Term 3  Week 5  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 5.

Despite the rain as well as the bout of ill health quite a few of our children have experienced in the last couple of weeks I hope you have all managed to keep your spirits up.

Spring is on its way!

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Honesty – Pono-nga

Being honest is being open, trustworthy and truthful. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. Honesty is telling the truth. It is admitting mistakes even when you know someone might be angry or disappointed. Being honest means that you don’t pretend to be something you are not. With honesty, you can trust things to be as they appear.

We practice pono-nga when we:

  • say what we mean and mean what we say
  • make promises we can keep
  • admit our mistakes
  • refuse to lie, cheat, or steal
  • tell the truth tactfully
  • are true to ourselves and do what we know is right just as Jesus would do

Reflection of the week  

Sometimes people find the teachings of Jesus hard to accept. For example, Jesus said, “Love your neighbour.” Sometimes that is hard to do.

Jesus told us not to be nasty to others even when they are nasty to us. Even in these difficult times, we can choose to follow Jesus. He is always present to help us. He knows that it is not always easy to follow him when matters are troublesome. But he will help us.

We have the choice whether or not we will follow Christ. God does not force anyone. If we are to be true disciples, it must be a free, loving choice. That is a profound and often overlooked revelation from God.

Appreciation Spot

School Notices

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 we hope you have set this important date and time aside.

Congratulations to Emily, Jess, Kelroy and Sokvena from United who have all gone up a stage on the basic facts ladder.

Y6 Orientation to St Peters College
Our students are looking forward to their orientation visit to St Peter’s College this Thursday morning. They will be bussed there and back.


Rippa Rugby/Netball Catholic School’s Tournament has been postponed until next term now due to ground and weather conditions. Thank you to those parents who offered help with transport.

Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday August 25
OLOL Champions vs Cloverlea Stars on Court 3  at 9am
OLOL Allstars vs Winchester Pulse on Court 5  at 9.45am

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


Dance Night
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!!!
Adults only.

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.

Living   Learning   Loving

Believers ‘Robots’ Foyer Display

Our new  ‘Live, Learn , Love’ motto display in the courtyard

Upcoming Dates

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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