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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

Latest Notifications

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



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 


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



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. 

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.

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



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



Tummy bug

Mon May 09 02:51pm

We have a number of students at home today with a tummy bug.  A reminder that students need to be free of any symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea for at least 24 hours to prevent passing it onto others.  

Thank you, Anna Wormald

Home and School AGM and meeting tonight, 7pm in the staffroom. We would love to see you there.

Mon May 09 02:23pm

Miniball & Basketball Practice

Fri May 06 04:19pm

Miniball & Basketball Practice scheduled for this Sunday 8th May has been cancelled.

A practice will be held next week instead on Sunday 15th May for those children in Year 3-6 who are playing miniball or basketball and would like to attend.

Miniball & Basketball Draws

Thu May 05 04:46pm

The draws for miniball and basketball are now available in the notices section of the app. Please ensure you check the correct draw for the right team. The starting day for each team may vary, with the days and times for many teams change each week.

Year 0-2 Miniball and Year 3 & 4 Miniball – the draw is for the whole season.

Year 5 & 6 Basketball – a second draw will be put out later in the season once grading has been completed.

Miniball & Basketball Practice – Sunday 8th May

Wed May 04 04:05pm

There will be a combined miniball and basketball practice this Sunday from 11:00am-12:00pm for all Year 3-6 players who would like to attend.

This practice will be held at the New Plymouth Boys High School gym.

If any parents are available to assist, that would be much appreciated to help manage the number of players.

Netball Update

Mon May 02 05:31pm

Netball begins this week for both Year 5 & 6 and Year 3 & 4 teams at the Waiwhakaiho Netball Courts.

The draw for games can be found on the netball Taranaki Website: https://www.netballtaranaki.org.nz/

Year 5 & 6
– Games begin tomorrow: Tuesday 3rd May
– Netball uniforms will be handed out tomorrow to the teams
– There is a practice for both teams tomorrow at lunchtime: please bring your P.E. gear, sneakers and a drink bottle.

Year 3 & 4
– Games begin this Thursday 5th May
– Netball uniforms will be handed out on Wednesday

Please ensure that any uniform your child brings home to use for the season is looked after. Uniforms are just to be worn for games, please do not wear them at other times e.g. meal times. All uniforms need to be washed and promptly returned to school at the end of the season.

Structured Literacy Parent Information

Mon May 02 09:46am



Miniball & Basketball Information

Fri Apr 29 01:01pm

Basketball New Zealand requires everyone involved in basketball in 2022 to be registered to an association or a club. The New Plymouth Basketball Association asks everyone involved in the game – player, coach, manager, referee, volunteer – to please complete the BBNZ registration form using the link below.


All players are required to complete the form to be eligible to play miniball and basketball in Term 2 & 3. If you could please complete the registration by Wednesday 4th May.

As soon as the miniball and basketball draws are available, these will be sent out on the app.

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

Many thanks, Jacinta Radford


Term 2 Hockey Information

Fri Apr 29 11:46am

Taranaki Hockey have registered with a new online Platform called PlayHQ. This means that schools have to register and create teams online. Players also need to be individually registered through the platform.

Please click on the link below to create an account through PlayHQ and register your child. If you have more than one child playing hockey, you will need to register them each individually, but can use the same account. 


If you could please complete the registration by Wednesday 4th May.

The draws for the first 4 weeks of hockey beginning on Saturday 7th May are now on the Taranaki Hockey website. Make sure to check the grade and team name carefully.


Any queries, please let me know.

Many thanks, Jacinta Radford

Term 2 Information – please read the information below regarding Term 2 updates.

Fri Apr 29 11:23am



Taranaki Badminton – School Holidays Junior Badminton

Thu Apr 14 04:08pm

Taranaki badminton will be running School Holidays
Junior Badminton on Wednesday 20th April and the following week on Wednesday 27th April. This will run from 5pm – 7pm.

New players are welcomed to give badminton a go with rackets, shuttles and other equipment provided.

Price: $5 per player.
Venue: Star Gym 39, Tukapa Street, Westown.

For more for details contact Duncan on 022 693 3533 or email sdo@taranakibadminton.org.nz

Kelly Sports Term 2 – please read the information below regarding an after school programme on offer for Years 0-4.

Thu Apr 14 11:52am



Taranaki Rugby Union School Holiday Program – Tuesday 19th April

Mon Apr 11 04:40pm

Taranaki Rugby Union are holding a free school holiday program on Tuesday 19th April. Please see the flyer below or in the notices section of the app for more information.


Learning Conferences Thursday 7th and Friday 8th April

Tue Apr 05 10:58am

If your whānau has been affected by COVID and is now unable to attend the Learning Conferences, please contact Frances.  We will make alternative arrangements for these families to meet early in Term 2.  School closes at the usual time of 3.00pm on Thursday 7th and will be closed for instruction on Friday 8th.   

School Newsletter Term 1 Issue 3

Mon Apr 04 11:09am




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