Term 4  Week 6  2018

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Welcome to week 6. Only four and half weeks of the school year left!

Enjoy your week,

Jacinta Cousins, Principal

Virtue of the Week

Love -Aroha

Love is a special feeling that fills your heart. You show love in a smile, a pleasant way of speaking, a thoughtful act or a hug. Love is treating people and things with special care and kindness because they mean so much to you. Love is treating other people just as you would like them to treat you- with respect and kindness.

We practice aroha when we:

  • treat others as we would want them to treat us
  • say kind and loving things
  • share our things and ourselves
  • show affection
  • think loving thoughts
  • take good care of the things we love

Reflection of the week  

21st  November  The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On this Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple by Joachim and Anne.
They are the grandparents of Jesus. Jesus was also presented in the Temple.

25th November  Christ the King Sunday
This is the last Sunday of the Liturgical year and is a feast day that focuses on the authority of Christ.
Jesus Christ King of the Universe.

School Notices

Congratulations to our girl’s table tennis team who got first place at the Manawatu Schools’ championships held last week and to the boys team who got third. Thank you to Maria Amey for supervising the teams.

Congratulations to the following students who have moved up the basic facts ladder: Danny E, Haydon, Selyndah, Veiana, Chloe, Abigail and Shakariyah.

Class Placements for 2019
We are beginning to look at class placements for next year. If your child is not returning to our school next year please let us know as soon as possible. 

Lucky Books
Online orders only issue 8 – open on 19th November.  The brochure can be viewed online.  Credit card only payment for these orders.  Closing 6th December.

Mufti Day
On November 30 we will be having a mufti day to raise money for the Zoo Conservation Fund. Children can come dressed as an animal like they did for our disco last term. Gold coin donation for each student please.

School Athletics
Weather permitting, we will hold our athletics day from 9-12pm on Thursday, December 6 here on our school field.

Zoo Trip
Thank you to the following parents who will be accompanying students to the Zoo. 
Thursday 13th December: Grant Jensen, Doug Griffin, Kelly Fage, Corrinna Bunning, Lucy Palmer, Hayley Gilberd, Lisa Sae, Lorraine Wilson and Kyra Tikitiki plus 7 staff.
Friday 14th December: Steve Guy, Sarah Harrison, Laura Riveras, Jenny Joseph, Phillippa Mapuilesua, Wendy Derksen, Rob Torok, Fe Phoenix, Tauese Masinalupe Tini, Joshua Hoskins, Alicia White and Maria Amey plus 5 staff.
Students have been told which day they will be going but an individual letter will come home on Friday explaining what they will wear, need to bring and what group they are in.

Carol Evening
On December 17 we will be holding a carol evening.
If the weather allows we will start with a picnic tea out on the field followed by carols.
Each class will be singing a carol and we invite cultural groups to organise and sing one as well.
If wet this will be held in the hall.


No touch training for Lightning team on Wednesday this week.


Art Work Fundraiser Final Reminder
Orders close  this Thursday  22nd November
Calendars $14, cards $15 Diaries, $18 Sketch Books $15 and Mousemats $16.
You can also upload a photo online at using the school code KZ1691 to make into these art works if you prefer.
Profits go to the school.

Products due to arrive the week of 17th December.

Cookie Time Biscuits:  Fundraiser  
Orders close 4th/5th December.
$20 per 600 gm tin. Each tin contains:  collector’s tin, 600gm bag of mini choc chip cookies, voucher for Killinchy Gold ice-cream.
$5 from each order goes to our school.

Both of these fundraisers make great Christmas gifts and support our school.

Community Notices

Parish Pre School Coffee Group:
A reminder    No meeting on 27th November  (next Tuesday).
Meets Tuesdays at 9.15a.m. during term time in the Church foyer.
Anyone welcome to come in for a casual chat, toys for kids, hot drinks for adults.   Phone/text Maria on 02102760945 or Laura on 0274273683 for any questions, or just turn up on the day!

Dear Parents/Caregiver/Parishioners,
during the last year, for various reasons,  seven (7) volunteers have come off our cleaning roster. That leaves a big hole and we need some new people, families, couples, singles who could take a turn to keep our church clean and tidy. Your turn would come only once or twice a year as the cleaning is done every fortnight. It is not too big a job, taking about an hour. Please ph me 329 1801 and leave a message.
With thanks, Eileen O’Connor

Junior Youth Group
has its invitation open to all year 6-9 students!
Come along on the 22
nd of November to experience the mighty Manawatu river exploration adventure! Wander down the bridal track with friendly company and then settle down for a fish and chip dinner followed by toasted marshmallows from the scout pit fire! Arrive at the Albert St river entrance.
Youth group duration will be from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Youth minister Jude Bell-White’s contact details:  021 520 024 E:

Unity Singers welcome you to Christmas Carols
at the Cathedral of the Holy spirit on Tuesday 4th December at 7p.m.
Admission:   A donation or item of non-perishable food for the St Vincent de Paul Foodbank.   Food/Donations can also be left at the Cathedral Parish Office or The St Vincent de Paul Shop, 252 Rangitikei Street  P.N

Mana Whaikaha
Do you or your family need information about the transformed disability support system? Call in to our Hub and speak with our staff.      
Hancock Community House
77 to 85 King Street, Palmerston North
Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m

Living   Learning   Loving

Our Lady of Lourdes Table Tennis Reps

Leading Lights Treat – Pool Party

Upcoming Dates

Nov 30

Mufti Day (animal theme)

Dec 6



Dec 7


Road patrol parade and movie

Dec 12



Dec 13/14

Zoo Trip
Dec 17 6pm

Carol Evening

Dec 19


Thanksgiving Mass & Graduation

Dec 20


End of year assembly

Feb 7, 2019


2019 school year begins for students

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