Term 3 Newsletter 26 July 2018

Dear St Michael’s School Community,

I hope you all had a wonderful term break.

Curriculum Sharing

Each Class Teachers will communicate their Term 3 Curriculum Plan through their class dojo.  Please read through these plans so that you are informed about the learning that is happening this term. Teachers will continue to update class Dojo to reflect current learning.

Mufti-Mania Friday 06 July 

Thank you for your contribution of $212.30

Mr Simon Bridges Visit to SMCS on Monday 23 July

I was very proud of our senior students who performed the Powhiri for Mr Bridges. The students asked some interesting and challenging questions. There are photos of this event below.

Catholic Caring Foundation Mass – Wednesday 25 July

Congratulations to George Marshall, Keira Evans and Ashalena Cordtz who were nominated to attend the annual Catholic Caring Mass with Bishop Pat on Wednesday 25 July at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The theme of this year is “Connected by our shared commitment to helping the poor, marginalised and vulnerable”. 

The Caring Mass is a special time to celebrate the work of our students who make an outstanding contribution to caring and helping those in need in our diocese. George, Keira and Ashalena have been nominated because of the outstanding leadership shown so far in their final year at St Michael’s Catholic School. These students embody the values of Mary Mackillop in all that they do and lead by example to younger students.

Free Mindful Parenting Course Tuesday 7 August at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the School Hall

Thank you to Jessica and Stuart Macdonald for organising this for us. Please email Jessica if you are interested in attending [email protected]

Strike Action on Wednesday 15 August

At this point in time it is a half day strike but depending on the outcome of an additional vote it could be a whole day strike. The Board will keep you updated on whether the school will remain open.

I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable term break.

Beginning of Term Prayer

“Lord God, at the beginning of this new term teach us to be your hands and feet where we are. Teach us to love as you love us. Teach us to pray for those in need, so that you are honoured and glorified, Amen.” (by Annie Barnsdale).

God bless you,

Ann McKeown



National Scout Scarf Day – 1 August 2018

ObrazSMCS childre who are involved in Scouts may support this event by wearing their scarf to school that day. (The date of the event commemorates the very first Scout amp on brownsea Island in 1907).

Fun Languages for Children – Helping the World Communicate!

New French class Fridays 12-1 pm

Please contact us, details below. The cost is $16.80 per lesson which includes a 20% discount plus $57.50 for the yearly membership fee which includes access to online learning, a CD and Songbook.  

PH: 021 251 7435

[email protected]


For a FREE trial of the best French and Spanish activities for IWBs and Computers, go to http://www.lcfclubs.com/babelzoneNEW/

NEW! English phonics/grammar/stories/games @ www.lcfclubs.com/englishzone

NEW! LCF Maths – www.lcfclubs.com/maths


Click to view – Playball Term 3