OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T4 W7
TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA
HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MĀLŌ E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...
Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 7: Wiki te whitu
It is wonderful to see so many happy children/tamariki around the school grounds once again. We have started swimming which is a wonderful resource for the children and our school. This term we focus on water confidence and fun, next year we shift to water skills. The children have absolutely enjoyed their first day of swimming - please make sure your child has their togs and towel everyday until the end of the term.
We have one final week of basketball coaching with Coach Miles, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed.
Our Breakfast in Schools programme is busy feeding our children and our senior leaders are enjoying taking on this responsibility.
Our Fruit in schools is supporting our children to have 1 / 2 pieces of fruit everyday - thank you Mr Moor for helping us with this. It is certainly making a difference for our children.
We have a busy week ahead with EPIC music, daily swimming, continuing to build our fitness with Athletics skills training and exciting classroom programmes - we are trying to fit as many exciting things as we can in the last few weeks.
We have adapted our school programme for our children. Please see the following dates:
Monday November 28 - CLASSROOM SWIMMING BEGINS - please get your child to bring their togs and towel everyday from this week please
Thursday December 1: Final Basketball session
Friday December 2 - Road Patrollers movie confirmed, a separate note has gone out
Wednesday December 7th - Singing for our Senior Parishioners
Thursday December 8th - School Athletics fun morning with Whanau House Tug of war challenge
Friday December 9th - PYJAMA DAY AT SCHOOL FOR EVERYONE
Monday December 12th - WHEELS DAY AT SCHOOL - children can bring any wheels to school, skateboard, roller skates, scooters and bikes (we ask that children bring any safety gear that is required)
Tuesday December 13 - Graduation Mass for Year 6 and their families from 6-7.30pm
Wednesday December 14 - Final assembly @11.30am, which will be held outside SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THE YEAR @ 12.30pm
ADVENT GIVING TO ST VINCENT de PAUL
Every year we give back to St Vincent de Paul for everything they do for many of us. We ask that each family brings in one non perishable food item that we can give to this wonderful group of volunteers at Christmas time.
Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki/May God keep and bless you
The OLOL Team
PLAYERS OF THE DAY FOR HOCKEY
CLASSES AND ROOMS for 2023
Yesterday the teachers had to review class lists due to an unexpected increase in our junior area. Our classes will now be:
Room 1: Okatia Tahi - Miss Jemma Smith - Year 0/1 with another teacher being employed during the year when numbers increase. Mrs O'Connor will support Jemma as her Tutor teacher
Room 3: Okatia Toru - Mrs Cheetham - Year 1/2 - Monday to Thursday, with Mrs O'Connor on Friday
Room 4: Tū Manawa 4 - Mrs Moor - Year 2 and 3
Room 5: Tū Manawa 5 - Mrs Pedley - Year 3 and 4
Room 6:Te Āwhina Ono - Year 5 with older Year 4's (teacher to be confirmed)
Room 8: Te Āwhina Waru - Year 5/6 - Mr Anderson
School Holiday Programme
The Kelly Sports Manawatu holiday programme is back, held at College Street Normal School. The programme is designed for ages 5-13 and is action-packed fill games, sports and activities.
We want to see as many children as we can getting active and give every child a sporting chance.
Attached is a brochure, and here is a link.
TERM DATES 2023
TERM 1 DATES 2023 - Tuesday January 31st - Thursday 6 April (Easter)
Term 1 -School opens for parents January 25-27 and 30th
Tuesday January 31 - First day of school
Monday February 6th - WAITANGI DAY - school closed
Sunday February 12th - Our Feast Day school mass @9.30am, open fun morning
Wednesday February 22 - Ash Wednesday
Thursday 23rd FebYear 1 & 2 Tabloids hosted by St Josephs Feilding,
Thursday 2nd MarchYear 5 & 6 Tabloids hosted by OLOL
Wednesday 8th March Year 3 & 4 Tabloids hosted by St James
Thursday April 6th - Holy Thursday
OTHER COMBINED CATHOLIC SCHOOLS DATES
Year 5/6 RIPPA RUGBY and NETBALL Tournament @ St Mary's Wednesday, August 16th. (postponement day - August 23rd)
SCRIPTURE READING COMPETITION
June 6th @ 6pm at St Mary’s Yr 5/6
Term 2 - April 24 (Teacher Only day), 25th ANZAC day - Term 2 begins April 26-June 30
Term 3 - 17 July - 22 September
Term 4 - 9 October - December 14 (to be confirmed)
Br Peter Bray's upcoming tour
Brother Peter Bray FSC, the Kiwi Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University, will make a NZ speaking tour on behalf of the bishops to all our Catholic Dioceses early next year, to talk about the Holy Land, his work with his students, and the lives of other ordinary Palestinians. In preparation for the tour, he is making three videos; the second has just been issued. It is very powerful. View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R17kia53-GY
Go here for more information about the videos and Br Peter’s speaking tour:https://www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/brpeter-video2/
Br Peter’s hopes to start his speaking tour about 24 January, likely starting in Hawkes Bay, followed by Palmerston North, Taranaki, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Auckland and Whangarei, ending about 8 February. The NZCBC will make his firm itinerary available when it is settled.
Communications Adviser, NZ Catholic Bishops Conference
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