Term 3  Week 2  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

This week we welcome a new student, Jack Squire and his family to our school community.

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  

The readings this Sunday tell us that God does not simply send food (manna/bread) but that God really is present in the event. 

It is not so much the bread we receive but believing in the one who gives bread. Bread sustains our life for the moment. Believing in the one who gives the bread sustains our life forever.

Appreciation Spot

Thank you to Karen Manninen for her gymnastic coaching work with Believers and Superheroes this term.

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 please mark it on your calendars now. 

Parents Needed 

On Tuesday, August 14, at 2.15pm, the Special Character Review & Development Advisor would like to meet with a group of parents. Please let me know via email if you are available:

Congratulations to Tessa on receiving her Gold certificate in Mathletics this week.

Knitting Club

Knitting club starts this week on Wednesday 1st August at lunchtime (after eating).Please bring your knitting needles and wool or $2 to purchase some if you don’t have any. See you there!

Book Week

We are having a Scholastic Book Fair here on Tuesday 14th August and Thursday 16th August from 3p.m. – 4p.m. in the school library. Lots of great books and games.   Good ideas for Christmas presents.  More information coming home next week.

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.

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.

Found Ring

A “thank you” to the person who returned the ring to the Parish Office.   The owner was most grateful for its return.



Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday August 4.

OLOL Champions vs on Court   at   

OLOL Allstars vs   on Court at

The Allstars played a very close game against St James Angels last Saturday but lost 13-11 in the end.

Player of the Day was Veiana Malu for an awesome game at both attack & defence.


Fertiliser Drive  11th August

Can you help on the day of delivery? We need more volunteers urgently please!!   Let the office know if you are available  3589727 or email

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.

St Peters College Open Night

Thursday August 9th, 2018  7p.m

Living   Learning   Loving

Co operative discovery time in Believers

The Nest celebrated 100 days of school so far this year

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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