SCC Newsletter - 9th July 2021

Tēnā koutou katoa e te whānau,

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

Ngaa Maioha performed on Monday and they were placed 3rd equal overall- they were also placed 3rd for Poi and Haka. Paige our head Girl was again placed third for Kaitataki Wahine. It was a proud achievement for all three kura in Ngaa Maioha's performance. The performance was incredible, not to mention that it was executed with such stage presence with only a small roopu compared to other kapa. I want to thank the three schools for their collaboration, and also a big thanks to our four St Catherine’s girls: Paige Watson, Hana Birkett, Jordan Mokaleiand Aaylia Grace Hall. A huge thank you to Stephanie Hall for all the supervision during the campaign. Thank you for all the time you have given to Ngaa Maioha and your positive enthusiasm, love and support shown to our whanau and to all the students of each kura. It was a wonderful team effort.

A massive thank you for supporting the Hangi last Friday evening, it was delicious. It was a huge undertaking and I want to thank the leadership of Kristy and Ants, as well as all of the community that supported this by preparing the Kai and selling the meals.

Face Coverings on Public Transport

A reminder to everyone, particularly to our students, that face coverings are mandatory on all public transport. This is a mandate from the Government. All students have been informed and reminded that they must wear face coverings, and wear them correctly. I ask that all students be considerate towards those around them on public transport. Everyone’s health and safety is paramount. If your daughter does not have a face covering she can collect one from the office.

Metlink - Bus Route Change from Term 3

The Route 772 7.54am service from Owhiro Bay & Island Bay will no longer operate.

For students who used the Route 772, the Route 774 which departs Houghton Bay at 7.57am, Island Bay-The Esplanade opposite Beach Street at 7.59am and Owhiro Bay – Happy Valley Road at 8.04am will be assigned a Double Decker Bus to provide additional capacity.

Tu Tangata

Tickets go on sale soon for Tu Tangata, which is taking place in the first week back at school. Check out for more details.

Mercy in Action Day

Thursday was Mercy in Action Day and our focus as a school was on Manaakitanga.

It was great to see the students and staff all working together for the greater good.

Itinerant Music Students Concert

On Tuesday evening there was a wonderful concert with great performances from our music students.This was a beautiful night of music! Congratulations to all those students who performed and thank you to all of the itinerant teachers who support these students.

End of Term Mass

On Wednesday we celebrated the end of term Mass. It was a beautiful Mass thanks to

Fr Bill, Illana De Vos, Theresa, Kathy Ryan and the music and liturgy students.

Our students and Staff have worked so hard this term and deserve a good rest. I thank everyone who has made this first term so positive and memorable- I can’t thank you enough for the manaakitanga that’s been shown towards my whanau and I.

Dates to diary:

Thursday 8 July - Term 2 ends on Thursday as there is no school on Friday 9 July as the College is having a Staff Development day in collaboration with a number of Catholic primary schools and colleges.

Monday 26 July - Term 3 commences..

CHANGE OF DATE - the next planned Accord Teacher Only Day which was to be held on Thursday 5 August is now to be held on Monday 16 August. There will be no school on that day.

God’s Blessings to you all

Nga mihi