Term 2 Week 2 2017
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou
Our new newsletter paper has arrived. Many thanks to our sponsors whose business card details are displayed on the back. All they ask in return for subsidising our printing costs, is the opportunity to quote. Please support them and us with this.
This week it is Road Safety Week. We ask you to take special care when driving past the school and when picking up and dropping off your child each day. Please remember also to use the kea crossing we have here on Shamrock Street at all times.
Enjoy your week ,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal
Virtue of the Week
Friendliness – Whaka-hoahoa
Friendliness is being a friend.
It is taking an interest in other people.
It is going out of your way to make others feel welcome or to make a stranger feel at home.
When you are friendly, you happily share your belongings, time, ideas and feelings.
You share the good times and the bad times together.
Friendliness is the best cure for loneliness.
We practice whaka-hoahoa when we
- like ourselves and realise we have a lot to offer
- smile and greet someone we don’t know
- get to know someone and let them get to know us
- show an interest in others
- show caring when a friend needs us
- are friendly to people who look and act different
Reflection of the week
Last Sunday was known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is one of the loveliest images we have of him and we owe it Jesus himself. This is how he described himself and his mission.
As the Good Shepherd, the sheep belong to him and he is ready to die for them. Jesus made wonderful promises to those who belong to him. Firstly he promised that none of them would ever be lost. No-one would succeed in snatching from his care the sheep the father has entrusted to him. The sheep that belong to him will be safe with him.
Many thanks to our road patrol students and teachers who work diligently in all weather to help keep our children safe when crossing our street morning and night.
The PTFA have funded the development of a school app. which is being launched today. This app will be a quick way to receive alerts as well as for you to lodge an absence, read the newsletter, have easy access to term dates etc. Get started. Download it now!
This is to be held on Friday, June 9, at Rangitane Park which is off Maxwell’s line starting a 1pm. More details will follow closer to the time.
Rooms 2 and 8 are going to mass this Friday at 10am. Parents and family members are welcome to join them for this.
Congratulations to Kahu and Leah who have both completed the entire basic facts ladder. A great achievement.
Lost: Jersey named Connor Wilson Tuesday last week.
Accounts will be posted out to families who have outstanding amounts owing to the School this week. Please make arrangements for payment.
The Year 1/2 competition starts on Tuesday 16th May and is held at the CET Arena on Pascal Street. Registration fee of $30 is now due please.
A reminder that registration fees of $55 for Year 5/6 players is now overdue.
OLOL Storm vs Longburn 3.45p.m. Arena 3 (rear)
Duty: 4.15p.m. Arena 3 (rear) Access through B & M Centre
Online Lunch Scheme
Look out for the flyer coming home today about the online lunch scheme. It starts this Friday.
Last chance to buy your tickets this week. Showdown is this Saturday night starting at 7.30pm and is to be held in the school hall.
Next PTFA meeting
Tonight at 7pm in the school staffroom. All welcome.
This Weeks Photos
The Hive Practise their large ball skills
|May 9||PTFA Meeting|
|May 10||5.30pm||BOT sub meetings|
|May 13||7.30pm||PTFA Hoedown|
|May 31||5.30pm||BOT Meeting|
|June 5||Queen’s Birthday|
|June 9||1 -3pm||CrossCountry|
|June 16||1.30pm||Kapahaka Whanaugnatanga|
|June 18||10am||First Eucharist|
|June 21||5.30pm||BOT subs|
|June 28/29||3 way conferences|
|July 5||5.30pm||BOT Meeting|
|July 7||NZCPPA Mufti Day/End of Term 2|
|July 24||8.55am||Term 3 begins|