Sunday, August 12, 2012

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

Week Four already and what an exciting week this looks like being.

The Kapahaka group is presenting a performance at the Hui Ako festival at Fairfield school on Wednesday, various classes have visitors to them during the week and Room 3 and Room 5 have Mass on Friday.

 I do notice a lot of tired eyes around at the moment as most people have spent a little more time watching the Olympic Games then we should.  I am always very happy to see new Zealand doing well but I was especially pleased to see Mahe Drysdale win his Gold medal.  He was so close four years ago and his victory just underlines his amazing dedication, skill and tenacity.

I think another point to remember is that more and more of the athletes taking part are aged in their late 20’s or early 30’s because with more funding and support athletes are staying active for much longer. We need to relay this information to our pupils that life isn’t a sprint race but rather a marathon and that they need to be prepared like Mahe to learn from defeats.


I will be away at the Catholic School Convention from Wednesday to Friday, Mrs Kenneally will be Acting Principal so have a great week!

 Have a great week.

Mike Brosnahan

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