Weekly College Update 14 February 2020

14 February 2020

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COMMUNITY KORERO/CHAT WITH THE RECTOR: I would like to give parents and caregivers the opportunity to meet with me, and have set aside time every Thursday commencing from Thursday 20 February between 4.30pm till 6.30pm to meet.  Please be aware that there may be some evenings that I will be unavailable if there is a prior school commitment in my calendar.  The 20 minute meetings have no set format – I would be interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions about our College.  If you are interested in meeting, please make an appointment with my PA, Mrs Parkinson – email: gerardine.parkinson@stpats.school.nz

OLD BOYS’ CUP (ST PAT’S TOWN V ST PAT’S SILVERSTREAM) ATHLETICS THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY at NEWTOWN STADIUM: On Thursday students are to be at Newtown Park by 9am for a roll check.  A second roll check will be done at the end of the day.   Summer uniform must be worn.  Students who are not competing will be supporting our Athletes from the grandstand.  Remember to take some sunscreen.  If you take a hat it would be great if it could represent our school colours i.e. blue and/or white.  It would also be great if you left your schoolbag at home on this day.  There will be food available for purchase at Newtown Park.

At the end of the day’s programme students will be released from Newtown Park.  The day’s events should be finished by 2.30pm. Transport: Students will need to make their own way to and from Newtown Park in both the morning and afternoon.  The College has organised 2 buses from the College to take students to Newtown Park at 8.45am in the morning.  All other students using public transport will need to make their own way to and from Newtown Park.

DATES TO DIARY FOR NEXT WEEK: Monday 17 February: The Polynesian Parents’ Association meeting which will be held in the College staffroom at 6pm.  Wednesday 19 February: Academic Blues Assembly at 12.10pm.  Thursday 20 February: Old Boys’ Cup Athletics at Newtown Park.

A full newsletter will be available by Monday on the College website and there will also be hard copies available from the College office from early next week.

2019 PATRICIAN MAGAZINE: There has been a delay in the production of The 2019 Patrician.  It is currently being finalised and we expect to have it available for distribution in the week commencing Monday 9 March.

 McEVEDY SHIELD MEETING: St Patrick’s College hosted a meeting of the four McEvedy Colleges yesterday involving approximately 60 students and staff from each of the schools – Rongotai College, St Patrick’s College Silverstream and Wellington College.  It was a very positive and affirming day which focused on team building, and developing strategies to encourage positive behaviour and support for the McEvedy athletes.   The McEvedy Shield competition is to be held at Newtown Park on Tuesday 3 March.

HOMESTAYS REQUIRED: The College has a group of 13 Japanese students from Shibuya Makuhari Group this year. They are arriving on 9 March and leaving 21 March. If you have a spare room in your home and live within a bus ride of the College would you consider hosting one of these students. They will be paying $720 for the 12-night stay. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Maria on 027 4187500 or email maria.elenio@stpat.school.nz.

SAVE THE DATE – CAN YOU HELP?  TUESDAY 17 MARCH – ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS – BRIGHT BUILD BIG BOYS’ BREAKFAST: Tickets go on sale soon for our annual Big Boys’ Breakfast for boys and their father, grandfather, uncle, or other significant male. If you can help with raffle prizes or with set up on the afternoon of 16 March, or with serving on the morning of 17 March, please contact us at parentsassociation@stpats.school.nz

Nga mihi nui.

Mike Savali