Term 1   Week 9  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Thank you to those who attended our Easter Liturgy and our Learning Expo. I hope you enjoyed both these events as much as the students did sharing their learning with you.

As this is the last newsletter for term one I wish you all a safe and restful holiday break. School reopens on Monday April 30th for the start of the new term.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Purposefulness – Whakatara-nga

Being purposeful is having a clear focus, instead of being confused or unsure of what you are doing or why you are doing it.
You are acting purposefully when you have a goal you are working toward.
You concentrate your mind and your efforts so that something good will happen as a result.
Some people just let things happen.
A purposeful person makes things happen.

We practice whakatara-nga when we:

  • have a clear vision of what we want to accomplish
  • know why we are doing it
  • focus on a goal
  • get back on track if we get scattered or distracted
  • do things one at a time and finish what we start

Reflection of the week

The mission of the church is to call us to constant conversion and invite us to give witness to our faith in the Risen Lord. Jesus, the Risen Lord, appears and proclaims peace and forgiveness, the good news of the Resurrection. He tells his disciples that all the writings of the Old Testament have pointed to this day, and they are now witnesses to it. He commands them to go out and call others to “change their lives and believe”

Appreciation Spot

Thank you to the PTFA and Rebecca Hayman for organising new sandpit equipment for our students.

School Notices

Learning Assessment Books
Several students have not returned their LAB books from last year.
Please return them asap so teachers can start putting this year’s assessment in them ready for conferences next term.

Newsletter Sponsorship
If you would like or know of someone who would like to sponsor our newsletter  please be in touch.
Each space costs $150.
Sponsorship covers the cost of our newsletters so we are very grateful to all our sponsors.

Congratulations to Flynn  and Shakariah for the splendid job they did representing our school at the Mass of the Oils and on Holy Thursday.

Outstanding money:
A reminder to those who have obtained items from school and were to pay on the internet or at a later date.
Your early attention to this would be appreciated.  This includes uniform & stationery items unless prior arrangements made.
Accounts are being made up at the present time.

Basic Facts
Congratulations to Tamara and Olivia who have moved up a stage on the ladder.

Music tuition here at school is well under way with Epic Music Academy! If your child(ren) hasn’t signed up yet for music lessons on the drums, guitar, ukulele or keyboard make sure you email your interest to or head along to their Facebook page.

Winter Uniform
Students all must be in correct winter uniform after term break.  The office has 2 x 97cm Jerseys ($55) 1 pr winter shorts size 10 ($25) and socks $10 pr.  We do have some larger tunics available.  Inquire at office.   All sizes &  items available at  The Warehouse.

P.E. Top  Size 8-10  named Erin Deeley on hem line.  Missing for 2 weeks.
Tunic named  Veiana since last Friday.   This is the second tunic missing this term.
PLEASE check at home.

First Eucharist programme commences on 28th April (last Saturday  of the holidays) at 4.30p.m. followed by 5.30p.m. mass.   


Netball – Y1/2 and Y5/6 Netball Registrations

Y1/2 due in now. Last call for names.


Online Lunch Ordering – 
Mondays – Subway
Orders can be made and/or cancelled up to 9am on the day of delivery (Monday).

Fridays – Pita Pit
Orders can be made and/or cancelled up to 8:30am on the day of delivery (Friday).

Community Notices

Diocese of PN  Attendance Dues:
For assistance with payment options or to set up regular deductions contact Marcy, Susan or Mark at Diocesan Office 0800200208 or email

Be-Bop Before and After School Care Programme
here at Our Lady of Lourdes School.
For bookings and enquiries contact Marama on :   021 993 441 email:
Be-Bop will run a programme over the upcoming school holidays. 
Information brochure from school office.

Yoga for Kids and Teens
Starting Term 2, Monday 30th April.
Boys and girls welcome.
Kids 5-10 years 3.30pm, Teens 11-17 years 4.30pm.
For more information go to or ph Tracy 021525669.
Limited to 20 mats so booking essential.

Living   Learning   Loving

Shakariah and Flynn with Bishop Charles

Holy Thursday Liturgy

Upcoming Dates


End of Term

April 13

End of Term

April 30


Term 2 begins

May 8



May 9


BOT subs

May 20

First Holy Communion

May 30


June 1

Cross country

June 4

Queens Birthday

June 22


June 26



June 27



July 2



July 6

End of Term

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