Term 4 Week 4  2020

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

We Welcome Harlow to school  – we pray for many happy school days to you and your fabulous family.

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

Religious Education

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.

House Points

Pompallier: 124
McAuley: 210
Ongley: 202
Bernadette: 164
Vincent: 144
Francis: 291
Congratulations to Francis

Mercy Awards

Discoverers One 
Antony for showing his Mercy Value of Hospitality by always being friendly and welcoming.

Discoverers Two 
Heidi for her Mercy value of Hospitality in sharing her creative ideas with others during Discovery.

 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.

Mahi Tahi
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.

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 Notices

Well done Lio for completing Steps Web!!!!
We are so proud of your mighty effort. 
You are the first one in the school to complete LEVEL 6 of this programme. 
100 House points for that effort.


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. –
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 2All Souls Day  mass at 10am for the senior rooms.
 Keeping Ourselves Safe evening
Wed 4FIRST RECONCILIATION @ 5.00pm – please note the change of time
Sun 8 First communion programme following mass
  WEEK 5 Nov 9-13
Mon 9Mercy Values Liturgy @ 9am, certificates
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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