Athletics Sports Postponed

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The forecast for tomorrow is for heavy rain and both schools have decided to postpone the event to the rescheduled day Monday February 20th. Students are to come to school tomorrow prepared for a normal school day. They have been advised this afternoon.
The weather over the weekend and the ground conditions will determine if it is possible to run the event on Monday. At this stage, it makes sense for our students to plan for either outcome – Athletics Day or in class.
We will communicate with families on Sunday afternoon to advise an update. However, a final decision may not be able to be made until Monday morning.
Please expect to receive an update late on Sunday afternoon.

Programme for Sunday 29 January 2017

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Peer Support Leaders’ Meeting (Library)

9.00-3.30pm Uniform Shop open
10.00-3.00pm School Office open
From 12.00noon Year 9 boarders can arrive at Rugby House
1.30pm All Year 9 Boarders and Parents to meet in Rugby House Common Room for briefing from Mr Hansen
2.00pm All new Parents & students to Auditorium
2.15-3.20pm Peer Support Activity – Yr 9’s and Peer Support Leaders
2.30-5.00pm Staff available for parent/student enquiries on courses & Year 12 & 13 Course Confirmation for students having to travel long distances.
3.00pm Afternoon Tea – Dining Hall
3.20pm Year Group Assemblies & Roll Calls: Yr 12 and 13 Senior College Centre, Yr 11 Lecture Theatre, Yr 10 Library, Yr 9 Gym (3.45pm paired with Yr 13’s)
4.00pm Rathkeale 2017 Opening Assembly in Auditorium.  All students to attend in Formal Uniform (ties, blazers, white shirts, longs, black shoes). All parents/caregivers/whanau welcome.
5.15-6.30pm Friends’ Association function (light refreshments) for New Parents at Principal’s residence
5.15pm All year 9 boys and Peer Support Leaders to dinner followed by Peer Support activities
5.25pm Yr 13 and Yr 10 Boarders’ Dinner
5.35pm Yr 12 and Yr 11 Boarders’ Dinner
6.30pm Peer Support Activities conclude
6.45pm Parents’ farewell to Year 9 Boarders & Year 9 Dayboys’ departure

Boarding House Programmes

A big Football Adventure

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The recent Rathkeale European Football tour was the culmination of two years of planning, preparation and fundraising led by football coach Steve Coleman in association with the student travel organisation, Student Horizons.

The eighteen-day trip which took in England, France, Luxembourg, Germany and Dubai provided the twenty-four members of the touring party a range of wonderful experiences and memories.

Read the full article on the Association of Boys’ Schools NZ website here