Strike Action, School Closed

Thursday 16th March

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Strike Action, School Closed

As you will be aware through the media, the Teacher/Principal Strike will be going ahead on Thursday 16th March.

This means our school will be closed, as we can not staff the school. You will need to make alternative arrangements for your child/ren for Thursday 16th March.

Why strike?

We need to attract and retain high-quality educators by ensuring that teaching is a valued and attractive profession. Principals and teachers in primary and area schools (along with our secondary colleagues) have considered at length the offers from the government to settle the respective collective agreements.

The offers presented did not meet the expectations, nor make sufficient steps towards the changes we need for our children to succeed.

Therefore the vote to take industrial action has been made. It was not made lightly. Together with your support, building a case for better investment in our students is the priority.

Important Dates - Term 1

Please note that events planned in Term 1 may change from time to time.

We try to have as many fixed dates in place each term but sometimes these need to change or dates need to be added in order to take advantage of learning opportunities we see beneficial to our school and students or due to unforeseen circumstances and cancelations.

Friday 10th March - Funky Feet Mufti Day

Friday 10th March - Room 6 School Assembly, 9:00am

Monday 13th March - Year 5 - 8 Tūranga Library Visit and City Hikoi

Thursday 16th March - Strike Action, School Closed

Friday 17th March - West Zone Swimming Sports

Friday 17th March - St Patrick's Day

Friday 17th March - PFA Golf Tournament

Friday 24th March - Room 1 School Assembly, 9:00am

Wednesday 29th March - Fun Run

Friday 31st March - Caritas Challenge

Sunday 2nd April - St Patrick's Family Mass CTK Church 9:00am

Monday 3rd April - Cross Country

Wednesday 5th April - Cross Country Post Ponement Day

Thursday 6th April - Room 7 School Assembly, 9:00am

Thursday 6th April - Stations of the Cross

Thursday 6th April - Last Day of Term 1

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Important Dates - 2023

Please note we no longer have a Teacher Only Day in Term 1. This has been moved to Thursday 16th November.

Term 1 (10 Weeks)

Monday 30th January - Thursday 6th April

  • Monday 6th February - Waitangi Day
  • Thursday 16th March - Strike Action

Term 2 (10 Weeks)

Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June

  • Monday 24th April - Teacher Only Day
  • Tuesday 25th April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 5th June - Kings Birthday

Term 3 (10 Weeks)

Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September

  • Friday 18th August - Teacher Only Day
  • Friday 8th September - Teacher Only Day

Term 4 (10 Weeks)

Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December

  • Monday 23rd October - Labour Day
  • Thursday 16th November - Teacher Only Day
  • Friday 17th November - Canterbury Anniversary Day
  • Friday 15th December - Last Day of Term 4 (12:30pm Finish)
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Download our School App

For new parents and caregivers, it is important to download our St Patrick's School App

It is really important that families download this app to their phones. The St Patrick’s School App gives you access to things such as submitting Absentees, Contacts, School Information, Calendars, Alerts, and our fortnightly Newsletter.

Installing the St Patrick's School App

  1. First, visit GooglePlay or the Apple App Store to download the SchoolAppsNZ app.
  2. Once installed, you can access the app from the School App icon on your phone’s home screen.
  3. Simply open the app and search “St Patrick's School.” Your selection will be remembered by the app for future visits.