Term 3   Week 2  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank you to those of you who came to our boil up last night. It was heartening to see so many whanau attending and it bodes well for a positive future for our school.   It was great to get your feedback re the direction you want our school to take for your childrens’ learning over the next few years. This is an important part of our partnership programme.

For those who were unable to attend we will be sending home the questions that were discussed at the hui with this newsletter  and we welcome your feedback on this.

For those who were there you have an opportunity to add anything you would like after having had the time to think about it more deeply.

Enjoy your week ,  
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Co-operation – Mahi-tahi

Co-operation is working together for the good of everyone.
It is a willingness to respect others and to follow rules which keep everyone safe and happy.
Co-operation is being helpful to one another, sharing the load.
It is joining others in order to do something that cannot be done alone.

We practice mahi-tahi when we:

  • work well with others
  • freely offer our help and ideas
  • follow the rules
  • do our part to keep a safe, happy environment
  • when we disagree, do it peacefully
  • ask for help when we need it.

Reflection of the week


This Sunday we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord.

At the Transfiguration, Jesus was giving a preview of what he will be like after the Resurrection.
He was also showing us that we will be like him.
We will live with him in glory.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to Natural Fare in New Plymouth and to T Market Fresh for their donation of vegetables for our boil up.
Thank you to Bronwyn Bateman for painting a beautiful rock with our school logo for our assembly prayer table.

School Notices

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, September 3 at 10am, we are holding our parish school mass and pancake breakfast.
It is expected that all our students and their families attend this mass so please mark it on your calendars now.

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 -358 3667

Y5/6 Rippa Rugby/Netball Tournament
On Wednesday, August 30 starting at 12.30pm we are hosting the catholic schools annual Y5/6 rippa rugby/ netball tournament.
We are seeking a coach and/or manager for the rippa team and also need help in the kitchen with afternoon tea.
Let us know if you can be of service.

Knitting Club

If any child would like to be part of this group which meets each Thursday starting this week please let Ms Brown know. If you have your own needles please bring them otherwise bring $2 and you will be provided with a pair.


Basketball Draw August 3. There are two games this week

Game 1.
OLOL Storm  vs TKKMOM Mako at 3.45pm B & M, Ct 4
Duty   B&M Ct 4 at 4.15p.m.

Game 2.
OLOL Storm vs Terrace End Troopers, B&M, Ct 7 at 5.15pm
Duty 4.45pm. B&M Ct 7

Year 5/6 Netball  Draw for  August 5 is not yet available.


Fertiliser Drive:   12th August – 2 weeks away.
We will need help with delivery on the morning of August 12. Can you help? It takes only 1-2 hours of your time but is well worth the effort for our school.
Thank you to those of you who have come forward but we still need more please.

Lunch on Line
Pita Pit on Fridays.

Next meeting
Thursday August 24 at 7pm in the school staffroom.

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

Evening With Our Bishop
Bishop Charles will give a presentation on his work in India followed by dessert/coffee/tea on Thursday 31st August, 7:30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Shamrock Street.
Please bring a small dessert to share
All parishes are most welcome to come and enjoy this social evening with our Bishop.

This Weeks Photos

Boil up & discussion


Upcoming Dates

August 2  5.30pm BOT subs
August 3 9.15am St Peter’s Roadshow
August 11 Mathex
August 12 8-11am Fertilizer Drive
August 22  9am-12pm Y6 Orientation to SPC
August 30 12.30-2.30pm Y5&6 Rippa rugby & Netball
Sept 3 10am Parish/School Mass & pancake breakfast
Sept 29 End of Term 3
Oct 16 Term 4 begins
Dec 14 End of year

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