Our Lady of Lourdes School T3:W1

Newsletter: 27 July 2021


It is with such excitement that we begin Term 3. We welcomed five new children/tamariki to our school/kura. We welcome Grace, Janet, Dhiva, Sophie-Li, and Zara. We are so very excited that you have joined our school and parish community.


GRANDPARENTS MORNING - Wednesday 28 July at 10am. We warmly invite all our grandparents and grandparent role models to school. We are celebrating the Feast of Joachim and Anne, grandparents to Jesus, with a celebration to our grandparents.

Approximate outline for the day:

10 am - Mass in the church with our school and parishioners

11 am - Shared morning tea in the church foyer - please bring a plate

11.30 - 1pm Time in the classroom with grandchildren, with school Kapa Haka

WEEK 3 - AUGUST 12th at 6pm


This term we are introducing this programme to our school. We are hosting an evening with Eric and Irirangi from the Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) on THURSDAY AUGUST 12th at 6pm.

The Zones of Regulation is a framework that uses four colours–blue, green, yellow, and red–to help students identify their feelings and level of alertness.

This will be followed by our Health Curriculum consultation which every school is required to undertake every two years.

We will provide a light tea as well as a movie night for your children so you can attend. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please let your child's teacher know or phone/email the school office if you are able to attend. Both meetings will be of great interest to you.


Our focus for this week is on the Gospel teachings of Jesus and how our Mercy sisters values are examples of these.

Our children talk about 'Being the HEAD, the HEART, the VOICE and HANDS of Jesus' to those at home and in our community. We remind the children WWJD - 'What would Jesus Do' and WWJS - 'What would Jesus Say.'

We remind ourselves that we should work to LIVE, LOVE and LEARN the Mercy way showing everyone the person of Jesus.

We want our children to be COLLABORATIVE, CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE, RESILIENT, CREATIVE, REFLECTIVE witnesses as they go to the world.

So many wonderful messages for us all to live by.

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The Manawatu Cricket Association would like to invite you and the students, supporters and staff at Our Lady of Lourdes School to join the Black Caps World Cup Mace tour at Fitzherbert Park on Thursday 29th July from 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Ross Taylor, Will Young and Doug Bracewell will be at Fitzherbert Park with the WTC Mace and we would love to have you and your school down at Fitz to meet the Black Caps, to have a team photo and celebrate New Zealand being World Test Champions. Your players/students are encouraged to wear school colours and we hope to arrange a photo for all schools with the Mace and the Black Caps, as well as the chance to have individual photos and get signatures.

Thanks again for your support of cricket in the Manawatu, we are all very proud of the Black Caps and know that their success is a direct result of the development they get through schools like Our Lady of Lourdes School

Please let me know if Our Lady of Lourdes School is planning to attend, and if possible please give me an indication of numbers.

Thank you,

Cole Freeman

Kaiārahi Rangatahi Youth Cricket Coordinator


FERTILISER DRIVE - our wonderful annual fundraising event SATURDAY AUGUST 7th

We are all go for next Saturday. We have sold 360 bags so far - that is wonderful. Over the next week we will touch base with those who have volunteered to help us on the day. It is a fun morning meeting many of our community. Please continue to spread the word of this event with family and friends who can email or phone the school office to place an order.

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  • McAULEY: 218
  • ONGLEY: 177
  • VINCENT: 189
  • FRANCIS: 284


We truly appreciate all your wonderful support with this great opportunity to raise money for our school. Please pass this on to your families. You will receive a token for every $50 spent.... this money will go towards improving our school playgrounds. The Board have begun the first stage, purchasing two new pieces of equipment and extending the original area.


    • TERM 3 DATES
    • July 26 : Term 3 begins
    • July 28: GRANDPARENTS MASS/ MORNING TEA /TIME in rooms from 10am - 1pm
    • July 30: Year 6's to St Peters College - all Year 6 children will be heading to St Peters
    • August 1: Kate's farewell mass from her role in the parish
    • August 7: FERTILISER DRIVE
    • August 12: Zones of Regulation and Health Consultation Information Evening at 6pm
    • August 19: Netball/Ripper Rugby Tournament (seniors) at St Mary's Palmerston North
    • Sept 20: Catholic Schools Day
    • Sept 23: Whananautanga/Interschool Kapa Haka festival - Taihape Townhall