Athletic Sports 2019

Venue Massey University Athletics Track
Date Thursday 7 March 2019
Time 8.10am to 3pm
Year Levels Compulsory for ALL students

Students are required to be at school by 8.10am. Students will travel to the track by bus (provisions have been made for bus students who arrive later than this). Students are not permitted to take private transport. They are required to pay $2 toward the cost of the bus. As the buses will be leaving from the front gates, the student car parking will be out of action for the day. Alternative parking will be on the field beside the cricket nets. Please use the Dittmer Drive access only for this. All cars must be parked by 8.00am at the latest - gates will be locked after this.

Dress Code: 
• Students must wear mufti (no charge). 
• Clothing must be in keeping with house colours and suitable for competing.
• It is essential that suitable footwear is worn on the track (the nature of the Massey Athletics Track is not suitable for bare feet).

What to Bring:
• Students must come prepared for both sunny and cold conditions, including sunscreen, a sun hat and a raincoat.
• Students should bring lunch and a drink bottle of water. There will be limited food supplies available for sale (cash only). 
• Students should not bring any valuable items with them. All personal belongings are the responsibility of the student and should be entrusted to a reliable friend while competing.

Should the weather be inclement, a decision as to whether the event will be cancelled will be made the day prior to the event. Your child will be notified of a cancellation during school. Caregivers are encouraged to check the school website or Facebook for a cancellation notification.

Central Energy Trust BursariesCET

Congratulations to former students, Phoenix Reid and Owen Keenan, who received Central Energy Trust Bursaries at the awards ceremony on Tuesday evening. Recipients for Central Energy Trust Bursaries are selected based on a combination of factors including academic record, participation in cultural, sport or community activities, and future leadership potential. Well done, Phoenix and Owen.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Points

With the increasing roll, we are noticing more traffic congestion at the Botanical Road gates. This is causing issues with the school buses trying to enter and exit the bus bay. As such, we ask that parents/caregivers refrain from parking in or around the bus bay before and after school. We also ask that parents/caregivers avoid driving into the College grounds and refrain from parking on the yellow lines on Botanical Road. Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the side exit on Wikiriwhi Crescent.

Ethkick TournamentFootball

Year 13 student, Jabul Shofi Rahman, recently competed in the annual Ethkick Tournament as part of the Rohingya Football Club of Palmerston North. The annual football tournament promotes diversity and inclusion through football, with the 40 teams representing the different ethnic groups that call Palmerston North home. Jabul was interviewed by the Manawatu Standard to talk about the tournament. To read the full article, click here

Photo credit Warwick Smith, Stuff.

School Trustee Elections 2019Election

2019 is an election year for school trustees. To encourage potential new trustees to stand for election, NZSTA are offering a new programme, Kōrari, to talk about what it really means to serve on a school Board. The hui will be facilitated by a regional adviser from NZSTA who will talk about the reality of being a trustee and share what support/training is available.

NZSTA will cover the cost of the hui including refreshments and will provide all resources needed.

When: 6pm, Monday 11 March
Where: Ross Intermediate

Top Touch RefKyann

Year 11 student, Kyann Williams, was recently interviewed by the Manawatu Standard for her outstanding success as a top Touch Referee. To read the full article, click here.

Photo credit Warwick Smith, Stuff.

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