Term 1  Week 5  2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Many thanks to those families who came along to our mass and picnic on Sunday. We appreciate your support and commitment to our school’s special catholic character.

This week Mr Anderson and our Year 6 students are off to camp. We know they will have a wonderful time and will pray for their safe return.                                   

We are very grateful for the support of those parents who have given up their time to accompany them.

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  

Jesus came on earth to heal each one of us. His mission from his beloved Father was to love us and heal us; heal us and love us. Of course we are not worthy to have him enter into our hearts, but he will! All we have to do is invite him in. All we have to do is believe in his healing love for us. Jesus doesn’t heal us because we deserve it but because he loves us with a lavish and unending love.

School Notices

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:
Second request Permission Slips were sent home last week.  There are still 5 families to respond.  Another stationery list will be sent home for updating shortly.  There are still several internet payments outstanding as promised.

Uniform Reminder
Sports shoes/sneakers are NOT to be worn as school shoes.  Black sandals or black school shoes please, as per uniform list.
Also a reminder to make sure that your child is in the correct school and P.E. uniform at all times.


Due to camp this week the Under 12 team has been defaulted. Those year 5’s who want to play on Friday are welcome to join the Under 10 team who play at the same time. I will get this week’s draw out when I receive it.
Also I need to have clean touch shirts back as soon as possible please.
Thanks to all those who have made this a great touch season and shown commitment to OLOL school.  A special thanks to the coaches and managers.

Future Ferns Netball Years 1- 4
There is an information night Monday 18th March at 5.30p.m. Vautier Park.   This is open to all parents and coaches, who would like to know more about this netball programme.  If you are interested in coaching our schools teams this is something to consider.
Year 3/4 Netball
Forms coming home soon for those wishing to play netball.   We will also ned a coach/manager.   Please have a think about this and contact Mrs O’Connor at school if you are interested.

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  If you require more information come and see Mrs Moor or visit


Next PTFA meeting is to be held on Monday, March 25th at  7pm in the staffroom. Please join us.

Community Notices

Lenten Group For Parents
Come and try a Lenten group before you collect your children from school.
Held in the Church foyer. Tuesdays: 2-3 pm.  March 12th – April 16th (6 weeks).
Come once or every time.   Cuppa included. 
For more information please contact:  Patricia Daws 02102383006

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.

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 19
th—22nd, due to the work we put in last year. Please support Vinnies and help out the students as well.

Living   Learning   Loving

School/ Parish Children’s Mass on Sunday

And picnic

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Upcoming Dates

March 7


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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