OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T3 W1

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 the first week of Term 3. We truly hope that the Term 2 break went well for you and your family/whanau. It certainly came in time for our school/kura as we were beginning to see the sickness numbers begin to increase again. We hope the break has given you all a chance to feel better so we begin the term healthy and well.


We welcome Miss Jemma Smith to Room 1 and 2 for Term 3. Jemma is in her final year of her Teaching Training programme.


We welcome to Fata and Nirvana and their families/whanau to our school. Abundant blessings to you both.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS - you would have received information regrading this. We would love to see a variety of our families represented on our Board. There are only two weeks to go so please put your name forward if this is something you would like to be a part of. The Board of Trustees are part of the Governance of the school, looking at policies, key decision making, and finances of the school in a stewardship capacity. They work with the principal who is responsible for the daily management of school, children and staff.


YEAR 6 FAMILIES/WHANAU NOTICE

St Peters College 2023

Year 7 enrolment packs for St Peters College will be going out on Wednesday for our Year 6 children. This will be followed by an Orientation Day this Friday 29th July. The bus is being supplied by St Peters and will be leaving at 9am. Please make sure your child is at school on time Friday morning.


TERM 3 DATES

Monday July 25th - Term 3 begins, welcome Fata and Nirvana

Wednesday July 27th - Grandparents mass @ 9.30am. Please let your grandparents know

- YOUNG VINNIES GROUP FOR YEAR 5/6 TAMARIKI EVERY WEDNESDAY

Friday July 29th - St Peters Orientation Day (Year 6)

Wednesday August 3rd - Te Manawa visit for Room 6 and 8

Monday August 8th - Pie fundraising order forms go out

Tuesday August 9th - Palmerston North Library bus, KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 2-4)

Wednesday August 10th - KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 5-6)

Thursday August 11th - St Peters Open Night @ 6pm

Friday August 12th - MATHEX competition

Wednesday August 17th - Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday August 30th - Palmerston North Library Bus

Monday September 5th - SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK

Thursday September 8th - OLOL HAS TALENT auditions

Monday September 19th - Year 6 overnight stay at Forest Lakes

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

Thursday September 22nd - Pie Orders Forms and money due

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

Thursday September 29th - SCHOOL PHOTOS, Pie Order delivery day

Friday September 30th - LAST DAY OF TERM 3


Abundant blessings to you all

The OLOL Team

MASK WEARING FOR THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF TERM 3

Masking up for the start of Term 3


In previous years we have found there is an increase in winter illnesses in schools at the start of Term 3 as students bring back infections after travelling and socialising during the holidays. This year cases of COVID-19 are increasing in most parts of the country, and we are also seeing high numbers of other winter illnesses.


For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools and kura amend their mask policy for the first four weeks of term to require mask wearing in all indoor settings for students in Years 4 and above.


This recommendation does not include any situation where mask wearing might not be practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sport, where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs), certain activities such as singing or drama performance on stage, and PE. In these situations, particular attention should be paid to ensuring there is good ventilation during the activity, and physical distancing where practicable.


Wearing masks can reduce new cases of the virus by as much as 53%. It works alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff. Keep up healthy habits – Unite Against COVID-19


Adult-sized masks can generally be adjusted to fit older children by tying knots in the ear loops. Unite Against COVID-19 shows how to do this: How to wear a face mask safely – Unite Against COVID-19


We know that that some of our tamariki/ākonga are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them, we will support them to not wear a mask. Apply for a face mask exemption pass – Unite Against COVID-19


Please make sure that tamariki/ākonga come to school ready to wear masks. Students should bring masks from home. [If students cannot bring masks there will be a limited supply of masks for students who are unable to bring one from home.]


Thank you for your support in protecting our school community.


Thank you and blessings to you all


The Board of Trustees

Our Lady of Lourdes school

WELLNESS PROGRAMME YEAR 3-6

This programme encourages and supports social skills with peers through game 'play' and helps develop:

✓ Teamwork ✓ Empathy ✓ Communication

✓ Confidence ✓ Wellbeing ✓ Resilience

This programme can also support your teachers to reestablish habits of being physically active and empowering students to look after their wellbeing and stress/anxiety levels while in the classroom and at home.

The Kelly Sports Wellness Programme fosters:

  • Reducing stress and anxiety of students through healthy, physical interaction.

  • Helping to safeguard well-being of students and teachers.

  • Supporting teachers to gain the skill set to be able to replicate these lessons.

  • Equipping students to recognise the need for behavioural breaks and to have the tools from activities they learn to do this.

  • Encouraging and support social skills (communication, teamwork, empathy, and confidence) with peers through game play.

  • Enabling teachers to have the opportunity to play alongside their students with support from Kelly Sports coaches to build on class culture and relationships.

General Information For Schools



BOARD ELECTIONS

What are school boards?

All of New Zealand's state and state-integrated schools have a school board which is the Crown entity responsible for the governance of the school.

The board:

  • ensures every student can reach their highest possible standard in student achievement
  • is the employer of all staff in the school
  • sets the school's strategic direction in consultation with parents, whānau, staff, students and the wider school community
  • is responsible for overseeing the management of personnel, curriculum, property, finance and administration

Board membership

There are three types of representative members who are elected onto the board. These "representative" board members are elected by the parent community, staff members and, in the case of schools with students above Year 9, the students.

There are also other types of board members, including the principal, co-opted and appointed board members.

A standard school board's membership includes:

The board can co-opt additional people onto the board for gender, skill or ethnic balance, and the Minister of Education can appoint an additional board member.

More information

For more information read the Community member guide to the role of school boards and check out our information for parents on the NZSTA website.

Catholic Character

Please see the lovely liturgy Mrs O'Callaghan has made for us. During Monday we all had the opportunity to spend time with this stunning treasure/taonga. We all learnt so much about May, Bishop Pompellier and what everything means in this image - ask your children what they can share with you. Read through the powerpoint and listen to the links - we are truly grateful for this lovely opportunity. We thank Whaea Korty Wilson, from the Palmerston North Diocese who shared her knowledge and Māori perspective with us.

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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. Remember every $50 spent is one token for our school. We would love to be able to get another 5 Ipads in our middle hub.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

TERM 3 DATES

Monday July 25 - Term 3 begins, welcome Fata and Nirvana

Wednesday July 27 - Grandparents mass @ 9.30am. Please let your grandparents know

YOUNG VINNIES GROUP FOR YEAR 5/6 TAMARIKI EVERY WEDNESDAY

Friday July 29 - St Peters Orientation Day

Wednesday August 3 - Te Manawa visit for Room 6 and 8

Monday August 8 - Pie fundraising order forms go out

Tuesday August 9 - Palmerston North Library bus, KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 2-4)

Wednesday August 10 - KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 5-6)

Thursday August 11 - St Peters Open Night @ 6pm

Friday 12 August - MATHEX competition

Wednesday August 17 - Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

Thursday September 22 - Pie Orders Forms and money due

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 (to be confirmed)