What's On

What's on in 2017

Term 2 Week 9 

  • Monday - 
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - Whole school Mass singing practice
  • Wednesday - St Paul's Feast Week - Mass 11.30
  • Wednesday - Music with Mrs Wallace
  • Thursday - St Paul's Feast Week - House colours sport
  • Friday - NISSA intermediate cross country for those who qualified


Term 2 Week 8

  • Monday - Mr Christie starts with us today for two weeks
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Wednesday - 
  • Thursday - Maggi Pop Up Kitchen Cooking at Garin 
  • Friday - Mahi Toi at Garin
  • Friday - NISSA intermediate relay teams


Term 2 Week 7
  • Monday - Our 1st year teacher trainee Mr Christie visits us at 12.00pm
  • Monday - Friday 2.00pm - 2.45pm Dance Lessons at Salisbury School Gym
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Friday - Year 8's 'Jury Duty' with Inspire Leaders 10.00pm

Term 2 Week 6

  • Monday - Queens Birthday
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - Sport at Saxton Stadium
  • Friday - Collaborative Maths with Whio class - remember to bring in newspapers.


Term 2 Week 5
  • Monday - Please remember to bring your sausage money for the BBQ at the cross country tomorrow.
  • Monday - CRT with Mrs Wallace
  • Tuesday - Cross Country at Rabbit Island - buses leave 9.00am
  • Tuesday - NO GARIN
  • Wednesday - Year 8 Whenua Iti - Brook Sanctuary
  • Thursday - Year 8 Whenua Iti - Lesson presentations
  • Friday - French with Mrs Stanton


Term 2 Week 4
Please bring your PE gear everyday for cross country practice - the cross country is next Tuesday so you need to be really getting out there and getting your fitness levels up!
Monday - French and Library with Mrs Stanton
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - Gym Session at Saxton 11.30 - 12.30 (PE gear and trainers)
Wednesday - Year 8's to Whenua Iti
Thursday - Year 8's to Whenua Iti
Friday - Pink Ribbon Breakfast for parents in Takahe. Children will be encouraged to wear a splash of pink to school and if they choose, they could bring a coin donation.
Friday - Shared Prayer at 12.00pm

Term 2 Week 3
Please bring your PE gear everyday for cross country practice.
  • Monday - Rock Da House practice at Henley with Mrs Wallace 9.30am-11.00am
  • Monday - Young Vinnies
  • Monday -French and library with Mrs Stanton
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology 
  • Tuesday - PE skills
  • Wednesday - Powhiri at Church 10am
  • Thursday - PE
  • Friday - Please remember to bring cardboard for dome making 
Term 2 Week 2
  • Monday - Young Vinnies
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology - Natureland trip for digital class
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
  • Wednesday - Band
  • Thursday - PE
  • Friday - Rock Da House meeting

Term 2 Week 1
  • Welcome to Eve Dunne who rejoins us this term
  • Monday - Young Vinnies 
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - PE Skills with Mrs McQuillian - soccer skills and cross country fitness
  • Wednesday - Band
  • Thursday - PE 
  • Friday - Choir/Rock Da House 

Term 1 Week 11
Please bring your Waterway presentation into school on Monday.  Presentations will be held on Wednesday morning.
Monday - homework catchup
Tuesday - Garin Technology 
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Waterways Presentations
Wednesday - Shared Lunch for Miss Clark
Thursday - Holy Week Liturgy - Stations of the Cross pm
Thursday - Miss Clark's placement ends
Thursday - Last Day of Term


Term 1 Week 10
Roster reminders - remember to complete your roster responsibilities. Librarians have Monday, Wednesday and Friday duties.  If you are on bell please ensure that you ring the bell at the correct times,
Monday - Homework catch up - have you started your presentation?  Have you checked your draft, proof read and made changes?
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Art with Mrs Wallace
Thursday - PE
Friday  - Palm Sunday Liturgy presented by Hoiho

Term 1 Week 9
Monday - Homework catch up please make sure you have your Connectedness draft ready for checking.
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - Summer Tournament practice
Wednesday - Music/Art with Mrs Wallace
Thursday - Summer Tournament practice
Friday - Summer Tournament entered in Kio Rahi, Volleyball, Orienteering and Mountain Biking.  

Term 1 Week 8 
Monday - Swimming Lessons begin this week.  We leave school at 11.40am, swim at 12.00pm, return to school at 1.00pm
Monday - librarians start this week also on Wednesday and Friday
Tuesday - Garin Technology 
Tuesday - Swimming 12.00pm
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian 
Wednesday - Swimming 12.00pm
Thursday - Swimming 10.00pm
Thursday - Science Roadshow at Broadgreen Intermediate 12.15pm - 1.10pm
Friday - Swimming 12.00pm (last day)

Term 1 Week 7
Monday - Welcome Miss Clark our student teacher.
Monday - 1st sailing group leaves at 11.15am for the Nelson Yacht Club remember to check your gear list.
Monday - French with Mrs Bafico
Monday - Library 
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - 2nd Sailing Group
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - 3rd sailing group
Thursday - music with Mrs Wallace
Thursday - School Mass 5.30pm
Friday - Shared lunch to celebrate St Patrick's Day

Term 1 Week 6
Monday - Homework due
Monday - Year 8 Christian Leaders Applications due
Monday - Student council elections
Monday - Vinnies
Monday - French with Mrs Bafico
Monday - Class library visit 
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Tuesday - Intermediate Netball Trials @ school 1.30pm start
Wednesday - Music with Mrs Wallace
Thursday - Band
Friday - Choir
Friday - Intermediate Netball Trials @ school lunchtime
Friday - Intermediate Swimming Sports - Qualifiers notified by Mrs McQuillian

Term 1 Week 5
Monday - Reservoir Creek walk - come to school in mufti, wear suitable footwear that may get wet. 
Monday - Vinnies
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - Music with Mrs Wallace
Tuesday - Volleyball Practice
Wednesday - Swimming Sports at Nayland Pool depart from school at 9am return approx 12.30pm. Remember to bring your togs!
Wednesday - Ash Wednesday Liturgy 2pm at school
Thursday - PE - remember your gear
Thursday - Band
Friday - Choir

Term 1  Week 4
Monday - French with Mrs Bafico
Monday - Library
Tuesday - Garin Technology.  Digital class is visiting Natureland with Mr Dewhurst and will leave from Garin at 9.15am and return to school following their visit.
Tuesday - Young Vinnies
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian (remember your gear)
Wednesday - Powhiri to welcome new students 10am at church
Thursday - Field trip to estuary with Mr de Hamel
Friday - Shared Prayer
Friday - Choir

Term 1 Week 3
Monday - French with Mrs Bafico
Monday - Library Day
Monday - Band to Mrs Wallace 
Tuesday - Garin Technology 
Tuesday - Young Vinnies
Tuesday - PE with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Music with Mrs Wallace
Thursday - Visit to Brook Waimarama Sanctuary leave at 9am return 2.30pm. 
Friday - Shared Prayer
Friday - Choir  


Term 1 Week 2
Remember your PE gear.
Monday - Waitangi Day
Tuesday - Garin Technology meet at 8.45am in front of the Technology Block.  Wear covered footwear or bring a change of shoes.
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Music with Mrs Wallace 
Thursday - PE 
Friday - Shared Prayer - our class is rostered on to organise this term.




What's On in 2016

Term 4 Week 10
Monday - Gold Leadership Day with Maureen 
Tuesday - Christmas concert arrive 6pm for 6.30pm start
Wednesday - Big Day Out for Year 8's
Thursday - Hoiho Christmas Dinner
Friday - Kristkindle
Friday - Leavers Mass
Friday - School's out for Summer

Term 4 Week 9



Term 4 Week 8 


Term 4 Week 7




Term 4 Week 6
Monday - Garin Technology 
Monday - Homework due
Tuesday - Athletics
Wednesday - Music with Mr Philipps
Thursday - PE 
Friday 


Term 4 Week 5



Term 4 Week 4


Term 4 Week 3
Monday - Labour Day
Tuesday - Garin Technology (take your coat and/or umbrella - looks like rain!)
Tuesday - Touch and athletics with Mrs McQuillan
Wednesday - Operation Christmas Child Collection - remember to bring in a small item for our Christmas box.  We chose a 2-4 year old girl. 
Thursday - Touch skills with Garin students
Friday - Science with Mrs Ashley

Term 4 Week 2
Monday - Shared Prayer 
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - Music with Mr Philiips
Wednesday - Powhiri for new students
Thursday - Touch Skills with Garin College
Friday - Teacher planning afternoon - you can go home at 12.30pm,  Remember to get your parents to complete Survey Monkey


Term 4 Week 1
Monday - Shared Prayer
Monday - Music with Mr Phillips
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Touch skills with Garin students 
Thursday - PE 


Term 3 Week 8
Monday - Shared Prayer 
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Tuesday - Parent Evening 7pm
Wednesday - Mass with Whio 9.30am
Thursday - Visit by Andrew Chin 
Thursday - Table Tennis - Bus leaves 1.15pm returns 2.30pm remember your PE gear
Friday - Ski Trip - check departure times and clothing requirements in the letter from Ms Hood.

Term 3 Week 7
Monday - Liturgy to celebrate the canonisation of Mother Theresa 11.30am
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - Kio Rahi Practice for Tournament PE gear is essential
Wednesday - Teachers Union Meeting you may be picked up 12.30pm by your parents
Thursday - Table Tennis at Saxton Stadium leaving on bus at 1.15pm and returning at 2.30pm.  Remember to wear PE gear and non marking shoes
Friday - Kio Rahi tournament for those attending.  

Term 3 Week 6
Book Fair Week - encourage your parents/grandparents/extended family to support our fair.  The Fair is open everyday before and after school and throughout the student led conferences on Wednesday and Thursday.
Monday - Shared Prayer
Monday - Release time with Mrs Wallace
Tuesday - Garin Technology 
Tuesday - PE Skills with Mrs McQuillan 
Wednesday - Student Led Conferences - school finishes at 12.30pm 
Thursday - PE 
Thursday - Student Led conferences from 3.00 - 6.00pm
Friday - Table Tennis at Saxton Stadium - catch the bus at 1.15pm return 2.30pm.  Remember to wear your PE gear and bring non marking shoes.

Term 3 Week 5
Monday - Shared Prayer
Monday - Music with Mr Philips
Monday - Student Council Meeting
Monday - Tree planting from 1pm with Whio - remember to bring a complete change of clothes including shoes/gumboots.
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday
Thursday - PE 
Friday - Daffodil Day Liturgy - remember to wear something yellow and bring a gold coin donation.

Term 3 Week 4
Monday - Shared Prayer
Monday - Music with Mr Phillips 
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - School Photos
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Mass at Garin 
Wednesday - School Photos
Thursday - Intermediate Winter Tournament (for those attending - you must be in class by 8.45am to catch bus at 9am sharp)
Friday - Intermediate Winter Tournament (for those attending - you must be in class by 8.45am to catch bus at 9am sharp)

Term 3 Week 3
Monday - Shared Prayer
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Garin Open Day for year 8's
Thursday - PE 


Term 3 Week 2


Term 3 Week 1



Term 2 Week 10
Mrs Phillips our new principal will be visiting the school and classes this week.  Please make her very welcome and say hello.
Maori Language Week
Monday - Shared Prayer
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE  (weather dependent)
Thursday - Matariki sharing with Kea
Thursday - PE (weather dependent)
Friday - Last Day of Term 2 -have a great holiday

Term 2 Week 9
Monday - Mass song practice 9am
Tuesday - Garin Technology 
Tuesday - St Paul's Feast Week - Mass 11.30am up at the church
Tuesday - An afternoon surprise
Wednesday - Mr Maguire and Year 9 pupils will meet with the Year 8 students
Thursday - House Sports Day - come dressed in your colours
Friday - Intermediate Cross Country Rabbit Island 

Term 2 Week 8
Monday - Ms Dodd away - Mrs Walter's relieving 
Tuesday - Garin Technology 
Tuesday - Music with Mr Philips 
Thursday - Mahi Toi opening at Garin college
Thursday - PE 
Friday - Intermediate Cross Country Relay race at Saxton field for Annalise, Aylish, Rosa, Dominic, Patrick, Hannah J and Grace.

Term 2 Week 7
Monday - Homework presentations for Week 5 and 6 Due
Monday - Music with Mr Philipps (middle block)
Monday - Stu Duval Author visit 
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - Afternoon Writers Workshops with Stu Duval
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian for those not attending Stu Duval workshops
Friday - Syndicate Mass with Whio (parents invited followed by morning tea at school)

Term 2 Week 6
Monday - Queen's Birthday
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Thursday - Ms Dodd away
Friday - Ms Dodd away

Remember your Week 5 and 6 Homework presentations are due on Monday 13 June.

Term 2 Week 5
Monday - Music with Mr Philips
Tuesday - Garin Technology
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillan
Thursday - Creativity Mass at Garin College 10.00am 
Thursday - PE 
Friday - Mr Sardella last day
Friday - Ms Dodd away

Term 2 Week 4
Monday  - Music with Mr Philips
Monday - How engines work with Mr Kristofski
Tuesday - Garin 
Tuesday - Garin digital technology students Natureland visit.  Depart Garin 8.45am, return to school 11.00am
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Hockey Skills with Sport Tasman
Thursday - PE
Friday - School cross country at Rabbit Island

Term 2 Week 3
Monday - Catholic Schools Day
Monday - Powhiri at church 10.00am
Monday - Visit from Kura to play Kio Rahi and Capture the Flag to celebrate Catholic Schools Day
Tuesday - Garin 
Tuesday - Giants Basketball Lunchtime training
Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
Wednesday - Hockey Skills Session
Thursday - Visit from Mrs Lewis 'How decay works'
Thursday - PE 

Term 2 Week 2
Welcome Mr Sardella, teacher trainee for the next 4 weeks in Hoiho.
  • Monday Music with Mr Philipps
  • Tuesday - Garin
  • Tuesday - Giants Basketball Lunchtime
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
  • Wednesday - Father Seph visiting 1.30
  • Wednesday - Hockey Skills session 
  • Thursday - PE 

Term 2 Week 1

  • Welcome back 
  • Liturgy - our class is rostered on presenting the liturgy this term.
  • Monday - Music with Mr Philipps 
  • Monday - Library
  • Tuesday - Garin
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
  • Tuesday - Basketball skills with Giants (Lunchtime) 
  • Wednesday - Hockey Skills session 
  • Thursday - PE 
  • Thursday - Year 7 Peer mediation training


Term 1 Week 11 2016
  • Bring your PE gear everyday - remember you are running at least 1km per day in preparation for the cross country.
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - PE Skills with Mrs McQuillian
  • Friday - Last Day of Term 1 - farewell to Eve as she begins her journey to Auckland, we wish her a bright and happy future.  God bless.



Term 1 Week 10 2016
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - Music with Mr Philipps
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian 
  • Wednesday 
  • Thursday - Goal Setting Interviews
  • Friday - Summer tournament 
Term 1 Week 9 2016

  • Easter Monday - Haunted Classroom set up 10am -2pm
  • Easter Tuesday - Haunted Classroom set up 11am - 1pm
  • Thursday - PE Summer Tournament Practices
  • Friday - Summer Tournament (Touch - Tahunanui, Volleyball - NIS, Kio Rahi - Waimea Intermediate, Orienteering - Rabbit Island).  Parent Help required at Kio Rahi and Touch.
  • Remember to bring in 'stuff' for the White Elephant, books and toy stalls.  
Term 1 Week 8 2016
  • Monday - Christian Leaders Workshop Day Motueka - attending from Hoiho, Margeaux, Ruby, Hannah Jones, Sapphire Kyles, Grace Hall, Ms Dodd - Mr Starrenburg relieving teacher.
  • Monday - Rod Dixon marathon running starts this week
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - Music with Mr Philips
  • Tuesday - PE skills
  • Thursday - PE summer tournament practices
  • Friday - Good Friday

Term 1 Week 7 2016
  • Sailing - check the notice you were given on Friday for your group details, what day you are going and gear list.  Sailing is on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday.
  • For those not sailing on these days the rest of the week looks like this
  • Monday - Shared Prayer
  • Monday - Class Library Visit 
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - Music with Mr Philips
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
  • Thursday - PE - Summer Tournament Preparation 
  • Friday - Vinnies Visit to Ma's Place with Mrs Winch

Term 1 Week 6 2016
  • Keep bringing in your raffle items 
  • All sailing forms and money should be returned by now
  • Monday - Music with Mr Phillips
  • Monday - Class library Visit
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
  • Wednesday - Immunisation Talk 
  • Thursday - PE


Term 1 Week 5 2016

  • Monday - Shared Prayer
  • Monday - Life Education Trust 
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology
  • Tuesday - Music with Mr Phillips
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian
  • Wednesday - Swimming Sports
  • Wednesday - Life Education Trust
  • Thursday - PE Kio Rahi
  • Friday - Coin Trail for Fiji
  • Friday - Life Education Trust


Term 1 Week 4 2016
  • Monday - Shared Prayer
  • Monday - Class Library Visit
  • Tuesday - Ms Dodd attending course in Nelson - Mrs Frost relieving.
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology 8.45am - 10.40am
  • Tuesday - PE skills with Mrs McQuillian 2pm 
  • Wednesday - Powhiri 
  • Thursday - Kio Rahi PE 
  • Friday - Road Patrol Training 
  • Friday - Caritas Visit 


Term 1 Week 3 2016
  • Tasman District Council visit for Emily Smith, David Ashley, Jacob Liddle - leave 9.15am return 12.30pm
  • Swimming each day - leave school 12.35pm, in the pool 1.00pm return to school by 2.00pm
  • Monday - Shared Prayer
  • Monday - Library Day 2.00pm 
  • Tuesday - Garin Technology, meet outside the technology block at 8.45am return to St Paul's 10.40am - arrive approx 11.00am
  • Tuesday - music with Mr Phillips 11.15am - 12.25am


Term 1 Week 2 2016
  • Monday 8 Feb - Waitangi Day (remember to try and watch some television coverage of Waitangi Day on TV)
  • Tuesday - Technology at Garin - meet outside the technology block at 8.45am.  The technology block is on the right hand side as you came through the gate.  I will take a roll there and notify the school of any absences.  Remember to bring gym shoes to wear in class.  We will walk back to school at the conclusion of your classes, arriving at St Pauls at approximately 11.00am
  • Tuesday - In the afternoon we have games rotations with Mrs McQuillian.  PE gear is essential.  Please ensure it remains in your school bag throughout the week.
  • Ash Wednesday Liturgy 
  • HATS, HATS, HATS, HATS, HATS, HATS
  • Please ensure you have all your school stationery this week, including 3 folders.


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2015 Term 4 Week 10
  • Monday - Year 8 Big Day Out
  • Wednesday - Senior Market Day
  • Thursday - 
  • Friday - Leavers Mass

Term 4 Week 9
  • Monday - Year 8 Retreat Day
  • Wednesday - Mt Robert Walk
  • Thursday - Mr Dorman's Leaving Mass 1.00pm followed by formalities at 2.30pm at school.  
  • Friday - Junior School Sports Day
Term 4 Week 8
  • Wednesday - Last Day Garin
  • Thursday - Mt Robert Walk (postponed)
  • Friday - Year 8 Social
Term 4 Week 7
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology

Term 4 Week 6
  • Monday - School Athletics at Saxton Field (remember you PE gear, drink bottle, sunhat, jacket, sunscreen)
  • Wednesday - Technology at Garin
  • Friday - Year 7- 8 Athletics (qualifiers from Monday competing)

Term 4 Week 5
  • Welcome back Year 6, Mrs Wallace is your teacher this week.
  • Swimming everyday for Year 6 - bring your togs - if you are not swimming you must bring a note.
  • Year 7 and 8 - Camp in Wellington
  • Athletics practice - bring your PE gear everyday (Athletics are next Monday)

Term 4 Week 4

  • Year 6 Camp - Have a great time
  • Swimming 1pm - bring your togs(each and everyday)
  • Wednesday - Garin
  • Any outstanding calendar orders!!!!

Term 4 Week 3
Remember Calendar Orders and complete the swimming for this week!
Bring your PE gear everyday for touch practice.
  • Monday - Labour Day
  • Tuesday - Powhiri at the church 10.00am
  • Wednesday - Garin
  • Thursday - Keeping Ourselves Safe with Constable Garland
  • Friday - Touch Tournament at St Paul's Years 5-8

Term 4 Week 2
  • Monday - tennis coaching
  • Monday - music with Mr Philips 
  • Monday - art with Mrs Dorman (she is away on Thursday)
  • Tuesday - First Aid training 
  • Wednesday - Year 6 Touch practice with Garin students
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Wednesday - Touch practice year 7/8
  • Thursday - First Aid Training - CPR
  • Friday - Teacher Planning afternoon - School finishes at 12.25pm
Calendar Orders - Keep them coming in.


Term 4 Week 1
Welcome to our new students Tia (year 8) and Grace (year 6)
  • Monday - tennis coaching
  • Tuesday - touch practice for years 5/6 with Garin
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Thursday - Touch practice for years 7/8 
  • Thursday - ART with Mrs Dorman please make sure you have purchased a canvas.
  • Friday - Touch practice


Term 3 Week 9
  • Monday - Science Fair display in the Senior Roost
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Thursday - Marae Visit - Buses to the Whakatu Marae leave at 9am and return at 12.30pm.  
  • Thursday - Year 5 and 6 Quiz Nayland College 


Term 3 Week 8
  • Science Fair projects due Friday!
  • Monday - Tennis Lessons with Coolie 1.15 - 1.45 Years 7 and 8
  • Monday - Year 5 and 6 touch sessions with Garin 1.15 - 2.15
  • Tuesday - Dress up in something sea themed or wear a sea themed hat
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology 
  • Thursday - Ski Trip Years 7 and 8 to Rainbow
  • Friday - Kio Rahi Tournament Years 7 and 8 Waimea Intermediate
  • Competitions on for book fair  - write a book recommendation, design a bookmark with fabric or fibre, guess the pasta shells in the bowl
  • Kio Rahi practice everyday
  • Book Fair Week  - you are required to enter either the bookmark or book recommendation competition
  • Next week we are visiting the Whakatu Marae - start thinking about your mihi (what is your maunga (mountain), your awa (river) - we will talk about and write these during the week.
Term 3 Week 7
  • Kio Rahi practice everyday
  • Tuesday - Syndicate speech competition 
  • Wednesday - Garin
  • Thursday - Rock Da House Rehearsal 
  • Thursday - bring a tin can for Mrs Dorman
  • Next week is Book Fair!!!!

Term 3 Week 6

  • Garin Wednesday
  • Speeches due this week Thursday and Friday

Term 3 Week 5
  • A quite week!!
  • Work on your science project
  • Write your speeches
  • Garin Wednesday
  • Friday Senior Assembly 


Term 3 Week 4 
Apologies for no updates here.  The Pages link was blocked somehow.

  • portrait photos Tuesday
  • class photos Wednesday
  • Garin Wednesday
  • Year 7/8 Mid Winter Tournament - Thursday and Friday
  • Friday - Savanna's last day


Term 2 Week 11

  • Please bring a plain tshirt for screen printing on Thursday
  • St Paul's Week
  • Monday - House Fun Day - wear your colours
  • Tuesday - 9.30am Brass Recital
  • Tuesday - 11.30 St Paul's Feast Day Mass
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Wednesday - Year 6 Survey Richmond
  • Friday - Mufti Mania - bring a gold coin and support the Solomon Islands


Term 2 Week 10 
  • Oral History - finish inputting your information into the google doc called Age Concern Booklet
  • Wednesday - Garin 
  • Sunday - Confirmation Mass - Cardinal attending
  • Sunday - Rod Dixon Marathon completion at Saxton Oval
  • Remember to return your BYOD forms


Term 2 Week 8 and Term 2 Week 9 - oops there has been a problem loading information in the past 2 weeks on the blog.

Term 2 Week 7 2015 - Togetherness Week

  • Monday - Queens Birthday
  • Tuesday - Afternoon rotations
  • Wednesday - Cross Country Rabbit Island (No Garin)
  • Thursday - Afternoon rotations
  • Friday - Top Team Competition come along to school dressed in your house colours.

Term 2 Week 6 2015

  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Friday - Senior Syndicate Assembly at Salisbury 2pm
  • Cross Country Practice everyday

Term 2 Week 5 2015
  • Monday - Hockey Skills (catch up from last week)
  • Monday - Shared Lunch for Ceanna 
  • Tuesday - Year 6 Rippa Rugby Tournament 
  • Tuesday - Ceanna's last day
  • Tuesday - Ms Dodd on a maths course (afternoon) Mrs Dorman relieving 
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Thursday - Year 7/8 Mass at Garin 9.30am
  • Thursday - Hockey Skills 
  • Thursday - Apirana Taylor visiting storyteller
  • Thursday - Basketball 1.15 with Giants
  • Friday - Mufti Day and Coin Trail for Nepal
  • Friday - Little Wheels Day
  • Friday - Basketball Seniors Lunchtime Practice
  • Friday - Jump Jam 1.15pm

Term 2 Week 4 2015
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology 
  • Thursday - Hockey Skills
  • Friday - Little Wheels Day
  • Friday - Basketball (Lunchtime - coaching)
  • Friday - Jump Jam
  • Sunday - Kea School Mass
  • Cross country practice - please remember your PE gear and a change of footwear everyday.

Term 2 Week 3 2015
  • Monday - Powhiri 10.00am.  New student welcome.
  • Monday - Catholic ERO visitors in school until Wednesday
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Friday - Basketball coaching for those in school team
  • Cross Country Practice begins - remember your PE gear/change of clothes and shoes everyday. 
Term 2 Week 2 2015
  • Choose a novel to read for your home reading.  This will be recorded for homework.
  • Garin Technology - 1st day new rotations, sewing, ICT, cooking.
  • Thursday - Aged Concern Visit
  • Friday - Helicopter Surprise Visit 
  • Friday - Small Wheels Day 
  • Friday - Basketball (lunchtime coaching for those in school team)

Term 2 Week 1 2015
  • Welcome Back - remember homework will be shared with you on a  google doc. Please always ensure that you complete 4 spelling and maths tasks on Studyladder each week.
  • Garin Technology - last week of Term 1 rotations
  • Anzac Day Commemorative Service Friday 1.45pm Senior Court - if you know the names of any relatives who served in World War 1 please send these to Ms Hood via the school newsletter request.

Term 1 Week 9 2015
  • Holy Week liturgies each day
  • Tuesday - Goal Setting Conferences, school finishes 12.30pm,  Check the newsletter for details on how to make an appointment.
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Thursday - Cricket Skills
    • Thursday - Last day of Term 1 - HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY AND HAPPY EASTER.

Term 1 Week 8 2015
  • Remember to bring your PE gear everyday
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Thursday 9.30am Cricket Skills
  • Friday Summer Tournament for Year 7/8 - parent help for transport is still required

Term 1 Week 7 2015
  • Wednesday Garin Technology Year 7/8
  • Wednesday Library Visit Year 6 - remember to bring your card
  • Thursday Sailing - please check that you have all the gear you are required to bring
  • Thursday Cricket Skills 9.30am - remember your PE gear
  • Friday - Ms Dodd away, Mrs Bafico relieving
  • Friday - Stopping Demonstration Herbert Street 

Term 1 Week 6 2015
  • Tuesday Hoiho Mass 11.30am
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Wednesday Year 7/8 qualifying cricket tournament 1 - 4pm St Paul's Boys team
  • Thursday Year 7/8 cricket tournament if qualify St Paul's Boys team
  • Friday Year 8 Christian Leaders Course at Motueka 
  • Student Council - if you would like to represent Hoiho on the student council please prepare a 1 minute speech outlining the qualities you have for the position.

Term 1 Week 5 2015
  • Monday Swimming Sports Nayland Pool
  • Tuesday Father David visits Hoiho 1.30pm
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Thursday - Cricket World Cup Saxton Oval please bring $5 if you wish to attend

Term 1 Week 4 2015
  • Tuesday 9.30 Powhiri at church
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology
  • Friday - Visit to Museum - Anzac display
  • If you are still having problems accessing google docs please let me know

Term 1 Week 3 2015
  • Swimming - remember your togs and towel everyday this week
  • Wednesday - Garin Technology - remember covered footwear
  • Wednesday - Year 6 visit to Richmond Library (more details to come)
  • Wednesday - Ash Wednesday Liturgy at school 9.30am all welcome
  • Thursday - class library day 
  • Cricket World Cup Monday and Thursday - support your class team
  • Friday - PE gear


Term 1 Week 2 2015
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded the Google app - Google Chrome and that you have access to Google Drive.  
  • Garin for year 7 and 8 begins on Wednesday, we will walk down from school, leaving at 10.45am and return to school at 1.00pm.
  • PE gear 


Term 4 Week 10
  • Togs - Year 7 Monday last day swimming
  • Monday - Year 8 retreat day - wear mufti and bring lunch/morning tea
  • Tuesday - Thank you liturgy
  • Tuesday - Gold Award day - bring togs 
  • Wednesday - Year 8 Big Day Out - Bridge Valley - bring togs/lunch/hat/sunscreen
  • Thursday - Lunch treat
  • Friday - Year 8 Leavers Mass school finishes 12.00pm please be collected from the church.

Term 4 Week 9
  • Swimming 1 -1.25pm we will leave school at 12.35.  Please make sure you have your togs with you each day.  We are not swimming on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday - Dress rehearsal at Garin from 9am - please bring a white tshirt/leggings or light coloured pants or shorts
  • Wednesday - Salisbury Hall Production 10.45 - 12.00
  • Wednesday - Production - assemble at 7pm dressed 
  • Thursday - Production
  • Thursday - Passion Project Presentations
  • Friday - Passion Project Presentations
  • Friday - Year 8 Formal.


Term 4 Week 8
  • Tuesday Reconciliation 
  • Thursday Mt Robert Walk - please ensure you have all the necessary items for this event.
  • Friday Disco

Term 4 Week 7
  • Please return your Mt Robert permission slips ASAP
  • Hamper appeal - thank you for those who have donated items. Please ensure you bring along a Christmas treat item this week.
  • Christmas Parade - Year 7 and 8's are asked to wear PE gear and handout balloons and lollies.  This sounds a great way to promote your school.
  • Thursday 1.15pm - End of Year Mass planning for christian leaders
  • Friday 2.15pm - Advent Liturgy
Term 4 Week 6
  • Christmas Hamper Appeal - Please bring an item this week.
  • If you have a device please remember to bring it to school - a number of classes are asttle testing this week so the class chrome books will be loaned out.
  • Tuesday - Athletics, wear your PE gear, bring a jacket, morning tea, lunch and water bottle.  
  • Friday - Double session at Garin today.  You will return to school at lunchtime.
  • Still waiting for feathers!!!
  • Passion projects - how much have you done?
  • Christmas Parade - are you interested?

Term 4 Week 5
  • Monday - Library Visit to Richmond Library - remember to bring your card
  • Athletics practice - bring your PE gear everyday
  • More feathers required
  • Soap - preferably LUX, needed for an experiment on Wednesday

Term 4 Week 4
  • Please bring your PE gear everyday as we will have ongoing athletics practices
  • Tuesday - Class Mass 11.30am
  • Friday - Technology for Year 7's
  • Friday - College testing day for Year 8's - please check times and places that you need to be at your school for next year.
  • Thank you for the feathers - please bring along some more.
  • Year 8's need to either hand in homework by Thursday or share with me by Friday.

Term 4 Week 3
  • Remember to bring your PE gear everyday.  We have athletics practice on Tuesday and will have a couple of touch practices before the tournament on Friday.
  • Thursday - First Aid Training with St John's
  • Friday - Touch Tournament (bring some money for the Tuck Shop) - NO GARIN
  • A 'friendly reminder' that homework needs to be completed and handed in on Friday.
  • So far I have 2 feathers!

Term 4 Week 2
  • Remember to bring your PE gear each day.  This week are practicing for both touch and athletics.
  • Rosary Beads - bring along your own from home as we learn the rosary this month
  • FEATHERS, FEATHERS, FEATHERS - needed for science experiments!!
  • Thursday - Powhiri at 10.00am
  • Friday - Mufti Day
  • Friday - Garin Technology
  • Friday - Half day planning for teachers.  If you are staying at school please let me know.
Term 4 Week 1
  • Rosary Beads - can you please bring in your beads.  These will be kept in a safe place.
  • Feathers, feathers, feathers - needed for science experiments preferably seagulls but any bird feathers will be fine
  • Touch Practice - please bring your PE gear everyday 
  • Friday Garin

Term 3 Week 10
  • Bring your PE gear everyday this week for touch training 
  • Friday Garin - please bring a container 
  • Friday Mufti Day - Kids Can 
  • Friday - Tennis Coaching


Term 3 Week 9
  • Calendar orders due Wed 17th
  • Wednesday - Ski Trip - be at school at 7.50am.  Check the letter that went home for what you need to bring.
  • Friday - Garin
  • Friday - Mufti Day Kids Can (postponed until last day of term)
  • Friday - Tennis coaching
  • We need newspapers 

Term 3 Week 8
  • Book Week 
  • Wednesday - Book Fair Parade
  • Thursday - Saxton Field Sports Leave School 12.00ish (bring PE gear)
  • Friday - Garin Technology
  • Friday - Earthbench construction - bring old clothes
  • Friday - Tennis Coaching (bring PE gear)

Term 3 Week 7
  • Monday - Photos due
  • Tuesday Class Mass 11.30am
  • Thursday Sport Tasman - remember your PE gear

Term 3 Week 6
  • Music with Mr Phillips Tuesday
  • Wednesday - Mathletics Day 
  • Wednesday - Nelson Mathix - good luck to our participants
  • Thursday - Sport Tasman Bring your PE gear
  • Thursday - Senior School Speech Competition - good luck Megan and Simonne!
  • Friday - Daffodil Day wear something yellow and bring along a gold coin donation 
  • Photo orders - don't forget to check out the sports photos in the foyer if you wish to order them

Term 3 Week 5

  • Speeches in class
  • Thursday Sport Tasman - bring your PE gear
  • Garin Technology Friday

Term 3 Week 4
  • Music with Mr Phillips Monday
  • Tuesday afternoon Ms Dodd on a course with Mr Dorman
  • Wednesday open afternoon at Garin for year 8 students 
  • Thursday/Friday winter tournament - Netball/Basketball - please return notices if you are attending
  • Garin Technology for those not attending Winter Tournament
  • Mass of the Assumption Friday 11.30am
  • Children's Mass Year 7/8 Sunday 17th - 9.30am - everyone is encouraged to attend. A group of children from year 7/8 have been rehearsing with Mr Hill 10 000 reasons which they will sing at Mass.

Term 3 Week 3
  • Three way conferencing Thursday school finishes 12.30pm for year 7 and 8
  • please return ski notices
  • please return winter tournament notices if you are participating

Term 3 Week 2

  • remember to bring in a small gift for James and Rueben 

Term 3 Week 1

  • welcome back
  • remember to wear your correct uniform and no nail polish

Term 2 Week 8             23 June

  • Rod Dixon fun run this Sunday
Term 2 Week 7            16 June 

  • Intermediate Cross Country (you will have been advised if you are attending this) Wednesday 
  • Bike Day to Rabbit Island - Thursday 19 June
  • Bottle Stuffing - remember we need lots of clean plastic rubbish 

Term 2 Week 6             9 June
  • Hoiho Mass Tuesday 10 June
  • Mahi Toi 8.30am at Garin College - Wednesday 11 June 
  • NBS Intermediate Quiz 6.30pm (Megan and Simonne representing Hoiho)
  • Hockey Tournament - Thursday 12 June

Term 2 Week 3            19 May

  • Cross Country Practise each day
  • Bring in plastic 1.5 bottles and plastic rubbish to begin bottle brick making
  • We need oversized tshirts for art and newspaper 
Term 2  Week 2
  • Fire break lookout walk 
  • Zumba Friday

Term 2 Week 1             5 May
  • cross country practise everyday, bring your PE gear and running shoes
  • we need art shirts and newspaper
Term 1
14 April - Shared Prayer
15 April - Hockey Skills
               - Music with Mr Phillips
16 April - Move it Day 
              -  Garin Food Festival 8.30am - 2.00pm
17 April - Last Day

1 April - Hockey on Tuesday - remember your PE gear
1 April - Touch Practice Tuesday - remember your gear
3 April - Syndicate sport - Thursday - you guessed it - remember your gear!!
4th April Friday - Summer Tournament (no Garin)

March 21st Sailing this week - Please check what day you are going sailing on and make sure you have all the gear as per the list.




Wednesday 19th March
Mrs Ashley


Garin Van
Thursday 20th March
Mrs Lee


Garin Van
Friday 21st March
Ms Dodd


Garin  Van



Keri
Freya
Megan F
Daniel
Alex C
James N
Brendon
Megan  R
Alex S
Simone M
Aria
Willow
Georgia
James J

Anahera
Zara
Logan M
Tegan
Luca
Samantha
Jasmine
Antony
Tim
Anya
Caitlin
Tom
Ruben
Conor D
Laura D
Tim
Stella
Emma
Georgina
Dylan H
Nicole
Heidi
Eva
Logan



GEAR  Please let your students know the gear they will require


Clothes to go in the sea with ie togs and polypro tops or wetsuits if they have them

No cotton tops or long pants

Footwear to go in the sea with ie old trainers, wetsuit booties.  NO jandals or crocs

Wind proof layer - something to keep the wind and spray off it necessary

Warm dry change of clothes, shoes and towel.

Suncream, sunhat

All specialist equipment is provided but if the students have their own buoyancy aid/life jacket they are encouraged to bring this along



  • Monday 3 March - Christian Services Leaders Workshop for year 8 volunteers at St Peter Chanel School
  • Monday 3 March  - Life Education Trust 
  • Tuesday 4 March - Life Education Trust
  • Tuesday 4 March - Visit to Richmond Library 1.30pm - 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 5 March - Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Wednesday 5 March - Life Education Trust
  • Thursday 6 March - St Paul's Swimming Sports 9.00am - 12.30pm (approx)
  • Friday 7 March - Technology at Garin 


Powhiri - Monday 24th Feb to welcome new students and families to St Paul's School.  We welcome Charlotte and James to our class.

Mass - Tuesday 25th Feb 11.30am

Big Day Out - Thursday 27th Feb - bring your togs, towel, lunch, sunscreen, water bottle, sunhat and plenty of energy for a great day out.  Parents/caregivers are encouraged to come along and join in the fun for some or all of the day.  Please email me if you can help out 

cathie@stpauls-richmond.school.nz  


Swimming starts Monday 17th Feb - bring your togs and towel everyday.

Garin Technology on Friday - remember you must wear covered footwear and be Garin at 8.35am

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