Nai mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 3/wiki te toru.

Today is All Saints day - a day when we give thanks for our SAINTS who are such amazing role models for us all. Everyday we are called to be saints 'with a little s' as Jesus has no other voice than ours. By our words, actions and heart we can make a difference. Our school will be joining with our parish for the 10 am mass.

Tomorrow is All Souls day and our two senior rooms will be attending mass at 10am with our parish. This is a time when we reflect on all those that have passed on to the loving arms of God. We give thanks for their lives and all that they did.

Thank you to those who were able to bring pets yesterday - the weather certainly was interesting. Thank you for your patience and your understanding. The children had a wonderful time which will make for amazing story writing today. Of course, the weather is gorgeous today... but we know the rain was needed for our land!!!

We have had a great start to the term with so many wonderful learning opportunities happening for our children. Our teachers/kaiako are working on assessment in all key learning areas as we prepare for our end of year reporting and completing your child's report. It is full steam ahead.

BAPTISM/WELCOME: What a special time this was in our school calendar - how truly blessed we are to be part of this parish. Congratulations to Bailey who was Baptised and to Molly, Zion, Zaiaia and Zephaniah (Fatu) for being received into the church.


Thank you to our wonderful parents who took time out of their busy lives to help our middle Tu Manawa hub of Rooms 4 and 5. It was such an amazing learning time for all. Our focus as a school/kura is on our Local Curriculum and learning places of significance around our Manawatu.

Our junior team have one planned for Week 7 - details to come out next week


RECONCILIATION: Thursday November 10th at 5.30pm - for some this will be the first time they will be making this special sacrament.

FIRST COMMUNION: Sunday November 13th - this is a huge celebration for our children and their families - please join us for the 9.30am mass.

Whaea Donna is working on dates for next year for those who are thinking about beginning their Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion journey - please reach out at any time as we can help you with this.

If your child is in year 6 and is attending St Peter’s College next year there is a grant available to assist with costs such as travel, uniform, stationery and technology. This funding comes from our OLOL Parish and families can apply for it each year that your child attends St Peter’s College.

Please contact Donna Brown, Pastoral Coordinator, pastoral@pncathedral.org.nz, 0212295753 for more information.


We are making our way carefully through a very busy term...

Tuesday November 1 - Kind Hearts spending time in the Junior room, All Saints day - school will attend the 10am mass

Wednesday November 2 - All Souls mass @10am

Thursday November 3 - Basketball session #1with Coach Miles

Tuesday November 8 - Fire Engine visit at 2pm

Thursday November 10 - Basketball session #2 with Coach Miles, Reconciliation @5.30pm

Sunday November 13 - FIRST COMMUNION, all welcome, please come and join our school

Tuesday November 15 - Library Bus

Thursday November 17 - Basketball session #3 with Coach Miles

Saturday November 19 - Working Bee at 10am-3pm / please see note below

Monday November 21 - Swimming begins this week (weather permitting)

Thursday November 24 - Basketball session #4 Coach Miles

Friday November 25 - SCHOOL ATHLETICS at 9.30-11.30am at school (more details next week)

Thursday December 1 - OLOL Christmas in the Park - picnic dinner at school

Friday December 2 - Road Patrollers movie

Sunday December 4 - Christmas float - we need you!!! Mrs Pedley has a float organised and we need some angels and shepherds. More information coming out shortly

Tuesday December 6 - Okatia Junior rooms trip - Place Based learning from 9.15-12.15pm. We are in the process of ordering a bus however we would love some parent help as well. Walking, parks and the Esplanade - yippee!!!

Wednesday December 7 - OLOL Senior mass/children performing for our wonderful parishioners

Monday December 12 - Whanau fun day

Tuesday December 13 - Graduation Mass for Year 6 and families from 6-7.30pm

Wednesday December 14 - Final mass @11.30am, SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THE YEAR @ 12.30pm

Please make sure you continue to read the newsletter to keep up with everything that is going on. Ring Karen in the office if you have any further queries

Breakfast club is thriving with children/tamariki enjoying this healthy breakfast of Weetbix and milk every day now!!! Mr Moor is also helping us to keep us healthy with organising fruit boxes for us all. Our children enjoy both!!!

Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki

May God keep and bless you

The OLOL Team


Wow, what a start to the Summer Hockey and Touch season. Our children are doing us proud.

Well done to Jack W and Cam S for Players of the Day for Touch team OLOL Saints.

To our three summer hockey teams

Player of the Day:

OLOL Rockets: Isabela,

OLOL LIghtning: Clara, Heidi, Annika and Hazel

OLOL Thunder: Meilah

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Today our Junior hub had Raewyn and Lucy come in to share their new book about KINDNESS HEROES. Two children got to wear a super hero cape. We gave them the money raised from our mufti day last term. The Kind Hearts organisation support the Neonatal and Children's ward, so this money went to a great organisation who through their kindness helps others.
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This week we are focusing on learning more about All Saints and All Souls. Below is a link to the Family/Whanau book for you to look through. There is a lot of valuable information here to help support your child.
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We are now fully into our summer uniform and heading towards all children wearing our new uniform from 2023.

SUNHATS - Please make sure that your child has the navy school sunhat at school everyday. We will now be reinforcing the SUN SAFE policy - no hat no play.

HAIR EXPECTATIONS - all children are to have their hair up if it reaches their collar. We ask that only black, brown, navy hair ties, clips are used during school hours. Please keep all the hair accessories for home time.

EARRINGS - Please check that your child wears a simple stud or sleeper at school.

SHOES - Children to wear either black sandals or black shoes with white ankle socks for girls (summer only) and navy socks for boys.

Look at our school's facebook page for more photos of our Pet Blessing

EPIC MUSIC - Term 4 2022

Does your child want to learn an instrument, play in a band and perform on the big stage?

Epic Music Academy runs it’s one of a kind instrument tuition programs in school, and registrations are open for Term 4!

To sign up, simply ask the office for a sign up form, check out our website epicma.nz, or email your interest to schools@epicma.nz.

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Thank you for your support for Tokens - we will share with you how much we earned and what this will go towards. I see it is now stickers for glasses - have fun with this. And again our thanks to you all.


Term 4 - Monday 17th October - 14th December @12.30pm


Term 1 - first day of school 2023 is Tuesday January 31st - Thursday 6 April (Easter)

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)