The followers of Jesus were hiding in a room, scared and anxious after his death. They didn’t know what was going to happen to them. They were scared and anxious - similar feelings to our own at the moment. They were strengthened by the presence of the Holy Spirit within them. We too are already filled with the Holy Spirit, although we do not always have that awareness in the confusion of these days. So let's take strength from the Holy Spirit and remember the first words of Jesus after the Resurrection, Peace be with you.
The Prime Minister’s description yesterday of what Covid-19 Alert Level 3 will look like for a return to school for Yr 9 and 10 students, has caused speculation into people’s minds. And fair enough. There will be an announcement from our Prime Minister next Monday 20 April on the possible transition to Level 3. So until we know more and can plan accordingly, I think it is best that we deal with what we do know,...
Greetings as we enter the third week of Lockdown and importantly for us all, Easter weekend.
Easter is the Church’s season of great hope. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has, for over 2000 years, been the touchstone for our Catholic faith. We are people of great hope - that the death and resurrection of Jesus means salvation for us in this earthly life and in the promise of eternal life. In this time of isolation and lockdown, we pray in great hope for a return to the love and companionship of family, friends and colleagues.
Easter Liturgies: Cardinal John in his weekly newsletter has highlighted the following opportunities for liturgies which will be celebrated from the Chapel in Viard House and will be available online for anyone to follow and participate in -
Congratulations to Ava who gained a bronze medal for U14 mixed 2km Beach rely and Alessandra who gained a bronze medal for U14 girls Tube rescue in the recent Surf LifeSaving New Zealand Under 14 Championships Oceans 2020.
Some challenging surf conditions with some big surf and tough competition, both girls showed outstanding performances at this national event, with over 800 competitors across the country including a club from Australia. They represented their club Lyall Bay SLSC with pride, and showed great sportsmanship throughout the event.
Our international students had their first outing with their buddies to Porirua last Sunday. There is a little art museum called Pataka where many Maori exhibitions are currently on. That's the main destination for all of them. First they took a train at Wellington Station to Porirua and had lunch in the food court at North Shopping Center. Afterwards students had a chance to appreciate CBD of Porirua on the way to Pataka museum. They did some hands on activities and took lots of photos. Now it is walking time! A pair of St Cath's buddy and Japanese buddy went for a walk along the sea. Such a short walk! They returned in 10 seconds. Anyway a big pirates cove was waiting for them. It was a day for the students to get to know each other and make friends.
Enrolments for Extra-Curricular Music Lessons are now open for 2020.
Our students are privileged to have access to one of the finest teams of music tutors available in Wellington and in New Zealand. This reflects the commitment of St Catherine’s College to provide the best teachers, coaches and tutors. Learning to play and enjoy music is beneficial for positive development of the teenage brain and hence we encourage students to get involved.
Enrolments can be made through https://enrolmy.com/st-catherines-college-kilbirnie
Congratulations to all the 2019 prize winners. If you wish to view/download them you must log in with a St Catherine's College school gmail account and then select the link here. Alternatively, please contact reception here to request a photograph.