Term 3   Week 1  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the new term. I hope you all managed to get some time to relax and enjoy the holidays.

We are all set for a full on term. Our main focus is preparing for our production which is to be held in the last week.

We will be hosting the Year 5/6 Rippa Rugby tournament here on August 24 and on September 4 we have our parish/school mass and pancake breakfast.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Co-operation – Mahi-tahi

Co -operation is working together for the good of everyone. It is a willingness to respect others and to follow rules which keep everyone safe and happy. Cooperation is being helpful to one another, sharing the load. It is joining others in order to do something that cannot be done alone.

We practice  mahi-tahi when we:

  • p-co-oper work well with others
  • freely offer our help and ideas
  • follow the rules
  • do our part to keep a safe, happy environment
  • when we disagree, do it peacefully
  • ask for help when we need it.

Reflection of the week

his week’s Gospel condemns greed not because greedy people go to hell but because greedy people construct their own hell on earth.reflection16-21

Greed traps people in hell by keeping them from the best part of life, that which matters to
God – sacrifice for others; service to the poor; relationships based on character, not appearance. You build a life – and find real happiness – by using your talents for others and putting their needs first.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to Louise Sheehan, Whaea Frayne and all the parents who came along to support the kapahaka group at the Catholic schools’ cultural festival.

Thank you to those in the school community who came to the farewell assembly for Mr Meyer.

School Notices

Grandparent/Grandfriend’s Liturgy
This Thursday, July 28 we are holding a special liturgy in honour of our grandparents and grandfriends. This will start with afternoon tea in the hall at 1.30 which I am still seeking help with please and then move onto a liturgy to be held in the church starting at approximately 2.15pm.
A reminder that each family with a grand friend or grandparent attending to please provide a small plate.

Board Of Trustees
The Board wishes to consult with the community regarding the reduction of trustee numbers from 5 members to 4. This will be discussed at our next meeting to be held at 5.30pm on August 17. You are all warmly invited to be part of this discussion.

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, September 4th at 10am, we are holding our parish school mass and pancake breakfast.
It is expected that all our students and their families attend this mass so pease mark it on your calendars now.

Baptismal Programme
Have you been thinking about Baptism for your child?
Fr Vaughan, with the support of Ms Brown and Mrs Cousins  is going to begin a Baptismal programme towards the end of this term.
If you are interested please let us know.

Caritas Mufti Day
Our mufti day raised a total of $204.70 which goes to repair the school buildings and to construct new toilets at St John Bosco primary school in the Soloman Islands.
Thank you all for your support.

St Peter’s College Roadshow
SPC are coming here to talk to our Year 5/6 students on August 4 then on August 23 our year 6 students will be going to St Peters for the morning.

Monrad Visit
Our Year 6 students have been invited to visit Monrad on July 28. If you do not wish your child to go please let us know.

Knitting Club
If any child would like to be part of this group which meets each Wednesday (starting next week) please let Ms Brown know. If you have your own needles please bring them otherwise bring $2 and you will be provided with a pair.

Basic Facts
Congratulations to Angelica, Holly, Leah , Kahu, Joshua and Lizzie  who have all gone up a stage on the ladder.

Jersey some time ago named “Tionisio”


Thursday 28h July, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs  Central Normal Thunder   Ballroom 1   3.45p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty   Ballroom 1    4.15p.m.

OLOL Storm vs   Russell St Pistons  B&M 1    5.15p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty B&M 1  4.45p.m.

Year 5/6  Saturday July 30
OLOL vs   TKKMOM Nga Koko   B& M Ct 1    9am


Fertiliser Drive:   20th August  
We will need help with delivery on the morning of August 20. Can you help? It takes only 1-2 hours of your time but is well worth the effort for our school.   Notice sent home end last term.   Only 11 families have responded so far  !?!

Community Notices

St Peters College Open Evening 2017  Enrolments.
Thursday  August 11th, 2016   from 7p.m. – 9p.m.   School Gym

This Weeks Photos

Farewell to Mr Meyer

Upcoming Dates

July 28  2.15pm Grandparent/Grandfriend liturgy
August 4  9.15am St Peter’s Roadshow
August 12 Mathex
August 20 8-11am Fertiliser Drive
August 23  9 -12pm Y6 orientation visit to SPC
August 24 Rippa Rugby / Netball
September 4 10am Parish/school mass & Pancake breakfast
September 19/20 Production

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