Term 3   Week 7  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank you to those families who attended our parish/School mass on Sunday. Your commitment to our school’s special catholic character is much appreciated .

This week we welcome Mrs Robyn Schischka into Explorers for the rest of the year and Mrs Corina Cheetham from Massey University into United for the next 5 weeks.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Service – Mahi-pono mo katoa

Service is giving to others and wanting to make a difference in their lives.
Helping other people is one of the best ways to serve God.
Having an attitude of service means looking for ways to be of help rather than waiting to be asked.
The needs of others are as important to you as your own.
When you work with a spirit of service, you give any job your very best effort.
You make a real contribution.
People who want to be of service can change the world.

We practice mahi-pono mo katoa when we:

  • want to make a difference in the world
  • look for opportunities to be of service to others
  • think of thoughtful things to do to help our family and friends
  • work with enthusiasm
  • don’t wait to be asked when something needs doing
  • do our part to care for the earth: recycle, reduce and reuse

Reflection of the week

How do we judge others’ behaviour without being judgemental?

St Paul makes it plain that we can only correct with love. Parents do this all the time with children. Loving correction is harder in an adult Christian community. For most, it will be a silent activity. Our  Catholic life  must be one in which Love itself can speak through us to others without judging. It is very difficult to be this person. If we focus on being holy then we will hear Jesus Christ speaking to us of our own failings.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to those who supported our parish school mass and pancake breakfast  on Sunday

School Notices

Change in eating times
We are following in the footsteps of many other schools and trialling playing before we eat at each of our break times.
It would be advisable for your child to have something for brain food time at 10am as this will keep them from noticing the 20 minute longer wait for meals.

Congratulations to our rippa rugby team and coaches Mr Anderson and Mr Moor for winning the Catholic Year5/6 inter school competition held last week.
Congratulations also to the netball girls and their coach Maria Amey who were runner up.
Both teams were a credit to our school.

Blokes Event
Dodgeball in the school hall this Friday, September 8 from 5.30-6.30pm. Look out for the notice coming home.

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.

Lucky Books
Orders close on Thursday 14th September at 9a.m.   This will enable books to be distributed before the term break.


There are no games this week because there are Super Sports being held in the Stadium.
Semi-finals are on Thursday 14th September and the last games (finals) will be on Thursday 21st September.  The team has a guaranteed spot in the semi finals.   Well done!!  Because some teams are playing quarter finals this week to see if they make the semi finals our draw is exactly the same as last week.


Lunch on Line
Pita Pit on Fridays.

Community Notices

Activity Donations
A reminder that you can claim back 1/3rd of your activity donations from the Inland Revenue Department.  If you have not requested your receipt, these are available from the school office. You will need to fill in an IR526.  More information at:
(PS  I have a copy of these forms in the office to copy.You can go back to 2014 – 4 yrs maximum)

This Weeks Photos

Lyn Pollock art workshop in the Hive

Our winning ripper rugby team


Upcoming Dates

Sept 29 End of Term 3
Oct 16 Term 4 begins
Dec 14 End of year

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