Newsletter Week 9 Term 1

St Brigid's School 29 March 2022

Linda's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers

While this term has had some challenges (particularly around wellness and being flexible within the school environment), our children have been very settled and have engaged well with the learning this term. We have had very few incidents of inappropriate behaviour and our children seem very relaxed and happy in the playground.

This has been a great way for the year to begin. Research shows that children experience better learning when they are feeling comfortable at school, have a good relationship with their teacher and are developing a ‘can do’ attitude. This is what we are currently seeing.

The messages that children get from home support this. Being matter of fact about the current disruption for all of us (not catastrophising it) and helping children have control over the bits of their lives that they can, helps build optimism and resilience. Thank you for taking a pragmatic and sensible approach with your children and sending us happy, positive children who are enjoying their days at school.

God Bless


Upcoming Events

  • Dental Van Visits - Monday 28 March - Thursday 14 April
  • Rooms 12, 13 & 14 Swimming - Tuesday 5 April

  • End of Term 1 (School Finishes at 2.00pm) - Thursday 14 April

Welcome to All Students Who Started in Term 1

Today we are taking the opportunity to warmly welcome all our new students who have joined us this term:

Year 7 - Lucas Fernando and Angelina Howard.

Year 6 - Varuni Parmar, Lenia Pupulu and Anna Pereira.

Year 4 - Ayaan Makhloga and Liam Pereira.

Year 3 - Angel Pupulu and Aarav Parmar.

Year 2 - Bhavini Negi and Mason Prince.

Year 1 - Riaan Mittal, Orianna Reyes, Eniola Abikanlu, Raphael Bernardo, Liam Swan, Theo Polestico, Shenuki Weerasuriya, Benjamin Willett, Victoria Wardle-Rundlett, Noah Benito, Sahaan Gandhi, Illiana De Oliveira, Tafara Mbona, Braxton Luamanu and Ariel Azuela.

We hope you are thoroughly enjoying being part of the St Brigid's family.

Stations of the Cross

You may have heard your child talking about the artwork their class has been working on for the Stations of the Cross.

In week 10, 4 April to 8 April each class will pray the Stations of the Cross. You are very welcome to come and join us. Please ensure you are wearing a face mask.

If the weather is fine, we will pray outside, but if unpleasant we will pray in the corridors of Room 1 through 7.

Here is the Timetable:


9.00am - 9.45am - Room 2 and Room 13

2.45pm - 3.00pm - Room 5


9.ooam - 9.45 - Room 4 and Room 12


9.00am - 9.45am - Room 10

10.55am - 11.45am - Room 3

11.45am - 12.30pm - Room 14


9.00am - 9.45am - Room 8

9.45am - 10.25am - Room 7

1.30pm - 2.15pm - Room 9


11.45am - 12.30pm - Room 6


The Young Christian Leaders are ready for action after being inspired by the Social Justice Chat webinar they were part of last Thursday. This year the YCL are working to raise money for Caritas - our Catholic Aid agency that supports those in need.

We are so blessed to live in Aotearoa, so we are inviting all students in Year 5-8 to donate an Easter Egg for a raffle on Thursday 14 April (last day of the term).

We would love to have all Easter Eggs brought to school by Monday 11 April. The YCL will come around classes in the morning to collect them.

Tickets for the raffle will be on sale outside Rm 12 (YCL will visit Junior classes) from Wednesday 6 April - Wednesday 13 April - Prices are $1 for 1 ticket or $2 for 3 - there will be multiple prizes per class. Watch out for the posters in classes and on the Facebook page for a reminder!

Sacramental Programme Update: Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation 2022

The full Sacramental Programme for our parish will begin in Term 2.

  • If you wish to register your child for the full programme of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation, or
  • For those who made their First Communion and received the Sacrament of Reconciliation over the past two years (or earlier), and missed out on the Confirmation programme, there will be Confirmation in the Parish on Saturday 6 August or Sunday 7 August. You will be able to enrol for this on a separate form from the Parish Office. Other Confirmation dates will be advised next weekend.
  • If your child would like to be baptised this can also be arranged as part of the programme.

Please advise the Parish Office of your child’s details and which Sacrament for which they will be enrolling and you will be sent a Registration form next week.

Parish Office details, ph: 4787137 or email:

The team is hoping that by Term 2, life will be more predictable which will allow them to offer a wonderful programme to the children and families.


Welcome to 2022 St Brigid's School Miniball and Basketball Season. Please fill out the google doc attached and hit send. ONE form for each child please.

Registrations MUST be entered by Friday 1 APRIL so we can organise teams and ensure we have coaches/managers for each team. Please click on the link button below.

We are still needing help with coaching and/or managing teams so please consider if you can do this.

Year 3/4 play on Monday between 3.30pm and 6.50pm from 9 May till 4 July

Year 5/6 play on Tuesday between 3.30pm and 6.50pm from 10 May till 5 July

Year 7/8 play on Friday between 3.30pm and 9pm from 6 May till 1 July.

By completing the registration you agree that you will follow all the rules, regulations and expectations of St Brigid's School and the Nairnville Code of Conduct for players, coaches, managers and spectators. This information is about fair play and will be sent out with team lists to all players, coaches and managers.

Any questions please contact

Student Celebrations

Adrielle Espeleta from Room 12, participated in the Autumn Glory of Canterbury for a Rhythmic Gymnastics competition which was held in Christchurch last weekend with great results: 1st in Ribbon, 1st in Hoop, 2nd in Ball and 1st Place Overall in Level 6.

Congratulations and well done Adrielle!


Kelly Club After School Care has been part of St Brigid’s School for the last five years. They provide quality, affordable after school programmes for children aged 5 to 13.

The impact of Covid over the last three years has been huge. With many people working from home children are no longer attending the Kelly Club in the numbers that they were previously. This is having a big knock on effect for the after school care programme.

The Kelly Club provides care from a couple of hours a week to five afternoons. Booking is easy once you have registered and they accept bookings on the day (up to midday).

Please keep them in mind when you are thinking about care outside of school hours for your children.

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Racketlon Holiday Programme

Once again Tawa Tennis, Tawa Squash and Wellington North Badminton are running the Racketlon holiday programme these school holidays.

Players rotate around each sport spending 1.5 hours at each club. Qualified coaches will take each session.

Please note holiday programme is for age 6 years and older.

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April 2022, 9am - 3pm

Cost per day: $50 or both days for $85


For more information contact Babette at or call 2324774

Nga mihi