Term 3  Week 3  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 3.

As peacefulness is our virtue I hope this week is a peaceful one for you all.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Peacefulness – Rangimarie

Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm that can come in moments of silent gratitude or prayer. It is getting very quiet and looking at things so you can understand them. It is facing your fears and then letting them go. It is trusting that things will be all right. Peacefulness is giving up the love of power for the power of love. Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart.

We practice rangi-marie when we:

  • take time to pray
  • give our worries to God and ask God’s help in solving them
  • use peaceful language, even when we are angry
  • avoid harming anyone
  • appreciate differences

Reflection of the week  

In the Gospel this Sunday we learn that Jesus is both a human being and God. This concept is not easy for us to grasp. It remains a mystery that is at the heart of our faith. We present it as a seed planted that continues to grow in us.
Jesus said, “No one has actually seen God except the one who came from God.”
We know something about what God is like because we know what Jesus is like. Jesus came from God and shows us who God is.
What Jesus says and does tells us what Jesus is like.
The most important thing  Jesus tells us is that he is always with us, especially in the Eucharist. Jesus says that when we receive the Eucharist, we really receive him.
When Jesus is with us, we can be happy and live just as Jesus wants us to live.

Appreciation Spot

Thank you to Wendy, Katarina and Belinda who have responded to my request to meet with Pauline Balm the Review and Development Advisor for the Catholic Review next Tuesday at 2.15pm.

School Notices

Our school will be closed on Wednesday, August 15th as our teachers and Principal are going on strike.
We are campaigning for more teachers and more resources so that your children get more attention and more support, especially if they have additional learning needs.

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, September 9 at 9.30am, we are holding our term 3 parish school mass and pancake breakfast.
It is expected and indeed hoped, 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, Pauline Balm, would like to meet with a group of parents. Please let me know via email if you are available: need at least 3 more please.

Book Week    Reminder
Next Tuesday 14th August and Thursday 16th August, in the School Library between 3p.m. – 4p.m.   Lots of books. Great ideas for birthdays, Christmas.   This is always a successful and well supported event at our school.   Spread the word to family and friends.  The more books purchased the more money we have to spend for our library.   Students will bring home a brochure with books/items available for purchase.

Good luck to our Year 5 and 6 Mathex teams who will be representing our school at the competition this Friday and many thanks to Mrs Sheehan for all her coaching.

Online Safety Issues
Teachers are aware about computer games, videos and films which are being viewed by some of our students even though they are clearly not suitable for primary aged students. Parents/caregivers please be aware of the impact that these may have on your child’s wellbeing, learning and behaviour as we are seeing some adverse signs of this at school. These games also conflict with the special character and virtues we live by here at OLOL.


Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday August 11.
OLOL Champions vs Parkland A on Court 2 at 11.15am 
OLOL Allstars vs Parkland B on Court 6 at 10.30am

Junior Cricket 2018
In 2018 cricket will be played out of clubs.
There will be six clubs you can choose from.
MCA will run a centralised registration opening September 1.
All players will register online. Costs for 6 rounds:  soft ball $15, hardball $25

For more information please see the flyer on the notice board on the verandah outside Room 5 or contact Dave Meiring


Fertiliser Drive
THIS SATURDAY MORNING 11th August  from 8a.m.
We are still accepting offers!

Hello OLOL Families.
We will be holding a fundraiser dance on 15th September from 7.30p.m. onwards (18 years and over only).
Tickets are $20 per adult and includes admission to the dance and pizza.
A live band will be playing and there will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available to purchase on the night along with snacks.
Tickets will be available to purchase from the school office and on the night of the dance (eftpos will be available)
Come along and join us for a great night out!!!

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

Maths Time


Upcoming Dates

Aug 10


Aug 11

Fertiliser Drive

Aug 13


BOT meet with R&D Advisor

Aug 14 – 16


Special Character Review

Aug 16

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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