Friday, June 23, 2017

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Kevinians and Supporters of the College

Last evening, Jacqui Malcolm was presented with the Trust Power "Youth Spirit Award" at the annual ceremony held at the Oamaru Opera House. Jacqui has made an outstanding contribution to our College, our Leo Club and our wider Community. As part of the prize, Jacqui nominated the St Vincent de Paul Society as her charity.
Representatives from St Joseph's Young Vinnies joined us to receive their $250 cheque.   Jacqui's award highlights the commitment of the College to community outreach which helps us foster actively involved young people.

May God bless you
Paul Olsen, Principal

Year 9 Rotation

Our Y9 students began a new rotation this week.  Today in the staff room Mr Fulton shared some of the creative projects that have come out of the Hard Materials classroom over the last nine weeks.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

U14.5 Rugby Score A Result

The U14.5 Rugby team had a strong showing against Waitaki Black on Tuesday, winning 33-22 at Milner Park.  The boys play in the South Canterbury competition and are currently placed second behind a team from Roncalli College.  We're looking forward to following them through the rest of their season!

Thank you to Elizabeth Prentice from Waitaki Boys High School for sharing some great photos with us.

Mercy Cup 2017

It was an early start for the girls competing in the Mercy Cup Tournament on Tuesday, leaving the College at 5am to travel to Christchurch. With games against Catholic Cathedral College, John Paul II, Marian College, Roncalli College and Villa Maria College in netball, football and hockey it was a great day of sport, and whilst it was chilly there was blue sky all round!  Congratulations to all of the girls who represented the College.  Y9 and Y10 Netball teams both placed 2nd in their competition and the Hockey, Football and Senior A Netball teams were all awarded their respective Fair Play Awards.  Fantastic!  Thank you to the students, parents and staff who traveled with the teams as umpires, coaches and managers.
CLICK HERE to view some photos of the day's action!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Solid Win For Girls Top 5

The Top 5 Girls Basketball team hit the court last night against WGHS Top 5, a game that was deferred from the Queens Birthday Weekend.  With a number of injuries within the ranks Kelsey Mills, Ellen Swanson and Siva Katoa stepped up into the team, and Molly Kay came back for the game.  The girls came away victorious with a 66-32 scoreline.  Sophie Brien topped the scoring with 24 points followed by Laura Preston and Molly both with 14 each.  Brylee More scored 12 and Froukje Edzes played a steady game on defence.   Well done girls!  Thank you to Colleen Newberry for your ongoing coaching of the team.

Canterbury SS Trap Shooting

A team of trap shooters traveled to the Waihora Gun Club on Sunday to take part in the Canterbury Secondary School Trap Shooting Competition.  Captained by Brandon Howell, the team of Corbyn Hocken, Clark Ewing, Ryan Kennedy, Joel Klenner and Jack Murphy came second in the teams event out of the ten teams competing.  Individual results saw Corbyn winning the Skeet, and Clark taking out the Point Score and coming second in both the Single Rise and Single Barrel.  Joel also got into his first Shoot Off - well done!   

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sandalwood Trophy

The Sandalwood Trophy was held in Geraldine over the weekend and our Equestrian riders were in fine form and looking very smart, their presentation completed with new hat covers. They had a great day, although with only four riders in each team unfortunately both teams were eliminated. However, there were some excellent individual performances and with comments made at the prizegiving about SKC being the most supportive team and showing impressive sportsmanship, the girls can all be very proud!!

Anna Wallis - 3rd overall in the 90cm class
Kayleigh Gill - 3rd overall in 80cm class
Brooke Clark - 2nd overall in 70cm class and 1st in second round of Showjumping
Nikita SewHoy - 3rd overall in 70 class
Ella Sanderson - 2nd in 70cm second Showjumping round

Lions Speech Competition

The tradition of public speaking at SKC is in fine hands.  The Lions Speech Competition was held over the weekend and Anna Craig (Y12) took out the Y11 &12 section while Rhea Ratgali (Y9) placed second in the Y9 & 10 section.  Rebecca Kinney (Y10) also represented the College and did herself and St Kevin's proud.  Well done girls!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Principal's Comment

Kia ora Kevinians and Supporters of the College

Despite the cold weather in Dunedin on Wednesday, our juniors accredited themselves well in the annual quadrangular winter tournament hosted by Kavanagh. As a Principal, I am inspired by the personal development that comes from active participation in team sports. Self management, commitment to practice and tolerance are some of the skills and dispositions that are fostered. It was a privilege to see all of these were on display during the tournament as well as a real sense of fair play. My thanks goes to coaches and supporters as well as the senior students who umpired and mentored teams. The links with St Joseph's and mutual support that results are an example of our Special Character being lived.

May God bless you
Paul Olsen, Principal

Thursday, June 15, 2017

COL Steam Meeting

Yesterday teachers from around the district met at the College for the first Whitestone CoL STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) Engagement Group Meeting.   Early Childhood Educators, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary.  All working together, sharing resources and ideas for the benefit of our students.

Junior Quad Tournament 2017

Yesterday students from St Kevin's and St Joseph's (Yrs 7-10) traveled to Dunedin to compete in the Junior Quad Tournament against teams from Kavanagh, St Peter's and Verdon.  The weather was a challenge for the rugby and footballers but they tackled it head on in the spirit of competition!  With some fierce games across the basketball and netball courts as well, it was a great day of sport.  Congratulations to all those students who represented the College so well, and thank you to our coaches, managers, parents and caregivers who supported the students for the day.

Waitaki District Youth Forum

The Waitaki District Youth Forum was held at the Oamaru Opera House yesterday and students from the College joined other young people from across the district for an event which encouraged participation and gave them the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas.