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Term three should primarily focus on school work. Sport is also important as it contributes to a balanced lifestyle. At assembly this week I have asked all students to prioritise their academic studies and set aside time, effort and energy to this.
I also shared this formula: Attendance + Attitude = Achievement.
So, how can your son put this formula into practise so that he can thrive?
Attendance: Attend all his classes. Be on time. Be considerate to his subject teachers and peers for learning. Be present. Be supportive.
Attitude: Be in the right frame of mind. Have a positive mind-set. Ask for help. Display positive interactions between the teacher and peers. Make good decisions. Have a sense of humour. Being in the classroom is a privilege. We know this after spending seven weeks in lockdown so we should not take things for granted.
Achievement: This is the reward. This is the goal. The whānau expectations, our expectations as well as your son’s.
Tomorrow, all Year 11 students will be involved in a study skills session. A team of staff will prepare and facilitate this session. I recommend your son take on board the learnings and resources that will be provided for him to assist in his preparation for learning.
Academic attendance + Academic attitude = Academic achievement.
TUTOR CONFERENCES: Thank you to all whānau that were able to attend the Tutor Conferences. I hope that you and your son gained a sense of his current progression and given an outline of what he needs to do to work towards the next steps to ensure he is on track.
NON-REGULATION UNIFORM: A number of students are wearing non-regulation uniform to school. Please have your son wear the correct uniform. School sports jackets and hoodies, black jackets and coloured beanies are not part of our uniform. Our students wear the uniform with pride and represent us well when worn correctly.
DATES TO DIARY FOR NEXT WEEK:
STUDY SKILLS FOR YEAR 11: Year 11 students will participate in a study skills session tomorrow. This programme was developed and will be facilitated by St Patrick’s College teachers, and presented to students in House groups. Students will look at:
You can find the handout that will be given to the students on the College website under the ‘Academic’ tab. Students in 10M will cover the same study skills material in Science class in the next week or so. There will be an optional Study Skills session run in the Year 12 and 13 study period on a Wednesday before the end of term also.
St Catherine’s College Reporting Schedule: St Catherine’s College will email home a full report on any St Patrick’s College students studying there at the end of Term Three.
FOSPC – SPC Mother and Son Dinner – ALL TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT!!
The FOSPC (Friends of St Patrick’s College) Mother and Son Dinner will be held in the College Hall on Thursday 20 August starting at 7.00pm. Guest Speaker: Joel Bouzaid (SPC old boy!). Topic: These are the moments that matter, right here, right now!
Can you help? We are seeking donations for the Mother and Son dinner spot prizes. If you can donate an item or a voucher, please drop the item into the school office, before Friday 7 August 2020. If you have any questions, please send them to E: email@example.com.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all along to the dinner!
The FOSPC freezer has finally stopped working! Are you able to donate to the school/FOSPC a new or late model freezer, or fund the cost of a new freezer? If so, please send us an email to E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND-HAND UNIFORM SHOP: The Second-Hand uniform shop will be open at lunchtime on Monday 3 August. You can also call/text 021629081 in the morning to check availability. Eftpos is available. Thank you for your support.
Monday 3 August – the FOSPC committee meet in the staffroom, under the chapel, at 7.30pm.
“Unlocked: The Art Exhibition” Major Fundraiser for St Patrick’s College, Friday 18 September 2020 | 6.30pm to 9.30pm: Our popular biennial art exhibition and sale is going ahead and we need the support of the St Patrick’s College community to make this year’s event a great community and fundraising success. Please get in touch with the Parents’ Association as soon as possible if you are:
The exhibition showcases art from locally established and upcoming artists. There are a number of new artists exhibiting this year. All artworks are for sale and there will be a diverse range of media including paintings, limited edition prints, photography, ceramics and jewellery.
Tickets are available from the College from Friday 21 August 2020. Entry is $25.00 per person and includes one beverage and nibbles. Bar sales will be available. The exhibition will be held in the College Hall.
If you are or know of a local artist (including senior students) who would like to be considered to present, their work for sale please also contact us. If you can help in another way, or for further information, please email email@example.com
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