Term 2   Week 4  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Well winter has well and truly arrived. I hope you are all managing to stay well and warm.

Several students have come down with chicken pox at present so please be on the look out for this especially if your child has not yet had them and becomes unwell.

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

Jesus said to his apostles, “Peace I leave with you, my own peace I give you,” These lovely words are addressed to us today. Jesus wants us too to have his peace.
The Lord makes peace possible for us when things such as fears, anxieties, problems, worries, difficult relationships etc rob us of peace. He calms our fears and eases our anxieties. 
He supports us when we are weak, and raises us up when we fall.
He gives use peace this world cannot give.

Appreciation Spot



School Notices

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 tomorrow evening, Wednesday 24th May at 6.30pm in the Foyer of the church.

The Hive and those students in United who are under Mrs Moor’s supervision are going to mass on Thursday June1st at 10am. Parents and family members are welcome to join them for this.

Congratulations to Keagan  who has moved up the basic facts ladder.

Adult Toilets
Adults wishing to use our toilet facilities at school please use either the hall toilets or the one in the administration area. The students toilets are for the students only.

Driving Into The School Grounds
Please be reminded that you are not permitted to drive into the school grounds to pick up or drop off your child before and after school. The only vehicles who have permission to do so are the after school care vans and cars.

School Uniform
The girls tunics are only available from the school office.  School is holding stocks of boys woollen socks $10 pr.  We have 1 size 14 gold polo in stock and several larger size navy jerseys $65 ea.  Grey winter boys shorts size 8 &10 @ $30 each.  P.E. uniform only available from school.
Students were reminded at assembly on Monday that it is a school rule that they must go home in their full school uniform each day. This includes their shoes and socks.  Please support us and your child with this.
Please note also that hair ties and hair bands must be in school colours only.

Overdue Accounts

Thank you to those who have responded to the accounts for money owing to the school, that were posted to parents recently.  There is still a considerable amount of money owing and your early attention to this would be appreciated.

School App
Have you downloaded it yet? You can send in absences on this.


Year 1/2 
OLOL vs Tiritea Dazzlers     May 23rd, 4pm        CET Arena, Court 6
Year 3/4 
OLOL vs Carncot 1      Thursday May 25th, 4.40pm        Court 10
Year 5/6
OLOL vs Linton Camp      10.30am       Court 4

OLOL Storm vs  College St Hornets      3.45p.m. B & M1
Storm on duty at 4.15p.m. B & M1


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

Construction day in The Nest, to help learn about cooperation, sharing, listening to ideas…

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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