Term 4   Week 1  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the fourth and final term of the year.
With only 8 and a half weeks in the term the time will fly by very quickly.
Let’s hope the weather picks up a bit!

Enjoy your week,
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Tolerance – Tuku-marie

Tolerance is being able to accept things that you wish were different. When you practice tolerance, you have flexibility. You don’t expect others to be just like you. You accept differences. When you are practicing tolerance, you are able to sort out what is important and what is not. You show patience and forgiveness when people make mistakes. You accept what you cannot change with good grace.

We practice tuku-marie when we:

  • are open to differences
  • are free of prejudice
  • don’t complain when uncomfortable conditions can’t be helped
  • respect other’s opinions when they differ from ours
  • forgive others instead of holding a grudge
  • overlook people’s faults
  • focus on changing ourselves, not others

Reflection of the week

October is the month of the Rosary. When you pray the Rosary you use a circle of beads. We say a prayer as we touch each bead. It is a very reflective and gentle way of praying. We think about important times in the lives of Jesus and about Mary as we pray. We will be saying part of the Rosary each morning this month. If your child has their own Rosary beads they are welcome to bring them to school.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to Tracey Torok, Kelly Fage, Kathleen Butterini, Margaret Beckett and staff – Donna Brown, Louise Sheehan, Rosemary Asplin, Ali Pain and Julie Moor for their support with the knitting club in term 3.The students thoroughly enjoyed their sessions.

School Notices

Summer Uniform
Children are  all to be in their full summer uniform after Labour weekend.
We have a supply of boys summer shorts Sizes 3, 4 & 6 at $12 pr.  Also girls white polos Sizes 8, 12 & 14 at $15 each (good quality UPF 25). 


It is compulsory for all students to be wearing the school sunhat in term four. We have a “no hat, no play” policy.

Children’s Liturgy Mass
You are all welcome to join us for this mass to be held here at Lourdes on Sunday, October 29th at 10am. Following the mass there will be a shared morning tea.

Calendar Art
Order forms for these will be coming today.

Eating Times
At the end of the term we surveyed the students about our eating times and the outcome was that the majority prefer to eat first before they go off to play so that is what we will be doing from now on.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding while we trialled the alternative.

Driving Into the School Grounds
A further reminder that this is not permitted before and after school.
Please do not be offended if you are approached about this.

Non-Preference Student Enrolment At St Peters
Please note that non preference students do not get automatic entry into St Peters College so if you are intending for your child to go there,  it pays to get their names down at the College now,  even if they are only 5 years old. 

Athletic Sports
Our school athletic sports will be held on Friday morning December 1st  (Postponement Dec 8)

Girls & Gals Event
To be held on Thursday 26th October from 6p.m. – 7.30p.m.  at school.
If you have any spare test pots of paint spare would you kindly send to Mrs Moor prior to the event.

Jersey named “Gallagher” from last term.   Please check at home as it is well named and is not at school.


Touch Rugby 
Games commence on Friday 27th October, 2017.
Notices will follow with draw and team names.

Cricket / T-Ball
Please let the office know if your child would be interested in playing either cricket or T-ball on Saturday mornings.
We will field a team if we have enough interested players otherwise we can forward names to the associations for inclusion in other teams. 


Lunch on Line  
Pita Pit on Fridays.

Quiz Night
Saturday 11th November.
Register a team of 6-8 people.
See OLOL Parents & Family facebook page.

*Parent helpers needed on the night.  Please let the P.T.F.A. know if you are available to help!!   Free supper provided.

Community Notices

N.Z. Red Cross
Join our team and make a difference as a refugee support volunteer.
We are looking for people like you to help families arriving on 8th December 2017, build new lives in our community.
Volunteers provide practical support to help them start again in their new home.
Volunteer training courses Start 2nd November 2017.
Please contact N.Z. Red Cross 356 8152

This Weeks Photos

Our Talented Students

Upcoming Dates

Oct 23 Labour Day
Oct 25  5.30pm BOT
Oct 29  10am Children’s Liturgy Mass
Nov 8  9am School photos
Nov 11 PTFA Quiz Night
Dec 1 9.15-11 Athletic Sports
Dec 13  7pm End of Year Mass/Graduation
Dec 14  12pm Final assembly
Feb 7 New school year begins

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