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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 Dec 08 03:17pm

 



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Important dates to keep in mind for the end of the year

Wed Dec 07 02:29pm

Friday 9th Dec – No Assembly (Funeral in the Church)


Monday 12th Dec – Xmas Mufti, gold coin donation


Monday 12th Dec – Leavers Assembly (2pm Church) followed by normal assembly


Tuesday 13th Dec – Junior Nativity – 6pm in the Church


Tuesday 13th Dec – Stationery will be available at the office for 2023


Wednesday 14th Dec – Whole school treat – Ice Creams at the Movie Theatre


Wednesday 14th Dec – Stationery will be available at the office for 2023


Thursday 15th Dec – End of Year Mass for whole school – 6pm Church


Friday 16th Dec – Staff Only Day

No more Pokémon Cards please

Tue Dec 06 03:56pm

Hey Team


Pokémon cards are causing some troubles on the playground. Teachers would appreciate it if they could stay at home for the rest of the term.


Thank you for your ongoing support.


God Bless

This weeks newsletter …

Thu Dec 01 03:33pm

 



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Reminder: (Tomorrow Dec 1st) …

Wed Nov 30 08:29pm

Reminder: Tomorrow  (Dec 1st) we are celebrating our year long topic ‘Turangawaewae -the place where we stand’ with a shared lunch (BYO) from 12.30pm in the quad.We know this means different things in different cultures so if you’re keen to bring kai for your whānau, that’s awesome, if you’re keen to bring a plate to share with the community, that’s awesome too!


Your tamariki will then have the opportunity to show around the various activities they were involved in during whānau and what they have been up to in their classes. They’re also getting pretty flash at presenting their pepeha. At 1.40pm we will head over to the Church for our first Cultural Liturgy which will be run by children of all ages from our kura. Everyone is very welcome, we’d love to see you there.

Reminder: Turangawaewae Celebration Thursday (1st Dec)

Tue Nov 29 08:46am

Reminder: This Thursday (Dec 1st) we are celebrating our year long topic ‘Turangawaewae -the place where we stand’ with a shared lunch (BYO) from 12.30pm in the quad. Your tamariki will then have the opportuinty to show around the various activities they were involved in during whānau and what they have been up to in their classes. They’re also getting pretty flash at presenting their pepeha. At 1.40pm we will head over to the Church for our first Cultural Liturgy which will be run by children of all ages from our kura. Everyone is very welcome, we’d love to see you there.



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T-ball is cancelled tonight 🙁

Fri Nov 25 01:00pm

This weeks newsletter …

Thu Nov 24 03:39pm

 



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Cultural Mass

Wed Nov 23 03:38pm

Cultural Mass, For our cultural mass we are wanting some children to greet others on entry in their traditional dress. We are super excited about this celebration. If anyone is interested please let Laura Smith know. Her email is laura.smith@stmarys.school.nz


 

Tball has been cancelled due to wet grounds …

Fri Nov 18 12:03pm

This weeks newsletter …

Thu Nov 17 03:16pm

 



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This weeks newsletter … (T4 W4)

Thu Nov 10 02:49pm

 



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Friday Cricket Teams received this morning …

Fri Nov 04 08:40am

ST MARYS FIREBIRDS


Mason Chittock (Yr6)


Pippa Bensemann (Yr6)


Gus Turnbull (Yr6)


Moss Wilson (Yr6)


Mia Brock (Yr6)


Drake Newton (Yr6)


 


ST MARYS CHALLENGERS


Tomas Kortbaoui (Yr6)


Holly Argyle (Yr6)


Flynn Walsh (Yr6)


Eli Kitto (Yr6)


Ruby Friend (Yr4)


Miller Duncan (Yr4)


Cecillia Ryan (Yr4)


 


ST MARYS FURY


Henry Howden (yr4)


Lachie Moriarty (Yr4)


Mitchell Chittock (Yr4)


Preston Byars (Yr4)


Mason Smith (Yr4)


Maxwell Terry (Yr4)


Jackson Davies (Yr4)

Gumboot Friday. Wear your uniform and favourite pair of boots (they don’t have to be gumboots). Don’t forget your donation to I Am Hope!

Fri Nov 04 07:14am

This weeks newsletter. A wee heads up, it addresses mental health🖤 Don’t forget your gumboots and donation tomorrow for Gumboot Friday!

Thu Nov 03 02:31pm

 



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Reminder: Eastern Athletics has been postponed until Friday.

Thu Nov 03 07:32am

Eastern Athletics has be postponed until Friday. If you’re wondering why, check tomorrows forecast and thank me later for the early call 🙂

Wed Nov 02 03:17pm

Reminder: Gumboot Friday is this week. Wear your best boats and bring a donation for ‘I Am Hope’ – looking after Kiwi’s mental health.

Wed Nov 02 12:29pm

Xmas Colour Raffles …

Tue Nov 01 03:34pm

Raffle tickets to sell will be sent home next week.



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Bookfair invite 31.10.22 – 4.11.22 in Room Ruru (to get to Room Ruru, please use back door behind Kiwi) Monday-Thursday 8.30am – 9.30 am and

Mon Oct 31 01:16pm

 



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Sunhats – please make sure your child has their sunhat with them each day. She’s starting to get warm and we don’t want burnt kids. 👍

Mon Oct 31 12:59pm

St Mary’s School Mass is on Shine TV today at 2pm or watch online anytime. See below for channels and online details. 😊

Sun Oct 30 12:30pm



 

T-ball is cancelled today (28th Oct)

Fri Oct 28 01:36pm

Reminder for Year 6 Parents….

Thu Oct 27 02:50pm

Year 6 Parents,
Looking forward to seeing you all tonight from 6-7pm in Room Kiwi to find out more about BYOD at St Peter’s in 2023. Come along and chat with our experts Bridget, Karla, Glen and students from St Peter’s College 😊



 

Gumboot Friday – 4th November. Wear your school uniform and your favourite pair of boots, bring a gold coin donation. More info attached …

Thu Oct 27 12:13pm

Gumboot Friday – 4th November. Wear your school uniform and your favourite pair of boots, bring a gold coin donation. Let’s get behind Gumboot Friday and I Am Hope again this year and do our bit to help support our young peoples mental health in NZ.



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If your child hasn’t got their pepeha into their teacher, we’d love it this week. Attached is the format etc if one didn’t make it to you.

Wed Oct 26 12:43pm

 



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Info and sign up links for Cricket in term 4 (all age groups can play). Please note: Jack makes teams etc not me 🙂

Wed Oct 26 11:16am

SMASH PLAY (Yr1/2 Boys & Girls), SUPERSTAR CRICKET (Yr3/4) and GIRLS SMASH (Yr3-8) will take place every Tuesday at Hamilton Park and starts on Tuesday 1st November. 


 


And SUPERSTAR CRICKET (Yr4-6) is back every Friday at Hamilton Park and will begin on Friday 4th November.


 


Smash Play is a brand new competition for this season that is based on the programme we have already introduced to a number of your schools over this past term.


Each week will include skills games for players aimed at teaching fundamental cricket skills through game-based learning alongside the traditional 6-a-side cricket matches. 


It is for Yr1 & Yr2 boys and girls so that is why Girls Smash now starts at Yr3.


 


Like last season, parents/guardians should register their player(s) online via the new PlayHQ system.


 


The signup link for Smash Play is here: https://www.playhq.com/new-zealand-cricket/register/58a89d


 


The signup link for Superstar Cricket is here: https://www.playhq.com/new-zealand-cricket/register/e1b6a4


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


 


The signup link for Girls Smash is here: https://www.playhq.com/new-zealand-cricket/register/18444d


 


To clarify, I am just sending this info and certainly don’t expect you to do anything with it at present! 


If you are able to share it with your parents and pupils over the holidays via notices, Facebook, school app, email, etc then awesome, but if not then no worries.


Every player from last season will also receive this info direct at the start of the new school term as well.

Reminder: Tomorrow is the Year 6 Parents expo night in Room Kiwi from 6-7pm. 😊

Wed Oct 26 10:54am

 

Awesome St Peter’s Fundraiser – win $5000!

Wed Oct 26 10:50am

 



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TBall – this Friday (28th Oct) at the A&P Showgrounds.

Wed Oct 26 10:37am

We don’t have enough in each age to make teams so just rock up at 4pm and Heather will make sure they get a game! Fingers crossed the weather plays the game. 

School Photos this week …

Tue Oct 25 01:02pm

School photos -Wednesday 26th October.  Family photos will be taken from 12.45 to approximately 1.30 – no appointment required, just come along between times.


Please ensure your child is wearing correct school uniform (including socks and shoes) 

Mission day tomorrow…

Thu Oct 20 08:33pm

It’s Mission day tomorrow!


Let’s pray for some sunshine 🌞


Reminder for children:


*Dress in mufti


*Bring a can of food for the St Vincent de Paul Society


*Give $2 to your teacher if you would like to order a sausage for lunch


*Bring some coins for spending money (in a named purse or wallet)


Sausage sizzle at 12pm


Stalls open at 12.30pm


Looking forward to a fun day raising money for those in need!



 

The newsletter will be out tomorrow as we are experiencing some major technical issues with the app that creates it. 🙁

Thu Oct 20 03:56pm

Touch is cancelled today 🙁

Thu Oct 20 03:02pm

TBall 2022

Wed Oct 19 11:16am

 



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Family Disco Friday 28th Oct

Wed Oct 19 08:49am

 



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School Mass – Thursday 20th October at 2pm in the Church. Click for more details….

Wed Oct 19 08:31am

School Mass – Thursday 20th October at 2pm in the Church


A great opportunity to attend Mass with a difference on Thursday!


 

St Mary’s School has been invited by Shine TV to have our School Mass recorded which will be played on the Shine TV Channel on Sunday 30th October.


All welcome!  😊 



 

Mission day….

Mon Oct 17 04:35pm

It’s Mission day this Friday 21st of October!


Our chance to have fun and raise money for those in need. Please see below for all the details.


Don’t forget to drop off any treasures for the WHITE ELEPHANT stall to Rooms Kereru or Tui during the week.


Reminder for children:


*Dress in mufti


*Bring a can of food for the St Vincent de Paul Society


*Give $2 to your teacher if you would like to order a sausage for lunch


*Bring some coins for spending money (in a named purse or wallet)


Sausage sizzle at 12pm


Stalls open at 12.30pm


Looking forward to a fun day raising money for those in need! 😍



 

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

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