Term 2   Week 10  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank you all for coming along to our three way conferences last week. Your support of your child’s learning and our school is most appreciated.

This week we are looking forward to our cultural celebration this Thursday evening in the hall starting at 6pm.

School closes this Friday at 3pm for the holidays.  I wish you all a wonderful break and look forward to your return on Monday,  July 23rd.

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 readings this Sunday is the rejection of God’s messengers and ultimately of God’s message.

Jesus is rejected apparently because he is too common, too well known among his neighbours to be a spokesperson for God.

We too can feel rejected at times, especially when we are made fun of for speaking the truth.

At such times we feel tempted to think it isn’t worth the effort and give up. But we can learn from Jesus not to give up.

Appreciation Spot

Thank you to those of you who ensure your child is on time for school each day,  in correct school uniform and for all the support you give them on their learning journey.

School Notices

School Cultural Event This Thursday Evening
We are starting with a meal at 6pm followed at 6.30 sharp with a variety of performances from the various cultural groups that make up our school community.
A reminder to please bring something to contribute to the meal if you are able to, and come dressed along with your child in your cultural  costume.

Mufti Day This Friday
Along with many other catholic primary schools in New Zealand, we have a mufti day this Friday. In exchange for mufti children are to bring a gold coin donation.
Your donations will be used to support Apifo’ou College in Tonga after many of their classrooms were damaged by Cyclone Gita.

LAB Books
Please return to school before the end of the term.

School Library and Reading Books
Please check at home for school library and reading books and return this week.

A few people have had reminder notices about driving into the school grounds before and after school. Please be reminded this is not permitted.

School Shoes
are plain black leather only. Coloured soles not permitted.

1 girls shoe from Room 3.    Missing 2 weeks.


Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday July 7
OLOL Champions vs Cloverlea on Court 2 at 9.45am
OLOL Allstars vs Winchester on Court 6  at 9am

Allstars team lost their first game 11-9 to St James Spirit.
Player of the Day was Erin Deeley for a great game at centre.

Badminton School Holiday Programme (17-20th July)s
Aimed at 7 – 18 years old.
Morning Group – beginners & school players.
Afternoon Group – advanced & rep players (U13-U19).
Cost: $50 per person ($5 discount for any rep/schools comp/club member players).
Contact Josh at for any queries.


Fertiliser Drive  11th August
Can you help on the day of delivery? We need more volunteers please!!  Forms handed out last week to be completed and returned to office.
Ringing Lists:   Would be great if these could be handed in by Friday or if not finished, send in order forms to date. 

Next PTFA meeting  7pm July 24. All welcome.

Community Notices

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.

Centrepoint Theatre:   Peter Pan
7th July to  29th July.       Fun for the whole family.
Bookings at 06 354 5740  or 280 Church Street, PN

Living   Learning   Loving

Upcoming Dates

July 5


School Cultural event

July 6

Mufti Day (gold coin donation) . End of Term

July 23

Term 3 begins


This entry was posted in Newsletter. Bookmark the permalink.