Term 2  Week 5  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 5 – Wiki Rima

Talofa lava, fanau! Ia fa’amanuia le Atua ia te outou.
Greetings, family! God bless you all.
Welcome to Samoan Language week. The theme for 2019 is:
‘Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’i manuia’
‘Weave an environment for a better future’

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

Inquiry Evening
Please mark in your calendar the evening of Wednesday J   July 3rd.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to see all the wonderful work your child has been investigating.

This is also an opportunity for you to share your ideas as we develop a new VISION leading us into a 21st learning environment. Your ideas and voice are important to us all.

Kapa Haka 
We are needing a guitar player for our wonderful Kapahaka group. We have practice on Fridays and in three weeks we have our big whanaungatanga with all other Catholic schools in our area. If you can help or know of someone we would love to hear from you.


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

Jarrod, Chloe, Brianna, Daniel and Edith

School Notices

Farewell for now and thank you to Miss Penman
Many of you will be aware that Miss Penman has been granted leave until the end of the year. We thank Miss Penman for her outstanding kindness, integrity and wonderful teaching in the Super Heroes room. As we have had difficulty finding a teacher, she has kindly offered to stay until next Thursday. We wish her and Micheal all the very best for this exciting chapter of their lives.

First Communion
Preparation is now fully underway for this wonderful sacramental journey. Reconciliation will take place on THURSDAY 6th JUNE @5.30pm. We look forward to sharing this with you all.

Board of Trustee Elections
As there were five candidates an election will take place. We wish the candidates all the very best. Mrs Rooney, the Returning Officer will be sending out the voting forms this week.

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.

School Uniform
Reminder:  Girls winter uniform wear navy knee hi socks not white ankle socks.  These can be purchased at Warehouse or Kmart.   Thank you

Important Reminders
School will be closed TOMORROW, Wednesday May 29th, as there is a Mega Strike for both Secondary and Primary school  teachers. We apologise for the inconvenience however we feel strongly that this is the time to take a stand for the future of our schools. 
School will be closed on MONDAY JUNE 4th as it is Queen’s Birthday weekend

Key proverbs for Samoan Language Week
Ia ō gatasi le futia ma le umele – May the essential components, be of equal strength
Ia soso’o le fau ma le fau – Allow two of equal strength, follow each other
O le aso ma le filiga, o le aso ma le mata’iga tila – A day to focus on the job at hand, another to reflect
A malu i fale, e malu i fafo – Respect yourself and others will
E tua le fale tele i le faleo’o – Even the mighty, needs others

A message from Bishop Charles for Catholic Schools Day

E te whānau whakapono, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Catholic schools day is about who we are as a community of faith.
Today we celebrate the gifts of life, baptism, faith and whānau. We thank God for everyone who has helped us along our own journey of faith: other students, teachers, parents and caregivers, priests and parishioners.
We grow too in our understanding that faith is nurtured with friends, in families, on marae, and in our parish communities. Catholic life is a team event; we all have a place and role on the playing field of faith.
Enjoy the day. Please keep our diocesan family in your prayers on this special day (28 May).

Kia tau ngā manaakitanga o te Ariki ki runga a koutou. May the Lord’s blessings be bestowed upon you all.



What a wonderful start we have made to Winter Sports.
Below are the timetables for this week

Y 3/4 Netball Draw for this Thursday May 30th
OLOL Superstars vs Parkland  3.45pm Court 5
OLOL Allstars vs CSNS Stars   3.45pm  Court 4

Community Notices

Campbell Street Kindergarten has enrolment spaces available for 3 and 4 year olds.
We would love for you to join our warm and welcoming community.
We are open from 8:30 to 2:30 and if you attest your ECE hours you can get up to 30 hours free.
Please come and visit, meet the team, see our amazing environmentally friendly play space and enrol your child now.
63 Campbell Street Palmerston North
Phone 06 356 4078 or 0220107850

Term 2 Dates 

Samoan Language Week
                    School Cross Country from 12.00pm
W May 29  STRIKE DAY – school will be closed
                     Board of Trustees meeting @5.30pm
TH May 30 NZ Playhouse Performance @10am
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
F Jun7         BOT elections close

M Jun 10     Numeracy PD – United
T Jun 11       United to spend time with Fr Joe
W Jun 12     Interschool Cross Country
                       Farewell and thanks to previous Board
F Jun 14       New Board takes Office
Sa Jun 15     St Peters College Music group to @ 5.30pm mass

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

Catholic Schools Day

Cross Country Champions


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