Newsletter Term 1 Week 10
St Patrick's School Masterton 12th April 2022
Kia ora koutou,
This is Holy Week. Holy Week begins with the commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, climaxing with the commemoration of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday. Holy Week concludes with Christ's rest in death on Holy Saturday.
This week we farewell Mr. James in Hub 4. Our loss is Chanel’s gain. We will miss him and wish him all the very best.
A reminder that school finishes tomorrow, Wednesday 13th April, at 3 p.m. There is no school on Thursday as there is a Teacher Only Day.
Term 2 starts on Monday 2nd May at 8.55 a.m.
We hope that Mr. Wheeler is enjoying time with whanau in England. We wish him safe travels on his return to Aotearoa.
Finally, we wish you all a happy and blessed Easter break and we look forward to seeing all the tamariki back and refreshed next term.
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Term 1 School Theme
Principle: ‘Human Dignity’
Enduring Understanding: I am beautifully made in the image and likeness of God
Whakatauki: He Kura te tangata - The human being is precious
Further detail for parents/ caregivers - Every single person is created in the image of God. Therefore they are invaluable and worthy of respect as a member of the human family. The dignity of the person grants them inalienable rights – political, legal, social, and economic rights. This is the most important principle because it is from our dignity as human persons that all other rights and responsibilities flow.
First Communion Mass
The Last Supper
I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you.
22 While they were eating, Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. “Take it,” he said, “this is my body.”
23 Then he took a cup, gave thanks to God, and handed it to them; and they all drank from it. 24 Jesus said, “This is my blood which is poured out for many, my blood which seals God's covenant. 25 I tell you, I will never again drink this wine until the day I drink the new wine in the Kingdom of God.”
27 They also crucified two bandits with Jesus, one on his right and the other on his left. 28 In this way the scripture came true which says, “He shared the fate of criminals”
After the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. 2 Very early on Sunday morning, at sunrise, they went to the tomb. 3-4 On the way they said to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (It was a very large stone.) Then they looked up and saw that the stone had already been rolled back. 5 So they entered the tomb, where they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe—and they were alarmed.
6 “Don't be alarmed,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is not here—he has been raised! Look, here is the place where he was placed. 7 Now go and give this message to his disciples, including Peter: ‘He is going to Galilee ahead of you; there you will see him, just as he told you.’”
8 So they went out and ran from the tomb, distressed and terrified. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
Easter Mass Timetable
Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)
We have introduced the Zones tools menu to our tamariki and now they are exploring the tools and deciding what will work for them in each zone and situation. For example, in class during prayers or a quiet time will require a different tool to calm than outside in the playground.
Last year the school moved to using ‘SchoolDocs’ to create a website for our school policies and procedures. As part of this process, throughout each year, as we review our policies we will ask for feedback from staff, board and parent communities.
During term 1 of this year we are reviewing and asking for feedback on the following policies:
Health & Safety Management
Emergency, Disaster & Crisis Management
Please read these policies and give your feedback by following the instructions below:
Visit the website https://stpatsmstn.schooldocs.co.nz/1893.htm
Enter the username (stpatsmstn) and password (kindness).
Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
Read the policy.
Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
Select the reviewer type "Parent".
Enter your name (optional).
Submit your ratings and comments.
If you don't have internet access, school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.
Winter Netball and Hockey
Updated Cohort Entry & Enrolment Information:
2022 Term 2 start dates: Monday 2nd May & Tuesday 7th June
2022 Term 3 start dates: Monday 25th July & Monday 29th August
2022 Term 4 start dates: Monday 17th October & Monday 21st November
2022 Term Dates:
Term 1: Tuesday 8th February - Thursday 14 April (Teacher-Only Day - Thursday 14th April)
Term 2: Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July (Teacher-Only Day - Friday 17th June)
Term 3: Monday 25 July - Friday 30th September
Term 4: Monday 17th October - Tuesday 20th December