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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

School Newsletter Term 2 Issue 7

Fri Aug 05 12:18pm

 



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White Elephant Donations

Tue Aug 02 03:48pm

Time to declutter, pass on those outgrown toys, books, household items


We are welcoming sellable donations for the white elephant, please drop off at the school office in school hours.


Thanks from the Home and School

Young Vinnie’s Soup Making

Mon Aug 01 12:39pm

Kia ora,
We still need quite a few soup makers to work with our Young Vinnies on supporting the St Vincent de Paul run community meal. This is such a worthwhile project and our Young Vinnies love being able to offer service in our community in this way.  Please get in touch if you are able to help or would like more details.
Thanks 
Karen Maclean  karen.maclean@stpiusx.school.nz

Home and School meeting tonight, 7pm in the staffroom. Everyone welcome.

Mon Aug 01 11:13am

Fundraising Lego Event in the Philomena Hall

Fri Jul 29 12:27pm

Don’t forget the Home and School Committee is running its Annual Fundraising Lego Event in the Philomena Hall this Sunday 31 July from 2-3pm.   Bring your creation along, or just come to see what others have done. Our Brickman will be back again this year to show off his latest creations.


Entry is by way of Gold Coin donation. There will also be a sausage sizzle and a coffee cart.



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St Pius X Students Lego Exhibition – 31 July, 2022

Mon Jul 25 05:27pm

A reminder that this Sunday 31st July, 2 – 3pm, the Home & School are hosting our annual Lego event in Philomena Hall.  Hall will be open for set-up at 1.45pm. Gold coin entry. Bring additional cash for the sausage sizzle.

Mask wearing for the start of Term 3.

Fri Jul 22 01:45pm

 



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Basketball Draw – Year 5 & 6

Thu Jul 21 03:35pm

The new draw for Year 5 & 6 Basketball is now available to view below or in the notices section of the app.


The draws for Year 0-2 and Year 3 & 4 Miniball remain the same and can also be found in the notices section.



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Taranaki Badminton – School Holidays Junior Sessions

Fri Jul 08 01:35pm

Taranaki Badminton are holding two junior badminton sessions in the school holidays for any children who are wanting to give badminton a go.


The sessions will be held on Friday 15th July and Wednesday 20th July from 5:00-7:00pm. The cost is just $ 5 per player per session.


Racket, shuttles and equipment will be provided.

Year 5 & 6 Netball – St Pius X Attackers: your game tonight has been cancelled as Fitzroy have defaulted.

Tue Jul 05 03:11pm

Middle School Assembly

Fri Jul 01 09:55am

It is the Middle School assembly this afternoon at 2.30pm. 


Both MacKillop and Josephite classes will be showing their learning at this assembly.


All are welcome.

Please read our last newsletter for Term 2. There are some important dates to note for next term.

Fri Jul 01 09:51am

 



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Filing Cabinet has been taken. Thanks.

Thu Jun 30 01:39pm

School Disco

Thu Jun 30 01:35pm

When:  Thursday 30 June 6-7pm


Where: St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Devon St West


Gold Coin Donation entry


Year 3 students and under requires parental/caregiver accompaniment

Filing Cabinet

Thu Jun 30 01:33pm

There is free 3 drawer metal filing cabinet available here at school.


It is in good condition and has a key to lock the drawers if needed.


If you would like this – can you please contact Frances in the office to arrange a time to pick up.


 

Year 3 & 4 Future Ferns Netball – the game has been changed to to the earlier time of 3:45pm today to work in with the school disco.

Thu Jun 30 12:42pm

Can you please check your child’s uniform and footwear at home tonight and return any items that may have been mistakenly mixed up. Thanks.

Wed Jun 29 04:05pm

Soup Maker Needed For Tuesday 5th July

Wed Jun 29 12:51pm

We are after a soup maker to work with a small group of our Young Vinnies on Tuesday 5th July.  There is interschool on this day so if your child is not involved in this we’d love your help.  This involves working with a small group and making the soup at lunch time in the Hall kitchen.  The soup will then need to be delivered to the St Vincent de Paul Community Meals at  St Joseph’s Church Hall at 5pm but we can help arrange delivery if you are unable to.  
Please let Frances in the office know if you can help. 
Thanks Karen Maclean

Year 5 & 6 Basketball – St Pius X Bucks: the game at 4:00pm tonight has been cancelled as Urenui have defaulted as well.

Mon Jun 27 03:36pm

Year 5 & 6 Basketball – St Pius X Heat: the game at 4:40pm tonight has been cancelled as Mangorei have defaulted.

Mon Jun 27 12:31pm

School Disco

Mon Jun 27 10:17am

A reminder that we have the School Disco this Thursday 30th  June 6-7pm at, St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gold Coin Donation, year 3 students and under require parental/caregiver accompaniment.


Home & School Committee

Scholastic Book Fair

Tue Jun 21 09:59am

Our school Book Fair is on now in Philomena Hall, before and after school. Eftpos available. Each class has also made some beautiful artwork which is on display, so come and have a look.


Home & School Committee

Safer Speed on our Roads – Council Survey

Mon Jun 20 03:42pm

The NPDC is conducting a speed review that is proposing a reduced speed outside the school to 30kph. The review is now out for public feedback and the link is below. 


The more feedback received in support of this speed change may also increase our chances of an improved crossing area.  Please support this to keep all our tamariki safe.


NPDC Feedback Survey

Basketball Practice

Sun Jun 19 11:04am

The basketball practice at Boys High School at 11 am as been cancelled. 

School Mass

Sat Jun 18 03:37pm

Tomorrow is our School Mass at 9 am at St Joseph’s Church on Powderham St. 
Come and share this celebration of Eucharist as we are all part of a Catholic community. 

Senior Assembly

Fri Jun 17 08:56am

Kia ora


It is the senior assembly this afternoon at 2.30pm.  


Both Mere and Huatoki classes will be showing their learning at this assembly.


All are welcome.

Year 3 & 4 Netball

Thu Jun 16 04:05pm

Vogeltown has defaulted so the game has been cancelled. If you would still like to attend, Netball Taranaki coordinators are happy to help find some spare players to have a game.


Thanks, Jacinta Radford

St Pius X Music Quiz

Thu Jun 16 12:17pm

Spaces are now limited, register by the end of the week to secure your teams place


St Josephs Hall, Friday 1 July 2022
Door Open 6.30pm and quiz starts at 7pm
$20 per person
Your place is secured once payment received
Payment to Home & School Account: 15-3955-0490624-000
Reference: Your Name & Team Name


If you have already registered, please ensure you pay ASAP


Regards Home & School Committee


 


Quiz Registration

Scholastic Book Fair Reminder

Tue Jun 14 02:41pm

From Monday 20th June to Thursday 23rd June.


Volunteers still required: There are still 6 slots to fill Monday afternoon (x2), Tuesday morning (x1), Wednesday morning(x1), Wednesday afternoon (x1) and Thursday afternoon (x1). If you are able to help please sign up via the link below.


Home & School Committee


Scholastic Book Fair


 

Catholic Parish Music & Playgroup

Tue Jun 14 02:25pm

 



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Home and School meeting tonight, 7pm in the staffroom. Everyone welcome.

Mon Jun 13 12:54pm

School Mass

Mon Jun 13 09:35am

Kia ora


This Sunday at 9 am at St Joseph’s Church on Powderham St is our school mass.  We are looking forward to sharing this celebration of Eucharist with all of our families.


If your child would like to be involved with either saying a prayer, carrying offertory – we would love to have them.  Please get them to let me know or email me on 


anne@stpiusx.school.nz


Nga mihi


Anne Dent


 

Pizza Orders

Sun Jun 12 04:18pm

A reminder that pizza order forms and money are due back at school tomorrow, Monday 13th June.


Home & School Committee

Newsletter Term 2 Issue 5

Fri Jun 10 01:07pm

 



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Assembly tomorrow at 2.30pm in Philomena Hall, led by Mission, Pukekura and Giuseppe Sarto classes. All welcome.

Thu Jun 09 04:28pm

Mufti Day and Pizza Lunch

Wed Jun 08 01:34pm

When: Wednesday 15 June 2022


Theme: Blue & Yellow colours of the Ukraine Flag (no need to buy anything just what you have at home)


Gold Coin donation for mufti


$2 per slice of Pizza – order sheets coming home today Wednesday 8 June.  


Forms and payment to be returned by Monday 13th June.


All money raised will go to a charity to support Ukrainian refugees.


Home & School Committee

Scholastic Book Fair

Tue Jun 07 01:50pm

The annual scholastic book fair is running from Monday 20th June to Thursday 23rd June. Attached is a sign-up link to volunteer to help sell books. Please sign-up if you can help. We need 16 volunteers. Any issues with the link please let us know at stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com


Thanks Home & School Committee


Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Club Orders

Tue Jun 07 01:04pm

Book Club issue 4 will be sent home today. A reminder that we no longer accept cash/cheque payments. Please process your orders online using the Loop system. Any problems email Anna Wells on library@stpiusx.school.nz

Year 3 & 4 Netball games have been cancelled tonight – Thursday 2nd June due to the weather.

Thu Jun 02 03:51pm

St Pius X Music Quiz – New parents and parents looking for a table

Wed Jun 01 01:45pm

The school quiz is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other parents within our St Pius X community. If you would like to attend the home and school committee will be putting together a table for new parents and other parents looking to join a table.


The event is on Friday the 1st of July, St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Devon St West. Doors open at 6.30pm and quiz starts at 7pm.  
The cost is $20 per person.  Strictly R18 event. There will be a licensed bar selling beer, wine and soft drinks from 6.30pm.  We are not licensed for BYO.


If you are keen to join in the fun. Please register on the link sent out on Friday the 27th of May, make payment, and email the home and school committee (email below) your details and we will be in touch with your team’s details in the coming weeks. 
stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com

School Bell Time Change

Tue May 31 10:16am

As from Tuesday 7th June we are changing the time of our morning tea break to better support the delivery of all our core curriculum areas.  This will mean we will no longer have a munch crunch break, as our morning tea will be at the earlier time of 10.30am.  


Our bell times will now be as follows:
  8.55 am – 10.30 am Morning Session 1


10.30 am – 10.50 am MORNING TEA


11.20 am – 12.50 pm Morning Session 2


12.50 pm – 1.45 pm LUNCH


  1.45 pm – 3.00 pm Afternoon Session


As you can see this will have no impact on the beginning and end of the day times as these remain the same.

New and Newish to School Parents Evening Reminder

Fri May 27 03:36pm

When: Tuesday 31 May 2022 from 6-8pm Where: St Pius X Staffroom 


The Home and School Committee invites parents and caregivers new to the school in 2021 and 2022 (as well as any other parents who would like to come) to a wine and cheese evening. Enjoy the chance to come along and meet other new families. Bring your children and we will arrange supervision and activities in another room while you get to talk with other parents and members of the Home and School Committee . Please RSVP to stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com by 12pm Monday 30th May if you would like to attend.

St Pius X Music Quiz

Fri May 27 09:46am

See below for music Quizz Night registration link:


Quiz Registration

St Pius X Music Quiz

Thu May 26 10:25am

Friday 1 July, St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Devon St West, Doors open at 6.30, Quiz starts at 7pm. 6-8 members per team, $20 per team member, Strictly R18 event.


Dress to impress, dust off your dancing shoes – prizes for best dressed team, best dancers and of course the winning quiz team.


There will be a licensed bar selling beer, wine and soft drinks from 6.30pm. We are not licensed for BYO.


Spaces are limited so register online: Music Quiz 2022 registrations

St Pius X Music Quiz 1 July 2022

Tue May 24 12:31pm

We are seeking 1 more person to help with the bar at this fun event. If your able to help please email –  stpiusxhomeschool@gmail.com


Regards, Home & School Committee.

Young Vinnies – Soup Making

Tue May 24 12:26pm

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help our Young Vinnies with Soup making.  I had lots of offers of help so not all of you are needed this term.  Please look out towards the end of this term for a letter asking for help for term three.  
Thanks for helping our Young Vinnies with this very worthwhile project.
Karen 

Reminder – Pink Shirt Day tomorrow

Thu May 19 03:22pm

At St Pius X we will acknowledge our support for this day by wearing something mā whero/pink with our school uniform. This is not compulsory.  There will not be a collection for funds on this day.

Newsletter Term 2 Issue 4

Wed May 18 03:55pm

 



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Year 5 & 6 Netball games have been cancelled tonight – Tuesday 17th May due to the weather.

Tue May 17 03:17pm

Learning Conferences – Tuesday 17 May, 3.30 – 5pm

Mon May 16 04:47pm

Conferences are being held, as scheduled tomorrow, for those students and their whānau who were unable to attend at the end of Term 1. 


In keeping with our Orange Level guidelines, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.


Thank you in advance for your support with this.


Anna Wormald

Join us on Friday 20 May, 2022 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Mon May 16 03:49pm

Celebrated annually around the globe,  Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.


At St Pius X we will acknowledge our support for this day by wearing something mā whero/pink with our school uniform. This is not compulsory.  There will not be a collection for funds on this day.

Sunday School Mass

Sat May 14 04:11pm

Looking forward to see lots of our School families at our first Sunday School Mass for the year, tomorrow at 9 am at St Joseph’s Church on Powderham St.


The Young Vinnies are being blessed during this mass.


See you there


Anne Dent

Pastoral Care

Fri May 13 03:45pm

Calling all bakers and meal makers…we need your help!
The gesture of reaching out to families and providing food during times of celebration or difficulty is a cherished tradition at St Pius X School and we need your help to continue it. Can we add you to our list? Click this link to find out more.


Pastoral Care Support

RE Term 2 Newsletter

Tue May 10 03:08pm

 



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