Term 2   Week 1  2018

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.

Cross country training begins this week in readiness for our cross country on June 1st. 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

The mission of the church is to love – all people, everywhere.
The ultimate sign of the Christian believer is love. Love is not an option. It is the commandment of the one who witnessed to his love for us by giving us his life.
In the Gospel this Sunday, Peter tells us that this love must be all inclusive. God does not have favourite people. God’s Spirit is poured out on all the Gentiles as well as the Jews. The Christian community is founded, not in external circumstances, but in Christ’s love.

Appreciation Spot

Thank you all for ensuring your child/ren are all ready for the new term in their correct winter school uniform.

School Notices

Learning Assessment Books
Several students have not returned their LAB books from last year.
Please return them asap so teachers can start putting this year’s assessment in them ready for conferences this term.

Newsletter Sponsorship
If you would like or know of someone who would like to sponsor our newsletter  please be in touch. Each space costs $150. Sponsorship covers the cost of our newsletters so we are very grateful to all our sponsors.

Congratulations to the following students
Shakariah and Santino  for their most valuable league player awards and to Olivia for gaining two firsts in group dancing and a first and second in duo dancing  competitions held recently.

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.

OLOL victorious in the first Champions League game of the season.
Our Lady of Lourdes stormed to a 2 – 0 victory against an excellent St Mary’s team at the end of last term. Goals were scored by Cooper and Selyndah. Thanks to Lorraine Wilson and Jamie Walter who provided transport and to our fans who showed up to support us. We look forward to our next match against St. Josephs at the end of the term.

First Holy Communion
Session 2 May 5th at 4.15pm.


Y5/6 competition begins this Saturday. Draw as follows:
OLOL Champions ( Y6) vs Ashhurst Magic at 9.25am on Court 6
OLOL Champions vs Aokautere Purple at 9.50am on Court 6

OLOL Allstars (Y5/6) vs Cloverlea Tigers at 10.40am on Court 3
OLOL Allstars vs Riverdale Angels at 11.30am on Court 1


Online Lunch Ordering – 
Subway Note now on Thursdays Orders can be made and/or cancelled up to 9am on the day of delivery (Thursday).

Pita Pit – Fridays Orders can be made and/or cancelled up to 8:30am on the day of delivery (Friday).

Community Notices

St James Catholic School 60th Birthday Celebrations 26-27 May 2018.
Barn dance Sat May 26 6pm start $45 per person
Mass at Cathedral Sunday May 27, 9.30am followed by morning tea in the school hall and a tour of the school.
To register :

Diocese of PN  Attendance Dues:
For assistance with payment options or to set up regular deductions contact Marcy, Susan or Mark at Diocesan Office 0800200208 or email

Be-Bop Before and After School Care Programme
here at Our Lady of Lourdes School.
For bookings and enquiries contact Marama on : 021 993 441  email:

Yoga for Kids and Teens
Starting Term 2, Monday 30th April.
Boys and girls welcome.
Kids 5-10 years 3.30pm, Teens 11-17 years 4.30pm.
For more information go to or ph Tracy 021525669.
Limited to 20 mats so booking essential.

Living   Learning   Loving

OLOL vs St Marys Football challenge

Brett Fairweather ( Mr Jump Jam) visits

Upcoming Dates

May 8



May 9


BOT subs

May 20

First Holy Communion

May 30


June 1

Cross country

June 4

Queens Birthday

June 22


June 26



June 27



July 2



July 6

End of Term

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