Parent Weekly Update 17 September

Dear Parents and Caregivers


  • Monday 17 September: Women’s Group meet in the staffroom at 7.45pm.
  • Friday 21 September: “Framed” – the Art exhibition in the College hall from 6.30-9.30pm.

ST PATRICK’S ART EXHIBITION: LAST WEEK TO BUY YOUR TICKETS from the College office and For this event to be successful we need your support to sell all the tickets. Please talk with work colleagues, family members, sports clubs, church groups and promote the exhibition and sell tickets. All art is available for purchase at great prices. Support the College and enjoy a great night out, Friday 21 September 6.30pm – 9.30pm in the School Hall. Tickets are $25 and includes light refreshments and entertainment from St Patrick’s musical talent. View over 130 artworks, including ceramics and jewellery, from top artists. St Patrick’s students will also exhibit. Eftpos/Credit card facility available. Raffles and auctions will run on the night. This is the main fundraiser by St Patrick’s Parents’ Association for the College. Contact for more details. Preview artwork on the St Patrick’s Facebook page.

PARENTS OF PATRICIAN EVENING: All parents of our Year 9 students are asked to attend our next POP evening at 7:00pm on Tuesday the 25th September. Join us in the staffroom for wine and cheese followed by a presentation from Netsafe New Zealand focusing on ways our school community can help promote digital safety. The presentation will cover a range of topics including the shifting digital landscape, what is needed to develop confident, capable, digital citizens, how parents and whānau can support and enable their children, and how to negotiate boundaries with your sons. This is a great opportunity for parents.

YEAR 13 LEAVERS FORMAL: Saturday 13 October 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Grey Street, Wellington. The function starts at 6pm and finishes at midnight. The theme is Stars and Stripes, the guest speaker is Luigi Cacace and the DJ is Arturo Santos. Dress attire is black tie / formal. Permission letters were given to students on Tuesday and tickets can be purchased from the College Cashier. We expect NZQA fees and sports fees to be fully paid before tickets can be purchased. The cost of student tickets is $110 per person and parent tickets are $25 per person. Year 13 parents are invited to attend from 6-7.30pm to have a formal photo taken. The ticket includes 1 welcome drink and canapes between 6.30-7pm only. Cash bar will be available. Year 13 student ticket price includes: venue hire, canapes between 6.30-7pm, 2 course set menu, photo booth hire, DJ, lighting and theming.

KNOWLEDGE SHOP NCEA 1 and 2 EXAM PREPARATION PROGRAMME: Bookings are open for the St Patrick’s College NCEA Preparation Programme. This highly successful programme will be run by Knowledge Shop in the first week of the upcoming holidays from Monday 1 October to Friday 5 October. Subjects offered include English, science, mathematics and study skills. The aim of the programme is to assist students to achieve the very best possible results in the end-of-year NCEA exams. Students can book single or multiple sessions. Subjects are taught by highly regarded, current NCEA teachers from around New Zealand. Classes are limited to only fifteen students per group, and as we are expecting a sell-out, it is important to book early. Visit our website at for the programme timetable, cost and further details. All bookings can be made online.

RENTAL ACCOMMODATION SOUGHT FOR FAMILY: A 3-bedroom house is sought for a family originally from Ethiopia, with two sons at St Patrick’s College. Excellent New Zealand reference available. Please contact Amanda Calder, Refugee Family Reunification Trust 04-4757994.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Sports Prizegiving – our annual Sports Prizegiving will take place on Thursday 27 September at 7pm in the College hall. All our sportsmen in every code are strongly encouraged to attend. Parents and friends of the College are very welcome.

Kind regards,

Neal Swindells

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