Term 2   Week 7  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to Week 7. Not such a great week weather wise!

Hope you all manage to stay warm and dry.

Please let me know if you need any firewood or know of a family in need of this as St Vinnies has offered needy families in our community some.

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


At the beginning of his public teaching, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is here!”

He meant that he brought the reign of God to earth. It is here among us because he is here among us. But sometimes we cannot see it. Why is it sometimes hard to see the reign of God already present among us? When we do not act as Jesus did, others cannot see him.

When we pray the Lord’s prayer “thy kingdom come,” we pray that it will be seen.

Reflection: How can we help the kingdom of God grow and be seen by others?

Appreciation Spot

School Notices

Newsletter Sponsorship
A big thank you to the following sponsors of our newsletter:
Little Acorns
Robertson Holden- Dan Strawbridge
Contel -Paul O’Connor
The Frame Shop – John Hammond
Vince Basile Plumbing Co Ltd
Little Ferns Childcare
Feauini Mortgages Ltd – Keneti Tupou
New World Pioneer
The Marist Club Palmerston North
Their sponsorship covers the printing costs of our newsletter for which we are most grateful.
All our sponsors ask in return, is that you consider them should you require their services.

Rooms 3 and Mrs Moor’s students will be going to mass at 10am this Friday,  June 15 and invite friends and whanau along too.

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.

Scholastic bookclub   
Orders close on Friday 22nd June at 9.a.m.

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.

Catholic Schools Whanaungatanga
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. If your child is involved in this they should have brought you a  note home last Thursday. Please sign and return the permission slip at the bottom of this by June 12.

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
Well done to those who have made a time for you and your child to meet with their teacher at our conferences to be held on Tuesday, June 26 starting at 2.15pm and Wednesday 27 starting at 3.15pm. 

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.
Your appointment times will be coming home next week on Thursday 21st June. 

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.
If you are coming we ask each family to provide a pot luck dish. This can be of any culture you choose.
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.


Y3/4 Draw for this Thursday June 14
OLOL Superstars vs Hiwinui Red on Court 7 at 4.40pm

Year 5/6 Draws for this Saturday June16
OLOL Champions vs CNS Arrows on court 2 at 11.15am 
OLOL Allstars vs Riverdale Bees on court 5 at 10.30am


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

Manawatu Striders Harriers
Weekly programme  (12 weeks) Wednesdays 4p.m. – 5p.m. taken by Vanessa Story outside U.C.C. Ongley Park.  Coaching free for first 2 weeks.  If children join club,  will continue to be free.  Members will be eligible to take part in cross country and road events on Saturdays.   Alister Mart Club Captain  027 212 1188

Living   Learning   Loving

Leading Light Kahoot Quiz

Believers Gardening Club

Upcoming Dates

June 20

Wig Wednesday (gold coin donation)

June 22


Whanaugnatanga at St Peter’s College

June 26


Conferences (school finishes 2pm)

June 27



June 28


School finishes early for NZEI Teachers meeting

July 2



July 5


School Cultural event

July 6

Mufti Day (gold coin donation) . End of Term

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