Term 2   Week 2  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
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.

Appreciation Spot


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.

School Notices

School App
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!

Cross Country
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.

Community Notices

This Weeks Photos

The Hive Practise their large ball skills

Upcoming Dates

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

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