Term 3  Week 9  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the last week of term 3 and thank you to the staff and the support of parents who have provided many exciting learning opportunities for our students over the term.

Have a wonderful break and I’ll see you back for the start of the fourth and final term on Monday, October 15.

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 week focus on the freedom of the Spirit to blow when and where it will.

The Spirit of God is not, and cannot be, limited to officially appointed positions.

Jesus teaches us that he wants everyone to do good.

We are all part of the same group or family if we belong to Christ.

The Holy Spirit may act in and through anyone.


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.

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, bike, skate board, or any toy that has wheels.

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.

Early Birds
We have noticed a few students arriving at 8am in the mornings which means a long wait for them sitting in the courtyard before the 8.30 bell. Children should not be at school, before 8.15am. If they are, then you need to consider using the Be Bop Programme.

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.   Separate notice for Holiday programme coming home today with newsletter.

School App
A reminder to download our free app so you can keep up to date with school notices . Search for ololpn in the app store.


Lourdes Finish Second in Champions League
Our Lady of Lourdes football team lost narrowly 2 – 1 to St. James in a tense final of the competition.
The team tried their best, but couldn’t get their passing game, which they had shown in their previous two victories, going against a motivated and skilled St.James side.
Selyndah scored to give us an early lead, but unfortunately we conceded two late goals to dash our hopes for 2018.
Due to the success of the team we are automatically in next years final. Thanks to all the fans who came out to support us.

Lourdes win silver in Basketball!!
A great effort by our Basketball team on Thursday night saw them take the silver medal!!!
The team showed a lot of skill, determination and intensity in the final against Winchester School, coming back from a massive half time deficit to lose agonisingly by one shot!!!
Thanks to Robyn Greening for coaching and all the fans for supporting this season.


School Disco
27th September, 6pm-7pm in the hall.
Jungle themed.
Spot prizes for best dressed, best dancers.
$2 entry, glow sticks, chips, juicies and lollies available for $1.
Water provided. 

Children will not be permitted to leave the hall without parent/guardian supervision.
Please come and collect your child/ren from the hall at the end of the disco. 

Online Lunch Survey
Thank you to those families who returned their survey and  congratulations to Teresa  and  Madison and Tyler  who were the first 2 families to get theirs back.
They will receive a free lunch early next term.

Community Notices

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!

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.

Free Trial Swimming Lesson for new customers:   
Phone 359 1860    198 College Street 
Hilton Brown Swimming  – Lessons for life.

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

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

Jack & Chloe were the most improved badminton team for 2018.

Superheroes using their technology skills to create with the WeDo 2.0 Lego.

Making bags for Inquiry (See a need, fill a need) in Believers


Upcoming Dates

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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