Term 4  Week 1  2019

Kia Ora Whanau,

kei tau rangimārie ki ā koutou – peace be with you all

Welcome to our final term for the year. We hope that this newsletter finds you all well. This week’s newsletter will be going out a day earlier as asked by our Catholic Diocesan Management team. Below is a message that we would like to share with you all.

Resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan

Bishop Charles Drennan has resigned as Bishop of Palmerston North. His resignation follows a complaint that was made by a young woman of behaviour that is unacceptable in the eyes of the Church. The young woman who made the complaint has requested that the detail is not shared publicly to protect her privacy. It was not a criminal matter.  Information and support are being provided to all organisations that are members of the Palmerston North Diocese, including Catholic churches and schools.

Information about this resignation and the complaint was shared in Sunday mass on 6 October and support is being offered to parishioners. Likewise, Catholic school teaching staff will meet first thing Monday morning to ensure that staff are well equipped to manage any situation where a young person may be affected by this matter. 

Information is being sent directly to all parents and guardians who are part of our Catholic school community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me: Caroline Gilligan –


Kia ora to Malakai and Hayven to The Nest

Term 4 Dates 

Week 1: Oct 14-18  – The Rosary
M      Lead Team meeting
T       Vex Robotics – Girl Power
W     BOT  6-8pm
Th     Shakeout Day 1.30pm
           Fixture Dates Catholic School meeting pm
Sa      Rangiotu Marae Visit 10-3pm  for staff and BOT members

Week 2: Oct 21-25 – Charism/Mission
T   Observations – Prayer

Week 3: Oct 28-Nov 1   All Saints/All Souls
M    Labour Day (school closed)
T     Staff meeting
F      Whole school Mass  – All Saints Day
Sa    All Souls Day

Week 4: Nov 4-8  Mercy Value: Compassion
M    Lead Team meeting
T     Staff meeting

Week 5: Nov 11-15  Respect
M     Kahui Ako Dio Centre  – Staff
F      End of year data to be collated

Week 6: Nov 18-22  – Inspiring People/Saints
M    Lead Team meeting
T    Staff meeting
W   RE Planning
F     Library Audit begins

Week 7: Nov 25-29 – Mercy Value: Service

Week 8: Dec 2-6 – Advent Week 1
M     Lead Team meeting
     Staff meeting
Th   Inquiry afternoon 2.30-3.30pm

Week 9: Dec 9-13  – Advent Week 2
TH   Cultural Christmas Extravaganza 5.30-7.30pm

W10: Dec 16-20 – Advent Week 3
W    Service/Fun day
Th   OLOL Thanksgiving Graduation Mass 7-8pm
F      End of Year Assembly – Prizegiving/Year 6 Farewell 12-12.30pm


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