Parent Weekly Update 6 December

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

JUNIOR PRIZE-GIVING: Year 9 and Year 10 parents are warmly invited to attend Junior Prize-giving which will be held in the College hall at 10am on Wednesday 12 December which is the final day of school for 2018. All Year 9 and Year 10 students are to wear formal uniform. Junior Prize-giving will conclude by 11.30am approximately and students will be released home. Students will need to organise their own transport home as no school buses will be available.

YEAR 10 CAMPS: We are all really disappointed for our students that we have had to cancel our Year 10 camps. The weather and its impact just made it impossible for us to run the camps safely. I personally went out to the camp site at Waiohine on Monday of this week. The damage to the area around the camp caused by a deluge of rain last Sunday night was staggering. It knocked out our water supply, blocked the road just beyond the camp and destroyed a small dwelling about 200 metres up the road. The whole area was sodden. As Year 10 parents will know, alternative one day activities are planned for our Year 10’s this Friday and next Monday.

END OF YEAR INFORMATION: We will send out another email on Tuesday of next week with end of year information. Some matters are covered off below.

PAYMENT OF FEES AND DONATIONS: We would really appreciate all families ensuring their fees and donations are paid before the end of the year. We are unable to offer all the extra opportunities we provide for your sons if fees and donations are not paid.

RETURN OF TEXTBOOKS OR LIBRARY BOOKS: Please be advised if your son has any subject text books or library books at home, he must return them to the school office, which will be open until Friday 14 December for any returns and fee payments. Any un-returned textbooks or library books will be charged to your account. No students will be able to be issued textbooks for the New Year until the old textbooks are returned or paid for.

SCHOOL LOCKERS: All students will need to empty out their school locker and to take their padlock home when school finishes for the year on Wednesday.

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP: The Second Hand Uniform Shop is operated on a voluntary basis by members of the Friends of St Patrick’s College (FOSPC). All time and effort is volunteered by parents and caregivers. FOSPC are seeking good clean second hand college uniforms for sale. Our stock levels are low, therefore if you can donate as soon as possible any uniform items such as, blazers, jackets, socks, PE tops / shorts, trousers, our Year 9 (2019) and other college families would be very grateful. Items can be dropped off at the College Office or brought to the Second-Hand Uniform Shop during opening hours.

The hours that the shop will be open as follows:

  • Saturday 8 December 2018: 10am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday 17 January 2019: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Saturday 19 January 2019: 10am – 1pm
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019: 4.30 – 6.30pm
  • Saturday 26 January 2019: 10am – 1pm.

EFTPOS is now available.

FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College
SPC website:
Facebook: FOSPC – Friends of St Patrick’s College

Sectare Fidem

Kind regards

Neal Swindells

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