Dear St Michael’s School Community,

It is wonderful to be at Alert Level 1 with no active cases of the virus. It is great that we are able to celebrate Mass again with our community. Class Masses resumed this week.

Alert Level 1

  • We are no longer required to keep a contact tracing register, but will continue with the usual practice of having a visitor and an attendance register. 
  • Physical distancing is not a requirement but is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know. 
  • There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.    
  • Stay home if you are sick (Go to the doctor if you or your child have cold or flu symptoms).
  • Continue to regularly wash and dry your hands, and sneeze and cough into elbows.
  • Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.

Safety of Students at Beatrice Road Pick Up – Drop off and Pick Up Only – No Parking

There were a number of dangerous situations involving children and cars at the Beatrice Rd exit on Monday afternoon. Children were running among the traffic to reach their parent’s car, and were often not aware of the traffic around them. We must be patient and prioritize the safety of our precious children. 

Before School: Please drop your child off to walk down the stairs to the right of the Church. If you wish to bring your child down to school, you must park at Bassett Rd to do so.

After School: Please collect your child from in front of the church. A member of our staff will help your child to reach your car safely. Children are not to walk among the traffic to cars without an adult present.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher interviews will be held on:
Monday 29 June (appointments available from 1.30 – 5.30 p.m.) and
Wednesday 1 July (appointments available from 3.30 – 7.00 p.m.)

Interviews are 15 minutes long, and can be booked through the Skoolloop app from Monday 15 June. Please ensure bookings are completed by Sunday 28 June, in order for teachers to prepare.

If you have any problems making or editing a booking, please contact Genevieve in the School Office at secretary@smcs.school.nz

You are able to collect your child from 1.00 p.m. on this day. Supervision will be available for children from 1.30 – 2.55 p.m. on Monday 29 June. All remaining children will be supervised in the School Hall. Please note that due to smaller class numbers (and the need for less interview slots), Rooms 1 and 2 will stay in class until 2.55 p.m. on Monday.

We look forward to meeting with you to talk about your child’s progress, and to discuss the different ways in which you are able to support their learning at home.

Encountering CHRIST

St Michael’s Parish Website Normal Sunday Mass Times (including the vigil): Saturdays 5 p.m.; Sundays 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 8:30 p.m.  

School Masses Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.  – 11/06/20 – Rooms 8 and 2; 18/06/20 – Rooms 9 and 1; 25/06/20 – Rooms 10 and 3; 02/07/20 – Rooms 7 and 4. 

SMCS Reflective Area

Thank you to Rhoda Ilo (Issa Cabiling’s sister) for all the work you have done towards our reflective area. Below is a picture of the proposed area. We are now looking for people who can make this for us. If you or someone you know has the skills to help make these tiles then please let us know. 

Corpus Christ Prayer – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Sunday 14 June)

“Gracious and merciful God, in a wonderful sacrament you have given us a memorial of the passion of your Son Jesus Christ; grant that we who receive these sacred mysteries may grow up into him in all things until we come to your eternal joy; through our Saviour Jesus Christ who is alive with with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen” (https://liturgy.co.nz/reflections/corpus-christi)

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

Pizza and Ice blocks

A reminder that Pizza and Ice blocks will be available for the children to purchase for lunch from tomorrow!  The Messy Kitchen meals will start again in Term 3.

2020 Yummy Sticker Collection (Terms 2 and 3)

We are once again collecting the stickers and bag labels.  See below where you can click on the link to print a collection sheet or go to the website for ‘Yummy Fruit’.

Last year the school benefited from over $500 worth of sports equipment to use at play times. Please place all sheets in the PTA box outside the school office.

Yummy Fruit Sticker Promo – How to Play (click to view)

Yummy Sticker Form (click to view and print)

Entertainment Books

Another way to support the school in our fundraising efforts, is by purchasing an Auckland Entertainment Book.   Hundreds of great value offers are ready for your enjoyment.

Click on this link to purchase your copy: Entertainment Book Order (click to view and order)

Please note, there are only digital books available this year. Any questions, please email Natasha at natasha.fletcher@alphajobs.co.nz

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The PTA is currently offering a contact-less sales service of second-hand uniforms. This will continue until the end of June with the shop physically re-opening on Friday 26th June, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.  It will then return to advertised opening dates.  We have a good supply of most winter uniform items, including school jackets and jumpers, so please email us with any inquiries.

The process is as follows:

  1.  Email your requests to ptasmcs@gmail.com– please specify your exact requirements (e.g. girls’ winter shirt size 8 x 2 or boys shorts size 10 x 1).
  2.  We will get back to you asap with availability and prices.
  3.  If you are happy to proceed with the order, we will ask that you transfer payment to the PTA bank account.
  4.  The items will then be sent home with your child.
  5.  If you need to exchange or return any items, we will arrange this.
  6.  If you need any items urgently, please let us know and we will work something out.

PTA meeting

The next PTA meeting will be held on Monday 27th July, 7 p.m.  Please register attendance/apologies with Michelle Leong (PTA Secretary) at michelle@leong.co.nz  All welcome!

Student Voice

Brave Shave Fundraiser

On Saturday 6 June 2020, Adam completed the Brave Shave after exceeding  his fund raising target of $1,000. Total amount raised is $1,025.37.

Adam started growing his year 2 1/2 years ago with the objective of raising money for kids with cancer.  This was all Adams idea, as he felt this was one way he could help make a difference. You are amazing Adam!!

Notices

LCF Fun Languages

LCF Fun Languages Flyer Term 2  (click to view)

Jo Lawn’s Boot Camp

We have a great bunch of mum’s loving Jo Lawn’s Boot Camp! It’s for all levels, and is totally doable at only 30 mins. Sets you up for the day and is a great way to meet other mum’s. We are now meeting at 9 a.m. down at Shore Road Cricket Club grounds/club rooms area on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.  $10 cash. All mum’s welcome! Cheers, Kristin Cross (Junior School mum)

Rugby Holiday Programme – July Holidays 2020