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Newsletter Week 2 Term 4 2017

Dates for Senior Students Friday 3rd November is the Last day for senior Students before going on study leave. Year 11 8.45 Yr 11 Liturgy (JD) 9.35am Yr 11 NCEA talk (MC1) then to P2 10.30am Whanau

Year 12 8.45am Yr 12 P1 class 9.35am Yr 12 Liturgy (JD) 10.15am Yr 12 NCEA talk (MC1) 10.30am Whanau Year 13 8.45am Yr 13 NCEA talk (MC1) 9.35am Yr 13 P2 class 10.30am Whanau 10.45am Interval. 11.05am bags to Assembly Hall. Line up in whanau. Roll call. Uniform check. 11.30am Thanksgiving Mass at St Patrick's Parish Church 1pm All students return to school and collect bags from Hall. All students dismissed from Assembly Hall. Studio 1 will be available for Year 9 and 10 students for supervised study until 3.20pm if parents request this. Spring Working Bee Spring Working Bee this Saturday 29 October 11-12 at SCC. Rain or shine. Involves spreading mulch and continuing the planting around the new buildings. Please come along and help us keep the school gardens looking great. Bring gardening tools and gloves and bags to take away rubbish. Sports Prize Giving The Sports Prize Giving is held to acknowledge and celebrate the sporting achievements of our students this year. All whanau are invited to come and share this event with us. Wednesday 1st November @ 6pm - 8.30pm At St. Catherine’s College, Mercy Hall Supper will be provided during the evening Year 9 Snorkelling Trip In a couple of weeks the Year 9 students will have the opportunity to go snorkelling in the Tapu-te-ranga marine reserve in Island Bay as part of their Science study into our oceans. A permission slip will come home some time next week so keep an eye out for it. In the meantime….they will need a wetsuit, snorkel, mask and fins so start asking around friends and family to see if you can borrow these items. (If you can’t borrow any, there will be a few spare that can be shared on the day.) English Language Department Farewell Party On Tuesday 31st October we will officially say goodbye to our four year-long International students from Japan-Ikumi, Yuko, hikari and Hanaka. We also farewell Senior English Language learners, Ridhi and Sidhi, Rautela and Negisty and Netumare. Friends and family are invited to join us for a light lunch to celebrate their achievements in the Food Tech Room. (1pm) FRENCH DEPARTMENT Congratulations to these students on their results in the recent Australian French Competition: HIGH DISTINCTION Catharina Lee, Caterina Moreno DISTINCTION Bethany Lines, Ella Moemai,Scarlett Pozniak, Angelica Silva, Brianna Stuart-Berrisford, Grace Ellis, Anahera Pohe, Audesia Adam, Micah Fitisemanu CREDIT Sara Alzaanin, Mekdes Asfaw, Edi Callaghan, Leona Coral, Anna Coulman, Alyssa Davenport, Bianca Evett, Frida Keenan, Nikansha Lal, Helena Nagrampa, Chetna Ramela, Rona Rodulfo, Aria Roe-Jones, Isabella Ross, Senia Tafilipepe, Sarah Beamish, Monisha Dahya, Tinuke Durojaiye, Alisha Gilmore, Jasmine Kemp, Esther Kozyniak, Esha Patel, Dianne Patena, Meaghan Robertson, Chantal Blaikie-Salkeld Public Speaking: On Tuesday evening we hosted the Wellington Speaking Union’s Senior Speech Competition, the Stockley Cup, at St Catherine’s. Congratulations to Kaira Scheck for placing second in this competition. It was an excellent evening of very high quality speeches. Thanks to the girls and teachers who supported Kaira! Next Tuesday night we are hosting the Junior Speech Competition, the Dunsheath Plate, at 6.30pm in Studio 2. Grace Ellis will represent St Catherine’s, so please come along and support her! Scholarship successes: A large number of our Year 13 students have been awarded scholarships from the various universities around the country, and results for several scholarships are still expected. Congratulations go to the following girls for achieving these scholarships: Victoria Excellence Scholarship - Sophie Chote, Jessica Hanlon, Catharina Lee, Lara Najim, Aleida Powell, Erika Sison and Jade Yang Victoria Achievers Scholarship - Angelina Amitrano, Estella Natoli, Georgina Pohe University of Canterbury Alumni Scholarship - Marina Comeskey University of Canterbury Emerging Leaders Scholarship - Jade Raemaki Go Canterbury Scholarship - Marina Comeskey, Lara Najim, Aleida Powell, Jade Raemaki University of Otago Māori and Pacific Peoples' Entrance Scholarships – Georgina Pohe University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship - Lara Najim, Aleida Powell, Bridget Sullivan Sir Robert Jones Daughters of Refugees Scholarship – Dina Tesfay Wellington Airport Authority Wild at Heart Award - Lara Najim RJ Graham Scholarship - Georgina Pohe You can see from this list that a number of girls have big decisions to make about their tertiary study choices for next year! We look forward to hearing more good news about other scholarship applications. Studylink for School Leavers starting Tertiary Study in 2018 Just Start – Apply 16 December at It might feel like sorting your Student Allowance or Student Loan for 2018 is a big job, but it doesn't have to be. For now, you just need to get started and apply by 16 December. Around 180,000 students will need to get organised for study in 2018. Apply by 16 December to give yourself the best chance of having everything sorted ready for the start of your course. Lyall Bay School Fair - Helpers needed:- The Lyall Bay School Fundraising Group is wanting to hold the Lyall Bay School Fair next year in February and while most of the planning is done they are short on volunteers and wondered if some of the ladies(girls) would be interested in coming along and helping us with the fair on the night. It runs on a Friday evening, set up is Friday afternoon, then pack up is Saturday morning. Any help would be so much appreciated and of course we would love to extend the invitations to all of your school families and supporters to join us at the fair. Contact Amy at Lyall Bay School on Attendance Dues Attendance Dues have been increased by $40 next year due to a 20% increase in insurance fees. Attached is the new flyer for your information. Yours in Mercy and Wisdom Mandy and Halina

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