Term 4   Week 2  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

I trust you all enjoyed the long weekend. I know I got lots achieved so hope you did too.

This week we have a PTFA meeting tonight at 7pm, a Board of Trustees meeting tomorrow night to which you are all invited to attend at 5.30pm  and the gals event this Thursday night starting at 6pm. On Sunday we have a children’s mass at 10am which we hope to see many of you at.

Lots happening!

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

The readings this Sunday focus on love of neighbour. In the first reading we are given a list of commandments relating to the treatment of others. The list includes foreigner, widows, orphans, the poor. In short we are commanded to love everyone and to take special care of those in need.

The Gospel is a simple, straight forward presentation of the “greatest commandment.” The focus is clear. Love of God and neighbour is not merely an option but the definition of what to means to be Christian.

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

Congratulations to Annalena  and Tessa  who have completed the entire basic facts ladder.
A great achievement girls!

Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme
Next week each class will be starting the Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme.
This programme enables children and young people to learn and apply a range of safety skills that they can use when interacting with others. Students recognise the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and those who have been or are being abused are encouraged to seek help.
Information about this programme can be found online:

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 this Sunday, October 29th at 10am.
Following the mass there will be a shared morning tea so bring something for that please if you are coming.

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 as soon as possible.

Lucky books
Orders close at 9a.m. on Thursday 9th November, 2017


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


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.

Orders to be in to school by October 31st.
Cash paid to office, cheques made out to PTFA or 
pay online:
Account : 03- 0726- 0482176 – 000.
Please state name and reference as art calendar.
It takes 2-4 weeks for reproduction so we expect them back by the end of November.
Art Calendar: $13
Pack of 8 cards: $15
Diary: $17.50
Mouse pad: $16
Kids notepad: $15

Community Notices

Music & Magic
Saturday 11th November 2p.m. the Globe Theatre
Presented by Manawatunes Chorus in association with PN Magic Circle.  Tickets Adults $15 Children $10  available from Ross (PN) 3586880;  Martin 800 4728387 or Clive (Feilding) 323 4953

Free to Good home 
3 mature cats (3-5yrs)  All female, spayed. 
Phone Wendy 0272322223

This Weeks Photos

Fun in the sun

Upcoming Dates

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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