Term 2   Week 7  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Lots to be thankful for this week.

Thank you to those of you who came along to support your child and others at our school cross country on Friday.

Thank you also to the staff for all their efforts in encouraging and preparing the children for this event and to Mr Anderson and Mr Ravenhill for setting up the course.

Thanks to the PTFA for providing the sausage sizzle.

Enjoy your week ,  
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Forgiveness – Muruhara

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong, knowing that everyone makes mistakes. It is making amends instead of taking revenge. It is important to forgive yourself too. Forgiving yourself means to stop punishing yourself or feeling hopeless because of a mistake. Forgiveness is moving ahead, ready to act differently, with compassion for yourself and faith that you can change.

We practice muruhara when we:

  • remember that everyone makes mistakes
  • take responsibility for our own mistakes
  • share our feelings without taking revenge
  • stop giving uncaring people the chance to hurt us
  • accept people without judgement or criticism
  • make amends instead of punishing ourselves with guilt

Reflection of the week

The Church believes that God’s very self is a relationship – Creator, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that relationship pours love into the world.

Just like God, relationships are central to our nature too. Our friendships build us up or tear us down. They help us fulfil our dreams or they get in the way.

The gospel on Sunday stated that Trinity, this God of relationships, seeks to save the world, not condemn it.

Do your friends challenge you to live a holier life? Do you hang out with people who inspire you to goodness and compassion? Is the world around you and your friends a better place when you all get together?

Appreciation Spot



School Notices

First Sacrament Programme.
Just a reminder to all children who are making their First Communion this year that the final session is tomorrow evening, Wednesday,  June 14 at 6.30pm in the Foyer of the church.
The children will be making their First Communion this Sunday at 10am. Hopefully we will see some of you at this special mass in support of these children.

Basic Facts Ladder
Congratulations to Ethan W and Victoria who have moved up the ladder.

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
Appointment booking forms were due back into office last Friday. Your confirmation of appointment times will  be coming home next week.

Taken home by mistake last Tuesday gold polo named Ryan Scotson (United).  Office has yours all washed and waiting.



This Week’s Netball Draws
Year 1/2   Tuesday June 13
OLOL vs Oakautere Angels @ 4pm B&M CET Arena on Court 1

Year 3/4   Thursday 15th June

OLOL vs Junior Te Kawau Lightening @ 4.40pm  on Court 2

Year 5/6   Saturday 17th June
OLOL vs Carncot at 11.15am. CET Arena Court 2

OLOL Storm vs College St Hornets @  3.45pm
B&M  Ct 6    Duty at 4.15p.m. on same court.


Fertiliser Drive
A notice went  home last week seeking your help. Have you returned it yet?   We could do with a few more offers to  deliver pamphlets especially at Summerhill, Terrace End & Hokowhitu areas.   Also there are still  4 ringing lists still looking for a willing person to complete.   A “BIG” thank you to all the families who have offered to take a ringing list (2 already returned and well executed) and deliver pamphlets.   Your contribution to the school and fundraising is very much appreciated.

Pita Pit Online Lunch Scheme
Resumes this Friday.

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

Community Notices

This Weeks Photos

Cross Country

Upcoming Dates

June 16 starts at 1pm 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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