Term 2   Week 8  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

The shortest day of the year has been and gone so we can now look forward to them lengthening again!

This Wednesday and Thursday the teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and your child/ren to discuss their learning and progress to date so far this year. We thank you for making the time to do this and value the efforts you are making to support your child in their learning journey.

Enjoy your week ,  
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Compassion – Pa-te-aroha

Compassion is having kind feelings toward someone who is hurt, even if you don’t know them. It is being kind and forgiving to someone who has hurt you.

We practice pa-te-aroha when we:

  • notice when someone is hurt or needs a friend
  • imagine how they must be feeling
  • take time to show that we care
  • ask how they are and listen patiently
  • forgive others when they make mistakes
  • do some service to help a person or an animal in need

Reflection of the week

reflection17-20The readings this coming Sunday focus on the poor and humble. Both praise those who express simplicity and humility in justice and peace.

 In the first reading the poor are urged to turn to God for help and they will find peace.

The beatitudes present the ultimate paradox of Christian life and can be seen as worthwhile only by the believer whose source of grace is Christ. Those who accept their poverty and humility and who express their need for God in justice and peace are blessed.

Appreciation Spot




Thank you to Catherine Scoon for sourcing funding to supply our school and several others in Palmerston North with ‘Player Of The Day’ trophies for all our sports teams.

School Notices

Mid Year Reports
These are coming home today. Also coming home for those students who have a conference time booked is their learning assessment book. Please bring these books back to school with you to the conferences.

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences 
A reminder that school closes at 1.30pm THIS Wednesday for conferences. Please ensure your child is picked up on time and that after school care providers have been notified.
Also we ask that you are on time for your appointment and that you stick to the 15 minute timeframe which includes change over time.This way no-one is held up and things run to time.
If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment a phone call would be appreciated.

Mufti Day last day of Term Every year on the last day of term 2, along with many other catholic primary schools in New Zealand, we have a mufti day. Money raised this year goes to providing books for catholic schools in Fiji.

Boil Up Invitation
On Monday  July 31st (second week back next term) starting at 5.30 with a ‘boil up’  we are inviting all our school community along to meet Roly Fitzgerald from Rangitane Iwi and to find out how he is working with our school.
Look out for your personal invitation coming home with your child in the first week back.

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
Early warning so mark your calendars now.
Our parish/school mass followed by the pancake breakfast is to be held on Sunday, September 3 at 10am. It is an expectation that all our school families attend this mass.

Lost at Cross Country 
A small school jacket named Haylie Thomas.   Please check labels.  It may have gone home by mistake.

Children’s Liturgy Mass   
Many thanks to all the families involved in our Mass and to Donna Brown for her assistance.   It was a truly spirit-filled celebration.   Lorraine Wilson


Year 1/2   Tuesday June 27
OLOL vs Trite Diamonds @ 4pm B&M CET Arena on Court 2
Year 5/6   Saturday 1st July
OLOL vs Trite Terrifics at 10.30am. CET Arena Court 5

Manawatu Netball Holiday programme
Monday 17th to Friday 21st July 9am-3pm daily at Vautier Park for Years 1-4, Years 5-8
$24 per child per day (includes $4 for swim)
For more information or to register: email
Programme includes: netball skills, games, arts & crafts, swimming, treasure hunts and much more!

OLOL Storm vs Central Normal Lakers @ 4.45pm B&M, Ct 7
Duty on same court at 5.15p.m.


Fertiliser Drive
This week we will be asking for help on the day of delivery  12th August – cars/trailers/vans/trucks and helpers.  Last year we delivered 600 bags in less than 3hrs.  If we get more help we will try and break this record. Separate notice with each student    today.

Pita Pit Online Lunch Scheme
Every Friday for the rest of this term.

Community Notices

St Peters College Open Night
Thursday 10th August, 2017, 7.00p.m. – 9p.m.
School Gymnasium
“St Peter’s College celebrates being a Catholic Faith Community, where students, teachers and families work in partnership to develop empowered, self-managing, life-long learners, who live the gospel values in a changing world.”
We look forward to meeting parents and students choosing a Catholic, co-educational Year 7-13 education.   You will have the opportunity to meet staff and students, and to have  a look around our modern learning environments.
Candice Adams (Head of Junior School)  Phone 354 4198  Ext. 725

The Buzz Primary & Intermediate School Holiday Programme
For more information please pick up a flyer from the Office foyer.

This Weeks Photos

Our visit to Palmerston North Manor last Friday.


Congratulations to Freya, Madison & Olivia who are participating in the Gangshow

Upcoming Dates

June 28/29 3 way conferences
July 5 5.30pm BOT Meeting
July 7 Mufti Day/End of Term 2
July 24 8.55am Term 3 begins
July 31 5.30pm-7pm Whanau Hui in hall
August 2 5.30pm BOT subs
August 11 Term 3 begins

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