Term 2   Week 8  2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Congratulations to the those students who made their First Communion on Sunday. Please keep them in your prayers.

A big thank you to Ms Brown and Fr Vaughan for all their work in preparing them for this sacrament.

Congratulations too for the effort those in our inter school cross country team put into their event last Wednesday and to our senior kapahaka group and Whaea Frayne for their wonderful performance at the Whanaugnatanga held at Hato Paora College on Friday.

We have a lot to be proud of here at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Enjoy your week ,  
Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Forgiveness – Muruhara

Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong, knowing that everyone makes mistakes. It is making amends instead of taking revenge. It is important to forgive yourself too. Forgiving yourself means to stop punishing yourself or feeling hopeless because of a mistake. Forgiveness is moving ahead, ready to act differently, with compassion for yourself and faith that you can change.

We practice muruhara when we:

  • remember that everyone makes mistakes
  • take responsibility for our own mistakes
  • share our feelings without taking revenge
  • stop giving uncaring people the chance to hurt us
  • accept people without judgement or criticism
  • make amends instead of punishing ourselves with guilt

Reflection of the week


Last Sunday was the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ and the readings focused on the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. In the first reading Paul presented what he was taught concerning the actions and words of Jesus at the Last Supper and the belief that in the sharing of bread and wine Christ is present.

The Gospels proclaims that Christ himself is our life. It is he who satisfies our hunger and thirst. He chose to make this concept a reality in bread and wine. Jesus invites us to share his body and blood which in Hebrew are symbols of person and life. In these symbols we encounter the living Lord, ever present to us. To share in his life, to be one with him, is to live forever.

Appreciation Spot


Thank you to Chris White for making and installing our soccer and rugby goal posts. They are fabulous.

Thank you to Catherine Scoon for coaching and Glenda and Tracey for managing our Year 3/4 netball team who played their last games for the season on the weekend.

School Notices

The Nest and  Mr Anderson’s United invite their family/whanau to mass with them this Friday at 10am.

Children’s Liturgy Mass this Sunday,25th June 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.If you want your child to be involved please contact Lorraine Wilson on 0212227802. Practise for the mass will be this Sat 24th June 3-4.30pm at the church.
Bring a plate for a shared morning tea after the mass on Sunday.

Mid Year Reports
Staff have been busy writing your child’s mid year progress report. These will come home on Tuesday, June 27, the week of our conferences, along with your child’s learning assessment book. Please bring these books with you to the conferences.

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences 
Your confirmation of appointment times comes home with this newsletter.

School App
We now have 97 subscribers signed on to the new school app which is great news. A reminder that you can view the newsletter, see sports news, email absences, find events, look for term dates and several other helpful items. Just go to the app store and search Our lady of Lourdes for both apple and android.

Lucky bookclub
Orders close next Monday 26th June at 9a.m.


This Week’s Netball Draws
Year 1/2   Tuesday June 20
OLOL vs Whakarongo Mystics @ 4pm B&M CET Arena on Court 1
Year 5/6   Saturday 24th June
OLOL vs Tiritea Terrifics  at 10.30am. CET Arena Court 5

OLOL Storm vs West end Eagles @  3.45pm  Arena 2, Ct 3
Duty on same court at 4.15p.m.


Fertiliser Drive
Our ringing lists are now well underway.   The support of families to this wonderful fundraiser is very much appreciated.  For those who have lists –  if you could send in the orders taken so far so that they can go on the computer before the holidays it would help greatly.  Next week we will be asking for help on the day,  12th August for cars/trailers/vans/trucks and helpers.   Please mark this day on your calendar.   Last year we delivered 600 bags in less than 3hrs.  If we get more help we will try and break this record.  If delivering pamphlets and ringing customers was not your “thing” then we will look forward to your help on the day.

Pita Pit Online Lunch Scheme
Every Friday for the rest of this term.

Next Meeting is to be held in the school staffroom this Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm.

Community Notices

St Peters College Open Night
Thursday 10th August, 2017, 7.00p.m. – 9p.m.
School Gymnasium
“St Peter’s College celebrates being a Catholic Faith Community, where students, teachers and families work in partnership to develop empowered, self-managing, life-long learners, who live the gospel values in a changing world.”
We look forward to meeting parents and students choosing a Catholic, co-educational Year 7-13 education.   You will have the opportunity to meet staff and students, and to have e a look arou

nd our modern learning environments.
Candice Adams (Head of Junior School)  Phone 354 4198  Ext. 725

St Vincent de Paul Shop
Fill a bag with used clothing for $5.  (In small shop Rangitikei St.  beside alleyway.)

This Weeks Photos


Go to Happenings Page for Video.

Upcoming Dates

June 21 5.30pm BOT subs
June 23 10am Mr A’s United & Nest class mass
June 28/29 3 way conferences
July 5 5.30pm BOT Meeting
July 7 Mufti Day/End of Term 2
July 24 8.55am Term 3 begins

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