Newsletter


Term 1  Week 4  2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank  you for your attendance at our conferences last Thursday and for your support of your child/ren on their learning journey. Research has proven that when teachers and whanau work together the learner’s achievement improves.

This Thursday, weather permitting, we are hosting the Year1& 2 catholic tabloids here at school and on Sunday we look forward to our parish/school mass and picnic.              See you all there!

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal


Virtue of the Week

Diligence – Mamahitanga

Diligence is working hard and doing the best job you possibly can. When you are diligent, you take special care to do things step by step. You think and move carefully to make sure things will turn out right. Being diligent is being industrious, giving all you have to give to whatever you do.

We practice mamahitanga when we:

  • pay attention to what you are doing
  • do things carefully, step by step
  • practice to the point of excellence
  • give our absolute best to what you do
  • work hard
  • don’t give up.

Reflection of the week  

Our actions reveal our inner selves. We are known to be honest and just if we act honestly and justly. People know who we really are by the way we act. The readings this Sunday both use the image of a fruit tree to illustrate this truth. Quite simply a rotten tree does not give good fruit, and if we harbour evil on the inside, our actions will reveal that. Further figs only grow on fig trees and grapes only grow on vines and not vice versa. Both readings point to interior integrity.

Plant your word in our hearts. Let it bear fruit in us.


School Notices

Parish/School Mass & Picnic This Sunday
We extend an invitation to all members of our school community to join us for our parish/school mass and picnic to be held in our church and school grounds.
This is our first parish/school mass for the year and all children and their families are expected to attend. It our way of welcoming the new families to our school and parish as well as welcoming us all to the new school year.
Mass will begin at 9.30am and will be followed by a picnic, games and swim.
Children do not have to wear their school uniform to this mass.

Have you thought about becoming a board member for our school?
If you want to find out about becoming a school trustee on a school board, go along to the community hui run by the School Trustees Association to be held at Ross Intermediate on 11 March at 6pm.
Board elections are being held in June.

PTFA Annual Meeting
March 4 at 7pm in the staffroom. We invite all members of our school community along to this meeting and hope to see some new faces. Ideally it would be wonderful to have representatives from all our cultural groups.
Your attendance does not mean you have to be on the committee. We just want to hear from you any ideas you may have for enhancing and building on our school community.

School Reminders
Please do not drive into the school grounds to collect or drop off your children and please use the kea crossing when crossing the road.
We have talked to our students about these things and ask for your support also.

Swimming Carnival
On March 15 (pp March 18) we will be holding our swimming carnival  in our school pool. Juniors from 12-1.15pm and seniors from 2-3pm. You are all warmly invited to attend.

Outstanding Money, Stationery lists, Permission slips:
A reminder for those who had said they would pay for stationery, donations and p.e. uniform by internet banking.   There are still several outstanding. 
Also outstanding are permission slips, stationery lists with updated contact details (need to return even if you have purchased stationery elsewhere).  So far this term your donation money has paid for the Senior School to use Mathletics ($27.30 per student)  Reading Eggs Junior School ($23.70 per student) and whole school Life Education ($5 per student).  Shortly Years 3/4/5 and 6 will be attending Tabloids and this donation will also cover the buses.   If you have not already paid your donation to the school it would be appreciated if you could make arrangements for this as soon as possible.


Sport

Give It a Go girls Football Programme:   
A Reminder that this programme commences next week.  Enrolment forms were due in today.  Late enrolments till tomorrow 3.30p.m.   Please hand into the school office.

Weetbix TRYathlon
OLOL has registered for the Weet-Bix TRYathlon this year. It takes place on Tuesday 19th March and is open for 7 – 15 year olds. If you enter through the school you get a special entry price and it gives the school an opportunity to win spot prizes. You can enter your child on this website  www.try.weetbix.co.nz.  If you require more information come and see Mrs Moor or visit www.try.weetbix.co.nz.


PTFA

PTFA Annual Meeting
March 4 at 7pm in the staffroom. We invite all members of our school community along to this meeting and hope to see some new faces. Ideally it would be wonderful to have representatives from all our cultural groups.
Your attendance does not mean you have to be on the committee. We just want to hear from you any ideas you may have for enhancing and building on our school community.

Community Notices

Malamalama Moni After School Programme:
Monday – Friday 3p.m. – 5p.m.  They provide refreshments, van pick up and drop off, homework support, access to computers, sports, performing arts, fund activities and games.   
Open day TODAY Tuesday  at 4.30p.m.  All are welcome to register your children.   For more information contact Gwynne on 021713730 or call the office on 356 8284 and ask for Sepa.

Shining Stars Pre School Music Group.   
Every Thursday (during term time) 9.30a.m. in the Cathedral Lounge.  Music Session followed by morning tea.   Everyone is most welcome.   Contact Steph on 027 440 8544 for further information.

St Vinnies Shop in Rangitikei Street, opposite Countdown, have a very good selection of children’s and baby clothing, shoes, bedding, books games, toys etc. Items of clothing cost $1/item, shoes 50c/pair, books 50cents each, so great bargains and all in very good condition. Come in and see what we have to offer.

The SVDP Shop, at 248 Rangitikei St, urgently requests donations of ball dresses and short “after five” for the Massey University students First Year Ball. We are the only Op Shop invited to the Massey Market Days on 19th—22nd, due to the work we put in last year. Please support Vinnies and help out the students as well.


Living   Learning   Loving

Harold the Giraffe from Life Education visited us on Friday.


Upcoming Dates

Feb 28 9.30am-12.30

Year 1&2 Tabloids @OLOL

March 3

9.30am

School/Parish Mass & picnic

March 4

7pm

PTFA AGM

March 6

Ash Wednesday

March 7

9.30am-12.30

Year 3&4 Tabloids @ St Mary’s

March 15 (pp March 18)

Juniors 12-1.15pm
Seniors 2-3pm
Swimming carnival
March 15 9.30am – 12.30

Year 5&6 tabloids @ St Joseph’s

March 19

Weetbix Triathlon

Apr 4

Learning Expo

Apr 10

First Reconciliation

Apr 12

End of Term

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