Our Lady of Lourdes School T4: W4

Newsletter: 9 November 2021


Welcome to Week 4 of the term. We hope that everything is going well for you.

On 25 October 2021, the COVID-19 Vaccination Order came into effect.
This Vaccination Order makes COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for anyone working onsite at a school who may come into contact with students. It applies to:

  • all school staff (teachers, support and other onsite staff)
  • contractors
  • volunteers
  • anyone else engaged to provide onsite services

All education staff who may have contact with children must have had their first jab by November 15 and be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022.


Be the Hands, Heart and Voice of Jesus

What our world needs more than anything is love and God’s love can be shown to others through us. What are some ways you can show God’s love to your friends here at school and to your family at home.

  • Watch the story of 'The Good Samaritan' and then talk about how God’s love was shown in this story.

What you do for others you are actually doing for Jesus. Think of some ways you can use your hands to be of service here at school every day and in your home with your whanau.

Listen to or watch the story of Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet. John 13:1-17

NEW SCHOOL UNIFORM UPDATE - some items available for purchase

We are very happy to inform you that some items of our new school uniform are available to purchase in store and online at Academy Apparel, 82 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North.

The items currently available for purchase are:

  • Short sleeved polo shirts
  • Skorts
  • P.E. shorts
  • P.E. tops
  • Sun hats (navy)
  • Socks (navy/white)

We are now 'phasing in' our new school uniform over the next 2 years. This means for the next 2 years your child can wear the current school uniform or the new school uniform.

We do ask that by the start of the school year 2024 all students be dressed in the full new school uniform.

Blessings from OLOL Staff

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  • 25th - Senior (Year 6) overnight camp
  • 9th - Year 6 Graduation mass - if we are under Level 2 conditions this would be for Year 6 children and families only. We know Covid, and the Delta strain has bought many changes to all our lives however keeping everyone well and safe is our priority. Therefore the following will apply -
  • A limit of 3 people per family - please have a think as a family and organise this before the evening
  • Masks will be worn and families will be socially distanced

  • 14th - Final day of the year - school closes at 1pm. We will have a final prize giving assembly on this day

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)