Parent Weekly Update 2 November

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


  • Monday 5 November: Parents’ Association meeting at 7.30pm in the staffroom.
  • Friday 9 November: Newsletter distributed.

Today we said farewell to our Year 13’s. We have had a good week with them with a very positive final Assembly on Wednesday followed by an enjoyable Retreat and meal together at The Pines. Yesterday they had their own Liturgy in the Chapel and today we prayed for them at our Leavers Mass.

CONGRATULATIONS: We congratulate Old Boys Matt Proctor – who debuts for the All Blacks against Japan tomorrow and Harry Burnard who has been named in the New Zealand Mountain Running Team.

SENIOR ACADEMIC PRIZE-GIVING: All students and families are warmly invited to our Senior Prize-giving on Tuesday 6 November at 7.30pm in the College hall. Students must be in formal uniform. Year 13 families are invited to come early at 6pm for a “Cocktail Evening” before prize-giving.

STUDY LEAVE: Please be aware that most senior students will be released for Study Leave today at approximately 12 noon. During the following weeks they are able to study at home or come into school and work with their teachers. The Library is available for quiet study but we do not want seniors coming in to socialise. Students do not need to wear uniform if they are coming into school to study. For senior students NZQA external exams start on Wednesday 7 November. Some seniors will be asked to continue to come to school regularly so we can help them complete internal assessments. Examination Entry slips which include every student’s exam timetable have been issued to senior students. They must bring these slips to every external examination. Year 11 and Year 12 students must wear proper school uniform to exams. Year 13 students may wear mufti to exams. Please do your best to ensure your sons are organised.

JUNIOR EXAMS: Junior exams will take place between Friday 16 and 22nd November. Year 9 and 10 students need to be preparing for these assessments over the next two weeks.

ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE WHOLE SCHOOL PHOTO 2018: To see the photo of the whole school you will here is the link to view and order the whole school photo.
We have included 2 sizing options with the price list attached.

Here is the link to the SPC Year 13 Leavers Formal / Photography by Woolf images:

The price list is included in the link but is essentially as follows:
Digital Download – $45.00 (This means they can re print multiple copies, use on social media etc)
7×5 Inch Print – $20.00
10×8 Inch Print – $26.00
Sectare Fidem

Kind regards,

Neal Swindells

See below a notice from our “Women’s Group”.

FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College (formerly the Women’s Group) are responsible for the hospitality at the College. We support the College and its community by hosting a number of functions throughout the year. We welcome parents, caregivers, extended family to help us volunteer and support our college community.
To volunteer simply look out for the volunteer sign-up notifications or join our facebook page or subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

1. SPC Year 13 Leavers Cocktail function for school leavers and parents on Tuesday 6 November 2018, from 5.30 – 7.30pm, and the Senior Prize giving event from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

a. Are you able to help prior to, during or after the Year 13 Leavers Cocktail function or the Senior Prize-giving.
b. If so, there are various time slot options, where you can pop in and assist. CLICK HERE to volunteer or to learn more.

2. SPC New Entrant / Year 9 2019 BBQ for parents and caregivers only, on Thursday 29 November, from 5.30 – 9pm.

a. Can you help at this event?
b. We will be sending out a volunteer notification for this event, early November.

If you can help with the above events, from setting the event up, during or even with the clean-up afterwards, your help would be gratefully accepted.