Term 4   Week 7  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Congratulations to Mrs Towers who gained her full practicing teacher’s certificate at the NZEI ceremony last Friday and to Jack Bunning who made his First Holy Communion at mass on Sunday.

A great achievement both of you.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Courtesy – Whakaaro-atawhai

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. It is gracious way of speaking and acting which gives others a feeling of being valued and respected. It is greeting others with respect.

We practice courtesy  when we:

  • show others that we value and respect them
  • remember to treat our elders, parents, teachers and children politely
  • think how our actions affect others
  • eat, speak and more graciously
  • make requests instead of demands
  • greet people with a smile

Reflection of the week

Our God is coming! Stay awake! Be ready!

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Culturally, we are accustomed to thinking of all of Advent as preparation for the birth of Jesus. But liturgically, we find a quite different emphasis. Only on the fourth Sunday of Advent, do we focus on the birth of Jesus. The first Sunday reminds us of the coming of Christ at the end of time. The second and third Sundays focus on the acceptance of Christ in our lives today, through baptism. It is this tension between the present and the future that gives meaning to the fourth Sunday, and , indeed to our celebration of the historical birth at Christmas.


Appreciation Spot


School Notices

Library Assistant Position
After 20 years of loyal service at our school, Christine Holden our library assistant, has decided to retire from this position.
If you are interested in this position (6 hours per week) please see Mrs Cousins.
Computer skills are a requirement.

Health & PE Survey
Thanks to those who have completed this survey.
Would like to see many more though please.
The link is as follows and is also on our website in the menu bar.
Please complete by this 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 at $2 each.

Congratulations to Mac , Addison  and Logan  for reaching the top of the basic facts ladder. A great achievement!

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 this 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.

School Uniform
When purchasing your school uniform items from the Warehouse, at checkout nominate our school and we will be given up to 10%  on Schooltex purchases as a fundraiser.
If you cannot find what you are looking for please ask at the fitting rooms or Customer Services.

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.




Online Lunches
Pita Pit (Fridays)
Subway (Mondays)

Christmas Cookie School Fundraiser
Orders and payment to be into the school office by tomorrow November 29th.

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

Congratulations Mrs TowersCongratulations Jack

Upcoming Dates

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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