A huge congratulations to Kate Watson (Year 11) who competed at the recent Te Anau Trampolining and Tumbling Invitational. Kate placed 1st in the 15-16 year old age group for Tumbling, Double Mini Tramp and Trampoline and won the Southland Champion 15-16 year old Tumbling Double Mini Trampoline. Kate won the title of Southland champion (all grades) for Individual Trampoline. Super impressive, Kate!
A huge congratulations to Harriett Cuttance who has been selected in the Otago U21 Cricket team. She will be travelling to Auckland in December for the National Tournament. Also well done Harriett for being selected in the Otago U18 Cricket team. She will be a very busy girl as she also will be also travelling to Wellington in January for the National Tournament.
On Monday, 30 students from Year 7 and 8 were very lucky to attend the first Kids Connecting Competition (KCC) at the MLT events center.
The day was created and organised by our very own Head Students, Fraser Ditchfield and Dakoda Conroy who saw a need for a competition between schools to ultimately offer an opportunity for our students to meet new people and make some new friends. 30 students from Longford Intermediate were invited to attend and participated in a variety of different sports and team building exercises throughout the day.
Fraser, Dakoda and their team of Year 12 & 13 students were a well oiled machine and ensured the day was a huge success.
I want to take this opportunity to thank them and their team on an extremely well run event!
Cameron Winsloe - Physical Education Teacher
On Tuesday, 27th November the Year 9 students took part in the Junior Sports Day. Students had the chance to take part in a sport they weren’t very familiar with or for those that had played in the sport before, an opportunity to take a leadership role within the team.
Good healthy competition was had between the students and other schools and the progress within the chosen sports was clear throughout the day as they became more confident and capable with what they were doing.
The day was a great advocate for participation and for students trying new things.
Daniel Wards –Sport Co-ordinator
Hands-On at Otago is a programme designed to allow students to experience a week of Otago student life, living in a residential College, undertaking detailed studies and learning from some of the foremost researchers in the country. There are opportunities for students to explore career options and to consider new and unfamiliar possibilities for study. The course is held from 13-18 January 2019.
St Peters College have been fortunate enough to have two students, Jennifer Reidt and Alice Diack, selected to attend the “Hands On” Science Summer School at Otago University in January 2019.
Well done girls, we look forward to hearing about your experiences.
Janine Heads - Hela Science
On Tuesday, November 27, all Year 9 students will take part in the Junior Sports Day run by Sport Southland. These sports will take place around Gore with the aim of getting students to take part in new sports they are perhaps not accustomed to or take on a leadership role within a team.
Students will come to school in their sports gear and will meet in the hall after Period 1, where they will be put into their team groups before heading to their sports with a supervising teacher.
Students should bring a packed lunch as there will not be an opportunity to buy lunch.
At the end of the sports day, around 1:30pm-2pm, the students will be free to leave from their sport and will not need to return to school.
Life Education, with Harold the Giraffe, is a well known education-based children's charity, which visits the region’s schools with a mobile classroom, delivering a health and well-being programme that teaches and inspires children to make positive choices for a healthy mind and body.
Life Education Trust Heartland Otago Southland, the local regional Trust that includes the Otago Central Rail Trail area, is running a unique Fundraising Challenge in conjunction with the Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon, which is happening on 23rd and 24th February 2019.
Get a team of schoolmates, staff, parents, workmates, friends or family together and enter your team via the official Rail Trail Duathlon website www.railtrailduathlon.com/
Head to https://givealittle.co.nz/org/life-education-trust-heartland-otago-southland and set up your own “fundraisers” page.
Fundraise as much as you can! Following the event we will donate half of what you have fundraised, to your chosen school or charity, on your behalf.
Be sure to share your progress! Let everyone know what you’re doing and why. We can help share your progress with our followers. Remember, everybody loves Harold…
Get training!!! 6 week training programme available on the duathlon website.
· A great team building exercise, or just the chance to get active.
· Support your own favourite cause, or school, as well as a unique and valuable organisation.
For further information
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 021 805 754 fb: www.facebook.com/HeartlandLifeEd/
A huge congratulations to Bethany Nicholson who represented Southland at the Southern Teams Tennis Tournament held in Dunedin. Well done to her and the U14 team who won the competition.