OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T2 W8
TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA
HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...
Welcome to Week 8 and to this special time of the year - MATARIKI. We hope this newsletter finds you all going well and taking good care of yourselves. We have begun to see a return to health for our tamariki and staff - we have had a large number of children away since the start of the term and it is wonderful to see so many now well. Thank you for your support in trying to keep our tamariki well.
The children/tamariki are all excited to learn more about Matariki- there are many exciting things happening in all the classrooms as we learn more about the Māori New Year. A reminder that school is closed as we celebrate the first Matariki public holiday on FRIDAY.
SAFETY FOR OUR CHILDREN
Last week we had an incident on the road side outside the front of school. We ask that you do not park in front of driveways or on the yellow lines. We know parking is limited so we appreciate your understanding with this. We do not want to upset our neighbours or cause any injury to children entering or leaving our school areas.
CONFERENCES AND MID YEAR REPORTING
We hope you have been able to book a time via the online booking system (see the instructions below) to meet with your child's teacher face to face in your child's classroom. We are very much looking forward to it.
As we still have Covid and have had a lot of illness in the school with a number of viruses affecting a large number of children and staff, we ask that you wear a mask and sanitise on entering your child's classroom for your conference.
Monday - Basketball practise
Thursday -Ki o Rahi interschool competition,
Friday - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR MATARIKI
Saturday - Year 5/6 Netball on this weekend
Sunday - Hockey games
Abundant blessings to you all
The OLOL Team
14 June 2022
SchooI Board Parent Election 2022
Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 4 School Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15th July 2022.
We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database.
Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.
Nominations close on Wednesday 3rd August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7th September.
We look forward to your participation in this process.
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CATHOLIC CHARACTER CORNER
Week 8: (20-23 June)
Our schools are linked to the parish(es). Archbishop Paul Martin says, “...the parish does not exist outside of me. If I never make any time available to help, to participate, to be trained, or be part of a group, then nothing will ever happen…we do lead full lives, but the life of our parish won't be vibrant if none of us contributes, and our brothers and sisters wont grow in holiness and faith, and therefore want to bring others to the Good News, if we only give one hour a week to Mass on Sunday.” (Archbishop Paul Martin, Extract from Inform, Issue 131- Lent 2022)
Tuesday 22 June is the Feast Day of St Paulinus of Nola.
It is not common to receive the faith from two “giants” - but that’s exactly what happened with St. Paulinus, whose conversion is credited to the influence of Sts. Ambrose and Augustine. Known for his charitable works, Paulinus was elected Bishop of the Italian city of Nola. He died in the year 431.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOOKING YOUR ONLINE CONFERENCE
KAHUI AKO UPDATE
We will be giving these to our whanau/family at Conferences - so make sure you book a time to meet with your child's teacher.
We will be adding to this little kete every term. There will be ideas to support whanau, building resiliency, living with an attitude of Gratitude.
The Well Being team
Kia Ora koutou,
This email is to inform you all that Year 5 & 6 netball will still be on this weekend.
The draw is not up yet to view; however we will be making some changes to some of the team grades to hopefully get some good quality games for all for the last couple of weeks left of our competition.
Please note that Div 4 is our lowest grade in the competition. We are hopeful to have the draw ready and available by Wednesday 22nd of June 2022.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ashleigh Kate Araroa-Waerea
EPIC MUSIC HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
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 email@example.com for more details.
LUNCH ONLINE PROVIDES A LUNCH DELIVERY SERVICE - SUBWAY LUNCH IS DELIVERED ON WEDNESDAYS www.lunchonline.co.nz
NEW WORLD SUPPORT AND NEW TOKENS NOW AT PIONEER NEW WORLD
TERM TWO DATES
- June 20-June 23 - a week of celebrations in the classrooms for Matariki
- 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 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)