Term 3  Week 6  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 6.

Half way through the third term already!  How time flies in a busy, hardworking school.

It’s great to see fine weather for change too! Hope it continues to look up.

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  

The focus of the readings this week is twofold. First we have the teaching (commandment) to follow God’s law and not replace it with laws of our own making.

Second we have Jesus’ condemnation of legalism.

He insists that we not concern ourselves with the purification of objects but instead with the purification of our lives, our intentions and our behaviour.

This twofold focus draws our attention to the danger of hindering inner, thoughtful obedience to God by redirecting obedience to external laws made by humans.

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.

Missing from bike shed last night:   A scooter, MGP Pro written in Green –  named Strawbridge with phone number underneath.    Please return if found.


Allstars team had their last game of the season on Saturday and they won 17-5 against Winchester Pulse.  Unfortunately Marion & Erin were away so didn’t make the photo.
Overall their record this season was won 7 & lost 4.
Thanks to Maria Amey for running practices, Veronica Amey for coaching the team, Wendy Derksen & Alison McGillivray for umpiring each week.

Thanks also to Glenda Patchett for providing the feedback for the newsletter each week.
A big thank you to Maria Amey for coaching the Champions netball team this season and Hayley Gilberd for her managing role.

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.

Attendance Dues Notice    September 2018.   
We thank all the families who have already paid or have a payment arrangement in place for their Attendance Dues.  Statements will be posted in the first week of September requesting payment for the final instalment for 2018, plus any arrears by the 28th September if a payment arrangement is not already in place.  Amount for Primary students (Yr 0-Y8) is $111.75 Secondary Students (Y9-13) $223.50 for term.  If a regular payment plan would be the best option for you please contact the Attendance dues team, Marcy, Susan and Mark before the final instalment date to discuss payment options.  Our contact details are 0800200208 or email  One off payments by credit card or debit card (Visa or MasterCard only) can also be made using our website

Living   Learning   Loving

‘Tapestry’ Prayer in United

Believers at Gymnastics

Palmy brass visited the Year 5’s last week.

Upcoming Dates

Aug 28

PTFA Meeting

Aug 29



Sept 9

9.30am Parish school mass & Pancake breakfast
Sept 26

BOT subs

Sept 29


End of term

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