Term 4  Week 7  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 7. Not such a great week weather wise!

This week we welcome the Education Review Office team. They will be with us until Wednesday.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Courtesy – Whakaaro-atawhai

Courtesy is being polite and having good manners.
It is a gracious way of speaking and acting which gives others a feeling of being valued and respected.
It is greeting others with respect.

We practise courtesy when we:

  • show others that we value and respect them
  • remember to treat elders, parents, teachers and children politely
  • think about how our reactions affect others
  • eat, speak, and move graciously
  • make requests instead of demands
  • greet people with a smile

Reflection of the week  

This Sunday 2nd December will be the first Sunday of Advent.
We will see the colours in the Church change from mainly Green to Violet or Purple.

Violet or Purple is the colour of Advent and Lent.
We can think of the colour of Advent to be a more of a rose-purple, like the sky just before sunrise.
This is the time of year when the Church waits in joyful hope to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the light of the world.

School Notices

Congratulations to Isla who made it into the Under 10 girls Manawatu Touch Team.

Class Placements for 2019
We are beginning to look at class placements for next year.
If your child is not returning to our school next year please let us know as soon as possible. 

Lucky Books
Online orders only issue 8 – open on 19th November.
The brochure can be viewed online.  Credit card only payment for these orders. 
Closing 6th December.

Mufti Day
THIS Friday, November 30, we are having 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
Hopefully each family received the letter that came home last Friday informing you of the day and group your child/ren are in for the zoo trip and which explains what they will wear and need to bring.
A reminder the bus is leaving sharp at 7.30am so don’t be late.
Please ring the office if you did not receive your letter.

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
Thank you to those who supported this fundraiser. Profits go to the school.
Products due to arrive the week of 17th December.

Cookie Time Biscuits:  Fundraiser  
Orders close 4th/5th December.
$20 per 600 gm tin. Each tin contains:  collector’s tin, 600gm bag of mini choc chip cookies, voucher for Killinchy Gold ice-cream.
$5 from each order goes to our school.

Community Notices

Parish Pre School Coffee Group:
Meets Tuesdays 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!

Dear Parents/Caregiver/Parishioners,
during the last year, for various reasons,  seven (7) volunteers have come off our cleaning roster. That leaves a big hole and we need some new people, families, couples, singles who could take a turn to keep our church clean and tidy. Your turn would come only once or twice a year as the cleaning is done every fortnight. It is not too big a job, taking about an hour. Please ph me 329 1801 and leave a message.
With thanks, Eileen O’Connor

Unity Singers welcome you to Christmas Carols
at the Cathedral of the Holy spirit on Tuesday 4th December at 7p.m.
Admission:   A donation or item of non-perishable food for the St Vincent de Paul Foodbank.   Food/Donations can also be left at the Cathedral Parish Office or The St Vincent de Paul Shop, 252 Rangitikei Street  P.N

Mana Whaikaha
Do you or your family need information about the transformed disability support system? Call in to our Hub and speak with our staff.      
Hancock Community House
77 to 85 King Street, Palmerston North
Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m

Living   Learning   Loving

Upcoming Dates

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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