Dear St Michael’s School Community,

Welcome to the following new students and families: The Hickey family.

And Congratulations to the Recordon family of the birth of their baby boy.

Building Community Mass and Fun Day Sunday 01 March – Congratulations to the PTA for organizing this excellent event. It was wonderful to see it supported by our community. I have received such positive feedback from a number of our new families who thoroughly enjoyed it.

Communication Survey

We are reviewing the way in which we communicate with one another to ensure we are modelling our school values, particularly for our students. Thank you for taking the time to share. We invite you to click here to complete the survey.

Skool Loop App

Please download the App on your phone and choose our school St Michael’s Catholic School Remuera. Don’t forget to ‘turn on Notifications’ on your phone to receive alerts and updates.

SMCS POLICIES – all our policies are on SchoolDocs , please follow the next four steps.

1.Go to www.schooldocs.co.nz

  1. Click Search for your school.
  2. Start typing the school name and then select from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter the community username and password: Username: smcs Password: mackillop

This term we are reviewing Recognition of Cultural Diversity. Please click on current review and then click on and read this policy.  Next you click on under review and complete the survey. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Please read the policy on Pandemic Planning especially with regards to the Corona Virus. We encourage you to keep updated about the status of COVID-19 on the Ministry of Health website.

Prevention and how to protect yourself:

  • Avoid close contact with people with cold or flu-like illnesses.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing.
  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with water and soap and dry them thoroughly:
    • before eating or handling food
    • after using the toilet
    • after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
    • after caring for sick people.

Parking

Please read the signs on Remuera Road as the notice now has limited parking on Saturdays and Sundays, a number of our parents had their cars towed on Sunday.

NO PARKING BY THE CHURCH – A DROP OFF ONLY ZONE – can you please pass on this information to grandparents and other caregivers about this rule.

No parking at Little Tree House Kindergarten – We have received complaints by parents of children at the Kindergarten that some of our parents are parking there and waiting for their children to come.

School Swimming Sports at Sacred Heart Pools Friday 6 March

I wish all the best to our swimmers and I hope you have a great day. Unfortunately I am unable to attend as I will be at the Auckland Catholic Principals’ Forum but you will be in my prayers.

Encountering CHRIST

Parish NewsletterPlease keep up-to-date with what is happening in our parish.

A Lenten Prayer

Heavenly Father, during this Lenten season, give me a new expanded vision for my life. Help me to live full of faith. Teach me to find hope in the face of adversity ”. (lenten+prayer)

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

Family Fun Day

What a fantastic day this was for the St Michael’s School and Parish Community!  Thank you to all the families who supported this event in so many different ways – providing jolly jars, baking, helping on the day etc.  It was a day that everyone in the family could enjoy, beginning with a beautiful School Mass, followed by fun and socializing afterwards.  We especially thank the Hill Family for their very generous sponsorship of the Mobile Farmyard and pony rides.  Many thanks also to the other sponsors of the day and to Laura Thomson for co-ordinating everything – a big job!  It was great to see the strong community spirit of St Michael’s!

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Next open: Friday 27th March, 2.30 p.m. to 3.15 p.m.  Closed Friday 6th March due to School Swimming Sports.

PTA meetings:

Next meeting: Monday 9th March, 7 p.m. in the staff room.  All welcome!

Notices

Becoming Church Sacramental Programme 2020 (Year 4 students) 

You should have received a welcome email from us by now.  Please contact Emma Houghton on stmichaelsbecomingchurch@gmail.com if you haven’t.  Please check junk mail first!

LCF FUN Languages – New French Class

There is a discount for Staff who have children at SMCS wanting to attend.

LCF Fun Languages flyer (click to view)