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Newsletter 5/02/15

Quote of the week:


Only
Only
Only
Only

as
as
as
as

high as I reach can I grow,


far as I seek can I go,
deep as I look can I see,
much as I dream can I be.

Maori Words of the week:


Poihakena - Sydney
Manuhiri Visitor

Swimming
commenced
this
week and we have been very
lucky indeed with our weather.
Swimming continues for the
next two weeks, and our school
From the Principals Office
swimming sports will be held on
Thursday 19th February. Please
continue to remind students to
Tn
Koutou
Parents
and whats even more frightening is
bring in togs, towels and
Caregivers,
the fact the some shops are
goggles.
already selling Easter eggs!!!
Here we are after the Christmas Our R.E. focus this term is on
We welcomed Father Joaquin
excitement
and
break
and Lent and how we are going to
into our school today and we
welcome back to you all! We are prepare ourselves to celebrate
wish him all the best in his new
back in Ordinary time in both the the joy of the Resurrection! As
role in both Waimate and
church and school and as we with any BIG event in our lives,
Timaru. We all look forward to
settle down into routine, our life we must prepare ourselves.
getting to know him better and
not only goes on, but by living Lent is literally a time of
to his Pastoral visits in our
our own Baptism, it is given reflection on the passion of
classrooms after mass on a
purpose by the diving calling to Jesus; 40 days in which we
Thursday.
follow Jesus. Wherever we are, reflect on the hugeness of what
whatever the situation we are in, our Salvation is and the plan
God Bless you all and keep our
whether wet or sunny, easy or that God had for each of us
children in your prayers for this
difficult, we know our lives are through Jesus. Its also very
new academic term.
Please
loved by God and that He is baptismal in nature. It is a very
remember tomorrow is Waitangi
always offering his love and prayerful time in which we
Day, so there is NO school.
support through Jesus as we prepare ourselves to celebrate
journey towards Him. He lives the grace of our forgiveness, our
Nga Mihi,
with us, call us to be with Him, gift of salvation and the hope in
Anne Pratt
and He promises to be with us to the Resurrection.
Principal
the end of time.
Our overnight school camp
takes place on Thursday 12th
Teaching staff attended a Sheena February
and
parents
are
Cameron writing workshop on encouraged to stay over and
Wednesday 28th January, and enjoy
in
the
festivities!
weve all come away feeling
excited and inspired.
Some
senior students are going to be in
charge of putting together a
School newspaper this year so
watch this space for some
wonderfully creative writing! A
busy term lies ahead of us, and

Initial Dates for the Term 1:


Initial Dates for the term:
9th February
Swimming
th
10 February
Swimming
Prayer if the Week: Back to
10th February
Goal Setting Conferences
School
10th February
Subway
Loving
God,
th
11 February
Goal Setting Conferences
Our creator, our saviour, our companion,
12th February
Swimming
Bless this journey of a new school year.
12th February
Overnight Camp
Refresh our souls and renew our spirits
13th February
Swimming
As we embrace the beautiful ministry you
th
16 February
Swimming
have called us to.
th
17 February
Swimming
We welcome those who are new to this
th
17 February
4 Senior Students PCT
community and
18th February
Swimming
18th February
Ash Wednesday combined Mass at Ask that you strengthen them to share the
wonderful gifts you have given them.
11.00 a.m. followed by a finger
Lord, make our hearts pure as we prepare
buffet lunch in the hall
th
19 February
Swimming Sports from 11.00a.m.- for the
Return of students to this school,
1.30p.m.
And may you guide them to return with
20th February
Harold Life Education Trust
open hearts and minds, Eager to learn.
thFood For Thought!
24 February
Subway
We ask this through Your name,
th
10 March
Subway
Amen.
th
24 March
Subway
2nd April life, at someEnd
of Term
1 fire goes out. It is then
In everyone's
time,
our inner

Board Of Trustees

burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We


should
be events
thankfularise,
for those
people
rekindle
the
As all
other
parents
and who
caregivers
will
beinner
spirit.
notified.
Some people arent aware of how truly blessed they are. We
should all focus on what we have rather than what we dont have.
To be content doesnt mean you dont desire more; it means you
are thankful for what you have and patient for whats to come!

The Friends at St Pats are busy working on the next big


fundraiser and this one is for the parents. So dust off those
ball gowns, suits and dancing shoes, get a group together
and make a night out to remember. There will be a live
band, mixologist (making cocktails and mocktails) and
plenty of entertainment. Get your tickets from the El Paso
Dairy or the School Office, only $25 each.

Blown Away Morgan Oudemans Yr 7

Birthdays
Happy Birthday Hannah Berry
who turned 12 years old on
the 14th of January.

Here's an easy way to help our school!


It's the Warehouse Stationerys Support your School programme
and it's part of our ongoing commitment to New Zealand
education. Support your School is an easy way for students, their
families and the whole community to give back to their school all
year round. It's designed to help as many education providers as
possible including Early Childhood Centres, Primary,
Intermediate and Secondary schools.
How does it work?
Just ask for St Patricks school to receive Support your
School points whenever you shop in store at Warehouse
Stationery.
Every purchase you make at Warehouse Stationery earns
Points for your school all year round, on virtually all
products (not just school stationery furniture, phones,
art, craft, technology and more)
Your school can then redeem Points for rewards like
Warehouse Stationery vouchers to buy much needed
school stationery, art supplies, desks, computers and
more.
Make the most of community support.
If a lot of people each do a little, the points will add up in no
time. So to help spread the word, and get the program working
for St Pats.

Welcome to Manaki Ropata


who started with us this week
in the Junior Room. We wish
him all the best as he starts
his schooling here at St Pats.
It was also a big change for
the Year 4 students, Bethany
Oudemans, Laura Price and
Meeah Bailey who took the big
step into the Senior Room this
year. We hope the transition
has been smooth and you
enjoy your time as a senior.