Dear St Michael’s School Community,

Students have been learning about Matariki. During Matariki we celebrate our unique place in the world. We give respect to the whenua on which we live, and admiration to our mother earth Papatüänuku. Throughout Matariki we learn about those who came before us. Our history. Our family. Our bones. Matariki signals growth. It’s a time of change. It’s a time to prepare, and a time of action. During Matariki we acknowledge what we have and what we have to give. Matariki celebrates the diversity of life. It’s a celebration of culture, language, spirit and people. Matariki is our Aotearoa Pacific New Year.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Congratulations to the following students: Sabine Twomey, Madeleine Harris, Sebastian White, Sophia Petrus, Violet Mikkelsen, Ruby Mikkelsen, Mirabelle Thomson, Joshua Carran, Ella Morrison, Madeleine Thomas, Alfred Glennie, Ava Sarney, Julia Wolski, Charlotte Leong, Portia Murray, Ingrid Nooijen, Vincenzo Santhara, Yuri Lee, Zane Naoum, Emiko Davis, Steele Wichman, Lola Thomassen-Burnie, Aidan Cruz, Madeline Fraser, Ryan Wooler, Arran George, Oliver Coombe, Himaya Fernando, Raphael Wee, Rosie Karpik, Harrison van de Klundert, Brylie Delaney, Celia Coyle, Tyler Pearson, Ian Fernando, Jonty Fisher, Chloe Kerr, Zayne Cabiling and Scarlett McAuley. 

A big thank you to Emma Houghton and Deahna Barrington for all your hard work in preparing the students.

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 – 7.30 p.m.)

Interviews are 15 minutes long, and can be booked through the Skool Loop 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.

You are able to collect your child from 1.00 p.m. on Monday. Supervision will be available for children from 1 p.m. – 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.

Safety of Students and Parking

We have been receiving a number of complaints from residents of Bassett Road due to parents dropping off students in their driveway or parking over their driveway. While I was on duty I saw a number of people parking on the yellow lines, which makes it unsafe for us on crossing duty. There were a number of tickets given out on Beatrice Road for cars doing this ($60.00).  Please be a good example to your children. 

Beatrice Road Pick Up – Drop off and Pick Up Only – No Parking

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.

Encountering CHRIST

St Michael’s Parish WebsiteNormal 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.  – 25/06/20 – Rooms 10 and 3; and 02/07/20 – Rooms 7 and 4. 

SMCS Reflective Area

If you or someone you know has the skills to help make these tiles then please let us know. 

Matariki Prayer

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

Girls’ Night Out

Last chance to buy tickets to the St Michael’s Girls’ Night Out!  Join us for our annual movie night this Wednesday 1st July, 7 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start, at the Berkeley cinema in Mission Bay.  Mix and mingle from 7 p.m. and get to know other Mums associated with SMCS!  This year’s movie is ‘Love Sarah’.  See the link to the poster for more details.

Payments to:

ASB Bank- St Michael’s School PTA 12 3075 0199134 00
Particulars: GNO
Code: Your name
Reference: No. of tickets

Any questions please email Deahna at deahnamaree@gmail.com.

GNO2020 – Love Sarah (click to view)

Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic book orders (available online only) need to be completed by the last day of term, Friday 3rd July, and books will be delivered early in Term 3.  Email Ree George at ree.george77@gmail.com with any questions or if you wish for the books to be collected by yourself rather than by your child.  Thanks for your support of this great SMCS fundraiser!

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will be reopening on Friday 26th June from 2.30 p.m. to 3.15 p.m.  We have a good supply of most winter uniform items so come along and we will help you to find what you need.

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 benefitted 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

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!

Thank You

A big thank you to the following  advertisers who support the St Michael’s Catholic Skool Loop App:

  • K & B Plumbing LTD
  • HGM Builders
  • David Rainbow – Bayleys Real Estate
  • Designer Wardrobe
  • Marilyn’s Hairdressing

Notices

Bricks 4 Kidz

Rugby Kaizen – July 2020 School Holidays