Weekly Update 6 September

Dear Parents and Caregivers

DATES TO DIARY:

  • Monday 9 September: Course Choices for 2020 Portal opens and Polynesian Parents Association meet at 6pm in the staffroom.
  • Tuesday 10 September from 5.30 to 7pm: COURSE SELECTION EVENING – This is an important information evening to help parents and students select appropriate courses for 2020. Please try and attend with your son.
  • Friday 13 September: Course Choices for 2020 Portal closes and team photos in the Hall.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

  • The Friends of St Patrick’s College would like to invite members of our College community – students, staff and their families to attend our Family Mass on Sunday 15 September in the  Chapel at 11am. Students are not required to wear uniform. Mass will be followed by a light luncheon afterwards in the College staffroom.
  • Attention Year 9 parents – the next Parents of Patrician evening will be held on Tuesday 17 September at 7pm in the College Hall.

EXAM TIMETABLE: Senior Assessment Week is from Monday 14 to Friday 18 October – a copy of the Timetable is available on the College website.

YEAR 13 FORMAL: The Year 13 Formal is to be held on Saturday 28 September at Te Papa. Tickets are $120 and can be purchased from now to Friday 13 September from the College Cashier. Between 6-7.30pm parents are invited to join us. You will receive a welcome drink and canapés. Parent tickets are $30. A photographer will be available during this time.

KNOWLEDGE SHOP NCEA 1 and 2 EXAM PREPARATION PROGRAMME: Only 4 weeks to go. This highly successful programme will be run by Knowledge Shop in the first week of the upcoming holidays from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October. Visit our website at www.knowledgeshopnz.co.nz for the programme timetable, cost and further details. All bookings can be made online.

GENDER DIVERSITY: Our Board of Trustees is working to develop a short statement for our College on Gender Diversity. They are using the “Gender Complexity in Schools” document endorsed by the N.Z. Catholic Bishops Conference as a guide. The Board wants to ensure every student is valued, is safe and that we look after the well-being of all our students.

Sectare Fidem

Neal Swindells
RECTOR