St Mary's School

Friday 3rd September 2021

"As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love." Corinthians, 13 – 13

Dear whānau, tamariki and parishioners,


Bubble school is on for a small number of students, and so far, so good. We are being well looked after by St Peter's, teacher aides and parents who have dropped off lollies, coffee and pizza. All contactless of course!


The assemblies are going great, and many of you will have seen our Father's Day celebration online today. We were also joined by a special guest - Mrs Dennis! It was wonderful to see you her. Thinking of you all, and can't wait until we are all back together.


Finally, on behalf of us all at St Mary's I would like to wish all our dads, grandads, uncles and important men in our lives a very happy Father's Day on Sunday.


God bless, kia kaha, Annie

Whole school Mass Sunday 12th September - POSTPONED

As you will see looking at our events calendar below we have had to make a number of changes. The first, and most important change, is around the Holy Communion Mass and celebrations.

New date is SUNDAY 31ST OCTOBER. We are hopeful that moving it to a date so far in the future will mean grandparents and extended whānau that live beyond Gore (even the North Island) will be able to be physically present.

Teacher Only day... postponed until 12th November

This was booked for 17th September and the whole staff team was due to be in Dunedin attending a Catholic School Gathering. The Gathering has been cancelled for some reason or other. Obviously if we can all be here then we should remain open for the day, so, no teacher only day on 17th September. Please update your diary, there will be a Teacher Only Day 12th November 2021.
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Hard work, good food (thank you so much Mrs Quinney and St Peter's) and then exercise to work it off!

Updated term 3 dates


All class Masses are on hold until Term 4.

Holy Communion Mass - now 31st October



Wk 8 13-17 Sept (Kereru)

Social Justice Week AND Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

TEACHER ONLY DAY FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER - CANCELLED




Wk 9 20-24 Sept (Bellbird)

SENIOR School production, 22nd and 23rd - POSTPONED UNTIL 3rd and 4th NOVEMBER




Wk 10 27-1 Oct

Catholic Schools Day 28th - CANCELLED

Eastern Interschools Year 6 sports tournament CANCELLED

Friday Term ends at the usual time 2.50pm