There is an Arts & Cultural concert to be held in the school Hall at 6pm tonight. All are welcome to attend. Please bring a Gold Coin donation for Women’s Refuge. There will be performances from Prima, Scholar, Irish dancers, solo singers, ukulele club, guitar ensemble, orchestra and more. Approximate running time 1.5hrs.
Congratulations to Justine Lim-Ranola for having her poem “The Seas” selected to be included in the Young NZ Writers’ Write Off Line 2016 book. The book is called “Everyone’s a Winner” and is an anthology of NZ secondary school student short stories and poetry.
It will be available as an ebook and a print on demand from Amazon, on the 31st of October. If you would like to pre-order a paper copy please email your details (name and address) to firstname.lastname@example.org – you can pay by by direct debit to:
Young Tauranga Writers
03 1550 00061208 001
Last Friday 12 Year 10 Economics girls attended “Epic Day” at the Royal Society. This event was organised by Young Enterprise Trust and was sponsored by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Dairy NZ.
The day was intended to showcase the scientific, technological and entrepreneurial career opportunities available in our Primary Industries. The girls pronounced the day “interesting and very worthwhile”.
The Junior Premier debating team of Catherine Ramoo, Samantha Samaniego and Aira Ngarimu won five out of six debates to reach the Semi Final of the debating competition. The team opposed the moot ‘That we should farm endangered species’. The girls confidently presented their arguments and rebutted with great enthusiasm. It was a close debate but unfortunately they were narrowly defeated by St Oran’s College. The girls can be proud of their accomplishments throughout the debating season. A highlight of their season was winning the Impromptu Cup debating tournament held on 7 August. Although this was the last debate of the year, there is a lot of talent in this team which bodes well for the years ahead.
As agreed between the Secretary for Education, NZPPTA and NZEI, the St Mary’s College Branch of the PPTA and NZEI will be taking part in a paid Union Meetings on TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2016 between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. The purpose of the meeting is to allow teachers to be updated on talks related to the Education Amendment Bill (No 4).
As we will be unable to operate the regular timetable, students will be dismissed from school at 12.30pm which is the beginning of the lunch hour.
Should any parents be unable to make alternative arrangements for their daughters, supervision will be arranged at St Mary’s until the end of the school day at 3.20pm.
The school Tuckshop will not be open during the lunch hour.