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Newsletter - 16th August 2019

School News

Ko Ngā Wahine O Te Waiata – An Evening of Art & Music

When:- Thursday, 22nd August, Doors open from 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Where:- St Catherine’s College Mercy Hall

Cost:- Adults $5 – Students $2 – Under 12 Free

Performances include the Jazz Quartet - Barbershop Chorus – Choir - Guitar Ensemble - String Ensemble - Kapa Haka - Poly Club - Solo and Dance Performances – Junior Art Auction.

Poetry Competition

Next week the Poetry Completion at SCC starts. Students are encouraged to create some original poetry and submit it to Ms Walsh ( Competition finishes at the end of Week 7 (6th September 2019).

2019 NZ Book Council Lecture from Lani Wendt


Stories from the Wild: Reading and Writing in the Digital Age – A New Zealand Book Council Lecture

Delivered by Lani Wendt Young

Wednesday 28 August, 6pm

Wellington High School

What did I read? Anything I could get my hands on?"

...a quote from Lani Wendt Young, who'll be speaking at a free lecture at Wellington High School at 6pm on Wednesday, 28th August on issues around publishing, racism, controversy and the digital age. Several teachers are going - please encourage your daughter to sign up with her English teacher or the librarian if she's interested. Closing date for registrations - Wednesday, 21st August. Purchase tickets online $15 - adult, $10 - unwaged adult, child (16 years and younger) – Free.

Please follow this link for all information

And here is the direct link for tickets

BOT Student Representative Nominations - 2020

Next week we will begin our search for our student BOT representative for 2020. Students can nominate themselves or someone else. Nominations forms are available from reception. Students will be expected to prepare a candidate statement about themselves, between 1-2 minutes long. Nominations will close, Friday 6th September at 12.00pm. Voting will take place on Friday, 20th September at Whānau time and the successful applicant will be informed and take office on Friday, 27th September 2019.

PTA News

Thank you from the PTA to our loyal and supportive community for helping us raise a fabulous $15,500 for our school. The Gala Auction on 1 August was a great success and all thanks to those who supported it by attending, bidding, buying raffle tickets and by donating items for auction. We are so grateful to you all. Some of the funds have immediately gone towards a high tech data projector and large screen in our hall, which was installed in time for the start of term III. Thanks for your support!

Bus Information – Metlink Information

Just over a year ago we made some big changes to the Metlink bus network. We are now checking in with our customers to find out what is working well, and what still needs to be fine-tuned. We realise that there are still some issues in some parts of the network, but the more detailed feedback we get from customers, the better we can address those problems.

Our engagement is being organised by city area. We have just completed the engagement for the Eastern suburbs of Wellington city and now have a set of local neighbourhood drop-in workshops for Southern, Western and Northern suburbs. In addition, there are two city centre drop-in workshops that cover all city areas, these are also for Eastern suburbs customers to have another chance to come and have their say.

If you can’t make a local session, then you can give feedback through an online survey, just go to from Friday 23 August onwards.


Friday 23 August: Newtown Community & Cultural Centre – Theatre room (cnr Rintoul & Colombo Streets, Newtown): 11am to 6.30pm

Saturday 24 August: Brooklyn Community Centre – Lounge (18 Harrison Street, Brooklyn): 11am to 5pm

Saturday 7 September: Island Bay Presbyterian Church (88 The Parade, Island Bay): 11am to 5pm


Saturday 31 August: Karori Community Centre - Youth Room (7 Beauchamp Street, Karori): 11am to 5pm

Sunday 1 September: Leonard Cockayne Centre, Otari Wilton Bush (160 Wilton Road, Wilton): 11am to 5pm


Friday 6 September: Johnsonville Community Centre – Trust Room (3 Frankmoore Avenue, Johnsonville): 11am to 6.30pm

Saturday 14 September: Khandallah Presbyterian Church (33 Ganges Road, Khandallah): 11am to 5pm


Sunday 8 September: Thistle Hall Community Centre (cnr Cuba & Arthur Street, Te Aro): 11am to 6pm

Wednesday 11 September: Victoria University of Wellington School of Business- Mezzanine Floor, (Rutherford House, 33 Bunny Street, Pipitea): 11am to 6.30pm

To get more information and to sign up for project updates go to:

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