OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T2 W9
TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA
HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...
Welcome to Week 9. We hope you all managed to have a lovely longer break with Matariki being celebrated on Friday. We enjoyed hearing the stories of all the new family/whanau traditions that are starting. It is wonderful for our children to learn so much about our country's history and what Matariki is all about.
SAFETY FOR OUR CHILDREN
Thank you for your support of our children's safety before and after school - we truly appreciate it. A reminder that after school most teachers have meetings that begin from 3.15pm. We have some children, on a regular basis, that are not being picked up until after 3.30pm. We understand that there are times when something comes up and you are delayed. We ask that you make arrangements to have your children picked up on time as we cannot always be there to supervise them. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
CONFERENCES AND MID YEAR REPORTING
Yesterday, your child would have given you their new formatted mid year report. As mentioned previously, we are in a new process of reporting using our new school management system. There were some difficulties with formatting so we so are working on this. From Term 3 we will be sending information out for you to be able to access your child's progress through this management system and it will all be online.
We are all looking forward to seeing you at the 15 minute conferences being held on Wednesday and Thursday.
**Please note Julie Moor, Room 4 conferences have been cancelled due to her being unwell. A new date and time will be organised for those who had booked an appointment with her once she is well enough to return to school.
WHANAU WELL BEING KETE BAGS
As you are aware, our school is part of the Palmerston North Catholic Kāhui Ako (Community of Learning) We are part of developing wellbeing strategies in our children and school as well as supporting our whanau. Tomorrow, a number of teachers across our Catholic schools/kura are getting together to make these wellbeing packs up. At Conferences every family/whanau will be given a kete bag to keep with activities for your family to go through. There will also be activities for you to do as a family. Every term we will be adding to these as we support our families/whanau.
A great opportunity below
Mānawatia a Matariki! Mānawatia te reo Māori!
Celebrating the Māori new year, by celebrating our language and culture through Te Rekamauroa.
- A FREE te reo Māori programme for schools, kōhanga reo, ECEs and whānau.
- Delivered online
- Caters to all competency levels – beginners to advanced
- Each level is completed in a single school term
- Participating schools, kōhanga reo, and ECEs receive $500 per graduate
- Tailored to your region, local iwi and histories
- Supports teacher professional standards
- Supports delivery of Aotearoa NZ histories
- Helps to build a localised curriculum
Registrations are now open for term three. For more info or to register, visit https://tupuora.co.nz/teahuotereo/
Feel free to share the opportunity with colleagues and whānau. Meet our delivery team in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū.
Some staff have joined Level 1 Cohort 2 - we might see some of you there.
Monday - Te Ara a Maria in our church, Basketball practise
Wednesday - School closes at 12.30pm for CONFERENCES, Board meeting from 6-8pm. If you are thinking of putting your name forward for our Board, this could be a good opportunity to see what this is about.
Young Vinnies also happens every Wednesday with support from Mrs Pedley and Emma from St Vincent de Paul.
Thursday - Conferences from 3.30pm
Saturday - Year 5/6 Netball on this weekend
Sunday - Hockey games
Friday 8th July - YOUNG CATHOLICS CARE - A Caritas initiative, previously known as Mufti Mania day - Your child can wear clothes from home and bring a gold coin please to support Caritas in helping those in need. All Catholic schools in New Zealand will be joining us in this next Friday.
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.
89 Nazareth Avenue | Middleton | Christchurch | PO Box 414 | Christchurch 8140
P (03) 338 4444 | Cell 021 399 744 Web www.cessl.org.nz
CATHOLIC CHARACTER CORNER
Week 9 (27- 1 July)
In his homily on Sunday 6 March Archbishop Paul Martin spoke about God’s call:
“...we celebrate the call of God to each of you…God is not a private call, something you get that you hold onto and dig a hole and hide away. It is a call that takes you beyond yourself to your brothers and sisters in faith. The very nature of God is Community - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He calls us to live in relationship with Him in community, with other people who want to respond to His call.” (Archbishop Paul Martin, Extract from his homily, Rite of Election Mass 6 March in Inform, Issue 131- Lent 2022)
Monday 28 June is the Feast Day of St Irenaeus.
Saint Irenaeus was the first great theologian of the Church. His name, which means “peaceful” in Greek, matched the pattern of his life. He is noted for his defense of the Gospel against the various heresies of his day. As Bishop of Lyons, he was always a “good shepherd.” He died in the year 202. For us in New Zealand, Irenaeus gives us a link back to the Apostles as the first Bishop of New Zealand, Jean-Baptiste Pompallier was from Lyon.
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
Congratulations to our Ki o Rahi team that represented our school/kura at the interschool competition on Thursday. We had been training hard with the support of Kelly's Sports. Our children/tamariki did us proud - and did their very best up against some large schools/kura. Thanks Mr Anderson for your support and guidance. We will look to use Kelly's Sports for other activities in our school/kura.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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 - Young Catholics Care Day, wear clothes from home and a gold coin donation for Caritas, 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)