Term 3  Week 1  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the new term. I hope you all managed to get some time to relax and enjoy the holidays.

In week four we will be undergoing our Special Catholic Character Review. The review is designed to assist the school to provide authentic Catholic education. One of the requirements of this review is to survey the school community. I will get this out to you all next week. 

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Co-operation – Mahi-tahi

Co -operation is working together for the good of everyone. It is a willingness to respect others and to follow rules which keep everyone safe and happy. Cooperation is being helpful to one another, sharing the load. It is joining others in order to do something that cannot be done alone.

We practice mahi-tahi when we:

  • work well with others
  • freely offer our help and ideas
  • follow the rules
  • do our part to keep a safe, happy environment
  • when we disagree, do it peacefully
  • ask for help when we need it.

Reflection of the week

Both readings this Sunday are about miraculous feedings which are alike in many ways and they focus on God’s loving care for us. God is always with us to provide for us even when it doesn’t seem possible. God is able and wants to supply all that we need and more.

Both readings also relate to the Eucharist.

Jesus gives himself as bread and is always there for everyone. He uses almost the same words in the Gospel story of the loaves and fishes as he used at the last supper “take this all of you and eat”

Appreciation Spot

Thank you all for your support of our cultural event at the end of the term and what a fabulous event this was. We have so much to be proud and thankful for here at Our Lady of Lourdes school.

School Notices

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, September 9 at 9.30am, we are holding our parish school mass and pancake breakfast.

It is expected that all our students and their families attend this mass so pease mark it on your calendars now. 

NZCPPA Caritas Mufti Day

Our mufti day raised a total of $227.80. Thank you for your donations.

St Peter’s College Roadshow

SPC are coming here to talk to our Year 5/6 students on August 2 then on August 23 our year 6 students will be going to St Peters for the morning.


OLOL triumphed against St. Josephs 7 – 0 in an exciting Champions League Football match at the end of last term. Goals were scored by Ethan Worsley (2), Xzavier Walter (2), Haami, Santino and Flynn    Thanks to all the fans who showed up to support us.

Lost Items

There are several bowls, containers, ladles, a scarf and a hat that were left behind from the cultural evening. Please collect from the school office. 

Jersey Missing   

End of school term from Room 3 (Believers)   named   Sophie White

Books Free to A Good Home

We have several no longer needed library books to give away . Please come and see Mrs O’Connor or our library assistant Belinda  if you would like some for your children to read at home



Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday July 28

OLOL Champions vs St Marys on Court 2 at 11.15am 

OLOL Allstars vs St James Angels on Court 4  at 9am


Meeting Tonight at 7pm in the staffroom 

Fertiliser Drive  11th August

Can you help on the day of delivery? We need more volunteers urgently please!! 

Only 7 families have offered to help so far!

Community Notices

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.

Lost on the 1st July from the Hall Ladies Toilet a wedding ring with a difference.  Left on the handbasin.   If you know of its whereabouts please bring information to school or parish office.

St Peters College Open Night

Thursday August 9th, 2018  7p.m.

Living   Learning   Loving

Cultural Evenings

Upcoming Dates

Aug 1



Aug 2

St Peter’s Roadshow@OLOL

Aug 10


Aug 11

Fertiliser Drive

Aug 14 – 16

Special Character Review

Aug 15

BOT subs / Book Fair Opens

Aug 22

Rippa Rugby/Netball at St Josephs Feilding

Aug 23

St Peters Orientation (Y6)

Aug 29



Sept 9

9.30am Parish school mass & Pancake breakfast
Sept 26

BOT subs

Sept 29


End of term


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