Year 7 to 13 Catholic Boys School, Auckland New Zealand

Newsletter 17 11

Posted by on 8 July 2017

Honour your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 5:16

Christopher S Rooney
MEdMgt (Hons), GradDip Bus, BA 

Special Character Review
Next week, we will have the Special Character Review on behalf of the Proprietor, Bishop Patrick Dunn.  The review team will be led by Ms Kathleen Petrie, who will have Mr Paul Daley and Mr Keiran Foughy assisting.  They will be at school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday interviewing staff and students, visiting classes, attending assembly and meeting with parents. Ms Petrie will join us on Friday at the Cathedral for the Liston Day Mass.  

The Special Character Review is an important part of the review process for a Catholic school. We look forward to sharing with the team, many examples of the Liston College Special Catholic Character.

Liston Day
An important event in the life of Liston College is Liston Day. Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland City. A number of students will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

All students are involved in this day, travelling by bus to the city. They return about midday when they have lunch, followed by a concert showcasing talents of students.

This is a normal school day where students are expected to be at school. Absences will require a note from parents/caregivers.

Mother and Son High Tea
The Mother and Son High Tea has proven to be a popular event with ticket sales well above what we anticipated. This is the start of another tradition. We have established the tradition of the Father and Son Breakfast and this is a new tradition for Mothers and Sons.

Be sure to get your photo taken upon arrival. Photos will be available to take with you at the end of the afternoon.  I look forward to sharing in the afternoon with you.

PTFA AGM
New faces and new ideas... be part of the fabulous Liston College PTFA. Their AGM is on Monday 15 May, 6.30pm in the Liston College Board Room.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information on the PTFA, please email Julia Stuart.

Keeping Warm and Dry
Orders for scarves closed today. The order will be placed and scarves should be with the boys in approximately 3 weeks.  

As approved by the Board of Trustees last year, we are pleased to be able to announce that a waterproof and warm school jacket is now available for purchase.  Next week sample jackets (Sizes S, M, L, XL) will be available to view, try on and order through the school, for a limited time.  The jackets are also available through our uniform supplier, Elizabeth Michael. The cost is $87 and they come in sizes S to 3XL.

Stranger Danger
A reminder to talk to your boys about 'stranger danger'. We have been advised of an incident in Oratia where boys were approached.  

Congratulations to:
Malek Ripikoi-Jackson is representing New Zealand at the upcoming GKR Karate World Championships.

Leo Fatialofa, Apa Fatialofa and Mason Smales have again been successful in their most recent Squash tournament. Leo is the 2017 Oceania U15 Boys Champion, having come 1st.  In the U13 tournament, Mason placed 3rd and Apa 5th.  Well done boys.

God Bless you and your families.
Chris Rooney 


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