Tēnā koutou katoa e te whānau o Craighead –

Final Week Activities and Functions – The end of the 2020 school year, possibly the most extraordinary in our lifetime, is rapidly approaching. We look forward to welcoming back our Seniors upon completion of their NCEA examinations. The final week is extremely busy – we ask that students keep checking where they are meant to be, especially if they are involved in preparing for activities/items associated with the formal functions – our final Assembly, the two Carol Services and the Annual Prizegiving. Some of the earlier events allow for the wearing of mufti or House Colours, while the Wednesday and Thursday require formal school uniform (summer). Craighead Old Girl – and 2021 Olympic Games contender in the Hammer Throw – Miss Lauren Bruce is our guest speaker for the final Assembly. We are very pleased to have Timaru Mayor Mr Nigel Bowen and MP for Rangitata, Mrs Jo Luxton joining us on the Thursday for our Prizegiving, along with the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch The Right Reverend Dr Peter Carrell.

Year 13 Final Chapel Service, Tuesday 8 December – We warmly invite families of our Year 13 students to join us for the final Year 13 Chapel Service in our Chapel St Antony of Padua at 9am on Tuesday 8  December. Morning tea will follow the service, in the Auditorium foyer. Grandparents and extended whānau/family members are most welcome to attend – please invite them on our behalf.

Carol Services, Wednesday 9 December – We are holding two Carol Services at St Mary’s Church, Timaru – the Junior Carol Service begins at 1.30pm and the Senior Carol Service at 7pm. With the restriction on numbers attending because of Earthquake regulations now lifted, families are able to choose which time best suits them. Please join us for either of these services, which showcase our very talented young women within a Special Character setting. Development Manager Ms Fiona McQuade will be offering Christmas cake to guests upon exit from the Church.

Prizegiving Thursday 10 December, Craighead Gymnasium – The annual prizegiving begins promptly at 10.30am. There are 60 car parks available in the Gymnasium car park, and we will use the back field as an extra parking area provided the weather is dry. There will be staff directing traffic to ensure there is space for everyone. Please contact Mr Andrew Jones, jonesan@craighead.school.nz, if you require accessible car parking. We ask that everyone is seated by 10.20am. Please DO NOT use the New World Car Park between 10.30am and 12.30pm as it will impact upon their business.

God Bless – E te atua manaaki – Lindy Graham