NOTICES Week 5 Term 1

St Brigid's School 28 February 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Dental Van Visiting - Tuesday 7 February - Monday 6 March
  • 'Black and white' non-uniform day - Friday 3 March
  • Team Toru swimming - Monday 6 March
  • Team Whā swimming - Tuesday 7 March

St Brigid's Response to Cyclone Gabrielle

After a number of conversations held with students and letters received over the last week, SBS students have identified a range of initiatives to support those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

We have decided to take action in the following ways:

We will be supporting two Catholic Schools in Napier - St Patrick's and Reignier. We have students who have connections with people at both of these schools.

  • On Friday 3 March, we will have a black and white non-uniform day and bring a gold coin donation organised by Team Whā.

  • On Friday 3 March, we will have a SBS coin trail in the shape of a heart on the big courts organised by Team Rua.

  • Throughout this week students are invited to bring cans of food organised by ROOM 5 who will build a can tower outside their classroom.

  • We are currently making cards for the children of the two Catholic Schools.

I will be purchasing vouchers with the funds raised for shops such as Farmers and The Warehouse. The cards, cans and vouchers will be collected by the CEO of Composting NZ who is travelling regularly to the Hawke's Bay to check on his team. The donations will be delivered to the St Patrick's and Reignier School Principals to distribute to those in need.

Thank you so much for supporting our tamariki to take action. We are looking forward to Friday's initiatives and our response to those in need.

He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata - Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure.

Ngā mihi nui,

Jennifer Ioannou


Upcoming Teacher Paid Union Meetings

Whakamana tamariki, whakamana kaiako

We all want the best for our kids.

Our teachers love what they do, but not enough funding for schools means that they don’t have the time they would like to support all kids to thrive.

We can fix this though. NZEI Te Riu Roa primary teacher and principal members are making the case to the Government for the best investment in tamariki. Smaller class sizes, more time for individual students and more specialist learning support staffing would make a huge difference.

Keeping and retaining teachers is top of mind right now, and this term, our teachers will also be meeting to consider a pay offer – and assessing if it’s enough to make sure that teaching is valued and is an attractive profession.

That is why teachers at our school will be attending paid union meetings this afternoon, Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March. We will be keeping the school open for these two afternoons and splitting classes with the remaining staff at school.

When we support our children to learn and succeed, we are supporting whānau and communities to thrive. We look forward to another great year in 2023 – and together with your support building the case for better investment in our tamariki.

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St Brigid's School Uniform Stock Available at School

If you are looking to update your child's school uniform, please remember we have some uniform stock here at school. We have a good supply of long and short sleeve white and blue polo shirts and some shorts. We have a limited number of other school uniform items. Please contact the school office to check availability of items and sizes.

Movin’ March starts tomorrow!

We are proud to be a Movin’March school and we’re looking forward to seeing whānau and students walking or wheeling to or from school. Walking, biking and scooting is a great way to improve wellbeing, kick start learning for the day and it’s also great for the planet! Don’t forget your WOW Passport so we can stamp your trip and keep an eye out for our low plastic spot prizes!

Whānau Photo Competition

Whānau can enter a photo of their journey to or from school and be in to WIN 1 of 5 x adult or child Micro Scooters! We’re also giving away family passes to Staglands Wildlife Reserve or Zealandia. WOW… that’s 15 prizes to be won! Go to the Movin’March Facebook page and share your photo in the comments under the weekly theme post. Winners announced by 12 April.

WOW Passport Challenge

Let’s get stamping! We’ll stamp your walk or wheel trips at the gate and all entries will go in the draw to win one of 12 x $400 MYRIDE vouchers (you don’t have to complete your whole card to go in the draw!). If your family lives too far away, why not park a short distance away from the school gate and walk or wheel the rest of the way?
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Netball Parent Support

With the 2023 Northern Suburbs Netball season about to start, we are looking for a parent to help with the coordination of the St Brigid's netball teams. If you would like more information, or would like to volunteer please contact Lynne on

Miniball/Basketball Registration of Interest

Welcome to the 2023 St Brigid's School Miniball and Basketball Season. Nairnville Recreation Centre has approached us to confirm how many teams we wish to enter into the Term 2 Miniball/Basketball league. Please fill out the google form and submit ONE form for each child wanting to participate in miniball/basketball.

A confirmed registration form, including dates will be sent out in coming weeks for the Term 2 league. An invoice will be shared once team numbers have been confirmed.

Year 3/4 play on Monday between 3.30pm and 6.50pm

Year 5/6 play on Tuesday between 3.30pm and 6.50pm
Year 7/8 play on Friday between 3.30pm and 9pm

We really rely on parental help with coaching and managing teams as teachers are committed to meetings after school.


If you have any questions please contact

Community Notices

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North Wellington Football Club

North Wellington is the local football club catering to our region. In our Junior space we offer development pathways for players aged 4-15 and we cater programmes to all, regardless of ability, gender, or any other commitments that children may have.

Some of the programmes we offer:

Girls Only Skill Centre (9-13)

Mixed Skill Centre (9-12)

First Kicks (4-6)

Fun Football (7-8)

For further information, please contact Hugo

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