Our Lady of Lourdes School T1:W9
Newsletter Week 9: 30 March 2021
NAU MAI, HAERE MAI
Welcome to the most important liturgical week of the year - Easter Week. On Monday, our liturgy focused on Palm Sunday, Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. During the week, your child will be learning many significant learning points throughout the week.
A reminder that school finishes at 3pm on Thursday.
School is closed GOOD FRIDAY 2nd April, MONDAY April 5th and TUESDAY April 6th. We will reopen on WEDNESDAY April 7th.
We wish you well over the Easter break.
THIS THURSDAY - HOLY THURSDAY
We ask that every child brings something from home that they can wear for this - as they will be part of this crowd dressed as they would in Jesus' time.
You child could bring:
- A tea towel for their head
- A dressing gown to wear
- A sheet to wrap around. Please make sure your child can do this themselves!
The dates for this are: Sunday May 2, (just before Term 2 begins), May 9 and 16 after 9.30 mass.
There is a practice on Saturday 22nd with children making their First Communion on Sunday May 23rd.
We wish Dani-Nicole abundant blessings for her BAPTISM this Easter Sunday at 9.30am.
Kia ora to Benji, Lenora and Hautoni
Our MERCY AWARD Winners
We are so proud of all of you!
Our STEPS WEB
Congratulations Keira - finishing Level 6.
NEW WORLD TOKENS
CATHOLIC FORMATION FOR US ALL
The Passion of Christ
“To remember what God has done and continues to do for me, for us, to remember the road we have travelled; this is what opens our hearts to hope for the future.” Pope Francis, Homily for Easter Vigil 30 March 2013
te Atua o te aroha, God of love, we thank you for your tender compassion. You are our guiding light and our constant companion on the journey of our lives. In the face of our troubles, help us not to be discouraged, but to fix our sight on you and the hope of the resurrection. Āmene
Gospel: Mark 11:1-10
As they approached Jerusalem, near the towns of Bethphage and Bethany, they came to the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of his disciples on ahead with these instructions: “Go to the village there ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. And if someone asks you why you are doing that, say that the Master needs it and will send it back at once.” So they went and found a colt out in the street, tied to the door of a house. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders asked them, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered just as Jesus had told them, and the crowd let them go. They brought the colt to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the animal, and Jesus got on. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches in the field and spread them on the road. The people who were in front and those who followed behind began to shout, “Praise God! God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord! God bless the coming kingdom of King David, our father! Praise be to God!”
MERCY AWARDS FOR WEEK 9
RUMA TAHI/ ONE: MRS O'CONNOR
Annika for using the Mercy value of Excellence as she shows increased focus in her learning.
RUMA RUA/ TWO: MS BROWN
Rubi - for always demonstrating the Mercy value of Excellence in all that she does and says. We are so proud of you
RUMA TORU/ THREE: MRS PEDLEY
Emma for showing the Mercy value of Respect in the classroom. She always listens to instructions during group workshops.
RUMA ONO/ SIX: MRS O'CALLAGHAN
Milo - for his Mercy value of Excellence in his schoolwork. He helped his team create an awesome Masterchef menu and showed respect, sportsmanship and a delicious menu.
RUMA WHITU/ SEVEN: MRS MOOR
Blake - for his Mercy value of Excellence. He is trying hard in his learning and improving his work habits.
RUMA WARU/ EIGHT: MR ANDERSON
Keira - demonstrating the Mercy Value of Excellence through always being on task and giving 100% effort.
MERCY HOUSE POINTS FOR THE WEEK
- POMPELLIER: 184
- McAULEY: 356
- ONGLEY: 118
- VINCENT: 373 ***
- FRANCIS: 261
Apr 1: HOLY THURSDAY - Stations of the Cross @ 2-3pm for the school
Apr 1: Mass 7pm -Leaders to present the oils from the Chrism mass
Apr 2: GOOD FRIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED - Mass at 3pm
Apr 4: Dani-Nicole's Baptism at 9.30 am mass
Apr 5/6: HOLY MONDAY/ TUESDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
Apr 7: School mass at 10am
Apr 16: LAST DAY OF THE TERM
TERM 2 DATES
- May 2: First Communion class #1
- May 3: Term 2 begins
- May 9: First Communion #2
- May 16: First Communion #3
- May 17: Road Safety week
- May 19: Kind Hearts Day
- May 21: STAFF ONLY DAY - joining with all Catholic schools in the Kāhui Ako. SCHOOL CLOSED.
- May 23: First Communion day
- May 28: SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY at Monrad Park
- June 7: Queens Birthday
- June 8: Interschool Cross Country
- June 25: Seesaw Reports out for your child
- June 28: School Interviews from 3.30-5.30pm
- June 30: School Interviews from 1.30-7.30pm (School closes 1pm this day)
- July 2: MATARIKI CELEBRATIONS - starting school at 6am, shared breakfast and activities. School will close at 1pm as we are starting early
- July 9: MUFTI MANIA/ with all Catholic schools in New Zealand
- July 9: Last day of the term