St Mary's School
Friday 20th August 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,
Well I started this at the start of the week when our world looked a little different, just goes to show you never know what will happen.
Moving on to next week we will start our school week with online work. Class teachers will be in touch. Your teacher's email follows this pattern - email@example.com. If you are unsure then use firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In response to last year's feedback we won't be running as many zooms. We are very much aware of the pull on devices and the drain on your internet download. The secret to our school and community success is that we have a shared understanding that you, as parents are doing your best, as you know we, as staff at school, are also doing our best. Last year's survey has also been revamped and is attached below. Please use the form to let us know how we can help.
Fr Jaime is planning to say Mass via zoom this weekend, a link will be shared on facebook.
God bless, kia kaha, Annie
Introducing the Pioneer RFC prizegiving trophy winners for 2021: Lucie, Mason, Blake, Drake, Finn and front row, Thomas, Jack, Lucy, Harrison and William. Well done everyone, I also heard that your behaviour made your whānau (family) and kura (school) very proud.
Miss Bond with one of the fabulous group of netballers who were at the netball competition on Tuesday.
Go the kids
And here they are in action, go team!!!!
...and taking a break after the game
Looking great in their midwinter Christmas gear.
Whole school Mass Sunday 12th September
Sacramental Programme - Preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Communion is on hold this week, but there is an online Mass being planned. More news to come.
First Holy Communion and St Mary’s whole school Mass is on Sunday 12th September (God willing!)
Te Ara Maria - Mary's Way (still planned, but wait and see)
"Sun 15 August the feast of the Assumption of Mary is Aotearoa New Zealand’s National Patronal Feast. It is being marked in a special way this year as a re-dedication of our country to Mary Mother of God Assumed into Heaven. There will be a national Mass in Wellington on Sunday 15th August at St Mary of the Angels and an art work especially commissioned for this rededication will be blessed and begin a hikoi around the country."
The hikoi will be in Gore on Thursday 26th August at St Peter's College and with St Mary's on Friday 27th August. We will be celebrating a whole school Mass that afternoon instead of the usual school assembly. The Mass will be at 1.30pm unless otherwise stated.
What’s coming up term 3
Every Monday whole school prayer in the Church at 8.55 and every Friday assembly is 2.20 also in the Church (unless stated differently)
SCHOOL CLOSED UNTIL WEDNESDAY 25th AT THE EARLIEST
Wk 5 23-27 Aug (Kea)
Home and School meeting Tuesday 7pm at school (postponed)
Kea Class Mass Thursday 26th August 1:45pm
Mass with the Parish to welcome Te Ara Maria 1.30pm in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament
Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 4 Sunday 29th
Wk 6 30-3 Sept (Ruru)
Life Education 30th to 2nd
Ruru Class Mass Thursday 2nd Sep 1:45pm
Father’s Day BBQ and Liturgy Friday 3rd 8am
Wk 7 6-10 Sept (Tui)
Tui Class Mass Thursday 9th Sept 1:45pm
Whole School Mass - First Holy Communion Sunday 12th September
Wk 8 13-17 Sept (Kereru)
Social Justice Week AND Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
Kereru Class Mass Thursday 16th Sept 1:45pm
TEACHER ONLY DAY FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
Wk 9 20-24 Sept (Bellbird)
Bellbird Class Mass Thursday 23rd Sept 1:45pm
SENIOR School production, 22nd and 23rd
Wk 10 27-1 Oct
Catholic Schools Day 28th
Eastern Interschools Year 6 sports tournament
Friday Term ends at the usual time 2.50pm