Tēnā koutou katoa St Michael’s Catholic School Community,

“Titiro whakamuri, Kokiri whakamua”
Look back and reflect, so you can move forward

We have come to the end of Term 1, it certainly has been a busy term. I wish all the students a good break and I pray that those who are travelling keep safe.

Rite of Reconciliation – Wednesday 14 April

Congratulations to the 52 children from St Michael’s Parish who received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation for the first time last night. It was a beautiful celebration of the Sacrament. Thank you to Fr Tony and the visiting Priests, and to Deahna and Emma for leading the Becoming Church preparations.

Year 5/6 Summer Field Day on Tuesday 13 April

Our students participated in Softball and Cricket. Thank you to the parents who helped with transport and supervision of the teams.

Congratulations to the Softball Yellow (A) team who achieved 2nd place in the round robin tournament; the Softball Blue (B) team won 2/5 games and the Cricket team faced tough competition in both their games.

Well done to all students who participated, showing great sportsmanship and our Mary MacKillop values.

Grandparents Day Today

This was a great success. Thank you to the PTA and all those who helped in providing the morning tea for the grandparents. Thank you to the teachers who helped organize the concert and a special thank you to Georgina who planned the beautiful Mass.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher interviews will be held on:
Tuesday 11 May 1.30 – 5.30 p.m. and Wednesday 12 May 3.15 – 7.30 p.m.

Interviews are 15 minutes long, and can be booked through the Skool Loop app from Friday 16 April. Please ensure bookings are completed by Sunday 2 May, in order for teachers to prepare.

To download the Skool Loop App:

To make your Parent/Teacher booking:

  1. Click on your “Interviews” tile
  2. Select “Select Interview” 
  3. Select your child’s teacher
  4. Select what day/date preference
  5. Select your time preference
  6. Click “Select”
  7. Enter students details and sign at the bottom
  8. Select “Book Interview”
  9. A confirmation email will be sent to you with your bookings details.

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. If you are able to help at this event can you email Charlotte Bagnall c.bagnall@smcs.school.nz

Ministry of Education Teachers Only Day Reminder – Thursday 13 May

This will be our second session for the Paper RE501. Both Sacred Heart College and Baradene are also having this day.

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 – 06/05/21 – Rooms 1 & 9; 20/05/21 – Rooms 2 & 8; 27/05/21 – Rooms 5 & 6;  Sunday 29/05/21 – Parish/School Mass at 5pm; 03/06/21 – Rooms 4 & 7; 10/06/21 – Rooms 3 & 10; 17/06/21 – Rooms 2 & 8; 24/06/21 – Rooms 1 & 9; 01/07/21 – Rooms 5 & 6; 08/07/21 – Rooms 3 & 10.

End of Term Prayer

“We thank you Lord, for this term. For our challenges, our successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt. Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends. Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith”.

I wish you all a safe and happy break.

Manaaki ki te Atua,
Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

We made it!! Here we are at the end of Term 1, we hope that you all have a lovely break.

Important dates Term 1

  • 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

A big ‘Thank you’ to all who helped either by contributing baking or helping on the day to help this day to be so enjoyable for both the Grandparents and Children alike.

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 that we are approaching the end of term it is 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

Swimming sports  – 7th May

For this event to be safe and successful we need plenty of volunteers to help, either in the pool with the junior school or with timing in both pools. The more volunteers that we have, the more of the event we all get to watch too!

Please contact Charlotte Bagnall if you will be free to help c.bagnall@smcs.school.co.nz

School Disco – 28th May

The School Disco has been planned for Friday 28th May. Thank you to Gio Penna for taking on the role of Coordinating and running this event.

The theme this year, in line with one of the school’s focuses for this year, is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) so start thinking about your dress-up!!

We will be asking for help nearer the time for all aspects of this event but if there are any families/businesses who would be keen to sponsor any part of the event, we would be very keen to hear from you. We are hoping to run the ever popular Photo booth as just one of the entertainments on the evening.

Please contact us either on ptasmcs@gmail.com or gio.penna@icloud.com

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

Sports

SMCS Mums Exercise class

Want to get fitter, make new friends and have fun in just half an hour?  Come and try the St Michael’s Mums’ outdoor exercise class next term. We meet up to 3 times a week at 9am (Mon/Wed/Fri) at Bloodworth Park on Shore Road. It’s a great spot with shelter, parking, even a nearby coffee cart. Classes are casual and for all abilities (we’ve had pregnant mamas up to 37 weeks) and cost $10 a go. Younger kids welcome to come too.

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.

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