Term 1   Week 6  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 6.

This week we are hosting the year 3/4 tabloids here at our school (Thursday) and on Friday our junior syndicate are going to mass at 10am. Please join us for these events if you are able to.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Confidence – Maia
Confidence is having faith in something or someone.
It is a kind of trust.
When you have self confidence, you trust that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens.
When you are confident in others, you count on them.
Confidence in God is a sense of trust that your Creator loves you and watches over you as you go through life.

We practice maia when we:

  • p-confidenceremember that we are worthy, whether we succeed or fail
    • are willing to try new things
    • learn our own strengths and weaknesses
    • use the gifts God gave us
    • practise until we master something
    • think positively


Reflection of the week

The readings this Sunday focus on God’s forgiveness. In the first reading we are told that 2077807the people have, more or less, forgotten about God, have become ‘bored’ with God. They had forgotten that it was God who brought them out of Egypt (the past) But God is going to work even new wonders for them, to bring them back from exile (something completely new, a path in the wilderness). And besides all this, God is even ready to forgive their sin of rejection and even forget about it.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came along to our swimming carnival last Friday. Great to see so many of you there.


School Notices

First Sacrament Programme
Second meeting is this Thursday at 6.30 in the gathering area of the church for parents and children.

Parents when coming into school, for security reasons, please check into the office first. Thank you.

Blokes Event
This Wednesday, March 9,  5-6pm . Flipper ball in the school pool.

Newsletter Sponsors
Many thanks to our newsletter sponsors whose details you will find on the back of our weekly newsletter: Inkpost, The Marist Club, K&M Print, Pioneer New World, Highway Cars & Trucks Service Ltd, Professionals (Corrinna), Contel Ltd, RT Installations, The Frame Shop, Vince Basile Plumbing.
Their sponsorship pays for our newsletters to be printed and we thank them for their support. All they ask in return is the opportunity to quote. Please support them with this.

The Way Of The Cross
On Holy Thursday, April March 24, the whole school will be dramatising the Way of the Cross, Jesus journey to his crucifixion at Calvary. This will take place around our school grounds starting at 2pm.
Each child will need to be dressed as the people were at that time. To keep this simple a dressing gown with a tea towel around the head is sufficient for the boys and a long piece of material to wrap around for the girls are some suggestions.
We invite you all to join us for this solemn event too.


Touch    Friday 11th March
OLOL Hurricanes  vs  CNS Storm    4.oopm     11A
OLOL Hurricanes  vs  Outkast          4.30pm     11B

OLOL Tigers  vs   West End Bears   4.00pm    14B
OLOL Tigers  vs    Tokomaru Engineers  4.30pm     13 B

OLOL Raiders  vs   Te Whanau Pa    4.00pm    3B
OLOL Raiders  vs    CSNS Lions        4.30pm     3A

OLOL Sharks  vs    Ashhurst Cruden     5.00pm    12B
OLOL Sharks  vs   CSNS Red                    5.30pm    13B


At our AGM last night the following committee members were elected:
Wendy Lyons (Chairperson), Tracy Torok (Secretary), Angela Field (Treasurer)
Committee members: Erina Broderick, Alicia White, Hayley Gilberd, Glenda Patchett, Pogia Afamasaga, Lorraine Wilson, Yvonne Watson.
Staff Reps:  Michael Anderson, Jacinta Cousins
Next meeting date: March 21st at 7pm.


Board Of Trustees 2016
We have been very well served for the last three years by a Board of Trustees comprising of: Kathleen Palenski, Gerard Searle, Maria Amey,(Proprietor’s Appointees) Janine Jensen, Michelle Greatorex, Darren Birch and  Renee Strawbridge (elected members), Colette O’Connor (staff Rep)Jacinta Cousins (Principal)
The term of office for the elected members and staff Rep finishes in June of this year and so we will be looking to form a new Board to guide us through the next three years.
If you are interested or want to find out more about being on the Board, please call into the office to pick up an information booklet.

Community Notices

Marist Junior Rugby
Registration Days for Junior Rugby will be taken at the Marist Clubrooms Pascal St on the following dates and time.
Sunday 13th March 1p.m. – 4p.m.
Wednesday 16th March 5p.m. – 7p.m.
Saturday 19th March 11a.m. – 3p.m.
$40 per player.   All New Players Welcome.
All enquiries please contact Mark on 0275538007

Marist Junior Football Information 2016
Welcome to all children of all abilities to come join a great friendly club.
Registration Day 5th March from 1p.m. – 3p.m.  at the Marist Clubrooms Pascal Street
Ages 4-13 (you must turn these ages within the calendar year)   Fees:  $80 first child and all other siblings will receive a $10 discount
First Kicks are $35.
Socks will be for sale on the day at $12 pr.
A BBQ will be run with Sausages for $1.
Eftpos will be available on the day.
Register on line www/
Trials: 9-13 yrs Monrad Park 13th and 20th March.
9-11yrs 12.30-p.m. for 1p.m. start and 12-13 yrs 1.30p.m. for 2p.m. start.
For more information email

Tawa Loop
Come along to celebrate the Year of Mercy with a walk around the Tawa Loop track at the Manawatu Gorge.   The walk, held previously for the Year of Faith, was a great success and a lot of fun.  It is also a wonderful opportunity to honor Saint Joseph.    Gather at the carpark on the Ashhurst side of the gorge at 10.30a.m. on Saturday 19th May.   From there we will walk the Tawa Loop Track and stop halfway for a picnic lunch before viewing the Great Slip Lookout.   Then we complete the Loop and finish about 2p.m. back at the carpark.   Everyone is welcome.   Please bring sensible shoes and your picnic.   Any queries please contact Fr Marcus Francis ph 3585614 or 02102283349 or email

This Weeks Photos

Swimming Carnival

Upcoming Dates

March 9 5 -6pm Blokes Event at School Pool
March 9 5.15pm BOT subs
March 10 9.30-12.30 Yr 3/4  Tabloids @ OLOL
March 17 9.30-12.30 Yr 5/6 Tabloids @ St James
March 25 -29 Easter break
April 8 End of term

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