Term 3   Week 9  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 9, the second to last week of the term.

This week we look forward to displaying all the art work our students have been involved in over the term for you to come and admire. See more details in the school notices.

Also we encourage you to take some time to look and discuss the work in your child’s learning and assessment books this week. We do ask that they all be returned before the end of the term please.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Enthusiasm – Kai-ngakau


Enthusiasm is being inspired, full of spirit.
It is being cheerful and happy.It is doing something 
wholeheartedly, with zeal and eagerness – giving 100% to what you do. 
Being enthusiastic is being excited about something, 
looking forward to it. 
It comes from having a positive attitude.

We practice kai-ngakau when we:

  • let ourselves enjoy looking forward to something
  • think of imaginative ways to get things done
  • do things wholeheartedly
  • smile, laugh and enjoy what we do
  • enjoy the wonders of life
  • are full of positive spirit

Reflection of the week

The ways of God are infinitely different from our ways. God’s way of justice is radically different from our literal, juridical concept of justice. Both of the readings this Sunday focus on that difference.

The reading from Isaiah comes from a larger section in which the prophet speaks of God’s mercy in the face of the constant infidelity of the people. Justice, in human terms, demands their punishment. But, God’s ways are above our ways.

The Gospel provides a parable which makes this point real to us.

The story does not hold up the norm of human behaviour.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to Mr Anderson,  Daniel Moor, Robyn Greening, Lorraine Wilson, Ratu Temple, Tracy Torok and  Corina Cheetham for  transporting and managing the teams the Ki O Rahi teams at their tournament last week.

School Notices

School Art Exhibition
On Thursday and Friday this week we invite you to come and look at all the art our students have been involved in this term. This will be in the hall and you may come and go at your own leisure throughout the day.

Calendar Art
Also on display in the hall during our art exhibition will be the art piece your child /family has created which will be made into calendars for you to purchase. These will make excellent christmas presents for you, your whanau and friends. Order forms for these will be coming home early next term.
This is a PTFA fundraiser.

Learning and Assessment Books (LAB)
These will be coming home tomorrow for you to look at and discuss with your child.
Please return them before the end of the term.

Congratulations to Nikora for completing the entire basic facts ladder and to Haami, Samuel and Jack from United who have moved up a level.

OLOL Lightning wins Manawatu Ki O Rahi Tournament
The OLOL Lightning team stormed to victory in the Year 5/6 Ki O Rahi tournament last Thursday played at Ongley Park.
The team went undefeated only drawing one game against our other team, the OLOL Thunder!!

Both teams played their best and demonstrated fair play.
Michael Anderson

Found in school grounds pair glasses (large frames) in green case.
Enquiry at office.



Finals:   OLOL Storm vs TKKMOM Mako
B & M   Ct 5   at 4.15p.m.   
Duty on same court at 3.45p.m.

uniforms to all be returned by the end of this term please.

Touch Rugby 

Notices went home last week.
If your child wants to play and did not bring home a notice please see Mrs Moor.
Registration is due back on Monday 25th September (next Monday).


Lunch on Line
Pita Pit on Fridays.

Community Notices

Inquiry Evening  RCIA  (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)  (City Wide)
Tuesday 3rd October 7.30p.m. – 9p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Gathering area, Shamrock Street.   
A gentle evening of information and questions that will introduce the RCIA process for those who seek Baptism or those who come from another Christian tradition who wish to be formally received into the Catholic community.   
Please extend this invitation to any family members, friends, associates or neighbours who may be interested …  Come along with them on October 3rd.

The Buzz Primary & Intermediate Holiday Programme
October 2nd – 6th and   9th – 13th, 2017   
Games, Crafts, Challenges, Stories, Bouncy Castle and more.
Cost:  8.30am-3pm $27   8.30am – 4pm $30  8.30-5.30  $35(including food)
For more information email  the phone/text 0278432899.   To book a place please follow the enrolment instructions on website

St James School Gala
This Sunday 24th September 11a.m. – 2p.m
304 Albert Street, Palmerston North

This Weeks Photos

Reading Together Programme

Ki O Rahi team

Upcoming Dates

Sept 20 5.15pm BOT subs
Sept 21/22  8.30 – 3 Art Exhibition in hall
Sept 29 3pm End of Term 3
Oct 16  8.55am Term 4 begins
Oct 23 Labour Day
Oct 25  5.30pm BOT
Oct 29  10am Children’s Liturgy Mass
Nov 8  9am School photos
Nov 11 PTFA Quiz Night
Dec 13  7pm End of Year Mass/Graduation
Dec 14  12pm Final assembly
Feb 7 New school year begins

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