Tēnā koutou katoa St Michael’s Catholic School Community,

This week we welcomed the birth of our eighth grandchild, a little baby girl named Maddison Ann Baker. Our daughter and Maddison are doing well.

Teachers are busy gathering achievement data for school reports. We aim to send the reports out in Term 4, Week 2.

Alert Level 2.5

Parents are discouraged from coming on site until we are in level 1. However if you do enter the school ground please record your visit on the NZ Covid tracer or the skool loop app.

Staggered Start: Students may still come to school after 8:15 a.m. but there will not be a person on duty at Bassett or Beatrice Roads.

Early pickups: this will finish Friday 11 September.

Welcome to New Families and Students 

We would like to welcome the following new families who have joined us this term: the Petrus Family (Daniel) who currently have two older siblings at SMCS and the Na Family (Hayul).

Congratulations to the Waalkens family on the birth of their baby boy, a brother for Joshua.

Daffodil Day Friday 4 September

Thank you for your generous donations we raised $355.70 for the Cancer Society.

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.

Cans for Christmas!

St Vincent de Paul Society, are currently sending out about 750-1000 food parcels a week. As a collective we can help!

Please begin bringing any cans to be donated to the box outside the office – cans can be brought right up to the end of this term. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Cancellations

  • Footsteps Showcase – teachers will post snippets of Footsteps dances onto Class Dojo instead!

Date Change

  • Photolife photos will be on Tuesday 20 October now (8 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.)

Personal Devices including Cell Phones

In light of the email I sent out to parents this week with regards to disturbing video content posted on social media sites, I would strongly recommend that your children do not have access to the following sites: TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social channels. The age limit for most of these sites is 13 years.  

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 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 

 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8 September)

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit”.

 

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

2020 Yummy Sticker Collection (Two weeks to go!)

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 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

Thursday 10th September (tonight), 7:30pm via Zoom. Please email Michelle Leong, (PTA Secretary) at michelle@leong.co.nz if you would like to attend in this manner.

Notices

Geoff Beech Tennis

Holiday Clinic Term 3 holidays (click to view)

Term 4 Grps 2020 (click to view)

Campbell Park Tennis Club

 

Artz on Show – The Greatest Showman