In Faith, Hope and Love Together Hato Opani Katorika Kura 49 Rutland Street CHRISTCHURCH 8014 Ph: 03 355-7538 Fax: 03 355-9652 Email:[email protected] www.stalbanscatholic.school.nz Newsletter No. 19 Together we excel, we live our faith and celebrate learning and life. Dear Parents 27 June This week is my last week at St. Albans Catholic School and it has been a pleasure to be here. I would like to thank Catherine and the Board for their support. The school has a very committed Board of Trustees who have the very best interests of the school at heart and play such an important role in the governance of the school. I would like to thank Wendy and the PTA for their hard work, kindness and generosity of time. Thank you Jenni for your friendship and guidance. In my time here I have had the opportunity to observe the teachers in their classrooms and their classroom programmes. I have been very impressed with the high standards staff set for themselves and for the pupils they teach. Each child is valued and respected. I would like to say a very special thank you to all staff members. This school is a little gem! Reminder Mufti Mania Day: This Friday 29 June (last day of term) we will be having a coin trail in exchange for the privilege of wearing mufti to raise money for this worthy project. Please save your small change for the coin trail. Mufti Mania 2012 fundraising will go towards helping education in the Solomon Islands. If you would like more information please go to the school website and click on Religious Education. Canterbury Cross Country: What outstanding results our athletes achieved at the Canterbury Cross Country at Halswell on 13 June. The confirmed results are: Chanel: 12th Kate: 26th th India: 48 Alice: 51st The fields at the cross country were around 120 so well done to you all. Not only were we very proud of our athletes but the North Zone has written and congratulated them as well. The placings that our children got have contributed to the North Zone 9 year old boys and 9 year old girls both getting FIRST in their team races. Well done. Congratulations: Congratulations to Amelia Schiavuzzi and Thomas McClean who have been chosen to sing in the Special Choir at this years Christchurch Primary Schools Music Festival. Class Awards: Room 2: Room 3: Room 4: Room 5: Lillie Howell Bridgetta Coyle Hudson Irving Declan Barry Principal’s Award: Zoey Plew-Smeehuyzen PTA News: TRIVIA NIGHT RAFFLE: Today each family will receive one Quiz Night Raffle Card (10 tickets) to sell over the holidays. Prizes include food hampers, wine and $100 voucher to Brigitte’s Espresso. Cards and money are due back at school on Monday 23 July. ST ALBANS CATHOLIC SCHOOL QUIZ NIGHT – FRIDAY 27 JULY – ST ALBANS SHIRLEY CLUB Doors open 7pm, Quiz starts at 7.30pm Tickets for our quiz night go on sale today and every Wednesday after school. Tickets are $15 per head, up to six people in a team. Numbers are limited so get your team together now! Our quiz mistress, Mrs Sjoberg, guarantees a great night out! We would like to remind you that about the learning activities on the school website which you are can do with your children. God Bless Maureen Moore From the Parish: ATTENDANCE DUES: It would be appreciated if Attendance Dues could be paid by the end of Term. Thanks. PLEASE NOTE: As the driveway from Rutland street to the presbytery carpark is in a very bad state of repair it would be appreciated if parents DO NOT use this driveway or carpark when bringing children to school or picking children up from school. Community News: CHRISTCHURCH CITY LIBRARIES MATARIKI EVENT Whanau Fun Day Saturday 30 June 10-4pm Join your community at Reha Marae at 79 Springfield Road, St Albans for storytelling,weaving, waiata, stalls and more.