Term 2  Week 7  2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers/Whanau
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Kia Ora, Talofa, Namaste, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Musta, Suo-stei, Kia orana, Malo ni

Rā whanau ki a Hāhi –
Happy birthday to the Church (the people of God)

On Pentecost Sunday a number of our tamariki celebrated their First Communion. This is a special moment in their faith journey and it was a lovely experience to WITNESS the Gift of the Holy Spirit (Te Wairua Tapu) in our parish. Blessings and thanks to everyone who supported these wonderful young parishioners on their journey.  There are  many people we need to give thanks for:
To our wonderful Ms Brown and Mrs Pedley (and their families).
To Fr Joe for his gift of understanding and wisdom.
To our wonderful cake designers, Jen Illston and Jessica Adams.
To our wonderful people helping before and during the day – your gift of time was truly appreciated.
And to our whanau for your continued love and support.

Kind Heart Awards

Congratulations to the following students who are wonderful examples of KIND HEARTS and ACTIONS in our school: 

Teresa, Ms Brown and Mrs Pedley

School Notices

This Saturday at the 5.30pm mass, the St Peter’s choir will be leading our singing. Please come along and support this wonderful group of young people.

Inquiry Evening
Please mark in your calendar the evening of Wednesday 3rd   July. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see all the wonderful work your child has been investigating.
This is also an opportunity for you to share your ideas as we develop a new VISION leading us into a 21st learning environment. Your ideas and voice are important to us all.

Kapa Haka Whanaungatanga JUNE 19th
Our performance Kapa haka roopu will be starting their extra practises for this wonderful event.
Below is the draft timetable of events

11:10am – St Mary’s School, Palmerston North
11:20am – Our lady of Lourdes, Palmerston North
11:30am – St James School, Palmerston North
11:40am – St Joseph’s School, Taihape
11:50am – St Joseph’s School, Dannevirke
12:10pm – St Peter’s College, Palmerston North
12:20pm – Closing and Handover to St. Joseph’s Taihape.
All to sing – Ka Waiata.

Parent Teacher & Student Mid Year Conferences
Forms coming home today.   These need to be returned by this Friday 14th June.

Lucky Book Club
A reminder that Book orders close on Friday 21st June, 2019, at 9a.m.



Year 3/4 Netball:   At this stage there is no netball draw for Thursday.  I presume this is because of the Festival Day on Sunday.  If a late draw comes to hand it will be put on the app. or check   Netball Manawatu: Draws

Saturday 15th June, 2019  Y5/6 Draw
OLOL Champions vs Winchester Pulse 11.15amCET Arena Ct 7
OLOL Magic vs Hokowhitu Swifts  11.15a.m.  CET Arena Ct 6

Reminder:  If you have not yet paid netball fees these are now overdue.  Please pay at the office.   
Thank you.  Mrs O’Connor


This week we say farewell to our outgoing Board and thank them for all that they have done for our school. We have two long standing servants on out Board who we truly need to acknowledge:
Thank you to Kathleen Palenski for 15 years loyal service to our school with the last years as our Board Chairperson.
Colette O’Connor – for 12 years service as our school’s staff representative.
The new Board will be announced at the end of the week and we thank them for their commitment to the school.

From the Board:
we are reviewing many things in and around the school to develop a 21st vision for the school.
We are very fortunate that the previous principal, Mrs Cousins and the Board have carefully set aside money for this purpose. With the support of the Diocese we are in the process of planning for the modernisation of our junior classroom block.

Community Notices

Campbell Street Kindergarten has enrolment spaces available for 3 and 4 year olds.
We would love for you to join our warm and welcoming community.
We are open from 8:30 to 2:30 and if you attest your ECE hours you can get up to 30 hours free.
Please come and visit, meet the team, see our amazing environmentally friendly play space and enrol your child now.
63 Campbell Street Palmerston North
Phone 06 356 4078 or 0220107850

Term 2 Dates 

M Jun 10     Numeracy PD
T Jun 11       United to spend time with Fr Joe
W Jun 12     Interschool Cross Country
                       Farewell and thanks to previous Board
F Jun 14       New Board takes Office
Sa Jun 15     St Peters College Music group to @ 5.30pm mass

Week 8
M Jun 17     Badminton (United)
T Jun 18      Soccer Tournament (Seniors)
W Jun 19     Kapahaka Whanaungatanga
F Jun 21      Senior Mass
S Jun 23      Parish/School mass

M Jun 24     Reports sent home
                       Badminton (United)
T Jun 25       Library Bus
W Jun 26    STUDENT CONFERENCES 2-7.30pm

Week 10
M Jul 1     Badminton (United)
W Jul 3  Inquiry Evening/ Vision setting
Th Jul 4    Board of Trustee Meeting
Fr Jul 5     MUFTI MANIA – NZ Catholic schools
                   PTFA – DISCO

Living   Learning   Loving

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