Term 4  Week 4  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 4.

On Friday we have our school photos so please ensure your child has their correct uniform on including shoes.

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  

Sunday 11th November Armistice Day

100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of WWI.

After four terrible years, the First World War finally came to a close with the signing of an armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers on 11 November 1918.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns famously fell silent. New Zealanders celebrated enthusiastically, despite having recently celebrated the surrenders of the three other Central Powers – Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria-Hungary – and the premature news of an armistice with Germany.

School Notices

Congratulations to Santino for his selection in the U12 Boys Manawatu touch team.

Lucky Books
No 7 closed today.
Orders online only  for issue 8 will open on 19th November.
The brochure can be viewed online.  Credit card only payment for these orders. 

No. 8 will close on 6th December.

School Photos
These are being taken this Friday starting at 9am.

Teacher’s Strike: Tuesday November 13
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
Weather permitting we will hold our athletics day from 9-12pm on Thursday, December 6 here on our school field.

Zoo Trip
We are taking 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.
Thank you to those adults who have offered to help with supervision. We now have enough thank you.
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.

Found last week
Small jersey.  Unnamed and being held in the school office.



Art Work School Fundraiser
Your child’s Animal Inquiry art can be made into affordable Calendars, cards, Diaries, Sketch Books and Mousemats.
These make unique Christmas gifts for family and friends.
More details can be found in the order form coming home with this newsletter.
Sample products can be viewed on the table outside the school office.
Ordering and payment deadline are the 22
nd November with the product due to arrive the week of 17th December.

Cookie Time Biscuits Fundraiser
Order forms coming home this Friday 9th November with your youngest child at school.
Please give this your support. 

Community Notices

Shining Stars Pre School Music Group:
Every Thursday (during term time) 9.30a.m. at St James School Hall.
Music session followed by morning tea.   Everyone is most welcome!
Please contact Steph on 0274408544 for more info.

St Brigid’s, Feilding: 
A Parish Secretary is required for St Brigids Feilding.
The position is for up to 25 hours per week.
Full details are on the noticeboard in the Church Gathering area.

Be a Good News Statistic
Tēnā koutou katoa.
November is Mass count month.
It’s an annual statistical snapshot of participation at Sunday Mass.
The statistics are not just about numbers; they are about us and our faith.
Last year our numbers were up. That was a good news story.
A significant part of that trend is the wonderful co-operation between DRSs, Principals, Children’s Liturgy Leaders, and Priests.
No one believes faith is unimportant.  And in our hearts we know the best way to keep our faith growing and vibrant is coming along to Mass or Miha.

Mass makes not just Sunday special but the whole week, as it brings purpose to our lives.  Especially to those of you who maybe have not been to Mass for a while, I encourage you to feel at home at Church.
It’s our place. See you Sundays!         Bishop Charles.

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

The teaching staff were presented with their certificates in Religious Education at the end of mass on All Saints Day.

Superheroes practising relays for Athletics.

Upcoming Dates


9am 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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