Parent Weekly Update 26 October

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

All Souls Day: We held our All Souls Day Mass this morning at Tutor Time where we prayed for our family members and friends who have died. We held it this morning because our Leavers Mass next week falls on All Souls Day.


  • Tuesday 30 October: Gateway Graduation at 5.30pm in the College hall.
  • Wednesday 31 October: Year 13 Retreat and Dinner at The Pines from 1pm.
  • Friday 2 November: Leavers Mass at 10.30am in the College Hall. FORMAL UNIFORM MUST BE WORN. Parents are most welcome to attend. Seniors will be free to go on study leave after the Leavers Mass. Please continue to pray for our Year 13 students who are nearing the end of their time at our College.

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.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR CURRENT YEAR 12 STUDENTS: Father Mark Walls SM and his young Marist Team will be providing Leadership Training for any Year 12 student who is interested in taking a Leadership role in 2019 on Thursday 1 November from 3.30 to 7.30pm in the College Hall. A light pizza dinner will be provided.

STUDY LEAVE: Please be aware that most senior students will be released for Study Leave on Friday 2 November 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.

RONGOHIA TE HAU: WHAANAU SURVEYS: Kia ora e te whānau whānui, Rongohia te Hau is a comprehensive set of electronic tools for gathering student, teacher and whānau views of relational and culturally responsive teaching and learning, together with detailed information from classroom observations. In order for the survey to be meaningful we need to capture data from families. We would like all whanau/families to complete the Rongohia te Hau survey (irrespective of ethnicity), to help inform the College’s next steps for ensuring equity, excellence and belonging for all our students, particularly Māori.
Whānau should follow this link to complete the survey:

We thank you for your anticipated support with this very important kaupapa. Ngaa mihi,
Jarrad Porima and the Team

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.

Kind regards,

Neal Swindells

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