Weekly Update 20 September

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Thank you to FOSPC for organising the annual Family Mass, and catering lunch on Sunday, and to those Year 9 parents who attended the Parents of Patrician evening on Thursday. Congratulations to all the students involved in the Change for Change Concert on Wednesday evening fundraising for Youthline.

SPORTS PRIZEGIVING: Our annual Sports Prizegiving will take place on Thursday 26 September at 7pm in the College hall. All our sportsmen in every code are strongly encouraged to attend.
All finalists need to attend and the list of finalists will be circulated on Monday. Students wear formal uniform. Our MC is David Chote. Parents and friends of the College are very welcome.


  • Wednesday 25 September – Board of Trustee meeting at 6pm in the Colin Boardroom. Parents are most welcome to attend.
  • Thursday 26 September – Sports Prizegiving at 7pm in the College hall.
  • Friday 27 September – Term 3 ends. Newsletter available and NCEA tracking sheet posted home.
  • Saturday 28 September – Year 13 Formal at Te Papa at 6pm.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Our choir Con Anima are performing in a combined choirs choir concert with Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Karori on Tuesday 24 September. The choirs from each school will perform their own repertoire as well as some combined pieces. Details: Samuel Marsden School, Karori, Auditorium, 7.30-8.15pm – free entry.

BLACK LEATHER SCHOOL SHOES: A reminder that students are required to wear black leather school shoes as part of our College uniform and that Nike Air Force 1 black sports shoes do not meet this standard and are not permitted.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR YEAR 13 STUDENTS 2020: This week we have given out information and application forms to Year 12 students who wish to take on a leadership role in 2020. These need to be completed and returned to Mrs Love in the Student Centre by Wednesday 25 September.

YEAR 13 TESTIMONIALS: We have also given out to our Year 13 students applications for an official school Testimonial or reference. We would encourage all students to apply for a testimonial. These forms need to be returned to the Tutor teacher by the end of this term.

MEASLES IMMUNISATION: Please follow up our request for your son’s immunisation records (see detailson our website).

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP UPDATE: The Second-hand Uniform Shop is very short on stock, especially the larger sizes. We would be very grateful if you could donate any uniform items that you will no longer require as you go into term IV. Please consider donating any good quality blazers, jackets, PE tops / shorts, or trousers. Profits from the uniform shop go back to the school in the form of scholarships to students, grants to specific projects, support and hospitality at college functions, and uniforms for families in need. We will consider purchasing blazers ($110) and jackets ($50) if they are in very good condition and blazers must be dry-cleaned with the ticket still attached. Complete a Purchase Agreement form. Please drop your uniform items into the college reception and see our page on the College website for more information. Thank you so much for your support of the Second Hand Uniform Shop.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE AT BUNNINGS LYALL BAY: Please support 2 of our students who are running a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Lyall Bay on Sunday 22 September from 8.30-3pm to raise money for the College trip to Ranong. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

NZ OPERA – A TURN OF THE SCREW: Benjamin Britten’s haunting operatic version of Henry James’s famous novella The Turn of the Screw is a chilling ghost story, saturated with menace. The story follows a young governess, performed by internationally acclaimed Kiwi soprano Anna Leese, as she arrives at a remote country house to care for two children. This thriller is directed by New Zealand Opera’s General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess. School Groups are invited to book seats at the special price of $10 per student ticket* to attend the dress rehearsals in the theatre. As this is in the holidays there may not be a teacher accompanying students. This will be a self-directed activity. Contains adult themes, attendance for those students 15 years and older is recommended, but this is of course at the discretion of parents.
Wellington Dress Rehearsal, is on Tuesday 1 October at 6.30pm at the Opera House. If your son is interested in going, he should bring $10 to Jacky at the school office by Wednesday 26 September.
There are 2 parents allowed to attend per 10 students. These adult tickets are $30.00. Please register interest at the school office with your son but do not pay any money until we have established there are enough students attending.

Sectare Fidem

Neal Swindells