Term 3  Week 8  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Nau mai o Te Wiki o te reo Maori  – Welcome to Maori Language Week.

We look forward to our neighbouring preschool joining us for kapahaka this Friday to celebrate.

Thank you to those families who supported our Parish/school mass last Sunday. The staff truly appreciate your support of our school’s special character events.

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 next Sunday, is the call to truly express our faith in Christ.

James tells us that it is false to say we believe in Christ if we do not live as Christ lived, namely for others. To reject the reality of service in Christian life is to reject the reality of Christ who came not to be served, but to serve. Further, James calls us to live with the belief that Christ died for all and therefore we are all brothers and sisters of the same family. To deny this is to deny Christ. Christ’s death on the cross is the culmination of his life for others. For us too, the cross and service must go together.

School Notices

OLOL’s Got Talent Show
To be held on Thursday, September 27 at 2.15pm in the school hall.
Parents and whanau most welcome to attend.

Champions Football League Challenge
On Wednesday, September 19, OLOL will be playing St James in the final of the above event.
This will be held at 12.30pm here at OLOL.

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

Water Only School
A reminder that we are a water only school.
Please ensure you support your child with this rule.

This includes fruit juices which we are seeing in small cartons on some occasions!

Epic Music Lessons at School
Music tuition is well under way with Epic Music Academy!
If your child(ren) hasn’t yet signed up for music lessons on the drums, guitar, ukulele or keyboard make sure you email your interest to, head along to their Facebook page or ask for a sign up form at the office.

Congratulations to Sophie (United) who has moved up a level on the Basic Facts ladder. 


Netball uniforms. Still several to be returned please by the end of this week.

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.


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 Before & After School CareProgramme:
Operating from the school.
Enrolment forms available in school foyer or contact Marama by email  or  021 993 441.   

A copy of Be Bop Holiday Programme is available on the noticeboard outside room 5

Marist Cricket Club:
Season starts October 2018.
All primary and intermediate cricket will now be run by Cricket Clubs.
If you are already playing Junior winter sport with Marist why not sign up for cricket as well.
Registration is run by Manawatu Cricket Assn opening Sept 1st.
All players register online and they can select Marist Junior Cricket as their preferred Junior Cricket Club 

Dual Pitch (Softball played on a Tuesday night at 5p.m.) Yrs 3, 4 and 5.
Incredi-Ball:  (Pads but after ball played Saturday Yr 4/5 and 6.
Hard Ball:  (Played on a Saturday morning) Yr 4/5; Yr 5/6 Yr 7/8.
Contact Brett Davis  Junior schools co-ordinator Connor Bliss

Parish Pre School Coffee Groups:
Meets Tuesday at 9.15a.m. during term time in the Church foyer.
Anyone welcome to come in for a casual chat, toys for kids, hot drinks for adults.   Phone/text Maria on 02102760945 or Laura on 0274273683 for any questions, or just turn up on the day!

Palmerston Indoor Sports Arena is running JuniorIndoor Netball competitions.
Starting first week in term 4.

Monday afternoons (Years 5-8). Friday afternoons (Years 9 upwards)
Cost is $36.00 per game per team or $6.00 individually per game
To register as a team or individually please contact us on:
Ph: 356 2543 Email: or call in at 180 Church Street.

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

Superheroes have been busy designing and making for our “See a Need, Fill a Need” Inquiry topic this term.

Upcoming Dates

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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