Term 4   Week 1  2016

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to the last term of the year. I hope you managed some down time over the holidays and have recharged your batteries ready for the busy time ahead.

Let’s hope we see a lot more of the warm, sunny weather.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Tolerance – Tuku-Marie

To be tolerant is to accept differences. You don’t expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. Tolerance is being free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. To be tolerant also means to accept things you wish were different with flexibility and patience.

We practice tuku-marie when we:

  • accept differences
  • are free of prejudice
  • don’t complain when uncomfortable conditions can’t be helped
  • make others feel included by reaching out in friendliness
  • change ourselves instead of trying to change others
  • accept people the way they are, faults and all

Reflection of the week

October is the month of the Rosary. When you pray the Rosary you use a circle of beads. We say a prayer as we touch each bead. It is a very reflective and gentle way of praying. We think about important times in the lives of Jesus and about Mary as we pray. We will be saying part of the Rosary each morning this month. If your child has their own Rosary beads they are welcome to bring them to school. reflection16-30

Appreciation Spot


Thanks for your gala donations.

School Notices

Jane Dravitzki has successfully won the Religious Education Primary Advisor’s position at the Catholic Education Office so has tendered her resignation here at Lourdes.
We thank Jane for the fabulous job she has done here for us over the last nine years, especially as our Director of Religious Studies and congratulate her on her new position.
We wish her every success and fulfilment.

Summer Uniform
Children are to be in summer uniform by the beginning term 4 or at the latest, after Labour weekend, Tuesday 25 October.   Stocks of grey shorts sizes 4 and 6  (special purchase) for $12 pr.     Limited number of grey polos 4 & 6 ($19).    We have larger sizes in white polos (8-14) at $16 each.   Smaller sizes can be purchased at the Warehouse.  ($19 each).

It is compulsory for all students to be wearing the school sunhat in term four. We have a “no hat, no play” policy. These are available for purchase at the school office $12.

Blokes’ Event
The final event of the year should be a real rip snorter, Dodgeball!! The event will be held in the school hall on Wednesday 19th October from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
If you are coming please fill in the form and return to United by Tuesday 18th October.

EXPLORERS  have started doing yoga in class.   If you have a spare yoga mat you can lend them until the end of term it  would be greatly appreciated.

Reading Eggs App
Ask your child’s teacher for the password to use at home.

Kids For Kids Concert Next Monday 
A reminder that the children performing in this concert are going to a rehearsal on the morning of the concert which is next Monday, October 17. They will be walking there accompanied by Mrs Cousins and Mrs Moor.
The actual concert is held at the Central Energy Events Centre (The Arena on Pascal Street) in the evening starting at 7.30pm. We ask for your child be there by 6.45pm and are to wear something light and bright.
Children involved should have brought home a flyer with all the details on it at the end of last term.

School camp 2017 Fundraising
The chocolates have arrived.   For those who ordered,  the first  box will be sent home tonight with your child   Once sold they can return the money and pick up another box if they ordered more than 1.  Each box sold gives a $24 credit for their camp fees.  We do have a few spare boxes if you forgot to put an order in.   See office with any queries.

For Sale
Grey shorts Size 7 & 8  (5prs)  Grey Polos 4 & 6
Phone Monica 3591984 or 0274663666

For Sale 
Jersey   size 28cm   Phone Tracy 354 5664



Our gala is only 6 weeks away now so keep your donations rolling in. Anyone interested in running a craft stall at the gala for $30 per stall please contact Tracey 027 637 9220 or Alicia 021 139 3900 for more information or collect a flyer from the school office.
Anyone willing to make and freeze sweets please let us know. We have ingredients here at school for this.

Community Notices

The Manawatu Principals’ Association is delighted to be bringing  NATHAN WALLIS to the Manawatu.
Wednesday November 16, 7p.m. – 8.30p.m
Awapuni Function Centre (expected to be sold out so pre          orders essential).
A lively, engaging speaker with up to date knowledge.
How does my child/s brain work?
What is the impact of the early years?
What is the story behind the “Teenage condition”?
How can I make a positive difference for my child?
Learn more about the human brain and how it works!
Subsidised tickets ($15)  Please bring money to school office before 11th November.  Ordered tickets will be sent to school prior to event.

Shane Rufer School of Football
After school football.   contact Shane  or 021622101  or

This Weeks Photos

The Production


Upcoming Dates

Oct 12                 5.30pm BOT
Oct 17 Children need to be there at 6.45pm
Concert starts at 7.30pm
Kids for Kids Concert at the Arena
Oct 24 Labour Day
Oct 29 BOT Conference
Dec 14               7pm End of Year Mass and Graduation
Dec 15              12.30pm

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