Term 2 Newsletter 03 May 2018

Dear St Michael’s School Community,

I hope you all had a good break and are ready for an exciting term ahead.  I know the teachers and students are thrilled to be learning their songs and items for the Lion King.  Wednesday 27 June at 2pm and Thursday 28 June at 6pm. Amy is delighted with the number of parents who are supporting her with this. I will be taking part in a Catholic Review next week, but will be available via email.

Working Bee for the ‘Lion King’ Production

We will be having a Working Bee on Monday 14th May after school in the hall, where we are planning on making a range of things for costumes, props and set.
We would love you to come along and help if you can. 
 
We are also looking for donations of large pieces of cardboard, patterned fabric and face paint.
 
If anyone can help out in this area please email me, catch me around the school or drop anything off (onto the stage in the hall) by the end of week 2.

Senior Toilet Block

The PTA and the school took note of the students’ feedback about the toilets. The student council leaders met and organised the colours of the walls and floor. They were delighted to see the refurbishment of the toilets when they came back to school. The Leaders spoke to the whole school about keeping it nice and tidy.  Big thanks to Steph and Hamish for organising this.

Pink Shirt Day – Friday 18 May

To support “Speak Up. Stand Together. Stop Bullying.” students may wear pinks shirts or pink items.

Westpac Chopper Appeal 

Join together to raise money for the Westpac Chopper Appeal in 2018. Please wear mufti and bring a gold coin on Friday 25 May!

Welcome

A warm welcome to Levi Ansley who started school this term.

Road Safety Week – 7 to 13 May

The focus will be seat belts and distractions. We will have some of our senior students waving flags on Bassett Road to encourage people to drive more slowly around our school. While I was on crossing duty, I am still seeing parents/caregivers driving into people’s driveways and parking on the yellow lines by the crossing. Please keep to the road safety rules.

Abortion Law Review – Have Your Say

The Minister of Justice has asked the NZ Law Commission to review NZ abortion law with a view to taking it out of the Crimes Act. The effect of this would be that abortion would be unrestricted, even up to birth. Input can be sent to the Law Commission up to 5pm on 18 may, online at: abortionlaw.lawcom.govt.nz/ or emailing: alr@lawcom.govt.nz

Daily Prayer for Life

“O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we intrust the cause of life.  Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believer in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love to the praise of and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life, Amen”.

God bless you,

Ann McKeown

Principal

PTA News

NEXT PTA MEETING

All parents are invited to attend the PTA meeting on Tuesday night the 8 May from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the school library.  Come and hear our special guest speakers from the Board of Trustees, Sarah Langley and Mathew Croad talk about the school’s board. Also hear about exciting new initiatives for Grandparents day and learn more about the schools new flagship event the “St Michael’s Catholic School Cultural festival”.

The PTA has a very exciting, busy year ahead.  All parents are invited to be involved and no contribution is too small.

Girls Night Out – Wednesday 9 May

We are excited to announce that there are only 10 tickets left for the GNO event taking place next Wednesday.   If you would still like to attend the night and see the movie “Tully”, please email deahnamaree@gmail.com to book your ticket.

Congratulations to Rachel Wichman who won the early bird incentive prize of a bottle of bubbles and a $20 BP voucher.  60 tickets were sold during the early bird incentive period.  Thank you for supporting the event and purchasing your tickets early.

We will be selling tickets to a beautiful Mothers day hamper on the night, but if you are unable to attend, the PTA will be selling tickets for the raffle this Friday afternoon and Monday and Wednesday before and after school outside the junior block.   Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

All School Mass – Saturday 26 May 5pm

The PTA will be hosting a cake stall and a sausage sizzle following the all school mass on Saturday 26 May.  Save the date and have a night off from cooking dinner.

SPCA Fundraiser

Please click on the links below and follow the instructions to make creative tug toys for the dogs and cats to play with at the SPCA. Please “Do your Bit” for these beautiful animals.

https://kids.spcaeducation.org.nz/UserFiles/spcakidseducation/File/Tug%20Toy%20Maker_1.pdf

https://kids.spcaeducation.org.nz/UserFiles/spcakidseducation/File/Cardboard%20tube%20cat%20toy_1.pdf

Notices

BAS Poster 2018

SMCS Noel Leeming Deals