E te whānau whakapono, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Catholic schools day is about who we are as a community of faith.
Today we celebrate the gifts of life, baptism, faith and whānau. We thank God for everyone who has helped us along our own journey of faith: other students, teachers, parents and caregivers, priests and parishioners.
We grow too in our understanding that faith is nurtured with friends, in families, on marae, and in our parish communities. Catholic life is a team event; we all have a place and role on the playing field of faith.
Enjoy the day. Please keep our diocesan family in your prayers on this special day (28 May).
Kia tau ngā manaakitanga o te Ariki ki runga a koutou. May the Lord’s blessings be bestowed upon you all.