OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T3 W9

TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA

HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MĀLŌ E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...

Nai mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 9. Many of you would have watched the Queen's funeral last night and reflected on the 70 years on her loyal service and love of her family. In the words of Ernest Sands...

May the choirs of angels come to greet you.

May they speed you to paradise.

May the Lord enfold you in His mercy.

May you find eternal life.


We have less than two weeks before the Term 3 holidays and they are busy weeks. A reminder that next Monday September 26th the SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED in honour of Queen Elizabeth.


A HEALTH UPDATE

We hope this newsletter finds you all well. As mentioned in our newsletter last week we truly thank you for your support in regards to keeping our school and those in it's care well and safe. We look forward to seeing you all again in and around the school areas before and after school.


HUB, HERO and HEALTH

Last week, our Junior Hub welcomed parents and families into their classrooms and shared our Health Curriculum and clarity around our HERO App which will be used more in the future.


We know we have many Apps up and running at the moment. We currently have SEESAW as this was our main source of communication when we needed to communicate with children and parents. We use SCHOOL APPS as well which links our website and facebook notices through this platform.


NEXT YEAR, the HERO APP will be our main way of communicating with you so please make sure you are linked into this. Your child's end of year report will be sent through to you using HERO. We are all here to support you so please call in and see your child's teacher if you need any further support to get this app up and running.


Our wonderful Middle and Senior Hub will be host an evening for families on TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER at 5.30pm. If your child is in Room 4,5,6 or 8 then note this date.


You will have the chance to look around classrooms, your child can share their learning and then the teachers will talk to you about their programmes for Term 4, the Health Curriculum and how to use the HERO app effectively.


OLOL HAS TALENT/ WHANAU WELL BEING EVENING 27th September at 6-8pm

We are looking forward to opening up to our school next Tuesday. This event will involve all our children - as well as our talented OLOL Has Talent finalists.


This begins at 6pm with hall doors opening from 5.30pm. During the evening there will be some questions that we will send to you via the HERO App, so please make sure you have access to this. We will have paper and pen on had in case technology is not our friend on the night.

Approximate outline of the night is as follows:

  • Opening prayer/ karakia
  • Kapahaka
  • Junior Hub Performance
  • Whanau Wellbeing Survey #1 - What are we doing well at Our Lady of Lourdes school?
  • OLOL’s Got Talent performers finalists
  • Whanau Wellbeing Survey #2 -What would you like to see more of at Our Lady of Lourdes
  • OLOL’s Got Talent performers finalists
  • Middle Hub Performance
  • OLOL’s Got Talent performers
  • Whanau Wellbeing Survey #3
  • OLOL’s Got Talent performers
  • Senior Hub performance
  • Wellbeing Kete Winners drawn
  • OLOL’s Got Talent winner announced - Judges to announce - encore performance.
  • Closing Prayer/karakia


FUNDRAISING #2 - PIE DRIVE

Wow, we have been really excited to see all the orders coming in. Thank you so much for your support. It looks as if we have approximately 800 pie orders which is amazing. The orders have now closed as we need to place the final totals with Doughboys.


The pies will arrive on Thursday 29th September and we then need to complete the giving out of orders correctly - this will be a big job to make sure we get it right.


If you can spare some time next THURSDAY to compile the orders that would be greatly appreciated. We hope to set this up in the hall.


We need help with the following:

  • Help on the day to make up the orders (time to be confirmed)
  • If you have spare supermarket bags can you drop these off to the office for placing pie orders in
  • All orders to be collected from the hall by 3pm - we do not have the capacity to refrigerate or freeze these so please make sure someone from your family is able to collect orders from 2pm onwards.


Please phone or email the school office if you are able to lend a hand.


THIS WEEK

Monday - Year 6 overnight adventure, last day for Pie orders

Tuesday - Year 6's return, Public Library Bus,

Wednesday - EPIC music catch up for the seniors

Thursday/ Friday - Practise for our OLOL HAs Talent and Whanau Hui


Breakfast club is thriving with children/tamariki enjoying this healthy breakfast of Weetbix and milk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Mā te Atua koe e tiaki, e manaaki

May God keep and bless you


The OLOL Team

Our Year 6 Overnight stay

Yesterday our Year 6 children headed off to Forest Lakes for their overnight stay. They are having a great time canoeing, archery, mini golf, Levin Park and the Aquatic Centre. Thank you to Mr Anderson and Mrs O'Callaghan for organising this fun filled two days. Our thanks also to our wonderful parents who have donated their time to come and support them.

SCHOOL PHOTO ORDER FORM ENVELOPES

Every child have been given their School Photo Order Form envelopes from Brendan Lodge Photography.


If you would like to order a class, individual or family pack photo please complete the order form with the cash or direct credit payment (bank account details on the envelope) and return to school by TUESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER.


Please note a seperate envelope is required for each child's photo order.

Our Health Curriculum Statement

CARITAS APPEAL

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Wellington Catholic Social Services are accepting donations to support the victims and communities impacted by the recent floods and slips in Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman regions. Donations made to Catholic Social Services will be combined with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and sent to the mayoral funds across the affected regions.


To donate to Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand – online through their Emergency Fund: www.caritas.org.nz/donate-online or via Caritas bank account: 03-0518-0211216-00. For a receipt call (04) 4961742.


To donate to Wellington Catholic Social Services – online using their Donation page:

https://wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz/donate?src=nav

or via CSS bank account: 02-0560-0213864-00. For a receipt call 04 3858642

Please include your first and last name as reference and insert ‘Floods’ as the code.

Attendance Dues Information

Attendance Dues Information – September 2022

  • Thank you to all families who have made payment or made contact and organised payment arrangements for Attendance Dues this year.
  • The 4th and final statement for Attendance Dues 2022 and any arrears for this year and previous years will be emailed or posted by the end of this week. Emails will be sent from Diocese of Palmerston North Attendance Dues Team dues@pndiocese.org.nz and may appear in your junk/spam folder.
  • One-off payments by credit card or debit card (Visa or Mastercard only) can be made using our website: www.pndiocese.org.nz/education/dues.
  • The due date for payment is on 30th September 2022 unless payment arrangement is in place.
  • We are happy to advise payment options that will help your family to pay your Attendance Dues. Please contact the Dues team before 30th September 2022 to discuss this with you.


Our contact details are as follows:

0800 200 208; or

dues@pndiocese.org.nz

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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.

TERM 3 UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday September 19 - Year 6 overnight stay at Forest Lakes, last day for Pie order forms & money

Tuesday September 20 - Year 6's return from Forest Lakes

Monday September 26 - Public Holiday - school closed

Tuesday September 27 - OLOL HAS TALENT/WHANAU HUI EVENING at 6pm, every child will have an opportunity to perform, last day for photo order forms

Thursday September 29 - SCHOOL PHOTOS, Pie Order delivery day

Friday September 30 - LAST DAY OF TERM 3

EPIC MUSIC HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Does your child love music? Are you after fun child care in the school holidays? Then The Epic Holiday Program is the place for you!


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 epichp@epicma.nz for more details.

KELLY SPORTS MANAWATU HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

The Kelly Sports Manawatu holiday programme is back, held at College Street Normal School.

The programme is designed for ages 5-13 and is action-packed fill games, sports and activities.

We want to see as many children as we can getting active and give every child a sporting chance.

Attached is a brochure, and here is a link.

https://kellysports.co.nz/kelly_events/view/14680

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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 @12.30pm(to be confirmed)


TERM 1 DATES 2023

Term 1 begins - January 31st.