NOTICES Week 4 Term 4

St Brigid's School 8 November 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Team Tahi Swimming - Tuesday 8 November
  • Team Tahi Swimming - Tuesday 15 November
  • School Tabloid Sports - Friday 18 November, 1.30pm - 2.45pm

Term 4 Dates

  • End of Year Mass - Thursday 8 December 6.00pm
  • School Picnic at Waikanae Pool - Monday 12 December
  • 2023 Y1-8 Transition Morning - Tuesday 13 December
  • Year 8 Day Out with the Principal - Tuesday 13 December
  • Year 8 Celebration Evening - Tuesday 13 December
  • Term 4 Ends - Thursday 15 December 1.00pm

Kia ora koutou e te whānau te Kura o Hato Pirihiti,

We are delighted to let our community know that Heather Clark is pregnant and will be going on Maternity Leave at the end of the year. We congratulate Heather and her partner Cam on the impending arrival of their twins in March next year.

We have appointed an experienced teacher to join the Year 5/6 team for 2023 and look forward to making an announcement about our 2023 staffing in the coming weeks.

Ngā manaakitanga,

Jennifer Ioannou


St Brigid's School Photos

To follow is the process to follow for ordering your school photos. Claire Fraser will email the passcode mentioned in the order process directly to parents. Please check your spam inbox in case the email goes there.

The last day for ordering is Friday 11 November.

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The St Brigid’s Colour Dash is back!

On Friday 2 December at 1:30pm the kids will run through paint stations and obstacles in a fun race at school.

It was hugely successful in 2020 and we raised over $9,000, which we used to build the new fitness run.

We’ll be asking the children to collect sponsors so we can raise money. This year the money raised will go toward upgrading our playgrounds. And there are great prizes to win.

We sent home an information sheet and sponsors form last week so check out all the details there. Other copies are available in the office if you have lost it.

Parents and siblings

If you or younger siblings want to run, we ask for a koha of $3. Pay online or on the day to

12-3223-0108071-00 (Please include Colour Dash - then your name - entry).

There is no charge for the students and you do not need to register them.

Can you help on the day?

We need some parents to help marshal and throw paint. Please email if you are available.

Thanks to our paint station and prize sponsors.

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Parent Coordinator Required for 2023 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is back for 2023.

We are looking for a parent to coordinate next year's school group. If you are interested, please contact the school office on 478 6516.

Student Celebrations

In October some of our students were members of the Wellington Chapter band. They were so confident and performed amazingly during the event.

Congratulations to Jacqueleen Rodriguez (vocalist/violin - Rm 14), Neon Elemento (keyboardist), JC Historillo (vocalist), and Nico de Manuel (rhythm guitar). The other two members are also former St. Brigid's students. They performed in front of an audience of 300!

You can watch their performance on the link below.

Well Tuned NICON 2022
Congratulations also to Wolfgang Bowker who competed in the National Karate Tournament on Saturday and placed 2nd in his division overall and to Leopold Bowker who did not place but had a great fight and experience. Well done, Wolfgang and Leopold.

Challenge 2000 Youth Group


With generous funding from the Wellington City Council, we are able to run after-school youth programmes out of the Newlands and Linden community centres twice a week.

Huge thanks as always to our wonderful youth workers who run these spaces and of course to the staff of the community centres too.

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Community Notices

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Get ready to train on Snapper on all lines

Here’s what you need to know

Tag on and tag off with Snapper

Paying with your Snapper card is easy, simply tag on and off for a cheaper, faster and easier trip. Snapper card readers are located near the entrances and exits at train stations.

Why do I need a Snapper card?

From 31 December 2022, we are saying ‘goodbye’ to paper tickets across the rail network. You will still be able to pay with cash for a single trip on board the train from 1 January 2023 but remember, paying with Snapper is at least 25% cheaper than the cash fare.

How do I get a Snapper card?

You might already have a Snapper card for your bus trips. A Total Mobility card or even some school student ID cards are Snapper cards in disguise – and are ready to use on the train. If you don’t have a Snapper card you can buy one from a Snapper retailer, the Snapper website, or at the ticket window at Wellington Station. Visit to find your nearest option.

When you have a Snapper card, simply top up at a Snapper retailer, kiosk, at the ticket window at Wellington Railway Station or use the Snapper iOS app on i-phone 7/iOS13 and above, or the Android app with NFC smartphones.

One Snapper card per student

Every student will need their own Snapper card to pay for their own train fare. This means students won’t be able to tag on their friends. Unlike on bus, the platform card readers can only tag on one person at a time.

Transferring trains on the same line

Students may need to transfer trains on the same line to get to and from school. When paying with Snapper, follow these steps:

At your boarding station

  1. Tag on at the station where you start your journey

At your transfer station

  1. Get off the train but DON’T tag off
  2. Wait for the connecting train but DON’T tag on before you board.

At your destination station

  1. Tag off
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