Term 3 Newsletter 22 August 2019
Dear St Michael’s School Community,
What a busy week of practices we have had for Cultural Day and Grandparents Day. Our students are all very excited to share their items with you.
Crazy Hair Day – We raised $231.40 for KidsCan Charitable Trust. Thank you so much for your generous donations.
SMCS Cross Country Friday 16 August was a great Success
Thank you Charlotte for organizing this fabulous event, everything ran so smoothly. A big thank you to all the parents/grandparents who assisted on the day. Without your help we would not be able to run these events.
11:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Grandparents go to Rooms;
11:50 a.m. – siblings to meet in the youngest student’s classroom and grandparents collect from their so families can sit together in Mass.
12 p.m. – Mass;
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Grandparents have light lunch in the Hall (Pizza orders for children);
2 p.m. – Concert begins.
KiVa – Bullying is harmful, deliberate and repeated. It is not a conflict, argument or a fight. The KiVa lessons help students to understand the harmful effects of bullying and teaches them what to do if they are bullied.
Class Masses are on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m.: 28.08.19 – Room 6; 04.09.19 – Room 9
School Rosary Group: Held on Thursdays at lunch times. Encourage your students to join.
Parish Newsletter – Workshops: THE ACTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 11 September, Justin Taylor SM “What is the power of the Spirit that was given to Peter and Paul and the early Church?”. For more details go to www.remueracatholic.org.nz
Manaaki ki te Atua,
Fundraising – KidsCan Crazy Hair Day Photos
What a great effort from all our students and staff!
SMCS Run-a-thon – Congratulations!
Congratulations to all the children who completed the Run-a-thon! It was great to see everyone practising their running over the last few weeks and putting in a great effort at Cross Country on Friday. The next steps for the fundraiser are:
Complete the runners’ cards with the total kilometres the children have run. The cards can be brought into school to receive a celebratory sticker!
Sponsorship money should now be collected and we ask that it is returned to school by Friday 30 August. Please either place the money in a named envelope in the PTA box at the School Office or deposit it directly in to the PTA account using the following reference:
PTA Bank Account Number: 12-3075-0199134-00
Particulars Code Reference
Child’s name Room No. Runathon Prizes
Don’t forget the great prizes that will be awarded once all of the sponsorship money has been collected:
- For the class that returns their money first: a free pizza lunch at school
- For the family that raises the most money: a $100 Rebel Sport voucher
- For the class that raises the most money: a trip to Gravity Trampoline Park (to be arranged during school time)
Thank you for your support of this event!
Any questions, please contact Caroline Harris on firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents’ Day – Friday 23 August
We are looking forward to this very special day! A final reminder that if you are able to assist with setting up and serving between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., please email Laura Thomson on email@example.com ASAP.
The PTA will be selling raffle tickets. A big thank you to those families who have contributed items for this! Please remind grandparents to bring cash with them. One ticket for $5, three tickets for $10.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
11.15 a.m.: Grandparents arrive to visit the classrooms
11.50 a.m.: Gather by the flagpole with grandchildren to head to church
12 p.m.: Mass
1 p.m.: Grandparents go to the Hall for a light lunch provided by the PTA (children have lunch/play as usual)
2 p.m.: Concert in the Hall
2.55 p.m.: Home time
Scholastic Book Orders
Scholastic book orders for this term have closed and will be delivered to children as soon as they arrive. Thanks for your support! $174.40 has been accumulated in rewards from this order which will be put to good use for books and resources in the school! Please email Emma Houghton at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2019 Yummy Sticker Collection
Thanks so much to those who have been collecting stickers and bag labels. The collection for this ends at the end of Term 3 so collect as many as you can over the next few weeks! Last year, we managed to earn over $900 worth of sports equipment for the school so this is really beneficial for us. Please place full sheets in the PTA box outside the office.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
Next open in Term 3 on Friday 6th September from 2.30 p.m. until 3.15 p.m.
If you no longer need your school gymnastics leotard, please consider donating it to the Uniform Shop for resale. Please also remember the Uniform Shop when your uniforms are getting too small and need to be replaced! We accept all items for resale: jumpers/cardigans, school socks and shoes, shirts and shorts, PE uniforms, school jackets….. Donated items can be dropped into the School Office.
Stuck on You
A reminder that you can order personalised name labels from Stuck on You. Go to www.stuckonyou.nz and place your order online. Use the following code at checkout STMICHAELSCATHOLICSCHOOL so that the PTA receives around 20% commission!
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 Michael’s or contact Natasha Fletcher at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing a book this year.
The next PTA Meeting is Tuesday 3rd September at 7 p.m. in the staff room. All parents welcome.
Year 3-6 Remuera Zones Gymnastics
Year 4 Girls = Lila Barnett, Petra Slavich, Natalie Munapeyi, Francesca Urlich, Lilly Kerr, Madeline Cheng, Helena Coyle, Madeleine Snell
Year 4 Boys = Isaac Houghton, Samuel Wong, Nicholas Mitchell, Jacob Croad, Jesse Robins
Year 5 Girls = Emma Carran, Laura Harris, Coco Byers, Eden Cuevas, Stella Valerio, Hayden Betham, Micaela-Jane Elika, Anna Karpik, Bonnie Ansley
Year 6 Girls = Dora Slavich, Lucy Morrison, Eva Houghton, Antonia Urlich, Charlotte Woolley, Amelie Chisholm, Zara Page, Georgia Facer, Ashley Robins, Katy Radich, Ava Barnett
Year 6 Boys = Sebastian Sarney, Cameron Karpik
Special congratulations to:
Katy Radich = Year 6 Girls Individual = 6th place
Cameron Karpik = Year 6 Boys Individual = 3rd equal place
Ryan Wooler = Year 3 Boys Individual = 3rd place
Isaac Houghton = Year 4 Boys = 2nd place
Isaac Houghton, Nicholas Mitchell, Jacob Croad, Samuel Wong = Year 4 Boys Team = 1st place
SMCS Cross Country
On Friday 16th August 2019 our school had our annual Cross Country held at Shore Road. The school walked to the venue and we were all set to go sitting in our house tents.
Summer Touch Rugby 2019/2020
Year 5/6 Winter Field Day – Hockey
Year 5/6 Winter Field Day – Soccer