Newsletter


Term 2  Week 1  2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Kia Ora, Talofa, Namaste, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Musta, Suo-stei, Kia orana, Malo ni

E te wharekarakia       

To the church

E te kura o Te Matou Wahine o Ruata

To Our Lady of Lourdes school

E hine ma, e tama ma, e whanau ma

To the girls, boys and families

Tena koutou katoa

Greetings to you all

The above is an extract from my mihi that I shared yesterday. It was a special moment to be welcomed to this kura, along with my husband, Russell and our two sons, Matthew and Joshua.

My name is Caroline Gilligan and I am the new tumuaki/principal for Our Lady of Lourdes. It was 20 years ago that I began my Catholic teaching career here as a part time teacher.  From that time I have been teaching at Te Kura o Hato Hohepa (St Joseph’s) in Feilding and then as tumuaki/principal in Levin for the last three years. It is wonderful to be returning again to this special place.

I would like to take this moment to acknowledge and give thanks to the amazing service of Mrs Cousins. What an amazing model of servant leadership and service. We wish her and her family every blessing for their next chapter in their lives.

Over the coming days and weeks, I will be spending time in and out of the classrooms getting to know your child and how things work in the classrooms. I hope to be in and around the school in the morning and afternoons so that I can get to know you as well. And of course being part of this parish. I will look forward to being part of this wonderful faith community as we collaboratively work together to be the

‘Heart, Hands, Feet and voice of Jesus to all those we SERVE.’


The board, on behalf of the school community, would like to welcome Caroline Deazley-Gilligan to Our Lady of Lourdes School as our new principal. 
May God bless Caroline in her new role.

Our Lady of Lourdes School BOT


Reflection of the week

Dear brothers and sisters, this message is also addressed to every person in the world. The resurrection of Christ is the principle of new life for every man and every woman, for true renewal always begins from the heart, from the conscience. Yet Easter is also the beginning of the new world, set free from the slavery of sin and death: the world open at last to the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom of love, peace and fraternity.

Christ is alive and he remains with us. Risen, he shows us the light of his face, and he does not abandon all those experiencing hardship, pain and sorrow. May he, the Living One, be hope for the beloved Syrian people, victims of an ongoing conflict to which we risk becoming ever more resigned and even indifferent. Now is instead the time for a renewed commitment for a political solution able to respond to people’s legitimate hopes for freedom, peace and justice, confront the humanitarian crisis and favour the secure re-entry of the homeless, along with all those who have taken refuge in neighbouring countries, especially Lebanon and Jordan.


School Notices

First Communion
Reminder first session for First Communion  candidates is this Sunday 5th May after 9.30a.m. Mass.

Found on last day of Term 1
Black Jacket Size 10.  Please see Kath in school office.

Board of Trustee Elections  – 
Election of four (4) parent representatives.
Roll available at the school office for checking.
Information & Nomination forms will be sent to all parents/caregivers at the address listed on our records.
Nominations open 10th May and close on 24th May.
Election Day Friday 7th June, 2019.  (Advertisement in this Friday’s Manawatu Standard)


Sport

Y 3/4 Netball Draw for this Thursday May 2nd
OLOL Superstars vs Whakarongo Steel  3.45pm Court 9
OLOL Allstars vs Parkland    4.40pm  Court 9
Please be at the venue at least 10 minutes before your game.

OLOL Magic Netball    Coach Veronica
Practice on Wednesdays after school 3p.m. – 4p.m.  Must wear sports shoes.


PTFA


Community Notices


Term 2 Dates 

Week 1: EASTER RESURRECTION REFLECTION
Fr May 3      Football in schools (senior rooms)
Su May 5      First Communion classes after 9.30 mass

Week 2: FRIENDLINESS/WHAKAARO WHAKAWHANAUNGA
W May 8       HOOK IN for the Technology Inquiry
Fr May 10     Call for Board nominations
Su May 12     Happy Mothers Day

Week 3: RESPECT/MANAAKITIA
                      Bully Free Awareness Week
T May 14     Library Bus for all classrooms
W May 15    Junior Mass (TBC)
Su May 19   Welcome Mass @ 9.30am

Week 4
W May 22    National Story time Event
Fr May 24    Board nominations close

Week 5: LOYALTY/PIRI PONO
T May 28    CATHOLIC SCHOOLS DAY
                     School Cross Country
W May 29   Board of Trustees meeting @5.30pm
Th  May30   NZ Playhouse Performance

Week 6
M Jun 3     Queens Birthday – SCHOOL CLOSED
T Jun 4         Scripture Reading Competition(Seniors)
                      Library Bus
                      Cross Country PP date
Su Jun 9     PENTECOST SUNDAY/ FISRT COMMUNION
                      Parish school mass @ 9.30am

Week 7: FORGIVENESS/HOHOU TE RONGO
M Jun 10     Numeracy PD – United
F Jun 14       New Board takes Office

Week 8
M Jun 17    Badminton (United)
W Jun 19    Kapahaka Whanaungatanga
F Jun 21      Senior Mass

Week 9: COMPASSION/AROHANUI
M Jun 24    Reports sent home
                     Badminton (United)
T Jun 25      Library Bus
W Jun 26    STUDENT CONFERENCES 2-7.30pm
Th Jun 27    STUDENT CONFERENCES 3-5 pm

Week 10
M Jul 1        Badminton (United)
Th Jul 4       Board of Trustee Meeting
Fr Jul 5        MUFTI MANIA – NZ Catholic schools


Living   Learning   Loving

Welcome Mrs Gilligan

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