Newsletter Week 2, Term 1
St Michael's Catholic School Rotorua, Wednesday 9 February
Tēnā koutou kātoa e te whānau,
Welcome to the new school year. I trust you all had a wonderfully restful summer break with your whanau. 2022 is promising to be another eventful year full of exciting opportunities and challenges.
This year we are lucky to have Ruth O'Leary and Jo Fleet join our teaching staff. They will be job sharing in Eden 6 and are very much looking forward to becoming part of our St Michael's whanau. Mrs. Marion Brits has taken refreshment leave for 2022 and will return to us in 2023.
We also have new families to our school this year. A huge welcome to all the new children and their whanau, we hope you enjoy your time at St Michael's Catholic School. We currently have a small number of non preference spaces available for this year and we always welcome Catholic families to our wonderful little school. If you know of families who wish to enrol their children at St Michael's please send them to the school office for an enrolment pack.
As we are currently at Covid Red Level and are following our school procedures, some events that were planned for this term will sadly have to be postponed. We will however celebrate Pancake Tuesday but will do so within each class. Our Ash Wednesday Liturgy will also have to take place in class bubbles. Unfortunately parents will not be permitted to attend these events but we will post photos on Seesaw and the school Facebook page. Please let your child's teacher know if you are not yet connected to Seesaw or the School App. You will be missing vital information if you are not connected.
Te tumuaki o te kura Hato Mikaere
Red Level Procedures Reminder
Mass Times - Red Level Procedures
Sunday 10am - Vaccination Pass Required
5pm - Vaccination Pass Required
Monday 9am - Vaccination Pass Required
Wednesday 12:05pm - Vaccination Pass Required
Reconciliation 11:15am - 11:45am
Friday 9am - Vaccination Pass Required
Reconciliation 8am - 8:30am
Saturday 9am - Vaccination Pass Required
Saturday Vigil 5pm - Vaccination Pass Required
Sunday 8am - Vaccination Pass Required
11:30am - No Vaccination Pass Required
Tuesday 5:30pm - No Vaccination Pass Required
Reconciliation 5:05pm - 5:20pm
Thursday 9am - No Vaccination Pass Required
Reconciliation straight after Mass
Limit of 100 people at each Mass with Vaccination Pass,
Limit 25 without Vaccination Pass
Online booking required for the Sunday Masses
Please follow the Covid Protocols - wear a Mask, Scan / Sign in, Sanitize and keep
Two Meter Distance
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
Welcome to New Families
A very warm welcome to the following new families. We hope you will enjoy your time with us at St Michael's School.
Georgia Geyer (The Ark)
Channing De Toit (Galilee)
Ethan Carruthers (The Ark)
Derick Siju (Eden 6)
Zaiden Sleet (The Ark)
Quinn Walsh (Galilee)
Alana Wesley (The Ark) sibling of Hansel and Tai
Lucah Williams (The Ark)
Health and Safety
Please let your child's teacher know if they have an allergy to sun screen. Children without hats will be asked to play under the trees.
The Year 5 and 6 children in Galilee are doing a fantastic job of remembering their face masks. I know this is a big ask for children to spend their day with a mask on and I would like to thank you all for your support around this mandate. Our teachers are doing their very best to give the children many opportunities to work outside. I am very proud of our senior children, they are certainly fantastic role models for our younger children.
ORANGE SWIM SCHOOL
Join our friendly and professional team for Water Safety and Learn to Swim sessions with Orange Swim School or sessions with UAS/Te Arawa Swimming for advanced swimming, fitness and more.
Bookings are open now for lessons at All Seasons Holliday Park from Monday-Friday or
at St Mary’s Primary School Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning. Advance sessions at the
Rotorua Aquatic Ctr with UAS/Te Arawa Swimming
For swim School contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For UAS/Te Arawa Swimming email@example.com
Text 027-2203470 for further enquiries and info.
Board of Trustees
Next board meeting Date: Thursday 17 February
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."
You are also welcome to attend any meeting, however, if you would like to have speaking rights, you need to request this from the chair using the email address. This email address can be accessed by Nick Horton (Chair)
GALA 2022 – Planning & Support
The PTA are planning a Gala for the end of Term 3 this year. If there are any parents that would like be part of the Subcommittee or would just like to offer their help please email or text the contacts below for more details.
If there are any businesses or Families that who would like to help with contributions or support please email or text the contacts below
Text Tamsyn: 02102403741
Toys or Teddy Bears:
Could you please keep all unwanted Toys (especially the McDonald happy meal toys) or Teddy Bears. These need to be in a good used condition please. We will be using these for the Gala. Once we move to orange level, there will be a drop off area at the school. If you could please hold onto them in the interim would be appreciated.
Bread on Wednesday
Please bring something suitable to put your tasty treats in upon collection.