Weekly College Update

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This Sunday is the feast of the Holy Trinity, also known as Trinity Sunday. The Trinity comprises of God the Father, who sent His son to be among us, for “God so loved the world as to give His only-begotten Son.” God the Son, Jesus’ our saviour through His ministry leads us in faith to the Father who in turn died for our sins, and God the Holy Spirit, our guide, our enabler and our truth. The Trinity is three persons that make up one eternal God.

On Wednesday we celebrated the success of senior students awarded College Blues in academic and sport. This is a well-deserved achievement for these students. It is a great example for the rest of our community that highlights dedication, a positive work ethic, sacrifice and time management. These are just some of the attributes that our staff work towards to instil in their classes. I hope your son is inspired by what he witnessed as he strives to keep the faith and do the MAHI.

Congratulations to the following students awarded College Blues:

  • Academic Blues: Jules Appleby, Alex Ramsay, Patrick Topp.
  • Sports Blues: Athletics – Francis Mettrick, Jordan Stewart, Khya Wilson; Canoeing – Jules Appleby, Cricket – Ethan Jefferson, Jacob Madigan; Surf Lifesaving – Jules Appleby, Max Boennic, Finbar Chesney, Mac van den Heuvel.

DATES TO DIARY FOR NEXT WEEK:

  • Monday 8 June – Parents’ Association meet in the staffroom at 7.30pm and FOSPC meet in the Colin Boardroom (off the main reception foyer) at 7.30pm.  The Second Hand Uniform Shop is open at lunchtime.
  • Friday 12 June – Mufti Day for all students to fundraise for the Home of Compassion Soup Kitchen.

Cancellations: Please note that the Year 9 Parents of Patricians evening on Tuesday 9 June is cancelled and also that Corpus Christi Mass which was to be held on Thursday 11 June is now to be celebrated on Friday 3 July.

ADVANCE NOTICE: The next meeting of the Pasifika Parents’ Asosi will be held in the College staffroom at 6pm on Tuesday 16 June.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEThe College is very mindful that a number of our families are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and we want to offer support during this challenging time.  If you wish to seek financial assistance to help rebate the cost of Attendance Dues, please email Gerardine Parkinson – admin@stpats.school.nz and she will make an appointment for you to meet with me.

ENROLMENTS FOR 2021 ARE NOW OPEN: The College is now accepting enrolments for 2021 and the forms can either be downloaded from the College website  – www.stpats.school.nz under Enrolments or you can request a Prospectus from the College office.  Enrolments close on Friday 31 July.

The College is holding tours for prospective families on the following dates – Tuesday 16 June, Thursday 18 June and Friday 19 June.  There are two time slots offered to book on each day at 11.30am and then a second tour at 12.30pm.  The tours are for a one-hour time block and the maximum amount of people booked for each time slot is set at 100.  Families will be divided up into 6 small tour groups of 15 people each.  Families are required to register for a tour on a set date and time so that we are able to control the numbers.  We will need families to provide their contact information also so that we can contract trace for COVID-19 requirements. If you would like to book, then please phone the College office to register on 939 3070 or alternatively email admin@stpats.school.nz

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP OPENING TIMES: The Uniform shop will be open tomorrow – Saturday 6 June from 9.00am-12.00pm, by appointment to fospc2018@gmail.com or text 021 629 081. We will also be open Monday 8 June at lunchtime. Appointments are not required on Monday but we will have a limit of 1-2 students in the shop at a time. Eftpos available.

Ngā mihi nui

Mike Savali
TUMUAKI | RECTOR