Term 2  Week 9  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 9 –We hope your week has started well. We have less than two weeks to go until the end of the term – and they are busy ones so please read through the newsletter for up to date information. Thank you to those who were able to attend Mass on Sunday. It was so lovely to see our young people stand up, take on roles and to be ‘Heart, hands, and voice of Jesus’ Thank you to our church whanau who shared their gifts and talents through music and supporting our tamariki in their roles.

Behaviour Expectations
We are currently reviewing our Behaviour Expectations at Our Lady of Lourdes. We are sharing with your child the high expectations for the sharing of our mercy values. We are sharing that we expect all children to show kindness as Jesus did, to show respect for one another and to use the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

We are redesigning our Reflection Sheet for children who need time to reflect on their actions. These will now be sent home followed by a phone call from the classroom teacher or myself. We ask that you talk to your child and support us in being a school that is truly living our Mercy values.

Kind Heart Awards
Congratulations to the following students who are wonderful examples of KIND HEARTS and ACTIONS in our school: these remarkable young people show their SERVE values around our school environment:      
Imogen, Miley, Bella, Jayde and Ruby

School Notices

School will be closed at 1pm tomorrow, Wednesday June 26th
Parent, Teacher & Student Mid Year Conferences
Thank you to those who have returned your child’s forms. Please ring the office if you have yet to complete this.
On Wednesday school will close at 1pm as teachers prepare for the Student Conferences. Please make arrangements for your child/ren to be picked up.

Congratulations Kapa Haka Whanaungatanga
Tino pai to our wonderful tamariki who participated with such joy at this wonderful Catholic schools event.
Tēnā rawa atu koutou to Whaea Frayne, Whaea Katarina and Louise Sheehan for sharing your gifts and talents with us. Kia ora to all of our whanau who shared the morning with us.

Inquiry Evening
Please mark in your calendar the evening of Wednesday 3rd  July, 5.30 – 6.30. 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.
We want to build a school community that truly is the heart of Jesus in all that we say and do.

Inter school Cross Country Report
On Wednesday 12th June,  five of OLOL students competed at the Inter School Cross Country for Year 5 and 6 at the Ashurst Domain. These were Jarrod, Soloman, Thomas andJack who represented the Year 5 boys and Xavier as the sole representative for the Year 6 boys. The boys had continued training since the school event and looked forward to the day with confidence. A number of the boys’ parents also attended and the boys appreciated their support. All of our tamariki did their PERSONAL BEST (PB) Congratulations to Jarrod who placed 7th for the Year 5 boys. It was very satisfying to see the children giving their best and being happy with their efforts. Thanks also to the parents who came along and gave their support.
Karen Manninen (Coach Karen)

From the Principal –
We need your gifts and talents
Playground Upgrade: Calling all interested whanau who are able to help with this. We are looking at plans and ideas for an upgrade, the rebuilding of edges and some of the playground as well as the addition of new equipment. Our children enjoy playing on this and we want to enhance what we already have. If you think this is one way in which you can contribute, then I love to hear from you.
Thank you


Year 3/4 Netball:
Please return all of your netball uniforms to the office as the season has now finished.

Y5/6 Draw  Saturday 29th June, 2019 
OLOL Champions vs St James   9.45 am CET Arena Ct 3
OLOL Magic vs Linton Tactics  9 a.m.  CET Arena Ct 2


Congratulations to our new board members:
Proprietors Reps: Maria Amey, Nick Wilson, Jessica Adams.
Parent Representatives: Marie Butturini, Angela Field, Janine Jensen and Sheree Power
Staff Representative: Michael Anderson
We are looking forward to meeting this Thursday for our first meeting.


Thank you for the wonderful turn out of whanau who made our meeting last night.
A reminder about the :

Disco – Friday July 5th
Theme: Winter Wonderland
Time: 6-7pm
For sale: Glow sticks, chips and lollies.

Fertiliser Drive    August 10th
Thank you to everyone who has helped with the organisation of this. This is our major fundraiser for the year so we ask that everyone supports this. Still 2 ringing lists to go.   We need help with:
A truck to pick up the pellets and store over night (Friday)
Helpers on the day to unload, count and distribute bags around the town.  (See separate notice to complete and return with offers of help.
People to donate a plate of food for the workers.
Thank you in advance for your support

Next meeting: 5th August @7pm

Community Notices

St Peter’s College Open night
August 8th at 6p.m.   for  years  7 – 13.  All welcome.

Matariki the Maori New Year – 2019. Matariki the Maori New Year, is rich with tradition. Discover the importance of Matariki, and explore ways that you can celebrate the Maori New Year with your family. Matariki is officially celebrated on 25 June 2019.

Term 2 Dates 

M Jun 24     Reports sent home
                       Badminton (United)
T Jun 25       Library Bus
W Jun 26    STUDENT CONFERENCES 2-7.30pm
School closes from 1pm
                         Board of Trustees meeting @6pm

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

Week 1    22-26 July
Week 2    29-2 August
Week 3    5-9 August
Week 4    12-16 August
Week 5    19-23 August
Week 6    26-30 August
                OLOL Has Talent
Week 7    2-6 September
Week 8    9-13 September
Week 9    16-20 September
                  Conservation Week, linked with LAUDATO SI
Week 10    23-27 September

Living   Learning   Loving

Our Senior Football team

Kapa Haka Whanaungatanga

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