This week has been all about getting ready for upcoming events. Most Gateway students are out on their workplaces this week, having new experiences and learning what it takes to be part of today’s workforce.
Next week Health Hub starts for the Year 13’s. This year is a new format as we will combine with Gore High School and split the Health Hub into Year 12 and Year 13 groups. This allows for a greater experience for both year levels and tailored relevant information for those students looking at Health as a career. Year 12’s will begin with Health Hub the following week.
SIT Gore are running a Liquor licensing course these holidays. Details are below, register with Mrs Delahunt in the Careers office early to ensure your spot on this popular course.
Joy Delahunt - Gateway/Careers Administrator
Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)
This two-day programme covers the unit standards required to gain the Licence Controller Qualification. It is compulsory to hold the LCQ qualification when applying for the Manager’s Certificate, and the LCQ qualification is important for people working or intending to work in a supervisory role in a licensed premise. Students have the ability to gain five Level 4 credits. Dates of the course are Monday 15th April and Thursday 18th April
Venue: Southern Institute of Technology
70 Kakapo Street, Gore
Time: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Cost: $100 per student
Requirements: Pen and Highlighter
Congratulations to Connor Sharp & Ashton Hansen who have been selected for the Yr7/8 Southland Country Cricket team.
Well done to Connor Sharp who placed 2nd in his age group at the recent Otago Southland Regional Waterski Champs!
Wanaka A & P Show - written by Head Girl Lucy Swain and Laura Perkins
The Wanaka A&P Show was held on the 8th and 9th of March and Head Girl Lucy Swain and Laura Perkins were both fortunate to be competing. On the Friday Laura and her horse ‘Calvary Man’ placed 2nd and 3rd in the 1.00m Show Jumping. Also she competed in one of the main events, which was the Upper Clutha Pony Championship Round the Ring. This is where they jump one round and then 10 riders qualify for the next day to compete for the Championship title. Laura received 3rd and 2nd for Rider Over Jumps. Lucy was competing on ‘Stone River Titan’ and competed in the Upper Clutha Hack Leaping Competition. This was a class with over 50 competitors and only the top 10 qualify for the next day. Lucy won first place in the qualifying round and also won best rider over jumps. On Saturday Laura placed 5th in the Pony Championship round the ring and Lucy won the Hack Leaping Championship title. To finish the show Laura competed in the 1.05m gambler stakes and placed 4th. Well done girls!
Two weeks ago I travelled to the Waikato for the very first Tetrathlon in New Zealand and it was a great event to go to, and I would recommend it to others. I considered the ride on a borrowed horse very easy as I had experience riding that certain breed of horse. The run was a very easy 1.5km across paddocks and down a road; the shooting was fun, but very different as we shot laser targets and not actual guns, but our swim was a very simple 200m swim.
Our teams finished 4th and 6th, and as an individual I finished 6th out of 18. I am now looking forward to the next Tetrathlon which is being held in Dunedin in December, and am looking for anybody that wants to know more or compete in a team.
Registrations are being called for all SPC Rugby players - including Eastern U18 and U15 Girls. Please do this now; last day for registrations is Friday, 15th March 3pm. Visit www/sporty.co.nz/stpetersgore
Please see Mrs Sanson in C3 if you have any issues. Attention to all Coaches/Managers/Medics etc. - there is a form for you on this page also (under Volunteers)
All the very best to Finn Hellyer-Waihape (Year 8) who currently is on his way to Toronto, Canada. Finn was selected in the Otago Thunder U15 Development after playing in an International Ice Hockey Tournament. The team will be taking part in rigorous training sessions as well as playing games. What a fantastic opportunity Finn!
Thank you to all the students who participated in our annual event. A huge thank you to the staff and the wonderful parents/caregivers who helped and came along to support Athletics Day.
Check out the St Peter’s College Facebook page photos. Feel free to save your child/rens photos.
Well done to the following students who broke school records this year and to the Age Group Champions. Well done!
Under 15 Boys 200m record: Seba Metzler – 25.81 sec
Under 14 Boys 800m record: Ethan Friend – 2 min 27.75 sec
Under 16 Girls 800m record: Sophie Shallard – 2 min 32.91 sec
Under 14 Boys 1500m record: Ethan Friend – 5 min 5.84 sec
Under 16 Girls 1500m record: Sophie Shallard – 5 min 27 sec
Under 16 Girls 3000m record: Sophie Shallard – 12 min 15 sec
Under 14 Girls High Jump record: Abby Hailes – 1.50 m
Age Group Champions:
Boys: Ashton Hansen
Girls: Neve Borlase
Boys: Connor Sharp
Girls: Jacinta Herrera Rojas
Boys: Dakota Shute
Girls: Abby Hailes
Boys: Seba Metzler
Girls: Laura Perkins
Boys: Joshua Kotkamp
Girls: Jessica Roy
Boys: Thomas McKenzie
Girls: Freya Bools
1st – McAuley 717 points
2nd – Finlay 607 points
3rd – Rosmini 576.5 points
4th – Pompallier 534.5 points
Congratulations to Emma-Rose Miller (Year 7) who entered a Hunting and Fishing Competition. Emma placed 2nd in the Junior section with one of the fish she caught. Well done Emma!