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St Catherine's College Newsletter

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

We are waiting for official confirmation from NZQA, but it is expected that NZQA fees will not be charged this year to Year 11,12,13 students. If you have already paid the fee that has been invoiced to families, Mrs Kemp will be in touch with you to discuss refund options. The link to the information on the NZQA website is NZQA fees

Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2019 – School closed Monday 3 June and Tuesday 4 June

“Antony and Cleopatra” Screening – Wednesday 29th May @ 9.30am

Ivan Moss has organised for The Penthouse Cinemas to show The National Theatre Live production of Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra", starting at 9:30am (it runs for 3 hours 45 minutes, with a decent interval in the middle), at a ticket price of $20. They will run it if there are at least a dozen students interested. The flyer is attached. Please email if you are interested and pay your $20 at reception.

Celebrating 100 years since the first school building was built on

St Catherine’s College site – Saturday 22nd June @ 1.00 pm – 4.45 pm

Don’t forget that the High Tea is getting closer. If you haven’t already registered, please do so by June 1st, as catering needs to be organised. Attached is the registration form. Sister Stephanie is the contact if you have any questions; you can contact her at or 027 245 8859.

Help wanted to build garden boxes for the community garden

Does anybody have themselves, or any friends or relatives with building skills that can donate their time to help us build planter boxes for the community garden?

If so can you please contact ‘’.

International homestays needed

Homestay Family needed in Term 3

1. We need two homes for four Hong Kong girls who are visiting us from 23rd or 24th July till 12th August. Two girls should be placed into one home, sharing a room with two single beds or bunk beds in.

2. We also need a home for a Japanese girl from Ikubunkan School for 6 weeks during term 3.

3. We need two homes for two Chinese girls form 28th July till 9th August.

The remuneration will be appx $300 for three cases. Please contact Megan on 021 1279 537 or if you are interested.


St Catherine’s PTA are holding a fundraising auction on 1st August at the Pines and need your help.

We are looking for tradies to donate 4 hours of time to auction as a “Tradie” package. This package was very popular at the last auction and lead to follow-on paid work.

We are also looking for experiences, accommodation, food & drink vouchers or anything else that can be auctioned. If you can help with any of these (or have contacts that can help) please email or phone Cecilia on 027 616 1724

Regards and God’s Blessings

St Catherine’s College

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