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Liston News Issue 120

24 May 2013

Scripture Quote: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5.22.8 Dear Parents and Caregivers Liston Day We had our annual Liston Day celebrations last Friday with Bishop Pat giving the Sacrament of Confirmation to a number of students as well as a member of staff. Congratulations to Ms. Hogan, Benjamin Edwards, Michael Edwards and Malek Ripikoi-Jackson who were confirmed. All three boys received the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Thanks to Mrs Skelton and Fr. Kevin for helping prepare all of the candidates for the Sacraments.

Welcome, Kia Ora, Namaste, Talofa lava, Kia Orana, Ni Hao Ma, Malo e lelei, Welkom, Faka’alofa lahiatu, Dobro Dosli, Magandang Bati, Karibu, Bonjour, Sawadee, Guten Tag, Konnichi Wa, Apa Khabar, Selamat Datang, Cead Mile Failte, Buenos Dias, funyihng, Croeso

IMPORTANT DATES 31 May Staff Only Day 3 June Queen’s Birthday Holiday 28 June Staff Only Day 1-5 July Y11 & Y12 Retreat

In the afternoon we were entertained by various acts form the students who displayed an exceptional range of talent. Thanks to Mr Worth who co-ordinated the programme and to Meor Cerna and Alastair Serrao who were outstanding MCs.

Board of Trustees Elections Nominations have closed and we have six candidates for the four parent representative positions. The voting papers and candidate profiles will be posted out this week for you to have your say in who will represent you for the next three years on the Board of Trustees. Thanks to those parents who have offered to stand for election.

Special Character Review We will have our Special Character Review from 18th – 20th June. Sr. Sian Owen will conduct the Review on behalf of the Bishop. This is something we complete every three years. It is different to the Education Review Office as it is specifically about the Special Catholic Character of the College. It gives us an opportunity to show the reviewer how we demonstrate this in the everyday life of the College. I will report the feedback from the Review when I receive it before the end of term.

Progress Report The next progress report will be posted home this week. While there will not be another Parent/ Teacher interview until the end of the term, I would encourage you to contact your son’s teacher(s) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the report. I suggest you use email for this purpose. If you do not know the email address call the College office and you will be given the appropriate information.

God bless you and your families.

11-12 July Y12 Work Experience 12 July End of Term 2

C S Rooney Principal

Liston College’s Special Character Statement This is what the Lord asks of you “Act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8




1 XI

vs Macleans

LIST1 12noon


2 XI

vs Avondale

AVON 2 10am


vs Waitakere

WAIT1 9am


vs Massey

MASS1 9am


vs Lynfield

LYNF1 9am

Thurs 30 May 1st XI


Sat 1 June

1st XI

LIST1 3:30pm

vs Papatoetoe PAPA1 12noon

OTHER GRADES NO GAMES QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND NOTE – after A Grade Grading has been completed the Championship Draws will be completed for the remainder of the season & the B Grade draws will also be completed – in the case most B Grades teams will play one round then play top4/5 & bottom 4/5.

BADMINTON AND CRICKET SHIRTS All BADMINTON shirts from 2012 to be returned to either myself or Mr Melles (as they are getting a NEW singlet for 2013)

LISTON RUGBY GAMES The following rugby games are taking place this weekend. 1st XV vs Hillary College @ Hillary College – 12.00pm 2nd XV vs Green Bay @ Liston – 9.15am

ALL LISTON cricket shirts to be returned as a FEW still unaccounted for. These can be returned to Mr Fagg.

Under 15’s vs Dilworth Green @ Dilworth – 10.30am

PTFA UPDATES Entertainment Books

Fighting Winter Ills and Chills

Order your 2013-2014 Entertainment Book from the office or on-line at:

We have been given an excellent opportunity to raise funds for Liston College. A West Auckland company, Pharma Health NZ Ltd has offered a natural health product to sell to the families and friends of Liston College.

https://www.entertainment orderbooks/995l13

The product, Kaloba EPs 7630 helps fight against winter and seasonal ills and chills. It is NZ’s leading natural cough and cold product. It has been sold through pharmacies and health shops for the last 5 years and is also available from Countdown supermarkets. Kaloba usually sells for around $34.95 but is available to be purchased from the school office for:

Quizz Night

1 x 50ml bottle—$15

See back page for information on the Quizz night to be held on Friday 28 June

2 x 50ml bottles—$25 3 x 50ml bottles—$30




Term 2

All library books that were borrowed in term 1 and not returned are now overdue. Please return them as no other books can be issued while there are library books outstanding.

Level 2 chemistry has a tutorial every Wednesday after school for one hour (3.30-4.30) Level 1 science has a tutorial every Monday lunch time

Book a blind date at the library

ABSENCES / LATENESS Friendly Reminder to all Parents…. If your son is likely to arrive late to school please ensure you give him a note explaining his lateness, this way he will avoid having to do an after school detention . If your son is absent from school for any reason, please phone the absentee line on 837 9807 or inform the main office on 838 9350. Alternatively, you can email your son’s absence to the email address below. When your son returns to school please ensure he has a note explaining his absence, preferably in his school diary Many Thanks for your help in this regard Sharlene McNeil, Attendance Officer Absentee Line 09 837-9807 / Ph: 09 838-9350 Email:

Yes, you heard right. This is a new reading competition for the whole of this term. Every student who enters the competition will receive a prize. This is open to Year 7 to Year 11 students. Pre-selected books recommended by the librarian, are wrapped and numbered. They are anonymous, it’s random, it’s a lucky dip – You don’t know what the book is until you unwrap it and it is issued to you. When you have read and returned the book, you will receive a prize. There is also a main prize for the junior and senior who have read the most books, at the end of the term.

SCHOLASTIC BOOKS Twice a term we have scholastic books available to students. These books are designed for all ages, lower, middle and upper. The catalogues are available in the Year 7 classes and in the Library. Money and order forms can be given to the front office before the due date which will be given in the daily notices.

2014 ENROLMENTS We are currently accepting enrolments for 2014. If you have a son to enrol or know of a family wishing to enrol their son, please complete the enrolment application available from the College office or on the College website. Once the we have received your completed enrolment application and the appropriate certified copies of documents, the Principal’s PA, Deirdre Auger, will contact you with a time and date for an interview with the Principal. If you have any queries, please contact Deirdre Auger on 839 2291 DDI or

OLD BOYS NEWS The Old Boys Network is being re-established. The Board of Trustees has appointed Lyanne Evans to work on behalf of the school with the Old Boys. Watch out for regular updates in the newsletter. Should you wish to receive email updates, please contact:

Jubilee Bursaries for theology studies at university The Bursaries are towards University fees for Theology courses. Applicants must be Catholic and contributing to the mission of the Catholic Church in the Auckland Diocese. Applications for Semester 2, 2013 close Friday 14 June 2013 For further information and an application package, please contact: Jubilee Bursaries, Catholic Schools Office, Pompallier Diocesan Centre, Private Bag 47-904, Auckland 1144. tel:(09) 360-3091 e-mail

CONGRATULATIONS The following students won a $150.00 voucher from Rebel sports thanks to the PTFA’s continued support. Year 7/8 Year9/10 Year 11/12/13

Joshua Faccioni Isaac Barnes Jessie Jaars

Keegan Stephenson came first in the Weet-Bix Triathlon in the 13 -14 boys age group held on the North Shore. Shane Kraus came third in the National Surfing competition for under 14s.


Careers Corner University Open Days Auckland University of Technology Parents and student Information Evenings for 2014. Auckland City Campus Wednesday 29 May from 5.30pm to 9.00pm for all other subjects. Your son needs to read the Career Noticeboard for details or see Mr. McKenty. Scholarships The College has paid for the students so they can access the BreakOut website from school computers. BreakOut is a database of most of the Scholarships available in New Zealand for Tertiary studies. The students fill in a short questionnaire and the database comes up with information on scholarships that might apply to them. The website access is As part of the licence this website is only available from the school computers. Students experiencing problems getting on the site need to see Mr McKenty BNT V8 SuperTourers and real estate company LJ Hooker have combined to deliver Auckland and Waikato families FREE entry to Pukekohe Raceway on Saturday May 25th where they can meet V8 legend Greg Murphy plus Supercar sensations Shane Van Gisbergen and Scott Mclauglin plus kiwi champions Angus Fogg, John McIntyre, Daniel Gaunt, Andy Booth, Craig Baird and 12 other champion drivers while checking out the country's fastest V8 touring cars in action. All primary, intermediate and high school children and their parents qualify for a FREE four person family pass. All you have to do is click on the link below, subscribe to our newsletter, enter the school they are involved with and they are on their way to the track! Go to this website to get your FREE tickets

Cut & Blow Waves Colour Highlights

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar Friday, 5th July, 2013; 9am-5pm @ Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Beach The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People is a seminar run by Generation Next, a Social Enterprise concerned with issues being faced by our young people today. The aim of the seminar is to provide knowledge and practical skills to those who can work with them to help maintain their emotional, social, mental, and physical wellbeing. This seminar is essential for teachers, parents, social and youth workers, counsellors, and anyone else who might have an impact on the wellbeing of young people. For enquiries please email or see our website for more details. ALL SPEAKERS WILL DELIVER THEIR PRESENTATIONS LIVE AND IN PERSON AT THE VENUE. Three Things that Anyone Who Works With Young People Need to Know, Nigel Latta, Clinical Psychologist, Goldfish Wisdom Getting Our Kids from I can’t to I can, Diane Levy, Family Therapist and Author Meditation in Schools – Teaching Kids (and You) A Life Skill in 10 Minutes, Chris Marshall, Teacher, Year 12 Dean, Henderson High School. The Corporate Takeover of Childhood, Maggie Hamilton, Author, Researcher and Social Commentator Caring for Kids in an Online World, Susan McLean, Cybersafety Expert Violent Video Games and Their Impact on Behaviour, Dr Wayne Warburton, Lecture in Developmental Psychology, Macquarie University Child Beauty Pageants, Collett Smart, Psychologist and Teacher, Collective Shout Family Smart Drumming and Percussion for Wellbeing, Tim Orgias and InRhythm



Swanson School 125 year reunion It is to be held at Swanson School on Friday 14th June 2013 from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. People can register online at or via our website A registration form can be sent to them, by phoning the school office at (09) 8333-500

Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women West Auckland: Gods Compassion and Mercy for us with Fr Mario Dorado at St Michael and all Angels Anglican Church - 425 Great North Road, Henderson on Tuesday 4th June at 7.30pm. Reconciliation, Prayer Ministry and Fellowship to follow meeting. For more information please call: Anne Marie 832 1155.

"Join in the celebration of the new Maori Bible, this week on Same story, new words." LISTON COLLEGE UNIFORM RAFFLE Valued at $250 Donated by








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