Dear Parents and Caregivers
LATEST NEWSLETTER: The latest College newsletter is now available on the College website or via this link: https://tinyurl.com/ycykh9rd I would strongly encourage you to read the newsletter which is in a new format. Please note especially in the newsletter my comments regarding student and parent behaviour at sport under the heading of “Living our Values” and some advice to parents about the second season of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”.
A significant number of students left school yesterday afternoon without permission and without signing out and went over to Wellington College. These students will be kept behind at school to today to make up time to 2.10pm.
DATES TO DIARY FOR NEXT WEEK:
PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT INTERVIEWS: Parent-Teacher-Student interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 20 June from 2.30 to 4pm and then 4.15 to 6pm and Thursday 21 June from 4pm – 6pm and 6.50pm – 8pm. Please note you can book on either night. Parents can book from 9am next Friday morning (8 June). Interviews will be of 5 minutes duration. It is beneficial if students can attend as well.
For these interviews we are using an internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). It will save time for parents, staff and students! Using this system you will be able to book the interview times that suit you best from any internet-connected computer. A computer will be available in the front office during school hours if you do not have internet access at home or elsewhere.
Please access the system as follows:
Full instructions are provided to you after log in. Please note the following points:
I am sure the system will be of benefit to the students, parents and the staff. Any feedback from you will be most welcome.
Mr Wayne Mills, Deputy Rector, email: email@example.com
HOMESTAYS REQUIRED – 27 JULY to 15 AUGUST: We will shortly be hosting 20 students from various Catholic Colleges in Hong Kong. They will arrive here on Friday 27 July and leave on Wednesday 15 August. We have been asked to host these students in pairs. We also require homestays for five younger Year 9 and Year 10 students – 3 from Japan and 2 from China. One Japanese student will be with us from 20 July to 29 September the other from 23 July to 31 August. The two Chinese students will be here for two weeks at the start of the term. If you live within a bus ride to the College and you are interested in hosting students in your home, or you would like more information about hosting students please contact Maria by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 027 418 7500. The College will be paying the families for hosting each student.
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. Thanks very much to all parents that have already paid this fee, it is appreciated. All fees can be checked via the Parent Portal which is updated on a daily basis. Any queries please contact Jacky Reid 939-3070 ext 226 or email email@example.com
ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE WELLINGTON FOUNDATION – ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION – 7pm, SATURDAY 30 JUNE. Tickets are now on sale. Please come and support this worthy cause – you will have a fabulous evening! Tickets are $80, which includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, a three course meal with table wine, a world class speaker – Mike Allsop, entertainment from SPC’s own students, and silent and fast-paced live auctions. We can seat you with friends who you’ve arranged to attend with, or allocate you to a table with other wonderful people from our community. Any number of guests can be accommodated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your ticket.
SECOND-HAND UNIFORM SHOP: The shop will be open from 1.30 to 2.30pm on Thursday 7 June.
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