On March 26th, the Art History students did an early morning sculpture walk looking at sculpture in public places in central Wellington. The walk took in Civic Square and the City to Sea bridge, Lambton Quay, the Cable Car and then down through the Botanical Gardens to be back at school in time for morning tea. We were interested in looking at connections between the sculptures and their environments as well as the stories they tell of this place and our past.
New Treasurer needed: Our fantastic Treasurer is moving on now that her daughter has left the school. If you are able to assist the PTFA in this capacity please let us know urgently at; St.firstname.lastname@example.org
Any parents/friends or family interested in participating on the committee, or wanting to meet us to discover what we do are welcome to come along. We are always keen to hear new ideas and to receive feedback to help us do the best we can for the students.
Draft PTFA Event Calendar 2018
Each year the PTFA has two goals. Firstly, to raise money for the school and secondly, to provide opportunities for families and friends of the school to gather as a community.
We are finalising dates for our significant events over the next month and will let you know once the dates are set.
March: Fundraiser Donation scheme request sent out
March- August: Fundraiser Entertainment Book available to purchase
Mid June: Community Event
Parent/Daughter Breakfast at Parliament
August/September: Major Fundraiser and Community Event TBC
December: Fundraiser Parking for the Thorndon Fair
How can you help the PTFA to help the school?
We are looking for an inspirational speaker for our Breakfast at Parliament this year – let us know if you have a contact that might be of use.
We are developing a database of contacts that might be useful for sponsorship and donations for our raffles and auctions. If you think you can help or know someone that might fit into this category, please contact us at: email@example.com
Join the PTFA as a committee member, or a helper (to be called upon to help with events).
Support our Hill’s Angels initiative. This is a small group of people that provide meals to be distributed to School families in times of challenge. It’s a way of providing support and care to our community.
Come along to fundraising events and bring your friends!
We look forward to opportunities to meet with you at events during the year. We will do our very best to ensure we keep you up to date with what we have planned. Upcoming events and information can be found on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/SMC.Wgtn.PTFA/ or on the school website. Please make sure to ‘Like’ our page.
Year 12/13 Art History Field trip
Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn
On Friday, February 16, we went on our first Art History Field trip to see the film Loving Vincent, the first ever entirely oil-painted animation feature film. Set 12 months after the death of Vincent van Gogh, it tells the story of the life, death and artistic legacy.
The painterly brushwork made the animation come alive and many of the works of Van Gogh were recognisable throughout. It was a really good way to get new students of Art History into the spirit of the subject.
Here at SMC, we have some great itinerant music teachers who teach a wide range of instruments. High school is the ideal time to continue learning or start a new instrument. Music and learning an instrument enhances confidence, self discipline, concentration, creativity, and presentation skills. It is also a great way to get involved, make new friends and is an excellent recreational activity.
All lessons are held in the Music Department and run during the school day. Priority is given to music option students, students who have been learning previously, and Y9 students, however, students of all year levels are encouraged to give it a try. We also run a range of extracurricular music groups which will be starting up in the first few weeks of term.
Please clarify with students that they may NOT use Uber eats to get food delivered to them at school. We have a current procedure that any food delivered to the school must go through a teacher e.g some teachers arrange pizza deliveries for special occasions – this is because of Health & Safety issues surrounding unvetted delivery drivers interacting with our students