OUR LADY OF
TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA
Tena Koutou, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Bula Vinaka, Mauri, Namaste
Nau mai, haere mai – Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes school/kura
‘Achieving the best possible academic results is a goal for all Catholic schools. In its academic standards, the Catholic school is required to be “at least as outstanding’ as other schools in its area.’
(Catholic Education of School-Age Children Document 2014 p18).
We are a Decile 4 Integrated Catholic multicultural primary school catering for boys and girls aged 5 ~ 11 years from Year 1-6.
The roll stands at approximately 150-175 children/tamariki by the end of the school year. We are one of three Catholic primary schools in Palmerston North and work collaboratively with a Palmerston North Catholic Kāhui Ako for the Good of ALl.
THE CATHOLIC CHARACTER OF OUR SCHOOL/KURA
The Special Character of a Catholic School is defined in the Integration Agreement as follows:
“The school is a Roman Catholic School in which the whole school community through the general school programme and in its religious instructions and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the practices, worship and doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, as determined from time to time by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese.”
We are disciples of Jesus and work to LIVE, LEARN and LOVE to be the HEAD, HEART, VOICE and HANDS of Jesus in our community. This is then supported by the Mercy sister’s Charism, Mission and Vision.
FERTILISER DRIVE – Saturday 27th August 2022 (8am-noon).Thu Aug 11 12:05pm
Thank you to all the wonderful people who have offered to help run our annual fund raiser – you are all very much appreciated. This year the funds raised will be going towards new basketball hoops for the school courts.
We need just a few more wonderful volunteers to help make this annual event a success!
We need a few more volunteers to phone our previous customers and record their orders for this year.
We also need someone who has access to a truck to pick up our bulk order of Fertiliser Bags from our supplier in Feilding – last year this was 4 pellets which is approximately 400 bags. This needs to be picked up the afternoon of 26th August and brought back to school to be unloaded ready for deliveries on the morning of the 27th August. Please let us know if this is something you can help us with.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Blessings for your day.
Mufti Day TomorrowThu Aug 04 04:20pm
As mentioned in the newsletter – Animal Theme mufti day. Please do not go out and buy anything – look for things around home. Wear something black and white for a Zebra, put a spot on your nose and draw cat whiskers on your cheeks. Or just come in clothes from home. Please bring gold coin or non perishable food. The disco is from 2-3pm and run by our Whanau Leaders.
There will be little snacks available for purchase – 50 cents each.
Blessings for your evening
KIND HEARTS MEDIA PERMISSION FORMTue Aug 02 04:01pm
Just a friendly reminder for families of Year 2-6 children. Please return your child’s Kind Heart Media Permission Form that was sent home in the last week of Term 2. This event is on next week so we need your form returned to school as soon as possible please. Thank you to those families who have returned their form.
Kind regards and Blessings Karen
OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL FERTILISER DRIVE – we need need a team of wonderful volunteers to make this happen. Please see attached form.Mon Aug 01 01:10pm
Grandparents Mass – my apologies – the time for the mass tomorrow is at 10am, not 9.30 am as mentioned the in the newsletter. Blessings.Tue Jul 26 08:26pm
Welcome to Term 3 – we hope you have all had a fabulous break.Mon Jul 25 09:09am
The Ministry of Education has asked that all children from Year 4 upwards wear a mask for the health and wellbeing of all. This is initially for the first four weeks of the term. We have spare masks here at school should your child require one. Further information will come out in the newsletter tomorrow. We ask that by Wednesday, those children who are able, to please wear a mask to keep our school well and healthy.
Blessings for your day ahead
Young Catholics Care Day – No uniform tomorrow, wear clothes from home. Please bring a gold coin donation for Caritas. Blessing OLOL StaffThu Jul 07 03:10pm
KIND HEARTS PERMISSION FORM – Today children from year 2-6 will bring home this form. Please complete and return by Friday. Thank youTue Jul 05 03:15pm
REMINDER – School finishes at 12.30pm tomorrow, please make arrangements to have your child picked up at 12.30pm on Wednesday. BlessingsTue Jun 28 12:16pm
OLOL School Conferences – Room 4Mon Jun 27 11:30am
Good morning. Unfortunately Julie Moor is unwell and is not expected to return to school this week. This means she will not be able to attend any booked conferences this week.
If you have booked an appointment with her please check your emails for information regarding this.
So sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and please feel free to contact the office for clarification on this matter.
Kind regards Karen Worsley
Last day for Scholastic Book Club online and office orders is – MONDAY 20th JUNE. Blessings for your day.Fri Jun 17 11:26am
BOARD ELECTIONS PARENT UPDATETue Jun 14 03:13pm
14 June 2022
SchooI Board Parent Election 2022
Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 4 School Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15th July 2022.
We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database.
Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.
Nominations close on Wednesday 3rd August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7th September.
We look forward to your participation in this process.
89 Nazareth Avenue | Middleton | Christchurch | PO Box 414 | Christchurch 8140
P (03) 338 4444 | Cell 021 399 744 Web www.cessl.org.nz
Good morning families, please take good care with this rough weather.Mon Jun 13 09:13am
We have a number of children away for different reasons – Covid, a nasty virus, a tummy bug and this weather. We will do everything to keep your child well and safe in these times. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. The team at OLOL
REMINDER OF SCHOOL CLOSURE DATESThu Jun 02 11:31am
School is closed tomorrow (Friday) for a Teachers Only Day. Monday is Queens Birthday and school will also be closed this day.
We hope you all enjoy your long weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday next week.
Blessings from OLOL Staff
CROSS COUNTRY CANCELLED FOR NOWWed Jun 01 09:56am
After much discussion, we have decided to cancel the Cross Country that was planned for Thursday. With approximately a third of our children away due to illness and working with minimal staff we can not run this event safely. We hope to be able to run this or something similar later in the term when we have got through this latest episode of sickness in the school. Thank you also to those who offered to help on the day – it was wonderful to have all your support. We will call on you again when we have another plan in place.
Talofa families, we hope your day has gone well. It is certainly getting colder and wetter out there.Mon May 30 08:21pm
We are just letting you know we have a lot of illness at school at the moment with over 50 children and teachers away with various illnesses – Covid, a virus with headaches including temperatures and aches as well as some with a tummy bug. We thank you for your support and know we are doing everything we can to minimise the spread. We ask that you keep your child at home if they are unwell as we work to get on top of this.
Go gently, stay warm
Cross Country Thursday 2/6 assistance on the day –Wed May 25 10:09am
Kia ora all, we are looking for adults to help us walk to and from school to Monrad Park for the Cross Country. We will be leaving school at 10am and returning approximately 12.30pm. We will see what the weather is like and may bring the junior children back earlier. Please email or ring the office if you can help.