Term 2   Week 3  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Today it in International Support Staff Day. I take this opportunity to thank our wonderful support staff – Kath, Frayne, Louise, Belinda, Kathy and David for all they do for our school community.

It is also Bully Free NZ week this week. Each of our classes has had a discussion around helping to make our school a bullying-free school. Ask them what they came up with.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Respect – Whaka-ute

Respect is an attitude of caring about people and treating them with dignity.
Respect is valuing ourselves and others.
We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy.
When we are respectful we treat others as we want to be treated.
Respect includes honouring the rules of our family or school, which makes life more orderly and peaceful.
It is knowing that every man, woman and child deserves respect, including you.

We practice whaka-ute when we:

  • treat others as we want to be treated
  • speak courteously to everyone
  • take special care of other people’s belongings
  • are receptive to the wisdom of elders
  • honour the rules of our family, school and nation
  • expect respect for our body and our rights

Reflection of the week

The Holy Spirit is alive in our Church. It directs us when we seek guidance. It calms uswhen we face crisis. It strengthens us to be peace amid the world’s pain. In this week’s Gospel, Jesus gives that Spirit to his first followers. And Christian community is still where we find it. We find the spirit when we get together with other Christians to

talk and pray about our joys and fears. The Spirit continually seeks to bring us together to guide us, strengthen us, and send us. You have encountered this Spirit. Take time this week to think about when and where.

Appreciation Spot

Thank you to Martin Palenski for kindly offering to make  compost bin for us.

Thank you to Wiremu Greening, Erina Broderick, Samantha Goodman, Jan Butler and Grant Jensen for transporting  our Year 6 students to St Mary’s Foxton for their Caritas Challenge walk.

School Notices

School Cross Country
This is to be held on Friday, June1st, at Rangitane Park which is off Maxwell’s line starting a 1pm. Students will be bussed to the park however they may go home from the park with parents at the conclusion of all the races but please ensure their teacher is advised of this.
Children must be dressed in their correct PE uniform ie blue shorts and yellow tops. They may choose to wear sneakers or  run in bare feet.
The PTFA will be running sausage sizzle down there for a gold coin donation.

Congratulations to:
Those students who are making their First Holy Communion this Sunday at the 9.30am mass. Our prayers will be with you all.

Nick Wilson who is graduating today with his Post Grad Certificate in Counselling.

St Vinnies have some firewood to donate to any families in need of some. Please advise the school office by Friday morning if you are interested and your names will be forwarded.

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.


Y5/6 Netball Draws for this Saturday May 19
OLOL Champions vs Parkland A 9am Ct 2
OLOL Champions vs Turitea Trueblues 9.50am Ct 2

OLOL Allstars vs Milson Force 9.50am Ct 5
OLOL Allstars vs Parkland B 10.15am Ct 5


Quiz night
Flyer coming home tonight. Get your teams together and register as per details on the flyer.

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

Making Mother’s Day cards in The Believers

Kahurangi Theatre Education Company

Caritas challenge walk yesterday

Upcoming Dates

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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