OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T3 W3
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 3. We have a busy week ahead with many exciting things on the go for our children. Below is some information regarding the recent Board of Trustees elections.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS RESULTS - We are truly blessed to have received enough names/nominations to form a new board for our school, the elections closed last week and today they confirmed that we do not have to go to election.
The New board will take effect from September 2022, with two new Proprietors Reps and three new Parent Reps.
The Board going forward from September is as follows.
Proprietors Reps - Maria Amey (Presiding Member/Chairperson), Sheree Power and Matt Keenan.
Parent Reps: Phillippa Mapuilesua, Sarah Wickham, Daryl-Anne George & Chris Long.
Staff Rep: Whaea Frayne Smith.
Colette O'Connor Resignation from full time work
It is with mixed feelings that we share that Mrs O'Connor has tendered her resignation for full time work from the end of this year. She is a stunning example of our Mercy servant leadership in all that she does. She has loyally served our school for many years and has seen many of our children and their families through the doors. We hope to see Mrs O'Connor work in a part time capacity in our school - supporting our children transition into school and working to build capacity and capability in our staff. We thank her in abundance for all that she has contributed.
Monday - Welcome to Lavignia to Room 3
Tuesday - Kelly Sports working through their Wellness programme, KIND HEARTS trip for the juniors
Wednesday - KIND HEARTS trip for our two senior rooms
Thursday - St Peters Open Night - remember to bring your paper work with you
New enrolments for 2023 at St Peter’s College:
If you know someone who is enrolling at St Peter's College for 2023 and still require a preference certificate to be signed, the Diocesan team will be available at our Open Night this Thursday at 6pm to sign these for you. Please provide your child's baptism certificate, or your own baptism certificate.
Friday - Mathex competition for our seniors, Kapa Haka,
OTHER TERM DATES
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
Sunday August 14th - Family Mass led by St Peters
Wednesday August 17th - Catholic school Ripper Rugby and Netball Tournament at St Mary's from 9.30-1.30pm
Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm
Friday August 19th: Last day for Fertiliser Drive orders and payment
Saturday August 27th - Fertiliser Drive delivery day
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
We are beginning to plan classrooms for 2023. Please get in touch with us if you are enrolling a child next year so we can do our best to cater for all.
Thank you always for your wonderful support!
Abundant blessings to you all
The OLOL Team
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB ORDERS
WHANAU WELL BEING KETE
In your Wellbeing Kete handed out at the end of last term there was a Whānau Wellbeing Bingo card. Each time you do an activity together, cut out the square, sign it and put it in the ‘wellbeing kete’ in the school office to go into the draw for a whānau wellbeing prize!! The prizes will drawn at the OLOL’s Got Talent Wellbeing Whanau Night on Tuesday 27th September between 6:30 and 8pm. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!!!
FUNDRAISING EVENT #1 - FERTILISER DRIVE - we need your help
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST @ 8am - noon
We are looking at running this wonderful event again this year. The money raised from this event will help us to upgrade our school sports equipment.
We need a team of wonderful volunteers to make this happen.
We need people to help with:
Phone lists - ring people on the phone list’s and record their orders
A person with a truck to pick up the Fertiliser Bags from Feilding and bring them to school on the afternoon of the 26th August
Support on the day with the delivery of the fertiliser bag orders (locally) and possibly with a trailer/van/truck/ute
Donation of food for morning tea for all our workers and families
With enough help we should be able to finish by noon. We realise families have sporting commitments on Saturday morning’s but any help will be appreciated for as long as you are able.
Please email or ring the school office if you are able to help with the following:
Pick up fertiliser bags from supplier (truck required)
Delivering orders on Saturday 27th August (morning)
Morning tea donation
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
SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY - Thank you Mrs O'Connor for our Liturgy this week
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.
Te Awe Awe Scout Group
Te Awe Awe Scout Group
11 Huia St, West End
Palmerston North 4410
p: 021 0236 4389
Here is a wonderful opportunity for your child:
- Primary school aged children, meet on Monday nights from 6pm - 7:30pm
- Intermediate aged children meet on Wednesday nights from 6pm - 7:30pm
- Cost is $85 p/term with the first four weeks free as a trial period
- The events are held at the Te Awe Awe Scout Hall (on google maps) located behind Girls High School on Huia Street.
- Activities consist of: At the start of the night we play some fun games, sometimes things like seaweed or other times puzzle solving games. We then do some adventure things like build a fort or tower, or build our own raft and paddle it on the lagoon. We do activities which are sometimes scary for us individually, but once we have done them, we feel like we are a stronger version of ourselves. We learn leadership skills through running our own activities for the other youth. We earn badges as rewards for accomplishing challenges and tasks which we proudly display on our Scout shirts. We enjoy camping, cooking food and singing around a campfire.
EPIC MUSIC ACADEMY - registrations are open for Term 3
Does your child want to learn an instrument, play in a band and perform on the big stage? Epic Music Academy runs it’s one of a kind instrument tuition programs in school, and registrations are open for Term 3! To sign up, simply ask the office for a sign up form, check out our website epicma.nz, or email your interest to email@example.com.
LUNCH ONLINE PROVIDES A LUNCH DELIVERY SERVICE - SUBWAY LUNCH IS DELIVERED ON WEDNESDAYS www.lunchonline.co.nz
NEW WORLD SUPPORT AND NEW TOKENS NOW AT PIONEER NEW WORLD
TERM 3 DATES
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
Friday August 19 - Last day for Fertiliser Drive orders and payment
Saturday August 27 - Fertiliser Drive delivery day
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
TERM DATES for 2022
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.