Newsletter

Term 2   Week 10  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the last week of the term.

Thank you all for coming along to our three way conferences last week. Your support of your child’s learning and our school, is noted and most appreciated.

School closes this Friday at 3pm for the holidays.  I wish you all a wonderful break and look forward to your return on July 24th.

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

Jesus tells us that discipleship requires serious sacrifice. It costs to follow Jesus. You have to forgive, to care for your enemies, to give your time, to share your money, to do the right thing when it’s not popular. Discipleship might even seem like an impossible challenge at times.

But living as a disciple is like training for a race. Little sacrifices help train you for bigger ones. Practice as a Christian builds up your strength. Give a little time regularly to others. Forgive people for little hurts. Be honest in small matters. The more you make little sacrifices, the easier it will be to make bigger ones in the future – sacrifices that might make a big difference in the world. Don’t get discouraged when you seem to fail. Just keep training. And look to your loving, forgiving coach – Jesus – who wants to guide and encourage you.


Appreciation Spot

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Thank you to Robyn Greening and Lorraine Wilson for transporting and supporting our Ki-O-Rahi team at their tournament in Kimbolton last Friday.


School Notices

Mufti Day last day of Term
Along with many other catholic primary schools in New Zealand, we have a mufti day this Friday. In exchange for mufti children are to bring a gold coin donation.
Money raised this year goes to helping provide power and books to Nawi Catholic School in Fiji.

School Library and Reading Books
Please check at home for school library and reading books and return this week.

Congratulations to the following students who have moved up the basic facts ladder: Rico, Madison, Tessa and Gabriel G.

Our Lady of Lourdes Play Intermediate Schools in Ki O Rahi Tournament.
A great effort by our Year 5/6 Ki O Rahi team who were placed in the Intermediate grade at the Ki O Rahi tournament in Kimbolton on Friday. Even though the team crashed to five disappointing defeats the scores were close in all but one of the matches against much larger and stronger opposition. The team learned a lot from playing the older children and are looking forward to the next tournament in term three.    Michael Anderson

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.

Invitation to Baptism
We are running a Baptismal programme starting on Sunday, August 6th after the 10am Mass for our catholic families who wish for their children to be baptised into the Catholic church. If interested, please call in and leave your details with the school office or contact Fr Vaughan -3583667

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.


Sport

Netball
Year 1/2   Tuesday July 4
Round Robin Tournament commencing at 3.55pm till approx 5.15p.m.
Year 5/6   Saturday July 8th
OLOL vs College St Flyers at 11.15am. CET Arena Court 4

Softball
Raiders Softball would like to know of any students who are keen  to play softball. Please contact the school office if you are interested and we will forward your details.

Basketball   
OLOL Storm vs Terrace End Troopers @ 4.45pm Arena 2  Ct 2
No duty this week.


PTFA

Fertiliser Drive
Thank you to the few who have offered assistance on 12th August.  We need a lot,  lot more.   Please return  form sent home last week.
Ringing lists:   Please return completed orders from lists to school tomorrow.   If you have not yet finished ringing  –  we have had an offer to complete the lists.   Please return lists to school by Friday so that they can finalise them over the holidays.    Thank you.

Pita Pit Online Lunch Scheme
This Friday.    Coming next term  –  Subway


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)
adamsc@stpeters.school.nz  Phone 354 4198  Ext. 725

Holiday Football:  Venue Awatapu High School
This girls only event is a fun four days of Football skills, drills and games for girls of all abilities ages 5-12
July 17 – 20 from 9a.m. – 3p.m.
$35 per day or $120 for 4 days  To register go to:
https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=70414 or for more information contact Debby Finlayson – Women’s Dev.Off.
021 165 83 83    e-mail debby@centralfootball.co.nz

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


This Weeks Photos

Our Ki O Rahi team at their tournament last Friday


Upcoming Dates

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 Mathex

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