Term 2   Week 5  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 5 – School Cross Country Week.

At this stage the weather looks good for Friday. Let’s hope it stays that way.

A reminder that it is Queen’s Birthday this coming weekend so Monday is a holiday. Enjoy the extra long weekend!

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Loyalty – Pumau

Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals even when the going gets tough. When you are a loyal friend, even if someone disappoints you, you still hang in there with them. Loyalty is staying committed.

We practice pumau when we:

  • stand up for people and ideas we believe in
  • are a faithful friend through good times and bad
  • don’t let others come between us and our friends
  • don’t allow loyalty to lead us into trouble

Reflection of the week

Jesus celebrated a special meal with his disciples the night before he died. They shared bread and wine. Jesus told them that from now on, whenever his disciples share that bread and wine and remember him, he is there in a special way.

When we come together for mass, we remember what Jesus said and did. We too share that bread and wine which is the very life of Jesus, and it brings us all closer together.

When we eat this bread and drink from this cup, we say that we believe in Jesus, and we believe  that he gives us life and that he will give us life forever.


Appreciation Spot

Thank you to Scholastic for donating a copy of “Hickory Dickory Dash” for each of our students.

School Notices

School Cross Country
Our school cross country is this Friday, June1st, at Rangitane Park which is off Maxwell’s line starting at 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. 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.

Change of Clothes For Field In Winter
Children have been told that if they want play on the field in the winter months they need some old clothes.  This does not include PE uniform. ‘No change of clothes, no play on field” will be the policy.

School Shoes
Please note the students should be wearing black leather shoes for the winter. Several students are wearing canvas ones which are not suitable for the winter as they are getting very wet along with their socks underneath.

On Friday afternoon starting at 1pm on June 22 our kapahaka and Polynesian Smiles groups will be attending the annual whanaungatanga to be held at St Peters College. Parents and whanau are warmly invited to come along to this.

Wig Wednesday June 20
To support the Child Cancer Foundation of which one of our students Addie Torok is the ambassador for, we will put our wigs on and bring along a gold coin donation.

3 Way Student/Teacher /Parent Conferences
Conferences are to be held on Tuesday, June 26 starting at 2.15pm and Wednesday 27 starting at 3.15pm. 
Appointment booking slips went home last Tuesday. There are still a lot outstanding.  Please fill out and return urgently.
Please note school closes at 2pm on the Tuesday so arrangements will need to be made to pick up your child/ren earlier that day or to let your after school care providers know.
Wednesday we finish at the normal time of 3pm.

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.

Mufti Mania
We will join together with many Catholic primary schools in New Zealand with a NZCPPA initiated mufti day to end term two on Friday July 6th. Your donations will be used to support Apifo’ou College in Tonga after many of their classrooms were damaged by Cyclone Gita.


Y3/4 Netball
Draw for this Thursday May 31st
OLOL Superstars vs Awapuni     Court 8    Vautier Park.
Please note: A notice re a festival day is coming home today with each player. Please fill out and return as soon as possible

No netball this weekend for our Year 5/6 Teams.

Allstars results from last Saturday’s games:
Year 5 Allstars Netball won 11-5 against St James Angels.
Player of the Day:  Veiana Malu for great work on both attack & defence.


Quiz night
Have you registered a team yet????

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

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:

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

2018 First Communicants

Simultaneous Reading of “Hickory Dickory Dash”

Upcoming Dates

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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