Newsletter Week 9, Term 3
St Michael's Catholic School Rotorua, Thursday 22 September
Tēnā koutou kātoa e te whānau,
We have had a very busy couple of weeks and there will be no slowing down next week either. The children and teachers have been working very hard on their items for the Cultural Showcase next Thursday and we hope to once again pack out the hall with whanau. The evening will start with a shared cultural feast at 5:00 pm in the classrooms. The showcase will begin at 6:30 pm.
Our wonderful PTA has organised raffles and a coffee cart for the evening so don't forget to bring cash.
As well as the Cultural Showcase, we will also be celebrating the feast of St Michael, when we will formally introduce by way of a mihi whakatau, our new school Kaumatua, Chris Hepi. Members of St Michael's Parish will be in attendance to support Chris and our school whanau are welcome to attend the Mass at 9:15 am on Thursday morning in the school hall. The Mass will be followed by a morning tea in the staffroom.
Next week is our final week for term 3 and I know we have some very tired children and staff. During the holidays, if weather permits the school will be painted and the new roof completed.
Have a great break everyone, hopefully we will have plenty of sunshine to enjoy. Don't forget to put your clocks forward this weekend, bring on summer!
Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki,
Te tumuaki o te kura Hato Mikaere
Alter Server Training
Would your child / children like to be trained as an Altar Server for St. Mary’s / St. Michael’s? Your child /children must be Baptised Catholic and completed the Sacramental Program, (First Holy Communion & Confirmation) to be able to be trained. Please email the details of your child / children to the Parish Office if interested, firstname.lastname@example.org please include your name and phone number plus email address. Father Prakash is looking at either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Please let Andrea know what day suits best. Father Prakash will begin training next week straight after school.
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: email@example.com 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
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 can keep attending school if returning negative tests for 5 days. We thank you for all doing your part to keep our school community safe.
Players of the day:
Miniball 12th September: Kylan Knight
Mini Hockey Tournament 17th September: Alida Assen & Billie Tucker
Sports Uniform Reminder:
Please remember to return your children's loaned sports uniforms to Mrs Goodrick in the library.
If you are attending your child/children's sporting events and have some good photos to share, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description.
Picture below: Just thought we would send this photo through of the team (excluding Lalita) from our last games on Saturday. Last game ever for St Michael's for 6 of these players.
Board of Trustees
Next board meeting Date: Thursday 22nd 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; email@example.com or alternatively, send letters to the school in an envelope marked "Board of Trustees."
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.
Please being Yummy Stickers - (whatever you have collected). These need to be with us by Friday 23rd of September for processing. Funding goes to buying new sports equipment for our school.
Can Your Child Swim?
After school learn to swim classes will recommence term 4.
Where: St Mary's Primary School
When : Monday 17th October
Non confident to all four strokes. Water Safety Skills.
To enrol phone Margaret: 0274599286 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Lisa Crescent, Mangakakahi, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone: 07 348 1362