Term 2   Week 3  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Yesterday, along with the 238 Catholic schools in New Zealand we celebrated Catholic School’s Day.
As part of our celebrations we launched 66 yellow and blue helium filled balloons. This represented the number of years our school has been opened.
On each balloon there was attached a blessing for those who find the balloon along with our contact details in case they wish to respond.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Respect – Whaka-ute

Respect is an attitude of caring about people and treating them with dignity. Respect is valuing ourselves and others. We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. When we are respectful we treat others as we want to be treated. Respect includes honouring the rules of our family or school, which makes life more orderly and peaceful. It is knowing that every man, woman and child deserves respect, including you.

We practice whaha-ute when we:


  •  treat others as we want to be treated
  • speak courteously to everyone
  • take special care of other people’s belongings
  • are receptive to the wisdom of elders
  • honour the rules of our family, school and nation
  • expect respect for our body and our rights

Reflection of the week

Next Sunday we celebrate Pentecost.The mission of the church is to do the work of the Holy Spirit.reflection16-13
Jesus breathed into his disciples his own life, the Holy Spirit. By the power of that Spirit,
the church is born. They are now to do what his death and resurrection was all about- forgive.
Peace is the greeting of the Risen Lord, and peace is his continued presence in the church.

Last Sunday we celebrated the Ascension of The Lord into Heaven.
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 those who made the dream of building our school a reality and to the Sisters of Mercy who were the first teachers here.

School Notices


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.

Scholastic Book Club

Closing date is this Thursday 19th May at 9a.m.


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

Thursday 19th May, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs Mana Tamariki    Ballroom 3    3.45p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty   Ballroom 3   4.15p.m.
OLOL Storm vs Riverdale Bulls   B & M 1     4.45p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty  B & M 1    5.15p.m.

Year 1/2  Tuesday May 17th. CET Arena on Pascal Street
OLOL Comets  vs  Cloverleaf Fantails    Court 1     4pm
OLOL Shooting Stars  vs  Milson 2    Court 6      4pm

Year 3/4   Thursday May 19.  Vautier Park
OLOL Superstars  vs Milson Swans   Court 4     3.45pm
OLOL Allstars  vs  Russell St Lightning   Court 9    3.45pm


“OLOL Parents and Family” Facebook page link

Next meeting – June 13 at 7pm


Board Of Trustees 2016
Nominations are due in by noon on Friday.
We have had no nominations so far!!!! 
Help we need you!!!
Parents and members of the school community can nominate themselves or others as long as they are on the parent roll.

Community Notices

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

Catholic schools Day


Upcoming Dates

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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