Term 2   Week 6  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

What great weather we were blessed with for our cross country this year.
It was great to see the children participating so enthusiastically and supporting each other.
Thank you all for coming along in support too.

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week


Loyalty is staying true to someone. p-loyalty
It is standing up for something you believe in without

It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals -when the going gets tough as well as when things are good.
When you are a loyal friend, even if someone disappoints you, you still hang in there with them.
Loyalty is staying committed.

We practice pumau when we:

  • stand up for people and ideas we believe in
  • are a faithful friend through good times and bad
  • don’t allow loyalty to lead us into trouble
  • don’t let others come between us and our friends
  • are loyal to ourselves

Reflection of the week


Sometimes people our society looks down on the most – like homeless people – show us the deepest faith. That’s what happens in this week’s Gospel. A sinner shows her gratitude to Jesus. His praise for her actions and his forgiveness of her sins must have brought her great comfort. She probably needed it. As a sinner in Jesus’ time she would have been shunned by many people.
Maybe she had been waiting years for Jesus’ message about a God who welcomes all people, forgives all people, and heals all people.
God’s forgiveness is not meant to “hold us in check”, as it were, but to arouse us to love.

The focus is clear:
Your sins are forgiven. Go in peace.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you  to those who came along to support their child/ren at the cross country.
Thanks to Mr Davidson, Mr Anderson and Mr Meyer for all their work in setting up the course and thanks to the staff for their hard efforts too.

School Notices

Catholic Schools Kapahaka Cultural Festival

On Friday,  July 1, our senior kapahaka group will be performing at the Kapahaka Cultural Festival which is being held at Crossroads, 220 Church Street. As this is in close proximity to the school hopefully, weather permitting, we will be able to walk there and back. The first performance begins at 1pm and it is expected to be all over by 4pm. We are the third school up on the programme.
Each school has been asked to donate a basket of non perishable food items which will be donated to St Vincent de Paul, so I ask that each member of the group to bring along a suitable item for this please.

‘Gals’ Event -Change of date
This Thursday,  June 9 from 6-7pm.
Come along and join in the fun.
Please bring along something to share for supper and your favourite board game.
This will be held in United’s classroom.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
Forms coming home with this newsletter for 6/7th July meetings.    Please complete, one per family and return to school office.

Book Club 
Latest brochure sent home today closes on Tuesday 28th June 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 9th June, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs   Whakarongo Saints     Ballroom 2   5.15p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty   Ballroom 2    4.45p.m.

OLOL Storm vs  Hokowhitu Firehawkes    Arena 2 rear    3.45p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty  Arena 2 rear  4.15p.m.

Year 1/2  Tuesday June 14. CET Arena on Pascal Street
OLOL Comets  vs           4pm
OLOL Shooting Stars  vs          4pm

Year 3/4   Thursday June 9.  Vautier Park
OLOL Superstars  vs    Tiritea Legends    Ct 4 at 3.45p.m.
OLOL Allstars  vs    St Marys Pulse     Ct 8    3.45p.m.

Year 5/6  Saturday June 11
OLOL vs  Junior Te Kawau Adidas   B & M  Ct 1     9.45a.m.


Fertiliser Drive:   20th August  
Please return your notice of support.
We have had a poor response for the ringing lists but we thank Nick Wilson who has completed his list.    He  had a great response.     See even Dads can do this task!!!!!!!   Hint   Hint

Next meeting – June 13 at 7pm

Community Notices

Colour Your Classroom Colouring competition
Download your entry form from  for your chance to win for your school an iPad mini 16GB  or 1 of 3 Sharpie Prize packs for your school.   Each winning student will also receive a Sharpie prize pack valued at $50.     Closes 8th July, 2016.  Limited to one entry per student.

St Peter’s College Production ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’
Performed at the Globe Theatre.
Wednesday 29th June – 7pm
Thursday 30th June – 7pm
Friday 1st July – 7pm
Adults $10 and Students $8

This Weeks Photos

Cross Country

Upcoming Dates

June 9 6-7pm Gals’ Event
June 14  5.15pm BOT subs
June 29  6.30pm BOT
July 1  1-4pm Catholic schools Kapahaka festival
July 6 & 7 3 way conferences
July 8 Mufti Mania
July 8  3pm End of Term 2
July 25  8.55am Term 3 begins

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