Term 4  Week 5  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 5. Half way through the term which means only five weeks left in the school year!

The newsletter goes out Monday as on Tuesday school is closed due to the teachers’ strike.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Love -Aroha

Love is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show love in a smile, a pleasant way of speaking, a thoughtful act or a hug. Love is treating people and things with special care and kindness because they mean so much to you. Love is treating other people just as you would like them to treat you- with respect and kindness.

We practice aroha when we:

  • treat others as we would want them to treat us
  • say kind and loving things
  • share our things and ourselves
  • show affection
  • think loving thoughts
  • take good care of the things we love

Reflection of the week  

November 16th St Margaret of Scotland (1045 – 1093)

Margaret was prayerful. She gathered women together to study the Scriptures and to embroider vestments and altar cloths. She was always surrounded by beggars, and she gave them money and clothes. She set up homes and hospitals for those in need. She and her husband would go to church during Lent and Advent. On the way home, they would wash the feet of poor people in need and give them money. At home, Margaret fed nine orphans who were brought to her daily. She brought a love of the arts and education to the people, and they loved her in return. Her children are believed to be primarily responsible for two centuries of progress and peace in Scotland.

School Notices

School Closed Tuesday for Teachers’ Strike
We understand it is an inconvenience for parents that we are going on strike for the second time tomorrow however are simply at a loss of how to be heard.
It is not just about a pay rise issue, it is around conditions that adversely affect YOUR children and their support which have been ignored.
Please support us with this as it is proving to be a very disappointing and stressful negotiation for primary teachers.

Congratulations to Mrs Moor whose Posca art work has won a $300 Art & Craft hamper for our school!

Good Luck to our table tennis reps who are playing on Tuesday. Flynn, Nikora, Tavita, Kelroy, Madison, Selyndah, Tessa and Bonnie. Thank you to Maria Amey who will be supervising the team.

Lucky Books
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 close on 6th December.

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 for each student please.

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.



Art Work Fundraiser
Your child’s art can be made into affordable Calendars $14, cards $15, Diaries $18, Sketch Books $15 and Mousemats $16.
You can also create your own products online at using the school code KZ1691
More details can be found in the order forms available at the school office.
Ordering and payment deadline are the 22
nd November with the product due to arrive the week of 17th December.
Sample products can be viewed on the table outside the school office. 

Cookie Time Biscuits:  Fundraiser  
Order forms went home last Friday. $20 each of which $5 goes to our school.
Come and see the sample tin on top of the green cupboard outside Kath’s office and 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.

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

Entertaining at the Palmerston North Manor

Upcoming Dates

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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