Tēnā koutou katoa St Michael’s Catholic School Community,

Me Mahi Tahi Tātou Mo Te Oranga O Te  Katoa
We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone

Sunday starts the beginning of Samoan Language Week, Talofa lava to our Samoan families.

Congratulations to Erin Cortez who is one of the cast for The Lion King. Erin was interviewed by Seven Sharp https://fb.watch/5DaDdWuRly/

Pink Shirt Day – Thank you for your kind donation of $149.70. This money has been given to the Mental Health Foundation.

Parish/School Mass and Reflective Area Blessing and Lunch – Sunday 30 May

We are looking forward to our first Parish/School Mass. Students are to wear their school uniform and meet in the parish centre at 9:40am and the Choir will go straight to the Church. Mass is at 10am; Blessing of the Reflective Area 11:15am; Parish / School Social Gathering and light lunch at 11:30am in the Hall.

SMCS Religious Education (RE) survey to whanau 2020/2021

As part of our annual Catholic Special Character Review, we would like to gather information about our communities knowledge of, and engagement with, the teaching of Religious Education at St Michael’s Catholic School.

Please click the link to complete the survey to share your thoughts. We appreciate your time and effort to complete this survey. Thank you, SMCS Special Catholic Character Committee 2020/2021 – Bishop Appointees, Principal & DRS.

SMCS Policies – This Term we are reviewing Reporting to Parents

  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

Instructions for reviewers
Read the Reporting to Parents Policy.

  1. Click the red Policy Review icon at the right-hand top corner of the page. A new screen will appear.
  2. Select your role (board member, staff member, or parent/caregiver) from the drop-down list.
  3. Enter your name (optional).
  4. Submit your ratings and comment

Request for help with Year 5/6 soccer reffing please

When the Year 5/6 soccer sports exchange teams go offsite to play games, we require a ref. If you or a family member are capable and available on Tuesdays from 1.30pm – 2.30pm on the following dates, we would highly appreciate some help: 15 June, 22 June, 29 June, 6 July and in Term 3 – 27 July, 3 August and 10 August. Please email g.vanschaijik@smcs.school.nz if you can help or have  a contact who can. Thank you

Encountering CHRIST

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

School Masses – Sunday 30/05/21 – Parish/School Mass at 10am; 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.

St Augustine of Canterbury Prayer

O Lord our God, who by your Son Jesus Christ called your Apostles and sent them forth to preach theGospel to the nations: We bless your holy name for your servant Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, whose labors in propagating your Church among the English people we commemorate today.”  (https://www.vaticansite.com/prayer)

Manaaki ki te Atua,

Ann McKeown
Principal

PTA News

Looking forward to a busy fun weekend as a community.

Important dates for Term 2

  • 28th May – School disco
  • Sunday 30 May – School Mass and Blessing of the new Reflective area. Followed by Social event with the Parish.

Pizza Friday

Room 10 is on Pizza duty this week. Thank you Room 10 Parents!

School Disco – 28th May

Calling all Scientists, Techs, Engineers, Artists and Mathematicians to join us on an exSTEAMely fun Disco night. Get ready for some STEAMY excitement and STEAMtacular food and drinks.

We are so excited to see you costumes and the Student Council will be  selecting the ‘best homemade costume’ and ‘best family costumes’ among other categories on the night.

If you haven’t pre purchased tickets don’t worry, It’s not too late!! We will have ETFpos available on the night too so come along and pay on the door. Prices as below.

Entry tickets $5 one child or $10 per family. Tokens are in $1 increments.

Price List

  • Samosas (Vegetarian, Lamb or Chicken) $4
  • American Hot dog  $4
  • Pretzels  $4
  • Wine/beer  $5
  • Water/Juice  $2
  • Candy Floss  $4      ($6 LED stick candy floss)
  • “Microbial” Jelly  $2
  • Mini cupcake  $2
  • Cake Pops  $2
  • Lolly bag   $2
  • Chocolate bar $2
  • Chocolate chip Cookies  $1
  • STEAM Cookies  $2
  • Temporary Tattoo  $2
  • Coloured hairspray  $2
  • Face Paint  $2
  • Glow in the dark Merchandise $1 – $4 dependent on item.
  • Photo booth – $2 per print out per person.

(unfortunately no refunds will be given for unused tokens)

Thanks to those who have already put their name forward to help, we still have a few spaces to fill. Why not join in the fun while you’re there with your children and help out for an hour?

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

School Mass and Blessing of the new Reflective area

The Blessing of the Reflective area and joint Parish/School social event will be taking place after the 10am mass on 30th May. This will be a relaxed community social event.

Everybody is welcome to attend and there will be a brunch served after the mass and blessing.

Thank you to all of those people who have volunteered to help.

Yummy fruit sticker collecting

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away! 2021 Yummy Sticker Promotion -Sports Gear

Once again the promotion is running for terms 2 and 3. Each sticker is with 1 point and each bag tag is worth 10 points. Please place completed sheets into the PTA box (outside the PTA cupboard in the senior school) or give them directly to Mrs Barrington.

Last year SMCS collected close to 6000 points, which equated to over $700 of playground and sports gear.

Link to the collection sheet- Yummy Fruit Sticker Collection Sheet (Click to print)

1 2 3 4 5 6 You’re on your way to some cool sports gear. 7 8 9 10 11 12 Ask friends and family to help you collect stickers. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Website: www.yummyfruit.co.nz (click to view)

PTA meeting

The next PTA Meeting will be held on 21 June 2021 at 7pm – Staff Room. We are always happy to welcome new input, so don’t be shy! We’d love to see you there.

Ree and Sarah

Notices

Term 2 Bricks4Kidz programme

LCF Fun Languages

LCF Fun Languages Flyer (click to view)