Monday, 11 December 2017

Preparing for Christ's Coming!

Learning Intention :Understanding Christ's coming in history and how he come today.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Graduation Speech 2017

St Patrick’s School, a school that has given us various opportunities, enabling to us to be the people we are today. The school most of us have been attending for the past 8 years. A journey that we will be sad to leave behind, but its memories will never be forgotten.
During this experience we have learned that the best thing about this school is the people here. This school has created a positive future for me and no doubt, my fellow classmates. It has opened many opportunities for us to take in our lives as we move on to College.
Since the day we first started at St Pats, we were greeted and filled with love and open hands not only from the students but from the teachers.
Throughout this journey, the year 8 students have made progress and met intelligent and unique friends who respect us and listen to our opinions. Who support us through rough times, who cheer us up when we are down and who allow us to be ourselves no matter what. We have had numerous opportunities to take on leadership roles, which we all have accepted. These roles range from being mediators and road patrol monitors, to house leaders in athletics and altar servers. But our most cherished role, as seniors, is being the role model for our younger students.
First of all on behalf of the Year 8s of 2017, we want to acknowledge all the teachers who have supported us through our journey at Saint Patrick’s School. Our list of thanks goes on; we begin with thanks to the teachers. We want to thank Sister Evalesi for putting up with us and our behaviour including the fun times we had together as a class.
Miss Craig for filling us with good vibes, we really appreciate all your work for us.
Mrs Twomey for your efforts in working with us to help us recognise and change our some of our more interesting, and you could say ‘naughty’ behaviour.
Miss Chao, thank you for organizing our sports, giving up your lunch time to prepare kiwi sport, interschool and after school competitions.
And to our most precious principal, Miss Bullot, we would like to thank you for being a good role model, leader and last of all an inspirational principal.
We greatly value the staff, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Foden, Mrs Dance, Sister Lorraine and Mrs Yumul for being with us throughout these years. We appreciate the relievers: Mrs Mansfield and Mrs Kneebone, we thank you for your time and effort throughout our learning process.
Last but not least we would like to share our deep appreciation for our teacher Mrs Dines, for preparing us for college and leading us to a brighter future. Thank you for giving us numerous opportunities that have enabled us to become good role models and leaders like you.

To conclude, we couldn’t have asked for a better school. Our past 8 years together has been a phenomenal journey. And the lessons we’ve learned best come from the journey, not the destination. We started with a simple hello but end with a complicated goodbye. And to our fellow students who will soon take our role as leaders in 2018. Ki te puku mahi, kia u te angitu, work hard to succeed. We will always treasure being a part of this astonishing family of St Patrick’s School.

Thank you.

Monday, 13 November 2017

The Gifts and Soul

Through the gifts given from God, I have realised that these gifts are truly precious and has enabled me to live my life

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Room 8 Film 2017 - It's Our World.

Contamination, Pollution and Climate Change are some key issues impacting on our world today.
We are the children of today and that makes us the adults of the future.
We have a definite role to play in this world.
It's my world, it's your world, its OUR WORLD .. Keep it Safe.

Monday, 6 November 2017

A definite event on our calendar at Saint Patrick's School

  • Annual Event
  • Beginning of Term 4
  • Reaching out to help people
  • Raise money for the people in need
  • Creating games and activity to raise money
  • For Holy Angels in India
  • Every year on the same day and the same time

Saint Patrick’s School is a Mission School.  We have a direct link with the Sisters of the Missions and we learn across our time at Saint Patrick’s about the Mission Charism which is Prayer Community and Service.

Mission Day is an annual event held at Saint Patrick’s School Panmure every year in the beginning of Term 4. It is held on the same day and starts on the same time every year, it is always fun and functioning due to the creativity of the children who create games, activities and more to help raise over one thousand dollars for the Holy angels orphanage in India that is run by the Mission Sisters.

Mission Day is an exciting event not only for the customers but the children who put their effort into arranging the activities as it is a great time to test the creativity side of the brain. Not only do people from Saint Patrick’s come to participate in the event but the outside people like the librarians in the libraries and other people who get interested by the posters and advertisements come and enjoy their time.

It is a really great way of raising money for Holy Angels orphanage and also helping those at home here in our community by donating food to the local food bank. It is fun and there are in fact prizes that are won every year from the raffle as there are cool prizes which have included:lego, and one year even  bikes.  All this makes the whole day very exciting  to spend your money  and hope to win.

The interest of everyone drags them to have respect for others in need and to help them have a better life which makes Mission Day a very special event where no one is left out.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mission Day

Mission Day 2017

Mission Day is an event that is held at St Patrick’s School Panmure.  It   is celebrated by parish members, parents,  teachers and children. Mission Day is a special day for all students and teachers to help fundraise for the orphanage in India known as the Holy Angels which is run by the Mission Sisters.  It is part of reaching out, not only for those in need but for those who are suffering for thirst, shelter, food and warmth and also those who may not get the opportunity to go to school and have education that will give them better opportunities in the future.

Our Mission Day, includes fun activities suggested by students in each class, raffles by teachers and food. It’s a significant day because Mission Day is part of our Mission Charism, which includes Prayer, Community and Service. Every student have the opportunity to  wear mufti. At the end of the day there are prizes to win and to take home which makes it much more interesting.  It is a day that draws people’s attention into Mission Day.

The key reason behind having Mission Day is that it is a way of reaching out to help others. The event was always a memorial day that reminds most of us that the importance of this day was to reach others because no matter what their belief is, age and their culture they will always be loved. Which indeed links to the golden rule “Love thy neighbour as you love yourself!”

Mission Day to St Patrick’s students has always been  a special part of them and been going on for years now. It was less than an event and more of a lifetime which helps us reach out to those in need.