OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T2 W10
TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA
HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...
Welcome to Week 10 the last week of the term - it has been a mighty one that's for sure. Our children have been outstanding, resilient in their learning and adaptable - we are so very proud of them. The Term 2 break is coming just in time as our daily sickness is beginning to track up again. We hope you all have a good break. In today's newsletter we are also including our mid year data that was shared with the Board last week - again amazing results considering all the adaptions that have been made throughout the term.
CONFERENCES AND MID YEAR REPORTING
It was so wonderful to have the opportunity to meet with you last week - it has been a while for most of us. We appreciate your time to meet with us and sharing your child's progress. Your partnership is truly important to us.
FAMILY MASS THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday, at 9.30am, we have our first parish family mass with the staff leading the way. This is the first one we have had in a long while so it would be great to see as many of you there as can make it. It will be a lovely way to end our term.
A great opportunity below
Mānawatia a Matariki! Mānawatia te reo Māori!
Celebrating the Māori new year, by celebrating our language and culture through Te Rekamauroa.
- A FREE te reo Māori programme for schools, kōhanga reo, ECEs and whānau.
- Delivered online
- Caters to all competency levels – beginners to advanced
- Each level is completed in a single school term
- Participating schools, kōhanga reo, and ECEs receive $500 per graduate
- Tailored to your region, local iwi and histories
- Supports teacher professional standards
- Supports delivery of Aotearoa NZ histories
- Helps to build a localised curriculum
Registrations are now open for term three. For more info or to register, visit https://tupuora.co.nz/teahuotereo/
Feel free to share the opportunity with colleagues and whānau. Meet our delivery team in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū.
Some staff have joined Level 1/2 Cohort 1 - we might see some of you there.
YOUNG CATHOLIC CARE - this Friday, 8th July your child can choose their own clothing to wear to school. We ask you to support this Caritas cause by bringing a gold coin donation on the day.
Monday - Basketball practise
Wednesday - Young Vinnies also happens every Wednesday with support from Mrs Pedley and Emma from St Vincent de Paul.
Friday 8th July - YOUNG CATHOLICS CARE - A Caritas initiative, previously known as Mufti Mania day - Your child can wear clothes from home and bring a gold coin please to support Caritas in helping those in need. All Catholic schools in New Zealand will be joining us in this next Friday.
We wish you all a fabulous Term 2 break with your family and friends. Please look after yourselves and we will see you all again MONDAY JULY 25th.
Abundant blessings to you all
The OLOL Team
Please have a think about our Board Elections as these are coming up.
Why join a school board?
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Parents/caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives. School boards need to represent the diversity of their school communities to ensure a bright future for all our children.
The school board elections are the opportunity to vote for candidates who will make a positive difference for children’s education. We need more people willing to use their skills and experiences for the benefit of students!
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- Lorraine Kerr, NZSTA President
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Our Community member guide to the role of school boards provides information on what school boards are, the role of members, and how to become a board member. You can also check out our information for parents on the NZSTA website.
Our communities need great boards to help build great schools
School trustees (now known as school board members) share their experience on what it's like to be on the board.
MID DATA REPORTING
This data also shows the effectiveness of teacher professional development supported by our Board and Catholic Kāhui Ako. All teachers have been building their Cultural Competency awareness, working on the Curriculum Literacy Progressions and PaCT tools for Reading and Writing as well as beginning to work on the new Maths refresh.
We have been developing our Localised Curriculum, working with the Ministry of Education as well as supporting Mrs O'Callaghan as she works in the final stages of her Masters around Whenau based curriculum,
Many teachers are also undertaking additional study in areas of Catholic leadership, Te Reo courses involving 100 hours of extra study, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) post graduate work.
All of this helps your child to have the very best teacher in front of them.
THE LATEST FROM ERO
CATHOLIC CHARACTER CORNER
Week 10 (4-8 July)
“...we are made for community…The Church has always understood the importance of gathering together, it is the heart of her life. Firstly, we gather to pray and praise and worship God. Secondly, we gather to support one another in the practical nature of living life and meeting the needs of others…” (Archbishop Paul Martin, Extract from his homily, Rite of Election Mass 6 March in Inform, Issue 131- Lent 2022)
Friday 8 July is the Feast Day of Saints Aquila and Priscilla.
Saints Aquila and Priscilla were a married couple who were friends of Saint Paul. In his letters, he praised their Christian witness and their commitment to the formation of neophytes. Their home, “a domestic church” became a point of reference for the communities of Corinth, Ephesus, and Rome.
Aquila was a Jew, born in Pontus in what is now Turkey. He emigrated to Rome where he met and fell in love with Priscilla. After they were married, they worked together as tent-makers; together they converted to Christianity. When the emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from Rome in 49 AD, they were forced to leave the City.
They are known through the Letters of St Paul, their close friend, and from his testimony in the Acts of Apostles.
EPIC MUSIC HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
We run an OSCAR approved holiday program through both weeks of the school holidays teaching a range of instruments and doing a heap of awesome activities. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please head along to our website: www.epicma.nz or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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 TWO DATES
- FRIDAY July 8 - Young Catholics Care Day, wear clothes from home and a gold coin donation for Caritas, LAST DAY OF TERM 2
TERM 3 DATES
Monday July 25 - Term 3 begins, welcome Fata and Nirvana
Wednesday July 27 - Grandparents mass @ 9.30am. Please let your grandparents know
YOUNG VINNIES GROUP FOR YEAR 5/6 TAMARIKI EVERY WEDNESDAY
Friday July 29 - St Peters Orientation Day
Wednesday August 3 - Te Manawa visit for Room 6 and 8
Monday August 8 - Pie Order fundraising forms go out
Tuesday August 9 - Palmerston North Library bus, KIND HEARTS YEAR 2-4
Wednesday August 10 - KIND HEARTS YEAR 5-6
Thursday August 11 - St Peters Open Night @ 6pm
Friday 12 August - MATHEX competition
Wednesday August 17 - Board of Trustees Meeting
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
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 (to be confirmed)