Term 2   Week 2  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 2.

Nominations are now being called for our Board of Trustees election. Hopefully you have thought seriously about becoming a member of our Board and we can look forward to receiving at least five nominations as we have several vacancies to fill.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Friendliness – Whaka-hoahoa

Friendliness is being a friend. It is taking an interest in other people. It is going out of your way to make others feel welcome or to make a stranger feel at home. When you are friendly, you happily share your belongings, time, ideas and feelings. You share the good times and the bad times together. Friendliness is the best cure for loneliness.

We practice whaka-hoahoa when we:

  • p-friendlinesslike ourselves and realise we have a lot to offer
    • smile and greet someone we don’t know
    • get to know someone and let them get to know us
    • show an interest in others
    • show caring when a friend needs us
    • are friendly to people who look and act different

Reflection of the week

Last Sunday we celebrated the Ascension of The Lord into Heaven.images-2

The Gospel told us that before Jesus left his disciples physically, he called them to be witnesses. Witnesses to all they had seen and heard. They were to tell everyone to turn from their sins and receive God’s forgiveness. Jesus did not leave them alone in this mission. He promised them the Holy Spirit.


Lord, just as the disciples were happy that Jesus returned to you, make us happy to know about him and keep us always praising you. We ask this Christ our Lord.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to our PTFA for running a great disco and to our fabulous DJ for his excellent efforts.

School Notices

First Sacrament Programmewine-300x231
Just a reminder to all children who are making their First Communion this year that the second session is this Wednesday 11th May at 6.30pm
in the foyer of the church.

Buddy Mass
This Friday at 10am United, Rainbows and The Nest will be going to mass. Parents are welcome to join them.

Scripture Reading Competition
Congratulations to Agnes  (Year 6) and Jordan  (Year 5) who won our school’s scripture reading competition. They now go on to represent our school at the Catholic School’s competition to be held on May 16 at St Mary’s Church starting at 6pm.

Basic Facts
Congratulations to Cate, Ethan and Elizabeth  from United who have all gone up a stage on the basic facts ladder.

School Cross Country
This is to be held on Tuesday,  June 7, at Rangitane Park which is off Maxwell’s line starting a 1pm. Please note this is a change of date from the original one mentioned in the senior newsletter.

Netball Fees
There are several outstanding fees owing for the Year 5/6 team. Please attend to this immediately as the season has now started.
The Year1/2 team registration fee of $30  is due in by the end of this week as the first game for the season begins next Tuesday, May 17 at CET Arena.

If we are to keep on top of this, we require very family to be vigilant. Please check your children’s heads regularly and treat if necessary.   We do have a robi comb here at school for you to use if you wish. Just come and ask.   If cases go untreated I will have no option but to get the health nurse involved.

Scholastic Book Club
Closing date is Thursday 19th May at 9a.m.

Request from St Peters College
SPC has asked for the names and contact numbers of all our Year 5 and 6 students. Please let us know by Thursday, if you do not want them to have this.


Year 5/6 netball team practices are held Thursdays after school from 3-4pm each week. Please bring your sports shoes.

Basketball Draw
12th May, 2016
OLOL Storm  vs  College St Leopards    B & M 4     5.15pm
OLOL Lightning   bye

Year 1/2  Netball
Draw for May 17th. Games held at CET Arena on Pascal Street
OLOL Comets  vs  Cloverleaf Fantails    Court 1     4pm
OLOL Shooting Stars  vs  Milson 2    Court 6      4pm


Mother’s Day Raffle
Thank you for all your support.
Winner: D Drummond No: 564
All funds raised will be going towards playground equipment.

“OLOL Parents and Family” Facebook page link

Next meeting – June 13 at 7pm


Board Of Trustees 2016
Nominations are now being called for.
Parents and members of the school community can nominate themselves or others as long as they are on the parent roll.

Community Notices

Have you sent in yours? Due in by May 12.

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

Shining Stars Pre School Music Group
Every Thursday (during term time) at St James School Hall commencing on 12th May, 2016.  Everyone is most Welcome.    Contact Steph 0274408544 for further information.

This Weeks Photos

“Michael Mangan Concert”


Upcoming Dates

May 16 Catholic Schools Day / Scripture Reading
May 23 6.30pm BOT Meeting
May 29 10am First Eucharist
June 6 Queens Birthday
June 7  1-3pm School Cross country
July 1  1-4pm Catholic schools Kapahaka festival
July 6 & 7 3 way conferences


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