Newsletter

Term 4 Week 1  2020

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

We welcome you all back to a new term. We are excited to be at school, with our children so happy to be here. Everyone has settled in well to school life and we are looking forward to a wonderful settled term ahead.  Welcome to Leah to our Discoverer’s room – we wish you and your family many happy school days.

Religious Education

Month of the Rosary The month of October is dedicated to the holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary. The Rosary draws its mysteries from the New Testament and with each decade referring to an event in the life of Jesus and Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary give us the insight of the life of Jesus and his Mother.
  • The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from Saint Luke’s Gospel in the New Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus’ childhood.
  • The Luminous Mysteries bring a deeper understanding to the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries remind us of how much Jesus loves us. They recall how He suffered and died just for us.
  • The Glorious Mysteries tell us what happened after Jesus died-His Resurrection, the descent of the Holy Spirit and the love Jesus had for his Mother.
Children’s LIturgy has begun again at church on Sundays at the 9.30am Mass. All children are invited to join the session right at the beginning of Mass when they arrive in the foyer (a slight change to previous sessions.) They will then come into the church for the Eucharistic celebration part of the Mass (at the offertory) All children are welcome to join in this wonderful way to grow and learn on their faith journey.
   

School Notices

Monday Liturgies are starting again just after 9am. We will meet in Room 2 until the building work starts.   OLOL’s Got Talent2e186b51-2d16-41df-8af1-c8c98e4da331-e1602659537345.jpeg We had a fantastic show at theend of the term which showcased all the amazing talent we have here at Our Lady of Lourdes. Well done to Mia for her incredible singing display which ultimately took out the hotly contested event. Special thanks to our judges, Mrs Moor, Lily from Epic and previous winner, Selyndah!!   End of the Day Time A reminder that if you are on school grounds to please track and trace. This can be done using the poster by the office or outside classroom doors. We are still required to follow these requirements. Thank you in advance. Now that we are safely back in Level 1 our school day will end at 2.55pm.    Uniforms A reminder that we are transitioning to the summer school uniform. Please ask at the office if you are unsure of this. By the end of Labour weekend we would like to see all our tamariki in full summer uniform, including sun hats. School sun hats are worn in Term 1 and 4 as we are a sun safe school.

Sports

Catholic Schools Tournament – A Big Success!! Well done to our Rippa Rugby team for winning this tournament the third time in a row!! Our netball team came second to St Marys and showed a lot of courage and skill! Thanks also to all the fans that supported us and to our netball coach, Veronica. . The games were played in good spirit and were well officiated by students from St. Peters College. OLOL Football News We have made the final of the Champions League again and are looking to win it two years in a row in the final against St. Mary’s here at school on Thursday 22nd October at 2pm.  We also made the semi finals of the Palmerston North 9 aside competition, narrowly losing 2 -1 against Ashhurst.

Term 4 Dates

Week 1 – Oct 12-16 Mon 12 – Welcome Liturgy @ 9am – Introducing the Rosary, reminder of our Mercy Charism, Mission and values Fri 16 –  Friday Touch Rugby begins Week 2 – Oct 19-23 Mon 19  Liturgy: Praying the Rosary @ 9am Wed 21 – Board Meeting @ 6pm Fri 23 – Teacher Only Day  – School Closed Week 3 – Oct 26-30 Mon 26 Labour Day – School Closed Wed 28 – Visiting show for all the school. Sacramental programme begins @ 5.30pm. Sat 31 – Vex Robotics Sun 1: All Saints Day. Sacramental programme Week 4 – Nov 2-6 Mon 2 All Souls Day Wed 4 – First Reconciliation @ 5.30pm – congratulations Sun 8 –Sacramental programme Week 5 – Nov 9-13 Mon 9 Mercy Values Wed 11 –School Photos – make sure you look fabulous on this day. BOT Meeting @ 6pm Sat 14 – Vex Robotics Sun 15:  Sacramental programme – final preparation for First Holy Communion Week 6 – Nov 16-20 Mon 16 NYLD Leadership day for Year 6 leaders Sun 22- First Holy Communion Celebrations/ Christ the King Week 7 – Nov 23-27 Mon 23 Liturgy – Advent Week 1 Week 8 – Nov 30-Dec 4 Mon 30  Liturgy – Advent Week 2.  Road Patrol Training Thur 3 – School Christmas Picnic Concert – further details to follow Week 9 – Dec 7-11 Mon 7 Liturgy – Advent Week 3 Wed 9 –  BOT Meeting @ 6pm Week 10 – Dec 14-15 Mon 14 Thanksgiving Liturgy. Whānau House fun day. Graduation Mass @ 7pm for our Year 6 tamariki Tues 15 –  Final Assembly from 11am  – School Closes for the Year @ 12.30pm
 

2021

Term 1: Wednesday 3rd February 
Ngā wakapainga (Blessings), Our Lady of Lourdes staff and whānau
 
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