OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T4 W4

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 4/wiki te wha.


What a fabulous start to the week. We hope everything is going well for you all. We thought we would share that we are seeing a lot of illness in the school at the moment and a rise in covid positive numbers is beginning to return to our school with children and staff. We will continue to monitor this closely and see how we track along in the coming days. If your child is sick please keep them at home and just let us know. If children begin to feel unwell at school we will make contact with you and ask that they get picked up. We want to keep our school children, families and staff well as we have so many exciting things planned.


CONGRATULATIONS ROEN - it was so special to be part of your Baptism. This Thursday we have our beautiful young children making their First Reconciliation.

On Sunday November 13 please join us for FIRST HOLY COMMUNION at 9.30 am mass. This is such a special time for our school/kura.


TWO MORE SPECIAL IMPORTANT DATES:

RECONCILIATION: Thursday November 10th at 5.30pm - for some this will be the first time they will be making this special sacrament.


FIRST COMMUNION: Sunday November 13th - this is a huge celebration for our children and their families - please join us for the 9.30am mass.

Whaea Donna is working on dates for next year for those who are thinking about beginning their Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion journey - please reach out at any time as we can help you with this.


If your child is in year 6 and is attending St Peter’s College next year there is a grant available to assist with costs such as travel, uniform, stationery and technology. This funding comes from our OLOL Parish and families can apply for it each year that your child attends St Peter’s College.

Please contact Donna Brown, Pastoral Coordinator, pastoral@pncathedral.org.nz, 0212295753 for more information.


TERM 4 DATES

Tuesday November 8 - Fire Engine visit at 2pm (possible), Rangitane working with staff

Thursday November 10 - Rangitane working with staff, Basketball session #2 with Coach Miles, Reconciliation @5.30pm

Sunday November 13 - FIRST COMMUNION, all welcome, please come and join our school

Tuesday November 15 - Library Bus

Thursday November 17 - Basketball session #3 with Coach Miles

Saturday November 19 - Working Bee at 10am-3pm / please see note 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/ 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

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OUR DRAFT ATHLETICS MORNING: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25

Please see the an approximate time frame for our Athletics morning below. After the rotations we will have. We will be starting at 9.15 out on the field. We have a range of activities that the children have been practising. To make the day run smoother we would appreciate some parent help. If you are able can you please contact the office.
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WE NEED YOU ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th - let us know if you want to be part of this Christmas Float.

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OUR CATHOLIC/KATORIKA FOCUS

This week we are focusing on learning more about STEWARDSHIP - and what this means for us all.
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SPORTS TEAMS for Term 4

Wow, what a start to the Summer Hockey and Touch season. Our children are doing us proud.

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

OUR PLAYERS OF THE DAY

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SUMMER UNIFORM EXPECTATIONS

We are now fully into our summer uniform and heading towards all children wearing our new uniform from 2023.

SUNHATS - Please make sure that your child has the navy school sunhat at school everyday. We will now be reinforcing the SUN SAFE policy - no hat no play.

HAIR EXPECTATIONS - all children are to have their hair up if it reaches their collar. We ask that only black, brown, navy hair ties, clips are used during school hours. Please keep all the hair accessories for home time.

EARRINGS - Please check that your child wears a simple stud or sleeper at school.

SHOES - Children to wear either black sandals or black shoes with white ankle socks for girls (summer only) and navy socks for boys.

OUR STEPS WEB ACHIEVERS AND OUR FABULOUS MRS COUSINS

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CLASSES AND ROOMS for 2023

Over the last couple of weeks we have been working on class numbers and room placements.

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

EPIC MUSIC - Term 4 2022

Does your child want to learn an instrument, play in a band and perform on the big stage?


Epic Music Academy runs it’s one of a kind instrument tuition programs in school, and registrations are open for Term 4!


To sign up, simply ask the office for a sign up form, check out our website epicma.nz, or email your interest to schools@epicma.nz.

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TERM DATES

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)