St Mary's School Term 4 Week 5 2022
Te Kura O Hato Mere
Pānui/Newsletter - Thursday 17 November 2022
Kia ora koutou, kumusta, talofa lava
Our recent community survey provided some excellent feedback for the staff. Last Monday I read out the responses to the staff at our staff meeting. At the end of it, I could sense that they were all very heartened by the strong positive responses in nearly every area of the survey from the overwhelming majority of respondents. It is a great feeling to have such positive feedback and affirmation.
As educators in a catholic school, we strive to provide the best education for our students whilst trying to model the Gospel values of Jesus. Sometimes we get it wrong and need to reflect on what we need to change and move on from there. Schools are living, breathing entities and constantly in a state of flux. If we just sit back and take things for granted soon enough we can stagnate so that we are no longer maintaining such a high standard. We are mindful that we need to continue to listen and take action from feedback and adapt and change if necessary. That way we can keep up the incredibly high standard of education we offer to our students and whanau.
Thank you all so much for all your positive feedback and affirmation. We are very grateful.
Mā te Atua koe e manaaki, e tiaki
May God bless you and protect you
Congratulations to the following students for receiving principal's awards: Jessie, Brooklyn, Julia and Venus.
Thanks New World Stanmore Rd, Canterbury Cricket and Kookaburra for our new cricket gear!
Baking Sale Monday 21st November- 2pm
We will be selling cookies, biscuits, cakes, cupcakes, slices and some savoury items.
We hope you can come along, we appreciate your support!
Prices to expect:
Prices will range from $1 - $15 depending on quantity and size of the items.
Year 7 and 8 Camp to Woodend- 23 November -25 November
Our Catholic Faith Fact - Christ The King
On the last Sunday of each liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, or Christ the King. This will be celebrated on Sunday November 20.
Pope Pius XI instituted this feast in 1925 with his encyclical Quas primas (“In the first”) to respond to growing secularism and atheism. He recognized that attempting to “thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law” out of public life would result in continuing discord among people and nations. This solemnity reminds us that while governments come and go, Christ reigns as King forever.
Year 8 2023 School Based Vaccination Programme
The School Based Vaccination programme will offer the two dose HPV vaccinations to
protect against genital warts, cervical cancer, throat and mouth cancers, and other types
of cancers later in life. The programme also includes a one dose Boostrix vaccination to
provide protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough.
To enable students to receive the vaccinations at school a vaccination pack will be
provided to students who have not completed their vaccinations in General Practice in
term one 2023 to take home for the parent/caregivers to complete and return the
consent form to school. Consent to the school based programme can be withdrawn at
any time during the programme by contacting the vaccinating team directly
NEED SOME WORK?
City Centre Motel are currently hiring part time/ casual housekeepers Mon-Fri, 9am- 2pm.
It’s great for someone who is looking things to do during the school hours.
We are located 876 Colombo street, please come and talk us or phone us 3729294.
Our email address is email@example.com
Looking forward to see you join our friendly team.
City Centre Motel
Christmas Choir For All- St Mary's Pro-Cathedral
Join the St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Family Choir for Christmas Eve.
All children and family members are invited to join our Parish Family Choir to lead the music at
5.30pm Mass on Christmas Eve.
Practices will be on Tuesday afternoons 4pm-5pm.
- 22nd and 29th November and 6th December at St Francis of Assisi School Hall [Innes Rd]
- 13th and 20th December in the Cathedral Choir Loft
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or just turn up to practices
Everyone is welcome. Please join us and be part of this important Liturgy.
Year 8 End of Year Dinner: Monday 12 December 5pm - 7pm
Final Mass and Prizegiving- Tuesday 13 December 7pm
Students need to be seated by 6.50pm.
Term Dates For 2023
Term 1: Tuesday 31 Jan 2023 - Thurs 6 April
Term 2: Mon 24 April – Fri 30 June
Term 3: Mon 17 July – Fri 22 Sept
Term 4: Mon 9 October – Friday 15 December
- Kotahitanga Team Mass- Thursday 24 November- 9.15am (All welcome)
- Year 7 and 8 Camp Woodend- Wednesday 23 Nov-Fri 25 Nov
- Arataki Team Mass- Thursday 8 December- 9.15am (All welcome)
- Year 8 Dinner- Monday 12 December 5pm - 7pm
- Final Mass and Prizegiving- Tuesday 13 December 7pm
- Term 4 Ends- Friday 16 December
- Term 1 Begins- Tuesday 31 January 9am
Teacher Professional Development
- UC Early Writing Success: Focus for Teaching and Assessment for Years 1-2
- Te Ahu o Te Reo
- Just in Time Maths PLD
- Teaching Sexuality in a Catholic School
- Improving Literacy through storytelling
School Polar Fleece
School Bank Account number is: 03 0855 0436803 00
ENROL YOUR PRE SCHOOLERS NOW
Closing of School Gate
Lunchonline - Sushi (Wednesdays) and Subway (Fridays)
Attendance Dues Debt Recovery
Please be advised that at the May 2022 Cathedral Parish Finance Committee, the committee signed off on a new Attendance Dues Debt Recovery Policy. This enables the parish to engage an external debt recovery company (Under Control Collections). This will always be used as a last resort, when we have been unable to get a family to engage with us in relation to their outstanding Attendance Dues.
Any queries should be directed to Kirsten Tester – Attendance Dues Administrator - Ph (03) 595 1053 or email@example.com
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