Tēnā koutou katoa St Michael’s Catholic School Community,

My prayers and heart goes out to all those in our community who are in businesses that have remained closed and for those who have lost their jobs. It certainly has been a tough year and I pray that God will give them comfort and peace of mind.

We will be thrilled to have school open to all our students next week.

Alert Level 2

Drop Off – Students may arrive at school between 8:15 a.m. and 8:55 a.m.

Pickup –  Students may leave at 2:30 p.m. but you must email Genevieve if your child is to be picked up early, stating Name, Room Number and Area of pickup (Bassett Road or Beatrice Road).

Non Attendance – If you are not going to send your child/ren during Level 2 please email their class teacher by Friday 28 August, so that distance learning can be planned (Room 9 – Louise Spora l.spora@smcs.school.nz).

Cancelled Events – The following events have been cancelled

  • All Assemblies this term – every second Wednesday afternoon
  • PMP this term – every Wednesday and Friday
  • The Teacher Only Day – Friday 4 September
  • Catholic Schools Cross Country – Tuesday 15 September
  • Class Masses – until advised
  • Year 5/6 Winter Field Day – cancelled

Postponed Events

  • Daffodil Day – Now on Friday 4 September. Children to wear yellow mufti. Please bring along a gold coin donation if you are able.
  • Photolife – Now on Friday 20 November 2020

Other Events subject to confirmation (depending on lockdown status)

  • Footsteps Showcase – Friday 18 September at 2 p.m.
  • Year 5/6 Winter Sports Exchanges (Netball and Soccer)

Footsteps online – Parents can join in too

Years 0 – 2 – Lesson 2:  https://vimeo.com/435581182/2f40a95e72

Years 3 – 6 – Lesson 2:  https://vimeo.com/439874226/327d798f58

NZ COVID Tracer

I would like to encourage everyone to have this app on your phone so that you can scan our QR code when you enter the school. We have the codes displayed on the office door and in the Junior Notice Board.

SMCS Policies

All our policies are on SchoolDocs, please follow the next four steps.

  1. Go to www.schooldocs.co.nz
  2. Click Search for your school.
  3. Start typing the school name and then select from the dropdown list.
  4. Enter the community username and password:

Username: smcs
Password: mackillop

This term we are reviewing Learning Support. Please click on the current review and then click on Learning Support. Next you click on “under review” and complete the survey. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Encountering CHRIST

St Michael’s Parish Website – No Masses while we are in Alert Level 3

Sunday Masses and Breaking Open The Daily Gospel can be found on the Catholic Diocese of Auckland Website

Parish Annual Meeting – Sunday 11 October In the school hall, after the 10.00 a.m. Mass. Please diarise the date.

School Masses – Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. are cancelled until further notice

Latest NZ Catholic digital issue (August 23-Sept 5) – Click on the link below:

NZ Catholic Digital issue (click to read)

Making Time For Jesus

“Dear Lord, Help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus’ name, Amen”.

(https://www.womansday.com)

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

Dads Night Out – Cancelled

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Dads Night Out for this year.  We have decided that our priority for events for the remainder of the year will be the Kids Disco and the Hall Tile unveiling event.  We are sure the Dads will understand and hope that they get spoilt by their families on Father’s Day instead!

2020 Yummy Sticker Collection (Terms 2 and 3)

This is the last term to collect stickers for this year’s sports gear allocation!  Please place all sheets in the PTA box outside the school office once school has re-opened.

For a blank sheet to fill in, see:

Yummy sticker sheet (click to view and print)

Pizza Friday

There will be no pizza Friday or ice-blocks sold until we are back at Level 1.

Second-Hand Uniform Shop

Closed until Level 1.  Any queries, please email Caroline Harris at ptasmcs@gmail.com

PTA meeting: POSTPONED

We will be in touch with a new date soon.

Notices

Face Masks For Sale – Regalo by KIM

Be eco friendly and keep safe during this Covid-19 pandemic by using a reusable face mask instead of a disposable one.

Dunholme Tennis Club

Junior Tennis 2020 Flyer (click to view)

Quiz Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer