Term 1   Week 5  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Weren’t we blessed with glorious weather over the weekend? This week’s forecast looks pretty good too thankfully.

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and the whole school will be going to the 10am mass. You are welcome to join us if you are able to.

Enjoy your week
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Diligence – Puku-mahi

Diligence is working hard and doing the best job you possibly can.
When you are diligent, you take special care to do things step by step.
You think and move carefully to make sure things will turn out right.
Being diligent is being industrious, giving all you have to give to whatever you do.

We practice puku-mahi when we:images

  • pay attention to what we are doing
  • do things carefully, step by step
  • practice to the point of excellence
  • give our absolute best to what we do
  • work hard
  • don’t give up.

Reflection of the week

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of the season of Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter.  During Lent we are encouraged to build our relationship with God and with one another.

reflection17-5Lent can be a time of growth and transformation if we are ready to listen and answer the call. It is a time to put our faith into action. This is a time when we can all think about how we can do less of ‘just the usual” and more of how can we turn  just the usual into something that is of an excellent standard. We can give our best and help others.


Appreciation Spot


School Notices

Year 1&2 Tabloids
These are to be held his Thursday March 2 at St Josephs school in Feilding. Students will be bussed there and back.
Please ensure your child comes to school that day in their full school PE uniform with sunscreen on. They need their hats, water and morning tea and their jersey or school jacket too please if it is a cold day.

This is to be held in the staffroom on Monday, March 13 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. If you are thinking about joining please come along and find out what is involved as we are always keen for new members. If you do not want to commit to being on the committee but are willing to help when needed please let us know. Any help is appreciated.

Basic Facts
Congratulations to Jordan B who has completed the basic facts ladder. A great achievement.

Swimming Carnival
We have pencilled in March 17 as our date for this but will confirm this closer to the time depending on how the weather holds out.

Jersey end of last year named “Serena Noun”.   This went missing from the Hive.   Please check at home.

This has been discussed by the school board and management and it was decided that the expense of running a machine was not warranted. We talked with other schools of a similar size to help us reach this decision.
The use of internet banking, with appropriate referencing, is encouraged, and ways of better communicating this information to parents is being investigated.

Sunsmart Awareness
We are a sunsmart school and there is a sign on the wall outside Room 5 to acknowledge our commitment to sunsmart awareness. As part of our school’s sunsmart policy we encourage students to apply sunscreen  if they have it, before they come to school each day and each class has a supply of sunscreen which students are encouraged to use throughout the rest of the day.
Our  ‘no hat no play’ policy  is also part of our sunsmart awareness policy.


Preseason Skill development programme – beginning Wednesday 1st March for 6 weeks for players in Years 5-8.

Weetbix Tryathlon 2017
This is being held on Tuesday 21st March at Ongley Park
We have a few children participating from school.
For more details and to register please visit  or email Grant &Janine Jensen

Community Notices

Violin Lessons available:
Yr 12 St Peters College student is available to teach beginner’s violin lessons.  Available after school on Tues/Wed/Thur at St Peters College.  $15 per half hour.  Phone Olivia on 0212989492 or email

Childrens Day 5th March 11a.m. 3p.m.  Monrad Park
Fun and games for all.  Bouncy castles, egg & spoon races, sack races, rock  painting, sausage sizzle, fresh fruit, kite making.

Marist Junior Rugby  
Registration Days at the Marist Clubrooms, Pascal Street,   Wednesday 15th March 5.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.  Sunday 19th March 2p.m. – 5p.m.   Saturday 25th March 11a.m. – 2p.m.  $40 per player.
Pre Season Skills & Drills U10, 11, 12 or 13 player in 2017.
25th February and 4th March  –   2p.m. – 4p.m.
Saturday 11th & 12th March   Spillane Tournament.
All exisiting and new players most welcome.
Enquiries contact Kent on 0275469717.
More information on parent noticeboard on the verandah.

Rugby League
Under 11  HWC Mini Mod.  Every Tuesday 4p.m. – 5p.m. from 7th March for 6 weeks.
For more information Kiria Tangaroa HWC Youth Worker or 06 3080504

This Weeks Photos

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Upcoming Dates

March 2 9.30-12.30am Year 1/2 Tabloids @ St Josephs
March 9 9.30-12.30am Year 3/4  Tabloids @ OLOL
March 16 9.30-12.30am Y5/6 Tabloids @ St James
March 22-24 Year 6 camp
April 7 2.30-3.30pm Learning Expo
April 13 10am Easter Liturgy/ End of term

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