This is a brief final newsletter for 2022.

Last night we had a fabulous Graduation Mass, recognising our Year 6 Graduates, their family/whanau, saying farewell to families who are leaving with their child moving on, as well as recognising the gifts and talents of our students.

We ask God's blessings on the following families

  • Burkett, Derksen, Ferguson, Field, Hillman-Rangihuna, Hopkins, Hoskin, Hotereni

  • Illston, Stewart, Straker, Thomas, Tim, Torok, Wilson

Please see the message that was shared by Mr Anderson and Mrs O'Callaghan

Kia Ora, I’m Michael Anderson from Te Awhina Waru and I’m Davinia O’Callaghan from Te Awhina Ono. We have had the pleasure of teaching the Year 6 tamariki this year. Throughout the year we have been sooooo proud of how our Year 6s have used their Mercy Values and particularly, in reference to todays reading, have shown the Mercy Value of compassion towards others.

The Mercy Value of Compassion means Aroha, caring for our family and friends, and about showing kindness to people who are feeling sad or upset to help them feel good. The Mercy Value of Compassion is about feeling that you can make a difference.

Our Year 6 students said that they show compassion:

When they are good listeners

When they look for ways to help other people in my community

When they stick up for someone who is being teased

When they look for children at school who are being left out and invite them to join in games

When they forgive someone who has hurt them

When they share their toys and games

God of tender mercy, may your love reach out to our Year 6’s and fill their hearts with love, joy and hope for the future. Help them work together to change our world and to make it better, even in small ways. May we never doubt that our love can make a difference.

  • For Outstanding Contribution to OLOL Sports for 2022 the recipient is: Stelios Pekepo-Tevaga
  • For Outstanding Contribution to OLOL Culture for 2022 the recipient is: William Hotereni
  • For Outstanding Academic Achievement for 2022 the recipient is: Mikaela Rosales

  • This year the Catherine McAuley Mercy award is presented to: Eleanor Adams

To our Year 6 Graduates - Remember to LIVE, LEARN, LOVE with MERCY. Abundant blessings to you all:

Eleanor, Miley, Oliver, Caitlin, Lizzie, Nirai, Blake, Dani-Nicole, William, Amelia

Milo, Fuataina, Bella, Sothut ,Stelios, Mikaela, Tyler, Zion, Cameron, Stella,

Luke, Emily, Karnika, Addie, Mia, Kellan

Wishing you all abundant blessings this Advent season to you and your families. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and fun filled Christmas and New Year season.

The OLOL Team

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It was great to be able to have so much fun in the last few days of school - from our fun Athletics morning, Pyjamas day and Wheels Day.

  • The winning Tug of War Whanau House was Bernadette
  • The winning Relay Whanau House was Pompalier

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TERM 1 DATES 2023 - Tuesday January 31st - Thursday 6 April (Easter)

Term 1 -School office open from 9am - noon January 25, 26, 27 and 30th

Tuesday January 31st - First day of school for 2023

Monday February 6th - WAITANGI DAY - school closed

Sunday February 12th - Our Feast Day school mass @9.30am, open fun morning

Thursday 17 February - HERO Goal Setting afternoon from 3.15-7.15pm

Wednesday February 22 - Ash Wednesday

Thursday 23rd February - Year 1 & 2 Tabloids hosted by St Josephs Feilding,

Thursday 2nd March - Year 5 & 6 Tabloids hosted by OLOL

Monday 6th March - Food for Thought programme begins

Wednesday 8th March Year 3 & 4 Tabloids hosted by St James

Monday March 20th - St John lessons for Room 6 and 8

Thursday April 6th - Holy Thursday


  • Year 5/6 RIPPA RUGBY and NETBALL Tournament @ St Mary's Wednesday, August 16th. (postponement day - August 23rd)


June 6th @ 6pm at St Mary’s Yr 5/6

Term 2 - April 24 (Teacher Only day), 25th ANZAC day - Term 2 begins April 26-June 30

Term 3 - 17 July - 22 September

Term 4 - 9 October - December 14 (to be confirmed)

WEETBIX TRIATHALON - 21st March 2023

An OLOL School team has been setup for the Weetbix Triathalon on 21st March 2023.

If you wish to register your child for this event please register under the 'OLOL School' team NS you will save a little on postage costs for your entry pack.

We will not be organising this as a school team rather it will be up to parents to organise transportation and supervision. We'll let you know more once children have enrolled.

School Holiday Programme

The Kelly Sports Manawatu holiday programme is back, held at College Street Normal School. The programme is designed for ages 5-13 and is action-packed fill games, sports and activities.

We want to see as many children as we can getting active and give every child a sporting chance.

Attached is a brochure, and here is a link.