Parent Weekly Update 13 December

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

To access the latest College Newsletter which will be available later this week please follow the link and then choose the Newsletter link from that page:

https://www.stpats.school.nz/our-school/newsletters/

JUNIOR REPORTS: A report summarising academic progress has been posted home to all parents of Year 9 and Year 10 students. The comments are also available on the Parent Portal.

2018 PATRICIAN MAGAZINE: We have a limited number of the 2018 Patrician available for collection from the College office on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December. The full balance of magazines will be available from Monday 14 January.

COLLEGE OFFICE HOLIDAY TIMETABLE: The College Office will close on Friday 14 December at 4pm and will reopen on Monday 14 January 2019 at 9am.

TERM DATES FOR 2019:

  • Term 1: 29 January to 12 April
  • Term 2: 29 April to 5 July
  • Term 3: 22 July to 27 September
  • Term 4: 14 October to 6 December

START UP INFORMATION FOR 2019: The College will post out a ‘start up’ letter to all students with Stationery Lists in mid-January. A copy of the Stationery Lists at each year level are available on the College website. If you have changed address recently could you please contact the College office or email admin@stpats.school.nz to inform us.

REMINDER ABOUT COLLEGE BLAZERS: All students from Year 10 onwards require a blazer. These are available for purchase either from NZ Uniforms or the Second Hand Uniform Shop has a number available for sale.

NZ UNIFORMS: St Patrick College vests for Year 13 students in 2019 are now available to purchase at a cost of $105 from NZ Uniforms. New items of College uniform are only available for purchase from N.Z. Uniforms. Please note that NZ Uniforms will close at 1pm on Saturday 22 December and will reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019. The contact details and opening hours are as follows:

  • Wellington Shop Manager: Jessica Bunnell; Phone: 238-4727 or 0800 698 643; Email: wellington@nzuniforms.com Address: 168 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011.
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  • Shop Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday: 9am to 1pm, Sunday: closed.
  • The Porirua store is situated at 5B/16 Parumoana St, Porirua and is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays but is closed on a Saturday. You can also use their website for online orders. The link to the website is http://stpatricks.nzuniforms.com

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP: The Second Hand Uniform Shop is operated on a voluntary basis by members of the Friends of St Patrick’s College (FOSPC). All time and effort is volunteered by parents and caregivers. FOSPC are seeking good clean second hand college uniforms for sale. Our stock levels are low, therefore if you can donate as soon as possible any uniform items such as, blazers, jackets, socks, PE tops / shorts, trousers, our Year 9 (2019) and other college families would be very grateful. Items can be dropped off at the College Office or brought to the Second-Hand Uniform Shop during opening hours.
The hours that the shop will be open as follows: Thursday 17 January: 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Saturday 19 January: 10am – 1pm, Tuesday 22 January: 4.30 – 6.30pm, Saturday 26 January: 10am – 1pm.  EFTPOS is now available.

FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College
FOSPC website: https://www.stpats.school.nz/community/fospc/ Second Hand Uniform Shop web page: https://www.stpats.school.nz/2nd-hand-uniform-shop-2/
Facebook: FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College
Email: FOSPC2018@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: The staff of St Patrick’s College wishes you all a wonderful Christmas and safe and relaxing holiday period. Please take time to join with Christian communities all around the world by going to Mass in your local parish at Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus who brought such hope and joy to our world. May we all remember the message of the Angels “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will toward all people”.

Sectare Fidem

Kind regards,

Neal Swindells
RECTOR

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