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ST MARY’S GORE

Good today, better tomorrow

Haere mai, St Mary’s School welcomes you

St Mary’s is a Catholic School teaching children from New Entrants to Year 6. Our school is founded in the Mercy and Gospel values; they come from the words and letters of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Mercy Sisters/ Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa who started St Mary’s School:
  • Love: We belong to God, all in us is His
  • Faith: Put your whole confidence in God
  • Hope: Good today, better tomorrow


Our Values

Love

We belong to God, all in us is his

Hope

Good today, better tomorrow

Faith

Put you whole confidence in God

ST MARY’S SCHOOL COOKBOOK

Once again, our Home and School Committee is absolutely blown away by the generosity of our whānau and their sharing of talent, recipes, time and skills. Children learn from what they see and hear around them, they learn by watching what we do. As such, our children are blessed to be living and learning in such a vibrant and giving community.

The school staff is especially grateful to the dedicated committee. They worked together to achieve more as a group than any individual possibly could. There’s more than 400 pages of recipes that have been cooked, written up and photographed with love and care.


The book costs $50 and has received rave reviews. Books can be ordered at the school office or online by contacting the Treasurer of the Home and School Association, Mr Drew Goater at drewgoater@gmail.com who can process your payment and promptly post your book(s) anywhere in the world.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMMES

Our school is an essential part of the Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Sunday Mass is celebrated every week at 10am and once a term the whole school joins the parish and leads the celebration. Currently we are celebrating Mass via zoom, as we manage only 100 people in church at a time.

Our St Mary’s family is part of the parish family; we believe parents are the first teachers in faith, are supported by the parish and the school to help the children follow their growth journey. We work closely with the parish office to develop and deliver the Sacramental programmes, particularly Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Sacramental programme for 2022 please contact the parish office on 03 208 9601

INTERESTED IN ENROLLING YOUR CHILD AT ST MARY’S SCHOOL?

We belong to God, all in us is His, celebrating the virtue of love

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BoT Elections … Hey Team, either yesterday or today an amended copy …

Fri Aug 12 02:54pm

of the Board bios should come home in your childs bag, they are also in the newsletter I put out yesterday. Sorry, I forgot to note that they had been amended. While Nichola Sayer is a very clever lady she is not on the Southern Field Days Committee … that would be Don Moore … Blimmin’ technology ah? Thanks to Don and Nichola for being such good sports about it. 

This weeks newsletter … with the wrong date at the top to keep you on your toes 🙂

Thu Aug 11 04:35pm

 



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Please take extra care in the carpark this morning, there is lots of black ice around the place.

Mon Aug 08 09:05am

Reminder: School closes at 12.30pm today for parent teacher interviews. If you are going to have trouble getting here – please phone Di 🙂

Wed Aug 03 09:37am

Reminder: Red, Black and White Day – Mufti Day today ( Thursday 28th July) please bring a donation for the Southland Charity Hospital.

Thu Jul 28 08:41am

Reminder: Red, Black and White Day – Mufti Day tomorrow ( Thursday 28th July) please bring a donation for the Southland Charity Hospital.

Wed Jul 27 05:37pm

Red, Black and White Day (Casual Thursday) – Mufti Day – please note we are having ours a day earlier …

Mon Jul 25 09:38am

We are proud to be supporting the Southland Charity Hospital again this year with Red, Black and White Day, Casual Thursday (we have a Welcome Liturgy on Friday so we are having our day a day early).


Children are asked to bring a donation this Thursday 28th July and wear mufti. This a fantastic cause, if you don’t know much about it, check out this website …


https://www.southlandcharityhospital.org/about/

Hello fab families of St Mary’s! Sad news Deacon Joseph leaves this weekend. Shared morning tea after parish Mass 10.00 Sunday, all welcome

Fri Jul 22 11:25am

Mufti Day tomorrow Friday 8th July. Please bring a gold coin donation.

Thu Jul 07 08:04pm

Mufti Day – Tomorrow Friday 8th July St Mary’s will be supporting Caritas with a new look mufti day called YCC day.  Together with all the other Catholic schools across New Zealand we will be raising funds for Laura Vicuna School in Bethlehem.  Laura Vicuna School is a small school situated in the Holy Land.  The school began in 1988 and is in dire need of support to fix and repair toilets, purchase a new laptop and projector as well as round tables for small group learning activities. 
Please bring a gold coin donation to help the children of Laura Vicuna School. 


https://www.caritas.org.nz/ycc-day


 

Thank you 😊


 



 

Mufti Day – this Friday 8th July…

Mon Jul 04 04:02pm

Mufti Day – This Friday 8th July St Mary’s will be supporting Caritas with a new look mufti day called YCC day.  Together with all the other Catholic schools across New Zealand we will be raising funds for Laura Vicuna School in Bethlehem.  Laura Vicuna School is a small school situated in the Holy Land.  The school began in 1988 and is in dire need of support to fix and repair toilets, purchase a new laptop and projector as well as round tables for small group learning activities. 
Please bring a gold coin donation to help the children of Laura Vicuna School. 


https://www.caritas.org.nz/ycc-day


 

Thank you 😊


 



 

Mufti Day – Next Friday 8th July…

Wed Jun 29 03:11pm

Mufti Day – Next Friday 8th July St Mary’s will be supporting Caritas with a new look mufti day called YCC day.  Together with all the other Catholic schools across New Zealand we will be raising funds for Laura Vicuna School in Bethlehem.  Laura Vicuna School is a small school situated in the Holy Land.  The school began in 1988 and is in dire need of support to fix and repair toilets, purchase a new laptop and projector as well as round tables for small group learning activities. 
Please bring a gold coin donation to help the children of Laura Vicuna School. 


https://www.caritas.org.nz/ycc-day


 

Thank you 😊


 



 

Last chance – year 5 and 6 girls tag touch 4 a side

Fri Jun 17 12:07pm

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fegPTYSFLzXZDEwVXq5zMg6a4m4uAkSRF3EK0qziZjc/edit?usp=drive_web

Year 5 and 6 Indoor Girls Tag Touch

Tue Jun 14 09:13am

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetBejekkbh5bOd2gcZq9LhjagCtMfgSBuSyaaXICqL93o-Cw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Year 6 Rippa Tournament – parents please check your emails for more info regarding Wednesday 1st of June 🙂

Fri May 27 11:14am

Newsletter W4 T2 2022

Thu May 26 04:32pm

 



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Newsletter and Cross Country Results

Thu May 19 04:32pm

 



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Reminder: Cross Country Wednesday 18th May

Mon May 16 04:13pm

Reminder: Cross Country Wednesday 18th May
The first race will be starting at 12.00 pm approx (she’s normally all over by 1pm). The event will be on sun, rain, hail or snow – this is what cross country running is all about. It will only postponed if the grounds are closed due to conditions.
Please have children come to school dressed in their P.E. gear, sports shoes and polar fleece. A spare change of clothes for back at school would also be a good idea if it is wet. Children will need to bring a drink bottle. If your child requires an inhaler or any other medication, please make sure they have this with them.
All children in the senior girl’s and senior boy’s races (y5 and 6) will be competing for Cross Country trophies, donated by the Pearce Family. Only 10 and 11 year olds are eligible to represent our school at the Eastern and Southland Cross Country Event.
Running Order (age as of the 31st of December 2022 – opposite end of the year to Athletics)
Pukeko and Kereru – girls then boys
Tui and Kea – girls then boys
Ruru, PW, Moa (y4) – girls then boys
Moa, Takahe and Kiwi – girls then boys
Trudy will be there with her coffee cart from 11.45am.
Parent helpers – I’ll send your maps home tomorrow, if you could meet with Jayne Davis on the day, she’ll make sure you’re heading in the right direction

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