The photographer, Christian Hipolito has kindly loaded higher resolution photos to the website for you to download independently. Because of the size of the file they will be available on his website for the next 2 months only.
SUPPER AND AUCTION,
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST
This is our major fundraiser for the year.
Guest speaker – Stephen Vaughan
Supper and a complimentary glass of bubbles
Get a table of 10 together to enjoy a night out with friends.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The PTFA are busy rounding up some great auction items and need your help!
Please consider and approach your own networks/ businesses /colleagues/ associates for any services and items that we can put into the Auction –
All creative ideas considered!
Do you have access to services e.g. maintenance/landscape/car/garage? Or products (items that we can use for gift packs?)
Are you aware of a holiday home that could be offeed for a weekend or week?
Might you have products/services that you can donate (i.e. lawyer, accouontant,hairdressser etc?)
Perhaps you have some creative artwork you can donate?
Please give this your consideration to make this a great event for the College.
On Friday 8 July we are celebrating Wisdom Day at St Mary’s College. As part of this day we are celebrating Grandparents Mass. This Mass is at 10.15 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral followed by morning tea in the College Hall.
Invitations for the Mass have been given to the girls. We would love to celebrate this day with as many Grandparents as possible. Those who are unable to attend will be remembered in a special way at the Mass.
On Friday June 17 five of our Year 13 Economics girls participated in the Reserve Bank of NZ’s Monetary Policy Competition.
Scarlet Travers, Emma Botha, Paris Guglielmoni, Lauren Halka and Anna Te gave a very convincing and polished presentation via Skype Conference, and then proceeded to answer the RBNZ’s Judges searching questions very confidently. Congratulations to these girls on their impressive performance and the hard work they put in to their presentation. We have just heard that the girls were highly commended and placed in the top 10 teams out of 57 teams nationally.
On Friday June 17 four All Blacks visited the school to run a skills session for our rugby players. St Mary’s was a winner of the OneMoreTeam competition where three schools throughout the country were chosen to receive a visit from the All Blacks. The session involved questions and answers, signature signing and skills and drills, such as ball retention, tackling, passing and taking the ball into contact. At this time both rugby teams are unbeaten in their respective competitions.
The All Blacks involved were Lima Sopoaga (sister goes to SMC), Damian McKenzie, Patrick Tuipulotu and George Moala.
Two of our Y9 French classes enjoyed a special virtual trip to Paris visiting L’Opéra Garnier, Versailles and Notre Dame with former St Mary’s student Emma McDonald this week. Emma, who recently returned to Wellington after working as an English Assistante in two Parisian primary schools, completed an Honours degree in French at Victoria University in 2014.
Thank you to all those that helped make this week’s Parent Daughter Breakfast a success.
It was wonderful to see so many families brave the depths of winter to come together as a community. Our speaker, Stacey Shortall is an amazing woman, her strength and compassion were inspiring and we are sure that many of you will now end each day with the thought, ‘Who did I help today?”
Photographs will be available to download in the next few days – we will post the link on the school website and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SMC.Wgtn.PTFA