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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 9am and once a term the whole school joins the parish and leads the celebration.

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.

2021 Sacramental programme begins with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lessons begin at the 9am Mass on Sunday 28th February. If you would like your child to be part of this group please complete a form that you will find at the back of the Church, the parish office or the school office.

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Missed out on ordering your Cinderella Rockerfella USB stick? Here’s one last chance … final orders close Wednesday 8th December 3pm

Mon Dec 06 08:45am

https://forms.gle/2vNxpadJ4yFEpgm16

USB sticks are on their way to you today!

Thu Dec 02 11:03am

Surprise! These bad boys are out a day early. I have written your child’s (grand child’s) name on your orders and they have been delivered to the oldest child in your family … who will hopefully get them home safely.
If you haven’t paid for your ordered USB stick yet please pay at the office or you can pay online, they are $25 each. Our bank details are:
St Mary’s School
06-0923-0026655-00 – Reference PRODUCTION

Reminder: Years 3 – 6 Movie Premiere and Red Carpet Event tomorrow (Wed 1st Dec). Children are asked to wear their best red carpet look.

Tue Nov 30 03:18pm

Teeball is cancelled. I haven’t heard from cricket yet so as far as I know it is still on.

Fri Nov 26 02:45pm

Home and School Survey

Fri Nov 26 01:45pm

Hi All,
With being a new Committee for Home & School we think it is a great chance for us to get some feedback from parents. Please spare a couple of minutes to complete this quick survey.
Cheers
Vanessa


https://forms.gle/88SznYWKcJ8cjMuh9

Friday 26th November, will be our last pre xmas games of Tee Ball. Juniors Grass Diamond 1, met at 3.45pm. Senior Skin Diamond met at 3.45

Fri Nov 26 08:05am

Friday 26th November, will be our last pre xmas games of Tee Ball.


Juniors Grass Diamond 1, met at 3.45pm.


Senior Skin Diamond met at 3.45pm.


Thank you for all your help and support.


Heather Hetaraka. ESSA.

Junior Touch Rugby …

Thu Nov 25 09:07am

Hi school touch families,


Thanks Gemma and Kylie for ensuring that our younger children are getting a chance to play over these past weeks and the next three weeks ahead.


 As touch is happening on our site ensuring that we are following the health mandate is essential if we want to continue.  Thank you to all of our volunteers, we are so lucky to have you all.



Families can support the coaches, managers etc by making sure you are following health and safety guidelines please, a reminder to keep numbers low with one parent per family, sticking to bubbles, scanning in on arrival,  and you are encouraged to wear masks.


 I can’t tell you how good it is to see you all on site, and to see the children playing here after hours. Let’s work together to make sure it continues over the coming weeks. Thanks, Annie and Mallory

Production Order Forms for USB sticks – last day to order today (Tuesday 23rd November)

Tue Nov 23 10:16am

 



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Final orders for Senior Production USB sticks in by Tuesday (23rd Nov) please

Mon Nov 22 09:20am

https://forms.gle/aTvc7z6wvGUegjyS9

Reminder – Play Centre Playground (Kids Hub) is closed to the public. Please don’t let your children play on it 🙂

Fri Nov 19 01:46pm

Production Order Forms for USB sticks

Fri Nov 19 11:18am

 



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Junior Touch – postponed today (18th Nov). More info attached.

Thu Nov 18 11:02am

Junior Touch –  postponed today (18th Nov)



‘We have a shared responsibility; a partnership between home and school for the good of the learner.’ (our school vision) 



As you will be aware, as of Monday 15th November, we as a school have new regulations to work to (please refer to our newsletter from the 5th of November for more information). We are busy trying to navigate what this will look like in different situations so we will be taking a wee break from touch rugby on site today (18th Nov) as we work through the best way to keep our community and kids safe. We are hoping to be able to start up again next week. Someone will be in touch with coaches and managers of teams over the coming week regarding these regulations.



Thank you for trusting that, as usual, we’re putting our kids first. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.

There are no more lunch orders or pizza orders for the year 🙂

Wed Nov 17 09:46am

Touch Rugby Subs for years 1 – 4. If you have been charged, Di will fix this up as there is no charge for playing at school. Cheers.

Wed Nov 17 09:16am

Order form for Cinderella Rockerfella USB’s 🙂

Tue Nov 16 10:13am

https://forms.gle/NU9rB5NXrwGTnAre6

Girls Got Game – Have a go event – starts today

Tue Nov 16 10:09am

 



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?Senior Production (years 3 – 6) – Cinderella Rockerfella? ?Theatre Week is creeping up on us! ? More information attached ?

Thu Oct 28 04:19pm

 



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Reminder: ?Senior Production(years 3 – 6) – Cinderella Rockerfella??

Tue Oct 26 08:36am

Ka pai team – 98% of our stars have brought a named bag to school ready for their costumes to go in. Children who are in the chorus (all of year 3 and 4, and some year 5 and 6’s (they know who they are)) have been asked to bring their show costume along with them to school, we are having a dress rehearsal at school tomorrow (Wednesday 27th)
Their costume will include:
A plain short sleeved tee shirt (any colour is fine, a small brand/logo on them is fine too, rugby shirts etc have too much advertising on them and are too heavy to wear on the stage – it gets very hot up there.) Having their name on it would be helpful.
A plain pair of shorts (again they can be any colour, they don’t need to match the tee shirt, a small brand or logo on them is fine. They will be sitting with their legs crossed on stage while they are not performing so comfort and coverage is key.) Again, having their name on them would be helpful.
Some year 5 and 6 children with speaking or acting parts have been asked by Ann-Marie to bring a few things to help add to their costume, they should know who they are and what they need to bring.
They’re looking super sharp!😎😎😎

Reminder: It’s Mission day today….

Fri Oct 22 07:48am

It’s our annual Mission Day today – Friday 22nd October


Reminders for Children:


• Dress in Mufti and bring a can of food for the St Vincent de Paul Society


• Bring some coins for spending money in a named wallet


• $2 for a sausage in bread for lunch


Check out our Facebook page to hear our talented buskers from 11.30am.


Don’t forget your sunhat and sunscreen!  😎


 


 

?Senior Production(years 3 – 6) – Cinderella Rockerfella??

Wed Oct 20 02:28pm

🎥Senior Production(years 3 – 6) – Cinderella Rockerfella🤴👸
Ka pai team – 98% of our stars have brought a named bag to school ready for their costumes to go in. Children who are in the chorus (all of year 3 and 4, and some year 5 and 6’s (they know who they are)) have been asked to bring their show costume along with them to school before Tuesday next week.
Their costume will include:
A plain short sleeved tee shirt (any colour is fine, a small brand/logo on them is fine too, rugby shirts etc have too much advertising on them and are too heavy to wear on the stage – it gets very hot up there.) Having their name on it would be helpful.
A plain pair of shorts (again they can be any colour, they don’t need to match the tee shirt, a small brand or logo on them is fine. They will be sitting with their legs crossed on stage while they are not performing so comfort and coverage is key.) Again, having their name on them would be helpful.
Some year 5 and 6 children with speaking or acting parts have been asked by Ann-Marie to bring a few things to help add to their costume, they should know who they are and what they need to bring.
Their singing, dancing and acting is looking pretty blimmin’ flash to be fair. It is really starting to come together and look like a show. Phew! You’ll be very impressed. 😎😎😎

Reminder: Miniball starts this week …

Mon Oct 18 08:40am

Reminder: Miniball starts this week. You can find the draw at the attached link. Also please take note of when your team is on duty – it’s not every week but it’s important that there are people there to help when needed. Cheers 🙂



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T-ball for term 4. Open to all ages. Registration form attached.

Tue Sep 28 10:02am

T-ball for term 4. Open to all ages. The kids have been playing t-ball with Sarah, the Eastern Southland Sports Activator so I’m sure we’ll have plenty of keen kids. As far as parent help goes, we only need managers for teams to ensure all the kids get a turn. The equipment etc is all supplied.


 


https://forms.gle/TwnQVG7oNv6QrF41A

Reminder: 2nd game of Futsal is on this afternoon. I don’t post the draws for sports – please save this website for future reference.

Thu Sep 23 01:32pm

Reminder: 2nd game of Futsal is on this afternoon. I don’t post the draws for sports as you would be inundated with notifications – please save this website for future reference.


http://www.southlandfootball.org.nz/Futsal-Term-3/Gore-Futsal

Superstar and Girls Smash Cricket (NE – Year 6) information and registration link attached.

Thu Sep 23 01:14pm

Superstar Cricket
Start Date: Tuesday 2nd November Time: 4 – 5pm
Venue: Hamilton Park Cost: $20 per player


To make sure everyone has a great time when they come along on Tuesdays, there will be 2 grades
in the Superstar Cricket Academy for this upcoming term.


Superstar Beginner
For players with a little bit of experience playing cricket or those who are wanting to play for the first time. This is the grade where mainly ‘junior’ teams (Year 1 & 2) will play.


Superstar Intermediate
For older players with a little bit of experience playing cricket and those who are wanting to play for the first time. This is the grade where mainly ‘senior’ teams (Year 3 & 4) will play.


Friday Night Cricket (Superstar Advanced)
Start Date: 5th November
Time: 5pm
Venue: Eastern Southland
Cost: $20


Superstar Advanced For confident players (usually Year 5/6s but can be younger) who have developed good skill levels through the lower grades of Superstar Cricket. This is a newly formed level of cricket designed as an alternative and stepping stone to traditional hardball junior cricket. Matches will be played with an incrediball – harder than a Superstar Cricket ball but softer than a normal cricket ball.



Girls Smash
It is all about having fun and giving it a go throughout 6 rounds of excitement-filled matches. Throughout the programme, Southland Cricket’s Girls Smash Officials will also be at every pitch making sure all the girls taking part have an awesome time! (Beginner Year 1 – 4 and Intermediate Years 5 – 8).
Start Date: Tuesday 29th of October
Time: 4 – 5pm
Venue: Hamilton Park
Cost: $20


The link to sign up for Superstar Cricket is here: https://registrations.crichq.com/register/205021


This covers both Tuesday and Friday Superstar Cricket. Players will be able to select Tuesday, Friday or both as part of completing their registration.



The link to sign up for Girls Smash is here: https://registrations.crichq.com/register/259260

Assembly is up and ready to view on our Facebook page. Ka pai to Max, Siam, Jess and Lucas for leading this week’s assembly. ?

Fri Sep 17 01:36pm

Futsal (edited)

Wed Sep 15 03:10pm

FUTSAL (edited)
Please note, I’ve talked to Dan at the Stadium and the rules below are very strict, meaning they can’t move on any of them as they’re directives just like we have at school e.g. they can’t have the side doors open for you to watch your child play. We’re lucky this sport is still going ahead as many others have been cancelled so while it may not be ideal for our younger players to go in without, it’s just the way it is and there will be a super friendly manager and other kids from school waiting in there for them.


Draw and teams can be found on facebook.

?Year 5 and 6 Tennis Tournament?

Wed Sep 15 09:34am

Year 5 and 6 Tennis Tournament
Please Note: Children are only eligible for this tournament if they play Saturday Tennis, this is not a ‘have a go’ style tournament.
This tournament is held yearly and this year it will be held on THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021 (week 2, term 4)
GIRLS – playing at Citizens Tennis Courts
BOYS – playing at Preston Street Tennis Courts
REPORTING TIME – 8:30am
GAMES BEGIN – 9:00am
If wet, all games will be played at the Gore Multi Sports Complex.
Listen to Hokonui (94.😎 in the morning.
There is no cost to enter this competition.
Please email me: mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz if you are keen to enter your child.
Cheers,
Mal

?Assembly is up and ready to view on our Facebook page. Murphy, Grace, William and Maddie have done a fantastic job! ?

Fri Sep 10 01:06pm

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