Term 2   Week 5  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 5, half way through the term already.

All the students are busy training for the cross country each day at the moment in readiness for our cross country to be held on June 9th. Several are forgetting to bring their PE uniform with them to school each day however, which means they are training in their uniform which is not very satisfactory as it will get quite smelly!

Enjoy your week ,  
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week


Loyalty- Pumau

Loyalty is staying true to someone.
It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering.
It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals even when the going gets tough.
When you are a loyal friend, even if someone disappoints you, you still hang in there with them.
Loyalty is staying committed.

We practice pumau when we:

  • stand up for people and ideas we believe in
  • are a faithful friend through good times and bad
  • don’t let others come between us and our friends
  • don’t allow loyalty to lead us into trouble

Reflection of the week

Last Sunday we celebrated the Ascension of the Lord. On this day we celebrate the glorification of Jesus, when the father raised him up in glory.
It is a day for renewing our hope because God wants us to share in the glory of his son.
The resurrection, the ascension and the giving of the Spirit are part of the same event. In one action that goes beyond earthly time, Jesus emerges from the tomb, returns to the father and gives the Spirit. However from the viewpoint of the first disciples, who continued to live on within time, these actions are described as having taken place at different times.

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.

First Sacrament Programme.
Just a reminder to all children who are making their First Communion this year that the second session is tomorrow evening, Wednesday 31st May at 6.30pm in the Foyer of the church.

Water Only
Please be reminded we are a water only school. This means no fruit drinks ordered with Pita Pit on Fridays please.

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

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.

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


Year 1/2   Tuesday 30th May
OLOL vs Winchester Strikers  at B & M CET Arena at 4p.m on Court   6
Year 3/4   Thursday 1st June
OLOL vs St James 1 at 4.40p.m. on Court  1
Year 5/6   No Game this Saturday Queens Birthday weekend.

OLOL Storm vs   Ashhurst   3.45p.m.    Arena 2 Ct 1
Storm on duty at 4.15p.m. Arena 2 Ct 1


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.

Cross Country 9th June
The P.T.F.A. will be having a sausage sizzle at Rangitane Park for parents attending this event. Children will have their lunch at school before departing for the park but parents are more than welcome to purchase a sausage for their child/ren after their race.  On sale will be sausages, juices and drinks at a cost of $1.50 each.

Community Notices

This Weeks Photos

P is for Pyjamas

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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