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.

Grandparents Day

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.

Encountering CHRIST

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 NewsletterWorkshops: 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,

Ann McKeown

Fundraising – KidsCan Crazy Hair Day Photos

What a great effort from all our students and staff!

PTA News

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:

Runners’ Cards

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

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 [email protected]

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 protected] 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 [email protected] 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.

https://www.yummyfruit.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SSP- pdf_Sticker_Collection_Sheet_compressed.pdf

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!

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 Michael’s or contact Natasha Fletcher at [email protected] 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.

Sports News

Year 3-6 Remuera Zones Gymnastics

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the Remuera Zone Gymnastics last Thursday 8 August!
Year 3 Girls = Ella Morrison, Charlotte Leong, Celia Coyle, Chloe Kerr, Madeleine Thomas, Portia Murray, Ava Sarney, Sophia Petrus, Maddie Harris, Rosie Karpik, Scarlett McAuley
Year 3 Boys = Vincenzo Santhara, Harrison van der Klundert, Ryan Wooler

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.

The year 6 boys started the race and zoomed out of site to complete the 2.2 k m course. This was won by Nathan Flordeliza. Congratulations!  The girls race was just as a quick won by Eva Houghton. We will celebrate the children that were placed 1, 2, 3 rd at our Cross Country prize giving later this term.
We are so thankful that everybody tried there best, and displayed exceptional sportsmanship to make this day so much fun. Secondly, thanks to the PTA and all the parents who helped organize this wonderful event. We could not have done this without you! We look forward to working with you all again shortly.
Thanks again, from the sport leaders Katy,Sebastian and Luca.

Summer Touch Rugby 2019/2020

We have reserved teams for St Michael’s School for Touch Rugby this summer at College Rifles, Friday nights as per previous years. This is always a popular summer team option for both boys and girls from year 1 to year 6. The season starts late October, takes a break over the summer holiday and resumes in February through to March. Details on how to register for a school team will be posted in the school newsletter early September to allow registrations to get sorted before the end of term.
Helen and Mike Luxford – [email protected]

Year 5/6 Winter Field Day – Hockey

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the Winter Field Day in Hockey! They displayed outstanding sportsmanship and Mary MacKillop values. It was a fun day with both teams winning their first games of the round robin tournament.
Well done to:
Georgia Facer, Skye Tong, Eva Houghton, Zara Page, Antonia Urlich, Amelie Chisholm, Audrey Gleeson, Katy Radich, Sofia Glass, Olive Marshall, Evie Robin, Charlize Wichman, Anna Karpik, Hayden Betham, Barry Quinico, Grace Thomson, Fran Harris, Gabby Wooler and Charlotte Woolley.
A big thanks to those parents who helped with transport and encouragement!!

Year 5/6 Winter Field Day – Soccer

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the Winter Field Day in Soccer! They displayed great sportsmanship, it was tough competition playing against the other schools in the tournament.
Well done to:
Zander Cabiling, Milan Fereti, Luca Zalazar, James Barrington, Luca George, James Buyck, Ashby Cordtz, Corban Harrison, Isaac Larkin, Tom Browne, Harry Hulbert, Sebastian Zitzenbacher, Oliver White, Tom Went, Diego Bagworth, Mateo Zalazar, Santiago Vargas-Herrero, Nevin Chan, Porcia Twomey, Dora Slavich.  
A big thanks to those parents who helped with transport and encouragement!!


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