Term 2  Week 3  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 4

I hope the term is going well for you and your family. There is the beginning of winter coughs and colds and we kindly ask that if your child is not well to keep them at home – we thank you in advance. Please let us know if your child is absent for the day. It is a legal requirement for our school to know where every child is. You can ring the office, leave a message or use the school app. We are in the process of reviewing our school web page, facebook and school app. We will let you know next week on all the ways you can find out what is happening at school.

Parking – Thank you to our parents and whanau who park outside the school gates before and after school hours. We ask that the school park is not used before or after school. In addition, a reminder that parking on yellow lines and over driveways is not allowed. There are times that staff are asking parents to move for the safety of the children crossing.

Blessings and thanks for all you do
Caroline and the team


The Angelus is in fact a traditional prayer, going back almost 800 years.

For those unfamiliar with it, the name comes from its first word in Latin, Angelus, meaning angel. The prayer commemorates the archangel Gabriel’s annunciation to Mary of her vocation to be the mother of God and her response.

It consists of three verses and responses each followed by a Hail Mary, with a longer prayer at the end.

Try praying this short prayer in the Month of May

Kia Ora and Welcome to…

Lafotua who has joined our school. We wish her and her whanau many happy school days here at Our Lady of Lourdes.

In your child’s classroom this week

THE NEST: Letter of the Week is M
Moving through our Inquiry we are investigating different shapes of towers and materials within the classroom to build these.
Numeracy this week is integrated with Inquiry, using rich tasks to problem solve addition and subtraction.

THE RAINBOWS: We have been discussing what Respect looks like.  We are learning about the message that Jesus gave his disciples before going up to heaven which links to us using kind hands and voices.

THE BELIEVERS: This week we are taking part in 2 STEM design challenges, to help us to think and act like designers and builders.  Please keep looking on seesaw for photo updates.

THE SUPERHEROES: In the Superheroes class this week we are working on explanation writing. We are also continuing our inquiry research into playground structures and forming plans to build our own mini-playgrounds.

IN UNITED: United are having their scripture reading competition this week to select those students who will then go on to represent Our Lady of Lourdes at St Mary’s.


Congratulations to the following students who are wonderful examples of KIND HEARTS and ACTIONS in our school: 

Matthew J, Senio, Anna-Belle, Pollyanna and Hugo

School Notices

First Communion
The second session for the First Communion candidates took place on Sunday. Our next session is in two weeks time on Sunday

Board of Trustee Elections
Nominations opened 10th May and close this Friday 24th May.
Election Day Friday 7th June, 2019.

Cross Country
This will take place on Tuesday May 28th at Monrad Park. We will be walking down the children. We will be leaving school from 12.30 to begin our races at 1pm.

We are working on a date for ‘Our Lady of Lourdes has Talent’.  As you can see our calendar is getting full so we will now have this in Term 3. Dates will be confirmed later in the term.


Many of our sporting codes have already begun competitions. We thank our community for helping us with this.

Y 3/4 Netball Draw for this Thursday May 23rd
OLOL Superstars vs Kairanga  3.45pm Court 12
OLOL Allstars vs Roslyn  4.40pm  Court 8


Our wonderful PTFA will be down at the school’s Cross Country on Tuesday. There will be 1 FREE sausage for every child who runs. A gold coin donation if you would also like to have one. We thank this wonderful group of people for all they do for our school.

Term 2 Dates 

Week 4: PRAYERS for MARY
W May 22     National Story time Event
Fr May 24     Board nominations close
                       Junior Liturgy @10.40 am in classroom
                       Practise Cross Country run – MONRAD PARK

Samoan Language Week
                    The theme for this year is:
                    Extending Christ’s Call: to love, to be, to do
                    Kia rangiwhāwhātia tā te Karaiti karanga: kia aroha, kia tūturu, kia mahi
                    School Cross Country from 12.30pm
W May 29  STRIKE DAY – school will be closed
                     Board of Trustees meeting @5.30pm
TH May 30 NZ Playhouse Performance
Su  June 3     
Ascension Sunday

Week 6
M Jun 3      Queens Birthday – SCHOOL CLOSED
T Jun 4        Scripture Reading Competition(Seniors)
                      Library Bus
                      Cross Country PP date

M Jun 10     Numeracy PD – United
W Jun 12     Interschool Cross Country
F Jun 14       New Board takes Office

Week 8
M Jun 17     Badminton (United)
T Jun 18      Soccer Tournament (Seniors)
W Jun 19     Kapahaka Whanaungatanga
F Jun 21      Senior Mass
S Jun 23      Parish/School 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)
W Jul 3  Inquiry Evening/ Vision setting
Th Jul 4    Board of Trustee Meeting
Fr Jul 5     MUFTI MANIA – NZ Catholic schools
                   PTFA – DISCO

Living   Learning   Loving

Seniors practising their football skills

Tuakana – Y6 working with Rainbows

cross country training

librarians reading to juniors



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