Term 4  Week 3  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 3.

This Wednesday we will be going to mass at 10am in honour of All Saints Day. Our students will lead the singing, the readings and the prayers. Please join us if you are able.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Humility – Ngakau Papaku

When you are humble you don’t act as if you are more important than other people. You are happy to serve others and think other people’s needs are important. You don’t expect others or yourself to be perfect. You don’t criticise others or yourself. You admit mistakes and learn from them. Sometimes mistakes are our best teachers.

We practice ngakau papaku when we:

  • consider the needs of others as important as our own
  • apologise and make amends when we hurt others
  • learn from our mistakes and keep changing for the better
  • ask for help when we need it
  • are doing our best just to do it, not to impress anyone
  • are grateful instead of boastful

Reflection of the week  

Pope Francis prayer intention for November is  Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.Hands Across the Divide in Londonderry, Northern Ireland

November 1st All Saints Day
All Saints’ Day is a holy day in the Catholic Christian calendar set aside to honour all the saints, especially those without their own special feast days.

November 2nd  All Souls Day
The Catholic Church sets aside this day to remember those who have died.

School Notices

Lucky Books
Orders close next Tuesday 6th November.  This will be the last order via school office for the year. 
Orders online for issue 8 will open on 19th November.  The brochure can be viewed online.  Credit card only payment for online orders.  Orders will close on  6th December .

School Photos
Have you returned your order forms?

Upcoming Events To Be Noted:
Teacher’s Strike
Tuesday November 13. (see separate notice with more information about why we are striking). School will be closed for instruction that day.

Mufti Day
On November 30 we will behaving a mufti day to raise money for the Zoo Conservation Fund. Children can come dressed as an animal like they did for our disco last term. Gold coin donation.

School Athletics – change of date
Weather permitting we will hold our athletics day from 9-12pm on Thursday, December 6 here on our school field.
The date had to be changed as the Road Patrol end of year event is being held on December 7.

Zoo Trip
We are planning to take all our students in their whanau groups down to the Wellington Zoo by bus to round off our animal inquiry study this term. Three groups will go on December 13 and three on December 14. This way families will all be going on the same day and we will have the older students to help look after the younger ones.We will need adults to help with supervision please but sorry we cannot accommodate pre-schoolers.
Please let us know if you are able to help. Ring the office and Kath will tell you what day your child/ren are going.
We will be leaving promptly at 7.30am so everyone needs to be here by 7.15am!!

Carol Evening
On December 17 we will be holding a carol evening.
If the weather allows we will start with a picnic tea out on the field followed by carols. Each class will be singing a carol and we invite cultural groups to organise and sing one as well. If wet this will be held in the hall.



MEETING TONIGHT  at 7pm in the staffroom. All welcome.

Community Notices

Parish Pre School Coffee Groups:
Meets Tuesday at 9.15a.m. during term time in the Church foyer.
Anyone welcome to come in for a casual chat, toys for kids, hot drinks for adults.   Phone/text Maria on 02102760945 or Laura on 0274273683 for any questions, or just turn up on the day!

Living   Learning   Loving


Kayla Whitelock speaking to United and Superheroes about her role as Olympic Ambassador

Upcoming Dates

Oct 30 7pm


Oct 31 5.30pm


Nov 1


All Saints Day Mass

Nov 9


School photos

Nov 28

5.30 BOT subs
Nov 30

Mufti Day (animal theme)

Dec 6



Dec 7


Road patrol parade and movie

Dec 12



Dec 13/14

Zoo Trip
Dec 17 6pm

Carol Evening

Dec 19


Thanksgiving Mass & Graduation

Dec 20


End of year assembly

Feb 7, 2019


2019 school year begins for students

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