News by: Marie Bradshaw



6 Dec

2017 Stationery Lists

2017 Stationery Lists for all year levels are available at OfficeMax.  You are welcome to purchase your daughter’s stationery through OfficeMax or any other stationery outlet.

buy-now-pay-lateroffice-max

4 Dec
18 Nov

Thorndon Fair – Parking Helpers Needed

The PTFA’s last fundraiser this year is parking for the Thorndon Fair.

We need some parking attendants on the day.

Shifts are 2 hours long AND if you help you get to park for free and see the fair yourselves afterwards… it’s a win/win situation!

Email the PTFA at st.marys.wellington.ptfa@gmail.com  if you can help.

Thank you!

17 Nov

Water Safety Day – Year 9

There is an opportunity of Year 9 students to participate in a Water Safety Day in early December.  Considering “Drowning is one of the major causes of injury-related death to children in New Zealand accounting for 16.5% of all deaths” (Safe Kids, NZ), we think this is a very important day for students to participate in. The specific purposes for the day include learning to: tread water and survival techniques, raft handling and what to do if the raft tips, which is important for Year 10 Camp, river crossing, and rescue techniques.

Students will be split into groups. Life jackets will be provided for non-swimmers.

Date:                 Monday 5 December – 9HD, 9GB, 9KR
                          Wednesday 7 December – 9HG, 9MY

Time:                 9.00am meet at Thorndon Pool changed and ready for activities
                         11.45pm arrival back at St Mary’s College for lunch and then afternoon                                    classes

 Cost:               The cost per student $10.  This is to cover the cost of entering the pool and                            instructors from the Wellington City Council. It would be grateful if this is                              paid to the Cashier’s office prior to the event.

Payments:         Payments can be made to the Cashier Office or deposited in the following                              account: SMC BOT Account – 020-585-0002457-02.

                          Reference: Student’s name, Form class, Year 9 Water Safety

 Gear required:  Togs or appropriate gear, Towel, Goggles, Sun block

We are all looking forward to a great day out. The activity will continue regardless of the weather.

 

Rhonda Turner
HOD Physical Education

17 Nov

Year 10 Camp

General Information

Our outdoor education camps provide the opportunity for girls to push themselves beyond their comfort zones in a controlled environment. Together they learn to manage risk, responsibly, while challenging themselves physically. In doing so their confidence and self-esteem is enhanced and their relationships with their peers are strengthened. Teamwork, group interaction and basic outdoor skills are integrated into the programmes.

To ensure that the experiences are challenging and that safety is paramount the school uses specialist and experienced outdoor education providers – Kapiti Skills. A number of our staff accompany the students for pastoral support and to provide assistance with some of the camp activities. Whilst all necessary steps are taken to ensure safety it is imperative that your daughter listens and follows all instructions, does not have phones at activities and also looks out for everyone in the group.

Please take time to study the gear list and then make suitable arrangements to hire/borrow/purchase the necessary gear. It is imperative that all students are adequately prepared and have suitable gear for all weather conditions. The key to enjoying activities is wearing the right clothes. We cannot rely on consistent weather, so you need to be prepared for sun, wind, rain or a mixture of all three! Here are some tips to being comfortable and prepared:

  • Layering is essential.
  • Bring clothes that you can pile on and then peel off.
  • Lots of thin layers are better than one big, thick jersey.
  • Avoid cotton garments as these are very cold once they are wet.
  • Polypropylene thermals are ideal and can be purchased quite cheaply.
  • Fleece tops or woollen jumpers are great for putting on top of a base layer.
  • Make sure you pack spare clothes in your day packs in case of weather changes

Each student will need to take a day bag with them to ALL activities and it should always contain the following:

  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Spare thermals
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Beanie/Sun hat (depending on the weather)
  • Gloves
  • Personal medication e.g. inhaler, antihistamine

Please leave all cell phones, stereos, ipods and the like at home. St. Mary’s College will take no responsibility for the loss of any equipment your daughter may lose on camp. Finally, a reminder that all school rules regarding smoking, alcohol and banned substances apply, and as stated previously parents/caregivers will be responsible for the cost of returning students to Wellington should there be a serious disciplinary problem.

Your daughter will require a cut lunch, and drink for the first day. Please ensure your daughter has enough food to last until dinner time. There will be no chance to stop and buy food and your daughter will be very active.

Monday 21 November

  • 10CI, 10KA and half of 10IZ need to be at school (Hawkestone entrance) by 8:15am for an 8:30am departure; If you are getting picked up from Paremata Station this will be at 8:45am.
  • You need to be dressed for activity – this will mean: footwear, socks, longjohns with shorts over the top or trackpants, thermal, jersey/polarfleece.
  • In your day pack you will need: Hat, sunblock, Rainproof Jacket, Gloves, Thermals.
  • You need your own lunch and drink. Bring enough food (snacks) to last until dinner time. This should also be in your day pack.
  • If you are rafting on the first day (see overleaf) remember your togs in your day pack, towel, and plastic bag. Plenty of warm clothes to put on afterwards in your day pack as well as dry shoes.
  • On Wednesday you will return to school at approximately 2:15pm. Drop-off at Paremata Station at 1:45pm.

Wednesday 23 November

  • 10DA, 10MH and half of 10IZ need to be at school (Hawkestone entrance) by 9:15am for a 9:30am departure; If you are getting picked up from Paremata Station this will be at 9:45am
  • You need to be dressed for activity – this will mean: footwear, socks, longjohns with shorts over the top or trackpants, thermal, jersey/polarfleece.
  • In your day pack you will need: Hat, sunblock, Rainproof Jacket, Gloves, Thermals.
  • On the first day you need your own lunch and drink. Bring enough food (snacks) to last until dinner time. This should also be in your day pack.
  • If you are rafting on the first day (see overleaf) remember your togs in your day pack, towel, and plastic bag. Plenty of warm clothes to put on afterwards in your day pack as well as dry shoes.
  • On Friday you will return to school at approximately 3pm. Drop-off at Paremata Station at 2:45pm.

Please leave all cell phones, stereos, ipods and the like at home. St. Mary’s College will take no responsibility for the loss of any equipment your daughter may lose on camp. Finally, a reminder that all school rules regarding smoking, alcohol and banned substances apply, and as stated previously parents/caregivers will be responsible for the cost of returning students to Wellington should there be a serious disciplinary problem.

We look forward to having a successful and enjoyable Year 10 camp

Rhonda Turner
HOD Physical Education

16 Nov

Buses

No buses will stop on Hawkestone St before or after school because of the damaged building on Molesworth St

Buses that normally stop on Hawkestone St before or after school will now stop on Hill St
This notice applies for the forseeable future and you will be notified when it is lifted
Students have been informed
Dr Peter Sanders 
Assistant Principal
15 Nov

Important Notice for Parents/Caregivers

15 November 2016

Dear Parents and Caregivers

JUNIOR STUDENTS
We have just been advised that roads are closing due to flooding and that all train services have ceased. All families of Junior Students are advised that they should come and collect students from school as soon as possible.
Any students not able to get through to their home may remain at school where they will be cared for until they are able to be collected.
NO student may leave the school premises until a parent or caregiver has made direct contact with the school.

SENIOR STUDENTS.
NZQA morning and afternoon exams are still on as scheduled.

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE ST MARY’S COLLEGE WEBSITE www.st-marys-wellington.school.nz for further updates.

Kind regards.

Mrs Catherine Ryan
Principal

31 Oct
27 Oct

Senior Prizegiving

The Senior Prizegiving will be held in  St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday 31 October at 7.00pm

1 Nov
27 Oct

Thanksgiving Mass

Thanksgiving Mass will be held in Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday 1 November at 9.15am