Newsletter 30th July 2021

St Mary's School

"As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love." Corinthians, 13 – 13

Dear families, tamariki and parishioners,

I can’t thank you all enough for your love, compassion and thoughtfulness at the end of last term. I haven’t experienced kindess on such a level in my whole life. I am grateful to so many people for the messages, meals, flowers, gifts and of course your hugs! Thank you to all of you who came along for my mum's Memorial Mass; the Kapa Haka group from St Peter's along with our tamariki were outstanding. My family in the UK certainly appreciated you all looking after me.

This week we welcome Thea Kubala (Ella's little sister) and Charlie O'Neill (Thomas' little brother). Congratulations on starting school.

We start this term just as we ended the last one with a busy old time. This term we have the production to look forward to, a cultural festival for the Junior school, Social Justice Week, Te wiki o te Reo Māori, sporting events and of course a whole lot of learning.

Each week Fr Jaime will be celebrating Mass with one of the classes. It is great to have our class Masses back as they are a wonderful opportunity to meet extended family members, for families to see the classroom and for the children to lead the Mass. This week it was Room Kiwi's turn, next Thursday at 1.45 Room Moa will be hosting.

It's great to be back, God bless, Annie

Parent teacher interviews Tuesday 10th August 2021

Parent teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th August 1pm until 7pm

Booking can be made using the link below (and again at the bottom of the page).

The code you need is code r3hmy

School will be closed for instruction that afternoon and if you need childcare here at school until the bus comes at 2.50 please let us know at the office by ringing 032087733 and speaking to Di.

Whole school Mass Sunday 12th September

Sacramental Programme - Preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be held on four Sundays in August:

8th August

15th August

22nd August

29th August

First Holy Communion and St Mary’s whole school Mass is on Sunday 12th September

What’s coming up term 3

Every Monday whole school prayer in the Church at 8.55 and every Friday assembly is 2.20 also in the Church (unless stated differently)

Wk 1 26-30 July (Kiwi)

Kiwi Class Mass Thursday 29th July 1:45pm

Wk 2 2-6 Aug (Moa)

Reporting to parents

Clued Up Kids Year 5 and 6 Aug 3rd

Moa Class Mass Thursday 5th August 1:45pm

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 1 Sunday 8th

Wk3 9-13 Aug (Takahe)

Tuesday 10th PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS 1 – 7pm (school closed for instruction that afternoon, childcare available but please let Di know 032087733)

Takahe Class Mass Thursday 12th August 1:45pm

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 2 Sunday 15th

Wk 4 16-20 Aug (Piwakawaka)

Netball Festival Days: Tuesday 17th August Year 5 and Year 6

Piwakawaka Class Mass Thursday 19th August 1:45pm

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 3 Sunday 22nd

Wk 5 23-27 Aug (Kea)

Kea Class Mass Thursday 26th August 1:45pm

Sacramental Programme - First Communion lesson 4 Sunday 29th

Wk 6 30-3 Sept (Ruru)

Life Education 30th to 2nd

Ruru Class Mass Thursday 2nd Sep 1:45pm

Father’s Day BBQ and Liturgy Friday 3rd 8am

Wk 7 6-10 Sept (Tui)

Tui Class Mass Thursday 9th Sept 1:45pm

Whole School Mass - First Holy Communion Sunday 12th September

Wk 8 13-17 Sept (Kereru)

Social Justice Week AND Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Kereru Class Mass Thursday 16th Sept 1:45pm


Wk 9 20-24 Sept (Bellbird)

Bellbird Class Mass Thursday 23rd Sept 1:45pm

SENIOR School production, 22nd and 23rd

Wk 10 27-1 Oct

Catholic Schools Day 28th

Eastern Interschools Year 6 sports tournament

Friday Term ends at the usual time 2.50pm

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