Term 2   Week 9  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to Week 9.

This week the teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and your child/ren to discuss their learning and progress to date so far this year. We thank you for making the time to do this and value the efforts you are making to support your child in their learning journey.

Hopefully you all received your appointment times and your child’s report.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Compassion – Pa-te-aroha

Compassion is having kind feelings toward someone who is hurt or troubled. It is caring deeply and wanting to help, even if you don’t know them. It is being kind and forgiving to someone who has hurt you.

We practice pa-te-aroha when we:

  • notice when someone is hurt or needs a friend
  • imagine how they must be feeling
  • take time to show that we care
  • ask how they are and listen patiently
  • forgive others when they make mistakes
  • do some service to help a person or an animal in need

Reflection of the week

The focus of the Gospel reading this Sunday is the power of Jesus over death.

God loves us and wants us to live. God made all things good. To do evil is a choice. Evil exists but we choose to follow either evil or God.

Those who choose to act in faith have life.

Appreciation Spot

Thank you to Hayley Dolman for coaching the Year 3/4 netball team this season and to the managers, Kelly Fage, Katherine Denby and Dolores Hyde

Thank you to the PTFA for their efforts organising the Quiz Night for our school Community. A great job team!

Thank you to the PTFA also for buying  more Leading Light prizes.

School Notices

Class Mass
Rainbows and Mr Anderson’s students are going to mass this Friday at 10am and invite whanau along.

St Peter’s Production
This Wednesday at 12.30pm United will be attending the dress rehearsal for the St Peters Production.
We will be busing there and back.

LAB Books
These will be given out at the conferences.
We ask that they be returned to school before the end of the term.

Teachers Paid Union Meeting
Our teachers will be attending the NZEI  Paid Union meeting to be held This Thursday, June 28th . We are asking you to collect you child(ren) from school at 2pm that day (or at 1.20 when we break for lunch if you prefer) so our teachers can all attend.

Wig Wednesday
Thank you for supporting the Child Cancer Foundation. We raised $216.60.

School Cultural Event
As you are all aware we are looking forward to our cultural event to be held next week on Thursday evening July 5th in the school hall.      If you are coming we ask each family to provide a pot luck dish. This can be of any culture you choose.
The meal will begin at 6pm followed by the entertainment.
A reminder that it would be lovely if adults and children could come dressed in their cultural costumes for this event.

Mufti Mania
We will join together with many Catholic primary schools in New Zealand with a NZCPPA initiated mufti day to end term two on Friday, July 6th. Your donations will be used to support Apifo’ou College in Tonga after many of their classrooms were damaged by Cyclone Gita.

1 girls shoe from Room 3.    Missing 2 weeks.


Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday June 30
OLOL Champions vs  Cloverlea Stars on Court 2 at 11.15am
OLOL Allstars vs St James Spirits on Court 5 at 11.15am

Allstars Player of the Day last week was Teresa Alexander for great work playing both centre & attack.
Another great win for the team – they won 10-7 against Parkland.


Thank you to those who came along to the Quiz night in support of our school. A big thank you to our sponsors:
Beauty WorldLift Your Life
Rodney Wayne
Celtic Inn
Pioneer Hair Centre
Right Tyre Service
Vanity Cosmetic Tattoo Artistry
The Winedrinkers Cottage
Saigon Corner
Palmerston North Cosmopolitan Club
Robertson Holden
The Mad Butcher
Alex Kara – Property Brokers
Love & Learn Care & Education
The Coachman

Fertiliser Drive  11th August
Separate newsletter today requesting volunteers for help on day of delivery.

Community Notices

St Peters College Production “Strength of A Hero”
Globe Theatre June 27-30
Adults $16, Children $12, Family $66 (2 adults, 2 children)
Tickets available from the Globe Theatre or online

Be Bop School Holiday Programme:
Operating from the school.   See details on noticeboard outside Room 5 and at school office.   Enrolment forms available in School foyer or contact Marama by email  or  021 993 441.

Living   Learning   Loving

Wig Wednesday

Upcoming Dates

June 26


Conferences (school finishes 2pm)

June 27



June 28


School finishes early for NZEI Teachers meeting

July 2



July 5


School Cultural event

July 6

Mufti Day (gold coin donation) . End of Term


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