Tēnā koutou katoa St Michael’s Catholic School Community,

It has been so delightful having our students back at school. They have transitioned very well. We still have some children who are not back at school yet and we will continue to have distance learning for them until the end of next week. After that we would hope that all children will be back at school. We will also continue to have the staggered start and finish until the end of next week. Please email Genevieve if your child is to be picked up at 2:30 p.m. stating Name, Room Number and Area of pickup (Bassett Road or Beatrice Road).

Remote Learning Packs (Next Week)

If your child is learning from home again next week and requires a learning pack, please inform their teacher by 8.30 a.m. tomorrow morning (Friday 4 September). These packs will be available for collection at 8.30 a.m. on Monday 7 September.

Welcome to New Families and Students 

We would like to welcome the following new families who have joined us this term: the Hardingham Family (Ava), the Martin-Buitron Family (Joaquin) and the Mercader Family (Adam).

Congratulations to the Brannam-Gates family on the birth of their baby girl Isla, a sister for Lily.

Daffodil Day Friday 4 September

Children can wear Yellow Mufti. Please bring along a gold coin donation if you are able.

Te Reo Māori and Kapa Haka

We have employed Samuel Tapene each Thursday to teach Te Reo Māori and take the Kapa Haka for Year 5 and 6 students. He will work in the Senior classes every odd week and in the even weeks he will work in the Junior classes.

Other Events subject to confirmation (depending on lockdown status)

  • Footsteps Showcase – Friday 18 September at 2 p.m.

Updated dates

  • Year 4-6 ICAS Science – Tuesday 13 Oct 9.15 a.m.
  • Year 4-6 ICAS Digital Tech – Wednesday 14 Oct 9.15 a.m.
  • Year 4-6 ICAS English – Monday 19 Oct 10 .am.
  • Photolife – Friday 20 November

Cancellations

  • Year 5 and 6 Winter Sports exchanges (Netball and Soccer)
  • Year 5/6 Remuera Zone Swimming – Monday 16 November

Important Apps to have on your Phone

NZ COVID Tracer and the Skool Loop App – Download the App on your phone and choose our school St Michael’s Catholic School Remuera.

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

  • Go to www.schooldocs.co.nz
  • Click Search for your school.
  • Start typing the school name and then select from the dropdown list.
  • 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 2.5

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

St Teresa of Calcutta Feast Day 5 September

“Jesus, you made Saint Teresa an inspiring example of firm faith and burning charity, an extraordinary witness to the way of spiritual childhood, and a great and esteemed teacher of the value and dignity of every human life.

May we follow her example in heeding Your cry of thirst from the Cross and joyfully loving You in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor, especially those most unloved and unwanted.

We ask this in Your name and through the intercession of Mary, Your Mother and the Mother of us all.

Amen”. 

(https://www.motherteresa.org/prayers-to-st.-teresa-of-calcutta.html)

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

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)

School Lunches

There will be no Nachos Wednesday and Sushi Thursday until we return to Level 1.

Pizza Friday

There will be no pizza Friday or iceblocks for sale until we are back at Level 1.

Second-Hand Uniform Shop

Closed until Level 1.  Any queries, please write to Caroline at ptasmcs@gmail.com

PTA meeting: We will be in touch with a new date soon.

Notices

Geoff Beech Tennis

Holiday Clinic Term 3 holidays (click to view)

Term 4 Grps 2020 (click to view)