St Mary's School
Thursday 14th April 2022
We belong to God, all in us is His - Catherine McAuley
Dear parents, children and parishioners,
I decided to hold the newsletter late last week so that I could share some of our liturgy pictures, our fun day pictures, our gifts from the community, our achievements and amazing resilience to get through this term.
I've also managed to get some information for next term so after a rest, you can begin to prepare yourself for term 2.
Speaking of term 2, Miss Hood is still the class teacher of Room Moa, but Mrs Gray will be the regular second teacher so that Miss Hood can do all the principal jobs that need to be done. I've been invited to Buckingham Palace for a Platinum Jubilee Garden Party to meet the Queen. This is to finally celebrate with my sister who was awarded an OBE a couple of years ago. I will be back soon with some great stories.
I am really looking forward to celebrating Easter, a time of light beating the darkness. The school has prepared the annual Passion play, which will be shared on facebook. I pray that each of you experiences the joy of the Risen Christ this Easter season.
Take care everyone, Annie
Easter Egg Hunt and a fun day was had by all!
Thank you so much from us all.
Local deliveries to our Rest Homes
MY DAD’S HELICOPTER RIDE
On Saturday the 19th of March my Dad had a heart attack and was taken to Gore Hospital A & E then they checked out his heart and decided to take him to Dunedin in the helicopter. He went straight into the cath lab where they treated my Dad’s heart.
A lady surgeon looked after Dad when he was in Dunedin hospital.
Thank you St Mary’s for cleaning up your rubbish and allowing the helicopter to land safely on the St Marys school courts.
A BIG thankyou to everyone from the Moriarty-Kelly Family
Brianna, Lachie, Josh & Reuben.
Great work to the touch teams, and their managers, coaches and supporters. What a tremendous season you have had. I heard for their last games, both St Mary's teams played each other. They have been a fun and energetic group who have demonstrated the school values and excellent sportsmanship skills. Great work, so good to hear.
Mason got the athletics Southland trophy for most individual points for the Waverely Shield 9 year old boys.He also received the Gore Athletics Intermediate Boys trophy.
St Marys Fury cricket team who have had a fantastic season playing in the Friday league. Just missing one player who was unfortunately isolating - Preston Byars.
John Parson - Cybersafety
This week's clip is about children and online games - it's called a nosy parent is a loving parent. Either click the link below, or this one if it is playing https://www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E/videos/653756001863893/
Achievement information 2021 - Maths
The staff interrogated data to find out why teach overall teacher judgment when compiling our narrative data and the progress and consistency (recorded, formal) results. This had to be done at a pace, and the results are clear:
Maths data - year end 2021 we had 93% of students working at or above the expected curriculum level (age related), this is a slight rise on the 91% from year end 2020.
As you will know from the previous newsletters, writing is our focus this year, and we will use the same techniques and focus we applied to maths last year to our writing teaching and learning.
Gospel and prayers, Annie
Thursday 14th - Easter Liturgy
End of term, school finishes at usual time Thursday 14th
Term 2 starts 2nd May
Week 2 9-13th May Rugby Monday 9th, Sports Activator, 10th and 11th
Year 5’s planting trees with Rotary and GDC Thursday 12th
Week 3 16- 20th May Whole school Mass Sunday - Confirmation with Bishop Michael
More information to come for term 2