St Patrick's College, Wellington

Parent Weekly Update 5 May

Dear Parents and Caregivers

DATES TO DIARY FOR NEXT WEEK: Monday 8 May – Polynesian Parents’ Association meet at 6pm in the staffroom and Parents’ Association meet at 7.30pm. Tuesday 9 May – “A Taste of St Pat’s Day” for Year 8 Catholic boys interested in attending next year. Wednesday 10 May – Football exchange with Palmerston North Boys’ High hosted at SPC, and also Under 15B and 2nd XV rugby travel to Hato Paora. Thursday 11 May – Senior dance in the hall at 7pm. Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May – O’Shea Shield weekend hosted at St Bernard’s College. Please note that the Parents of Patricians evening for Year 9 parents planned for Tuesday 23 May at 7.30pm in the hall will now be held on Tuesday 13 June.

SELECTION OF PARENT TRUSTEE TO FILL CASUAL VACANCY: On 18 April 2017 the Board of Trustees of St Patrick’s College Wellington resolved to undertake a ‘Selection’ process pursuant to section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill a parent representative vacancy that has arisen. The Board proposes to select a parent representative from the school community who will be able to contribute to delivering on our strategic focus and who will provide balance to the Board makeup through skills, experience and connection to our school community groups. The School community is advised that despite resolving to fill a vacancy by selection, the board must hold an election to fill the vacancy if, a total of at least 10% of the people entitled to vote in an election for trustees advises the board, in writing, that they wish the vacancy to be filled by an election before Friday 19 May. Any such notification should be directed to the: Board of Trustee’s Secretary, C/- St Patrick’s College, P.O. Box 14-022, Wellington 6241.

FOUNDATION BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTIONSaturday 17 June –the theme for this year’s dinner is Educational Diversity. We are fundraising to support the education of our migrant and refugee students and those with learning difficulties. Please support this fantastic cause by gathering a group of friends and booking a table. It is $800 for a table of 10. You will receive a glass of bubbly on arrival and a delicious three course meal with wine, while entertained by some of the school’s talented musicians and singers. The guest speaker this year is ex All Black Michael Jones. It’s sure to be a great night! Email development@stpats.school.nz

NCEA PAYMENTS: 2017 NCEA fee $76.70 has now been attached to your son’s account, please be advised that payment must be made to the College by 29 August 2017. If you have a current Community Services Card, you can fill in a Financial Assistance form available from the cashier or from the NZQA website www.nzqa.govt.nz and the cost will be reduced to $20.

ST PAT’S CRICKET QUIZ / AUCTION ON SATURDAY 20 MAY: Arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm start in the St Pat’s College Hall: We are asking our St Pat’s College community to support this fundraising event to send the 2017 1st XI and Development cricket teams to Australia in September/October for a pre-season tour. This popular quiz evening includes some fabulous Auction items, a cash bar and some great quick fire raffles for what promises to be a night not to miss. Get together a table of 7-9 people for a fun night out. Tickets are $25 per head (which includes a light supper & nibbles), tickets are available from the (24) touring cricketers or you can contact Tracey Thomson on 021-919737 or by email traceyt@cyclone.co.nz to secure your table. Note limited tables available.

PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISING WITH ENTERTAINMENT™: the NEW 2017|2018 Entertainment™ Books are here! For every Entertainment™ Book and Entertainment™ Digital Membership we sell, $12 contributes to our fundraising! The new Entertainment™ Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers that you can use through to 1 June 2018. The more Memberships we sell, the more we raise! Please tell your family and friends. Thank you for your support! Use this link to take you directly to our College page – and you can collect the books from the School Office. https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/1042f11

Kind regards

Neal Swindells
RECTOR