Newsletter

Term 3   Week 2  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

What a wonderful turn out we had for our Grandparent afternoon last Thursday. Thank you to those who came along to this especially those who travelled some distance to be here. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we all did.

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

The focus of the readings this Sunday is faith. The first reading presents Abraham and
Sarah as models of faith, hope and trust in God’s promise. Abraham’s faith was not in where he was going or what he was doing, but in the One who was leading him. Sarah was the first of a series of women to believe that God’s promise of a child would be fulfilled. Because of their faith Abraham and Sarah have become the symbol of the People of God.reflection16-22

The Gospel passage encourages us to trust in God for our daily needs. Our faith is not in the things we need, but the One who provides. When we seek God first, all other things will follow.


Appreciation Spot

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Thank you to all our grandparents and friends who supported our liturgy last Thursday.


School Notices

Board Of Trustees
As part of its consultation regarding the reduction of trustee numbers from 5 members to 4, at the next Board meeting to be held at 5.30pm on August 17, this will be discussed. You are all warmly invited to be part of this discussion.

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, September 4, 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 please mark it on your calendars now.

Baptismal Programme
Have you been thinking about Baptism for your child?
Fr Vaughan, with the support of Miss 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.

St Peter’s College Roadshow
SPC are coming here to talk to our Year 5/6 students this Thursday and then on August 23 our year 6 students will be going to St Peters for an orientation visit.

Book Fair
Parents!   Families!
Please come and support our Book Fair to be held in our School library Monday 22nd August, Tuesday 23rd August and Wednesday 24th August from 3.15p.m. – 3.45p.m. daily.    this is a great fundraiser for our school!  Start thinking about books for birthdays, Christmas or gifts!  The theme for our fair is New Zealand Country, N.Z. Authors, N.Z. Stories.   Watch out for more information coming home soon.

Pre Enrolments
We are taking enrolments for all children born 2011 to 2016.  If you or your family/friends would like your child to attend our wonderful school,  please contact the school office 3589727 for more information.

Lost
Jersey named “John Garrovillo” from United.  Please check at home.

Knitting Club
Starts tomorrow (Wednesday) If you have your own needles and wool please bring them otherwise bring $2 and you will be provided with some.


Sport

Basketball 
Thursday 4th August, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs  Takaro Lakers   Ballroom 2   4.15p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty   Ballroom 2   3.45p.m.

OLOL Storm vs   Winchester Rockets  B&M 1    4.15p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty B&M 1  3.45p.m.

Netball
Year 5/6  Saturday August 6th
OLOL vs   Westend   B& M Ct 1    9am


PTFA

Fertiliser Drive:   20th August  
Come on everyone. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
1-2 hours of your time and labour Saturday morning August 20.


Community Notices

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


This Weeks Photos

Manor Visit

 


Upcoming Dates

August 3  5.30pm BOT sub meetings
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
September 23  3.00pm End of Term
October 10 8.55am Term 4 begins
October 12  5.30pm BOT
October 17 Kids for Kids Concert
October 24 Labour Day
October 29 BOT Conference

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