Term 4  Week 9  2019

Kia Ora Whanau,

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

Welcome to the last two weeks of the term – 10 days to go and we are on the countdown.We will do our very best to keep you informed of everything that is going on… we wish you God’s blessings …

Religious Education

We are in Week 2 of  Advent  – a time of preparation for us all.


Mercy Values

Kind Hearts Mercy Awards
Congratulations to the following children/tamariki:

Isla, Addie, Nita, Lizzie 

You are all amazing! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents.

School Notices

Keeping in Touch
A reminder on how to keep up to date with all the latest happenings in school…
*SCHOOL APPS NEW ZEALAND – Our Lady of Lourdes
*Newsletter – please read every week
*Our Lady of Lourdes school Facebook page
*Our school website

Road Patrol
Leoni Hapata presented our Road Patrollers their Service Certificates at assembly.

Year Five Camp Fundraising
The disco and swim  raised $215.00.
Thank you for supporting our fundraising events

This Friday,  13th of December,  2.15pm
Believers and United will be organising this.
Featuring a special one off performance from our legendary Rad Rhythm group!!

Cultural evening
Thursday December 12, 5.30pm
Last year we held a very successful Cultural Christmas Carol Evening. We would love to repeat this again this year.
We invite any cultural group to perform a Christmas Carol  in their own language.
Please let the office know if you are able to perform a song/carol.
Place & Time: Picnic tea on the field from 5.30pm
What do I need to bring: a picnic dinner, cushion, blanket
Children wear: dress in Christmas theme costume (optional)
The outline for the evening is:
5.30pm – A picnic tea outside
6.15pm – Move to the hall, bring your cushion
Our Kapa Haka group will begin the evening
Class and Cultural items
Finish with our school song

*At the door there will be a basket for a small donation/koha, which will go towards supporting families in Samoa at this tragic time. We continue to keep them in our prayers.

Awards Assembly
Monday 16th December, 9am

We will begin our Monday with a liturgy, followed by:
*Any outstanding sports certificate

Whole school Thanksgiving Mass
Thursday, 19th December, 7pm
This is a time to celebrate and give thanks for our school year and especially for our Year 6 students.
Everyone is warmly invited.

If you can, we ask every family to bring a  plate for supper so that we can all enjoy one another’s company.

Swimming Pool
All the children are enjoying the opportunity of our daily swimming. Thank you for your enquiries regarding the use of this through the holidays however due to Health and Safety guidelines this is not possible.

Stationery Lists for 2020
Next year  your child’s stationery is available from Office Max – online
We will also have a paper stationery list available in the last week of school.

School Office Hours 2020
Our school will be closed from December 20th until Monday January 27th.
We will be open from 9am-1pm that week.
Full school hours from Monday February 3rd.

Community Notices

Children’s Liturgy
Sundays during 9.30am Mass
It has been lovely to see so many of our tamariki attending and enjoying Children’s Liturgy on Sundays. The older children from year 6 onwards are now joining us during this time too.  They also read scripture and unpack the Gospel of the day (like the younger group) but it is designed for their level of learning and understanding.  We are always back in church in time for the Eucharistic part of the Mass.
It would be wonderful  if you could encourage your child(ren) to come along and join us on Sundays at Children’s Liturgy!
See you there!

Term 4 Dates 

Week 9: Dec 9-13  – Advent Week 2
W .   Parish/Thanksgiving evening for all helpers
TH .  Culture and Christmas Carols fun evening for all
F.     Assembly – Believers and United

W10: Dec 16-20 – Advent Week 3
M .   Sports/Awards Liturgy and assembly
W .   Service/Funday – PTFA to support us
Th .  Whole School
Thanksgiving Mass for Year 6 children/tamariki 7pm
F .     Final Awards Assembly -11.00am. School closes at 12.30pm

Term dates for 2020

Term 1: Monday February 3 – Thursday April 9

Term 2: Tuesday 28th April (Monday closed for observed ANZAC day) – Friday July 3rd

Term 3: Monday 20th July – Friday 25 September

Term 4: Monday 12th October – 15 December (TBC)

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

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