Nga mihi nui ki a koutou
Yesterday we held a special liturgy instead of our usual Monday assembly to pray for, and remember the people who have lost their lives and those who were injured in the recent tragedy in Christchurch. See Pope Francis’ message below regarding this.
Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal
Virtue of the Week
Confidence – Manawanui
Confidence is having faith in something or someone. It is a kind of trust. When you have self confidence, you trust that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. When you are confident in others, you count on them. Confidence in God is a sense of trust that your Creator loves you and watches over you as you go through life.
We practice manawanui when we:
- remember that we are worthy, whether we succeed or fail
- are willing to try new things
- learn our own strengths and weaknesses
- use the gifts God gave us
- practice until we master something
- think positively
Reflection of the week
His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the senseless acts of violence at two Mosques in Christchurch, and he assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks. Mindful of the efforts of the security and emergency personnel in this difficult situation, His Holiness prays for the healing of the injured, the consolation of those who grieve the loss of their loved ones, and for all affected by this tragedy. Commending those who have died to the loving mercy of Almighty God, Pope Francis invokes the divine blessings of comfort and strength upon the nation.
Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State
Race Relations Day This Thursday
To celebrate this event our senior kapahaka group is performing to a group of refugees in the hall at about 11.40am and I believe they have learned a couple of songs as well to sing to us. It is one way of showing our solidarity following the dreadful events in Christchurch last Friday.
Please feel free to join us.
Mass this Friday
United, Nest, Rainbows are going to mass together this Friday at 10am and welcome whanau to join them.
Sports shoes/sneakers are NOT to be worn as school shoes. Black sandals or black school shoes please, as per uniform list.
Also a reminder to make sure that your child is in the correct school and P.E. uniform at all times.
Letters coming home this week via your child, for those who have not returned their stationary lists with updated personal information and any monies owing.
Thanks to those of you who have generously donated an item for our Easter Raffle.
Donations for this are still being sought.
How is the selling going?
Once sold please return the money and sheets to the school office in the envelope provided. All need to be in by April 2nd.
Raffle will be drawn at assembly on April 8.
Next meeting is to be held on Monday, March 25th at7pm in the staffroom. Please join us.
Lenten Group For Parents
Come and try a Lenten group before you collect your children from school.
Held in the Church foyer. Tuesdays: 2-3 pm. March 12th – April 16th (6 weeks).
Come once or every time. Cuppa included.
For more information please contact: Patricia Daws 02102383006
St Vinnies Shop
in Rangitikei Street, opposite Countdown, have a very good selection of children’s and baby clothing, shoes, bedding, books games, toys etc. Items of clothing cost $1/item, shoes 50c/pair, books 50cents each, so great bargains and all in very good condition.
The SVDP Shop,
at 248 Rangitikei St, urgently requests donations of ball dresses and short “after five” for the Massey University students First Year Ball. We are the only Op Shop invited to the Massey Market Days on 19th—22nd, due to the work we put in last year. Please support Vinnies and help out the students as well.
Living Learning Loving
End of Term
Term 2 begins