Term 4  Week 6  2019

Kia Ora Whanau,

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

Dear parents and whānau

It has come to our attention that there have been situations in which some members of our school community are not living out our Mercy values. As a staff and board we have a Code of Ethics around our commitment to our students, our families, and our community.

To this we ask that we put the wellbeing of our children first.
Please be examples of our Mercy values. If there is an issue regarding your child then please see the classroom teacher first.
If there is a situation with another parent – please see Mrs O’Connor, Mr Anderson or myself.
We have sought legal advice for moving ahead if any further situations were to occur. We realise situations can arise, however our school is not the place that this should be occurring. We ask that we are all welcoming and kind to one another.

School Notices

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Table Tennis teams who both won  Silver medals at the Manawatu Inter School Table Tennis tournament. Thanks to Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Josafat and Mrs Amey for transporting our team.

Mercy Whānau House points 
It is very pleasing to see our tamariki working towards earning their Mercy cards by showing our values.
Pompallier: 587
McAuley:  758
Ongley: 558
Bernadette: 781
Vincent: 749
Francis: 751

Kind Hearts Mercy Awards
Congratulations to the following children/tamariki:
The Nest:
Hayven for her Mercy Value of Respect/Te Tapu te Tangata for focused learning when working with teachers in the classroom.
Daniel  for consistently showing his Mercy values in all areas of school life.
AJ  for his determination and hard work this year.  Also for using the Mercy Value of Compassion/Aroha
Flynn  for his amazing Project Work this year and for sharing his ideas and bringing items from home to support our class learning.
Fuataina for all her hard work in literacy this term – she how shown the Mercy Value of Excellence.
William  for showing respect and helpfulness to visiting teachers in the classroom, by helping them out if they are unsure where to find things or how the ICT works.
Mikaela for showing all the Mercy values in her everyday school life. Well done!
Addie  for showing respect to her teachers and kindness to her peers. She is a great example of Jesus’ love.
Rico  showing respect, working hard and completing tasks.
Liv  always demonstrating service through being helpful and purposeful.
Maiva for demonstrating excellence in her learning and her attitude towards learning

Our Children/Tamariki of the week
Congratulations to Bella Moor  who achieved her Gold Mathletics level this week.
We also say Kapai to Koen, Charles and Sammy who were selected for the Kind HEARTS Voucher winners
To our Players of the Day: we are proud of your wonderful participation in all sporting codes.
To the hard working Table Tennis team representing our school at the tournament last week.

OLOL Craft Group
Tomorrow, Wednesday 20th November, 10-12pm, we will be starting our first Craft group. We want our school to be a place where everyone belongs. Please bring along any ideas, crafts, materials. We hope to make this a weekly event.  We hope to make gifts for children and our parishioners as well build friendships in our school. We will look forward to seeing you.

Year Five Camp Fundraising
This Friday lunch time our Year Fives will be selling ice blocks and chippies for $1 to raise money for our camp to El Rancho next year. Please bring a gold coin if you are able.

Working Bee
A wonderful parent of our school has arranged to have our old sand in the very popular sandpit replaced. The new sand is getting delivered on Saturday morning. If you have a free hour we are holding a mini working bee from 11-12.30 to shovel in the new sand and clean out the back of the school playground.

Market Day – Thank you
Last Friday our senior leaders served our school community in our first market day. We raised $337.50 for Caritas. The government will match every $1 for $3 – so we raised over $1000 – WOW

School Facebook Page
Remember to check our Facebook page. We will be posting regularly. 

School Assemblies  
Week 6 – The Rainbows and United Drama Group (22nd Nov)
Week 8 – The Believers and United Rad Rhythm Group (6th Dec)


Interschool Table Tennis Competition

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From The Teachers/Kaiako 

The Nest
We had a lot of fun last week doing STEM work making Ice Cream and looking at what makes the ice cream freeze.This week we are learning about the letter E and a mini Inquiry around elephants. We are enjoying learning small ball skills like throwing and catching and using our skills for small ball games.

At the end of this week we are participating in the Friday afternoon assembly.  We have been practising hard and would love for you to come along and see what we have been learning in class for the last few weeks.  Come along this Friday at 2.30pm. See you there!

Last week we looked at different ways objects like; Bey Blades, Helicopters seeds, Parachutes and Paper Planes move.  We brainstormed lots of adjectives and technical vocab to use for our story writing. During Inquiry we have been finding out about the names scientific and common names for bones and created some Art work around this.

We have been very busy in class learning about all sorts of things. In mathematics we have had a big focus on learning about fractions and in literacy we have recently completed a novel study about our shared class novel “Bow Down Shadrach” by Joy Cowley.

We completed fun and creative coding (computer programming) activities last week and will continue for the rest of the term. In maths we investigated whether different shapes have rotational symmetry. Our Mathex students also completed a practical task investigating the amount of sand in the sandpit in preparation for a fresh delivery of sand!! For literacy, we have been impressed by the itime presentations, where the students investigate a subject they are really passionate about and research it. We’ve had a wide variety of topics including Drums, Japanese Spider Crabs, Koalas, Ireland, Medieval Knights and Hip Hop!!!


Calendar Art
Your child has completed a wonderful piece of Artwork.
These will be available to order and pay online from Today until  November 27th. 
These will make wonderful Christmas gifts.
There is an information sheet going out today – please read through this and order your child’s calendar before next Wednesday. Every child’s artwork has their own unique code.

Community Notices

Arohanui Hospice
Arohanui Hospice and The Christmas Barn Family Fundraiser
Where: The Christmas Barn – 167 Oroua Road
Date: Saturday 23 November 2019
Time: 4pm – 9pm
Tickets $10pp – kids under 12 free
Find our event on Facebook: Arohanui Hospice Events

Tickets can be purchased from reception, or online here. Online tickets will get an e-ticket to print or bring on their phone. We will also have a checklist at the door. There are limited tickets available, but tickets there may be options to purchase a ticket on the day at the event.

Term 4 Dates 

This Week, Week 6: Nov 18-22  – Inspiring People/Saints
F    Camp fundraiser – market lunch items – $1 to buy

Assembly – The Rainbows and United Drama Group

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

Week 8: Dec 2-6 – Advent Week 1
T    Seniors Dinner 1.15pm (whole school to perform items for the elderly of our       parish)
F    Road Patrol movie
      Assembly Rooms Believers and United Rad Rhythm Group   

Week 9: Dec 9-13  – Advent Week 2
W     Parish/Thanksgiving evening for all helpers
TH    Culture and Christmas Carols fun evening for all – BOOK THIS ONE IN
F       Sports/Awards Liturgy and assembly

W10: Dec 16-20 – Advent Week 3
W      Service/Funday – PTFA to support us
Thanksgiving Mass for Year 6 children/tamariki 7pm
F        Final Day of School – school closes at 12.30pm

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

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