Term 2   Week 10  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the last week of the term. As school closes this Friday at 3pm for the holidays,  I take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful break and look forward to your return on July 25.

Congratulations to our senior kapahaka group who performed so well at the Catholic School’s Whanaugnatanga  last Friday. They were a certainly a credit to our school.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Compassion – Pa-te-aroha

Compassion is having kind feelings toward someone who is hurt or troubled. It is caring deeply and wanting to help, even if you don’t know them. It is being kind and forgiving to someone who has hurt you.

We practice pa-te-aroha when we:

  • notice when someone is hurt or needs a friend
  • imagine how they must be feeling
  • take time to show that we care
  • ask how they are and listen patiently
  • forgive others when they make mistakes
  • do some service to help a person or an animal in needcompassion

Reflection of the week

The focus of this Sunday’s readings is on the total love of God. Both the Old and New Testament present this as a commandment, not an option or just an ideal. One cannot be an authentic believer withoutreflection16-20 following this commandment; it is at the heart of our relationship with God.

The Gospel is the Parable of The Good Samaritan. In this parable Jesus tells us that God wants us to care for one another.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to Whaea Frayne for her work in preparing the senior kapahaka group for their performance last Friday at the Catholic Schools Whanaugnatanga.

Thank you to each kapahaka group member who provided food stuffs for the hamper we donated to St Vincent de Paul.

School Notices

Coming Home Today
Board Blurb
Fertiliser Drive delivery notice
Please keep your eye out for these items which all hold important information for you to read.

Basic Facts Ladder
Congratulations to Jackson who has gone up a level on the ladder.

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences this week (July 6 & 7)
Please note that school closes earlier at 2pm this Wednesday so please ensure your child is collected at this time. 
Thursday we finish at the usual time of 3pm.
Those with children at after school care hopefully you have let your providers know.

Farewell Assembly for Des Meyer
You are welcome to join us in our farewell assembly for Des to be held this Friday, July 8 at 2.15pm in the hall.

Caritas Mufti Day
This Friday, July 8, we are holding a gold coin donation mufti day, along with many other Catholic primary schools in New Zealand. Money raised goes to repair the school buildings and to construct new toilets at St John Bosco primary school in the Soloman Islands.

Library Books
Please check at home for school library books and return a.s.a.p.

Grandparent/Grandfriend’s Liturgy
On Thursday, July 28 (first week back next term) we are holding a special liturgy in honour of our grandparents/grandfriends. This will start at 2.15pm in the hall.
Each child will be bringing home an invitation this week to their grandparent or grand friend for this, but this is advanced warning so you plan ahead.
As we will be having afternoon tea to follow I ask each school family to  provide a small plate for that on the day please.
I will also need volunteers to help with the afternoon tea. Let me know if you can help.

St Peter’s College Roadshow
SPC are coming here to talk to our Year 5/6 students on August 4.

Jacket named “Logan S”  Missing for 3 weeks.  Please check.

Lost Property
If you are missing any items of clothing shoes, socks, jerseys, a gold polo, please check in the lost property box which is just outside the door from the administration area into the courtyard.

Monrad Visit
Our Year 6 students have been invited to visit Monrad on July 28. If you do not wish your child to go please let us know.


Thursday 7th July, 2016
OLOL Lightning vs  Somerset Slammers      Ballroom 1   5.15p.m.
OLOL Lightning on duty   Ballroom 1    4.45p.m.

OLOL Storm vs  TKKMOM Whai     B&M 2    5.15p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty B&M 1  4.45p.m.

Year 1/2  Festival Day July 5th from 3.40-5pm.
Draw was given to each child by the coach last week.

Year 5/6  Saturday July 2
OLOL vs  Cloverleaf Green   B& M Ct 1    9.45am


Fertiliser Drive:   20th August  
We will need help with delivery on the morning of August 20. Can you help? It takes only 1-2 hours of your time but is well worth the effort for our school.     Notice coming home today.     Please complete and return to school as soon as possible

Community Notices

St Albans Primary & Intermediate School Holiday Programme.  
July  11-15 & 18 – 22
Winter Wonderland.   Brochures in School Foyer.
More Information phone 3579411  or

St Peters College Open Evening 2017  Enrolments.
Thursday  August 11th, 2016   from 7p.m. – 9p.m.   School Gym

This Weeks Photos

Brown Bread and butter in The Nest

OLOL Kapahaka group at the Catholic Schools Whanaugnatanga.

Upcoming Dates

July 6 & 7 3 way conferences
July 8 Mufti Mania
July 8 2.15pm Mr Meyer’s farewell
July 8  3pm End of Term 2
July 25  8.55am Term 3 begins
July 28  2.15pm Grandparent/Grandfriend liturgy
August 4  9.15am St Peter’s Roadshow
August 20  8-11am Fertiliser Drive

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