Tēnā koutou katoa St Michael’s Catholic School Community,

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini”.
I come not with my own strengths but bring with me gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break with your families.

Student Teachers

This week we have welcomed five University of Auckland students, who are in their first year of studying for a Bachelor of Education. These students will be with us until the end of this term, and then will return for a five week practicum in Term 3. Please join us in welcoming:

Room 1: Miss Murrell
Room 2: Miss Garner
Room 3: Miss Mason
Room 8: Miss Nawisielski
Room 9: Miss Pedersen

Helpers Needed for Swimming Sports at Sacred Heart College – Friday 7 May

This is a great event but for it to run smoothly we require a large number of parents to help. Please if you are able to help at this event can you email Charlotte Bagnall c.bagnall@smcs.school.nz

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 Home learning. Please click on the current review and then click on and read the policy.  Next you click on under review and complete the survey. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Year 5/6 Summer Field Day – Tuesday 13 April

If you are available to help transport and/or stay and supervise at the whole day tournament please email Miss van Schaijik. All teams departing the flagpole at 8.45am and pick up 2.30pm.

Grandparents Day 15 April 2021- 9am to 1pm

The format for the day is as follows: 

  • 9:15am –  Whole School Mass;
  • 10:15am – Grandparents go to visit classrooms (activities to be done);
  • 11am – Morning Tea Grandparents will have this provided by the PTA;
  • 11:30am – Students go back to class;
  • 11:50am – Concert in the Hall;
  • 1pm – Lunchtime for the students

The Messy Kitchen

Due to Grandparents Day on Thursday 15 April, no Sushi lunches will be available.  Nacho Wednesday will be available on Wednesday 14 April.

Bottom Field 

The bottom field will be closed from 12 – 16 April to allow for full grass growth over the slipped trenches which are still exposed.

Lost Property Bin Overflowing

Please check the bins located outside the Junior Resource Room and next to the Associate Principal’s Office.

Encountering CHRIST

St Michael’s Parish Website – Sunday Mass Times (including the vigil): Saturdays 5pm; Sundays 8am, 10am, and 8:30pm

School Masses – 08/04/21 – Rooms 1 & 9.

A prayer for Grandparents

Dear God,
Please bless our Grandparents.
Thank you for the life they gave my parents and for the life they give to me. 
For the ways they helped me and made me strong, I give thanks.
For the ways they love me no matter what, I rejoice.
For the ways they have paved the road that leads me here, I am grateful. 
Let them grow in wisdom and joy in life.
Let them find peace and rest from their work.
Let them be healed of every sickness and pain.
And let them see with their own eyes the glory of your Son, Jesus, in the love of their children and grandchildren.
Bless them always until they come to rest in you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Prayer by Diana MacAlintal © 2005

I wish you all a blessed Easter.

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

Sports News

New FLIPPABALL Players for Term 2

If your child is in Year 3 or 4 and would like to play Flippaball in Term 2 please contact: Sara Jane Elika sarajaneelika@gmail.com for more information.

PTA News

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break, can’t believe that the end of term is nearly upon us.

Important dates Term 1

  • Grandparents Day – Thursday 15th April (9:15am Mass, followed by morning tea and concert)
  • End of Term 1 – Friday 16th April.

Important dates Term 2

  • 7th May – Swimming Sports at Sacred Heart School.
  • 13th May – Teacher only day (No School)
  • 19th May – Swimming sports assembly
  • 28th May – School disco
  • 29 May – School Mass 5 pm

Grandparents’ Day

Help needed please!! The PTA will be providing morning tea for all of our wonderful Grandparents. Thank you to those who have already offered to help, we still please need help with baking and preparation and serving on the day.

Please get your bake on and provide a plate of sweet treats. These should be bite sized and easy to eat. Shortbread, slices, biscuits, brownie, mini muffins, scones etc. For catering purposes it would be helpful to know what you can bring. Please email laurajanethomson@gmail.com to confirm.

The PTA will be making all savoury options. Please email laurajanethomson@gmail.com if you can help with this from 9am on the day or if you are able to help serve and tidy up afterwards. Thank you!

School Uniform Shop

The next date for the  School uniform Shop will be 14th May. Payment may be made by cash or online payment. Sorry no EFTpos available.

We are still quite short of stock for girls’ uniforms, especially larger sizes. Now we’re approaching the end of term it’s a great time to check out last year’s winter uniform and see if you have anything to donate!! Also, if you have any spare hangers they will be very welcome for use in the shop. To donate uniforms or hangers please put them in a bag and drop to Genevieve at the office.

The Caring Shed

The purpose of the St Michael’s Caring Shed is for the families within our school and parish community to provide Good Quality household items that can help to make someone else’s house a home. They will take most good quality items.

Please DO NOT put any broken or unusable items into the Caring Shed. Mrs McKeown has put a sign on the door of what should not be put into the shed, please take note of this when donating. To access the Caring shed, please get the key from the school office. If you have any queries please contact Louise Barnett, the Caring Shed Coordinator on mannionlouise@yahoo.co.uk

PTA meeting

The next PTA meeting has been planned for 7pm Monday 10th May, 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

Pompallier Catholic College – 50th Jubilee Celebration

French class – LCF Languages

LCF Fun Languages Flyer (click to view)

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Geoff Beech Tennis

Geoff Beech Tennis Flyer (click to view)

PFORM.NZ

PFORM.NZ (click to view)

This is a great time to trial Pform.nz, bring friends and experience the wonderful classes that we offer at St Michaels School on Tuesdays. No booking required – just turn up for a free trial & you will be warmly welcomed. VENUE DETAILS

SWiSH April Holiday Netball Clinic

SWiSH Netball Clinic Flyer (click to view)

Parnell Trust April Holiday Programme

Grammar Junior Rugby – Registration 2021