St Mary's School
Friday 5th November 2021
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13)
Dear whānau, tamariki and parishioners,
This week we welcome Cody and Chloey Eslava to St Mary's. Cody and Chloey are part of the Blessed Sacrament parish and were part of the group mentioned below who received their First Holy Communion; you, and your family are really welcome here at St Mary's.
Well, we 'rebooted' Mission day, Holy Communion and the production COVID style. Next up is the Kids' Tech Summit, Junior Nativity and our end of year Mass. The end of year Mass is the big one as we really want to celebrate the year, the successes that our children have had and ensure the leaving families are acknowledged for their commitment and service to the school.
We have a shared responsibility; a partnership between home and school for the good of the learner (our school vision)
We are so grateful to all our school families over the years for your support as parent help in the classroom, school trips and at camps, and we are certainly missing you. As you may be aware all schools fall under the health order that comes in on the 15th November: all workers, parent volunteers whether for class, sports or camps will have had to have the first vaccination, and after 1st January 2022 will need to be fully vaccinated. We are all agreed that it is just not the same without you.
As I said last time we are focusing on what's important - which is our children, our families and our faith. Let's stay being creative for a fabulous term 4.
God bless, kia kaha, Annie
Home and School news (inc Pizza)
The cookbooks are continuing to sell - listen out for a some news soon. Also keep an eye out for a survey that will come out through the app or on here in the next few weeks.
The president of the Home and School is Vanessa Bennett, Secretary is Sarah Clinton and Drew Goater is the Treasurer.
School Production - CUT!!! It's a MOVIE
Congratulations to the Senior Syndicate on an excellent week of production activity. The Juniors just loved watching you all in Cinderella Rockerfella. The acting, singing and dancing was amazing! Well done to the marvellous staff that helped create our first production as a movie. Thanks SBS St James' Theatre who will be sharing our movie on the big screen - more information to come.
Reminder - teacher only day Friday 12th November, hopefully the sun is shining!
Term 4 dates
Class Masses are going ahead for the children, as our family members are unable to join us we will remember all families in our prayers.
Week 3 1-5. November
Room Kereru, Mrs Knowler Gospel
Kereru Class Mass Thursday 4th Nov 1.45pm
Senior Production filming 1-4th November off site
Week 4 8-12 November
Room Tui, Miss Smith Gospel
Kids Summit with St Theresa’s Tuesday 9th November
Armistice Day with Stretch and Aaron Thursday 11th Nov
Tui Class Mass Thursday 11th November 1.45pm
Teacher Only Day Friday 12th November
Week 5 15-19 November
Room Ruru, Mrs Butterfield on prayers and Gospel
Science Roadshow for Year 5 & 6 Friday 19th Nov 10:35- 11:55am
Ruru Class Mass Thursday 18th Nov 1.45pm
Welcome Liturgy Friday 19th 2pm
Week 6 22-26 November
Room Kea, Mr Sutherland Gospel
Georgia in for Rippa Y3 – 6 Monday 22nd November
Kea Class Mass Thursday 25th Nov 1.45
CANCELLED Convent Cup Friday 26th Nov at Verdon College
Week 7 29-3 December
Room Piwakawaka, Miss Sutherland Gospel
Piwakawaka Class Mass Thursday2nd December 1.45
Week 8 6-10 December
Room Moa, Miss Hood Gospel
Junior Nativity 9th December - IN SCHOOL TIME, LIVE STREAMED
Final Leavers Assembly Friday 10th December
Week 9 13-16 December
Year 6 leavers – Miss Bond, Mrs Hansen and Mrs Gray Gospel
School finishes at the usual time but we are all back for the End of year Mass at 5.45 in the quad
Mass Thursday 16th December 6pm