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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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This weeks newsletter …

Thu Sep 29 03:24pm

 



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Thanks for everyone who has stepped into a role for touch. I’m now only after a coach for our year 3/4 boys team.

Fri Sep 23 10:12am

Home and School Newsletter

Fri Sep 23 10:03am

 



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This weeks newsletter (T3 W9)

Thu Sep 22 04:04pm

 



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Touch Rugby roles needing filled … still 4 roles needing filled. I can’t enter these teams until I can confirm they have a coach and manager

Thu Sep 22 09:00am

Touch Rugby roles needing filled …


1 x  year 1 and 2 boys coach and manager


1 x year 3 and 4 boys coach


1 x year 5 and 6 girls coach


Please get in touch with me ASAP if you can help out. mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz

Touch Rugby roles needing filled … I’ve filled one role for years 5 and 6 but now needing another year 1 and 2 coach as teams are huge! …

Wed Sep 21 10:36am

Touch Rugby roles needing filled …


1 x  year 1 and 2 boys coach and manager


1 x year 3 and 4 boys coach


1 x year 5 and 6 girls coach


Please get in touch with me ASAP if you can help out. mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz

Miniball coaching clinic …

Fri Sep 16 01:22pm

For all the coaches that are keen, Dailey will be holding a coaching/referee clinic on Wednesday 21/09 (next week) at 5.30pm at Archer Stadium to go over some of the basics and fundamentals. You can find the actual manual on our website, www.esba.org.nz
Hope to see a big turnout

Year 5 Camp – Monday

Fri Sep 16 11:32am

Yay it’s finally here! See you all with your gear and a smile out the front of school about 7.45am, taking off at 8am for some fun! I sent a gear list etc home with each child earlier in the week. If for some reason you haven’t receieved it please let me know asap and I’ll get one to your child to bring home today. mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz 

Class Placements 2023

Fri Sep 16 11:16am

 



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This weeks newsletter (T3 W8)

Thu Sep 15 03:44pm

 



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Assembly this Friday will be outside in the junior quad (weather depending), same time 2.20pm 🙂 Kereru will be sharing their Gospel & song

Wed Sep 14 05:00pm

St Mary’s School Board results

Tue Sep 13 06:06pm

Kia ora whānau,



From our shared school vision: We have a shared responsibility; a partnership between home and school for the good of the learner.
In this spirit, here are the official results of the St Mary’s School Board election. Thanks to everyone who put their names forward and thank you for voting.
 
Ngā mihi



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Miniball codes – please get these filled in ASAP 🙂

Tue Sep 13 01:36pm

Miniball codes and link to register your kids (this is so they can use the video system to record games, all of your kids are in teams ready for next week).
https://membership.mygameday.app/regoform.cgi?formID=103138
Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Boys):
St Mary’s Green 22718460 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Boys)
St Mary’s Orange 22718459 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Boys)
 
Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Girls):
St Mary’s Black 22718433 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Girls)
St Mary’s Red 22718464 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Girls)
Y 3 & 4 Miniball (Mixed):
St Mary’s Blue 22718431 Y 3 & 4 Miniball (Mixed)
St Mary’s Yellow 22718432 Y 3 & 4 Miniball (Mixed)

Touch Rugby roles needing filled … I’ve filled one role for years 5 and 6 but now needing another year 1 and 2 coach as teams are huge! …

Tue Sep 13 09:16am

Touch Rugby roles needing filled …


1 x year 3 and 4 girls coach and manager


1 x year 3 and 4 boys coach


1 x year 5 and 6 girls coach


Please get in touch with me ASAP if you can help out. mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz

Miniball codes

Mon Sep 12 07:39pm

Miniball codes and link to register your kids (this is so they can use the video system to record games, all of your kids are in teams ready for next week).
https://membership.mygameday.app/regoform.cgi?formID=103138
Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Boys):
St Mary’s Green 22718460 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Boys)
St Mary’s Orange 22718459 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Boys)
 
Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Girls):
St Mary’s Black 22718433 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Girls)
St Mary’s Red 22718464 Y 5 & 6 Miniball (Girls)
Y 3 & 4 Miniball (Mixed):
St Mary’s Blue 22718431 Y 3 & 4 Miniball (Mixed)
St Mary’s Yellow 22718432 Y 3 & 4 Miniball (Mixed)

Fresh apples up for grabs outside the office this afternoon, bring a bag along and help yourself 🙂

Mon Sep 12 03:05pm

Touch Rugby roles needing filled …

Mon Sep 12 12:16pm

Touch Rugby roles needing filled …


1 x year 3 and 4 girls coach and manager


1 x year 3 and 4 boys coach


1 x year 5 and 6 girls coach


1 x year 5 and 6 mixed coach


Please get in touch with me ASAP if you can help out. mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz

Newspapers/Egg Cartons/Old Lego/Magazines Needed!!!

Wed Sep 07 09:12pm

On Monday we are working in whanau groups…in Room Kiwi we are being engineers to help with this we need old newspapers, magazines, egg cartons or old spare lego. If you have any of the above… please drop to Room Kiwi or Di – the more we have the more creative the structures. TIA

This weeks newsletter …

Wed Sep 07 04:22pm

 



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Reminder: Thursday and Friday 8th and 9th this week are Teacher only Days

Tue Sep 06 11:21am

 



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Future Ferns Netball …

Tue Sep 06 10:47am

5.9.22
Future Ferns Netball have had to cancel this week and next weeks Future Ferns programme (week 7 and 8 ) due to maintenance at MLT Stadium which meant no power to the courts as well.
Future Ferns Netball – Gore will be back up and running ready for week 9 in 2 weeks time. See Future Ferns Netball – Gore Facebook page for more detail.

Snow …

Tue Sep 06 07:54am

Hey team,


All buses to and from school have been cancelled today. However, for us poor townies, school will remain open as usual. Please be careful on the road getting to school – we’d rather you arrive late but safe 😊


If you’re a lucky country kid we’d love to see pics in the comments throughout the day of you having fun in the snow, so we can live through you ❄️☃️

Miniball. 1x year 5 and 6 coach position filled. In need of one more, otherwise there will be 12 boys in a team OR 10 girls in a team.

Mon Sep 05 12:24pm

Still after 2x year 5 and 6 miniball coaches … teams need to be entered by tomorrow so please get at me ASAP if you can help.

Mon Sep 05 09:18am

Reminder: Whole School Mass & First Holy Communion. Please meet at 9.45am in the school quad. Thank you

Sun Sep 04 10:07am

Reminder – Father’s Day Breakfast and Liturgy. This Friday 2nd of Sept from 8am in the Jnr Quad. All welcome 🙂

Thu Sep 01 04:41pm

 

This weeks newsletter …

Thu Sep 01 03:56pm

 



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Touch Rugby – Thank you to those who have offered to manage or coach a team. The following roles need to be filled before I can enter team

Tue Aug 30 02:35pm

Touch – these roles need filled before I can put the entries in. 


2 x managers for our year 3 and 4 team
2 x coaches for our year 3 and 4 team
1 x manager for one of our year 5 and 6 touch teams
3 x coaches for our year 5 and 6 touch teams
Please let me know ASAP if you can help out. mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz

Miniball – Thanks to those who have offered to coach or manage a team. Entries can’t go in until I have filled the following positions…

Tue Aug 30 12:34pm

Miniball – In need of the following so I can enter teams:


2 x managers for our year 3 and 4 mixed teams
2 x coaches for our year 3 and 4 mixed teams
1 x coach for your second year 5 and 6 girls team
2 x managers for our year 5 and 6 boys teams
2 x coaches for our year 5 and 6 boys teams


Please let me know ASAP if you can take one of these roles. Mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz 

Years 3 – 6 Miniball for terms 3 and 4 (entries close Thursday 1st Sept 5pm) Corrected link hopefully

Sat Aug 27 12:34pm

https://forms.gle/i4mQ39a6axHoNmzz8


 

We’re proud to team up with St Peter’s College for this good cause …

Fri Aug 26 11:00am

 



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Newsletter T3 W5

Thu Aug 25 04:23pm

 



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Daffodil Day this Friday 26th August

Wed Aug 24 12:04pm

 



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Father’s Day Breakfast 2022 – Friday 2nd of Sept – All welcome 🙂

Mon Aug 22 02:43pm

 



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This weeks newsletter … so much to share and celebrate ?

Thu Aug 18 04:03pm

https://www.smore.com/4xdaf

?We are having a farewell assembly for one of our amazing TA’s, Jayne in the church tomorrow 2pm for anyone who is keen. Assembly to follow

Thu Aug 18 11:19am

Help me write the newsletter …

Tue Aug 16 02:23pm

If your child has done something awesome, I’d love to hear about it. There’s been lots happening at the moment and I can’t keep up – rugby prizes, pipe shows, and lots more. Please email me: mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz with what your awesome kid’s been up to by 9am each Thursday and I’ll pop it in the newsletter. Photos would be great too … don’t be shy! Let’s celebrate our kids success!

Reminder: Trip to the gallery today. Leaving at 9.15am. We are all going so there will be nobody at school until morning tea.

Mon Aug 15 09:14am

Feast of the Assumption Mass…

Sun Aug 14 09:39pm

Tomorrow is a the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary, when she was assumed to heavenly glory. To celebrate this special lady and patroness of our school, we are getting together in the church for a Mass at 2pm. You are all warmly invited to join us. 

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 😊


 



 

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