SMAC Maths Competition 2024

Your child has been selected to represent Southland Girls’ High School in the Southland Maths Association SMAC Maths Competition.

What is SMAC Maths?

SMAC Maths is a problem-solving competition for Southland students in years 7-10. They compete in teams of 4 by answering up to 40 maths problems in 30 minutes. Senior Students are coaches and markers for teams.

How does it work?

The students will commit to one lunch time practice a week with coaches and then compete at the end of Term 3 in an after-school competition. We will hold 3 Practice Competition dates throughout Terms 2 and 3.

PRACTICES:    Year 7 Tuesday lunchtimes, Years 8 Wednesday lunchtimes in 4JM. Year 9s and 10s will only be required to come to practice competitions. Dates TBC.

COST:  There is no cost for the students to compete. They will receive a badge on the night of the competition in recognition of their hard work and participation in the competition.

DATE:   Wednesday, 25th September 2024

VENUE: James Hargest College Senior Campus Gymnasium. You will need to make your own way to and from the venue.

DRESS:  Winter uniform: kilt, blouse & tie, navy tights and red shoes, jersey or blazer. Depending on weather closer to the time, this may change to full summer uniform.

REQUIREMENTS: Calculator

START TIMES:  Year 7 is competing at:   5:00 pm,  Year 8 is competing at:    5:45 pm,  Year 9 is competing at:    6:45 pm,  Year 10 is competing at:    7:30 pm

It has been requested that you arrive 15 minutes before the start of your competition and that you are patient should the previous section run over time. Please bring your calculator with you.

This event is a low risk event. This event is managed by school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan.  While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Lucy Richardson 03 211 60 30.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in parents having to come and pick their child up.

If you have further questions, please get in touch with Lucy Richardson lucy.richardson@southlandgirls.school.nz

Please complete the permission form below by Friday 12 April 2024

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Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value. If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that sports, trips, and extra-curricular activities are opportunities for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.
  • Take part in all activities within ‘challenge-by-choice’ options

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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