Newsletter 6th August 2021

St Mary's School

"As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love." Corinthians, 13 – 13

Dear families, tamariki and parishioners,

I hope the first couple of weeks have gone well for you all. I had a three day conference in Rotorua this week. There is always a lot happening in the world of education, we are always seeking better results and greater achievement. We are blessed here at St Mary's because at the heart of good education is good relationships and open communication. We are all blessed to be at a school where we work together for the benefit of our children. Neither home nor school can do it alone.

This week we welcome Max Copland - the first in his whānau to start school. We hope you really enjoy your time at St Mary's.

Just a reminder that if you haven't booked for parent teacher interviews the link is below. Don't forget we finish at lunchtime on Tuesday but please contact Di if you need help with childcare until bus time; she can also help if you are having trouble with the booking system.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, God bless, Annie

Maths week

... starts next week. If this is your first time look forward to the competitions and fun activities that will be all around the school next week. We are repeating our balloons in the car competition. We used my car last year (373) and this year Miss Sutherland is offering her Nissan Micra; entries can be made at the office or on the google form that will be out next week. Next week we will also have a timetable of the events coming out to you.
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Thank you!

To Wilkins Farming and Open Country for these flash new basketballs, they will be very busy here, especially now our hoop is fixed!

Olympic Writing

Room Kiwi have been working on a Reading and Writing Olympic Contract and today we held a medal ceremony:

Lia won GOLD with an almighty 360 Points

Aaliyah won SILVER with 250 points

Jack won BRONZE with 235 points

Brilliant effort there will be more medals next week as the results come in!!!

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Parent teacher interviews Tuesday 10th August 2021

Parent teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th August 1pm until 7pm

Booking can be made using the link below (and again at the bottom of the page).

The code you need is code r3hmy

School will be closed for instruction that afternoon and if you need childcare here at school until the bus comes at 2.50 please let us know at the office by ringing 032087733 and speaking to Di.

Whole school Mass Sunday 12th September

Sacramental Programme - Preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be held on four Sundays in August:

8th August

15th August

22nd August

29th August

First Holy Communion and St Mary’s whole school Mass is on Sunday 12th September

What’s coming up term 3

Every Monday whole school prayer in the Church at 8.55 and every Friday assembly is 2.20 also in the Church (unless stated differently)

Wk 2 2-6 Aug (Moa)

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 1 Sunday 8th

Wk3 9-13 Aug (Takahe)

Tuesday 10th PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS 1 – 7pm (school closed for instruction that afternoon, childcare available but please let Di know 032087733)

Takahe Class Mass Thursday 12th August 1:45pm

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 2 Sunday 15th

Wk 4 16-20 Aug (Piwakawaka)

Netball Festival Days: Tuesday 17th August Year 5 and Year 6

Piwakawaka Class Mass Thursday 19th August 1:45pm

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 3 Sunday 22nd

Wk 5 23-27 Aug (Kea)

Kea Class Mass Thursday 26th August 1:45pm

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 4 Sunday 29th

Wk 6 30-3 Sept (Ruru)

Life Education 30th to 2nd

Ruru Class Mass Thursday 2nd Sep 1:45pm

Father’s Day BBQ and Liturgy Friday 3rd 8am

Wk 7 6-10 Sept (Tui)

Tui Class Mass Thursday 9th Sept 1:45pm

Whole School Mass - First Holy Communion Sunday 12th September

Wk 8 13-17 Sept (Kereru)

Social Justice Week AND Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Kereru Class Mass Thursday 16th Sept 1:45pm


Wk 9 20-24 Sept (Bellbird)

Bellbird Class Mass Thursday 23rd Sept 1:45pm

SENIOR School production, 22nd and 23rd

Wk 10 27-1 Oct

Catholic Schools Day 28th

Eastern Interschools Year 6 sports tournament

Friday Term ends at the usual time 2.50pm

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