Welcome to

ST PIUS X

Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Huatoki rāua ko Te Hēnui ngā awa
Ko te Tokomaru te waka
Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Te Whiti rāua ko Ngāti Tuparikino nga hapū
Ko Hato Pio Tuangahuru te kura
Ko Anna Wormald te tumuaki
Tihei mauri ora
 
St Pius X is a State Integrated Catholic School enrolling students from New Entrants to Year 6.  
 
Our Special Catholic Character underpins all that we do as we strive to achieve excellence through our Vision, Gospel Values and School Motto of
Mōhiotanga – Knowing, Mahinga -Doing, Manaakitanga – Caring.
 
We endeavour to offer the best educational opportunities through our broad, child-centred,  localised curriculum.  Through ‘Growing St Pius X Learners for Success’, we are nurturing our students to become Faith-Filled, Culturally Aware, Self Managers, Creative Thinkers, Risk Takers and Collaborators. We have high expectations for all our students to be the best that they can be.
  
Our students and our staff are enriched through our strong community connections both past and present.  We are well supported by our School Board, Home and School and The Catholic Parish of New Plymouth – Te Pārihi Katorika Ki Ngāmotu.
 
Our school website provides a glimpse of our Catholic Character and identity. We look forward to meeting you and your whānau in the future.
 
Anna Wormald
Tumuaki

Latest Notifications

We are having a short liturgy in the hall tomorrow at 9am to recognise and celebrate Waitangi Day. All welcome.

Thu Feb 02 04:57pm

Boost Hockey Academy is still going ahead in Term 1 – see message below.

Thu Feb 02 01:23pm

The Boost Hockey Academy that usually takes place in Term 1 is still going ahead.


In the sports notices sent out on Tuesday, the information said it wasn’t due to the resurfacing of the Hobson Street Turf. Apologies for any confusion.


The Boost Hockey Academy is currently securing different venues for this to take place on. For further information join the Boost Hockey group on Facebook or contact Andy Bedford via email: andybedford1@gmail.com


Many thanks, Jacinta Radford

Swimming starts today. Please make sure your child has their gear ready. Please bring a raincoat also.

Wed Feb 01 07:49am

Sports Team Information 2023

Tue Jan 31 04:03pm

Information for team sports organised by the school can be found in the notices section of the app. There are three seperate notices. Registrations are all done online through google forms.


Sports Overview: This has information about all the different sports on offer throughout the year. Please read this carefully as there have been some changes to the sports offered at St Pius X School.


Term 1 Sports Information: This has information relating to the sports on offer during Term 1. Please note the only sport available is 5-aside Summer Soccer. The link to register your child is in this notice and please be aware this needs to be completed by Tuesday 7th February if your child would like to play.


Code of Conduct: We have a sports code of conduct for students, parents, coaches and managers. Please read this carefully and discuss the players code of conduct with your child/ren. It will also be discussed in classrooms. Students, parents, coaches and managers are all required to sign a code of conduct. These will be sent home if it has not been signed previously.


Any queries, please email jacinta@stpiusx.school.nz


Many thanks, Jacinta Radford – Teacher in charge of sports.

School Newsletter Issue 1 2023 – please read this information with important updates for the term ahead.

Tue Jan 31 01:04pm

 



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Nuts and Bolts evening – Wednesday 8 February. Please read the information below.

Mon Jan 30 11:46am

 



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Catholic Parish of NP Newsletter, 29 January 2023

Mon Jan 30 09:03am

 



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Happy New Year everyone. Please read below regarding 2023 stationery items.

Mon Jan 16 02:24pm

When you receive your stationery pack that you’ve ordered from Office Max there should be a packing slip within the box that details all items for specific classes.


If you have two or more children and you do not have a packing slip in the delivery, please refer to the email confirmation you would have received from Office Max at the time of ordering.


Prior to Day 1 of school, please check you have been sent the correct order for each child and put your child’s name on each item.  


The office will be open on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th  and Monday 30th January from 8.15 – 3.30pm .  These dates have been changed from previous information. 


We hope you are enjoying the last weeks of the holiday time.


 


 


 

Lost Property is on the deck area outside Huatoki classroom. There are sandals that look brand new!! Please check.

Fri Dec 16 09:30am

Inglewood Lions Club Maize 2023 – last day to get tickets before Christmas is tomorrow. Please use the link below. H & School.

Thu Dec 15 03:33pm

Inglewood Maize Maze

Taranaki Badminton School Holiday Program 2023

Thu Dec 15 03:33pm

Taranaki badminton will be running a school holiday program on 10th, 11th, 18th, 25th January and 1st February 2023.


Just $ 6 per player from 5pm – 7pm at Star Gym, Westown. Rackets and equipment are provided.


For more details please contact Duncan at 022 693 3533 or email, sdo@taranakibadminton.org.nz

Reminder – School End of Year Mass tomorrow night, 5.30pm at St Joseph’s Church on Powderham Street.

Wed Dec 14 03:34pm

At the conclusion of Mass we will farewell the Year 6 leavers. It is an expectation that all students and their families join in this celebration of another wonderful year at St Pius X School.  Students are to attend in full school uniform and will be seated in class groups.

Term 4 Issue 12

Wed Dec 14 08:32am

 



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School Production photos

Wed Dec 14 08:31am

I’m sure many of you took photos at the school production.  We did have Anne Aitchison who is one of our regular relievers taking photos for us.  Use the link below to see them all – there’s lots of photos so it will take time to download.


Production Photos 2022


 

2023 information

Mon Dec 12 02:01pm

Information about 2023 will be going home with your children this afternoon. Please check their school bags for these envelopes. 

Young Vinnies – Cans for Christmas

Sun Dec 11 12:32pm

On Monday 12th December our Young Vinnies are supporting Cans for Christmas.  Cans for Christmas is a community project between Catholic schools around New Zealand and St Vincent de Paul and Foodbank.  Students are encouraged to bring a can along to school on Monday and wear something Christmassy with their school uniform.  Please  help our Young Vinnies make a difference in our local community by supporting this worthy project!  

Sports Team Equipment Return – all sports equipment borrowed for teams, needs to please be returned by next Monday 12th December

Fri Dec 09 03:33pm

Calendar art

Thu Dec 08 02:01pm

Calendar art has arrived from Kids Art Works, for those of you who ordered them. Please check your children’s school bags for these. If you have any concerns regarding your order, please email stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com

Young Vinnies – Cans for Christmas

Thu Dec 08 11:58am

On Monday 12th December our Young Vinnies are supporting Cans for Christmas.  Cans for Christmas is a community project between Catholic schools around New Zealand and St Vincent de Paul and Foodbank.  Students are encouraged to bring a can along to school on Monday and wear something Christmassy with their school uniform.  Please  help our Young Vinnies make a difference in our local community by supporting this worthy project!  


 

Production tickets

Tue Dec 06 03:35pm

Reminder to get your production tickets tomorrow between 8.15am – 12pm or 3 – 3.30pm. Thank you.

Outstanding invoices

Tue Dec 06 12:18pm

As we near the end of term this is a reminder to please pay all outstanding invoices. These were sent out to those of you with outstanding balances via email on Wednesday the 23rd of November. If you would like any help with setting up an automatic payment please contact the school office, many thanks. 

School office closed

Tue Dec 06 12:15pm

The school office will be closed tomorrow Wednesday the 7th of December, between 11.45am and 2.45pm. If you need to contact the school at all please call 027 524 4470.

Gumboots sorted. Thank you!

Mon Dec 05 05:03pm

School Production Final Details

Mon Dec 05 08:34am

 



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Touch Rugby Draw – Final Week: Monday 5th December

Fri Dec 02 03:35pm

The Touch Rugby Draw for next week – Monday 5th December is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app.


They will be collecting non-perishable items for the New Plymouth Food bank. If you would like to donate, this can be handed into the HQ Gazebo.



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Summer Soccer Draw – Final week: Tuesday 6th December

Fri Dec 02 03:18pm

The Summer Soccer Draw for next week – Tuesday 6th December is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app. 


There is one more game next week to make up for the week it was cancelled due to the rain.



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Friday Mass

Fri Dec 02 08:03am

There is no Friday mass today at school as the Priests are on retreat.


Next Friday will be our last Friday mass for the year.


Ngā mihi 


Anne Dent


 

School photos.

Thu Dec 01 11:12am

School photos have arrived from Photolife for those of you who ordered them. Please check your children’s school bags for these. If you have any concerns regarding your order, please contact Photolife on 0800 501 040.


 

Maize Maze Link

Wed Nov 30 03:34pm

Order Form.

Maize Maze 2023.

Wed Nov 30 03:29pm

“The Inglewood Lions Club have given the Home and School Committee the opportunity to fundraise through selling family tickets to the Inglewood Maize Maze 2023.   The Maze will start in mid-January.   Each family pass (2 adults and 3 children (under 15) or 3 adults and 1 child) costs $25.00 and $10.00 of that will come back to the Committee.  Two orders will be put through, the first on 16 December 2022 (in time for Christmas) and the other early in Term 1 (date to be advised).  Please enter details through the attached link.    Feel free to share the link with friends and families if you wish to do so.    If you have any questions or are unable to open the link please email the Home and School Committee on stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com and we will do what we can to assist.    ” 




Lockdown follow-up

Tue Nov 29 03:55pm

Thanks for your support and understanding this afternoon with our lockdown.


We understand this will have been an unsettling time for students.  Please be reassured they were all very safe and well catered for in classrooms.


As per our policy, we were working alongside the police to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.


Tomorrow teachers will be talking in class again about lockdown and reminding them about why this is important for everyone’s safety.


Thanks again, Anna Wormald

Lockdown lifted, we are now out of lockdown.

Tue Nov 29 03:24pm

THE SCHOOL IS IN LOCKDOWN.

Tue Nov 29 03:11pm

We are currently in lockdown, the police are on the way. For your children’s safety we are keeping your children in class until it is safe for them to leave.


Everyone is ok.

Summer Soccer Draw – Tuesday 29th November

Fri Nov 25 03:46pm

The Summer Soccer Draw for next week – Tuesday 29th November is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app. 



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Touch Rugby Draw – Monday 28th November

Fri Nov 25 03:33pm

The Touch Rugby Draw for next week – Monday 28th November is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app.



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Newsletter Term 4 – Issue 11

Thu Nov 24 10:00am

 



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Taranaki Symphony Orchestra Concert

Wed Nov 23 11:50am

This Saturday 26 November the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra will present their final performance for 2022. Before the busyness of Christmas settles in, why not take the opportunity to relax and hear one of Taranaki’s premiere ensembles!


Tickets can be booked at https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=REFORMAT22



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Summer Soccer tonight has been cancelled due to forecasted rain and thunderstorms.

Tue Nov 22 01:57pm

Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon: Thursday 30th March 2023

Mon Nov 21 04:06pm

Registrations are now open for the Weet-Bix Tryathlon being held next year in New Plymouth on Thursday 30th March 2023.


More information can be found on the website https://tryathlon.co.nz/


Spaces often fill up quick, so if your child is interested in participating, click the link below to sign up and be connected to our St Pius X School group:


Registration Link


Ngā mihi, Jacinta Radford

Touch Rugby tonight has been cancelled due to forecasted rain for this afternoon and with the fields already waterlogged from the weekend.

Mon Nov 21 11:47am

Boost Hockey Term 1 2023 Information

Sat Nov 19 11:01am

Information for the Boost Hockey skills program beginning in Term 1 2023 is on the flyer below or in the notices section of the app.


This program is run by Andy Bedford with the aim of ‘having fun in the sun, developing some hockey skills, make some new friends & cooling off under the sprinklers.’


The link to register is below:


Registration Link



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Heavenly Homes – we need your help!!

Sat Nov 19 08:58am

Due to family illness we need 2 more volunteers to help at Heavenly Homes this Sunday.


All that is asked is a 3 hour shift checking tickets, with an awesome community supporting our school to get a great playground for our children.


Please contact Anne Llewellyn on 021 059 7312

Touch Rugby Draw – Monday 21st November

Fri Nov 18 03:33pm

The Touch Rugby Draw for next week – Monday 21st November is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app. 



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Summer Soccer Draw – Tuesday 22nd November

Fri Nov 18 03:17pm

The Summer Soccer Draw for next week – Tuesday 22nd November is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app. 



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Update on accessible toilet building work

Mon Nov 14 10:04am

The work on the new accessible toilet, off the learning street, has been halted due to finding asbestos in the floor vinyl from the existing space.  The vinyl has not been disturbed in anyway, meaning there is no risk to anyone.


Work is to be carried out next weekend – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 Nov.  Preparation for isolating the site will begin on Thursday 17th.  Students in Pukekura and Giuseppe Sarto will be accessing their rooms during the school day in a different way and will be storing their bags in an alternative place for a few days.  Teachers will be working to ensure this is very clear for all students.


If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to be in touch with me.


Anna Wormald, Principal

Production Costume List – please read the information regarding your child’s costume requirements.

Mon Nov 14 09:44am

 



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ORDERS CLOSE IN LESS THAN 24 HRS This is a FINAL reminder that orders for Calendar Art close tomorrow!

Sun Nov 13 11:33am

Follow these instructions to place your order online:


1/. Go to www.kidsartworks.com


2/. Use the Entrance Code: KZ1597


3/. Enter your child’s room & name


Orders are open until 9am tomorrow so don’t delay place your order now and help support the development of the new school playground.


Payment can be made over the website via credit card or account2account.


If you have any questions please email stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com

School Mass

Sat Nov 12 03:24pm

Kia ora koutou


Tomorrow is our School Mass at St Joseph’s Church on Powderham St at 9 am.


We are looking forward to seeing all our school families there as we celebrate Eucharist as a Catholic community.


This is our last School Mass on a Sunday so it would be great to have everyone there.


Ka kite koe apopo – see you tomorrow.


 

Touch Rugby Draw – Monday 14th November

Fri Nov 11 03:42pm

The Touch Rugby Draw for next week – Monday 14th November is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app. 



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Summer Soccer Draw – Tuesday 15th November

Fri Nov 11 03:18pm

The Summer Soccer Draw for next week – Tuesday 15th November is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app. 



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St Pius X Athletics Day has been cancelled due to the weather.

Fri Nov 11 08:00am

School Photos

Thu Nov 10 02:17pm

Photolife have emailed all parents with their child’s unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase 2022 school photos. If you haven’t received an email, please check your spam folder or contact the School Office.


To qualify for free delivery, please place your orders with PhotoLife before Midnight Sunday 20th November.


If parents have any queries, please contact PhotoLife by emailing enquiries@photolife.co.nz


 

Hockey – Year 3/4 & Year 5/6

Thu Nov 10 01:01pm

This weekend – Saturday 12th November will be the last game for all hockey teams. This completes the 4 week season that was planned due to the Hobson Street Turf beginning to be resurfaced from next week.


If you have borrowed any hockey gear for this season e.g. hockey sticks, goalie gear etc., could this please be returned to school at the beginning of next week.


Ngā mihi, Jacinta Radford

St Pius X Athletics Day – Tomorrow: Friday 11th November

Thu Nov 10 11:01am

A reminder that tomorrow – Friday 11th November is our St Pius X School Athletics Day.


Students will need to come to school in their St Pius X P.E. gear (red sports top and black shorts or tights). They will be rotating around a number of athletics disciplines throughout the day.


The weather forecast for tomorrow is not looking good. A decision will be made early tomorrow morning and if it is cancelled, a message will be sent out on the school app.


Ngā mihi, Jacinta Radford

Calendar Art Reminder

Mon Nov 07 12:58pm

We’re half-way through the ordering period and we just want to make sure everyone that wants to get products made from their child’s own art has the opportunity to.


With Christmas just over a month away these make great gifts for family and friends and are perfect for posting overseas.


Follow these instructions to place your order online:


1/. Go to www.kidsartworks.com


2/. Use the Entrance Code: KZ1597


3/. Enter your child’s room & name


Orders closed Monday 14 November @ 9am


Payment can be made over the website via credit card or account2account.


By supporting this fundrasier you will be helping raise money towards the new playground.


If you have any questions please email stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com


Thank you for your support.


Home and School Committee

Morena

Mon Nov 07 07:18am

This Sunday is our last Sunday School Mass at St Joseph’s Church on Powderham St at 9 am.  This is not our usual 3rd Sunday date.


We are looking for readers, offertory children, prayer children, welcomers etc for our mass.  If your child has not participated before in a mass before and would like to, we would love to have them involved as this the last chance for this year.  Either email me or get your child to come and see me asap please.


anne@stpiusx.school.nz


Celebrating the Eucharist together as a school and parish family is a great way to share our Catholic faith.  We are looking forward to seeing all our school families at this last Sunday School mass.  


Ngā mihi


Anne Dent


 

Summer Soccer Draw – Tuesday 8th November: Updated

Sat Nov 05 11:01am

There has just been a slight change to the draw for summer soccer on Tuesday – St Pius X Strikers, the team you are playing has changed. All other games remain the same.


Ngā mihi, Jacinta Radford



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