OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T4 W5
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 5: Wiki te rima
CONGRATULATIONS OUR FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN
Thank you for your support on Sunday when we had 13 children celebrate their First Communion. It was so lovely to come together as a faith community to witness their sacramental journey.
To Zion, Zaraia, Fatu, Emma, Molly, Edith, Roen, Isabela, Bailey, Amelia, Valentina, James, Koen - welcome to the next stage in your sacrament journey... we have enjoyed seeing the growth in your faith.
SICKNESS AROUND THE SCHOOL
Thank you for your understanding in regards to keeping our school children and staff healthy and well for the last few weeks of the term. We have so many wonderful things planned and we are all working to get on top of the different illnesses we have including Covid.
As of this morning we have 5 children and 3 staff who have tested positive for Covid. If your child becomes unwell at school we will be in touch with you to please come and pick them up. If your child has Covid symptoms we recommend testing them prior to coming to school. If you require any RAT tests we have some spare available in the school office.
Congratulations to these wonderful learners/ākonga below. They have worked so very hard this year to achieve Stage 7 on the Basic Facts ladder - and now moving to the final stage:
Mika, Eleanor, Leiana and Charlotte - Jane we are very proud of you!
Our Lady of Lourdes suffered an agonising 1 - 0 defeat to St.Mary’s in the Champions League Football Final last week. To be fair, St. Mary’s dominated the game and thoroughly deserved their victory, but we never gave up, showing a tonne of perseverance and resilience!! Player of the day was Milo for trying to link defence and attack together. Thanks to all our fans who came to watch and who outnumbered the St. Mary’s supporters by far!! Thanks also to Nick Wilson for the mighty van and Mrs Sheehan for transporting us down. We’re looking forward to bringing the trophy back home in 2023!
TERM 4 DATES
Tuesday November 15 - Library Bus
Thursday November 17 - Basketball session #3 with Coach Miles
Saturday November 19 - Working Bee at 10am-3pm - see details below
Monday November 21 - Swimming begins this week (weather permitting)
Thursday November 24 - Basketball session #4 Coach Miles
Friday November 25 - SCHOOL ATHLETICS at 9.30-11.30am at school - see details below/ Teacher Paid Union meeting from 1.30pm. School will remain open.
Thursday December 1 - OLOL Christmas in the Park - picnic dinner at school
Friday December 2 - Road Patrollers movie
Sunday December 4 - Christmas float - we need you!!! Mrs Pedley has a float organised and we need some angels and shepherds. More information coming out shortly
Tuesday December 6 - Okatia Junior rooms trip - Place Based learning from 9.15-12.15pm. We are in the process of ordering a bus however we would love some parent help as well. Walking, parks and the Esplanade - yippee!!!
Wednesday December 7 - OLOL Senior mass/children performing for our wonderful parishioners
Monday December 12 - Whanau fun afternoon - more details to follow
Tuesday December 13 - Graduation Mass for Year 6 and families from 6-7.30pm
Wednesday December 14 - Final mass @11.30am, SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THE YEAR @ 12.30pm
Please make sure you continue to read the newsletter to keep up with everything that is going on.
Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki/May God keep and bless you
The OLOL Team
WORKING BEE: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19th (10-3pm)
We are very excited for our upcoming Working Bee. We know that many hands make light work. We know how precious your time is, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Please call the office and let us know if you are able to help. We will coordinate this for the day so we use our time effectively.
- Paint Caretakers shed
- Paint wall by shed
- Wall by alleyway
- Basketball Hoop install
- Weedeat around the back of the hall
- Take down shade sail/ water blast
- Water blast pool fence/paint
- Clean the hall kitchen
- Sand seats front of the school and stain
- Sand seats by school courtyard/ or replace wood
SPORTS TEAMS for Term 4
Well done to our previous Players of the Day in Touch: Jack and Cam and Fuataina and Zion for Players of the Day for Touch team OLOL Saints
To our three summer hockey teams
Way to go Thea, Oscar and Quinn - we are very proud of you all
KINDHEARTS - November is the month for spreading kindness
ATHLETICS MORNING: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25
CLASSES AND ROOMS for 2023
We are interviewing for Mrs O'Callaghan's position at the moment and should be able to let you know next week.
We can confirm:
Room 1: Okatia Tahi - Miss Jemma Smith - Year 0/1 with another teacher being employed during the year when numbers increase. Mrs O'Connor will support Jemma as her Tutor teacher
Room 3: Okatia Toru - Mrs Cheetham - Year 2 - Monday to Thursday, with Mrs O'Connor on Friday
Room 4: Tū Manawa 4 - Mrs Moor - Year 3 and 4
Room 5: Tū Manawa 5 - Mrs Pedley - Year 3 and 4
Room 6:Te Āwhina Ono - Year 5 with teacher to be confirmed
Room 8: Te Āwhina Waru - Year 5/6 - Mr Anderson
Term 4 - Monday 17th October - 14th December @12.30pm school closed for the year
TERM 1 DATES 2023
Term 1 - first day of school 2023 is Tuesday January 31st - Thursday 6 April (Easter)
Term 2 - April 24 (Teacher Only day), 25th ANZAC day. Term 2 begins April 26-June 30
Term 3 - 17 July - 22 September
Term 4 - 9 October - December 14 (to be confirmed)