Tuesday, September 15, 2015


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

The 1st of September has been and gone and that tells us that Spring has arrived. The weather doesn’t really reflect that but the daffodils in the garden, lambs in the paddock and the magnolia trees beginning to flower all say that Spring has arrived.

When my children were younger, I used to love the wee break between Winter sports and the start of Summer sports that happened at this time of year. It was a time of catching up, and an opportunity to reconnect with family and whānau.

We have had a busy time at school over the last couple of weeks with trips to the Art Gallery, Toitu Museum, a performance by Craig Smith (he sings the Wonky Donkey song), class Masses, talks from two authors- one at school and one at the Mosgiel Library and the Otago Cross country.

With all the sporting and cultural opportunities available at school the children certainly get a chance to experience a wide variety of activities and experiences.

In saying that – one of the most important things for children to experience is family time. Family time is so precious, playing games, talking, sharing, visiting whānau.– those are the times children remember most.  I encourage you to make the most of the free times you have, as life only seems to get busier as the children get older.

Have a great week.
Lindsay Stevens

(Acting Principal)

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