Term 2   Week 2  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

This week is Road Safety Week. I take this opportunity to thank our road patrol students for the wonderful job they do to keep your children safe crossing Shamrock Street each day.

On Friday the Kahurangi Theatre Education Company are coming to perform for our students as a ‘hook in’ for our “Culture Club” Inquiry unit this term. The cost for this will be funded from your activity donation.   

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

This Sunday we celebrate Feast of the Ascension of Jesus.
It had been forty days since Jesus rose from the dead. During that time Jesus told many 

things about God and explained what was going to happen. Then it came time for Jesus to leave. The disciples were with Jesus in Jerusalem; he gathered them together and spoke with them, ‘When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.’
After saying this he was taken up to heaven as they watched him, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
They still had their eyes fixed on the sky, as he went away, when two men, dressed in white, suddenly stood beside him. They said, ‘Why are you stand there looking into the sky? This Jesus, who was taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way he left.’ (Adapted from Acts 1:8-11)

Appreciation Spot

School Notices

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

Compost Bin
Is there anyone out there willing to make up a very simple 4 berth wooden framed compost bin for our school? Cost of materials will be covered.

First Holy Communion
Session 3 May 12th at 4.15pm. This is the final session before children make their First Communion at the 9.30am mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th.

Hearing & Vision Testing: June 11th at 11.30a.m.
For New Entrants who have not had/completed their B4 School check and students who have no previous screening record. 
If you do not want your child checked please inform the school before 8th June.   
If you require your child to be tested (apart from those above) you will need to contact the Vision Hearing Service on 0800153042 or (06) 3504560 for an appointment to one of their clinics.


No netball this weekend  for Y5/6 teams.

Netball report for Allstars games last weekend:
Allstars won 4-0 against Clovelea Tigers
Player Of the Day:  Marion Buckley for good passing & catching.
Allstars lost 5-1 to Riverdale Angels
POD:  Bonnie McCosh for great defence & intercepts.


PTFA meeting TONIGHT at 7pm in the school staffroom. All welcome.

Quiz night coming up later in the term. Start getting your teams ready. This will be held at the Coachman so promises to be a fun evening.

Online Lunch Ordering – 

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

Fridays – Pita Pit 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 :

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:

Pasifika Power UP Plus Manawatu
An education programme supporting Pasifika parents, families and communities to champion their children’s learning.
How does it work?  Weekly programme for: Parents, Secondary, Primary and Early Childcare.
Free mentoring for students – Assessment Prep, Free advice for parents.
Register now.  Papaioea Pasifika Community, Brown Park, Havelock Avenue Palmerston North, Wednesday 9th May between 5p.m. – 6p.m.
Email or ring 3568284 ask for Epe or Lisepa on 0273542032 for more details.
An information flyer outside Room 5 on noticeboard.

Attendance Dues:
The next instalment notice plus any arrears, for attendance dues will be coming out shortly.
$111.75  Primary & $223.50 Secondary.

One off payments by credit card or debit card (Visa or MasterCard only) using website
A reminder that here at OLOL,  we will take payments on behalf of the Diocese of PN for parents who wish to make cash payments.
A receipt will be issued.

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

Living   Learning   Loving

Cross country training

Upcoming Dates

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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