All previous ball tickets that were charged on to Edge school accounts were reversed at the postponement of the ball in March. Any reversed payments were then allocated to any other outstanding amounts owing, or will be showing as an unallocated credit if there was a nil balance.
New ball forms have been re-issued and ball tickets will be
re-charged as the forms are received. It is expected that payment will be received prior to the ball on 15th August.
PLEASE NOTE – there has been a misprint on the year 11 and 12 ball forms in regard to the price of ball tickets. The price is $85 not $80 as printed.
Please ensure you use the following details when making payments.
St Peter’s College BOT
Reference: Student Name Ball
Please direct any queries to:
The Eisteddfod eliminations are next week on Wednesday, 1st and Thursday, 2nd July. The ‘Best of the Rest Concert’ will be held at School on Friday, 3rd July after lunch. The ‘Final Night Concert’ will be held at the SBS St James Theatre on Thursday, 23rd July. Please encourage your child/ren to practice their entry. All parents/caregivers/family etc. are invited along to the eliminations and the Best of the Rest Concert. Tickets for the final night at SBS St James Theatre will be for sale from the Main School Office. $15 Adults and $12 Students/children and will be available at the start of Term 3. If your child is performing in the concert and wants to watch it they will need to purchase a ticket.
Hayley Stevenson - Arts Co-ordinator
Career Pathways Department
As the school year progresses students are starting to plan for next year. Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury are holding virtual open days, details are below. Students will need to register on the university website to take part.
Lincoln University is holding a Virtual Online Open Day on Friday 17 July from 4pm -7pm. Register here https://lincolnuniversity.microsoftcrmportals.com/event/sessions?id=Lincoln_University_Virtual_Open_Day2753746045.
You will be able to hear about the programmes you are interested in from the people that teach them; what you will learn, what you need to study beforehand, and where they can take you. Some of our students will also be on hand to give a first-hand account of life on campus, and we can tell you all about the wrap-around services we offer to support you during your time with us ( your parents might be interested too).
The University of Canterbury is also holding a virtual open day. Register here https://ratomene.vfairs.com/en/register
The University of Canterbury invites all future students and their whānau to the 2020 Rā Tōmene | Online Open Day. Rā Tōmene is your chance to virtually explore our campus and learn about how we help our students become graduates who are prepared to make a difference. Attend webinar sessions to find out about our world-class degrees. Visit departments, explore accommodation options, and find out about student services in the Info Hub with staff. Find out how to apply to UC and what scholarships and support are on offer to you.
Hokonui Tertiary High School
On Friday, students from Eastern Southland and beyond come together to take part in Hokonui Tertiary High School. Options in Invercargill, Telford and Gore allow our students to gain an insight into potential careers. This year in Gore we have students in the Salon Skills programme and the Automotive programme.
The AGM for the St Peter’s College PTFA is to be held on Tuesday 23rd June, 7pm, in the staff room. New members are especially welcome to join our fun-loving bunch of school supporters. We get to help our school Community by running the odd fundraiser and then allocating funds to projects to help the success of our students. Meetings are short and sweet. Text Apologies to Julie Chisholm - 0274 306 870, or Maree Holland 022 120 8944.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Year 10 PBL
George Hedley, Campbell Butler and Jacob Hayward-Waddell have spent quite a long time on the planning process, finding a project that fits the criteria for their PBL project, but have now settled on the idea of using pallets to build raised vegetable gardens to donate to families so that they can supplement their groceries with fresh, home grown vegetables. They are also going to be learning about seasonal planting so that they can provide a planting booklet along with their gardens so that families can have year round production. They are also looking at the possibility of co-ordinating a gardening course for the families who may not have gardening knowledge or experience. This project has the potential to have a long-lasting effect in our community as generations gain the skills to grow their own food whilst adding essential nutrients to their diet.
With no Career Expos in Southland this year, a Virtual Expo has been put together with over 40 exhibitors, including all eight New Zealand universities, plus Polytechnics and private training providers. There are two sessions this weekend. You will need to register - the details are below. This is a great chance to sit down with your son/daughter and look at options for next year or plan next year’s school subjects.
From the comfort of their home or school, your senior secondary students can explore some of the country’s best tertiary education and pathway providers through a Virtual Careers Expo that will be held:
· 18 June from 12pm to 8pm
· 19 June from 9am to 5pm
· explore the Virtual Careers Expo Hall
· visit more than 30 stands hosted by exhibitors from across New Zealand
· chat live to staff and student ambassadors
· watch on-demand video presentations
· explore the virtual campus
Over 40 tertiary education providers, including all eight New Zealand universities, plus a range of polytechnics, wananga and private tertiary providers will take part in the Virtual Careers Expo run by Media Design School in Auckland and Torrens University Australia. Interested students can register at:
This week we feature some of our Gateway students who are out on Thursdays on their placements. A big thank you to our local employers.
Please note you will be notified as soon as kilts arrive.
Leiza Egan , Uniform Shop Coordinator
PBL Update June 2020
Kia ora koutou,
It has been great to be back in the classroom and working face to face with our students in PBL classes. At this stage of the process, much of what happens in the these classes is extensive questioning to help students delve deeper into what the issue is that they are seeking to address and why it’s an issue, before we get to the how of addressing it. This requires fairly intense one on one time between teacher and student and unfortunately this was unable to happen for many students over lockdown. So, now that we are back, we have begun afresh with renewed vigour.
The process of researching their topic and writing up their proposal to meet the more rigorous deep learning requirements of this second iteration of PBL seems a bit of a drag for some students because they would just like to get on with the “doing” – creating a final outcome. However, increased academic rigour is an important part of this new iteration. For example, below are just a few indicators that PBL is as much about the learning as it is about the doing.
Over the weekend I looked through the wide range of projects that our students are proposing. It was a humbling and heart-warming experience. Our Year 8 – 10 students are actively looking to bring our Catholic Special Character to life in a myriad of ways as this small sampling illustrates: combating casual racism, working to prevent the pollution of our oceans, providing organic produce to families in need, providing sports equipment to schools in need, helping new migrants to Gore to settle in, advocating for healthier eating at school and in the wider community, creating curricula for primary school students with dyslexia, researching sustainable energy solutions for our school, gaming for the hearing impaired, mental health awareness, educating people about living with ADHD, creating awareness of strokes and stroke prevention, designing sunhats for school to prevent skin cancer… Check in with your child – is he or she part of one of these projects?
This morning I worked with two young people who are looking to combat the absence of recognition from the mainstream media of the vital role that farmers play in the life of New Zealand and the toll that this can have on them. I also worked with a young man who is considering how to educate people on the importance of Te Reo Maori and Tikanga Maori for us as a nation. How proud must the parents of these students be when they read this! Next week we’ll begin our regular weekly student contributions about their projects, so watch this space.
In conclusion, how proud should we all be that this is what is happening at St Peter’s College! Project Based Learning is our Catholic Special Character in action!
Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning