Term 3   Week 1  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the new term. I hope you all managed to get some time to relax and enjoy the holidays.

We are all set for an exciting term of learning. Our inquiry is on art and as a hook in classes will be visiting the Art Gallery in a couple of weeks time.

Highlights for the term include: NZ playhouse production next week,  our parish/school mass and pancake breakfast on September 3 and hosting the Y5/6 catholic schools rippa rugby netball competition, which the date for this is yet to be finalised.

Enjoy your week ,  
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Co-operation – Mahi-tahi

Co-operation is working together for the good of everyone.
It is a willingness to respect others and to follow rules which keep everyone safe and happy.
Co-operation is being helpful to one another, sharing the load.
It is joining others in order to do something that cannot be done alone.

We practice mahi-tahi when we:

  • work well with others
  • freely offer our help and ideas
  • follow the rules
  • do our part to keep a safe, happy environment
  • when we disagree, do it peacefully
  • ask for help when we need it.

Reflection of the week

The readings this Sunday focus on seeking the things that are of value.

King Solomon is praised for seeking wisdom rather than riches or personal gain. And he desires wisdom in order to better serve his kingdom.The Gospel gives two examples of doing everything possible to attain the reign of God. The person who truly wants the reign of God will sell everything in order to remain faithful to the kingdom. That is true wisdom.

Appreciation Spot


School Notices

Boil Up Invitation
NEXT Monday  July 31st starting at 5.30 with a ‘boil up’  we are inviting all our school community along to meet Roly Fitzgerald from Rangitane Iwi and to find out how he is working with our school. We also want to find out what your aspirations are for your child’s education here at OLOL going into the future so please come along and let us know.
Children can come too. We will have an activity for them to do while the adults are talking.
A personal invitation from your child is coming home today. Please return with your numbers coming by this Thursday so we can buy all the ingredients for the boil up.
We will be finished by 7pm.

Invitation to Baptism
We are running a Baptismal programme starting on Sunday, August 6th after the 10am Mass for our catholic families who wish for their children to be baptised into the Catholic church. If interested, please call in and leave your details with the school office or contact Fr Vaughan -358 3667

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, September 3 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 pease mark it on your calendars now.

Caritas Mufti Day
Our mufti day raised a total of $238 which goes to helping provide power and books to Nawi Catholic school in Fiji. Thank you all for your support.

Teachers On Road Patrol Duty
Please do not hold teachers away from their task while on patrol duty. They are more than happy for you to make another time to see them with your queries or concerns.

NZ Playhouse Production
On Friday, August 4th, NZ playhouse are coming to perform “Puss in Boots:Pet Detective” for all our students. The cost is $5 per student and this will be covered from your activity donation.

St Peter’s College Roadshow
SPC are coming here to talk to our Year 5/6 students on August 3 then on August 22 our year 6 students will be going to St Peters for the morning.

Knitting Club
If any child would like to be part of this group which meets each Thursday (starting next week) please let Ms Brown know. If you have your own needles please bring them otherwise bring $2 and you will be provided with a pair.


Basketball Draw 27th July
OLOL Storm Y5/6  vs Milson Hawks at 5.15pm B & M Ct 6
Duty   B&M Ct 6 at 4.45p.m.

Year 5/6 Netball  Draw for  July 29
OLOL vs  Roslyn A Ct 4 at 11.15am


Fertiliser Drive:   12th August – 3 weeks away.  
We will need help with delivery on the morning of August 12. Can you help? It takes only 1-2 hours of your time but is well worth the effort for our school.
Thank you to those of you who have come forward but we still need a lot more please.
Please note Phoning Lists and all other fertiliser orders need to be returned immediately.

Lunch on Line
Unfortunately Subway are not available online as yet,  so only Pita Pit orders are available until further notice.

Community Notices

St Peters College Open Night
Thursday 10th August, 2017, 7.00p.m. – 9p.m.
School Gymnasium
“St Peter’s College celebrates being a Catholic Faith Community, where students, teachers and families work in partnership to develop empowered, self-managing, life-long learners, who live the gospel values in a changing world.”
We look forward to meeting parents and students choosing a Catholic, co-educational Year 7-13 education.   You will have the opportunity to meet staff and students, and to have  a look around our modern learning environments.
Candice Adams (Head of Junior School)  Phone 354 4198  Ext. 725

This Weeks Photos

End of Term 2 Dance Off

Upcoming Dates

July 31 5.30-7pm Boil up
August 2  5.30pm BOT subs
August 3 9.15am St Peter’s Roadshow
August 11 Mathex
August 12 8-11am Fertilizer Drive
August 22  9am-12pm Y6 Orientation to SPC
Sept 3 10am Parish/School Mass & pancake breakfast
Sept 29 End of Term 3
Oct 16 Term 4 begins
Dec 14 End of year

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