Term 4  Week 3  2019

Kia Ora Whanau,

kei tau rangimārie ki ā koutou – peace be with you all

We hope that the longer weekend was kind to you all and that you had some much valuable family/whanau time. We have some busy weeks ahead and we will always do our best to keep you informed ahead of time. 
Wishing you many blessings for the week ahead – may we all try to be saints (with a little ‘s’ to each other in what we say and do)

The staff at OLOL.

Pastoral Care Network Team
Thank you to all those that put their names forward to be part of our revamped Pastoral network. We want to connect with our families, so please let us know if you or anyone you know may need extra support and care.

This term we need some extra help…
Craft group: we would like to make Xmas gifts for parishioners – we will let you know more later in the term
Library audit: later in the term we will ask for volunteers to assist us with a library audit – many hands make light work

Religious Education

November 1 is a special day called the feast of All Saints.
It is the day the Church celebrates with all the people who have died and are now with God in heaven. We go to Mass and remember that all these holy people are happy with God. Everyone who has lived and died in Jesus’ love is a saint. Some of these people are members of our family, our friends, and our neighbours. Some of these people were so much like Jesus that after they died, the Church said they were definitely in heaven. We also recognise those Saints with a capital S that are recognised by the church.  Saints are people who love Jesus and share his love with others. We can all live like the saints  while we are on earth – showing our Mercy values and using our Kind Heart, Hands and Voice.

School Notices

Mercy Whānau House points 
It is very pleasing to see our tamariki working towards earning their Mercy cards by showing our values.
Pompallier: 177
McAuley: 270
Ongley: 242
Bernadette: 299
Vincent: 337
Francis: 290
Congratulations Vincent tamariki.

Home-School Challenge and Whānau House points
This week we will be focusing on All Saints Day 

School Uniforms
Our summer uniform is now to be worn from today. A reminder that your child requires a sunhat as we are a Sunsmart School.

Kind Hearts Mercy Awards
Congratulations to the following children/tamariki:
The Nest:
Koen for his willingness to be a helpful member 
Edith for being an excellent role model
Kaiden for his kindness towards other students and  sharing classroom resources
Cody for showing the Mercy value of RESPECT/ Te Tapu te tangata
Ollie trying his best and using his KIND heart and hands
Leiana for showing the Mercy value of Excellence/ in Writing and Reading
Kellan for showing Compassion/Aroha to peers in the classroom
Isla for showing Excellence/Pankekiritanga in practising and performing
Imogen for consistently showing the Mercy values of Service/Rato 
Jarrod for living the Mercy values of SERVICE/Rato to peers and teacher
Teresa or showing the Mercy values of SERVICE/Rato to peers and teacher
Carlo for Excellence/Panekiritanga with research skills in Inquiry Kiwi work

Our Librarians reading to our junior children/tamariki

Thank you to Mrs Charna May for all your fabulous support in the United classrooms.

Mission NZ Mufti Day
This Wednesday, 30 Nov. Colourful day, Gold coin.  Children can wear their brightest clothes to show that we all shine when we are following the footsteps of Jesus.

All Saints Day Mass
On Friday, Nov 1 at 10am (please remember to bring a food item)

Leading Lights Fun day- led by our student Leaders
On Friday, Week 5:  Paperplane competition and Children for Children Market day: Cakes, Fruit kebabs with all funds going to Caritas. More details to follow…

Important Dates to note (these have come about from your feedback at our last family/whānau meeting/hui)
An information evening to learn more about the The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Titiri o Waitangi.
Monday November 12 (6-7.30pm). This a journey the Board and all staff are on and we want to share our journey with you. We would appreciate your time and ideas as we move toward developing our Local Curriculum.
School Assemblies
we are introducing these on Friday afternoons in Week 4 , 6, 8  with buddy classes presenting their learning and findings.

Start time: approximately 2.30pm – All are Welcome 
Week 4 – The Nest and the Superheroes
Week 6 – The Rainbows and United 1
Week 8 – The Believers and United 2


 “The PTFA is meeting next Monday, 4th November, at 7pm in the staff room. All are welcome to attend. It’s a great way to meet some other school parents, get involved in our wonderful community, and make a difference for our tamariki.”

Term 4 Dates 

This Week: Oct 29-Nov 1   All Saints/All Souls
M    Labour Day (school closed)
T     Coding Club
W    MissionNZ Mufti Day – gold coin
        Summer Hockey
F      Whole school Mass at 10am  – All Saints Day

        Touch Rugby
Sa    All Souls Day

Next Week: Nov 4-8  Mercy Value: Compassion
M    PTFA Meeting, Staffroom, 7pm
W     Champions League Soccer Final

Week 5: Nov 11-15  Respect
M     Kahui Ako Dio Centre  – Staff
F      Leading Lights Fun Day

Week 6: Nov 18-22  – Inspiring People/Saints
M    Lead Team meeting
T    Staff meeting
W   RE Planning
F     Library Audit begins

Week 7: Nov 25-29 – Mercy Value: Service

Week 8: Dec 2-6 – Advent Week 1
M     Lead Team meeting
     Staff meeting
Th   Inquiry afternoon 2.30-3.30pm

Week 9: Dec 9-13  – Advent Week 2
TH   Cultural Christmas Extravaganza 5.30-7.30pm

W10: Dec 16-20 – Advent Week 3
W    Service/Fun day
Th   OLOL Thanksgiving Graduation Mass 7-8pm
F      End of Year Assembly – Prizegiving/Year 6 Farewell 12-12.30pm

Ngā wakapainga (Blessings), Our Lady of Lourdes staff and whānau

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