Our Lady of Lourdes School T4: W1
Newsletter: 19 October 2021
HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...
Welcome to Term 4 - we hope the first week back at school has started well for you and your child. We loved hearing all about the wonderful things you all go up to in the Term 3 break. We are full steam ahead here at school. We began the term with a lovely outdoor blessing of our children/tamariki and then a blessing for our new playground additions. It was a lovely way to begin the term.
In many countries where one finds the Catholic Church, October is the Month of Mission. Prayers are offered for the missionary work of the Church as inspired by Matthew 28:19
"Go and make disciples of all nations."
The faithful are encouraged to be more aware that we all are missionaries, find what gives meaning to our lives, and share it. One may find inspiration in the lives of outstanding persons, like Catholics who lived well their lives. An example is St. Thérèse of the Lisieux, also known as the Little Flower or Thérèse of the Child Jesus.
There is an attached link to Pope Francis message to us all. "To be on mission is to be willing to think as Christ does, to believe with him that those around us are also my brothers and sisters. May his compassionate love touch our hearts and make us all true missionary disciples."
Fakaalofa lahi atu! We are Celebrating Niue Language Week!
This year’s theme for Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niue Language Week is Kia Tupuolaola e Moui he Tagata Niue which means May the Tagata Niue thrive.
Kia tupuolaola e moui he Tagata Niue, reminds us of the importance of our Pacific languages and cultures and how they contribute to spiritual, emotional, physical and social wellness for prosperity and wealth in the home, community and nation.
This year’s theme reflects the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing
UNIFORM FOR THIS TERM
AUSTRALIAN MATHS COMPETITION
Ameila I - EXCELLENCE In English
Milo - Achieved in Maths, English
Alex - Achieved in Maths
Mikaela - Achieved in English
Corbin - Achieved in English
Mia - Achieved in English
STEPS WEB LEVEL 6 Completed - WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! 100 house points coming your way.
TOUCH RUGBY HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS TERM
- TERM 4 DATES
- 18th - First day of Term 4
- 25th - Labour day - school is closed this Monday
- 1st - All Saints Day
- 2nd - All Souls Day - SCHOOL PHOTO DAY - make sure you look fabulous
- 25th - Senior overnight camp
- 9th - Year 6 Graduation mass - if we are under Level 2 conditions this would be for Year 6 children and families only. There may be a limit of four people per family. We will share more details as the term progresses.
- 14th - Final day of the year - school closes at 1pm