Weekly College Update

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Commemoration of March 15 Al Noor Mosque attack

I would like us all to keep in our thoughts and prayers the Muslim community of Aotearoa New Zealand and particularly the community members of the Al Noor and Linwood mosques. We pray for the families, friends and the wider community that continue to be affected by this. We ask for God’s grace and peace for our own community and all people of Aotearoa.

COVID-19: I draw your attention to the COVID-19 website www.covid19.govt.nz. This site is the most up to date, reliable, accessible page to source your information and supports the notion of a fully informed, calm approach to our daily work. The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment websites are also very helpful places to seek more detailed COVID-19 information.

WELLBEING DURING COVID-19: During these uncertain times it is important that we are kind and supportive and look out for one another. The Mental Health Foundation website https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/top-tips-to-get-through/ have some really useful tips to build resilience with ways to support our daily lives. If your son or someone you know of is in need of support, please inform the tutor teacher or a member of staff. Mr Chris Fouhy, our Guidance Counsellor is also available. Another available support service you can call or text is 1737 and this service is available for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a trained counsellor.

If your son is not feeling well please have him stay home for his own health and the wellbeing of others.

CANCELLED EVENTS: A number of scheduled school events, sporting and cultural activities both local and national have either been cancelled or suspended. We will continue to keep you updated as information is communicated to the College.

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION: Due to COVID 19 College Sport Wellington has suspended all Term One events.  This decision was made with the knowledge that in all likelihood, these competitions will not be resumed.  Looking ahead, no decision has been made about deferring the winter season but assessments will be made as more information from the Ministry of Health becomes available. St Patrick’s College has suspended all trainings and trials across all sports so your son should not be involved in any sessions in any sport until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Sport jonathan.millmow@stpats.school.nz

Please continue to register for winter sport so we are able to confirm our numbers for competitions.  If sport does not go ahead due to Covid 19 restrictions, you will be refunded. You also have the option of registering, but not paying.

The link for rugby, football, basketball, hockey, cross country, underwater hockey and badminton is: https://www.sporty.co.nz/stpatstown/Registration

Ngā mihi nui

Mike Savali