Term 3   Week 4  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank you on behalf of myself, Mrs Davis and our families for your prayers, cards, presence at the funeral, and your love and support in the death of our dear mother last week. Being part of a catholic community brings such comfort and hope in these sad times. God bless you all.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

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

Today we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up “assumed” body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection because she never committed any sin – never did anything wrong. We call on her help (intercession)  when we are tempted and/or fail.

The whole school attended the parish mass at 10am and took up many of the ministries which they all did so well.

Appreciation Spot

286-thank_you_balloonA huge THANK YOU to : Kath Rooney for her work behind the scenes organising the fertiliser drive, to the pamphlet deliverers, phone ringers, Hayley Gilberd and Maria Amey for sorting the envelopes and delivery maps, Alicia and Chris White for picking up the fertiliser and to the PTFA for supplying and serving the morning tea and to all those wonderful people who helped with delivery on the day. 636 bags were delivered which raised in excess of $3,500 for our school.
Together you all made an awesome team. A brilliant effort from you all.

Thank you to Mrs Sheehan for her work in preparing our Mathex teams for their competition last Friday.


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.

St Peters College Visit:   
Year 6 students will be attending an orientation visit to St Peters College next Tuesday 22nd August from 9a.m. – 12 noon.   St Peters College are supplying a bus and we would ask that you make sure that your child is here on time.


Basketball Draw August 17
OLOL Storm  vs Central Normal Lakers at 4.45pm Arena 2 Ct 2
No duty this week.


Lunch on Line
Pita Pit on Fridays.

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

Community Notices

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

Junior Discovery Time


Upcoming Dates

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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