Newsletter Week 5, Term 3
St Michael's Catholic School Rotorua, Thursday 25th August
Tēnā koutou kātoa e te whānau,
You will have noticed a hive of activity around the school over the past few weeks. Metalcraft is replacing the roof on the two main blocks and the small room off the back of Galilee is being refurbished for our Learning Support Coordinator. The weather has slowed down progress but we are hoping to have both jobs completed before the end of the term. We are also looking forward to the refurbishment of the hall kitchen and toilets, and our court area being turfed, hopefully before the end of the year. Thank you to Graeme Roil from the Hamilton Diocese for supporting these projects.
We have the Scholastic Book Fair at school next week (29th August- 2nd September) to help promote reading and the love of books.
Children are able to purchase books from the library before and after school. For every book sold, the school receives a percentage of the total cost. On Friday the children are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the best dressed senior and junior, let your imagination run wild! The PTA have organised a disco for the children on Friday night to finish off our Book Week.
We are currently developing our Localised Curriculum and would like to gather your thoughts. Today your child will bring home a postcard with a question for you to ponder and give feedback.
"What skills, values and knowledge are important for our children to have, to prepare them for the future?"
Please can I ask that you take some time to record your thoughts and send them back to school by Friday 2 September. There will be a pizza lunch for the class who brings back the most postcards. I would love to have all classes enjoy this treat!
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki,
Te tumuaki o te kura Hato Mikaere
St Michael's Church Holy Mass Timetable
Saturday Vigil 5pm
St Mary's Church Holy Mass Timetable
Sunday 10am & 5pm
MIHA MAORI - First Saturday of the month, 5pm Vigil Mass at St Michael’s. All are welcome.
TOKELAUAN COMMUNITY - Third Saturday of the month, 5pm Vigil Mass at St Michael’s. All are welcome.
FILIPINO COMMUNITY - Third Friday of the month, 6pm at St Michael’s. All are welcome. INDIAN COMMUNITY - Fourth Friday of the month, 6pm at St Michael’s. All are welcome
Parish Priest: Fr. Thomas Thanniyanickal cmf
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 022 565 9017
Assistant Priest: Fr. Prakash Somu cmf
Secretary: Andrea Tuki
Office Hours: Monday: Closed - Tues. - Friday.: 8am - 2.30pm
Phone: (07) 348 0289 ext. 2
Face Book: Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop, Rotorua
Postal Address: 40-44 Seddon St, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010
Health and Safety
Dental Health Care
The mobile dental caravan has arrived at school. Every child will be seen by the Dental Technicians over the following weeks.
Children with colds or flu-like symptoms are not permitted to attend school. Any children displaying these symptoms will be sent home. They must then get a COVID test and return a negative test before returning to school.
Please remember that if someone in your household has tested positive, your child needs to isolate with you. Please do not send your child to school if there is a close contact at home with Covid. We thank you for all doing your part to keep our school community safe.
Players of the day:
Miniball 15th August: Henry Hall
Soccer 13th August Year 6: Mecah Petersen & Zaiden Sleet
Year 9: Grayson Burns & Gia Geyer
Mini Hockey 13th August: Amelia Knight
Mini Hockey 20th August: Eden Tucker
Senior Hockey 13th August: Shana Gounder
Senior Hockey 20th August: Caiden Hislop
If you are attending your child/children's sporting events and have some good photos to share, please send to email@example.com with a short description.
Board of Trustees
Next board meeting Date: Thursday 15th of September
At each BOT meeting - twice a term - policies are reviewed. If you would like to communicate with the BOT, you are welcome to email our independent e-mail address; firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, send letters to the school in an envelope marked "Board of Trustees."
Upcoming Events For Term 3
- Book Fair / Book Week - Monday 29th August- Friday 2nd September
- Book Character Day - Friday 2nd September
- PTA Book Character Disco 5:30pm-7 - Friday 2nd September
- Class & Team Photo Day - Friday 9th September
- BOT Meeting - Thursday 15th September
- St. Michael's Cultural Festival - Friday 23rd September
- St. Michael's Feast Day - Thursday 29th September
Father’s Day stall - 31/10, 01/9, 02/09
During the lunch break at school for 1hr. Any parents or grandparents available to help please email the PTA
Book Character Day Disco:
Friday 02/09 from 5:30 - 7:00
$2 entry fee
Food will be on Sale
Tickets available at the school office or pay online by emailing the PTA
Vouchers were sent with children. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to update your family portrait. Photoshoot day will be this Sunday (time slots to be confirmed on confirmation of 25 bookings)
Open to friends & family (The same person may only appear once in any Free fundraising photo) $15 sitting fee (Normally a $79 value).
Awapuni Nursery Fundraiser:
Looking at getting ready for Spring Gardening. We are teaming up with Awapuni Nursery this year that would allow the community to order online using a unique code for our school & everything gets delivered to your door step. Details to follow very soon.
All funds raised will go towards an awesome bike track for the school.
Thank you for all your ongoing support to helps us fundraise for our beautiful school & give our tamariki more opportunities & activities.
If you wish to join our small but amazing group of helpful hands please email email@example.com
School Lunches Available Monday & Wednesday
To order lunches for Monday or Wednesday, please go online using the link https://www.kapaikairotorua.co.nz/. Lunch orders can be done in advance using Monday or Wednesday calendar days. On the day you want lunch the order must be done by the 8am cut off. No lunch orders can be taken from the school office.
The countdown is on for October school holiday clinics and we are hitting the road
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