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.
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.
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.
*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.
Term 2 Dates
Week 2: FRIENDLINESS/WHAKAARO WHAKAWHANAUNGA
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
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
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
M Jun 3 Queens Birthday – SCHOOL CLOSED
T Jun 4 Scripture Reading Competition(Seniors)
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
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
T Jun 25 Library Bus
W Jun 26 STUDENT CONFERENCES 2-7.30pm
Th Jun 27 STUDENT CONFERENCES 3-5 pm
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.