Term 4 Week 3 2020
Kia ora, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Bula vinaka, Namaste
We hope that you all had a wonderful break over the Labour weekend. It is great to be back at school and ready for another wonderful week ahead.
Book This Date In
Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme coming to OLOL school.
There is a parent meeting November 2nd from 5pm for our whānau/families.
As a school this is one of our areas of learning for Term 4.
Our school has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures. We are excited to announce that the site is now live and available to our school community. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. We invite you to visit the site at https://olol.schooldocs.co.nz. Our username is “olol” and password “mercy”.
Congratulations to Francis
Amelia for her Mercy value of Service in helping to keep the classroom tidy.
Leila for her Mercy value of Excellence in her learning. Leila enjoyed leading a small group to produce a puppet show for the whole class to enjoy.
Oliver for his Mercy value of Excellence. He has shown all the 5 keys to success while adapting to his learning in Believers.
Neve for her Mercy Value of Compassion. She is a kind member of the class who helps others.
Fuataina or her Mercy Value of Compassion in Mahi Tahi. She is a kind and caring class member who uses Jesus as her role model.
Pio for his Mercy Value of Respect in Mahi Tahi. For making good choices for his learning and the kind and considerate way he treats everyone.
Lio for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Excellence by striving to complete the basic facts ladder.
Naretta for always demonstrating the Mercy Value of Service through being helpful.
A reminder that from today all students should be wearing their summer uniform. Sunhats are also a requirement as per our Sunsmart policy. No hat – no play! Students will need to sit in the courtyard until they have brought their hat to school. These can be purchased at The Warehouse and we also have second hand ones in the office. Please ensure hats are named. Thank you!
Basic Facts Ladder
Well done to Lio and Tala in Chiefs for moving up a stage.
From the Classrooms
Discoverers – Ms Brown & Mrs O’Connor, Ruma 1 & Ruma 2
We have been enjoying listening to and watching the wonderful bird life that surrounds us while we are in the hall. We have even seen a Tui! Some learners have also been making rosary beads as we take part in and learn the Rosary each day. We will continue to discover and learn more about these topics this week.
Believers – Mrs Pedley, Ruma 3
Believers have been learning how to tell the time, both digital and analogue times. We have also been applying this knowledge into our daily timetable, so we know what time events happen, throughout the day. In writing we have been writing instructions to how to plant seeds and how to make a party ice cream. We know how to start each set of instructions with a verb (doing word).
Aroha – Miss Penman, Ruma 6
Aroha class have had fun making playdough pets and have written some fantastic stories! We will finish them off this week and continue some cool experiments.In PE we have been practising our small ball skills. When the weather clears we are going to learn a little more about cricket and tennis too.
Mahi Tahi – Mrs Moor, Ruma 7
Mahi Tahi did some fantastic writing last week. We mixed vinegar, warm water and baking soda together in a zip lock bag, sealed it and waited to see what would happen. We saw the bag get bigger and bigger and bigger until finally the bag went pop! I look forward to sharing some wonderful examples of this writing with you all next week.
Chiefs – Mr Anderson, Ruma 8
Rangatira began an inquiry about the history of our local awa/river and how to look after it, with a view to Laudato Si.In Te Reo we have continued to improve our poi and rakau skills. The children have taken turns to lead the Rosary and have done a great job praying the mysteries, the Apostles Creed, the Fatima Prayer and Hail Holy Queen.
Champions League Final
Our Lady of Lourdes were looking to win the trophy for the second year in a row, but sadly went down narrowly, 1 – 0 to St. Mary’s in the final held at school last Thursday. It was an exciting match that could have gone either way. The St. Mary’s defence held firm with some great saves from their goalie, who received the player of the day award as St. Mary’s claimed a well deserved victory. By virtue of making the final this year OLOL have gained automatic qualification into next year’s final so we’ll look to win the trophy back in 2021!!
Term 4 Dates
|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. |
|WEEK 4 Nov 2-6|
|Mon 2||All Souls Day|
|Wed 4||FIRST RECONCILIATION @ 5.00pm – please note the change of time|
|Sun 8||All Saints Day. |
|WEEK 5 Nov 9-13|
|Mon 9||Mercy Values Liturgy|
|Wed 11|| School Photos – make sure you look fabulous on this day. |
BOT Meeting @ 6pm
|Sat 14||Vex Robotics|
|Sun 15||Sacrament 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
|Thurs 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 9 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|
Term 1: Wednesday 3rd February
Ngā wakapainga (Blessings), Our Lady of Lourdes staff and whānau