Weekly College Update

Kia orana

This week we celebrated Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani, Cook Islands Language Week. I hope the festivities for all our ngutu’are tagata/families celebrating this annual event are enjoyed by all.

On Wednesday, the annual traditional exchange with Wellington College was held. It was a successful day for our College in three of the four events. Wellington College were great hosts and our students involved in the events represented our College with mana and dignity. I want to thank all the coaches and management, College staff, students and our Director of Sport, Jonathan Millmow for their efforts.

The results: Golf 0-4 to WC; Senior A Basketball 88-85 to Town; 1st XI Football 4-2 to Town and 1st XV Rugby 39-19 to Town.

Last week I spoke about Attendance + Attitude = Achievement. I hope that you have made time to speak to your son about this. This should be the primary focus for term three. Something to reflect and discuss as a whanau with your son: what steps or measures has he put in place since the Tutor Conferences to ensure he is following the advice from his teachers.

Staff that were involved in the study skills session last week for Year 11s have collated resources that is available for all students. The resources and advice can be used to assist in preparing for exams. These will be posted on Google Classroom called Study Skills and Advice. To join please enter the class code: qo337ta


Wellington Region Year 13 Māori students University Scholarship evening where Scholarships, Work Experience, Internships and Career pathways will be discussed in partnership with Te Atiawa, Victoria University, and Callaghan Innovation.

Where: Te Aroha Association Building upstairs from the Medical Centre, Guthrie St, Lower Hutt (across from Waiwhetu Marae)
When: Monday 10 August 6.30pm to 9.00pm.  Kai (Pizza) will be supplied

Please RSVP at the earliest opportunity for catering purposes: Jarrad Porima  jarrad.porima@stpats.school.nz


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: 

  • Friday 14 August – Assumption Day Mass at 12.30pm in the College hall.  Parents are most welcome to join us.
  • Advance notice: The next Parents of Patrician evening for Year 9 parents will be held on Tuesday 18 August in the staffroom at 7.00pm with light refreshments with the meeting starting at 7.30pm.

FOSPC – SPC Mother and Son Dinner SPC Mother and Son Dinner – Thursday 20 August 2020: ALL TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT.

FOSPC is looking forward to seeing you all at the Mother and Son Dinner 2020, on Thursday 20 August; the event starts at 7.00pm, in the St. Patricks College Hall. We welcome Year 9 and Year 13 students and their mothers only, from 6.15 pm onwards. All tickets holders are welcome from 6.30pm onwards, to be seated at 7.00pm.

  • Guest speaker; Joel Bouzaid (SPC old boy!). Topic: These are the moments that matter, right here, right now!
  • Please ensure you write your name on the back of your ticket, before arrival.
  • Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar (EFTPOS/limited cash). No BYO.
  • Multiple raffles and spot prizes to be won.
  • On-site photographer, Simon Woolf – $10, $20 and $45 per photo. Group photos welcome.
  • It would be helpful if you can bring cash on the night, for the purchase of photos, and raffle tickets.

“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:

  • A sponsor who would like to advertise your business;
  • An SPC parent or caregiver who can assist with art sales, set up and pack up (no experience required; 17, 18, 19 September at various times of the day)

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 parentsassociation@stpats.school.nz

Meitaki ma’ata

Mike Savali
TUMUAKI