Monday, 9th December Year 10 Taster Day - S.I.T.
Tuesday, 10th December Christian Service Morning
Tuesday, 10th December Prizegiving at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament - 7pm Last day of School for Term 4.
START OF YEAR
23/24th January Course Confirmation for Years 11—13
29th January Course confirmation for Years 11—13
30th January Orientation Day for new Year 7 students and Year 13’s
31st January Rosmini House Retreat (until Sunday, 2nd February)
3rd February Term 1 begins Powhiri; all students in class
The St Peter’s College PTFA is sincerely grateful for and wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the following contributors to the success of our 2019 Raffle:
On the 29th of November, 8AK and 8KS travelled to Dolamore Park for a Year 8 Retreat. The day was based around the Religious Education topic “Creation and Co-Creation”, along with being good stewards in our community.
Our day consisted of being split into three groups and then doing multiple rotations of activities. These included weeding, a nature walk, and a Sensory Course the Year 12 helpers guided us through. The weeding was to remind us to look after our environment of Dolamore Park - being excellent stewards of God. The nature walk was a short walk where each student was dropped off at a different location for approximately 15-20 minutes so they could reflect and connect with nature without modern day accessories. The sensory walk was led by the Year 12 students and was a short walk through the bush blindfolded where questions were asked and where we were also given small items to feel and describe. After these activities, we had a sausage sizzle cooked by the lovely Year 12’s and then we started the next set of rotations.
The next rotations consisted of t-ball, an obstacle course, and a dance contest. We were put into our three groups again and were led to our different activities. After playing t-ball and taking part in the obstacle course, we were each taught a choreographed dance routine and took part in a dance battle between boys and girls from every group. In the end the boys took home the gold, and we finished the day with a lolly scramble.
A special thanks to our Head of Religious Education, Mr Terry, for making this retreat possible, and another thanks to our teachers Mr Munn, Mrs Kotkamp, Mrs Sinclair, and the Year 12’s for helping and making the day a day to remember.
Written by Samantha Marsh, Bella Topp, and Grace Steele from class 8AK
Please find below the opening hours for the Uniform Shop for the holidays. If you have enquiries please email Leizaegan@stpetersgore.school.nz
Opening hours for January 2020
Tuesday, 14th January, 11-2pm
Wednesday, 15th January, 11-2pm
Wednesday, 29th January, 11-2pm
Please note: In January there may be a considerable wait time. Please be patient as we do value your custom. Thank you.
Leiza Egan – Uniform Shop Co-ordinator
This year is an end of era as we say farewell to Shona Baillie who has worked for St Peter’s College for nearly 37 years. Shona had helped in so many departments within the school and she will be sorely missed. All the very best for your well deserved retirement. We also farewell this year Nathan Munn, who will be heading to Christchurch, Claire Welch, who is taking up Deputy Principal at East Gore School, Lara Buchanon, who is taking up a position at James Hargest School and Joanne Borgman , who will be starting up her NZ Art Studio business.
Tuesday 11th December,12:30pm
Please bring along a gift for a contribution to those in need this Christmas. We will have a box in the office to collect the gifts.
Thank you for your generosity.
On Monday and Tuesday this week we had seven Year 11 and Year 12 students act as servers at the MLT Heartland Hotel Croydon Senior Citizens lunch. It is great to see our senior students giving up their own time to help at this annual event. At right are Emily Chamberlain, Nadia Wallis, Trelise Wadsworth, Kate Lawton, Bree Shaw, Rose Perkins and Lucy Wilson sitting down to lunch after finishing their duties with the senior citizens.
Kia Ora Whanau
This will be the last post for the year and my last as Acting Principal so I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for your amazing support especially through recent days. Our community is really what sets us apart and allows us to provide the fantastic educational opportunities we do for our children. Your support of staff and the work they do is so very much appreciated. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our wonderful staff who continue to believe in the potential of all students and work every day to see their success.
One of the fantastic examples of student achievement this week has been our first ever ‘Project Based Learning Exhibition Night' held on Wednesday of this week. More will be said later around this night but every parent I spoke to came away amazed and excited for the future of our young people and the potential and talent that they so clearly had on display. This is a credit to the hard work of the students, staff and of course you as parents, as an array of resources arrived on trailers of all descriptions. A huge congratulations must go to Mrs Ryan, the leader of this Project Based Learning initiative of which Wednesday night saw the culmination of something that has been years in the planning. St Peter's College is fortunate indeed to have the quality of staff that lead the country in terms of education development and encourage the very best from our students.
Our celebration of prize giving is next Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, which follows on from our Christian Service morning, where the school gets to serve the community as a way of saying thank you.
I wish you all the very best over the festive season, that you have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break and that you take care and return safely for what will be an exciting and dynamic 2020 with our brand new Principal, Tara Quinney.
Nga Mihi Nui