Kia ora koutou! Last evening we had our Commissioning Mass to start the year. Bishop Paul Martin led proceedings and although it was very hot, it was great to see all the other Catholic school principals and teachers there. We acknowledged Mr Josh Halkett who received his certificate in Religious Studies meaning he had completed … Continue reading From the Principal
The event is completely free for children aged 5 to 18 years. Lunch is provided for free as well. Sports participating are Netball, Futsal, Skateboarding and Ki o Rahi.
Ko Rēneti te Wā (Lent) I heard a person say the other day, is it Lent already? He was only born a month ago and now he’s going to die again. Funny but true in terms of our seasons. For us, Lent is a time to do three things: Give more, pray more, and fast … Continue reading Nā te Tumuaki
Wednesday was Ash Wednesday and we began the season of Lent. The theme for Lent 2021 is A New Way Forward. In our changing world, we all need to work together to find a new way forward to transform our world into one that promotes love, hope, and justice for all.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te tau hou! Welcome to the new year! The year has started so well with a great first week and an amazing camp for the seniors. Where is Miss Mapley? She has gone to join Mr Halkett on the Poupou Reo o Tahu programme for the term. This is the … Continue reading From The Principal
The Canvas Bag Drama School South Brighton is now taking enrolments for term 1 2021. Ask about a free trial class. Spaces available in the 5 to 8 year old group – only. There are no spaces available in the 9 to 13 year old group. (waiting list available.) Drama gives children a chance to … Continue reading Drama Classes
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Kia ora koutou Last newsletter before the big one! This is a very quick newsletter for the week. Basically an update for families before the big newsletter! All of this is a ‘need to know’! This week: Wednesday Mahi Kāinga / Homework trip – The students listed below completed all of the requirements of the … Continue reading From the Tumuaki / Principal
It has once again been brought to our attention that parents and caregivers are using the church car park for drop offs and pick ups. The Stella Maris (St Anne’s) Church parking is for church visitors and business only NOT for school drop-off and pickups. Too many parents and caregivers are using this prohibited car … Continue reading Church carpark
Advent Candles The Advent candles have their own special significance. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, and one candle is lit each Sunday. Three of the candles are purple because the color violet is a liturgical color that signifies a time of prayer, penance, and sacrifice. The first candle, which we lit … Continue reading Let God into your life every day this Advent – Clara Mapley (DRS)