A Word from the Principal

Published on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 11:20 a.m. Print Article

Kia Ora e te Whanau,

Thank you for supporting the school as we moved in to Alert Level 2 on Monday. The students have shown great maturity and independence as they enter the school and organise their equipment for the day.


Due to the move to Alert Level 2, we were unable to have our Ash Wednesday Mass today. Each classroom will have time in the Chapel for a short prayer service to acknowledge the beginning of Lent. During Lent we are asked to pray, fast (go without) and give alms (charity). At last week’s assembly, Miss Quinn spoke about 10cents Tuesday, whereby we ask children to bring 10cents for Caritas during Lent. Although, this is a small action, collectively it can create transformation for others. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development.

It has been great to see so many Jolly Jars coming to school for the Gala. Last week we announced the winners of the basketball for each classroom. The names were randomly drawn from a computer programme, which the students watched on the screen in the library. The winners of the basketballs were: Room 1 – Millie, Room 2 – Cara, Room 3 – Ethan, Room 4 – Sophia W, and Room 5 – Samuel M

We have made some changes in preparing for our Swimming Sports tomorrow.
Our students in Room 1, 2 and 3 will not attend swimming sports and will remain at school with their classroom teacher.

The students in Room 4 and 5 will continue with the annual swimming sports. The students will travel to and from Jellie Park by bus. To allow some physical distancing, each class will have their own bus.

There will be no spectators as we need to ensure we are within the required numbers.

We understand that the Alert Level may change by Thursday, however, we had to make these decisions ahead of time to inform families. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Please ensure you have downloaded the Skool Loop App to stay informed with events and notices at school.


Nga mihi nui,


Abraham Atherton

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