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.

 School Policies

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 Our username is “olol” and password “mercy”.

School Notices

House Points 
Pompallier: 80
McAuley: 108
Ongley: 108
Bernadette: 130
Vincent: 157
Francis: 200
Congratulations to Francis

Mercy Awards

Discoverers One
Declan for showing hisMercy Value of Compassion by being a good friend.

Discoverers Two 
Amelia for her Mercy value of Service in helping to keep the classroom tidy.

 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.

Mahi Tahi
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.

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.

Summer Uniform

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 26Labour Day. School Closed
Wed 28Visiting show for all the school. Sacramental programme begins @ 5.30pm
Sat 31Vex Robotics
Sun 1All Saints Day.
Sacramental programme
  WEEK 4 Nov 2-6
Mon 2All Souls Day
Wed 4FIRST RECONCILIATION @ 5.00pm – please note the change of time
Sun 8All Saints Day.
Sacramental programme
  WEEK 5 Nov 9-13
Mon 9Mercy Values Liturgy
Wed 11 School Photos – make sure you look fabulous on this day.
BOT Meeting @ 6pm
Sat 14Vex Robotics
Sun 15Sacrament programme – final preparation for First Holy Communion
  WEEK 6 Nov 16-20
Mon 16NYLD Leadership day for Year 6 leaders
  WEEK 7 Nov 23-27
Mon 23Liturgy – Advent Week 1
  WEEK 8 Nov 30- Dec 4
Mon 30Liturgy – Advent Week 2.
Road Patrol Training
Thurs 3SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PICNIC CONCERT – further details to follow
  WEEK 9 Dec 7- 11
Mon 7Liturgy – Advent Week 3
Wed 9 BOT Meeting @ 6pm
  WEEK 9 Dec 14- 15
Mon 14Thanksgiving 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

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