Term 2   Week 2  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

By all accounts the Hoedown on Saturday night was a very successful event and enjoyed by all who attended. Well done to the PTFA for the hard work they all put into this event and thank you to those who supported it.

Enjoy your week ,  
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Respect – Whaka-ute

Respect is an attitude of caring about people and treating them with dignity.
Respect is valuing ourselves and others.
We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy.
When we are respectful we treat others as we want to be treated.
Respect includes honouring the rules of our family or school, which make life more orderly and peaceful.
It is knowing that every man, woman and child deserves respect including you.

We practice whaka-ute when we

  •  treat others as we want to be treated
  • speak courteously to everyone
  • take special care of other people’s belonging
  • are receptive to the wisdom of elders
  • honour the rules of our family, school and nation
  • expect respect for our bodies and rights

Reflection of the week

“I give you a new commandment: love one another, just as I have loved you”
These words which were spoken by Jesus to his apostles at the Last Supper were spoken in last Sunday’s Gospel.
Of all the commandments Jesus gave us this is the most important.
We ask him to touch our hearts so that we may be able to love one another as he loved us, and thus we will enjoy the peace and unity of his kingdom where we will live forever.

Appreciation Spot


Many thanks to our PTFA who ran a very successful social occasion for the school community. Well done team!
Thank you also to those of you who supported this.

Thank you to Chris White and GH Engineering for  fixing the gates along the verandah.

School Notices

Unfortunately last year’s Holy Spirit strand newsletter was printed off by mistake and so the date for Pentecost Sunday is incorrect and we will not be having a parish/school Mass that Sunday.

Cross Country
This is to be held on Friday, June 9, at Rangitane Park which is off Maxwell’s line starting at 1pm. All students must be in their full PE uniform, shoes are optional.
The students will be bussed to and from  the park but if you wish to take your child home from the park that is fine as long as you let their teacher know.
The PTFA will be running a sausage sizzle down at the park. More details regarding this will be in subsequent newsletters.

First Sacrament Programme.
Just a reminder to all children who are making their First Communion this year that the first session is  Wednesday 24th May at 6.30pm in the Foyer of the church.

The Hive and half of United  are going to mass on Thursday June 1st at 10am. Parents and family members are welcome to join them for this.

Congratulations to Kiwa  for completing the entire basic facts ladder and to Ethan, Holly, Annalena, Shakariyah, Mac, William,  and Marion who have all moved up a stage.

School App
Have you downloaded it yet?


The Year 1/2 competition starts today, Tuesday 16th May and is held at the CET Arena on Pascal Street.
Players need to be there please by 3.50pm.
Registration fee of $30 is now due.

OLOL Storm.   Due to some of the courts being unavailable this week our game has been postponed until a later date.  This means that on one Thursday in the near future we may have two games to play.


Pita Pit Online Lunch Scheme
This is on offer every Friday this term. Orders can be placed up until 9am on Friday morning.

Next Meeting is to be held in the school staffroom on June 22 at 7pm.

Community Notices

This Weeks Photos

Getting the bunting ready for the Hoedown





United’s Measurement Olympics

Cross country training

Upcoming Dates

May 31 5.30pm BOT Meeting
June 1 10am Hive and United Mass
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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