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NEWSLETTER 6 November 2014
Stella Maris Catholic Primary School
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Dear Families
This Sunday we hear Jesus tell the parable of the 10 bridesmaids. 5 of the bridesmaids were
wise and carried extra oil for their lamps, while the other 5 were foolish and only had enough oil
for a certain period of time.
Jesus is teaching us to be alert and ready for we do not know the day of His return.
A critical part of being ready is to be prepared for the possibility of a long delay in Jesus‘ return
because the exact time of Christ's return is unknown, constant watchfulness is demanded.
Thank you to our PTFA and teachers for organising the two discos last Friday. Our students had
a great time.
For those who were unable to attend Café Stella on Wednesday morning, the powerpoint I
shared about National Standards is available on the 1st page of the school website
www.stellamaris.school.nz
Congratulations to all our cricketers who represented us so well on Tuesday. Special thanks to
Mr Hobman for organising, and parents who supported with transport and umpiring.
Congratulations to the following who were awarded certificates at Assembly:
St Mary
St Lucy
Rory Humphreys, Grainne Aitken
Sophie Skinner, Zach Main
St Benedict
St Leo
Billy Hindley, Makayli Ye
Melissa Wood, Lorelei Slater, Hannah O’Neill
St Nicholas
St Francis
Matthew Viscoe, Jack Rust
Bowan Ellis, Adrianna Beck, Matthew Nelson
St Clare
St Joachim
Brody Savage, Sophia Lopez
Amy O’Neill, Kristen Pryce, Jack McEwan
St Anthony
Zoe Beaver, Ebony Person
St Augustine
Jackson Mant, Marcella Coory
St Dominic
Laetitia Tan, Ben Catchpole, Olivia Rowe
St Joseph
Jayde Perris, Caitlyn Beckett
St Peter
Christiana Marsh, Caitlin Evans
St Patrick
Jada Ye, Caitlin Duffield, Isabella Scopas
Team News
Matikao Team: Reading and Maths assessments are well underway in preparation for report
writing. As well as listening to your children read each night, you can ask them to tell you the
main ideas in their books. Please encourage full sentence answers. Thank you for continuing to
fill in the Reading Logs so consistently as well.
Mokehu Team: Disco was a huge success and the children are still talking about it. Thank you
to the PTFA for all their hard work in preparation and decoration of the hall. Our final “Athletics
Fun Day” to show all our skills will be on Thursday the 4th December at 10.30 am. We will finish
the morning with novelty races and a shared sausage sizzle lunch. Please put on your calendars.
We will need some cooks for the day please
Huruhuru Team: Congratulations to our Year 5 – 6 cricket teams who all represented our school
so wonderfully on Tuesday. A special thank you to Adam Newey and Michael Shimwell who
assisted with umpiring and score keeping. The M.O.R.E group are looking forward to sharing
their inspirational leaders presentation with Huruhuru next week.
Alan Watts
Principal
Hibiscus Coast Parish Priest: Father Patrick Brady – P: 09 426 5599 ext 2 – E: [email protected]
Stella Maris Catholic Primary School
Our Bishop often reminds us that as a Catholic School our primary goal is
“above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others.”
Paul says: “Be imitators of God, walk in love; walk in goodness; walk in meekness”. “Be merciful –
says Paul – forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be, then, imitators of God and
walk in love, that is, walk in mercy, forgiveness, love. And these are the words of a child of light”.
Reflection for this week: Are we helping our children to do this?
SCHOOL NEWS
Photolife
All sports team, group and family photos are now
available for ordering online. Students have received a
shoot key for identifying themselves when ordering.
www.photolife.co.nz Any queries, please contact Photolife
directly 0800 501 040.
Foundation Day And Day For All Days
14th November
This special day will be celebrated with a Mufti Day, NO
gold coin required. A fun day has been planned by the
year 7 and 8 students.
Parent Helpers Morning Tea
The staff of Stella Maris would like to express their
gratitude to those of you who have helped in the school in
any way this past year. You are invited to a morning tea on
3rd December at 11.00 am. For catering purposes if you
are able to attend, please leave your name at the school
office. We hope to see you there.
Parish School Mass
Saturday 29th November 5.30 pm St Johns Orewa
students and families are invited to attend. School
attendance registers will be taken at this Mass. Please
arrive no later than 5.15 pm. Thank you.
A Request
Could you please check at home for Conor O’Shea’s
photo album of his overseas trip. It is approximately A5
size and is multicoloured. It is full of photographs and
tickets, momentous of his time spent in Ireland, Europe
and North America. It went missing during the last week
of school when the Seniors were focussing on the Pirates
of the Curry Bean. The class have looked hard for it and
we would all be happy if it could be returned.
Congratulations To
Crystal Cook who has been selected to represent New
Z e a l a n d i n t h e M a u y T h a i K i c k b o x i n g Wo r l d
Championships in Bangkok in August 2015. We are proud
of you Crystal!
HBC Parish Care And Share Team
As part of our ongoing commitment to this wonderful
Ministry that operates in the Parish, we will have our final
"Bring a Can" for the year, from Wednesday 19th to Friday
21st November. The parish makes up hampers for those
in need and at this time of the year the support given to
members of the Community is only possible through your
generosity. On behalf of the Care and Share team thank
you for the support during the year.
End Of Year Reporting
And National Standards
The end of year reports will be sent home on Friday
12 December. Included in the report will be the National
Standards graphs showing progress and achievement
against the standards. If you need to revise the National
Standards information you can access this on the school
website, www.stellamaris.school.nz. Under the News and
Information tab there is a link to National Standards
information, including links to Ministry of Education
resources.
Cupcake Friday Tomorrow And Every Friday
In the school atrium cupcakes and cookies $2.50 each
Pita Pit Lunches Tomorrow And Every Friday
Orders must in in to the school office by 9.00 am
SPORTS NEWS
Flipper Ball
Noel Leeming Silverdale Support Your
School For Christmas
Stella Stingrays vs Red Beach
Win 3 – 1
Player of the day
Pipi Quinlan
Fair Player
Marin Armstrong-Wills
From Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th November. 2.5% of total
sales will go to our School. Cost + 10%, some exclusions
apply. See the flyer that was sent home with last weeks
newsletter.
Stella Rockets vs Sports Gulf Harbour
Win 17 – 0
Player of the day
Simonne Lawson
Congratulations To
Daniel Manning who played violin in the Sinfonia
Orchestra as part of the APPA, Auckland Primary
Principals Association, at the Auckland Town Hall on
Tuesday evening. The Sinfonia Orchestra will also be
performing on the 19th November at the Town Hall. Well
done Daniel!
Netball
Summer Soccer
Stella United vs Falcons
Player of the day
Loss 4 – 16
Ella Aguas
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PTFA NEWS
Second Hand Uniform Sale
28th November, in the School Atrium 8.15 am
The Stella Stars
will be experimenting with Slime and Gloop this week! It will
be a great interactive session with the preschoolers, come
along and join them for a morning of fun! Every Friday
during term time, 8.45 am till 11.00 am – All welcome!
Mark Your Diaries – 4 Weeks To Go!!!
PTFA End Of Year Christmas Picnic
Friday 5 December 4.00 Pm
The PTFA Christmas Picnic is on Friday 5th December
starting at 4.00 pm. We invite Stella Maris School Families
to enjoy a fun evening of friendship, food, Christmas
shopping and entertainment. Families welcome to bring
their own picnic dinner or purchase from the PTFA stalls
of sausage sizzle, buffalo burgers and mussel fritters. Soft
drinks available for purchase, by CASH ONLY. New bar
regulations no longer allow the sale of alcohol. There will
also be a PTFA ‘Sweets stall'. All PTFA stalls CASH ONLY.
Cakes and other Christmas baking on sale from ‘Cake
Art’. Santa is also rumoured to be making an appearance!
Artisan stalls offering Christmas gift ideas. ‘Artisan stall
holder’ enquires please contact Connie Catchpole M:
0272070987 E: [email protected] There will be on
offer 2 paid entertainments CASH ONLY – Terminator
obstacle course $2.50 per turn 5 years + and Fantasyland
Bouncy Castle $3.00 for 5 minutes for under 8 year olds.
We require ‘sweet makers’ and rostered parent helpers on
PTFA stalls. Rosters will be displayed soon. All other
enquires please contact Michelle Nottage P: 428 1155
M: 021 476 856 E: [email protected]
PARISH NEWS
Christmas At St Benedict’s
Auckland’s largest Christmas display, open for viewing
daily till 9.00 pm from 22nd December. 1 St Benedict’s
Street, Newton. Phone: 09 379 0624.
Working Bee
There will be a working bee to tidy the gardens and
grounds at St Francis Church on Sunday 8th November,
from 8.30 am to approximately 12.00 pm noon. If you are
able to assist the team with this work, please bring along
hand gardening tools and perhaps a wheelbarrow.
Morning tea will be provided. Contact Kevin Straka,
09 426 9189 if you have any queries.
God’s Earth –
For All Peoples And For All Generations.
This is a four session small group programme planned by
our Diocese. Bishop Pat has been urging parishes to
make it available to all parishioners. The Social Justice
Committee plans to do this on four Thursday nights.
These 90 minute sessions will be held on Thursday 13th,
20th, 27th November and 4th December. Sessions will be
held in the parish hall and are open to all interested
parishioners. Bishop Pat says “I commend to you this
environmental programme, God’s Earth, so that together
we may listen to the Earth and discern how we can better
live out a true respect for the integrity of God’s creation”.
If you are interested in attending please add your name to
the list in the church foyers.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Whangaparaoa Annual Horticultural Show
Held in the Whangaparaoa Ratepayers Hall on Friday 7th
and Saturday 8th November.You are invited to view the
exhibits. There will be entries in the Children’s Section
from Stella Maris students. For further information phone
Annabelle 09 424 8873.
SKIDS Stella Maris
Will offer a December Holiday Programme 17th –
24th December 2014. They will also offer a January
Holiday Programme 12th – 30th January 2015. Flyers will
be made available next week.
SKIDS After School Care
Will be open on 16th December from 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
as Stella Maris finishes at 12.20 pm that day. They will
provide the usual afternoon tea, but please have your
children bring lunch.
An Invitation
Hear Abby Johnson tell her powerful and inspiring story,
other speakers Michelle Kaufman, and Fr Jeremy Palman.
Saturday 6th December 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Enquiries to 0800 367 5433.
Plunket Fundraiser
“What a woman wants”. Learn what to wear and how to
wear it. Orewa Arts and Events Centre, Orewa College.
Riverside Road. Monday 17th November, doors open
7.00 pm. Tickets $25.00 includes a light dessert supper.
Cash bar and raffles available on the night. Tickets
available from BNZ Orewa or Silverdale. Contact Emma
021 173 5525.
Designer Christmas Shopping Tonight
This will be taking place this evening. KingsWay School
Events Centre. 100 Jelas Rd. $5.00 Entry, Eftpos Facility,
Café, Goodie Bags for the first 100 shoppers.
www.shop4christmas.co.nz.
The Hibiscus Coast Arts Trail
Spend a wonderful weekend exploring the studios of the
region's creative talent set in some of New Zealand's
most stunning scenery. 22nd & 23rd of November 2014.
Studios are open both days from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm For more info and to download a trail map visit
www.estuaryarts.org
Silverdale Events November 16th
The European Christmas Market
In the Village Hall and Street. Lots of great gift ideas and
yummy food. 9.00 am to 2.30 pm
Hod Rod Car Expo
Lower Carpark at the Silverdale Centre 10.00 am to
2.00 pm. Gold coin donation. Fundraiser for St John’s
Silverdale.
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Charism Awards Presented at Assembly 11.20 am
Foundation Day and Day for All Days – Mufti Day – No gold coin
‘Bring a Can’ Wednesday to Friday 21st November
Liturgy 8.55 am – All welcome
Huruhuru Team Athletics Day
PTFA Meeting 7.15 pm
New Families starting Term 1, 2015 Class visit and meet the Principal
BOT Meeting 6.00 pm
PTFA Second Hand Uniform Sale 8.15 am school foyer
Parish School Mass 5.30 pm St Johns Church Orewa
Inter schools Athletics Day Millennium Institute Albany
Parent Helpers for 2014 Morning Tea
Marrzipan Drama 12.45 pm performance to school
Liturgy 8.55 am – All Welcome
New Families starting Term 1, 2015 Class visit 8.45 am
Mufti Day – Christmas Theme (No Gold Coin)
End of Year Picnic
Constable Dave working with 2015 Carpark Valet volunteers
Charism Awards to be presented at Assembly 11.20 am
Matikao Production to parents 10.00 am
Matikao Production to parents 1.30 pm
Car park Valets and Librarians to Waiwera Pools
BOT Meeting 6.00 pm
SHINE Challenge Awards – Time TBA
Playgroup Christmas Party – School Hall 9.00 am – Midday
Reports going home
End of Year Thanks Giving Liturgy – St John’s Church Orewa
Graduation Dinner 5.30 pm
All school leavers trip to Waiwera Pools – 12.30 pm
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Parish Office
– Fr Pat Brady –
[email protected]
– Parish Secretary –
Theresa Fouché
[email protected]
– Pastoral Associates –
Deacon Murray Morgan
[email protected]
09 426 5599
SKIDS
– After School Care –
027 846 1725
School Dental Clinic
09 426 8470
Bayes Buses
09 426 5504
09 420 6091
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2015 Public Holidays
Netball
– Cancellation Number –
09 424 2318
Ritchies Buses
2015 School Term Dates
Kelly Sport
– Cancellation Number –
09 427 9377
Auckland Anniversary
Good Friday
Anzac Day
Queens Birthday
Labour Day
Public Health Nurse
– Adrienne Powderley –
09 427 0300 ext 4339
Influenza A (H1N1)
– Advise Healthline –
0800 611 116
Stella Maris School
– Website –
www.stellamaris.school.nz
Easy Shopping For You
– Easy Fundraising for us –
www.yourfastshop.co.nz
Waitemata Health
www.webhealth.co.nz
Vodafone
– Intelligent Rewards –
0508 011 737
www.intelligentrewards.co.nz
Auckland Youth
www.akyouth.org.nz
SKIDS donate water bottles to Stella Maris
“Ki te ingoa o te Matua, O te Tamaiti O te Wairua Tapu, Amene”
In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit Amen
NEWSLETTER 6 November 2014
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