Nau mai anō Welcome back to school. Term four is well underway. Work in the break – We had a busy time over the holidays preparing learning for the term and setting up the learning environment. Room 4 is back in action as a classroom now. As I announced last term, Sarah Hook (Ms Hook) … Continue reading From The Principal
Last term the staff spent time weekly reflecting on the psalms. It is so important in our busy lives to stop for a moment and to sit quietly with the Lord. This term I will be posting a psalm, along with a reflection by Phil Dyer, each week for you to use at your leisure. … Continue reading Praying with the Psalms – Clara Mapley (DRS)
Concerns have been raised about the blatant disregard of the 3-minute parking restriction outside the school gates and on the yellow lines each side of the crossing. Please show more consideration to others wishing to drop off or collect students, not to mention the students doing road patrol. You should only leave your vehicle if your child needs help with the gate in the morning. You should not use this restricted parking area if you need to come into school during the restricted parking timeframe.
Fr Dan has asked that parents not use the church carparks for drop-offs and pickups. The church parks are for church use only. Please respect this request.
Being a summer term, all students must wear a brimmed sunhat or bucket hat during outside breaks. Caps are not suitable sun protection and should only be worn during sport. Long pants and tights should also be put away for next winter. Black school sandals can be worn with or without socks during the summer … Continue reading Term 4 Uniform reminder
Scholastic Book Orders close Friday 18 October at the office. Online LOOP orders remain open for longer.
Kia ora, Talofa, Kamusta Thank you all for a great term. We have exciting things happening next term. We continue to develop the outside and inside of our classrooms to make our school more and more exciting and a great place to be. We are working through the development of our ‘whare tapere’ / performing … Continue reading From the Principal
The Christchurch Diocese annually holds the Maryfest Grand Procession in honor of Our Lady. We would like to invite all the pupils of our Catholic schools to attend the procession, which will take place on Sunday 13th October at 2.00pm and will be led by Bishop Basil Meeking. If it is convenient for you we would love for you to participate in this wonderful event which gives so much honour to our Holy Mother Mary. We would be especially happy if pupils attended wearing their school uniforms, and thereby giving a formal representation of their school. Thank you so much for your kind consideration.
Friday Mass with Music 12.00noon Prayer Service 2.00pm (refer to last weeks newsletter for performers) Twilight Market … Continue reading Reminders
EXCITING TIMES – Our roll hit an eight-year high earlier this year and is looking to be at a 15 year high in the next year due to the roll growth of late. We are close to capacity at the moment so we are looking at making a seventh class for term four to reduce … Continue reading From The Principal
We look to you Father, creator of abundance, Grant us generosity in sharing our gifts and resources with our brothers and sisters around the world. Jesus, Lord who lightens burdens, May we look with mercy on nations burdened by debt and commit ourselves to their relief. Spirit of Justice, May the love and … Continue reading Social Justice – Clara Mapley (DRS)