OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T3 W6

TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA

HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...

Nai mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 6 - blessings to you and your family. The sun is shining and our children are all happy in their classrooms.

WELCOME to Milah and Yuri to our Okatia Tahi - Room 1. We are so excited to have you join us.


NEW TEACHER FOR THE JUNIOR ROOM

We are so very excited to share that Miss Jemma Smith has been successful in gaining the junior school teaching position. She is currently in her final stages of training and will be officially joining the team during Term 4. We have been witness to her joy, enthusiasm, energy in all areas


FERTILISER DRIVE

Thank you, thank you for the wonderful support we had during the week for this fundraising event. To our phone callers, truck drivers, children helping with their time and strength and our whanau on Saturday supporting in all ways. We will place our order for the basketball hoop this week as we have made $2500.


FUNDRAISING #2

Our next fundraising event begins this week with Doughboys Pie fundraising. The eldest child in every family will receive a PIE ORDER FORM. We ask that you go out to your wider family, neighbours and get selling those pies.


We have a long list of things we would like to do in the school - another swing in the playground, another basketball hoop, sports uniforms and jackets... the more we make the more we can do for our school.


SPORTS NEWS

Thank you St Mary's for hosting the Combined Catholic School Netball and Rippa tournament last week. We are thrilled to share that our Rippa team secured another win. They have trained so hard for a long time and we are so proud of them - and for their team work and visible display of our Mercy values. Our Netball team played their hearts out and we are proud of their determination in all games.


WINTER SPORTS COACHES AND SUPPORT

A massive thank you to our wonderful parents who stepped forward to take up coaching and managing roles for our winter sports. To Philippa for leading our netball and basketball teams, to Daniel and Nathan for supporting our school Hockey team. Thank you for stepping forward to support us - without parent support we would not be able to enrol sports teams.

We are truly blessed to have you and our families support. We look forward to our summer sports now.


HAVE YOU GOT THE HERO APP YET?

We are excited about the features that Hero has to offer families. These include the ability for parents and caregivers to:

  • view information on your child’s progress and goals
  • read school notices sent to the class or groups your child is part of
  • respond to school notices such as surveys and trip permission requests
  • view school term dates
  • view a school calendar of events
  • notify the school if your child is absent or late - another platform for you to use
  • navigate to other school-related webpages
  • customise your account by adding a profile image
  • select how you wish to receive notifications


When you have uploaded the HERO App you will see a photo of your child which you click on to access your child's :

  • Learning content
  • Attendance - summary for every term as well as up to date information for the current term
  • Term dates and Events Calendar (linked to our school calendar)
  • Report an absence
  • Link to the school website and facebook page.


PARKING/ SAFE CROSSING AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL

Thank you for your support as we all work to keep our children safe in and around our school. It has certainly made a difference to the road patrollers and children.


THIS WEEK

Tuesday - Kelly Sports working through their Wellness programme, Pie orders forms sent out



COMING EVENT

JUNIOR HUB EVENING FOR ROOM 1,2,3



Ngā mihi



Abundant blessings to you all

The OLOL Team

Random Acts of Kindness Day

In case you didn't know already, New Zealand is the only country in the world that celebrates a National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and it's coming up on September 1st!

THANK YOU FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL

A huge thank you from the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the outstanding food and coin donations raised from OLOL School mufti day.


Thank you to all the school families and a special thanks to our Young Vinnies students for helping with the collection.


Ngā mihi nui ki a koe.






Emma Whitson

Young Vinnies Co-Ordinator

Vincentianspn@gmail.com

NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE NATIONAL SYNTHESIS

From one section of the document...

Catholic Schools

63. There was wide acknowledgement of the faith education and sense of community provided by Catholic schools. Schools were considered welcoming, inclusive, and supportive, often more so than parishes. It was noted that schools are led by lay people and there is often good cooperation between laity and clergy.


64. The younger participants credited their understanding of the faith to their school. Catholic school staff testified to students living out Jesus’ teachings and Gospel values at school and being active in mission. Schools were described as “agents for change”, providing opportunities for evangelisation of families. For many students, teachers, and families, the Catholic school is their tūrangawaewae, their place of belonging, but concern was expressed over what happens when young people finish their Catholic schooling.


65. In many cases the school provides the primary introduction to the faith for a family, but Catholic schools are seen as not being strongly linked to parishes, and students and their families are not usually well integrated into the parish. The pressure schools are under to strengthen students’ faith, often without support, was highlighted. There was a desire to better connect parish and school communities.

FUNDRAISER #2 PIE ORDERS

We are now moving on to our second Fundraiser event. Today the eldest child in every family has bought home an order form.

Please enclose the correct total of money owed when handing in your order by MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th. The delivery date of the pies to school is the 29th of SEPTEMBER 2022.


We ask that families collect the money for their orders and then bring the completed order form and money to the school office by the due date - September 19th

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Pray School | World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

CATHOLIC FORMATION

Week 5 - August 29 - 1 September (Green) 22ndWeek in ORDINARY TIME

29 The Passion of St John the Baptist

1 Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Tell Me the Story: John the Baptist

FROM WHAEA DONNA AT THE PARISH

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MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE FOR WHANAU

Epic Music Academy is hosting an event for parents on Mental Health & Resilience for Whanau with Jordan Smith, next Thursday 01 September. We would appreciate if you could put a note in your school newsletter.


Attached is the link for the event and a pdf flyer.


NEW WORLD SUPPORT AND NEW TOKENS NOW AT PIONEER NEW WORLD

Thank you for your ongoing support for our school through shopping at New World. We truly appreciate it.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

TERM 3 DATES

Tuesday August 30 - Palmerston North Library Bus

Monday September 5 - SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK

Thursday September 8 - OLOL HAS TALENT auditions

Monday September 19 - Year 6 overnight stay at Forest Lakes, Pie order forms & money due

Tuesday September 20 - Year 6's return from Forest Lakes

Tuesday September 27 - OLOL HAS TALENT/WHANAU HUI, HUBS PERFORM

Thursday September 29 - SCHOOL PHOTOS, Pie Order delivery day

Friday September 30 - LAST DAY OF TERM 3

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TERM DATES for 2022

Term 1 - Wednesday February 2nd - Thursday 14th April (Friday 15th is Good Friday)

Term 2 - Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3 - Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September

Term 4 - Monday 17th October - 14th December @12.30pm(to be confirmed)


TERM 1 DATES 2023

Term 1 begins - January 31st.