Term 1   Week 4  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank you for your attendance at our conferences last Thursday. The staff and I appreciate the support you give us and your child on their learning journey here at Our Lady of Lourdes School.

Please be reminded that if you ever have a query or concern no matter how big or small, come and talk to us about it.     “A problem shared is a problem halved” so they say.

It is great to see more of the sun this week so far. Let’s hope this keeps up for a little while longer!

Enjoy your week
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Diligence – Puku-mahi

Diligence is working hard and doing the best job you possibly can.
When you are diligent, you take special care to do things step by step.
You think and move carefully to make sure things will turn out right.
Being diligent is being industrious, giving all you have to give to whatever you do.

We practice puku-mahi when we:images

  • pay attention to what we are doing
  • do things carefully, step by step
  • practice to the point of excellence
  • give our absolute best to what you do
  • work hard
  • don’t give up.

Reflection of the week


The readings this Sunday focus on God’s constant care for us. The first reading tell us that God is like a mother who will always care for her child. The Gospel tells us that God is the creator of all and will care for all. When we trust that God, like the mother in the first reading, will take care of us, we are not filled with anxiety or worry.

reflection17-4With trust in our God our needs will be served. Our faith is not in the things we need, or in our own ability, but in the one who provides. We are like children in the care of our mother, our creator.


Appreciation Spot


School Notices

Year 1&2 Tabloids
On March 2 the Year 1 & 2 students will be going by bus to St Joseph’s, Feilding.

School Donation
Thank you to those of you who have forwarded this donation. So far this donation has gone towards subscriptions for Mathletics ($26 per student) and Reading Eggs ($21 per student) and the Year 1 & 2 bus fare to Feilding for the catholic tabloids.

We are still waiting on the return of the updated contact details on the bottom of the stationery list (25).

Basic Facts
Congratulations to Kiwa, Leah, Joshua and Nikora  who have moved up a rung on the basic facts ladder.

Swimming Carnival
We have pencilled in March 17 as our date for this but will confirm this closer to the time depending on how the weather holds out.



  • Preseason Skill development programme – beginning Wednesday 1st March for 6 weeks for players in Years 5-8.
  • ANZ futureFERNS Year 3-4 programme  –Notice went home last Tuesday for interested players. Please return your form by this Friday please.

Draw to be advised

Community Notices

Violin Lessons available:
Yr 12 St Peters College student is available to teach beginner’s violin lessons.  Available after school on Tues/Wed/Thur at St Peters College.  $15 per half hour.  Phone Olivia on 0212989492 or email

Childrens Day 5th March 11a.m. 3p.m.  Monrad Park
Fun and games for all.  Bouncy castles, egg & spoon races, sack races, rock  painting, sausage sizzle, fresh fruit, kite making.

Marist Junior Rugby  
Registration Days at the Marist Clubrooms, Pascal Street,   Wednesday 15th March 5.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.  Sunday 19th March 2p.m. – 5p.m.   Saturday 25th March 11a.m. – 2p.m.  $40 per player.
Pre Season Skills & Drills U10, 11, 12 or 13 player in 2017.
25th February and 4th March  –   2p.m. – 4p.m.
Saturday 11th & 12th March   Spillane Tournament.
All exisiting and new players most welcome.
Enquiries contact Kent on 0275469717.
More information on parent noticeboard on the verandah.

Rugby League
Under 11  HWC Mini Mod.  Every Tuesday 4p.m. – 5p.m. from 7th March for 6 weeks.
For more information Kiria Tangaroa HWC Youth Worker or 06 3080504

This Weeks Photos

Warriors player Ligi Sao visited our school last Thursday.
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Our junior touch team met up with Ligi  last Friday.

Upcoming Dates

March 2 9.30-12.30am Year 1/2 Tabloids @ St Josephs
March 9 9.30-12.30am Year 3/4  Tabloids @ OLOL
March 16 9.30-12.30am Y5/6 Tabloids @ St James
March 22-24 Year 6 camp
April 7 2.30-3.30pm Learning Expo
April 13 10am Easter Liturgy/ End of term

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