Term 4 Week 6  2020

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

We hope this week finds you all well. Not long now until the end of the term and so much to accomplish. Please keep an eye on the calendar for all the dates to come.

As mentioned we are quickly moving through the term. We are incredibly fortunate that we have a stable staff with all of the teachers here for 2021. We will start the year off with the six classrooms. The approximate makeup of the classes will be:

Year 6: Mr Anderson

Year 4 and 5 Pod: Mrs Moor and Miss Penman

Year 3: Mrs Pedley

Year 1 and 2 Pod: Mrs O’Connor, Miss Brown with Mrs Cheetham (part time)

 Our wonderful Mrs Davis will continue to work as our part time teacher.

Religious Education

This Sunday is the last Sunday of the church’s year, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. As the year draws to an end, we turn our thoughts to the time when Christ will return as king. 

We are all God’s children and so we pray together:

We pray for the Church throughout the world: that it may see Christ in all people and be a shining example of Jesus’ message to us. Lord, in your mercy…

We pray for our brothers and sisters throughout the world: that each person may know they are special and treat each other as Jesus asks. Lord, in your mercy…

We pray for our parish, family and friends: that we may all do what we can to share food and water with those who hunger and thirst, to care for those who are sick or in prison and to welcome those who are lonely. Lord, in your mercy…

God of all, show us how to answer your call so we may see your kingdom – a place where no one is hungry, thirsty, or alone – here on earth. Amen.

House Points

Pompallier: 165
McAuley: 184
Ongley: 212
Bernadette: 120
Vincent: 103
Francis: 212
Congratulations to Francis & Ongley

Mercy Awards

Discoverers One 
Antony for showing her Mercy Value of Excellence when creating and making during Discovery Time.

Discoverers Two 
Jordan for showing his Mercy Value of Excellence  by striving to do the best he can in his learning.

for the Mercy value of Excellence in her learning.  Evalia has made wonderful progress in her writing. Koen for the Mercy value of Respect.  He has settled in  Believer’s classroom this term and knows what a learner looks like when on the mat.

Nita for her Mercy Value of Compassion. She is a kind and helpful class member.

Mahi Tahi
for his Mercy Value of Excellence in Mahi Tahi. For making good choices for his learning and rising to the challenge of using Christ as a role model for his behaviour.

for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Service through using common sense and looking for ways to be helpful.

School Notices

First Communion – Sunday 22 November.  This Sunday we have learners from our school celebrating their First Communion at 9.30am Mass.  Please come and join us for this wonderful, joyful celebration.  You are all welcome!  Please bring a plate of morning tea to share.

School Christmas Picnic Concert
Thursday 3rd December 5.30 – 7.30pm. This is an invitation to all families/whānau to join us for an evening of kai and songs.  You are also invited to perform as a family and/or cultural group, one christmas song or hymn.  If you are performing please contact the school office so that we can add you to our programme.  Save this date on your calendar for a fun filled Christmas themed night! Don’t forget to dress up in your Christmas costumes and bring a picnic dinner or takeaway food.

Reporting at the end of the Year
As mentioned last week, we will be using Seesaw to share your child’s learning journey this year. Further information in the following weeks.

From the Classrooms

Discoverers – Ms Brown, Mrs O’Connor & Mrs Cheetham,   Ruma 1 & Ruma 2
This week we conclude our exploration into the Saints lives and how we can live like saints here on earth.  We are enjoying continuing our study on the bird life around our learning environment and having tennis lessons with Coach Karen on Thursdays.

Believers – Mrs Pedley, Ruma 3 
Aroha are starting to research and write their own speeches to present to the class. Over the next couple of weeks we will be doing lots of drama and public speaking activities. Ask your tamariki to present their speech to you at home as well! We are also getting right into tennis in P.E. and learning lots of great skills thanks to Coach Karen.

Aroha – Miss Penman, Ruma 6
Aroha have enjoyed using technology to inspire some writing and art. After exploring a shipwreck on Minecraft: Education, we have written some great descriptions and completed some artwork on display in the classroom.This week we are wrapping up our cricket unit and getting into some tennis with Coach Karen! We will also be starting time in maths and developing some public speaking skills, writing our own speeches to present to the class.

Mahi Tahi – Mrs Moor, Ruma 7
Mahi Tahi are learning about Saints for Religious Education. We will develop an understanding of what the Communion of Saints is. We will also discuss how we are all ‘saints’ by doing God’s will on earth. At the end of our learning we will inquire into our favourite Saint.

Chiefs – Mr Anderson, Ruma 8 
Twelve of our children attended The National Young Leaders event  held at the Regent Theatre yesterday to help grow our future leaders in society. This week we are presenting our speeches to an audience so that is exciting. The tamariki have picked a wide range of interesting and amusing topics so it will be a lot of fun listening to the polished performances.

Term 4 Dates

  WEEK 6 Nov 16-20
Mon 16NYLD Leadership day for Year 6 leaders
Sat 21First Holy Communion practice @ 2pm
Sun 22 First Holy Communion Celebrations /Christ the King. Please come along to support our tamariki at Sunday Mass @ 9.30am.
  WEEK 7 Nov 23-27
Mon 23Liturgy – Advent Week 1
  WEEK 8 Nov 30- Dec 4
Mon 30Liturgy – Advent Week 2.
Road Patrol Training
  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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