Term 3   Week 5  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 5 – half way through the term!

On Wednesday we are hosting the Year 5/6 catholic schools rippa rugby and netball competition (weather permitting) starting at 12.30pm.  This is always a hard fought competition and you are welcome to come along in support of our school teams.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Honesty – Pono-nga

Being honest is being open, trustworthy and truthful. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. Honesty is telling the truth. It is admitting mistakes even when you know someone might be angry or disappointed. Being honest means that you don’t pretend to be something you are not. With honesty, you can trust things to be as they appear.

We practice pono-nga when we:

  • say what we mean and mean what we say
  • make promises we can keep
  • admit our mistakes
  • refuse to lie, cheat, or steal
  • tell the truth tactfully
  • are true to ourselves and do what we know is right

Reflection of the week

There are those who give, but only on condition that they receive something in return, and receive it immediately.

There are those who give on condition that they receive something in return later on and with a handsome profit.

There are those who give without expecting anything in return now or ever.

The latter are imitating the generosity of God who bestows his love on good people and bad and grants mercy to saints and sinners.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to all those in our school community who got behind the fertiliser drive. Your support was invaluable.

Also a  huge thank you to Kath for her many hours collating all the orders etc.

School Notices

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, September 4, at 10am, we are holding our parish school mass and pancake breakfast.
It is expected that all our students and their families attend this mass so see you all there. Children will sit with their families and wear mufti.
As this is Father’s Day we hope all fathers will come along. This is a lovely way to start your Father’s Day celebrations.
It is a gold coin donation for the pancake breakfast.

Paid union Meetings for Teachers
NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA have asked all teaching members at our school to attend meetings in September to hear more about the Government’s new education proposal and help determine the education sector’s response.
The meetings are paid union meetings, which means our school will be closed on Wednesday September 14 between 1.30 and 3pm while staff attend the meeting.
We encourage you to pick your child/ren up at 1.15pm that day. 
If this is impossible, please contact the school as early as possible so that we can make appropriate arrangements for your child.

Book Fair
Last day tomorrow in the School Library  3.15p.m – 3.45p.m.

School Production
We are in full swing for our production to be held at the Speirs Centre at Boys High School on September 19 and 20 starting at 7pm.
Tickets: $5 a seat. The venue holds 360 people per night.
Any young children attending will be required to pay for a seat unless you put them on your knee.
These will be ready for purchase from next week.


Basketball  Thursday 25th August, 2016
OLOL Lightning  vs  Riverdale Pistons   Ballroom 2    4.15
OLOL Lightning  on duty  Ballroom 2 3.45

OLOL Storm vs   College St Tigers  B&M 2    4.15p.m.
OLOL Storm on duty B&M 2  3.45p.m.

Friday Night Touch Rugby
Touch notices went home yesterday (Monday 22nd August).  If your child wants to play please ensure the permission slip is returned by Monday 29th August.If you require another form see Mrs Moor.


Fertiliser Drive:  
Many thanks to all those who helped with this very worthwhile school fundraiser with an excess of $3000 profit.
Thank you to the Amey, Bell, Birch, Broderick, Buckley, Deeley/Walsh, Field, Gilberd, Greatorex, Greening, Iasona, Jensen, McKay, Maxwell, Murrell, Patchett-Yorke, Straker, Strawbridge, Tupou, Watson and White families for your support in delivering on Saturday.  Great team.  All done and dusted by 11a.m.  Also to the Worsley & Lyon families.  They arrived to help, but all the runs had been taken.
From Kath: she said it was the most easy cash up ever.   And that covers 29 years.   Well done!

Community Notices

Foodtogether Palmerston North- Awapuni
St Matthew’s Church $12 an order.  Each order consists of one bag of fruit and one bag of vegetables purchased fresh from the markets that day.   You can place an order online at These must be in by Wednesday at noon or in cash the week before. To pay cash go to St Matthews on Thursdays from 11.30-1pm. You can pay for the following week when you pick up your order.
Brochure on table in school admin for more information.


Marist  Soccer & Rugby Club invite children and families to join them at the Cathedral for the Marist Sports Club Mass this Sunday, August 28 at 9.30am.
Wear your uniform.

This Weeks Photos


Upcoming Dates

August 24 Rippa Rugby / Netball  (@OLOL)
September 4 10am Parish/school mass & Pancake breakfast
September 19/20  7.00pm School Production at Spears centre
September 23  3.00pm End of Term
October 10 8.55am Term 4 begins
October 12  5.30pm BOT
October 17 Kids for Kids Concert at the Arena
October 24 Labour Day
October 29 BOT Conference

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