Talofa lava St Michael’s School Community,

Catholic Schools Day Tuesday 28 May – We celebrated a beautiful Mass and the students created pieces of art that depicted our faith.

Samoan Language Week – To celebrate this week students can wear something from Samoa on Friday e.g. a  lavalava/sarong (on top of their uniform) or they may wish to wear a lei or beads.

Māori and Pasifika Hui on Monday 20 May

We had five families attend this meeting and it was great to share ideas with each other. We will be sending out a survey to those families who could not attend so that your voice can be heard.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Congratulations to all the students who made their Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday 29 May. A big thank you to Emma and Deahna for training these students: Alejandro Gollop, Alexander Hulbert, Anduin Arceo, Anika Cruz, Anjali Pinto, Arthur White, Athena Menzies, Barry Quinico, Charles Goodare, Christopher Ford, Ella Naoum, Enzy Canapi, Erin Cortez, Filipo Afele, Francesca Courtney, Francesca Urlich, Gian Pollaruste, Harry Hulbert, Hugh Murray-King, Isaac Houghton, Jack Clegg, Jacob Croad, Jesse Robins, Joaquin Ambrosio, Kyan Choi, Lila Barnett, Lilly Kerr, Madeleine Snell, Maggie Bauzon, Matt Donnelly, Natalie Munapeyi, Nicholas Mitchell, Otis Thomassen-Burnie, Petra Slavich, Rafferty Marshall, Rosie Stones, Samuel Wong, Sarah Williams and Talia Hancock.

Staff Changes – We welcome Mrs Deahna Barrington to our staff, she will be training and teaching Reading Recovery. Sadly, Mrs Sarah Robertson has given her resignation, effective from the end of Term 2, due to family and health reasons.

Encountering CHRIST

School Rosary Group: Held on Fridays at lunch times. Encourage your students to join.

Parish Newsletter – Baptism Preparation Courses – Held after 10am Mass on Sunday 1st, 9th, and 16th June; Reflection Day ‘Taize’ – Friday 7th June 7pm to 8pm, registrations Auckland.MMKCentre@sosj.org.au ;

Feast of the Ascension

Let us pray that the risen Christ will lead us to eternal life.
God our Father, make us joyful in the ascension of your Son Jesus Christ.
May we follow him into the new creation, for his ascension is our glory and our hope.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
New Saint Joseph Sunday Missal

Fa’amanuia le Atua,

Ann McKeown

Principal

PTA News

Girls Night Out

The raffle raised nearly $400 and the total proceeds from the night were over $1000.  A big thank you again to those that helped secure goodies for the raffle, the spot prizes and the treat on your seat, as well as those that helped in other ways.  Thanks to the class reps and the PTA for encouraging Mums to come along and to those SMCS Mums that asked friends from outside school.

Special thanks again to Trilogy, New World Eastridge, Carole from the Shore Rd Flower Van, The Corner Bar, Hoyts Cinema Mission Bay and other donors. Thanks also to Deahna Barrington for organising a fun and successful evening.

School Disco

Come join all of our own St Michaels Catholic School Stars at the SMCS Celebrities Disco!

Friday 7th June, 5-7pm in the School Hall, or as we prefer to call it: ‘Hall-ywood’.

Once again the PTA has decided to provide a pre-pay option!  Cash will still be accepted at the Disco but we encourage you to pre-pay for tickets, which will allow a Fast Pass Entry.

Please pay into the PTA bank account: 12-3075-0199134-00

Reference: Surname
Particulars:  Disco
Code: Number of children attending
Entry Tickets: $5.00 per child or $10 per family.

We will also be pre-selling bundles of $1.00 tickets that can be used like cash on the night for the items listed below.  Add the amount you wish to spend at the Disco (e.g. + $5, +$10, +$15, +$20) to your deposit.  Additional tickets can be purchased on the night with cash. Pre-paid entry and ticket bundles must be paid for by Tuesday 4th June and will be available for pick up at the office on Wed 5th, Thurs 6th, Friday 7th, June (allow 48 hours for money to transfer).  Please note – there are NO refunds on pre-paid tickets!  If you have already purchased tickets, please make another transaction for the $1 tickets.

Available for purchase are:  pizza ($2), iceblocks ($2), sweets ($2), face painting ($3), photo booth tickets ($4), merchandise ($1-3), pulled pork rolls with coleslaw ($5), water bottles ($2), candy floss ($3), popcorn ($3), cupcakes ($3) etc.

**Remember this is not a drop off event but a family event so parental supervision is required**

Parents are welcome to BYO but responsible drinking is encouraged.  Please bring your own cups/glasses and take empty bottles home with you.

If you can help on the night, please contact Cristina or Laura on cristinasemail@gmail.com and laurajanethomson@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing all families at this much anticipated annual event.

SMCS Celebrities Disco Party Poster Invitation (click to view)

Dad’s Night Out (DNO) – save the date, Friday 28th June!

This event will take place on Friday 28th June – further details to follow but will involve craft beer, ribs and fries!

The St Michael’s Family Tree

There is still time to purchase a tile for the St Michael’s Family Tree!  Tiles can be purchased until the 5th July, order forms can be requested by emailing smcspta2018@gmail.com.

Thank you to those families who have already completed their Tile Order Form and made payment, your Tiles are secured and will be included in the artwork being constructed by artist Peata Larkin.

Limited Edition Screen Print

Incorporated in the sale of Tiles now, is the opportunity to purchase a limited edition print of the artwork that is being constructed on the wall.   Register your interest for purchasing one of these beautiful prints at the office.  You now have the opportunity to purchase a tile and a print as a package or can order individually.   If you have already purchased your tile you are still eligible for the package price.  Please see the information attached in this link.

SMCS LIMITED EDITION SCREENPRINT (Click to view)

Entertainment Book

Another way to support the school in their fundraising efforts is by purchasing an Auckland Entertainment Book.   Hundreds of great value offers are ready for your enjoyment.  Go to www.entertainmentbook.co.nz and type in St Michaels or contact Natasha Fletcher at natasha.fletcher@alphajobs.co.nzif you are interested in purchasing a book this year.

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Open the first Friday of each month from 2.30pm to 3.15pm.  Next open on Friday 7th June.

We have had a makeover!  Thank you to Nigel Fisher and Wardrobe World for their generous donation of new hanging racks and shelving space for the shop – it all looks fantastic!

Do you have any long sleeved winter shirts to donate for resale?  All proceeds go towards PTA projects benefitting the school.  We are in need of winter shirts as well as green culottes and grey shorts.  We also accept jumpers/cardigans, school jackets and sun hats, sports gear, school socks and shoes.  Donated items can be dropped into the School Office.

The next PTA Meeting is Tuesday 11 June at 7pm in the staff room.  All parents are welcome.

Thank You

Thank you to our SMCS Community for supporting Pink Shirt Day to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected. We raised a total of $210.10.

Sports News

Junior Basketball Club – Bay City Slick

Flyer EGGS – Junior Basketball Club (click to view)

Notices

Financial Assistance – Sri Lankan Parish

In light of the Easter Sunday tragedy where many Catholic people lost their lives, a financial collection is now underway to assist the Parish in Sri Lanka. Families who would like to make a donation, please transfer funds into the account below.

Account Name is – RC Bishop of Auckland, Northcote parish – Sri Lanka Fundraising Ac

Account number is – 02-0108-0336462-001

LCF Fun Languages

French Preschool class Wednesdays (click to view)