at the Prepare to Play stage that sports practices are likely to begin and when school netball and basketball trials will be completed. The exact timings regarding when training can commence will be subject to government updates on numbers permitted for grassroots sport.
Phase 3 is when we return to regular sports competition. No dates have been confirmed for Return to Play, but we are anticipating competitions starting at either the end of Term 2 or the beginning of Term 3. These dates will be determined by the various sporting organisations based on advice from Sports NZ and government ministries.
While we wait to get to Phase 2 – Prepare to Play, it is an ideal time to work on your personal fitness. We encourage students to maintain a good level of fitness to reduce the chances of injury when we move into Phase 2 and beyond. Please check the St Peter’s College Sport Facebook page for regular updates related to the resumption of sports. Thank you for your patience.
We are still taking registrations for basketball for the 2020 season. If your child would like to play this season, they can register by adding their name to the list in the Fish Bowl.
We are very short of basketball coaches again this season. Each team needs to have a coach/manager, otherwise the teams cannot be entered. If you can help, please contact Kathryn Pinckney on
It is great to be back at school and working with the students on their learning plans.
Hokonui Tertiary High School are straight back into their course with students leaving on Thursday and Friday to their respective courses.
Gateway students are taking a little longer to ease back into their work placements, which is understandable considering the upheaval our local businesses have had to deal with over the past weeks.
Year 13’s will be starting to look at their options for next year. Year 13 students will not be disadvantaged around liaison visits from the different tertiary providers. They are providing webinars and zoom meetings to answer questions and information around the subjects and costs involved for study in 2021. The students are encouraged to check out the different websites and contact the liaison officer with any queries they may have.
For all students, MoneyHub is a great FREE resource for all students who are at school or planning to move on at the end of the year. A resource they have available for students is their Scholarship section which details all scholarships available in New Zealand for students moving into tertiary study. Go to:
Money Hub has also launched a new section for students still at school called Money in a Nutshell. Here is what it contains:
Creating a life within your means is incredibly important. You can save, buy a property and enjoy things that you value. The alternative, spending more than you earn, is, in no uncertain terms, a recipe for disaster. Eventually, the long-term debt created to meet short-term needs hits a brick wall, and bad things happen.
Why should I read this guide?
We’ve put this guide together for one reason – to give you the tools and information so you can develop a great relationship with money. We cover what we consider to be the core foundations of financial education. And best of all, we’ve done our very best to make it as engaging as we can.
https://www.moneyhub.co.nz/money-in-a-nutshell.html for more information
We are excited and thankful to announce a new appointment based here at St Peter's College. Liza Wilson is our new Learning Support Coordinator who will be working across St Peter's College and St Mary's Primary. Liza comes to us from the RTLB service and brings with her a wealth of knowledge around learning priorities and student engagement.
Recipients of Level 1 Excellence Endorsed
Recipients of Level 2 Excellence Endorsed
Recipients of Level 3 Excellence Endorsed
Recipients of Merit Endorsed Level 1
Matthew De Jong
Recipients of Merit Endorsed Level 2
On Friday students began at Hokonui Tertiary High School. We have students going out to various programmes in Gore and Invercargill from Automotive to Uniformed Services. Photos will follow in the coming weeks. We start the year with 17 students on the Gateway programme and some students will start their placements this Thursday. It’s an exciting time as they go out and experience the world of work in their chosen career.
This week we had visits from two universities. Lincoln University came on Monday and spoke to 8 of our Year 13 students about the study options at Lincoln. On Thursday, Greg Hellyer, the liaison officer from Otago University, spoke to a large contingent of Year 13’s.
It is never too early to start thinking about how students are going to pay for their tertiary study; a great source of information is Money Hub.
University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2021. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list.
Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.
For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the
MoneyHub Scholarship page
This week in the Gateway Department, students completed their Safety Matters course, prior to heading out to work. This is a good general course that allows students to gain understanding on how to conduct themselves safely in the workplace. Students on completing the course to a satisfactory level can gain credits towards their NCEA.
We also hosted Dan Gread, Liaison Officer from the University of Canterbury, this week. Seven students came to hear what programmes are available at the University of Canterbury. Other institutions will follow on with their presentations as the year progresses. Later in the year when students firm up their plans, course planning sessions will then take place with the student’s chosen institution.
Its not too early to start considering holiday courses. SIT is running a Liquor Licensing course in the April School holidays. This is a two-day course on Monday, 20th April and Thursday, 23rd April. Students will gain credits and is an important qualification for those intending to get their Managers Certificate. See Mrs Delahunt to enrol.