News by: St Mary's College



4 Apr

Year 12 and 13 Art History Sculpture Walk

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Waldren
Art History Teacher

14 Mar

Entertainment Books 2018

The PTFA is once again selling the Entertainment Book. If you are interested in purchasing a copy please use the link below to order.

13 Mar

PTFA Notices

 

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.marys.wellington.ptfa@gmail.com

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: marys.wellington.ptfa@gmail.com
  • Like our Facebook page  http://www.facebook.com/SMC.Wgtn.PTFA/ We’ll keep it up-to-date with information about upcoming events.
  • 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.

27 Feb

Loving Vincent

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.

Ms Waldren
Art History Teacher

8 Feb

Music Lessons 2018

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.

 For Y9, click here for more information and the lesson try out form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSUq5Ss3nZepGxiEOj20Y52ZcMWfI4-p_9NHRXuwoB9iT09w/viewform

For Y10 – 13 click here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG1JObcKADxe-F-PR8QsnlwKElNXOonrO4CUt6Zg60D00VFg/viewform

For more information come to the Music room or email emina.steedman@stmw.school.nz

Emina Steedman
HOD Music

30 Nov

2018 Stationery Lists

2018 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.

30 Oct

Young Enterprise

Congratulations to two of our Young Enterprise teams who won awards at the Regional Finals.

Calico & Co won the Social Impact Award and Blueprint won the Business Resilience Award.

Marion Myers
HOD Accounting & Economics

26 Oct

Rugby Sevens

On Monday October 23 the SMC Sevens Team successfully defended their Condor Regionals title comprehensively winning all the games played.

Several new players have been brought into the team so as to create an ongoing presence in rugby for St Mary’s

The results were as follows:

Pool Play
Vs Taita College – win – 41-7
Vs Naenae College – win – 49 – 0
Vs Wellington East – win – 50 – 0

Semi Final
Vs Wainiuomata High – win -34-0

Final
Vs Aotea College – win 41-7

The team now commences training to prepare to defend its national title in Auckland on December 2-3.

Mark Hurley
Manager

12 Sep
12 Sep

NZQA Fees Due

NZQA fee’s for Yr 11 – 13 due Tuesday the 12th September
A late fee of $50 to NZQA applies.
Account Number – 02-0585-0002457-002
Particulars – Surname + 1st and 2nd initial
Code: Ako Class
Reference – NZQA
12 Sep

Uber Eats

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

Dr Sanders
Assistant Principal