This term we are participating in a variety of experiences to help us learn Our Father and a new hymn called Te Atua in Te Reo Māori.
E to mātou Matua i te rangi,
Kia whakatapua tōu ingoa,
Kia tae mai tōu rangatiratanga,
Kia whakaritea tōu hiahia i te whenua
Kia pera anō i tō te rangi.
Homai ki a mātou āianei he taro mā mātou mō tēnei rā.
Whakakāhoretia o mātou hara, me mātou e whakakore nei i ngā hara o te hunga e hara ana ki a mātou.
Kaua mātou e tukua kia whakawaia,
Engari whakaorangia matou i te kino.
Our Father who art heaven.
Hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
My name is Talainga Kama and I am a proud house leader of the Liston team at Holy Cross Catholic School Papatoetoe. I love reading, spelling and public speaking. I hope to lead the Liston team with dignity, leadership and success.
McAuley House Leaders
Talofa lava my name is Paschalia Tupou and I am the new house leader for McAuley for 2014. I started Holy Cross when I was five in 2007. I am Samoan and Cook Island and now Eleven years of age. I enjoy playing the guitar and ukulele at school. Outside of school I am involved with a sport called Taek – won do. It is a Korean Martial art that has been a real impact in my life because I have been doing it for 6 years. In school activities my favourite subject is doing maths on IXl. I hope to prove my leadership skills to the school.
My name is Adam Tamati and I am one of the house leaders for McAuley. I came to Holy Cross in 2006 and I have been here for seven years. I started at year zero and now I’m a year six. I am Samoan and Irish, although I look more Samoan. My favourite hobbies are sport, reading, sleeping, drawing and eating. These are my favourite things to describe.
McKean House Leaders
My name is Zion Mann and I come from a family of 6. I have a mum and dad, 2 brothers and 1 sister. I like sports like rugby, golf and tag, although I am not very good at golf.
“Go McKean Go”
Hello my name is Cecilia Latu and I am the House Captain of McKean for 2014. I feel very privileged to have been chosen. I have spent 8 years at Holy Cross working hard and always trying my best in my academic and physical achievements to reach my full potential. .Being a House Captain means taking up a huge responsibility not only for my house but for my school. I will be encouraging my team to work together to help win the shield.
Pompallier House Leaders
My name is Johnny Mayerhofler and I am house captain of Pompallier. I started in 2006 and have been here for six years. I like to play basketball and hockey and I am Samoan, Maori, and a bit austrian. My favourite subjects for school are reading, math and art.
My name is Ashley Eve-Samantha Vaotuua, and I am one of the School Leaders for Term 1&2 for 2014. I am the eldest child of Semi and Ane Vaotuua, and I have two siblings who also attend Holy Cross. I am in Room 21 and my teacher is Miss Hann. My hobbies include playing netball, violin, and reading. I started Holy Cross, in 2006, with Mrs Lucre. In my first year, I was very shy and scared. As the years went by, I had different teachers, different classmates, where I gained and developed more confidence and was no longer afraid to let my voice be heard. There is a saying “To lead is to serve.” As School Leader, I hope to inspire others to become leaders, take up new challenges, strive to do the best they can and remembering with God all things are possible. I am looking forward to this coming school year, and hope that it will be successful and filled with many achievements for everyone.