Newsflash 6 - Term 1

Marist School 6th May 2022

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Kia ora, Ni hao, Dobar dan, Malo e leilei, Hola, Konnichiwa, Talofa, Namaste, Chão, Vannakkam, Kamusta, Hello!

Welcome back to school and Term 2. It has been a great week with the children all settled back into the hum of the school day. We welcome our new children and their families and look forward to involving you more fully as members of our special Marist whānau.

We are a Resurrection People and we began our term with a reflective liturgy.

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HUB 2 - 15th Station of the Cross 'the Resurrection'


A very Happy Mothers Day to all Mums and all women who are positive, compassionate role models for others. Have a special Sunday and enjoy the sunshine. God Bless you all.

Enjoy 'Beatitudes for Mothers' (thanks to Marist College).

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This term, once more, we will have our Celebration Assemblies in the Church. Everyone is required to wear a mask and Assembly will begin at 2.30pm. We look forward to seeing you all!

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We are looking forward to beginning lunchtime activities this term. A variety of activities will be on offer for your children to get involved in. Chess Club, Kapa Haka, KnittingClub, Enviro Schools, Football, Robotics and more to come. As always any support is greatly appreciated. Lunchtime runs from 1-1.45pm.


As always you are welcome to pop into the Hubs before ( join your children for prayers) & after school. We are also inviting you to visit your child/rens Hubs on:

  • Tues 17th May 9-10am –Week 3

  • Wed 25th May 11.30-1pm—Week 4

The Hub Teachers will let you know what subject area will be in progress next week. A friendly reminder, when you enter the Hub you must wear a mask while indoors please; if you forget yours there are some at each door.


On Tuesday 17th May at 10am we invite all new families who have started or are just starting this year at Marist to a morning tea. Please RSVP to by Thursday 12th May.


As we started back this term we moved into wearing our Winter uniforms. The children look so smart. It is absolutely fine if there are still parts of the uniform you have not yet purchased. Please check with us if there is anything you require from our Second Hand Uniform Supplies. We hope that by week 3 everyone will be in their full winter uniform. Our uniform is part of our Marist identity and something to wear with pride.


Please get back to us about your attendance at these events. We really want to provide this opportunity via zoom so you do not have to worry about child minding. At the catch ups we’ll check in with you as to whether you would prefer to meet in this way or would prefer face to face at school.

Marist whānau Hui

Haere mai!

You are warmly invited to Marist School’s 2022 Whānau Hui on Zoom on Wednesday the 18th of May at 6pm

We would like to introduce ourselves to you and give the opportunity for you to ask questions and reconnect with each other.

The meeting will run for no longer than 45 minutes.

Please RSVP to Denise -

Marist whānau Fono


You are warmly invited to Marist School’s 2022 Fono on Zoom on Tuesday the 24th of May at 7pm

We would like to introduce ourselves to you and give the opportunity for you to ask questions and reconnect with each other.

The meeting will run for no longer than 45 minutes.

Please RSVP to Denise -


Please keep the Proffit Family, and all those who have lost loved ones, in your thoughts and prayers at this time. We continue to pray for those in our community who are unwell or suffering at the moment.


A very big congratulations to Joshua (Hub 4) and his mum and dad, Emily and Richard, on the arrival of a beautiful baby girl! Joshua, we know what a great big brother you will be!


Please do not turn into the school’s driveways to either turn around or drop off your child. This is causing congestion and is dangerous as children are walking across these driveways.


Do you have a child at home who you are planning on starting at Marist School in 2023?

If you know of any Year 1's or 2's that would like to attend school at Marist later this year or next year please contact Denise Sampson in the office or email for more information.

Pre-enrolment and Preference forms can be downloaded at or can be picked up from the school office


The Marist PTFA is planning activities for 2022 and we look forward to your participation.

We're excited to reconnect the school community and welcome our new families, so look out for more comms from your hub and from the PTFA soon!

We are in the early stages of planning our major fundraiser to be held in Term 3 and need volunteers to assist or drive the planning.

Please contact if you are able to volunteer for the fundraiser. We need all kinds of skills, from event planning to sponsorship to creative and simply arms and legs.


2022 Term 2 Dates - important dates for your calendars!

Monday 9 May - Hub 1 trip to the Maunga with Matua Terry

Wednesday 11 May -
Chess tournament at Marist

Thursday 19 May - Hub 1 trip to Alberton House

Tuesday 24 May - Eden/Albert Soccer (Years 5 & 6)

Monday 30 May - Hub 2 visit to the Auckland Museum

Tuesday 31 May - Whole School Cross Country at the Domain

Wednesday 1 June - First Reconciliation

Friday 3 June - Staff Only Day (school closed)

Monday 6 June - Queen’s Birthday holiday

Thursday 16 June - Class photos

Tuesday 21 June - Eden/Albert Cross Country at the Domain

Friday 1 July - School disco 5.00 - 7.30pm


URGENT - if any of your contact details have changed (phone numbers, email, street addresses) please advise the office as soon as possible. It is always important, but particularly so in these Covid times, that we have the correct and up to date information for your child/ren. Thank you!


HUB 1.....

Have produced some amazing Anzac writing - enjoy some snippets from their 'senses poems'!
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HUB 2.....

Hub 2 were surprised when they returned from holidays to find Hub 2 transformed into World War 1 trenches. They spent the day working 'in the trenches' learning about the ANZACS and responding in a variety of ways. Here are some independent poems written from the trenches. Well done, soldiers.

Hub 2 welcomed back Matua Terry and enjoyed finding out about Ms Walker’s special taonga from her family - a taiaha from the East Coast of NZ - Aotearoa. Olivia also brought her special family taonga to show the Hub.

In World War Two my great grandfather (William Frederick Thomson “ Bill”) was in the War and fought for many years and won four medals. They are very special to my family because they represent his bravery and how he was protecting the country. There are two stars. One is the 1939-1945 star and has 6 points and is bronze.

The ribbon colours are dark blue red and light blue . It represents the army and airforce. The next one’s ribbon is dark blue, green, yellow, light blue and red.

It is the pacific star awarded for operational service in the pacific between 8 December 1941 and 2 september 1945. Dark green for jungle yellow for beaches red for army dark blue for navy and light blue for air force.

By Olivia


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INFORMATION MORNING – SUNDAY 8th MAY 2022, 9am (in the Church)

  • Sacrament of First Reconciliation - Wednesday 1st June 2022, 7pm in the Church

Classes @ 8.45am; Sundays 15th, 22nd & 29th May 2022 (in Marist Primary’s new classrooms)

  • Sacrament of Confirmation – Saturday 27th August 2022 at 2pm in the Church

- Classes @ 8.45am; Sundays 12th, 19th & 26th June, 31st July, 7th & 14th August 2022

- Parent/Child Session with worksheets (refresher) @ 8.45amSunday 21st August 2022

- Practice with SponsorsThursday 25th August 2022, 7pm in the church

  • Sacrament of First Eucharist – Sunday, 28th August 2022 – 10 am in the Church


This year we are continuing with Marist Meals - a pastoral care initiative. These meals are provided to families in the school & parish community when a little extra support is needed (e.g. a new baby, sickness, bereavement). With the impact of covid and many of our school and parish families isolating or unwell, it would be great if we could fill up the freezer so we can help lighten the load for families during these challenging times.

If you would like to contribute, we welcome any homemade, brought meals or baking for our freezer. Meals can be dropped off to the school office.

Containers available at the school office.


St Mary's Parish Foodbank is feeding nearly 2000 a month. PLEASE remember them when you are shopping - they are in desperate need of donations! Anything you can contribute will be very much appreciated.

There is a box on the front porch of the presbytery.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support!



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