Our Lady of Lourdes School TERM 2

Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome to Week 2

HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORÄ€NA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...

Welcome to Week 2. We have had a wonderful beginning to the term in all areas of school life. Our gorgeous children/tamariki are enjoying being together again for Monday morning Liturgy, morning teas and lunch times as well as Friday Kapa Haka time.

This term we hope to really set our learning going with less disruptions. We are setting goals, assessing, planning exciting programmes that will inform via mid year reporting to you the parents and our board for future directions.


WELCOME Sothea and Tino to our junior room. We are so excited that you have joined our school family. Abundant blessings to you and your whanau.


BLESSING OF NEW BLOCK: SUNDAY MAY 15th - following 9.30am Mass

We welcome you to join us this Sunday to have a walk through of our new junior block after a blessing shared by Fr Joe.


THIS WEEK:

Tuesday - Prayer observations in all rooms by our Director of Religious Studies(DRS), Mrs Pedley

Wednesday - Okatia (Room1,2,3) trip to the Cathedral - travelling by bus, leaving school at 9.15am and returning by 11.30am

Thursday - Tu Manawa (Room 4,5) trip to the Cathedral - travelling by bus, leaving school at 9.15am and returning by 11.30am

Friday - Kapa Haka, Whanau Afternoon

(Daily Cross Country training is happening in all rooms)


SCHOOL TIMES

We have returned to normal school times now that we are back in ORANGE level. A duty teacher will be out from 8.20am with Road Patrollers on duty from 8.30am. Morning tea times for all is 11.15 - 11.45am, lunch from 1.15 - 1.55pm with the end of the school day at 2.55pm.


ROAD PATROL

Our senior children are excited to be out again on Road Patrol. We ask that you use the school crossing and support our patrollers for the safety of all.


We look forward to a wonderful term ahead.

Blessings to you all for the week ahead

OLOL Team

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CATHOLIC CHARACTER - LITURGY for this week

This week we are reflecting on the Catholic Social teachings. Last term we focused on the importance of Human Dignity. This term our focus is on PARTICIPATION - that we all have a role to play here in our kura, in our parish and in our homes.

We talk regularly to our children/tamariki about the importance of being Jesus' disciples now, that he has no other body other than ours. That we are Jesus heart, hands and voice as we all work to build the kingdom of God.

Below is a short clip explaining what the Catholic Social Teachings are.

Catholic Social Teaching in 3 minutes | CAFOD

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR WHANAU

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BLESSING AND WALK THROUGH OF OUR NEW BLOCK

We welcome you all on Sunday 15th May after our 9.30am Mass to the blessing of our new modernised junior block. We are so excited to share these new learning spaces with our school and parish community. See you there on Sunday.

OUR LOCAL CURRICULUM - VISITING THE CATHEDRAL

As part of our developing our Local Curriculum, every classroom will be visiting the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Whaea Donna will be taking your child through this special place for us all and then we will complete activities to support this new learning.

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

We are training hard for our school Cross Country and with your help children will be ready for the event. We have been asked to send out times for the Cross Country so please see approximate times below. The children will be leaving school at 10am to walk to Monrad Park.


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

10.30 Year 1 Girls and Boys - (approx 500m)approx 20 mins

10.50 Year 2 Girls and Boys - (approx 900m) approx 25 mins

11.15 Year 3 Girls and Boys - (approx 1.2km) approx 25 mins

11.40 Year 4 Girls and Boys - (approx 1.5km)25 mins

12.10 Year 5 and 6 non champion race -(approx 2km)- run altogether

12.30 Year 5 and 6 champion race - (3.5 km approx)

NEW WORLD SUPPORT AND NEW TOKENS NOW AT PIONEER NEW WORLD

Thank you for your ongoing support for our school through shopping at New World. We truly appreciate it. Remember every $50 spent is one token for our school.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

TERM TWO DATES

  • Wednesday May 11 - Oaktia trip to the Cathedral (Junior hub Room 1,2,3)
  • Thursday May 12 - Tu Manawa trip to the Cathedral (Middle hub - Room 4,5)
  • 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
  • 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 1 - Wednesday February 2nd - Thursday 14th April (Friday 15th is Good Friday)

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)