St Patrick's College, Wellington

Parent Weekly Update 29 June

Dear Parents and Caregivers

DATES TO DIARY FOR NEXT WEEK:

  • Saturday 30 June – Foundation Dinner.
  • Sunday 1 July – Marist St Pat’s Rugby Club Annual Mass in our Chapel at 11am. All our SPC rugby community, students and families are very welcome to attend.
  • Tuesday 3 July – Home/School Partnership meeting at 6pm.
  • Friday 6 July – Term 2 ends and newsletter available.

TAYLORFEST: The last week of Term 2 is our Taylorfest Week – a week of fun, creative activities in memory of former Art teacher Rob Taylor who died in 1997. The week culminates on Friday when students and staff dress in something creative that they have made and have an inter-House singing and haka competition. The theme this year is “Magic”. Please note that when students “dress up” on Friday that we do not want any toy weapons brought to school.

NEWSLETTER: A full school newsletter will be available on the last day of Term.

YEAR 9 ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS: Enrolments for 2019 close on Friday 27 July. Enrolment application forms are available on the College website or you can collect a Prospectus from the College office.

HOME/SCHOOL PARTNERHSIP: for Polynesian families. We extend a warm welcome to all our Polynesian families and Old Boys to our final Home-School Partnership of the year. This will be held next Tuesday 3 July at 6pm in our school hall. Our Poly Club will perform part of their bracket for the upcoming Tu Tangata Festival and we have guest speakers who will provide important information about Scholarships for tertiary study as well as the opportunity to listen to parents, students and staff. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any queries, please email Ainslie Sauvao – ainslie.sauvao@stpats.school.nz

TU TANGATA TICKETS: These will go on sale from 8am on Monday 9 July through Ticketek. Be in fast as tickets sell within a couple of days. For costs and more information, please email Penina Masoe – penina.masoe@stpats.school.nz

WOMEN’S GROUP – MOTHER SON DINNER – TICKETS FOR SALE NOW. Please purchase from the College cashier. $30 per person. Thursday 9th August 7pm. This is always a sell-out event so be in quick. The SPC Women’s Group are requesting donations for the Mother and Son Dinner raffles and spot prizes. Anything that would delight a Mother or Son would be appreciated. Please leave items at the College office. Thanks for your help.

2018 NCEA FEE: The 2018 NCEA fee of $76.70 has now been attached to all senior and some Year 10 student’s accounts, please be advised that payment must be made by the 31st August 2018. If you have a current Community Services Card, you can fill in a Financial Assistance form available from the cashier and the cost will be reduced to $20.00. All fees can be checked via the Parent Portal. Any queries please contact Jacky Reid 939-3070 ext 226 or email jacky.reid@stpats.school.nz

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER: WE’RE AGAIN FUNDRAISING WITH ENTERTAINMENT™: The NEW 2018|2019 Entertainment™ Books are here! For every Entertainment™ Book and Entertainment™ Digital Membership we sell, $13 contributes to our fundraising! The new Entertainment™ Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers that you can use through to 1 June 2019. The more Memberships we sell, the more we raise! Use this link to take you directly to our college page https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/1042f11

PRAYERS PLEASE: Ms Sharron Kendall-Elder was admitted to the Hospice this week. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Kind regards

Neal Swindells
RECTOR

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