Term 2   Week 6  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. I know I did!

We are looking forward to our school cross country this Friday which is held down at Rangitane Park, off Maxwell’s Line on Racecourse Road at 1pm. Hopefully we will see many of you there.   The PTFA will be selling sausages in bread, drinks and juicies down there so remember to bring some cash.

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

This Sunday it is Pentecost Sunday, the day the Holy Spirit came to the apostles as a great wind and as tongues of fire.

Wind is a symbol of power and fire is a symbol of love. Imbued with power and love, the apostles began the preaching of the Gospel.We pray that the Holy Spirit may breathe new life into us as he breathed new life into the apostles at the first Pentecost so that we may be filled with courage and be joyful messengers of the Gospel.

Appreciation Spot



School Notices

Congratulations to Tessa (Y5) and Joshua (Y6) who won our school’s scripture reading competition. They were awarded the school cups for this at assembly this morning.
Tomorrow evening at St Mary’s church at 6pm, they will attend the inter school competition. Anyone who would like to attend this event is warmly invited.

Cross Country
This 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 at the end of all the races that is permitted, as long as you let their teacher know.
The PTFA will be running a sausage sizzle down at the park so bring some coins.

Basic Facts
Congratulations to Logan, Ryan, Sharley, Addison and Danny from United who have gone up a stage on the basic facts ladder.

First Sacrament Programme.
Just a reminder to all children who are making their First Communion this year that the third session is tomorrow evening, Wednesday, June 7at 6.30pm in the Foyer of the church.

Children’s Liturgy Mass 25th June 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
If you want your child to be involved please contact Lorraine Wilson on 0212227802. Practise for the mass will be on Sat 24th June 3-4.30pm at the church.
Bring a plate for a shared morning tea after the mass on Sunday.

Parent/Student/Teacher conferences: 
Reminder –  Forms sent home last week for appointment times.   Due back into office by this Friday 9th June.

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


Year 1/2   Tuesday June 6
OLOL vs TKKMOM Nga Whio @ 4pm B&M CET Arena on Court  1
Year 3/4   Thursday 8th June
OLOL vs Hiwinui Yellows @ 4.40pm  on Court 2
Year 5/6   Saturday 10th June
OLOL vs Aokautere Aces  10.30a.m. CET Arena Court 4

OLOL Storm vs Russell St Pistons @ 4.45pm – B&M  Ct 4
Duty  at 5.15p.m.  B & M Ct 4


Fertiliser Drive
Separate notice going home today for your help with this annual fundraiser. Please be generous with your time.

Pita Pit Online Lunch Scheme
No Pita Pit this Friday due to Cross country.

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

Community Notices

This Weeks Photos

Cross country training

Upcoming Dates

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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