Term 3  Week 9  2020

Kia ora, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Bula vinaka, Namaste

Thank you to our wonderful community for your support of our Three Way Conferences. Our tamariki/children loved sharing their learning with you. We had over 90% of our families join us which was fantastic.


School Notices

House Points 
Pompallier: 152
McAuley: 117
Ongley: 82
Bernadette: 119
Vincent: 92
Francis: 106
Congratulations to Pompallier

Mercy Awards

Discoverers One 
Liam: for showing our Mercy value of Excellence by showing resilience and having a never give up attitude.

Discoverers Two 
Quinn: for showing the Mercy value of Hospitality when sharing his time and friendship with others during Discovery and at playtime.

Emily: showed the Mercy value of Service, by cleaning up God’s environment without being asked.
Patience: for taking on the leadership role and last week’s focus of Stewardship, by caring for God’s world.

Leiana: for her Mercy Value of Excellence. She challenges herself in her learning and strives to do her best.
Iaveta: for his Mercy Value of Respect. He has been a kind and helpful member in the class, helping others in the water cycle Minecraft Challenge.

Mahi Tahi
Zion: for his Mercy Value of Excellence. He tries really hard to be a role model for behaviour for others.
Amelia: for his Mercy Value of Excellence. For being a great leader of her Minecraft group managing their work ensuring everyone had something to do.

CJ: for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Social Justice by always playing fair.
Cooper: for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Service through doing extra road patrols when needed.

Planning Classrooms
We are beginning to look ahead to 2021 and class placements. As you can appreciate this takes a lot of consideration on many levels. Could you please let us know if you have any little ones at home that would be starting school in 2021 so that we can factor that in.

Drink Bottles at School
As we are not using our school drinking fountain can you please make sure that your child has a named drink bottle full of water. We are having to help a number of children at the moment asking for a bottle so we would appreciate your help with this.

OLOL has Talent 
We will go ahead with this as it will be a lovely way to finish a very interrupted term. We will hold auditions next Monday 21st for those who are ready with an item.
On the last Friday we will celebrate the end of the term with a Mufti Day(Gold coin for St Vincent de Paul) and OLOL Has Talent Concert from 1.30pm in Room 2.
We will see what Covid level we are in and share further information.
We ask that at any time you enter school you come through the office.

Shifting of the junior rooms will take place on Thursday and Friday. 
From next week, Rooms 1 and 2 will be in the hall.

Believers are now in the Library

From the Classrooms

Discoverers – Ms Brown & Mrs O’Connor,  Ruma 1 & Ruma 2
Tena koutou katoa whanau.It is shifting time!  We are busy getting ready to move to the hall which will happen this week! Next week we plan to get ourselves settled into our new temporary environment.  It is also Māori language week.  We have been enjoying singing waiata and learning new phrases throughout the year and this week we will add some more for us to learn. Thank you for coming along to school last week to engage in korero around students’ learning and progress. . 

Believers – Mrs Pedley, Ruma 3 
How exciting…this week Believers are moving into their new classroom (the library) and settling into this new space.  We are looking forward to learning all about the poi with Whaea Frayne and Maori creation stories.  Also during the week we will be investigating all about “Grow, protect and taste”  as we are going to be ‘Little Garden league growers’.

Aroha – Miss Penman, Ruma 6
For Maori Language Week we are spending a bit more time on our Te Reo Maori.We will be looking at some local Maori legends and learning some new waiata (songs). We will also be learning about the poi with Whaea Frayne.

Mahi Tahi – Mrs Moor, Ruma 7  
Kia Ora koutou katoa. For Māori Language Week this year, we are setting our goals high. ‘50 Kupu in 5 Days’ lays down the challenge to learn 50 words relevant to everyday life. We will also learn about the Māori legend of how the gorge was created and retell this legend in our own words.

Chiefs – Mr Anderson, Ruma 8 
Kia ora, Whaea Frayne has been extending Rangatira with waiata and The Reo for Maori Language week. The learners are enjoying collaborating on demonstrating the water cycle in Minecraft Education.

Term 3 Dates

Week 9 – Sept 14-18.   Māori Language Week
Tue 15 – Champions League Football OLOL vs St. James

Week 10 – Sept 21-25
Mon 21 – Auditions for OLOL Has Talent 2-3pm in Room 2
Tues  22 – Senior children to the Interschool Cross Country children to Ashurst. 
Wed  23 – Inter-school soccer tournament –  Mr Anderson will travel with the team
Thurs 24 – Ripper Rugby/ Netball – St Joseph’s/St Mary’s arriving after 9am – will conclude around 11am. St Peters are supporting us during the morning. We will meet in Room 2 for karakia. Please sign in at the office so we can track and trace everyone.
Fri 25 – Last day of Term 3

Term 4 Dates

Monday October 12th – Term 4 begins
Friday October 23rdTeacher Only Day – the Friday prior to Labour Weekend
Monday October 26thLABOUR DAY – school closed
Tuesday December 15th – Final day of the year at 12.30pm


Term 1: Wednesday 3rd February  – Friday 16th April

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


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