Tēnā koutou katoa St Michael’s Catholic School Community,                      

“Ihu whakawhirinaki ahau ki a koe”
Jesus I trust in You

We are so lucky to have our faith and trust in God in these uncertain times. I hope you and your families are keeping well, and that you are finding the Home Learning packs and Zoom sessions helpful. Below are some photos of SMCS Week 5 students home learning:

Postponed Events

Learning Evening and Meet the Teachers – We will endeavour to find a new date for this when we are back in Level 1. Please feel free to email your child’s teacher if you have any queries or concerns.  

Swimming Sports Day – We are looking at our options to book another day. Unfortunately there are no free days before the planned Year 5/6 Swimming Zones.

PMP – No PMP next week. (Week 6)

Year 5/6 Sports Exchange – offsite games will not proceed on Tuesday 9 March. More updates on future games as we learn Alert levels.

Bottom Field Completion (15th -18th March)

Turftech will be completing the drainage of the bottom field. The field will be closed from 15th – 18th March.

Teacher Only Day – 19 March 2021

Just a reminder that we are having a Teacher Only Day on Friday 19 March. The staff are doing a Religious Education paper through the Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College and the tutor is coming to our school.

Ecountering CHRIST

St Michael’s Parish WebsiteSunday Mass Times (including the vigil): Saturdays 5pm; Sundays 8am, 10am, and 8:30pm. No Masses in Level 3 and up to 100 people in Level 2.

School Masses 

11/03/21 – Rooms 2 and 8; 18/03/21 – Rooms 5 and 6; 25/03/21 – Rooms 3 and 10; 01/04/21 – Rooms 4 and 7 at 9:15am and Holy Thursday Liturgy at 2:15pm in the Church All Families are welcome to  attend; 08/04/21 – Rooms 1 & 9.

Prayer For Growth 

“God, I know I’m a sinner saved by grace. I mess up all the time, and I have so much room for improvement. God, please foster spiritual growth in me. Please give me opportunities to do the right thing, and give me the courage to do them. I want to grow spiritually, God. I want to be more like you.” (https://equippinggodlywomen.com/faith/daily-lenten-prayers-for-spiritual-renewal/)

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

Sports News

SMCS 2021 Soccer Information and Registration Flyer

Football at St Michael’s 2021  (Click to view)
2021 EAFC Registration flyer (Click to view)

PTA News

PTA update

A very short and sweet update this week as unfortunately things have either been cancelled or are not certain. Thank you again to Ann and all of the staff for their organization and continuing support of our children. We hope you are all keeping well at home.

 Important dates Term 1

  • Teacher Only Day – Friday 19 March
  • Easter – Good Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday 5 April & Easter Tuesday 6 April (observed) – (There is NO school on these days).
  • Grandparents Day – Thursday 15th April (9:15am Mass, followed by morning tea and concert)
  • End of Term 1 – Friday 16th April.

Friday Pizza

When we are able to return to school we will only be able to sell pizza if we are at level one.

 School Uniform Shop

The next dates for the  School uniform Shop will hopefully be 12th March and 9th April. (Dependent on Covid levels)

Payment may be made by cash or online payment. Sorry no EFTpos available at this point in time.

We are still also in need of some more helpers to assist in the shop this year – the shop opens two or three times a term on a Friday afternoon.  Please email ptasmcs@gmail.com if you would like to join the team! To donate uniforms please put them in a bag and drop to Gen at the office.

Updates on Volunteer needs!

Working Bee 13th March – POSTPONED!!  In light of the lockdown we have postponed the Working Bee regardless of what level we may be in next week. We look forward to revisiting this idea in the future.

Gardening help –  Once we are able to enter the school grounds it would be great to have some regular help to tidy up the garden. Please either see Jim if you spot him in the garden or email us at ptasmcs@gmail.com if you might be interested in helping. Thanks!

PTA meeting

The next PTA meeting has been planned for 7pm Monday 22 March, in the staffroom. We would love to see you there – new members are always welcome, and we are a friendly bunch!

Ree and Sarah

Notices

French class – LCF Languages

LCF Fun Languages Flyer (click to view)

Maroussia Boyack
Club Manager – Central Auckland
LCF Fun Languages – New Zealand
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