Term 2   Week 7  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

This week we welcomed Stelios Pekapo-Tevaga, Lizzie Field, Addie Torok, Samuel Guy, Gabriel Guy,  Joseph Guy and their families into our school community.

The senior school are looking forward to their pilgrimage to the Cathedral on Thursday and we wish our inter school cross country team all the best for their event on Thursday as well.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Forgiveness – Muruhara

Being forgiving is giving someone another
chance after they have
one something wrong, knowing that everyone makes mistakes. It is making amends instead of taking revenge.
It is important to forgive yourself too.
Forgiving yourself means to stop punishing yourself or feeling hopeless because of a mistake.
Forgiveness is moving ahead, ready to act differently, with compassion for yourself and faith that you can change.

We practice muruhara when we:forgiveness-bear

  • remember that everyone makes mistakes
  • take responsibility for our own mistakes
  • share our feelings without taking revenge
  • stop giving uncaring people the chance to hurt us
  • accept people without judgement or criticism
  • make amends instead of punishing ourselves with guilt

Reflection of the week

reflection16-17The focus of the readings this Sunday is call and response. Jesus tells his followers that total commitment is demanded of a disciple. Obedience to the call and gift of the kingdom must take precedence over everything else. Not even the most sacred family ties and duties can stand in the way. The demands of discipleship seem harsh, if not severe. To be a Christian is to be a follower of Christ. However, it’s not easy to be a Christian in today’s world. Some of the difficulties come from outside ourselves; others come from inside ourselves.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to those who came along to support our ‘gals’ event last week.

School Notices

Year of Jubilee Pilgrimage
This Thursday our senior students (United and Explorers) are walking to the Cathedral (via the Square)to participate in the Year of Mercy pilgrimage. Please return your permission slips if you have not already done so.
We will leave school as soon as we can after 9am so please ensure your child is on time that day. We welcome those of you who can join us on this walk as we need help with supervision please.
We expect to be back at school by 2pm at the latest.

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.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
These are to be held in the last week of the term on the  6/7th of July. Please note that school closes earlier at 2pm on Wednesday 6 so we ask you to make arrangements to have your child picked up by that time. Those with children at after school care will need to let their providers know.
Appointment forms are to be in by this Thursday and your confirmed times will come home 28th June.

Book Club 
Latest brochure sent home  closes on Tuesday 28th June at 9a.m.

Caritas Mufti Day
On the last day of this term, July 8, we are holding a gold coin donation mufti day, along with many other Catholic primary schools in New Zealand. Money raised goes to repair the school buildings and to construct new toilets at St John Bosco primary school in the Soloman Islands.

Basic Facts 
Congratulations to Johnny, Alesha, Jordan, Blake and Flynn who have all gone up a stage on the ladder. Great work!


Thursday 16th June, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs  Parkland Yellow    Ballroom 3   5.15p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty   Ballroom 3    4.45p.m.

OLOL Storm vs  College St The Bulls  B&M 1    4.15p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty B&M 1  3.45p.m.

Year 1/2  Tuesday June 14. CET Arena on Pascal Street
OLOL Comets  vs  Riverdale Wekas    Ct 7   4pm
OLOL Shooting Stars  vs  Cloverlea Pukekos      Ct 6     4pm

Year 3/4   Thursday June 9.  Vautier Park
OLOL Superstars  vs  Whakarongo Pulse    Ct 4     3.45p.m.
OLOL Allstars  vs  Whakarongo Magic     Ct 8    3.45p.m.

Year 5/6  Saturday June 18
OLOL vs   West End   B&M  Ct 1    10.30a.m


Fertiliser Drive:   20th August  
We still need help with the ringing lists please.
We have had 7 offers of help and need another 12 people please.

Next meeting – June 20 at 7pm

Community Notices

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

St Albans Primary & Intermediate School Holiday Programme.  
July  11-15 & 18 – 22
Winter Wonderland.   Brochures in School Foyer.
More Information phone 3579411  or

This Weeks Photos

Gals Night

Upcoming Dates

June 20  7pm PTFA
June 29  6.30pm BOT
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

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