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Stuck for ideas on what to do with the kids these holidays?  Playground provides information on holiday programmes and after school activities in your area.  Visit us athttp://www.playground.org.nz/ and view the area you either live in or will be visiting. Something for everyone and a great range of activities.  One week to go get sorted today.  

Orewa College Enrolment Dates for 2016

5 August 2015
Year 7 – Year 9 Information Evening at 7.00pm in the Orewa College Arts & Events Centre.

Tuesday, 4 August – Thursday, 6 August 2015
Guided tours for parents at the following times – 9.30am and 12.30pm
Please advise parents to email admin@oc.school.nz or ring Orewa College on 427 3833 to book a tour.

Wednesday, 19 August and Thursday, 20 August 2015
Enrolment evenings in the Orewa College Library from 3.30pm – 7.00pm.

Whangaparaoa Library Holiday Programme

 Matariki Holiday Programme at Whangaparaoa Library

Tue 7 July, 2pm: Giant Koru Spiral Art
Thu 9 July, 6-8pm: Matariki Family Night
Tue 14 July, 2pm: Traditional Kite-making
Thu 16 July, 2pm: Animal Origami

Book Launch: The Golden Spark Plug of Awesomeness by Stu Duval

Sat 18 July, 2 – 4 pm
Come along to this family event to celebrate Stu’s newest book. Meet the author in person and get your own signed book. Stu will also demonstrate cartoon-drawing and offer free give-aways of  his drawings and books. Thanks to our sponsors, Whangaparaoa Rotary, we are excited to offer free refreshments and heaps of fun for all ages!

Robotics: Workshop series

Sat 4, 11 & 18 July, 10am - 2pm
Build a LEGO EV3 robot and try your hand at programming to make it come alive! $35 for the series. Minimum age 8+. Bookings essential via www.roboclub.co.nz or Roboclub Facebook.

Fruitworld Voucher Winners

Fruitworld Whangaparaoa Fundraising Opportunity - the school has been offered a fantastic fundraising opportunity with Fruitworld Whangaparaoa.  3% of the total sales from your docket will go to our school plus you get the chance to win one of five $25 vouchers to spend at their store. Friends and family are welcome to support this fundraiser. Just write your child's name and room number on the docket when you purchase your shopping and pop it into the box provided at Fruitworld. Our first promotion saw the following families each win a $25 voucher:

Carlos Takayama               RM 20
Zoe & Taya Robertson       RM 24
Ella Smith                           RM 12
Thea Slater                         RM 6
Bella Port                            RM 13
The next promotion date is 20th to 26th July (first week back Term 3)
Thank you for supporting our local businesses and school.

July School Holidays

Looking for holiday programmes or things to do? Lots of links and information atwww.linku2northshore.co.nz | Local Life | School Holiday Programmes - Also great giveaways to enter today!


Kelly Sports HBC is a running a Multi-Sport Holiday Clinic
Dates: 6th July – 17th July
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Price: $35 per day, sibling discount & book for 9 days receive the 10th day free
Venue: HBC Raiders League Club, Stanmore Bay
Ages: 7 – 12 years of age

For more information please contact hbc@kellysports.co.nz or register online at www.kellysports.co.nz

World Leading Nutritionist & Dietitian Evening

Orewa College Boys 1st XI hockey team fundraiser featuring world leading nutritionist and dietitian Jeni Pearce. The event will be held on Tuesday 30th June at the Orewa Arts & Events Centre at Orewa College with doors opening at 7pm.  Tickets are only $10 per person and can be purchased from the Orewa College accounts office.

Wentworth College Entrance Scholarships

The Wentworth College Trust Board is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for students entering Wentworth in Years 7 to 9 in 2016.  
Scholarships are for fee assistance from $2,000 to $3,500 and are based on a mix of academic, cultural and sporting excellence, with scholarship examinations taking place on Wednesday, 24 June.
To request an information pack, please contact Gail Clews on (09)424-3273 or by email at enquiries@wentworth.school.nz.