Our Lady of Lourdes School TERM 2
Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome to Week 3
HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...
Welcome to the third week of the term - another fabulous one planned. It is wonderful to see children moving into the winter uniforms and for Terms 2 and 3 children will be required to keep their shoes on at all times when outside.
What a fabulous occasion we had on Sunday with the Rededication of our junior block. It was wonderful to see our parishioners and families joined us for this very happy moment. Thank you for all your support.
CONFERENCES AND MID YEAR REPORTING
All teachers are working their way through a new reporting system in our school. We look forward to sharing this with you during Conferences later in the term.
Tuesday - Public Library bus
Thursday - Te Awhina hikoi, walk to the Cathedral - leaving school at 9.15am, walking to places of interest, Basketball
Friday - Kapa Haka, Ki O Rahi for seniors, last day for Scholastic Book Club orders (online and office orders).
(Daily Cross Country training is happening in all rooms)
Saturday - Year 5/6 Netball
Sunday - Hockey games
Blessings to you all for the week ahead
CATHOLIC CHARACTER - LITURGY for this week
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
FAITH FACTS FOR TERM 2
Week 3 (16-20 May)
Quote: “We are constantly reminded that we are not the authors of our own lives, but that the world is in God’s hands and we place our hope and trust in that first. All other parts of our lives flow from that.” (Archbishop Paul Martin, Extract from Inform, Issue 131- Lent 2022)
The Blessed Virgin Mary is a beautiful, beloved, essential and pervasive figure in Christian life and in the Church’s calendar. She has been since the early days of the Church. Her feasts are as varied as the cultures of the world, with each having special traditions, customs, and habits of piety. Tuesday 24th May is the feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians. We observe it here in Aotearoa as a memorial. It dates back to the sixteenth century, which was not a peaceful time in Europe. In 1571, Catholics throughout the continent joined in praying the rosary in hopes of prevailing over military forces that had long sought to expand into Europe. These prayers were answered at the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571, which is now the feast for Our Lady of the Rosary.
SACRAMENT PROGRAMME FOR THIS YEAR
Dear Whānau, Parents, Caregivers,
If your child is interested in completing the First Sacraments Programme this year. We start with the First Reconciliation Programme. Followed by the First Holy Communion Programme.
Please join us for one of the Welcome and Information sessions.
Our Lady of Lourdes:
Sunday 5th June 10.30am (after 9.30am Mass) in the Church foyer
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit:
Sunday 12th June 10.30am (after 9.30am Mass) in the gathering area lounge
If you and your child wish to participate in the programme this year please fill in the online form which can be found on both the Parish websites (the link is below). Or alternatively please attend the welcome meeting where we can assist you in filling this in.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Our Lady of Lourdes
T 06 357 2891 | 021 229 5753
OUR LOCAL CURRICULUM - VISITING THE CATHEDRAL
Wednesday May 11th - Okatia 1,2,3 will be leaving by bus to travel to the Cathedral by 9.15am. We will be returning by 11.30
Thursday May 12th - Tu Manawa 4,5 - same as above
Thursday May 19th - Te Awhina 6/8 - walking on a walk/hikoi and visiting some other places along the way.
In addition, we are planning local trips around Palmerston North over Terms 3 and 4. We are looking forward to journeying back to Te Rangimarie Marae. We will keep you updated as we confirm more.
CROSS COUNTRY - MONRAD PARK 2 JUNE FROM 10.30am
Your child will need to come to school in their PE uniform, appropriate shoes for running, a named drink bottle and something warm to wear on top (school polar fleece, jersey, jacket).
If you can help on the day with walking children to and from school then please let the office know as we would appreciate that.
The details are as follows:
RACE TIMETABLES (approximate) we will try and keep to these times for families
10.30am Year 1 Girls and Boys - (approx 500m)approx 20 mins
10.50am Year 2 Girls and Boys - (approx 900m) approx 25 mins
11.15am Year 3 Girls and Boys - (approx 1.2km) approx 25 mins
11.40am Year 4 Girls and Boys - (approx 1.5km)25 mins
12.10pm Year 5 and 6 non champion race -(approx 2km)- run altogether
12.30pm Year 5 and 6 champion race - (3.5 km approx)
NEW WORLD SUPPORT AND NEW TOKENS NOW AT PIONEER NEW WORLD
WELCOME TO MARIA LUCERO
Welcome, Maria Lucero, who has joined the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference Secretariat in the new position of Manager. She will be working in this leadership role with Executive Officer Siobhan Dilly in the secretariat’s Wellington office. Maria comes to the NZCBC after working with the young people of Invercargill as Director of Catholic Mission at Verdon College there.
TERM TWO DATES
- Monday May 16 - ANGELUS PRAYER for the next two weeks every midday
- Tuesday May 17 - Library bus returning to our kura/school
- Thursday May 19 - Te Awhina trip to the Cathedral (Senior hub - Room 6,8)
- Thursday June 2 - SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY - Monrad Park - start time 10.30am
- Friday June 3 - TEACHER ONLY DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
- Monday June 6 - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
- Thursday June 23 - Matariki Dawn Liturgy, breakfast and day of celebrating
- Friday June 24 - MATARIKI Public Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED
- Wednesday June 29 - SCHOOL CONFERENCES (1-6pm) - school closes at 12.30pm, please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at 12.30pm.
- THURSDAY June 30 - SCHOOL CONFERENCES (3.30-6pm)
- FRIDAY JULY 8 - LAST DAY OF TERM 2
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 (to be confirmed)