Parent Weekly Update 31 August

Dear Parents and Caregivers

2018 NCEA FEE: The NCEA fee of $76.70 must be paid by 5 September. Failure to do so will mean that students will not be able to access their results. After 5 September payments will have to be made directly to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and after 1 December 2018 a $50 late fee will apply. 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

REMINDER: Year 13 students are not required to attend school on Friday 31 August. They are given this time to attend the Open Days of Massey, Victoria, WelTec, Whitireia inner city campuses and Youbee. We hope they use this day productively. Mr Woods has sent all Year 13’s an email with details of the Open Days.

SPORTS TOURNAMENT WEEK 3-7 SEPTEMBER: We have our 1st XI Football, 1st XI Hockey, Under 15 Rugby, Under 14 Rugby, Junior A Basketball, Senior A Basketball and Underwater Hockey teams all involved in Tournaments around the country next week. We wish them safe travel and a great week of sports.


  • Monday 3 to Friday 7 September is Winter Tournament week. The Parents’ Association are meeting at 7.30pm on Monday evening – 3 September in the staffroom.

SCHOOL BUS ROUTE 775: Metlink has informed the College that Route 775 extension around Happy Valley was implemented earlier this week.

FAMILY MASS: SPC Women’s Group welcomes all SPC families and extended family to the SPC Family Mass on Sunday 16 September 2018, starting at 5pm in the St Patrick’s College Chapel. After the Mass we welcome families to stay for a light supper in the SPC staff room. This is always a lovely Mass. Please make an effort to attend.

ST PATRICK’S ART EXHIBITION: TICKETS ON SALE NOW from the College office and Our renowned Art Exhibition is showing on Friday 21 September, 6.30pm-9.30pm, in the College Hall. Held once every two years, this is your opportunity to view and purchase fantastic artworks from established and upcoming artists at great prices. Eftpos/Credit card facility available. Tickets $25 which includes nibbles and refreshments. This is a St Patrick’s Parents’ Association fundraiser for the College. Contact for more details. Helpers are required for the set-up of the exhibition on Thursday 20 September and Friday 21 September during the day and also at the event itself. If you are keen and free to help we would love to hear from you. Please email with your contact details if you can help out.

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.

Kind regards,

Neal Swindells

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