St Paul's College News
February 2017

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Years 7 - 13 Catholic Champagnat Marist School for Boys

Community and Education
Dear Parents and Boys
One of the Marist Pillars of education is to organise a school in such a way that there is a "family spirit"present in the school.

St Paul's College has traditionally named this -the value of "Brotherhood"

In recent years the words..."We enrol families" has been heard and emphasised

Whichever way we view the concept, it is the importance of the community in education. A school cannot approach its work without actively engaging the families of that school.

And that is not a pious hope or simply nice words.It is a real concept which has real implications for daily living at St Paul's College.

Every boy must be at school each day in the daily morning assembly for the whole school

St Paul's College is not and never has been a bus stop school...drop them and leave them

It is not sufficient for parents to simply send their son to school each day without checking their books, knowing their teacher's name or not being involved in the educational life of their son.

Every parent in year 11-13 should know what/ when assignments are due, what credits their son is sitting on etc.

Every parent should be active and insist that their son has 2 hours minimum homework, study or reading each night

Every family gets an engagement report for their son in each subject each week. This report must be shared with your son.

As a total school St Paul's must look outwards and parents have to be at every school event

In terms of the St Paul's college community events for term 1 this year. A busy term

1. Inaugural Mass last uplifting liturgy and great attendance from parents and boys
"Enrol the family...a real concept with real implications"

2. First XI Cricket Parents Evening on last week

3.Year 13 Parent meeting Monday 20th February. to organise the college dinner

4.College Dinner Thursday 9th March 5.30pm for every family and their son - details later

5.Open day Wednesday March 15th. two sessions 11.15am and 1.30pm. Conducted tours
This is for new parents considering St Paul's college for enrolment of their sons.
Your willingness to speak well of your son's school is much appreciated

6. Fiafia night- Monday 20th March at 6.30pm.

7. Grandparents morning -23rd March at 10.00am

8. First XV parents meeting- Thursday 30th March at 7.00pm

9. Parent teacher report meeting -Tuesday 28th March from 3.30 pm onwards

Clearly a lot is happening in term 1

Expecting and looking forward to parents and boys supporting their school in the many and varied ways.

Another great fortnight.

In His Peace. 

St Paul's College Ponsonby Auckland is having an open day on Wednesday 15th March with two sessions and conducted tours at 11.15am and 1.30pm.

Interested families with boys for possible enrolment 2018 in years 7, 8,and 9 are invited to 'come and see'. 

Assemble in the Chapel. 

Spread the word. 


We are starting a secondhand uniform shop at St Paul's College and REALLY need help with two things: 
  • Parents or whanau member who can help out (I know we are all busy working!) for ONLY ONE HOUR A TERM. Its not much but can make a huge difference.
  • Donations of quality cleaned uniform items
Quality clean uniform items can be dropped off at school reception and placed in the plastic bin labeled “Second hand uniform donations

All proceeds from your donated item goes to supporting the school and helping out other pupils. 

Please email me if you can help out in any way at all. All enquiries about the shop can be directed to Angela Calvert:

Tuesday 21st February  Academic Achiever Assembly 10am
Wednesday 22nd February  Athletics Day at St. Paul's College
Thursday 23rd February  School Photos Class and ID
Friday 24th February  Year 9 Retreat - Sacred Heart Church Hall
 27th Feb - 10th March Academy Camp Waiouru 
Wednesday 8th March Year 7&8 Cricket Tournament
Thursday 9th March College Dinner 5.30pm for ALL Boys and families
Monday 13th March  Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday 15th March  OPEN DAY 11.15am and 1.30pm
15th- 18th March Polyfest
Monday 20th March  Fiafia night at 6.30pm
Wednesday 22nd March  Field Trip Tongariro
Thursday 23rd March   Grandparents Day 10am Chapel
Tuesday 28th March  Report Evening 3.30pm – 7.30pm (Gym)
Thursday 30th March  1st XV Parents Meeting at 7pm.
Thursday 13th April  Term 1 Ends 3.20pm
"I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.
John 10:10 
DAYS: Monday - Friday
TIME: 7.45 am - 8.30 am

VENUE: The Science Room (R17)
  • It’s Free
  • It’s filling and nutritious
  • It will give you a great start and help you concentrate for the day            
  • Now includes fruit kindly donated by Countdown
  • Run by Senior Students
Any Questions- Contact the Nurse 09 376 1278 (ext 225)
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