Term 3   Week 5  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

This week we have a lot happening : a visit from the Children’s author Stacy Gregg, the Year 6 visit to St Peters College, the annual Kind Hearts Event and our monthly visit to the Palmerston North Manor.

Ms Brown will be attending the annual Director of Religious Studies Conference from Wednesday to Friday.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Honesty – Pono-nga

Being honest is being open, trustworthy and truthful. When people are honest they can be relied on not to lie, cheat or steal. Honesty is telling the truth. It is admitting mistakes even when you know someone might be angry or disappointed. Being honest means you don’t pretend to be something you are not. With honesty, you can trust things to be as they appear.

We practice pono-nga when we:

  • say what we mean and mean what we say
  • make promises we can keep
  • admit our mistakes
  • refuse to lie, cheat or steal
  • tell the truth tactfully
  • are true to ourselves and do what we know is right

Reflection of the week

Who do you say I am? The question of Jesus is asked of his followers every day. Who is Jesus to us for we will meet him in countless guises. My parent, my teacher, my partner, the stranger in the street, the bus driver, the telephone market surveyor, the queue-jumper ….

Let my prayer response be: 

You are the Christ. You are the One who empowers my faith and my motivation. You place yourself in my path to reveal my heart to myself that I might identify with yours. Amen. 

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to Daniel Moor for stepping forward to help with the rippa rugby team and Maria Amey with the netball team for the Y5/6 catholic schools tournament next week.

School Notices

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, September 3 at 10am, we are holding our parish school mass and pancake breakfast.
All our students and their families are expected to attend this mass as part of your commitment to our school’s special catholic character.
Following the mass the Passionist Family Groups are putting on their very popular annual pancake breakfast for a gold coin donation.

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 still need a couple of people to help with the afternoon tea which will be run between 12.15 and 1pm. Please let Mr Anderson know if you are available.
Those students who are participating will be asked to supply a plate.

Too many children are coming to school of late who are clearly unfit to be here. Please be reminded that in order to keep sickness levels down for other children and our staff if your child is sick, please keep them home. In future you will be rung if we deem your child too sick to be here.

Congratulations to Jackson  who has completed the entire basic facts ladder and to Lizzie, Holly and Lily for moving up a stage.

A Date To Mark Down
The next Children’s Liturgy Mass is to be held on Sunday, October 29th at 10am. Following the mass there will be a shared morning tea.


Basketball Draw August 24th
OLOL Storm  vs Milson Hawkes 3.45p.m.  Arena  Ct 5  P2
Duty at 4.15p.m.   Ct 5 P2

Y5/6 OLOL vs College St Flyers   11.15am  Ct 3


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.

Fathers Day Family Night:   Bunnings Warehouse
Thursday 31st August  5.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.  Bookings recommended.   In Store  or visit

This Weeks Photos

The Hive practise their football skills

Visiting Author Stacy Gregg talks to our budding senior student writers


Upcoming Dates

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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