Newsletter

Term 4   Week 3  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

This week the junior classes will be going to the 10am mass on All Saints Day which is on Wednesday and the senior classes to the All Souls mass on Thursday. These masses work in well with the Communion of Saints Strand we are currently studying. We warmly welcome whanau to join us if you are able to.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal


Virtue of the Week

Humility – Ngakau-papaku

When you are humble, you don’t consider yourself more important than other people. You are happy to serve others and think other people’s needs are important. When you are humble, you don’t criticise others. You don’t criticise or shame yourself. You admit mistakes and learn from them. You don’t need to boast. You feel thankful for your gifts.

We practice ngakau-papaku  when we:

  • realise that everyone is a human being – each one different but still a person
  • respect what each person contributes
  • learn from our mistakes
  • ask for help when we need it
  • are doing our best just to do it, not to impress anyone
  • are thankful instead of boastful

Reflection of the week

The feast of All Saints focuses attention on two of our fundamental beliefs as Christians: we are baptised into a community and we will live forever. We celebrate our union with all believers, children of God, who have been “rewarded in heaven” and now see God.


Appreciation Spot

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Thank you to Mrs Moor and Tracey Torok for organising and running the successful “gals” event held last Thursday.

Thank you to Lorraine Wilson for coordinating the children’s mass on Sunday and all those who contributed to this celebration.


School Notices

Congratulations to:  Jack, Keagan  and Santino from United who have all moved up a stage on the basic facts ladder. Well done boys.

Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme
This week each class will be starting the Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme.
This programme enables children and young people to learn and apply a range of safety skills that they can use when interacting with others.
Students recognise the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and those who have been or are being abused are encouraged to seek help.
Information about this programme can be found online: http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-and-community-advice/school-portal/resources/successful-relationships/keeping

Families Leaving
We are currently in the process of compiling our class lists for next year and would appreciate hearing from you please if you are intending to leave our school at the end of the year.

Enrolments  2018 – 2022 
If you or your friends have preschoolers and have not enrolled them for our school please ring the school office (3589727) as soon as possible.
Please do not assume that we have this information.  We would also point out that non preference placements are scarce and it pays to have their pre-enrolment as a matter of urgency.

Lucky books
Orders close 9a.m. on Thursday 9th November


Sport

Touch Rugby: 
Draw for his Friday, November 3.

Basketball Uniforms:
Please return by this Friday


PTFA

Friday Lunches
Pita Pit  www.lunchonline.co.nz
NEW!!!! Subway  www.subwayexpress.co.nz – see flyer for more information

Quiz Night – Saturday 11th November.   
Only 2 more weeks to go – have you registered your team yet??
November 11 at 7pm in the school hall, 6-8 people per team, $10 per person.
Contact Alicia White on 021 139 3900 for more info.

Calendar Orders
Due today. Last minute orders accepted until 3pm tomorrow November 1st.
Cash paid to office, cheques made out to PTFA or 
pay online:      Account : 03- 0726- 0482176 – 000.
Please state name and reference as art calendar.
It takes 2-4 weeks for reproduction so we expect them back by the end of November.
Prices:
Art Calendar: $13
Pack of 8 cards: $15

Diary: $17.50
Mouse pad: $16

Kids notepad: $15


Community Notices

Christmas Cakes:   Lions International
Kath is taking orders for this worthy fundraiser by the PN Middle Districts Lions Club.
Still made to a secret recipe just for the Lions Clubs of NZ by Ernest Adams.
Lions clubs support many disabled, disadvantaged and displaced people all over NZ and the world.
The cost for the un-iced Christmas cake weighing 1.2 kilos net is $20.
You can see sample in the school office.
Orders (with money) close on 17th November 9a.m. in the school office.
Delivery early December. 

Music & Magic
Saturday 11th November 2p.m. the Globe Theatre
Presented by Manawatunes Chorus in association with PN Magic Circle.  Tickets Adults $15 Children $10  available from Ross (PN) 3586880;  Martin 800 4728387 or Clive (Feilding) 323 4953


This Weeks Photos

Children’s Liturgy mass on Sunday

Gals Event


Upcoming Dates

Nov 8  9am School photos
Nov 11 PTFA Quiz Night
Dec 8 9.15-11 Athletic Sports
Dec 13  7pm End of Year Mass/Graduation
Dec 14  12pm Final assembly
Feb 7 New school year begins

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