Newsletter Week 3, Term 3
St Michael's Catholic School Rotorua, Wednesday 10th August
Tēnā koutou kātoa e te whānau,
Isn't it amazing how a bit of sunshine and warmth can boost the spirits. I have enjoyed getting outside with the kids at break times this week to enjoy the sunshine. We even have daffodils coming up in our garden at school.
Today Justin Harper, the new Principal at John Paul College came to meet our staff and amazing children. He was very impressed with the way our children engaged with him and made him feel welcome.
Next Monday our senior children will be traveling to Aquinas College in Tauranga to participate in our Kahui Ako Sports and Cultural Tournament. Thank you to those parents who have offered to transport and support the children for the day. We are looking forward to joining with the other Catholic Schools in our Kahui Ako for a fun day of sports and cultural events.
Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki,
Te tumuaki o te kura Hato Mikaere
St Michael's Church Holy Mass Timetable
Saturday Vigil 5pm
St Mary's Church Holy Mass Timetable
Sunday 10am & 5pm
MIHA MAORI - First Saturday of the month, 5pm Vigil Mass at St Michael’s. All are welcome.
TOKELAUAN COMMUNITY - Third Saturday of the month, 5pm Vigil Mass at St Michael’s. All are welcome.
FILIPINO COMMUNITY - Third Friday of the month, 6pm at St Michael’s. All are welcome. INDIAN COMMUNITY - Fourth Friday of the month, 6pm at St Michael’s. All are welcome
Parish Priest: Fr. Thomas Thanniyanickal cmf
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Health and Safety
Dental Health Care
The mobile dental caravan has arrived at school. Every child will be seen by the Dental Technicians over the following weeks.
Children with colds or flu-like symptoms are not permitted to attend school. Any children displaying these symptoms will be sent home. They must then get a COVID test and return a negative test before returning to school.
Please remember that if someone in your household has tested positive, your child needs to isolate with you. Please do not send your child to school if there is a close contact at home with Covid. We thank you for all doing your part to keep our school community safe.
Players of the day:
Miniball 1st August: Jethro Joshua Benjamin
Soccer 30th July Year 6: Henry & Jethro
Year 9: Eli & Kahlil
Soccer 06th August Year 6 :Kayden & Connor
Year 9: Channing & Arin
Mini Hockey 30th July: Amelia Knight and Emma Hislop
Mini Hockey 6th August: Alida Assen
Senior Hockey 30th July: Kaylee Brake
Senior Hockey 6th August: Lalita Aldworth
If you are attending your child/children's sporting events and have some good photos to share, please send to email@example.com with a short description.
Board of Trustees
Next board meeting Date: Thursday 18th of August
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."
School Board Elections
Staff Election Results Declaration
At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received,
I hereby declare the following duly elected:
Parent Election Results Declaration
At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected:
Angela Smith- Bigwood
Upcoming Events For Term 3
- BOT Meeting - Thursday 18th August
- Y5/Y6 Sports Cultural Tournament - Monday 15th August
- Book Fair / Book Week - Monday 29th August- Friday 2nd September
- Book Character Day - Friday 2nd September
- Class & Team Photo Day - Friday 9th September
- BOT Meeting - Thursday 15th September
- St. Michael's Cultural Festival - Friday 23rd September
- St. Michael's Feast Day - Thursday 29th September
The PTA is running a raffle to help raise funds. We have a large load of firewood up for grabs kindly supplied by Red Stag Timber. There are 100 tickets available at $5 a ticket. Raffle will be drawn when tickets are all sold. Tickets available at the school office.
Letter and vouchers have gone home with the children. Please fill the portrait voucher and return with payment to the school office. 25 bookings are needed before a photographer is scheduled. If we get the numbers, the photos will be taken the weekend of 27th August. You get a FREE 10x13 inch portrait for a $15 sitting free.
If you wish to join our small but amazing group of helpful hands please email email@example.com
School Lunches Available Monday & Wednesday
To order lunches for Monday or Wednesday, please go online using the link https://www.kapaikairotorua.co.nz/. Lunch orders can be done in advance using Monday or Wednesday calendar days. On the day you want lunch the order must be done by the 8am cut off. No lunch orders can be taken from the school office.
Boost Your Learning
Does your child require further support, over and above what can be offered at school?
Would your child benefit from bespoke and nurturing learning sessions from a highly experienced teacher designed to accelerate learning and boost confidence? We would love to help. We are a team of dedicated teachers, specialising in English and Maths support, for primary, intermediate and college students. Visit www.boostyourlearning.co.nz for more information or contact Jenny 021 223 3349 to book a free consultation.
Location: Lisa Crescent, Mangakakahi, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone: 07 348 1362