Kia Ora Whanau,
kei tau rangimārie ki ā koutou – peace be with you all
It is hard to believe that we are at the end of another term. It has been a wonderful term of learning and our data shows us that. On Thursday evening we have our Whānau Hui and we will share some of these findings with you. We will also share our priorities moving forward and we look forward to your support hearing your ideas about this. Please see the attached invitation in today’s newsletter.
We hope to see you – Thursday 6-8pm in our school hall.
Are you thinking of becoming a Catholic or interested in knowing more?
Has your child expressed an interest in becoming baptised?
We have an opportunity planned for you to learn more about this and to explore your faith call.
We will have regular meetings after 9.30am Mass to discuss belief in Jesus, the life of the church, how the sacraments work and why they are signs of God’s great love for us.
This process takes place over several months, so that you can become familiar with the ways of the Church and so that you and/or the children have the opportunity to think deeply about this step.
If you’re interested, in this wonderful Sacrament please get in touch with either the School or the Parish office.
Mercy Value of the Week
Parish / School Mass
It is with a grateful heart that we say thank you to our Passionist Families for the lovely Pancake morning on Sunday. Thank you also to those who were able to make this special mass. To Miss Brown and our tamariki who served our community – THANK YOU.
Service of thanks for Mrs Rooney
A reminder that we have Mrs Rooney’s thanksgiving mass this Saturday @ 5.30pm.
Mercy Whanau House points Week 9
It is very pleasing to see our tamariki working towards earning their Mercy cards by showing our values.
Congratulations Vincent tamariki – we will celebrate your wonderful Mercy attitude on Thursday afternoon.
OLOL has Talent
Auditions took place today Tuesday 24 September… and WOW!!! What talent our kura has.
A reminder that the OLOL has Talent Show is on Friday from 11.30am – 12:30pm.
Everyone is welcome to join us.
A big thank you for all of your support for this. We have raised over $2000 for equipment for our courtyard. This will will be enjoyed by all next term.
Basic Facts Ladder
Tino pai to Lio and Freya for moving up a stage.
Visiting school during the day
If you are visiting the school during the day for any reason, as a courtesy, please ensure that you come to the office first and sign in and then sign out as you leave the building. We want to keep our school a safe place for everyone. Thank you for your understanding
From The Classrooms
This week we are investigating and learning about 2D and 3D shapes. They are all around us. What can we create using shapes? what are the properties of a shape? Can we join shapes to make new shapes? What shapes are in our environment? Our letter for the week is S.
During Discovery Time we have been busy making kites. This week we are going to challenge ourselves to make a kite that represents God’s creation! We are also creating poetry during story writing time.
This week we are writing creative stories based around God’s Creation, Traditional stories and Native birds. Mrs Pedley is very pleased with everyone’s progress in Basic facts and Reading this term. Well done to the small group in the Believers that wanted to put a dance together for the OLOL talent show. We have been using gonoodle dances, as part of our morning fitness routine. Good Luck at the auditions.
We have had a very busy and productive Term 3. We have done lots of learning about our native animals in New Zealand and the threats they face. Over the last couple of weeks we have have been very busy with Mrs Cheetham making pest trackers. It will be very interesting to see what pests we have wandering around our school grounds at night!
In United we have had a great term full of learning. We have continued to practise our Te Reo greetings and feelings. United has split for sports, Mr Anderson has begun excitedly training the Champions League team ready for the grand final next term. Mrs Moor is working on improving kicking and passing skills with large balls. In other news, The Knuckle Bones World Cup will be held in United this Friday with many children in training for two terms for this event!!
With netball season finished for the year I would like to thank all our coaches and managers: Veronica and Maria Amey, Ali MaGillivray, Nick Wilson, Wendy Derksen, Dolores Hyde, Amrita Jain, Kelly Fage, Ange Field, Marie Butturini and Rebecca Hayman for all the time you gave to helping and coaching our tamariki.
Without these special volunteers our netball wouldn’t happen.
Thank you for your service. Mrs. O’Connor
Have you got your team ready for Friday night?
12 teams are ready to go so far.
Friday September 27
from 6pm with Supper included
6-8 people per table
$15 per person
All proceeds to support our school playground.
Come along for a fun night getting to know our community.
School Calendar Art
Looking for that easy Christmas gift? The PTFA will be running the kids art fundraiser again, more products will be available to order this year. Keep an eye out for the ordering details for term 4.
Term 3 Dates
Week 10 Sept 23-27 – HOSPITALITY
T OLOL has Talent auditions
Th Whanau Hui: please see your invitation for this
F OLOL has Talent performances @11.30 – 12.30
PTFA – Quiz Evening
Sat Parish/School Mass @ 5.30pm for Mrs Rooney
Term 4 Dates
Inqiry: The Arts and Inspiring People linked to our Communion of Saints
W 1: Oct 14-18
Th Shakeout Day
Sa Noa Marae for staff and BOT members
W2: Oct 21-25 – Observations
W3: Oct 28-Nov 1
M Labour Day (school closed)
F All Saints Day,
Sa Nov 2: All Souls Day
W5: Nov 11-15
W6: Nov 18-22
W7: Nov 25-29
W8: Dec 2-6
W9: Dec 9-13
TH Christmas Evening 5.30-7.30pm
W10: Dec 16-20 –
W Service/Fun day, reports home
Th Graduation Mass 7pm-8.30pm
F Last day of term, school finishes 12.30pm
A reminder that this Friday is the last day of the term and we will come back together for a fabulous Term 4.
See you on MONDAY OCTOBER 14th.
Ngā wakapainga (Blessings), Our Lady of Lourdes staff and whānau