St Peter’s College Basketball team won against Senior Men’s TBC team. We are very proud of you boys. Well done.
From Back Left: Kyrie Romero, Clement Lin, Nick Heanue, Eli Parish.
Front left: Jarrod O’Cpnnor, Sean Heanue, Ethan Mitchell, Jake Taylor
Year 13 PE Camp
On Sunday the Year 13PE class drove up to Wanaka to do Mountain Biking and Cross Country Skiing as part of their 3.7 Achievement Standard. The first activity was Mountain Biking at Sticky Forest, an awesome forest with up to 29 different trails of varying ability. The students had a ball doing the different tracks with only a couple of mishaps! On Monday, we travelled up to the Snow Farm to do cross country skiing. We started with a lesson around the lodge and did some beginner trails around the lodge before embarking on our expedition out to the Bob and Daisy Lee huts, where we stayed for the night. It certainly was an entertaining journey out to the hut, with several good falls and snowball fights. The weather was gorgeous. Camping in the hut overnight was a great experience especially when the groomer came for a wee visit late at night. We woke to crisp conditions on Tuesday and had yet another adventure trying to get back to the lodge. The trip back was more challenging and slightly more icy but we all made it without too many bruises. It was a fabulous learning experience thoroughly enjoyed by all. Bring on next year.
HELA Physical Education
Career Pathways Department
This week all our Year 13’s travelled to Dunedin to take part in the Dunedin Tertiary Open Day. This was a great chance for students to look around university and polytechnic campuses, attend lectures, find out information on preferred courses and tour the halls.
Now is also a great time to check out Money Hub New Zealand as they have just updated their complete list of scholarships; follow the link on www.moneyhub.co.nz/scholarships-nz.
For those planning on moving into the workforce after Year 12/13, we have several apprenticeships and full-time jobs available. Please come and see Mrs Delahunt in the Careers Office for the details. Its always great to see our school students move into local career opportunities!
This week we feature Matthew de Jong who is at Camp Columba undertaking a New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Leadership L4 Abseil Qualification as part of his Gateway placement.
St Peter’s College punched above their weight at the Junior Catholic Schools Tournament in Dunedin this week, by achieving 2nd place overall - well done to all involved. A huge thank you to all the students, staff and parent volunteers who helped make this day such a success.
Career Pathways Department
Money Hub (moneyhub.co.nz) has prepared a checklist for Year 13’s as they head out to the world of work/study. This is a comprehensive guide with 11 highly recommended action points for when students graduate Year 13. Follow the link to check it out.
Year 13’s head to Dunedin on Monday to take part in the Dunedin Open Day at Otago University and Otago Polytechnic. The bus leaves at 6.45am sharp from the carpark.
This week’s Gateway student is James Fitchett, who is working at Windsor Motors and Tyres and studying Motor Industry Training organisation papers while at school. These micro credentials will start him on his way in the automotive trade.
Whanau Conferencing - Thursday 13th August 2pm-7pm
Kia ora Whanau,
‘While we’ve been communicating with you via the fortnightly ATL’s, we are keen to meet with you in person to discuss your children’s progress. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet with you last term, but with everthing as close to normal as possible, we are holding our Whanau Conferencing next Thursday, 13 August, from 2pm - 7pm in the Hall.
This invitation is extended to families of all students from Years 7 – 13. It is an opportunity for Year 7 and 8 parents to meet with specialist teachers (Science, Food Tech, etc) now, and then engage in the Year 7 and 8 Homeroom Conferences which will be held the following week with the Homeroom teachers.
Please book interviews with your children’s teachers on the School Interviews site www.schoolinterviews.co.nz using this code uh3jb
Looking forward to seeing you next week.
Please remember School finishes at 12.50pm on Thursday 13th August.
Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning