Term 2   Week 1  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the new term and a very special welcome to the new students and their families who have joined our school community.

Winter has certainly hit us now but we were blessed with lovely weather over the holidays so can’t complain too much.

Cross country training will begin shortly in readiness for our cross country on June 9. Please ensure your child has their PE uniform with them every day.

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

  • like 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


What a ground breaking Pope we have! – Last week using the power of technology at its best Pope Francis delivered a surprise address at the TED2017 conference in Vancouver. In his address, Francis explained, “the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact.”  He made reference to the Good Samaritan parable, “the revolution of tenderness” and overcoming the “culture waste.” Take a look at this thought provoking presentation at this link.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to those who attended our Easter liturgy and shared meal at the end of the term and for taking the time to go and look at your child’s inquiry learning.

School Notices

Mufti Day
This Friday. Gold coin donation.

School Cross Country
This is to be held on Friday, June 9, at Rangitane Park which is off Maxwell’s line starting a 1pm. More details will follow closer to the time.

Winter Uniform
Students should all be winter uniform now. It is as follows:

Grey winter shorts, Gold long sleeved polo shirt, Navy blue jersey, Navy knee high socks, Black leather school shoes
Tunic, Gold long sleeved polo shirt, Navy blue jersey, Navy under knee socks or navy tights, Black leather school shoes.

The school has limited stock of boys winter shorts, $30 (Sizes  6,8,10) Gold Polos, $23 (Sizes 14, 12)  Jerseys $65 – larger sizes only.   Plenty of boys winter socks. $10 pr.   The Warehouse will have stock of our school uniform for other sizes including girls knee hi socks.  The tunics and  PE uniform are available from school.

Please note that while at school, or on a school outing,  children are not permitted to wear anything but their school jersey or school jacket. If you have not got a school jacket a navy jacket is suitable.

Hearing & Vision Testing  – 11th May, 2017
For New Entrants who have not had or completed their B4 School check and for those who have no previous test record.
If any parent/guardian does not wish their child to be checked please inform the school office.

2017 Attendance dues Reminder
Attendance dues statements will be sent out in the first week of May, requesting payment of the second instalment, plus any arrears from the first instalment and or previous years by 31st May, 2017 unless a payment arrangement is already in place.
The instalment amounts are:  $111.75 for each Primary student (Yr 0 – 8).   One off payments by credit card or debit card (Visa or MasterCard only) can be made using our website:
If you have any questions or concerns about payment or would like to set up a regular payment plan, please contact Marcy, Susan or Mark at Attendance Dues on 0800 200 208 or by email:


Year 3/4 Draw for this Thursday, May 4
OLOL vs Winchester Steel Ct 10 at 3.45pm

Y5/6 Grading Draw for this Sunday May 7th at CET Arena
10.40am: OLOL vs Aokautere Aces on Ct 1
11.05am: OLOL vs Ashhurst Aces on Ct 2


Upcoming events:
Mufti day – this Friday May 5th. Please bring a gold coin.

– Saturday, May 13 in school hall, 7.30pm start. Tickets are only $10 for OLOL parents and families (otherwise $20)
Get your tickets before they sell out. It’s going to be a great night.
Empty Bottles wanted of any shape and size to be used at Hoedown. Please drop into the school office

Bought school lunches will be starting on Friday, May 12th. This is an online third party ordering system and will cost between $5-$6 for a healthy, nutritious wrap from Pita Pit. More details on how to order in next week’s newsletter.

If you are interested in joining the PTFA, or being a “Friend of the PTFA” please let us know. Next meeting will be Tuesday May 9th at 7pm in the school staffroom.- all welcome.

Community Notices


This Weeks Photos

Easter Liturgy and Shared Meal

Upcoming Dates

May 5 Mufti Day
May 10 5.30pm BOT sub meetings
May 13  7.30pm PTFA Hoedown
May 31 5.30pm BOT Meeting
June 5 Queen’s Birthday
June 9 1 -3pm CrossCountry
June 16  1.30pm Kapahaka Whanaugnatanga
June 18 10am First Eucharist
June 28/29 3 way conferences
July 5 5.30pm BOT Meeting
July 7 NZCPPA Mufti Day/End of Term 2
July 24 8.55am Term 3 begins

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