Term 4  Week 8  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 8. The end of the school year is rapidly looming! 13 days to go!

We are hoping the weather will hold out for our athletics this Thursday morning. Prayers please!

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  

First week of Advent: Hope

The Advent Wreath
Advent Wreaths are often found not only in people’s homes but also in the church. This circular evergreen wreath usually contains 4 candles and each of these candles represents one of the Sundays of Advent. Families who have this wreath in the home will light the candles each Sunday and say prayers together. It is believed that this tradition goes back to the Lutherans in Germany during the 16th century. Sometimes this wreath is known as an Advent Crown.

School Notices

Congratulations to Madison who has reached the top of the Basic Facts ladder.

Be-Bop Before and After School Care Programme.
Unfortunately this wonderful service will be ceasing as from December 21.
A big thank you to those families who supported it, and a big THANK YOU to Marama who has  done such a wonderful job of looking after our students throughout the year. 

The pool is open until we close for the year so please ensure your child has their togs and towels at school each day.

Lucky Books
Online orders only. The brochure can be viewed online.  Credit card only payment for these orders.  Closing  this Friday 6th December.

Mufti Day
A total of  $222.30 was raised for the Zoo Conservation Fund. Thank you for your donations.

School Athletics
This Thursday, December 6 starting just after 9am here on our school field.

A BIG THANK YOU to Karen Manninen who has been coaching all our students during our athletics module. They are well prepared for athletics this year.

Zoo Trip Next Thursday and Friday.
Children must be in their correct PE uniform and sunhat and they will need a drink bottle and a substantial lunchbox to keep them going all day! 
A reminder the bus is leaving sharp at 7.30am so don’t be late!
Parents in charge of a group will be issued with all the necessary Risk and Analysis information prior to leaving.

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 have invited cultural groups to sing one as well. If wet this will be held in the hall.



Art Work Fundraiser
Products due to arrive the week of 17th December.

Cookie Time Biscuits:  Fundraiser  
Orders close tomorrow 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

Singing to the elderly

Epic Music Concert


Our 2018 road patrollers were awarded their certificates at assembly yesterday by Councillor Leonie Hapeta

Upcoming Dates

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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