Term 2 Week 6 2016
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou
What great weather we were blessed with for our cross country this year.
It was great to see the children participating so enthusiastically and supporting each other.
Thank you all for coming along in support too.
Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal
Virtue of the Week
Loyalty is staying true to someone.
It is standing up for something you believe in without
It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals -when the going gets tough as well as when things are good.
When you are a loyal friend, even if someone disappoints you, you still hang in there with them.
Loyalty is staying committed.
We practice pumau when we:
- stand up for people and ideas we believe in
- are a faithful friend through good times and bad
- don’t allow loyalty to lead us into trouble
- don’t let others come between us and our friends
- are loyal to ourselves
Reflection of the week
Sometimes people our society looks down on the most – like homeless people – show us the deepest faith. That’s what happens in this week’s Gospel. A sinner shows her gratitude to Jesus. His praise for her actions and his forgiveness of her sins must have brought her great comfort. She probably needed it. As a sinner in Jesus’ time she would have been shunned by many people.
Maybe she had been waiting years for Jesus’ message about a God who welcomes all people, forgives all people, and heals all people.
God’s forgiveness is not meant to “hold us in check”, as it were, but to arouse us to love.
The focus is clear:
Your sins are forgiven. Go in peace.
Thank you to those who came along to support their child/ren at the cross country.
Thanks to Mr Davidson, Mr Anderson and Mr Meyer for all their work in setting up the course and thanks to the staff for their hard efforts too.
Catholic Schools Kapahaka Cultural Festival
On Friday, July 1, our senior kapahaka group will be performing at the Kapahaka Cultural Festival which is being held at Crossroads, 220 Church Street. As this is in close proximity to the school hopefully, weather permitting, we will be able to walk there and back. The first performance begins at 1pm and it is expected to be all over by 4pm. We are the third school up on the programme.
Each school has been asked to donate a basket of non perishable food items which will be donated to St Vincent de Paul, so I ask that each member of the group to bring along a suitable item for this please.
‘Gals’ Event -Change of date
This Thursday, June 9 from 6-7pm.
Come along and join in the fun.
Please bring along something to share for supper and your favourite board game.
This will be held in United’s classroom.
Forms coming home with this newsletter for 6/7th July meetings. Please complete, one per family and return to school office.
Latest brochure sent home today closes on Tuesday 28th June at 9a.m.
Year 5/6 netball team practices are held Thursdays after school from 3-4pm each week. Please bring your sports shoes.
Thursday 9th June, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs Whakarongo Saints Ballroom 2 5.15p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty Ballroom 2 4.45p.m.
OLOL Storm vs Hokowhitu Firehawkes Arena 2 rear 3.45p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty Arena 2 rear 4.15p.m.
Year 1/2 Tuesday June 14. CET Arena on Pascal Street
OLOL Comets vs 4pm
OLOL Shooting Stars vs 4pm
Year 3/4 Thursday June 9. Vautier Park
OLOL Superstars vs Tiritea Legends Ct 4 at 3.45p.m.
OLOL Allstars vs St Marys Pulse Ct 8 3.45p.m.
Year 5/6 Saturday June 11
OLOL vs Junior Te Kawau Adidas B & M Ct 1 9.45a.m.
Fertiliser Drive: 20th August
Please return your notice of support.
We have had a poor response for the ringing lists but we thank Nick Wilson who has completed his list. He had a great response. See even Dads can do this task!!!!!!! Hint Hint
Next meeting – June 13 at 7pm
Colour Your Classroom Colouring competition
Download your entry form from www.colouryourclassroom.co.nz for your chance to win for your school an iPad mini 16GB or 1 of 3 Sharpie Prize packs for your school. Each winning student will also receive a Sharpie prize pack valued at $50. Closes 8th July, 2016. Limited to one entry per student.
St Peter’s College Production ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’
Performed at the Globe Theatre.
Wednesday 29th June – 7pm
Thursday 30th June – 7pm
Friday 1st July – 7pm
Adults $10 and Students $8
This Weeks Photos
|June 9||6-7pm||Gals’ Event|
|June 14||5.15pm||BOT subs|
|July 1||1-4pm||Catholic schools Kapahaka festival|
|July 6 & 7||3 way conferences|
|July 8||Mufti Mania|
|July 8||3pm||End of Term 2|
|July 25||8.55am||Term 3 begins|