Newsletter Week 5, Term 4
St Michael's School Rotorua 16th November 2022
Tēnā koutou kātoa e te whānau,
Thank you to everyone who supported our Kapa Haka Roopu at the Faithbased Kahui Ako Ahurei last Friday at John Paul College. I am sure you will agree that our group was awesome. I was a very proud principal indeed! Thank you to Whaea Kelly for working tirelessly behind the scenes to get our tamariki ready for this event. A huge thank you to Tiki for stepping in at the last minute to accompany our kids with his guitar skills. We are truly blessed to have so much talent in our little school, we really do punch above our weight.
We are currently looking at our staffing and roll for next year. If you have younger children who are starting school next year, please come to the school office and pick up an enrolment pack from Cristy. If you know of families who are thinking about a Catholic education for their child, please direct them to Cristy in the office.
Our staffing for next year has been finalised and due to our numbers, we have made some changes to the layout of our classes.
Next year we will have two hubs.
The Ark - Year 1 -3
Kate Keaney - Team Leader - Year 2/3 / DRS
Zenobia Knox - Year 1/2
Marion Brits - Specialist Teacher
Galilee - Year 4 - 6
Shayla O'Neill - Team Leader - Year 5/6 / SENCO
Jo Paget/ Kelly Swinton - Year 4/5
This Sunday Gia Geyer, Tamia Petersen, and Quinn Walsh will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion at St Mary's Church. This is a special time of faith development for these children. Let us continue to pray for them that the journey they have started may continue throughout their life journey.
Have a great week everyone,
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
Juicies on Friday
All orders will be taken in the classroom at 9am.
Wednesday School Lunches
Many thanks to those families who have returned their sports uniforms, it has been most appreciated. There are still a few who have not returned their uniforms, parents please have a good look at home and return these as soon as possible. For any outstanding uniforms that have not been returned, families will be invoiced the cost to replace these.
Player Of The Day:
Touch Midgets: Jethro Joshua Benjamin
Touch Juniors: Sonia Wilson
Touch Seniors: Kaylee Brake
Touch Seniors: Nyjah Chu-Youde
Netball Junior: Milan Geyer
Netball Middle: Ella Burton
Netball Senior: Shana Gounder
Netball Junior: Bethany Assen & Fauma Lomi
Netball Middle: Gia Geyer & Luckyna Sang
Netball Senior: Helana Hetherington
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 8th of December
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."
Upcoming Events For Term 4
- Poem Week 21st November - 25th November
- Cricket Lessons begin for Galilee - 9 November
- Inter School Athletics - 16 November
- Advent Liturgy - 28 November
- Whole School Prizegiving - 7 December@1pm
- BOT Meeting - 8 December
- Christmas in the Park - 9 December
- Blue Lake Picnic - 12 December
- Big Day Out - Year 6 @ St Mary's School 13 December
- Whole School Leavers Mass - 14 December@5pm
- Last Day of 2022 - 15 December@12pm
Mcdonalds Hamburger Night:
A huge thank you to everyone that supported our McDonald’s Hamburger night. It was a great success and we made a profit of $830 to go towards the bike track. This event would not be possible without our amazing PTA & friend helpers, so a big thank you to all our volunteers. The Mcdonald’s staff were extremely impressed with our energy & work ethic and would love to see us back fundraising again next year. Thank you to McDonald's for giving us this fundraising opportunity.
If anyone has any connections with concrete layers or diggers could you please get in touch with the PTA.
PTA meeting next Wednesday 23rd November at 5:30 at school
Thanks from your PTA Committee