Term 3  Week 3  2020

Hello, Kia orana and Blessings to you all.

Welcome to Cook Island Language Week. We give thanks for our wonderful country of Aotearoa New Zealand and our many cultures that we have here.

We  welcome Keren-happuch to our school. We are so excited that you and your whanau have joined us.

Please help us to keep your child safe

Food Allergies: Please let us know if your child has any food allergies as we are doing cooking and baking throughout the school.  It is crucial for us to know.
Safety on the Road: a reminder to watch out for your children in and around the school. A child ran in front of cars racing across the road and we were very lucky there was not an incident. Please keep an eye on younger children.

Catholic Character community survey 
We need your help.
Please complete the short survey using the following link.
We look forward to hearing your views.
With thanks:
Please complete by the end of the week.

Religious Education

This Week’s Gospel –  Matthew 14:13-21.  

When Jesus heard the news about John, he left there in a boat and went to a lonely place by himself. The people heard about it, and so they left their towns and followed him by land. Jesus got out of the boat, and when he saw the large crowd, his heart was filled with pity for them, and he healed those who were ill.

That evening his disciples came to him and said, “It is already very late, and this is a lonely place. Send the people away and let them go to the villages to buy food for themselves.”

“They don’t have to leave,” answered Jesus. “You yourselves give them something to eat!”

“All we have here are five loaves and two fish,” they replied.

“Then bring them here to me,” Jesus said. He ordered the people to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, and gave thanks to God. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. Everyone ate and had enough. Then the disciples took up twelve baskets full of what was left over. The number of men who ate was about 5,000, not counting the women and children.

Gospel reflection:   
Jesus went away to a lonely place. He went to be by himself to pray to God. It’s lovely to pray together with other people, but it’s also important to make time to speak to God on our own. The people heard where Jesus was and followed him. Jesus felt sorry for them because he could see that they needed his help. But once the day was over, the people were hungry. They needed something to eat. But how many people were there? 5,000! That’s lots and lots and lots of people! It didn’t seem to the disciples that five loaves of bread and two fish would be enough to feed everybody.

But Jesus knew differently. He prayed, giving thanks to God for the food that they had and then he broke it and asked the disciples to share it out. And what happened? When it was all shared out, there was enough for everyone and there were even leftovers. Sharing with others can make us feel really happy. Sharing can even give us back even more than we have shared in the first place. It can give us a new friend, it can give us happiness and love. It can give us peace and hope.

Check out the parable of The Lost Sheep- We are looking further into this parable and the catholic school teaching of Human Dignity!

This term the Parish is holding a Children’s Liturgy Mass on the first Sunday of every month during the usual mass time.  

School Notices

Fertilizer Drive
We are nearly there – 60 bags to go…
We need your help to sell the remaining bags – we have done a fabulous job of selling these. Please let the school office know if you would like to order some.

Congratulations to ‘our amazing StepsWeb achievers’ 

Sunsmart Recognition
We had Lydia from the Cancer Society visit us and present our school with our updated certification for being a SUNSMART school. We will put this plague up in a place that lets everyone know that we promote SUNSMART policies and practices.

School Conferences
August 19/20th 
This term we are going digital in booking 15 minute teacher interviews.
Please go to and enter the event code: w7pyq. 
You will be asked to enter your name, your child’s name and class and then select a suitable time. 

We have had nearly 60 bookings so far. Please make sure that you book a time.
Please note: school will close earlier on Wednesday 19th @ 12.30pmplease make the necessary arrangements for your child. Please see the office if you need any help with this.

Scholastic Book Club
Last day for orders will Friday August 7th.

 PMP with Coach Karen

VEX Robotics with St Peter’s Ambassadors

Children’s Liturgy


practise this Wednesday after school for both teams
Draw for August 8th:
OLOL Champions v Aokautere Wolves 9am Court 7
OLOL Magic v Hiwinui School 9am Court 2

practice every Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30pm at the Highbury Whanau Centre.
Draw for 6th August:
OLOL Storm v Hokowhitu Magic 4.15pm Court 1.

Results for 30th July:
OLOL Storm won 12 – 8 against Cloverlea Jets.
Congratulations to Player of the Day, Leiana – YIPEE!!! We are so proud of you all.



Term 3 Dates

Week 3 – Aug 3-7
Mon 3 – liturgy 
                  PMP programme
                 St Peter’s Ambassadors -lunchtime
Thur 6 – Champions League football@ OLOL
Fri 7 – Kapahaka, Whānau House Passion Projects

This Term – key dates will be finalised by next week

  • Champions league football – August 6th 
  • St Peter’s College Ambassadors 
  • Reflecting on the Feast of the Assumption – Friday August 14th
  • Tamariki and whanau conferences – three way learning Aug 19/20
  • Performances by outside entertainers 
  • September 14-18th: Māori Language Week
  • OLOL Has Talent – the final week – start practising 10 weeks to go!!!

Term Dates for 2020
Term 3: Monday 20th July – Friday 25th September
*Friday 4th September – Teacher Only Day – school closed

Term 4: Monday 12th October – 15 December (school closes 12.30pm)


Term 1: Wednesday 3rd February  – Friday 16th April

Ngā wakapainga (Blessings), Our Lady of Lourdes staff and whānau


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