Newsletter Week 8 Term 2
14th June May 2023
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“Aroha mai, Aroha atu”
Love received, love given

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
Matthew 22:37

The heart is a sign of love – there is something very special about it.
Our hearts keep us alive.
Jesus’ heart is so full of love that he shares his love and life with everyone. We think of Jesus and his great love for each of us, and we know how much Jesus wants us to help each other.
We reach out to others who are in need and in this way then we do as Jesus asked; to love one another!
As you will have seen in the class seesaw posts, the school App and the flyer taken home by your children, you are welcome to join us for our whole school farewell mass and shared morning tea to bid farewell to Ms. Noetzli. Ms. Noetzli will be embarking on her missionary journey and we invite you to join us in expressing our gratitude and well wishes to her. Mass will begin at 10 AM. Following the mass, a morning tea will be held in the hall.
Thank you to all our whānau who have already bought raffle tickets, there are more tickets available from the school office. We will draw the raffle at our shared morning tea on Friday at 11:30. Proceeds from this raffle will be our ‘Gift/Koha’ to Ms. Noetzli so that she can use it as she sees fit in her work.
Prizes include: Anihana gift package, Ifert Fertilizer, Hegeone Aroma Candle, $50 New World Voucher, Duo Hair Salon Products, Handmade Kete, Coffee Vouchers, Original Framed Artwork by: Ms. Noetzli, Bottles of Wine, Framed ‘portrait’ of Sir Apirana Ngata, The Very Cranky Collection of books by: Nick Bland, Spring bulbs……

And the list grows everyday!


Novice Gymnastics
Congratulations Lucy Riddell and Paige Thomson who represented our school last week at the Novice Gymnastics Festival in Takapau.
Accolades continue - Year 5,6,7,8 Napier Museum Field Trip
I am thrilled to share with you some uplifting news that has been received from staff, parents and teachers about how our tamariki are living our core values. Their enthusiasm and willingness to engage with museum staff and their depth of harakeke knowledge activities on offer.
Our tamariki’s behavior and knowledge left a lasting impression, highlighting the values we strive to instill in them every day. Tu meke!
Winter Sporting Catch Up
WOW!, extending our congratulations to all our netball, soccer, hockey and rugby players for their remarkable achievements and exemplary performances over the past few weeks. Your commitment, discipline, and perseverance are truly inspiring, and you continue to make our school community immensely proud. We look forward to witnessing more incredible performances from our talented athletes in their upcoming matches. Together, let us continue to encourage and support each other to take risks and demonstrate our school values both on and off the field.
A special thank you to all our younger and older siblings who stand on the sidelines cheering on their brothers/sisters, you are also rockstars!
Parent Teacher Conferences
I encourage all parents to sign up for the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences. These conferences provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teachers, discuss their progress, and address any concerns you may have. I believe that strong parent-teacher communication is essential for the success of our ākonga/learners.

Parent Booking Link

Ma te Atua e manaaki
Betty Brown


Tena koutou katoa

This week the whole school participated in the school cross country. This year's cross country was held at the CHB rugby fields. Congratulations to the people who got into Interschool cross country and we look forward to hearing all about it. Everybody did such an amazing job and we thank everybody who participated.

This Sunday Jayde, Ella, Ruby, and Brooke are going to Dannevirke to participate in a netball tournament for the day. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a fun time playing different schools from a different town.

Ella, Ruby, Lilla, Jayde


Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – 16th June
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most important feast days in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church and is one of the most widely known and well-practiced Catholic devotions. The celebration is associated with the physical heart of Jesus Christ and the wound it received when Jesus was dying on the cross. The heart is seen to symbolise Jesus Christ’s divine love for humanity. Sacred Heart of Jesus, burning with love of us, inclame our hearts with love of Thee.”


Congratulations to the following students Geordie, Taiana, Jayde, Riley, Alexa, Joe, Sophia, Milly and Paigewho last week demonstrated their commitment towards becoming more knowledgeable & skilled in their pursuit of learning.


St Colomba house won the CBG house points and Quinn and Milly were the winning individuals. Well done!

Parent Cyber Safety Evening - AUGUST!

We are pleased to offer, for parents and whānau, a parent evening about cyber safety, presented by Rob Cope on August 15th at CHB College.

Tickets have been allocated based on your school’s roll number. There is no charge but we have limited seating. Parents are asked to book their tickets through their school office. We have 30 tickets on a first-come first served basis. Please let Sarah know in the office if you would like to attend.
Tickets close Monday 7th of August to allow for reallocation.
Please watch this promotional video: Our Kids Online Parent Evening

School Term Dates 2023

Term 1: Monday 30th January to Thursday 6th April
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day: 6th February, Good Friday 7th April

Term 2: Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June
Public Holidays: ANZAC Day 25th April, King's Birthday 5th June

Term 3: Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4: Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 20th October, Labour Day 23rd October

Upcoming Events

19th - Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for instruction
19th - Board of Trustees Meeting - 5 PM - Room 2
22nd - Interschool Cross Country Event - Flemington
30th - Student Mid-Year Reports sent home
30th - Last Day of Term 2.

17th - First Day of Term 3
17th - Board of Trustees Meeting
26th - Onga 7’s

8th - St Mary MacKillop Feast Day
14th - Board of Trustees Meeting - 5 PM - Room 2
15th - Parents Cyber Safety Evening 6:30 - 8:30: CHBC Hall: Our Kids Online Parent Evening
23rd - CHB Science Road Show

7th - Rippa-Rugby
18th - Rotary Speeches
22nd - Last Day of Term 3

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