Term 2  Week 7  2020


Hello, Kia ora, Talofa lava…It is so wonderful to see our school community back together again. Thank you to you all for using the front gate before and after school. It is still vital that we track everyone in and out of our school environment.

At this time we also welcome MAXX to Room 2 – we wish you and your family abundant blessings. We are so excited that you have joined our school family.

Hauora, Well being, Resiliency lived through our Mercy values are the focus over these coming weeks as we journey these unknown times together. Last week we asked our children to share their feelings, thoughts and ideas in regards to the previous week’s lockdown – what worked well, what would have worked better for them and ideas for the next few weeks.

Likewise we also asked our community and we will share the summary with you as well. THANK YOU TO THE 28 families that responded – we know what a busy time it is.

Religious Education

Pentecost Sunday May 31st
And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
And there appeared to them parted tongues as of fire, which settled upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign tongues, even as the Holy Spirit prompted them to speak

(Acts 2, 1-4).



School Notices

Mercy Whānau House points 
Pompallier: 353
McAuley: 258
Ongley: 140
Bernadette: 178
Vincent:  352
Francis:  308
Congratulations to Pompallier

Welcome to Samoan Language Week
The theme for Samoa Language week is ‘Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga’ which in English means ‘Prepare yourself a gift for your travels’.
This year’s theme urges us to prepare for the journey ahead. It highlights the need to honour, respect and share the gifts of our life’s journey.

Reading Eggs/Eggspress Apps
Just a reminder of this wonderful programme. The school purchased this licence for every child in the school at the beginning of the year. Your child has access to this at home. Your child’s code has been given to them in various ways. Please use this wonderful resource at home.

Diocese of Palmerston North      Attendance Dues Information – May 2020
❖ 2020 attendance dues invoices/statements were emailed out to families last week (if we had an email address on file). Those invoices/statements we were unable to email out will be sent via NZ Post this week. If you have not received an invoice/statement, please contact us so we can reissue one to you.
❖ The due date for the May invoice/statements has been extended from 29th of May to the 19th of June to allow families additional time to make payment. Any questions, please get in touch. We are only a call away.
❖ One off payments by credit card or debit card (Visa or Mastercard only) can be made using our website:
❖ If you had made voluntary catholic character donation payments from the 1 st April 2019 till 31st of March 2020, you will be receiving a donation receipt. The donation receipts were emailed out over the first 2 weeks of May and those with no email address have been sent via mail this week. If you have not received your voluntary catholic character donation receipt for this period, please contact us and we can email or send it out to you.
❖ We know that the last 2 months due to Covid-19 have been very testing times. We also realise that families have been impacted financially. Please get in touch. 

We are happy to advise options that will help your family regarding Attendance Dues Fees. Anne-Marie, Marcy and Mark are here to discuss options with you. 

Our contact details are as follows: ▪ 0800 200 208; or ▪

Keeping in touch
A reminder on how to keep up to date with all the latest happenings in school…
*Newsletter – please read every week
*Our Lady of Lourdes School Facebook page
*Our school website
*School Apps New Zealand – Our Lady of Lourdes


Fertilizer Drive
It is that wonderful time of the year again where we begin to plan for the Fertilizer Drive. We are just getting the initial stages sorted but would appreciate any help you can offer with the planning and preparation of this. Please let our fabulous Mrs Worsely in the office know – we would truly appreciate it.

Pastoral News

Second Hand Uniforms
Thank you to those who have donated any spare uniforms you may have at home. If you have any spare uniform pieces we are happy to take them and share with our school families. 

Fruit in School
We are currently supporting our children to be HEALTHY and WELL during this term. Every child will have access  to additional fruit over these weeks.

Term 2 Dates

This Week
Week 7:  May 25-29
Sun: Pentecost 31st May

Week 8:June 1-5
Mon: Queens Birthday weekend

Week 9: June 8-12

Week 10:June 15-19

Week 11: June 22-26

Week 12: June 29-July 3

We are currently reviewing the school calendar. We will add information as it comes in.

Term Dates for 2020

Term 2: Tuesday 28th April – Friday July 3rd
1st June – Queens Birthday – school closed

Term 3: Monday 20th July – Friday 25 September
3rd September – Teacher Only Day – school closed

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


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


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