Term 4 Week 4 2020
Kia ora, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Bula vinaka, Namaste
Thank you to those who were able to make it last night to our parents evening. We know life is busy so here is the link for you to refer to for our upcoming lessons. Thank you for your support. police/school-portal/resources/successful-relationships/info-parents-whanau
Good luck to all our sports teams this week – we have two summer hockey teams, summer football, touch rugby and our Vex Robotics team. The teachers and parents who are helping with this are very busy at the moment
All Saints (Nov 1)/ All Souls (Nov 2)
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them:
“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
“Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them!
“Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!
“Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!
“Happy are the pure in heart; they will see God!
“Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children!
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
“Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers. Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. This is how the prophets who lived before you were persecuted.
We pray together to God, who loves and cares for each one of us:
We pray for the Church throughout the world: that it may be an example of God’s love in our world, spreading peace, speaking out for what is right and bringing comfort to those in need. Lord, in your mercy…
We pray for all people throughout the world: that they may find comfort when they are sad, strength to stand up for what they believe in and mercy, peace and love for one another in their hearts. Lord, in your mercy…
We pray for our parish, family and friends: that we may be inspired by the example of the Saints and of all those who have followed Jesus in their lives, to do all that we can to live as God wants us to. Lord, in your mercy…
Closing prayer: God of wisdom, help us as we try to follow the right path, share your peace and love with others, and make the world a fairer place for all to live. Amen.
Congratulations to Francis
Antony for showing his Mercy Value of Hospitality by always being friendly and welcoming.
Heidi for her Mercy value of Hospitality in sharing her creative ideas with others during Discovery.
Hugo for the Mercy value of Excellence in his learning. Hugo had made pleasing progress in his reading and writing.
Max for the Mercy value of Respect. He always shows respect by listening and following instructions when learning at a workshop.
Milo for the Mercy value of Excellence. He is a diligent class member and has written some incredible stories this term.
Isla for her Mercy Value of Respect in Mahi Tahi. For making good choices for her learning and the kind and considerate way she treats everyone.
Matthew for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Excellence by using precise adjectives in his writing.
Brianna for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Service through always looking for ways to be helpful.
School photos orders are due by Friday please. Please check your child’s bag as every child got one. School photos will take place next Wednesday 11th November.
From the Classrooms
Discoverers – Ms Brown & Mrs O’Connor, Ruma 1 & Ruma 2
This week we are beginning to learn all about the Saints. We are starting with a session about All Saints Day which was celebrated on Sunday 1st November. We also have a special visit on Wednesday from our local Firefighters which will start off the Firewise programme that we will be looking at for 3 days.
Believers – Mrs Pedley, Ruma 3
We have really enjoyed using the last 2 weeks of live shows/performances, to help inspire us in our writing. In Maths time, we have been keeping a close eye on the weather patterns and have been recording the temperatures and what is happening with the weather in the weather reports.
Aroha – Miss Penman, Ruma 6
We have loved having Miss Smith in our class as a student teacher the last 3 weeks. She has been helping us write some very funny stories about the Twits. We are really going to miss her next week!
Mahi Tahi – Mrs Moor, Ruma 7
Some wonderful writing from our room for this week:
My heart was jumping up and down like a trampoline. –Karnika
The bag couldn’t hold anymore as the bag reached it’s maximum limit. –Tyler
Marching like soldiers down the stairs. –Sadella
Bubbling foam came pouring out, scattering like leaves, everyone stepped back. –Kiwipaarie
Chiefs – Mr Anderson, Ruma 8
We have been working hard on our fractions from: Recognising fractions in a set. (E.g ¼ of 16 and ⅔ of 9) Identifying equivalent fractions (E.g ¾ = 6/8), multiplying a fraction by a whole number (E.g 7 x 4/5) and multiplying fractions by fractions (E.g ⅗ x ¼ =), depending on the knowledge of the child. Our times tables and number knowledge have also improved as we strive to climb the basic facts ladder.
Term 4 Dates
|WEEK 4 Nov 2-6|
|Mon 2||All Souls Day mass at 10am for the senior rooms.|
Keeping Ourselves Safe evening
|Wed 4||FIRST RECONCILIATION @ 5.00pm – please note the change of time|
|Sun 8||First communion programme following mass|
|WEEK 5 Nov 9-13|
|Mon 9||Mercy Values Liturgy @ 9am, certificates|
|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