St Patrick's College, Wellington

Parent Weekly Update 2 March

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The McEvedy Shield competition takes place on Tuesday 6 March at Newtown Park. Students need to be at the Park by 9am. Summer uniform is to be worn and students may wear a hat. GO Wellington is unable to redirect all of our buses on Tuesday morning to Newtown Park but they have confirmed that the following buses – the Railway Station, Khandallah, Karori/Kelburn, Mairangi and Island Bay/Owhiro Bay buses will go direct to Newtown Park in the morning as will the Mana bus. In the afternoon buses to the Railway Station, Karori, Seatoun and Mana buses will be at Newtown Park at 2.30pm for the return trip. All other GO Wellington school buses will not be operating and students will need to make their own way home. The programme will be finished by 2.30pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the park. Students are encouraged to leave their school bags at home and should not bring any valuable items to the Park on the day.


  • Wednesday 7 March – Parents’ Association meeting at the College at 7.30pm.
  • Thursday 8 March – Swimming Sports from 10am to 12 noon at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.
  • Friday 9 March – Mufti Day for the Caritas Lenten Appeal.
  • Advance Notice: Reminder to Year 9 parents that we have our first Parents of Patricians evening with wine & cheese on Tuesday 13 March from 7.30pm till 8.45pm in the College Hall. We would like at least one parent of every Year 9 student to be present. Please make this meeting a priority. If you are unable to attend please email your apology to Gerardine Parkinson, the Rector’s PA –

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION BIG BOY’S BREAKFAST: On Friday 16 March at 7am, the St Pat’s Parents’ Association will host the Big Boy’s Breakfast, an opportunity for our students with their father/uncle/grandfather or any other significant male in their life to start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations by attending a formal breakfast in the school hall. This year the breakfast is proudly sponsored by our architects Designgroup Stapleton Elliott. This is a wonderful annual school event. Guest speakers are former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand and Hurricanes and All Black rugby player TJ Perenara. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased now from the school cashier.

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE: Winter sport is just around the corner and registration has never been so simple. To register for the following sports: rugby, football, basketball, hockey and badminton just log on to
Please note the College has a strict ‘no pay, no play‘ policy.

Tomorrow (Saturday 3 March) the College will be well represented at the ordination of former Rector of our College Father Paul Martin SM as the new Bishop of Christchurch. Please pray for him as he takes on this important role.

Kind regards

Neal Swindells

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