Term 2  Week 2  2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers/Whanau
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

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

Welcome to Week 2

We hope that the term has started well for you. I have been visiting all of the classrooms and everyone is working diligently to work to the best of their ability.  I have spoken to some of our tamariki(children) in and around the school on how we speak and treat one another. I have shared that our expectations are that we use the ‘Golden Rule’ which is…

‘Treat Others how you want to be treated’

We want to see our tamariki being the..

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

St Peters College Year 9 Ambassadors arrived at school at lunch time yesterday as part of the Junior Leadership team. They spent time interacting with our tamariki and we look forward to seeing them every week. This is a living example of our we can SERVE our community as Pope Francis asks us to.

This month is a time where we reflect on our special saint for all – Mary. We are working on ways in which we can reflect more on the wonderful ways in which she lived out those virtues of FAITH, HOPE and LOVE. In class and throughout the school we will focus on Mary.

Blessings and thanks for all you do

Caroline and the team

Kia Ora and Welcome to…

Khyrie, Edith and Kaylee who have joined our school. We wish them and their whanau many happy school days here at Our Lady of Lourdes.

In your child’s classroom this week

THE NEST: We have wonderfully hard working artists in the Nest creating ways  in which they go ‘To Town’. They have begun their Technology Inquiry into Towers, brainstorming all that we know about Towers and then what we want to find out. 

RAINBOWS: we are exploring what builders do. Yesterday amazing writing took place, which you will enjoy reading.

THE BELIEVERS: we are beginning to unpack their prior knowledge or thinking; what are Buildings?  How they are built or designed?  What tools are needed to build?  This will then, support us in thinking about questions for our wonder wall. (“Under Construction” Technology Inquiry).

SUPERHEROES: we have been learning about the features of a non-fiction book and how to use them to help us research.

UNITED: United are working on summarising texts through identifying the main idea and finding supporting evidence.

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to the following: Stalone, Leila, Grace, Aliyah, Karnika, Andrick, Addie, Bella, Danny, Clare, Tyler, Tavita, Chloe, Freya, Haydon and Seylandah.


Friendliness – Whakaaro whakawhanaunga

Friendliness is being a friend.
It is taking an interest in other people.
It is going out of your way to make others feel welcome or to make a stranger feel at home.
When you are friendly, you happily share your belongings, time, ideas and feelings.
You share the good times and the bad times together.
Friendliness is the best cure for loneliness.

School Notices

First Communion
The first session for the First Communion candidates took place on Sunday.
Our next session is in two weeks time on is this Sunday 19th May after 9.30a.m. Mass.

Board of Trustee Elections
Nomination forms being posted today.
Nominations open 10th May and close on 24th May.
Election Day Friday 7th June, 2019.

What you need to know about the work of the board
As a board, you are responsible for seven key work areas, which are:
*development and ongoing review of the school charter.
*monitoring and reviewing your school’s progress.
*putting in place a policy framework.
*employing the principal.
*managing assets.
*ensuring your school’s legal compliance.
*implementing the National Education Guidelines.
Our Lady of Lourdes School BOT


Y 3/4 Netball Draw for this Thursday May 9th
OLOL Superstars vs Winchester Nets  3.45pm Court 11
OLOL Allstars vs CSNC Magic     4.40pm  Court 7
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.



Community Notices

Term 2 Dates 

M  May 6    St Peters Year 9 Ambassadors begin weekly visits
W  May 8       HOOK IN for the Technology Inquiry
Fr  May 10     Call for Board nominations
Su  May 12     Happy Mothers Day

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

                     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
                      Parish school mass @ 9.30am

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

M Jun 24    Reports sent home
                     Badminton (United)
T Jun 25      Library Bus
W Jun 26    STUDENT CONFERENCES 2-7.30pm

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

Congratulations to the children who were baptised recently.


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