Term 4   Week 4  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Only 3 weeks until the gala !
The committee are hard at work putting things together for this but they need your support too.
A sign up board is on the verandah along the junior area. Come and put your names up please. Older siblings are most welcome to help too.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Humility – Ngakau Papaku

When you are humble you don’t act as if you are more important than other people. You are happy to serve others and think other people’s needs are important. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You don’t criticise others or yourself. You admit mistakes and learn from them. Sometimes mistakes are our best teachers.

We practice ngakau papaku when we:

  •  consider the needs of others as important as our own
  • apologise and make amends when we hurt others
  • learn from our mistakes and keep changing for the better
  • ask for help when we need it
  • are doing our best just to do it, not to impress anyone
  • are grateful instead of boastful

Reflection of the week

This Sunday’s readings deal with the theme of eternal life. reflection16-33
Life is not a journey to nowhere. It is a journey to the promised land of eternal life.
Let us reflect on the great hope that God in his love holds out to us. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is our leader in this journey of hope.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to those in the school community who came along to mass on Sunday to support those children who were baptised.

School Notices

Coming home tonight on a separate notice is an update about the Community of Learning our school is involved in.

School Photos
A reminder to bring in your order forms. Photos are being taken on Wednesday, November the 9th starting at 9am.

Athletic Sports
These are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 22.

Term Dates 2017
Term 1  31 Jan    to  April 13 (11 weeks)
Term 2  1 May    to  7 July (10 weeks)
Term 3  24 July   to  29 September (10 weeks)
Term 4  16 Oct   to   15 December (10 weeks)


Hurricanes team practice to be held Wednesdays lunchtime.


Our gala is only 3 weeks away now so keep your donations rolling in.

THIS WEEK we are asking each family to donate a  CAN of something which will be made up into prizes for the wheel.

Come and put your name up to help on a stall for the gala. The sign up board is on the veranda by Room 5.

Community Notices


The Manawatu Principals’ Association is delighted to be bringing  NATHAN WALLIS to the Manawatu.
Wednesday November 16, 7p.m. – 8.30p.m
Awapuni Function Centre (expected to be sold out so pre orders essential).
A lively, engaging speaker with up to date knowledge.
How does my child/s brain work?
What is the impact of the early years?
What is the story behind the “Teenage condition”?
How can I make a positive difference for my child?
Learn more about the human brain and how it works!
Subsidised tickets ($15)  Please bring money to school office before 11th November.  Ordered tickets will be sent to school prior to event.

Shane Rufer School of Football
After school football.   contact Shane  or 021622101  or

Dads Day Out
Sunday 13th November 11a.m. – 3
p.m.  Conrad Park, Marriner Street, Highbury.
Fun for all.    Train ides, Thunder Run, Kite Making, Touch Rugby, Music, Face Painting Spot Prizes, Sausage Sizzle and much more.

St Vincent de Paul
The November meetings for St Vinnies will be held on Tuesdays the 8th and 22nd in the Cathedral lounge at 5.15p.m.  New or intending members are most welcome.   We appreciate your continued contributions of non perishable goods to our weekly food parcels, teabags, coffee, spreads, tinned fruit and breakfast cereals are always welcome.

This Weeks Photos

The librarians receiving their silver and gold awardsfullsizeoutput_353e



Upcoming Dates

Nov 9 School photos
Nov 20 11am-2pm Gala
Nov 22 Athletic Sports
Dec 7  6pm BOT
Dec 14 7pm End of Year Mass and Graduation
Dec 15 12.30pm  Final Assembly, end of school year

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