Newsletter

Term 3   Week 3  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

On behalf of the School community we offer our prayers and thoughts to Jacinta, Anna and the Ryan families, on the passing  of their mother, Aileen Ryan, today.   R.I.P.


Virtue of the Week

Peacefulness – Rangimarie

Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm that can come in moments of silent gratitude or prayer.
It is getting very quiet and looking at things so you can understand them.
It is facing your fears and then letting them go.
It is trusting that things will be all right.
Peacefulness is giving up the love of power for the power of love.
Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart.

We practice rangi-marie when we:

  • take time to pray
  • give our worries to God and ask God’s help in solving them
  • use peaceful language, even when we are angry
  • avoid harming anyone
  • appreciate differences
  • give up the love of power for the power of love

Reflection of the week

The focus of our readings is the presence of God in the calming of the storm.   Elijah finds God, not in the storm, earthquake or fire, but in the quiet, gentle stilling of the storm.

The disciples, frightened by the storm, fail to recognise Jesus walking on the water.  It is in the stilling of the storm that they recognise him and praise him.

 


Appreciation Spot

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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.

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.


Sport

Basketball Draw August 10

OLOL Storm  vs Awapuni at 4.45pm B & M, Ct 5
Duty on Court 5 at 5.15p.m.

Year 5/6 Netball  Draw for  August 12 is not yet available.


PTFA

Fertiliser Drive:   12th August
Please, please, please we need your help.
If you have not already handed in your offer of help please ring the office with your details.  Thank you.

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)
adamsc@stpeters.school.nz  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.

Digital Technology workshops being held across our region. These workshops are being held to provide an opportunity to learn more about the draft Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content and provide feedback.
Two evening workshops are being held in Palmerston North and New Plymouth that focus on parents/caregivers, whānau, community and industry.
If interested in attending you can register your attendance by visiting the website.


This Weeks Photos

Puss in Boots : Pet Detective

 


Upcoming Dates

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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