St Patrick's College, Wellington

Parent Weekly Update 8 December

Dear Parents and Caregivers

A reminder that parents are most welcome to attend Junior Prizegiving today at 10am in the College hall. Year 9 and Year 10 students are required to wear formal uniform. Term 4 will finish after prizegiving which we expect to be approximately 11.40am. Students will need to organise their own transport home as no school buses will be available. The final College newsletter is available on the College website and the link is: https://tinyurl.com/yarzfxcl

JUNIOR REPORTS: A report summarising academic progress has been posted home to all parents of Year 9 and Year 10 students. The comments are also available on the Parent Portal.

An updated KAMAR Parent Portal has been uploaded this week. To access the parent portal please log in as per normal with the username and password that has already been supplied by the College. To access results and reports just click results and find what you are looking for. The Portal is very self-explanatory.

2017 PATRICIAN MAGAZINE: The Patrician magazine is available for collection from the College office from next Monday to those families who have paid for it. Year 9 and 10 students who had ordered a copy of the Patrician were given them this morning to bring home. The magazine costs $27.

PAYMENT OF FEES AND DONATIONS: We would really appreciate all families ensuring their fees and donations are paid before the end of the year. We are unable to offer all the extra opportunities we provide for your sons if fees and donations are not paid.

RETURN OF TEXTBOOKS OR LIBRARY BOOKS: Please be advised if your son has any subject text books or library books at home, he must return them to the school office, which will be open until Monday 18 December for any returns and fee payments. Any un-returned textbooks or library books will be charged to your account. No students will be able to be issued textbooks for the New Year until the old textbooks are returned or paid for.

COLLEGE OFFICE HOLIDAY TIMETABLE: The College Office will be open from Monday 11 December to Monday 18 December from 9am to 4pm daily. The College office will close on Monday 18 December at 4pm and will reopen on Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 9am.

CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL: Te Kura Summer School – does your son need additional credits in NCEA? Te Kura can help.
http://www.tekura.school.nz/summerschool/ Call 0800 65 99 88 or email summerschool@tekura.school.nz

TERM DATES FOR 2018:

  • Term 1: 30 January to 13 April
  • Term 2: 30 April to 6 July
  • Term 3: 23 July to 28 September
  • Term 4: 15 October to 12 December

START UP INFORMATION FOR 2018: The College will post out a ‘start up’ letter to all students with Stationery Lists in mid-January. A copy of the Stationery Lists at each year level will be available on the College website from early next week. If you have changed address recently could you please contact the College office or email admin@stpats.school.nz to inform us.

REMINDER ABOUT COLLEGE BLAZERS: All students from Year 10 onwards require a blazer. These are available for purchase either from NZ Uniforms or the Second Hand Uniform Shop has a number available for sale.

NZ UNIFORMS: St Patrick College vests for Year 13 students in 2018 are available for purchase now at a cost of $105 from NZ Uniforms. The contact details are as follows: Wellington Shop Manager: Jessica Bunnell Phone: 238-4727 or 0800 698 643. You can also use their website for online orders. The link to the website is http://stpatricks.nzuniforms.com

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP HOURS OVER SUMMER: Summer holiday opening times are:

  • DECEMBER: Saturday 16 December from 10am – 12:30pm
  • JANUARY 2018: Saturday 13 January from 10am – 12:30, Thursday 18 January from 4pm – 7pm, Saturday 20 January from 10am – 12:30, Wednesday 25 January from 4pm – 7pm, and Saturday 28 January from 10am – 12:30.
  • FEBRUARY: Thursday 1 February from 1pm – 2 pm.

EFTPOS is now available. The Second Hand Uniform Shop raises approximately $10,000 each year and is staffed by volunteers that are keen to provide a service to the College community. The funds raised are used to provide scholarships, hospitality events and donations to the College to purchase additional items for use by all boys. The Women’s Group would be most grateful for the donation of uniform items to be sold in the Second Hand Uniform Shop. If items are to be sold on commission please fill in the form available on the College website or from the office, and leave it with your items. Stock is low and next year’s Year 9 boys will be coming in to buy their uniforms from 16 December.

SPECIAL NEWS: I would also like to acknowledge and congratulate our former Rector, Fr Paul Martin SM who was appointed as the new Bishop of Christchurch earlier this week.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: The staff of St Patrick’s College wishes you all a wonderful Christmas and safe and relaxing holiday period. Please take time to join with Christian communities all around the world by going to Mass in your local parish at Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus who brought such hope and joy to our world. May we all remember the message of the Angels “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will toward men”.

Kind regards

Neal Swindells
RECTOR