Newsletter Term 2 Week 6
St Mary's School Blenheim Wednesday 8th June 2022
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Kia ora koutou te Kura O hato Mere whānau,
Two short weeks in a row three celebrations.
Firstly the Teacher Only Day, where we celebrated the learning of our tamariki. We learned about gaining a deeper understanding of where we can take all learners with their learning in the future with regards to their mathematics. We explored how to link this learning through all curriculum areas, and investigated how the teachers could link mathematics to the children's day to day lives using real life scenarios.
The second celebration was the Queen's birthday. We had the opportunity through all media to look back at the times that have passed before us and all the while the Queen has been the head of the Royal family, the Monarch and the leader of the Commonwealth. Her reign has been incredible, not only the length of time she has been the Queen, but also the changes that have occurred to the Royal family and the Commonwealth during this time.
It is incredible how our lives have changed in 70 years. The developments in technology, living and lifestyles have changed, the world has become busier and more demands are placed upon ourselves and our children.
The third celebration is that of Pentecost. The Church's birthday! Over the weekend we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit uniting us all as one big family of God. We celebrated in mass with fantastic singing and people sharing their first languages with us during the Gospel readings, prayers of the faithful and through song. The services were uplifting and revitalising. The celebrations were well attended as we all came together as one Parish and world family in Blenheim.
However through these celebrations the simplest of all things and the core of who we are was reinforced and remains the same. Living our lives reflecting the life of Jesus. Caring for our whānau and hapori whānui. Taking time to rest, to think, to communicate in a positive way with those around us. Accepting and celebrating differences. Feeling and promoting JOY in the world. Supporting others and allowing others to support us.
The key and the core of it all at the end of the day is… Living through our Gospel Values as we develop and grow in life.
Have an amazing weekend with loads of fun and joy.
May God bless you all,
Your’s ‘In Christ’s Light’
BOARD ELECTIONS 2022
Elections for St Mary’s School Board PARENT REPRESENTATIVES will be held in Term 3.
This is an opportunity for parents that have a genuine interest in the governance of our school to make a commitment to help shape the education provided at St Mary’s School.
We would like our Board to be representative of our community and we require a balance of skills and experiences.
You don’t need to be an expert in education and there is plenty of training offered. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact either
Principal Paddy Dowling (email@example.com) or
Board Presiding Member (Chair) Nigel Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You are welcome to come along to observe our next Board meeting on Monday 13 June at 6.30pm in the school staff room.
Please advise Nigel if you will be attending.
The following are the likely dates for our Board Election:
Nominations open: Friday 15 July 2022
Nominations closed: Wednesday 3 August 2022
Voting issued: Wednesday 10 August 2022
Election Voting closes: Wednesday 7 September 2022 - 4pm
Board Takes Office: Wednesday 14 September 2022
St Mary’s School Board currently has the following members:
Principal: Patrick Dowling
Staff Representative: Tracy McCone
5 Parent Representatives: Elena Filipo, Ross Frater, Kate Gaines, Nigel Mitchell, Megan McKendry4 Proprietor Representatives: Rodel Daquioag, Father Michael McCabe, Andrew Stanley, Richard Vercoe
(The Proprietor reps are appointed by the Wellington Archdiocese)
WHAT'S BEEN HAPPERNING AT TE KURA O HATO MERE ?
Hockey Marlborough are excited to be able to offer another round of the 4-week Goalie Development programme run by Carly. If you have had a go in the goal for your school games and are keen to learn more then this is a great opportunity to do so as Carly will create the programme to suit your skill levels.
MARLBOROUGH FUN DUATHLON SERIES
Kids are split into two age groups
5-9 years and
Age is taken at day of event.
Start time: 11.30am
Each age group will race a different distance
5-9 years will do a 500m run (1 lap), 1.5km ride and finish with a 500m run
10-12 years will do a 1000m run (2 laps), 2.4km ride and finish with a 1 lap run of 500m.
A $1000 donation will be made again this year to the school that has the highest percentage of entrants based on their school roll.
Entry fee is $10 per child
For more information visit Marlborough Fun Duathlon Series Website
SUBWAY LUNCHES - WEDNESDAY
ALL SUBWAY ORDERS ARE GOING ONLINE FROM TERM 3
If you would like to order SUBWAY, please order online Wednesday mornings
Orders must be done before 8.45am on Wednesday mornings.