Term 3   Week 3  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
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 p-peacefulnessreflect
  • 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. reflection16-23For 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

Appreciation Spot


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.

School Notices

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.

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 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.

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.


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.

Community Notices

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


Knitting Club

Upcoming Dates

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  9.30-12pm 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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