Term 2   Week 6  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. I know I did!

Tonight Madison and Te Huiatahi  will be representing our school at the Scripture reading competition to be held at St Marys so we wish them every success.

Also several senior students will be attending the annual “Kind Hearts” event being held at Central Normal school on Wednesday.

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Loyalty – Pumau

Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals even when the going gets tough. When you are a loyal friend, even if someone disappoints you, you still hang in there with them. Loyalty is staying committed.

We practice pumau when we:

  • stand up for people and ideas we believe in
  • are a faithful friend through good times and bad
  • don’t let others come between us and our friends
  • don’t allow loyalty to lead us into trouble

Reflection of the week

God always promises to help us and sent Jesus to help us. Jesus calls us to choose to do good, not evil, and he gives us the strength we need to do that. 

Appreciation Spot

Thank you for supporting your child and all our students at the school cross country last Friday. It was a great occasion. Thank you to Mr Anderson for organising this event, to the staff for their support and to the PTFA for providing the sausage sizzle.

Thank you to Janine Jensen and Maria Amey for transporting and supervising our students at the Kind Hearts event.

School Notices

Please be reminded that we encourage our students here at Our Lady Of Lourdes to take great pride in their school uniform. They are to wear their correct uniform at all times. This includes sports teams and teams representing our school at cross country and other sporting events. Coloured hoodies, sweat shirts are not permitted. Jackets to be worn must be navy. 

Teachers Paid Union Meeting
Our teachers will be attending the NZEI  Paid Union meeting to be held on June 28th . We are asking you to collect you child(ren) from school at 2pm that day (or at 1.20 when we break for lunch if you prefer) so our teachers can all attend. Please see the separate notice with more details. Thank you in anticipation of your support. 

On Friday afternoon starting at 1pm on June 22 our kapahaka and Polynesian Smiles groups will be attending the annual whanaungatanga to be held at St Peters College. Parents and whanau are warmly invited to come along to this.

Wig Wednesday June 20
To support the Child Cancer Foundation of which one of our students Addie Torok is the ambassador for, we will put our wigs on and bring along a gold coin donation.

3 Way Student/Teacher /Parent Conferences
Conferences are to be held on Tuesday, June 26 starting at 2.15pm and Wednesday 27 starting at 3.15pm. 
Appointment booking slips went home last Tuesday. There are still a lot outstanding.  Please fill out and return urgently.
Please note school closes at 2pm on the Tuesday so arrangements will need to be made to pick up your child/ren earlier that day or to let your after school care providers know.
Wednesday we finish at the normal time of 3pm.

School Cultural Event
As you are all aware we looking forward to our cultural event to be held on Thursday evening July 5th in the school hall. It is exciting to see groups already practising an item to perform on the night and thank you to those who have offered to provide a dish of food for the shared meal. The meal will begin at 6pm followed by the entertainment.
A reminder that it would be lovely if adults and children could come dressed in their cultural costumes for this event.
I will be looking for volunteers to help me set up the hall and serve food etc on this evening so please let me know if you are available to help with this.

Mufti Mania
We will join together with many Catholic primary schools in New Zealand with a NZCPPA initiated mufti day to end term two on Friday July 6th. Your donations will be used to support Apifo’ou College in Tonga after many of their classrooms were damaged by Cyclone Gita.

Child Safety
Children under 7 years of age must be in a carseat and it is advised that children under 12 should sit in the back seat of a car not in the front.


Y3/4 Draw for this Thursday June 7
OLOL Superstars vs  Hiwinui Red on Court 7 at 4.40pm

Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday June 9
OLOL Champions vs Parkland A, court 2 at 10.30am
OLOL Allstars vs Winchester court 6 at 9.45am


Quiz night June 22nd at the Coachman
Have you registered a team yet????

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

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

Community Notices

St Peters College Production “Strength of A Hero”
Globe Theatre June 27-30
Adults $16, Children $12, Family $66 (2 adults, 2 children)
Tickets available from the Globe Theatre or online

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

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

Living   Learning   Loving

Cross country

Upcoming Dates


June 20

Wig Wednesday

June 22



June 26



June 27



July 2



July 6

End of Term

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