St Mary's School
Friday 17th September
"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,
This week we welcome Khalee Robertson into room Bellbird, she is joined by Grace Gadpayle. Grace has a big brother, Altius, who is in Year 5. You are all very welcome to St Mary's.
The past few weeks have been a strange and trying time for many of us, but what a great opportunity to reach out to one another, to smile or greet each other, ask how people are, to be alert to each other's feelings and situations. Thank goodness for our shared commitment to the virtue of love. We are a blessed community to have so many people prepared to work together for the benefit of our children.
Keep an eye out for the zoom Mass invitation and the live facebook feed at 10.00am Sunday.
God bless, kia kaha, Annie
Social Justice Week - Te Wiki o te Whai Tika 2021
Sacramental programme news
The new date for the Holy Communion Mass and celebrations is Sunday 31st October. In order to continue to prepare the children to receive the Sacrament for the first time Mrs Gray started this Wednesday and will use the next two Wednesday afternoons to take the children for lessons in the school library at 1.30pm.
Introducing our new Bilingual Support Worker
Sheilah Omega is our new Bilingual Support Worker. Sheilah migrated to New Zealand in 2008 with her husband Michael and eldest child Mikee. Her husband begun dairy farming in 2007, and was ably assisted by Sheilah in 2017. When they landed their dairy contract milking business the business become a pathway to help with introducing other Filipino to the greener pastures in New Zealand. In 2018 Sheilah was a member of the Knapdale School Board of Trustees. Her role was an asset in helping migrant families feel a belonging within the community. From then on Sheilah has been tagged as being the elder sister of the Filipino community.Contact no: 0211872421 or email: email@example.com
Kotahi i te Miriona - One in a million!
Te kupu o te wiki
Te kupu o te wiki - the word of the week - this is a new addition to the newsletter following our Māori whānau consultation hui.
This week's we will focus on how to say 'thank you'.
In te Reo you can informally say, "kia ora" or more formally "ngā mihi"
For high achievers you can find more simple greetings etc at this website.
We've been learning about the myths Maui and the Sun, Maui and the Great Fish,
Maui and the Fingernails of Fire and Rona and the Moon.
Ka pai Room Moa!
1737 is a free talk or text counselling help line that operates 24 hours a day. This number gets a trained counsellor or a peer support worker, and the service is absolutely free. Encourage others to reach out if they need to.
Updated term 3 dates
All class Masses are on hold until Term 4.
Holy Communion Mass - now 31st October
Wk 9 20-24 Sept (Bellbird)
SENIOR School production, 22nd and 23rd - POSTPONED UNTIL 3rd and 4th NOVEMBER
Wk 10 27-1 Oct
Catholic Schools Day 28th - CANCELLED
Eastern Interschools Year 6 sports tournament CANCELLED
Friday Term ends at the usual time 2.50pm