Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

What a busy but successful week last week was, with St Mary’s producing some excellent sporting results.  I would this week like to focus on the artistic life of our school.

A question I use to pose to pupils I was teaching was to name a sportsman or woman who deeds were still talked about centuries on—they were unable to do so but all of them could name an artist or musician—even if they were ‘classical’.

The arts are enduring and so as a school it is important that we encourage our pupils to be as involved with the arts in all genres as possible.Last weeks performance by our Kapa Haka group was excellent, the amount of time and preparation that had gone in was obvious.

I would like to thank all of the people who had worked so hard to make this and the groups previous performances so successful.  The teachers and parents who have accompanied and transported them, John & Stacey Peita for all of their expert knowledge, Simone Reynolds and Jacqui Hyde for ensuring that the group was so well turned out and of course to the stars themselves who practiced out side school time and produced such a top draw effort, thank you.

 Remember that on Wednesday and Thursday we are holding our second parent teacher interview for the year so please ensure that you book in to hear about all of the great things that your child is achieving.


Have a great week

Mike Brosnahan


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