Term 3 Week 3 2016
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou
It has certainly been a bit chilly of late hasn’t it? I hope you are all bearing up ok.
This week is Peace Week, hence our virtue is peacefulness. Have a read and make some time during the week to practice.
We welcome David Ravenhill, our new groundsperson, to our school community this week.
Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal
Virtue of the Week
Rangimarie – Peacefulnesss
Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm.
It comes especially in quiet moments of reflection or gratitude.
It is getting very quiet and looking at things so you can understand them.
Peacefulness is a way of approaching conflict with others so that no one is made wrong. It is being fair to others and yourself.
Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love.
We practice rangimarie when we:
- create inner peace with a regular time to pray, meditate or reflect
- use peaceful language even when we are angr
- speak gently and respectfully
- avoid harming anyon
- appreciate differences
- find peaceful solutions to every problem
Reflection of the week
The readings this Sunday tell us that those who proclaim the truth often suffer for it. Jeremiah presented a very unpopular message – the city of Jerusalem would be destroyed because the people were unfaithful. He was constantly put in the position of choosing between being faithful to his mission and risking his life, or denying God’s call and saving
his own life.
The Gospel focuses on our acceptance of Jesus and his teaching. For the faithful Christian, as for Jeremiah, that will surely mean “taking up our cross.” Jesus tells us that when we are willing to give up our life, we actually save it – he will take us with him to be with God
Thank you to Mrs Sheehan for her sterling work in preparing the teams for the Mathex Competition to be held this Friday. Good luck to our teams.
Board Of Trustees
As part of its consultation regarding the reduction of trustee numbers from 5 members to 4, a discussion will take place at the next Board 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 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 I trust you have it marked on your calendars.
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 starting Sunday, September 11 after the 10am Mass.
If you are interested please let us know.
St Peter’s College
On August 23 our year 6 students will be going by bus with Mr Anderson to St Peters for an orientation visit.
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.
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.
Thursday 11th August, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs St Mary’s Black Ballroom 3 3.45p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty Ballroom 2 4.15p.m.
OLOL Storm vs Winchester Rockets B&M 1 3.45p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty B&M 1 4.15p.m.
Year 5/6 Saturday August 13th
OLOL vs College St A B& M Ct 1 9am
Fertiliser Drive: 20th August
Come on everyone. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
1-2 hours of your time and labour Saturday morning August 20.
St Peters College Open Evening 2017 Enrolments.
Thursday August 11th, 2016 from 7p.m. – 9p.m. School Gym
This Weeks Photos
“T” Day (Teddy Bear & Toast) in The Nest
|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 23||3.00pm||End of Term|
|October 10||8.55am||Term 4 begins|
|October 17||Kids for Kids Concert|
|October 24||Labour Day|
|October 29||BOT Conference|