Term 4 Week 8  2020

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

Religious Education

Advent Blessings to you all

 Our Gospel for this week..

Mark 13: 33-37

Jesus said, “Be on watch, be alert, for you do not know when the time will come. It will be like a man who goes away from home on a journey and leaves his servants in charge, after giving to each one his own work to do and after telling the doorkeeper to keep watch. Be on guard, then, because you do not know when the master of the house is coming — it might be in the evening or at midnight or before dawn or at sunrise. If he comes suddenly, he must not find you asleep. What I say to you, then, I say to all: watch!

To find out more about Advent please see the link below

Mercy Awards

Discoverers One 
Daniel for showing his Mercy Value of Service by being a wonderful role model in Discoverers.

Discoverers Two 
Oscar for his Mercy Value of Hospitality in Discoverers Rua. He shows kindness and caring every day towards others.

for showing his Mercy Value of Excellence in reading and writing throughout the term.

Stelios For his Mercy Value of Respect. He is polite to his classmates and teachers and a great listener.

Mahi Tahi
for his Mercy Value of Service  in Mahi Tahi. He looks for opportunities to help out in Mahi Tahi. William for his Mercy Value of Excellence  in Mahi Tahi. He works hard trying his best in his learning.

for his Mercy Value of Excellence. Aldous is extremely diligent, trying his best in all of his subjects.

School Notices

Our Amazing Children/Tamariki
Congratulations to Brianna for an EXCELLENCE and ACHIEVED in the University of Canterbury ENGLISH competition – what an outstanding achievement.To Tyler, Corbin and Aldous for their wonderful ACHIEVED pass in their University of Canterbury competition.To Alex, Lio, Jarrod, Kiwipaarie and Aldous for their PARTICIPATION Award.

School Christmas Picnic Concert
A reminder that this Thursday is our Christmas concert –  Don’t forget to dress up in your Christmas costumes. We hope to have our picnic tea or takeaway food on our school field. If the weather is not suitable we will eat in our church foyer followed by the concert in the church. We hope to start this around 6-6.15pm. We are so fortunate to have this beautiful church  and a gentle reminder to be respectful when we are in church.

An Invitation to you all
This Sunday 6th December the children/tamariki who made their First Eucharist are showing the Mercy value of Service by helping during the Children’s liturgy Mass.  You are warmly invited to join us.  Please bring a plate of food to share for morning tea after Mass.  We look forward to spending this time with you.

Caretaker/Groundsperson Vacancy
Our wonderful Mr David Ravenhill is resigning from the end of this year. We wish to acknowledge the wonderful work that David does in and around our school. The position will start at the beginning of Term 1, 2021. If you know of anyone who may be interested in two hours per day, completing minor maintenance works and keeping our grounds in check then please get them to contact us here at school for the application pack.

Term 4 Dates

  WEEK 8 Nov 30- Dec 4
Mon 30Liturgy – Advent Week 2.
Road Patrol Training
Wed 2Performing for our older parishioners lunch
Fri 4Movie for Year 6 Road patrollers
  WEEK 9 Dec 7- 11
Mon 7Liturgy – Advent Week 2
Certificates will be awarded to all Road Patrollers for 2020
Wed 9 Performing Kapa Haka and Christmas songs for Manor Resthome
  WEEK 10 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 – Friday 16th April –Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday 8 February and Easter: Good Friday – 2 April, Easter Monday – 5 April, Easter Tuesday – 6 April (a school holiday)

Term 1 Dates
Wed Feb 3Term 1 starts
Mon Feb 8SCHOOL CLOSED as observed Waitangi Day
Fri Feb 12 Poolside sessions for all children
Sun Feb 14St Bernadette school mass @ 9.30am Sunday mass
Wed Feb 17Ash Wednesday
Thur Feb 18Sacramental programme begins – Reconciliation @ 5.30pm
Sun Feb 21Reconciliation
Thur Feb 25 Year 1 and 2 Tabloids @ St Joseph’s Feilding
Thur Mar 4Year 3/4 Tabloids @ St James
Sun Mar 7Reconciliation
Thur Mar 11Year 5/6 Tabloids @ OLOL
Sun Mar 21Reconciliation
Wed Mar 24Kind Hearts Day
Apr 5/6EASTER MONDAY, TUESDAY – school closed for these days
Apr 16Last day of term 1

Term 2: Monday 3rd May – Friday 9th July 

Term 3: 26 July – 10 October

 Term 4: 18 October -14 December

Ngā wakapainga (Blessings), Our Lady of Lourdes staff and whānau

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