Our Lady of Lourdes School T2:W5
Newsletter: 1 June 2021
NAU MAI, HAERE MAI, TĀLOFA LAVA -
Welcome to Samoan Language Week - we look forward to experiencing and learning more about this culture of our school. We are all enjoying learning more about our names and cultures. We are so lucky to have so many cultures in our school and learning more about each other.
COMMUNITY MEETING/HUI - Wednesday June 9th @ 5.30pm - 7pm
We would love for you to come along...
Where: School staffroom and then move upstairs where there is more room.
Ideas: Update on property, discussion on our uniform, planning for Matariki, planning for Term 3 - health meeting.
We will begin with PRAYER/KARKIA, meet to talk, then join in a meal/kai. We welcome all your family.
Please let Karen know in the office if you are able to come along.
**CHILD/PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - 28th and 30th June**
Child/parent/teacher conferences will be held at the following times:
- Monday 28th June @ 5.30 - 7.30pm
- Wednesday 30th June @ 1.30pm - 7.30pm (SCHOOL DAY FINISHES @ 1PM)
To book your interview click on the link:
When you have finished your interview/s confirmation will be emailed to you. You can return to the site and enter the event code vmdp8 again to change or cancel your interview.
If you do not have internet access please see Karen at the school office, she will be able to make a booking for you.
OUR SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS FOR 2021 -
We are so grateful for the day we had at Takaro Park and the help from Coach Karen and Wendy. Thank you to our parents and families that were there to support our children/tamariki. Please see the results below. We will give out these certificates next Tuesday at our morning liturgy at 9am.
YEAR 1 GIRLS
First - Clara Palmer
Second - Heidi Quinn
Third - Annika Quinn
YEAR 1 BOYS
First - Jordan Sae
Second - Joseph Adams
Third - Fatu Sione
YEAR 2 GIRLS
First - Bailey Barbridge
Second - Skyla Field
Third - Rubi Stiven
YEAR 2 BOYS
First - Miguel Perez
Second - Roen Horn
Third - Maxx Hart & Kaiden Wishnowsky
YEAR 3 GIRLS
First - Maddison Scoon-Walter
Second - Emma Meehan
Third - Edith Keenan
YEAR 3 BOYS
First - Koen Hyde
Second - Elias Howley
Third - Cody Dusaban
YEAR 4 GIRLS
First - Patience Howe
Second - Leila Kissock
Third - Leiana Sae
YEAR 4 BOYS
First - Oliver Fage
Second - AJ Stevens
Third - Flynn Power
YEAR 5 GIRLS
First (Non Comp) - Bella Moor
Second (Non Comp) - Addie Torok
Third (Non Comp) - Ena Hickman
First (Comp) - Grace Fage
Second (Comp) - Maisy Duncan
Third (Comp) - Caitlin Ferguson
Fourth (Comp) - Eleanor Adams
YEAR 5 BOYS
First (Non Comp) - Tyler Salvador
Second (Non Comp) - Zion Sione
Third (Non Comp) - Nirai Hillman-Rangihuna
First (Comp) - Stelios Pekepo-Tevaga
Second (Comp) - Milo Keenan
Third (Comp) - Oliver Derksen
Fourth (Comp) - Kellan Wilson
Fifth (Comp) - William Hotereni
YEAR 6 GIRLS
First (Comp) - Isla Hyde
Second (Comp) - Jayde Butturini
Third (Comp) - Chloe Stewart
First (Non Comp) - Petra Jarrett-Sherborne
Second (Non Comp) - Neve Maxwell
Third (Non Comp) - Imogen Gallagher
YEAR 6 BOYS
First (Comp) - Connor Pedley
Second (Comp) - Alex Heavey
Third (Comp) - Matthew Jensen
First (Non Comp) - Corbin Straker
Second (Non Comp) - Samuel McEvoy
Third (Non Comp) - Pio Mavaega
Here we are partnering up with our buddy class
Just about to do our warm up
And we are off
Living with our Mercy values - such perseverance
CATHOLIC CHARACTER -
ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL
FROM THE MINISTRY
For students to gain the numerous benefits of school, attendance is critical. Attending school helps set children up for life. Principals and their boards and staff help ensure that students, parents and caregivers all take student attendance seriously and that children go to school unless they are sick.
Nationally, the past few years have seen substantial drops in the number of students going to school ‘regularly’. Alongside a trend of high absences on Mondays and Fridays and nearing the end of term, there has been a worrying rise in the number of absences due to reported ‘illness’ and an equally worrying rise in the number of students who report ‘skipping’ school.
Because of the importance of attendance and these worrying trends, the Ministry’s collection of school attendance data has changed.
Until 2019, most schools submitted attendance data for Term 2 only. From 2020, attendance data is collected from schools every term. This term-by-term collection of attendance data is known as Every Day Matters.
*‘Regular’ attendance is defined for statistical purposes as 90% attendance or higher. However, Ministry analysis shows there is no ‘safe’ level of non-attendance; every day matters. Every day at school has a cumulative impact on students’ learning. A child with an average of 90% attendance will miss the equivalent of one year of schooling in ten.
As a school we will be sending an email out to our families where attendance is below 90%. We know that there are specific reasons for absences and we understand this, however it is important for you to be aware of where your child's absence rate is.
We are looking at running this wonderful event again this year. The money raised from this event helps us to upgrade our school. i.e., in 2021 we have purchased a new swimming pool cover and new filter, in October this year there will be new additions to the playground and with the money raised this year we look to also upgrade our fitness track.
We need a team of wonderful volunteers to make this happen. We need people to help with:
- Phone lists - ring people on the list and record their orders
- Pamphlet drops in your neighbourhood - each child will have 20 to drop in their street
- Collating orders
- Picking up the fertiliser bags in a truck and bringing these to school
- Support on the day with the delivery of the fertiliser bag orders (locally)
- Donating food for morning tea for all our workers and families
A note will be heading home today and we ask that you fill in one way in which you can help the school with this.
MERCY AWARDS FOR THE WEEK
RUMA TAHI/ ONE: MRS O'CONNOR
Benji for using the Mercy value of hospitality when he looks after his friends on the playground and in the classroom.
RUMA RUA/ TWO: MS BROWN
Izrael for showing the Mercy Value of Service because he always helps to clean up the classroom
RUMA TORU/ THREE: MRS PEDLEY
Roen for his resilience and participation in Cross Country training, even when he wasn’t feeling 100%. This paid off on the day! Ka pai Roen!
RUMA ONO/ SIX: MRS O'CALLAGHAN
Leila - for her Hospitality Mercy Value welcoming new class members to Aroha, always with a smile and helping hand
RUMA WHITU/ SEVEN: MRS MOOR
Tyler - for demonstrating Social Justice when he stands for the people around the school
RUMA WARU/ EIGHT: MR ANDERSON
Maiva for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Compassion/Aroha through supporting others to have the resilience to complete the school cross country successfully.
- Tuesday - all table tennis teams are playing at 3:45pm today
- Thursday - our two basketball teams are doing really well. We will try and get out at lunch times to have some practise when we can
- Saturday - our two netball teams will still have their coaching although there are no games for the next two weeks with the venue being booked.
- Many of our children/tamariki are living out their Mercy values playing football or rugby and we love hearing how you went on the weekend.
- Sunday - We have children/tamariki who have joined with four other schools for hockey. They are very proud to tell us how they went on Monday.
MERCY HOUSE POINTS FOR THE WEEK
- POMPELLIER: 122
- McAULEY: 33
- ONGLEY: 64
- BERNADETTE: 72
- VINCENT: 75
- FRANCIS: 116
NEW WORLD TOKENS PIONEER HIGHWAY
TERM 2 DATES - WINTER UNIFORM BEGINS THIS TERM
- June 7: Queens Birthday - SCHOOL CLOSED this day
- June 8: Inter school Cross Country
- Inter school scripture competition at St Mary's
- June 9: Community meeting/hui - school staffroom @ 5.30pm
- June 28: School Interviews from 3.30-5.30pm
- June 30: School Interviews from 1.30-7.30pm (School day finishes @ 1pm)
- July 2: MATARIKI CELEBRATIONS
- July 9: MUFTI MANIA/ with all Catholic schools in New Zealand
- July 9: Last day of the term