Parent Weekly Update 5 April

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

IMPORTANT REMINDERS: next week is the last week of Term One. There is no school for students on Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 April. See details below.

PROGRESS CONFERENCES FOR YEARS 9-12 this Wednesday 10 April. We would strongly encourage you to book an appointment. Appointments run from 12 noon and finish at 7 pm. Your son will be able to take you to his tutor room for the interview and there will be a list of locations for non-tutor teachers displayed on a whiteboard in the office. You will have received an email explaining the Progress Conferences and how to book these online through the College website. Note bookings can be made, or changed up until 11 am on the Wednesday, but we would strongly encourage you to book as soon as possible, as some appointment times are inevitably more popular than other times. Please note that both Mr Chapman and Mr des Tombe will be unavailable on the day. Their appointments will be allocated to other staff. If your son has one of those 2 teachers come to the College Office first to check which room your interview will be in. There are no classes on this day so it is really important that you and your son take this opportunity to have this meeting. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the College Office.

PROGRESS REPORTS: These will be available via the Parent Portal, accessed through the College website from Monday evening, 8 April. You are strongly encouraged to read this prior to the Progress Conference on the Wednesday and if possible have a printed copy of this with you on the day.


  • Monday 8 April – Polynesian Parents’ Association meet at 6pm in the staffroom, FOSPC meet in the staffroom at 7.45pm and the Parents’ Association invites members of the College community to attend their AGM at 7.30pm in the College Boardroom
  • Wednesday 10 April – Progress Conference Day. Students only need to come into school for the duration of their appointment. There are no classes that day
  • Thursday 11 April – Holy Week Easter Liturgy at 10.10am in the College hall.
  • Friday 12 April – Staff only day, and the newsletter will be available. The whole staff are having initial training on “Restorative Practice”.

THE BATTALION”: A group of our students and St Mary’s College students led by Te Rakau Theatre Trust have been working hard in preparation for their performance of “The Battalion”, a play about the Maori Battalion in World War 2. It will be performed at St Mary’s College from Monday 29 April to Saturday 4 May from 6.30 – 7.45pm. It will be a very good show. Tickets are now on sale at Adults $18, students $10, children under 12 – $7.50.

Sectare Fidem

Neal Swindells

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