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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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If anyone has any special news from the holidays for this weeks newsletter …

Thu Feb 02 08:24am

If anyone has any special news from the holidays for this weeks newsletter – email it to me by 9am tomorrow (Friday) and I will pop it in for everyone to celebrate – mallory.hood@stmarys.school.nz

Touch Entries for New Entrant – Y6 – Term 1 2023 (google form attached). Entries by Thursday 9th Feb

Tue Jan 31 02:46pm

 



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Yay – it’s the first day back tomorrow (Feb 1st) …

Tue Jan 31 01:31pm

NOT LONG NOW!!! Our staff have been busy over the last couple of weeks setting up their classrooms ready for their new classes for 2023. We’ve also been doing a bit of learning, we spent last Thursday on a Tiki Tour with staff from the schools in the Kāhui Ako where we learnt more about places of significance in Eastern Southland including Tuturau, it was the perfect inspiration to kick off our continued inquiry topic, Tūrangawaewae.



We then started our Monday with a Mass led by Bishop Michael Dooley at the The Immaculate Conception Parish Church, at Holy Cross in Mosgiel. The rest of the day was spent learning about the roll out of the new Religious Education Curriculum which we all agreed is going to be fantastic! 



We’re looking forward to having our kids back tomorrow and kicking 2023 off with a bang (and no masks and rostered lunchtimes this time around). It would be a good idea however to send your kids with a sun hat and drink bottle, she’s going to be HOT!



For kids who are in Room Ruru with Miss McRae and Room Moa with Miss Hood, remember your class is now in a different room than what it has been. Room Ruru children are in the end block, in the old Room Moa, opposite Room Piwakawaka. Room Moa, I told you we’d be in the old Room Ruru but infact, we have a brand new classroom that needs to be used – so that’s where we will be instead (next door to the old Ruru).


 


Cheers,


Miss Hood 🙂

Stationery – if you didn’t get yours last year, the office will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (only) next week 🙂

Thu Jan 19 01:12pm

Reminder: Variety Christmas concert tonight …

Thu Dec 22 04:09pm

7pm Calvin Church. Proceeds go to Dan Nelson’s big move to the Wellington Phoenix. Julie is also looking for people who might be keen to perform an item. If you’re keen and ready to roll you can text her 0272887208 🙂

Stationery for 2023 is in the house … it’s a Xmas miracle – pick up in the office from 2.30pm and it will also be available tomorrow too!

Wed Dec 14 12:12pm

Spare uniforms to give away, various sizes … you can find them out the front of the office 🙂

Wed Dec 14 10:25am

Wanaka Challenge (for year 6’s moving to SPC). If you’re registered could you please email rebeccachittock@stpetersgore.school.nz …

Tue Dec 13 12:05pm

She is just trying  to sort out SPC registrations/transport/accommodation and is just wanting to check in with the kids who will be up there next year. Cheers.

Unfortunately, stationery hasn’t arrived on time. It should be available from tomorrow. Cheers.

Tue Dec 13 08:04am

Today is our Christmas themed mufti day! We can’t wait to see your festive outfits! Don’t forget your gold coin. 🎅🌲

Mon Dec 12 08:00am

 

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

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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

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Thu Nov 17 03:16pm

 



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This weeks newsletter … (T4 W4)

Thu Nov 10 02:49pm

 



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