Term 2  Week 8  2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers/Whanau
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Kia Ora, Talofa, Namaste, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Musta, Suo-stei, Kia orana, Malo ni

WELCOME TO WEEK 8 – it is hard to believe that the term has gone so fast. WE THANK YOU for your wonderful support and we look forward to the remaining three weeks.


To our Year 3/4 Soccer team who have just returned from the Soccer Tournament – KA PAI!!! They made it to the final and then succeeded in being placed RUNNER UP! Thank you to the teachers and our wonderful whanau support. We look forward to hearing how our senior teams go.

Kind Heart Awards

Congratulations to the following students who are wonderful examples of KIND HEARTS and ACTIONS in our school: 

Corbin, Diya and Sophie W

School Notices

Inquiry Evening
Please mark in your calendar the evening of Wednesday 3rd  July, 5.30 – 6.30. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see all the wonderful work your child has been investigating.
This is also an opportunity for you to share your ideas as we develop a new VISION leading us into a 21st learning environment. Your ideas and voice are important to us all.

Kapa Haka Whanaungatanga JUNE 19th
Our performance Kapa haka roopu will be performing tomorrow at The Regent.
Schedule of Events
11:00 am – ​Welcome
11:10am – St Mary’s School, Palmerston North (OLOL to the side of the stage)
11:20am – Our lady of Lourdes, Palmerston North (St James to the side of the stage)
11:30am – St James School – Seniors (St James Juniors to the side of the stage)
11:40am – St James – Juniors (St Joseph’s Taihape to the side of the stage)
11:50am – St Joseph’s School, Taihape (St Joseph’s Dannevirke to the side of the stage)
12:00am – St Joseph’s School, Dannevirke (St Peter’s College to the side of the stage)
12:10pm – St Peter’s College, Palmerston North
12:20pm – Closing and Handover to St. Joseph’s Taihape.
All to sing – Ka Waiata.

Parent Teacher & Student Mid Year Conferences
Thank you to those who have returned your child’s forms.
Please ring the office if you have yet to complete this.

On Wednesday school will close at 1pm as teachers prepare for the Student Conferences.
Please make arrangements for your child/ren to be picked up.

Lucky Book Club
A reminder that Book orders close on Friday 21st June, 2019, at 9a.m.

Road Patrol and Crossing
Parents our road crossing is to ensure safe entry and exit from school.
Please ensure you are being responsible with your child by using this  and not crossing the road in another place.
Thank you.

In the Classrooms

THE NEST: We are beginning to find out about Matariki ( Maori New Year)as this begins shortly. We begin measurement for numeracy this week also.
RAINBOWS: are exploring what a good friend looks and feels like.  We are also starting to create and build our structures for our Inquiry learning!
BELIEVERS: This week we have Emily’s mum come into our classroom to talk to us about her job as a builder.  We are looking forward to asking her questions that we have prepared last week.  Let’s hope we gain lots of knowledge around ‘Construction’.
SUPERHEROES: We are working through Maths Knowledge and Strategies and working on developing those all important relationships.
UNITED:We are in the ‘Designing and Making’ stage of our inquiry. Designing a fair test on making our buildings/structures more earthquake resistant. Fabulous work is taking place.


Year 3/4 Netball:   At this stage there is no netball draw for Thursday.   If a late draw comes to hand it will be put on the app. or check   Netball Manawatu: Draws

Y5/6 Draw  Saturday 22th June, 2019 
OLOL Champions vs Cloverlea Comets 9.00 amCET Arena Ct 3
OLOL Magic vs Ashhurst Stars  10.30a.m.  CET Arena Ct 2
Reminder:  If you have not yet paid netball fees these are now overdue.  Please pay at the office.   
Thank you.  Mrs O’Connor


Proprietors Reps: Maria Amey, Nick Wilson, Rosemary Adams.
Parent Representatives: Marie Butturini, Angela Field, Janine Jensen and Sheree Power
Staff Representative: Michael Anderson
We look forward to journeying with you as we all work together for our tamariki and the the school.


The next meeting will take place next Monday June 24th at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you then.

Community Notices

Term 2 Dates 

Week 8
M Jun 17     Badminton (United)
T Jun 18      Soccer Tournament (Seniors)
W Jun 19     Kapahaka Whanaungatanga
F Jun 21      Senior Mass
S Jun 23      Parish/School mass

M Jun 24     Reports sent home
                       Badminton (United)
T Jun 25       Library Bus
W Jun 26    STUDENT CONFERENCES 2-7.30pm
School closes from 1pm

Week 10
M Jul 1     Badminton (United)
W Jul 3  Inquiry Evening/ Vision setting
Th Jul 4    Board of Trustee Meeting
Fr Jul 5     MUFTI MANIA – NZ Catholic schools
                   PTFA – DISCO

Week 1    22-26 July
Week 2    29-2 August
Week 3    5-9 August
Week 4    12-16 August
Week 5    19-23 August
Week 6    26-30 August
                OLOL Has Talent
Week 7    2-6 September
Week 8    9-13 September
Week 9    16-20 September
                  Conservation Week, linked with LAUDATO SI
Week 10    23-27 September

Living   Learning   Loving

The Nest and Rainbows enjoyed Discovery Time on Friday afternoon

Builder Christine teaches Believers some construction skills

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