Term 2   Week 8  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to Week 8.

The school is a busy place at the moment with each of our cultural groups practising for the upcoming cultural evening and the senior Polynesian Smiles and Kapahaka groups for the whanaungatanga this Friday.

Also tonight we have a junior and senior Jump Jam group competing in a competition held at College Street School. We wish them every success.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Forgiveness – Muruhara

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong, knowing that everyone makes mistakes. It is making amends instead of taking revenge. It is important to forgive yourself too. Forgiving yourself means to stop punishing yourself or feeling hopeless because of a mistake. Forgiveness is moving ahead, ready to act differently, with compassion for yourself and faith that you can change.

We practice muruhara when we:

  • remember that everyone makes mistakes
  • take responsibility for our own mistakes
  • share our feelings without taking revenge
  • stop giving uncaring people the chance to hurt us
  • accept people without judgement or criticism
  • make amends instead of punishing ourselves with guilt

Reflection of the week

The Gospel this Sunday tells the story about the birth of John the Baptist.

Even before he was born, his name John had been determined. He lived in the desert where God filled him with strength and holiness to preach to the people announcing the coming of the Messiah, the light.

Appreciation Spot

School Notices

Newsletter Sponsorship
A big thank you to the following sponsors of our newsletter:
Little Acorns
Robertson Holden- Dan Strawbridge
Contel -Paul O’Connor
The Frame Shop – John Hammond
Vince Basile Plumbing Co Ltd
Little Ferns Childcare
Feauini Mortgages Ltd – Keneti Tupou
New World Pioneer
The Marist Club Palmerston North
Their sponsorship covers the printing costs of our newsletter for which we are most grateful.
All our sponsors ask in return, is that you consider them should you require their services.

LAB Books
These will be given out at the conferences. We ask that they be returned to school before the end of the term.

These will be issued on Monday, June 25th, prior to the Conferences.

Scholastic bookclub   
Orders close this  Friday 22nd June at 9.a.m.

Teachers Paid Union Meeting
Our teachers will be attending the NZEI  Paid Union meeting to be held on June 28th . We are asking you to collect you child(ren) from school at 2pm that day (or at 1.20 when we break for lunch if you prefer) so our teachers can all attend.

Catholic School’s Whanaungatanga
This 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.
We will bus the children down to St Peters but parents will be collecting them from St Peters around 4pm unless other arrangements have been made in which case they will be collected from school around 4.15pm.
A reminder that each family is to provide a plate for this please. Bring to school in the morning.

Wig Wednesday This 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
Well done to those who have made a time for you and your child to meet with their teacher at our conferences to be held on Tuesday, June 26 starting at 2.00pm and Wednesday 27 starting at 3.15pm. 
Please note school closes at 2pm on the Tuesday so I hope you have made arrangements 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.
Your appointment times will be coming home this Thursday. 

School Cultural Event
As you are all aware we looking forward to our cultural event to be held on Thursday evening July 5th in the school hall.
If you are coming we ask each family to provide a pot luck dish. This can be of any culture you choose.
The meal will begin at 6pm followed by the entertainment.
A reminder that it would be lovely if adults and children could come dressed in their cultural costumes for this event.

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.

Congratulations to Olivia for receiving a top tier award for the Asia Pacific Dance Association Level 2 Contemporary exam she sat last year. Only one of 5 to receive this. A wonderful achievement.


Y3/4 Festival day Sunday June 17 9-12pm

Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday June 23
OLOL Champions vs CNS on court 2 at 10.30am
OLOL Allstars vs Parkland on court 5  at 9am

Allstars player of the day:  Freya Patchett-York. Team won 12:5 against Riverdale Angels


Quiz night this Friday June 22nd at the Coachman

Online Lunch Ordering – 
Subway 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 Peters College Production “Strength of A Hero”
Globe Theatre June 27-30
Adults $16, Children $12, Family $66 (2 adults, 2 children)
Tickets available from the Globe Theatre or online

Be Bop School Holiday Programme:
Operating from the school.   See details on noticeboard outside Room 5 and at school office.   Enrolment forms available in School foyer or contact Marama by email  or  021 993 441.

Living   Learning   Loving

OLOLYear 3/4 netball team in action

Upcoming Dates

June 20

Wig Wednesday (gold coin donation)

June 22


Whanaugnatanga at St Peter’s College

June 26


Conferences (school finishes 2pm)

June 27



June 28


School finishes early for NZEI Teachers meeting

July 2



July 5


School Cultural event

July 6

Mufti Day (gold coin donation) . End of Term

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