Term 3  Week 7  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 7 and Spring has arrived. Yay!

A reminder that this Sunday at 9.30am it is our school/parish mass. We are looking forward to celebrating this with you all and Fr Joe will be back by then too to celebrate with us.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Service – Mahi-pono mo katoa

Service is giving to others and wanting to make a difference in their lives.
It is looking for ways to be helpful instead of waiting to be asked.
The needs of others are as important to you as your own.
When you work with a spirit of service, you give any job your best effort.
You make a real contribution.
People who want to be of service can change the world.

Jesus is a wonderful role model of servant leadership.

We practice service when we:

  • want to make a difference in the world
  • look for opportunities to be of service to others
  • think of thoughtful things to do to help our family and friends
  • work with enthusiasm
  • don’t wait to be asked when something needs doing
  • do our part to care for the earth: recycle, reduce and re-use

Reflection of the week  

The focus of the readings this Sunday is God’s love and salvation expressed in physical healing. The readings show God’s concern for those who have no hope apart from miraculous intervention.

In the first reading Isiah images the redemption of God’s people in the healing of the blind, the deaf, the crippled and the mute.

Mark’s Gospel reveals Jesus as the fulfilment of that promise. Jesus himself is redemption. The man is who is deaf and mute experiences this in his gift of hearing and speech.

Like all miracle stories it is a sign of ultimate salvation. Just as those in physical need look to God for healing, so, too, we look to God for the free gift of salvation

School Notices

Parish/School Mass & Pancake Breakfast
THIS 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.
Children can sit with their families and do not need to come in their school uniform.
Gold con donation for the breakfast please.

OLOL’s Got Talent Show
To be held on Thursday, September 27.
Students have been invited to start practising ready for auditions closer to the time.
It is a great opportunity for your child to showcase their talent.

Parents and whanau most welcome to attend. More details of time to follow closer to this event.

Champions Football League Challenge
On Wednesday, September 19, OLOL will be challenging St James in the above event.
This will be held at 12.30pm here at OLOL.
Those students to play will be advised closer to this date. 

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

Scholastic Book Club
Orders close Tuesday 18th September at 9a.m. 

A request from United
United are hoping to create items using a variety of recycled materials.
If you are able to help us by supplying any of the following please bring into United.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Buttons, ribbons, wool, milk and soft drink bottle lids, flexible wire, stuffing, bubble wrap, plain white plastic bags.
Also if anyone knows where to source flax suitable for weaving.


Netball uniforms to be returned please.

If your child is interested in playing touch for the 2018/2019 season there are notices in the office for you to collect and fill in.
They need to be returned with money by Wednesday 12th of September.


Unfortunately the PTFA have had to cancel our Rock n Roll fundraising dance on the 15th of September.

School Disco
There will be a Jungle themed disco on the Thursday 27th September from 6pm to 7pm for all students.
$2 entry fee at the door. Drinks, chips and glow sticks available for purchase.
Spot prizes available too. 

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

Brick Show
Well-Lug, the Wellington Lego user group is please to announce the third Lego show in Palmerston North
The 29th and 30th September will see some fantastic Lego creations on display.
This year funds raised will help support YOSS, the one stop shop in Palmerston North.

Living   Learning   Loving

The Nest and Rainbows at Gymnastics

Upcoming Dates

Sept 9

9.30am Parish school mass & Pancake breakfast

Aug 19


Champions League Football Challenge

Sept 26

BOT subs
Sept 27 6 – 7 pm

School Disco

Sept 28


End of term

Oct 15

Term 4 begins

Oct 31



Nov 9

School photos
Nov 28

BOT subs

Dec 20

End of year

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