On Monday we were very fortunate to have Murray and his team come along and teach us road safety using our bikes.
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Below are the details of the Year 7 and 8 ski trip planned for Friday September 16th. I have included a transport list with the names of the children in each car and the adult driver. I WOULD ASK ALL PARENTS TO SIGN THE SLIP BELOW GIVING THEIR CONSENT FOR THEIR CHILD TO TRAVEL UP TO THE SKIFIELD WITH THAT DRIVER. (There is 1 more child who requires a ride. Could any of the drivers please let me know ASAP if you are able to take another child in your vehicle.)
If for any reason there is an error or change of circumstances please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
We will need to leave school by 7.45 am on Friday the 16th so I would appreciate all drivers and students being at the school by 7.40am at the latest. If you need to be picked up on the way ie because you live in the Brightwater or Wakefield direction, please can you contact your driver and make arrangements for this pick up. Some people will need to get on the shuttle bus to take them up to the mountain and this will parked at the bottom of the ski access road for a departure between 9.15am and 9.30am. All cars that go up the access road should carry chains, although the road conditions should be reasonable.
I anticipate that at the end of the day we will be back in Nelson between 4.30 and 5pm. I will ring the school on our departure from the field so that they have our ETA.
It is essential that students bring appropriate clothing for the day and below is a suggested gear list. Students need to bring some spare gear with them so they have something dry and warm to travel home in. Everyone will will need plenty of food and water during the day and there is a cafe available on the mountain for hot drinks and snacks.
Warm thermal layer
Thermal Leggings or tights
Ski pants or waterproof overpants
Socks (include spare pair)
Ski goggle or sunglasses
Spare warm clothes
Caroline, Trinity, Kimberly,Henry, Todd
Sam, Patrick, Ben, Josh
Annalise, Aylish, Emily S, Emily M
Margeaux, Ruby, Grace H,
Grace Ashc, Ms Dodd,
Kilian, Jacob M, David
Reuben, Ruairi, James
Andy, Sean, Charlie
Jacob, Joel, Kyle
Finn, Jonte, William
Abbey, Hannah, Olivia R, Aria
Jonty, Brenna, Amy J, Hayley, Douglas, Brooke
Total 43 children
If parents wish to ski they can make arrangements for this on the mountain although there is a discount available for accompanying parents.
Please note that we carry an extensive first aid kit and that there are trained medical personnel on the ski field. The more confident skiers who wish to ski up on the top lift will have at least one adult skiing in this area as well as the usual ski patrol. The children will be briefed prior to the trip about the need to ski in control and within their ability. The lower part of the field is visible to all parents should any child require assistance. Rainbow Ski Field provide us with an extensive Risk Assessment document which is available at the office if you wish to view it.
On my previous letter I said that the ski package is $50 - This has actually increased to $55 for the 2016 season. This charge includes ski gear hire, lesson and lift pass. If your child has gear the cost is $39 ( Pass and lesson) and if your child has gear and a season’s pass the cost is $22. We will be using the shuttle bus for some of the children adding a $4 charge to every student’s cost.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ONLY STUDENT COSTS ARE PAID TO THE OFFICE PRIOR TO THE SKI TRIP DAY. IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY INTERNET BANKING OUR ACCOUNT NUMBER IS: 123158 0172957 00
PLEASE REFERENCE YOUR PAYMENT WITH ‘SKI’ AND YOUR CHILD’S NAME
If there are any queries please contact myself or Ms Dodd at school. We look forward to a great day with the students!
Philippa Hood and Cathie Dodd
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Rita Ora sings at the canonisation of Mother Teresa
This year we entered 3 teams in the Intemediate Quiz that was held at the Upper Moutere School. It was a brilliant night with lots of cool games and fun things happening throughout the evening. We played heads and tails, musical statues and told lots of jokes - and oh answered a few questions. St Paul's Wonderpets managed to hold on to win the quiz and our two teams the Falcons and Savages were 6th and 7th with very close scores to the placegetters.