Term 3  Week 9  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 9.

Term 3 is coming to a rapid end. Just over a week to go!

This week we welcome Evan Basil and his family to our school community.

It is so pleasing to see parents engaging with our new families when waiting after school . Please keep this up as we want our school to be a warm, welcoming place for all.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal


Virtue of the Week

Enthusiasm – Kai-ngakau 

Enthusiasm is being inspired, full of spirit. It is being cheerful and happy. It is doing something wholeheartedly, with zeal and eagerness – giving 100% to what you do. Being enthusiastic is being excited about something, looking forward to it. It comes from having a positive attitude.

We practice kai-ngakau when we:

  • let ourselves enjoy looking forward to something
  • think of imaginative ways to get things done
  • do things wholeheartedly
  • smile, laugh and enjoy what we do
  • enjoy the wonders of life
  • are full of positive spirit

Reflection of the week  

The readings this Sunday focus on the attitude Christians have toward each other. Christians, living by God’s wisdom rather than earthly values, treat one another with respect and love.

The first reading gives us a list of virtues to be found among those who live by wisdom. It also describes life without those virtues, when people are jealous and think only of themselves, it leads only to fights and arguments.

The Gospel passage gives us an example of this among the disciples. Jesus is quick to correct them. Our faith in Christ should make a difference in the way we treat others. Jesus presents a little child as a model for this simplicity and humility.

School Notices

Champions Football League Challenge
Tomorrow OLOL will be playing St James in the final of the above event.
This will be held at 12.30pm here at OLOL.

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.

Wheels Day
On the last day of the term, September 28 we will be having a “Wheels Day” for our leading light treat.
Children may bring along a ‘wheels’ item such as scooter, skate board, or any toy that has wheels.

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.


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


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

Attendance Dues Update and Reminder
We now have in place an option to send and request information by text message.
If you receive a text that says:  From DPN Attendance dues, you may text a reply to contact us by telephone or email as follows:  0800 200 208  or
Fourth instalment for 2018 plus any arrears is due to be made by 28th September if payment arrangement not already in place. $111.75 per term Primary (Years 0-8) One off payments by credit card or debit card (Visa or MasterCard only) can be made using our website
If a regular payment plan would be the best option for you please contact Attendance Dues team Marcy, Susan or Mark before 8th September to discuss payment option.

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

Tennis Roadshow

Flax weaving in United

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 5.30pm

BOT subs

Dec 20

End of year

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