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.
KIND HEARTS DAY TOMORROW – Children can wear free choice clothing – and a gold coin donation greatly appreciated. Blessings to you all.Thu Sep 29 08:07pm
A reminder that school photos are tomorrow morning and we will be starting with Room 1 at 9am. Please have your child at school on time.Wed Sep 28 10:45am
A quick updateTue Sep 27 01:54pm
Good afternoon fabulous people
We are just writing to share that there is currently a bomb scare near the block of shops by the Mobile Station on Pioneer Highway. This part of the road is blocked off. We are all safe and well here at school enjoying the lovely sunshine. It might be easier to use the Featherston Street end to enter Shamrock Street. We will keep you informed should we need too.
Looking forward to seeing you tonight
Blessings to you for the longer Memorial weekend – apologies for the two errors in the previous one – see you all on TUESDAY!!!Fri Sep 23 04:59pm
We hope this note finds you all well – and that you have something special planned for the longer weekend. We look forward to seeing you on TUESDAY.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday night at the Wellbeing, OLOL Has talent show where we have a variety of things happening. We have our Kapa Haka group opening the night.
We also have every classroom performing a little item with their Hub. We have some questions we want your ideas, these will be shared with you via the HERO app as well as in paper form. We have the finalists for the OLOL Has talent.
Children are to wear their PE uniform if they have one, if not school uniform.
If your child is performing with the Kapa Haka group please be at school at 5.15pm. Hall doors will open at 5.30pm with the event starting at 6pm.
Again abundant blessings for your longer weekend
YEAR 6 COOKIE TIME ORDERS READY FOR PICK UPThu Sep 15 12:05pm
Hello there Year 6 Families
Cookie Time orders have arrived. If you have an order to pick up please come to the school office between 2pm – 3.15pm to collect your order.
Alternatively your child will be given their order to take home with them tomorrow.
Blessings for your day
REMINDER FOR YEAR 6’s – Year 6 Camp Fees and Forms are due by this Wednesday 14th September. Thank you and BlessingsMon Sep 12 12:12pm
Reminder – last day for Scholastic Book Club orders (online and office orders) is Friday 9th September.Thu Sep 08 11:18am
Basketball uniform tops need to be washed and returned to the school office by Friday please. Thank you and blessings for your day.Tue Aug 30 01:27pm
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