Newsletter

Term 4   Week 6  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 6.

The end of the school year is approaching very quickly!

Looks like this sunny weather is here to stay for a while which is great for our athletics training.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal


Virtue of the Week

Love -Aroha

Love is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show love in a smile, a pleasant way of speaking, a thoughtful act or a hug. Love is treating people and things with special care and kindness because they mean so much to you. Love is treating other people just as you would like them to treat you -with care and respect.

We practice aroha  when we:

  • treat others as we would want them to treat us
  • say kind and loving things
  • share our thoughts and ourselves
  • show affection
  • think loving thoughts
  • take good care of the things we love

Reflection of the week

 Christ the King is celebrated on the final Sunday of the liturgical year, which is the last Sunday before Advent starts!

In the readings this Sunday the people of Israel saw in their leader the role and function of both shepherd and king. David, for example, is spoken of as both shepherd (which he was) and king (which he became).

The role of the king was not only to rule but to guide, feed and care for his people. God is also spoken of in shepherd imagery.


Appreciation Spot

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School Notices

Health & PE Survey
Thanks to those who have completed this survey.
Would like to see many more though please.
The link is as follows https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CS7LMWR and is also on our website in the menu bar.
Please complete by Friday December 1st, 2017

Athletic Sports
These are to be held on Friday, December 8 starting around 9.15am.
Children may come to school dressed in their PE uniform that day and we advise they have sunscreen applied.

Hats are essential too.
The PTFA will be selling sausages in bread, juicies and cans of drink once the sports are over for lunch at $2 each.

Art Calendars
The calendars have arrived at school. These will be coming home with your child on Thursday unless you wish to pick them up from the school office prior to this.

Congratulations to Haami, Tamara, Jackson and Jodie from United who have all moved up a stage on the basic facts ladder.

Reports
These will be coming home in the last week of the term. You will be advised on this report of the class and teacher your child will have next year.

School Books
It’s time to have a good look around at home for any library, reading books or any other school property and return them please. We will be beginning our stock taking very soon.

City Library Books
To be returned to school by Friday 1st December.   After this date you will be responsible to return to the City Library.

Office Holiday Hours
The school office will be opened from 10.30-1.30pm from January 31st  to February 2nd.

Enrolments  2018 – 2022 
If you or your friends have preschoolers and have not enrolled them for our school please ring the 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.

The 2018 Year Six camp will take place at El Rancho in Waikanae from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th March.
The cost of the camp is $175 less the money individuals have raised from the chocolate fundraiser. Thanks to the PTFA for the additional donation of $1000. We would like every child to have the opportunity to attend. Please contact the office or Michael Anderson if you have any difficulties with the payment. You are able to pay in instalments. More details about the trip will be forthcoming early in 2018.

Uniform
We still have a supply of sizes 4 and 6 grey summer shorts at a cost of $12 each.  Also navy woollen socks (boys) $10 pr. White polos, 3 x size 8 & 1 x size 14 @ $15 each.   Tunics $65 each.  Also Jerseys 2 x Size 97cm @ $65 each.   The PE uniform is only available at the school.   Other sizes and the balance of the school uniform is sold at the Warehouse.


Sport

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PTFA

Online Lunches
Pita Pit  www.lunchonline.co.nzSubway  www.subwayexpress.co.nz
Please note as from next week Subway will be switching to a Monday and Pita Pit will stay on a Friday.

Christmas Cookie School Fundraiser
Get behind your PTFA and go out and get as many orders as you can. Each order reaps $5 for our school.
Orders and payment to be into the school office by November 29th .
Samples of these cookies are on top of the fire extinguisher by Kath’s office.


Community Notices

Unity Singers Present    “Carols in the Cathedral”
Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North on Tuesday 5th December at 7p.m.
Admission:  Non perishable food or a donation –  for the St Vincent de Paul Food bank. 

NB:  Food/donations can also be left at the Cathedral Parish Office or at St Vinnies shop 252 Rangitikei Street.


This Weeks Photos

Our representative table tennis team

PTFA Quiz Night


Upcoming Dates

Nov 22  5.30

BOT Subs

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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