St Mary's School Blenheim
As a school community we are committed to educating our students to becoming Caring, Confident Learners while developing themselves, spiritually, academically, culturally and physically. I invite you to view the various aspects of our website in order that you may learn about our school and how we provide high quality learning for our students.
Paddy Dowling – Principal
St Mary’s School Gala – Have your Say!Mon Nov 28 03:17pm
Kia ora Parents and Whānau,
St Mary’s is well known for their Gala and besides the covid year has held them continuously for the past 40 years. Although it all seems to go smoothly on the day there is a lot of work put into this community event, especially in recent years by just a few people.St Mary’s Friends is now at the time where we need to plan next year’s Gala, how it may look and how it may differ from previous years. But before that we need your input to be assured a successful Gala which is not left on the shoulders of two or three people to organise.
It would be of great assistance if you would fill in this form so St Mary’s Friends can make the decision on whether we have the people power and community spirit to hold a Gala next year.
St Mary’s Friends invites you to complete the following survey:
St Mary’s School Gala – Click this link and have your say!
Many thanks for your time and support.
St Mary’s Friends
Reminder: Summer Football is on tonight. Please let the team coach know if your child cannot make the game.Wed Nov 23 01:08pm
Cookie Time FundraiserTue Nov 22 01:30pm
Newsletter Term 4 Week 5Fri Nov 18 03:43pm
Newsletter Term 4 Week 4Tue Nov 08 08:26am
Marlborough Basketball 3 x3 Summer League – Cancelled TonightTue Oct 25 11:29am
Newsletter Term 4 Week1Fri Oct 21 02:20pm
Welcome to Term 4 – Hats are requiredMon Oct 17 07:42am
Morena koutou Te Kura O Hato Mere whanau,
Welcome back to Term 4. Just a reminder that it is compulsory for all children to wear St Mary’s School Hats this term. Please also remember to apply sunscreen to your children before they arrive at school.
Thank you for your support.
Sports Term 4Fri Oct 14 09:31am
Please find attached the Touch and Tennis Teams representing St Mary’s School in Term 4.
Touch starts this coming Thursday 20th October and runs until Thursday 8th December.
Tennis starts on Saturday 29th of October and runs until Saturday 10th of December.
Volleyball Teams will be posted at the end of this week, season runs from 28th October to the 9th December.
Summer Football – all students must have their permission slips into the office by Friday 21st October. Season runs from Wednesday 16th November to Wednesday 14th December.
Enjoy the last few days of your holidays!
Newsletter Term 3 Week10Wed Sep 28 08:13pm
Reminder: Fundamental Skills notices for Rms 4, 5, 6 are due back to the class teachers tomorrow.Wed Sep 28 05:00pm
Reminder: Fundamental Skills notices for Rms 4, 5, 6 are due back to the class teachers by tomorrow.Wed Sep 28 08:36am
Polyfest 2022 11am – 3pmSat Sep 24 10:58am
Kia ora koutou beautiful Hato Mere whanau,
What a stunning day for the Polyfest. Marlborough has certainly turned it on. Please come down and enjoy the festive atmosphere, the music and the amazing food and crafts.
It is going to be a cracker. Te Kura O Hato Mere are performing first up so come down and cheer them on
Important AnnouncementFri Sep 23 05:46pm
Multicultural Group – Reminder for the Pasifika FestivalFri Sep 23 04:08pm
All students please arrive with your shirts on at 10.00am Saturday (tomorrow) morning in the school hall. You will have a practice before the performance.
St Mary’s school are first on stage at 11.15 -11.20am – once they are finished, they are free to leave with their parents.
Reminder: Next week is a short week at school.Mon Sep 19 12:11pm
All Friday night Basketball has been cancelled for tomorrow night. due to the significant number of teams that have withdrawn.Thu Sep 15 07:20pm
Covid 19 UpdateWed Sep 14 10:36am
Morena koutou Te Kura O Hato Mere Whānau,
As you are aware the decision was made by the Ministry of Health and the Government to alter our ‘Light’ setting to GREEN LIGHT! This is fantastic news for the entire country.
What does this mean for us as a kura? There is no longer a requirement to wear a mask at school by students, teachers or contractors. If you choose to wear a mask that is perfectly fine and will be up to each individual to make that personal choice. We still have masks available at school and are able to supply them for your child or yourself if you would like one.
There will no longer be hand sanitiser at the gate twice a day as the children enter and leave school. Hand sanitiser will continue to be available in the classrooms and at the front office for use if you so desire.
All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
It has been a long time since we were able to function as a whole school without masks or the use of hand sanitiser. Thank you for your support and patience during this time. It has been difficult for all of us.
We would like to invite all parents and whānau back onto our school grounds for drop offs and pick ups as we used to do. The tree behind the junior block has been missing the parent banter and humour over the last 4 years.
Our teachers have been missing the sense of community and the connections they were able to make with the whānau of the children in their classrooms.
Some children who are at school have never lived in a world that we all now cherish more and are able to return to. Please support your children through this transition time as we are at school.
God bless you all,
Tennis – reminder registration is due by Friday 16th SeptemberTue Sep 13 11:37am
The competition will run on Saturday mornings from the 29th October 2022. With the exception of Division One there will be a Grading Day on 29th October and the competition proper will start on Saturday, 5th November. The competition will run until 10th December 2022 and then resume after the summer holidays, on 11th February 2023 and will continue until 18th March 2023 (13 weeks total, including Grading Day).
There are five divisions of players. Division One and Three will play at 10:15am and Division Two and Four will play at 8:45am. If necessary the KIWI division will run in both time slots so the modified courts can be used on courts 3-5 at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre.
Teams will wear St Mary’s black PE tops and black shorts. Players need appropriate sports shoes, tennis rackets and a drink bottle.
The fee of $55 per player is to be paid at the school office. This is a fee that covers Terms Four and Term One 2021 and also gives your child membership at The Marlborough Tennis Club.
There will be lunchtime training with Glen Cameron at school on Fridays.
In order for us to participate in this event, we rely on parent help for supervision and management of teams. This involves ensuring a full team can play, staying with the children and umpiring using a simple scoring card that will be provided. Training can be given for umpiring. The school welcomes students who have not previously played.
Please complete the registration link below and send in the payment of $55 to the school office or pay into the school bank account 12 3167 0231066 00 no later than Friday 16 September 2022.
Reminder ; Introduction to Touch Rugby starts this coming Thursday!Tue Sep 13 09:46am
Newsletter Term 3 Week 6Fri Sep 02 03:48pm