Term 3   Week 9  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the last week of the term.

The first night of our production went very well. Thank you for ensuring your child turned up and was on time.  Hopefully tonight’s performance will go just as well. Please remember to collect your child from inside the Spiers Centre if you are not in the audience.             Also if you feel your child needs a sleep in tomorrow morning then that is fine.

School closes this Friday at 3pm.  I wish you all a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing you back for the final term of the year on Monday, October 10.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Enthusiasm – Kai-ngakau 

Enthusiasm is being inspired, full of spirit. It is being cheerful and happy. It is doing something wholeheartedly, with zeal and eagerness – giving 100% to what you do. Being enthusiastic is being excited about something, looking forward to it. It comes from having a positive attitude.

We practice enthusiasm when we:

  •  let ourselves enjoy looking forward to something
  • think of imaginative ways to get things done
  • do things wholeheartedly
  • smile, laugh and enjoy what we do
  • enjoy the wonders of life
  • are full of positive spirit

Reflection of the week

Jesus told a story about a rich man who refused to share even the crumbs from his table reflection16-29with a poor man who sat at his gate. We too are sometimes poor in our willingness to help and poor in our capacity to love. In other words, poor at heart.

When we think of poverty, we tend to think only of material poverty, but there is a worse kind of poverty- poverty of heart.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to all those who came along in support of our production. You were a great audience.

School Notices

Mufti Day This Friday, September 23.
In exchange for wearing mufti each student is to bring along an ingredient for making sweets and cakes i.e sugar, butter, flour, icing sugar, cocoa, condensed milk, coconut.

Request for email addresses
The PTFA chairperson, Wendy Lyons, would like to contact all school families via email regarding our gala. If you do not wish your email address to be forwarded please let me know by the end of this week.
For those who have yet to send me your email address please do so to:

Driving Into The School Grounds
Driving into the school grounds between 8.15 and 9.30am and 2.15pm and 3.30pm is not permitted regardless of the weather conditions.
Please adhere to these at all times in the interests of child safety.

Summer Uniform
Children may wear summer uniform from the beginning of next term. All children must be in summer uniform by  Tuesday, October 25.
Stocks of grey shorts sizes 4 and 6  (special purchase) for $12 pr.  Other sizes $19.    Limited number of grey polos ($19).   If you need to purchase please let office know items and quantities.  We have larger sizes in white polos (8-14) at $16 each.   Smaller sizes can be purchased at the Warehouse.  ($19 each)

It is compulsory for all students to be wearing the school sunhat in term four. We have a “no hat, no play” policy. These are available for purchase at the school office $12.

Jersey named “Bell”. Please check at home.


Netball Skills and Knowledge Lessons 
Term 4, 2016, contact Sharon Cook (06)3588792 or txt (027)3588792. Numbers are limited
Y5/6 team. Have you remembered to return your uniform in a clean and tidy condition? Please do so by the end of this week.


Donations of goods for our gala in November are now being accepted.

Anyone interested in running a craft stall at the gala for $30 per stall please contact Tracey 027 637 9220 or Alicia 021 139 3900 for more information or collect a flyer from the school office.

Mufti Day for Gala
Last day of this term, September 23.
In exchange for wearing mufti each student is to bring along an ingredient for making sweets and cakes i.e sugar, butter, flour, icing sugar, cocoa, condensed milk, coconut etc.

Community Notices

St Albans’ Primary & Intermediate Holiday Programme.“The Buzz”  
September 26-30 and October 3-7.
Theme:  Peace It Together.   Games, Crafts, Challenges, Stories, Bouncy Castle and more.
Costs  range from $27 – $35 per day depending on hours attending.   Food included.
For more information phone 357 9411
email  or

Coffee Group
A reminder that you are all welcome to join in the Parish Gathering area on Tuesday mornings during term time, from 9a.m. onwards to meet with other parents and pre schoolers for a chat and a cup of coffee.

Foodtogether Palmerston North- Awapuni
St Matthew’s Church $12 an order.  Each order consists of one bag of fruit and one bag of vegetables purchased fresh from the markets that day.   You can place an order online at These must be in by Wednesday at noon or in cash the week before. To pay cash go to St Matthews on Thursdays from 11.30-1pm. You can pay for the following week when you pick up your order.
Brochure on table in school admin for more information.

This Weeks Photos

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Dress Rehearsal – waiting backstage

Upcoming Dates

September23               3.00pm End of Term
October 10                8.55am Term 4 begins
October 12                 5.30pm BOT
October 17 Children need to be there at 6.45pm
Concert starts at 7.30pm
Kids for Kids Concert at the Arena
October 24 Labour Day
October 29 BOT Conference
December 14               7pm End of Year Mass and Graduation
December 15              12.30pm

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