OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T3 W2
TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA
HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...
Nai mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 2 and welcome to Cook Islands Language week.
We had a great start to Term 3 - with our children settling in well to school life once again.
Congratulations to our St Bernadettes' Whanau House for gaining the most House Points in Term 2 - we look forward to seeing who are our winners in Term 3. Every classroom runs these points and links these to our Positive Behaviour Management programme.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS - Thank you to those who have put their names forward to support the school in this important Governance role. We have had a wonderful working relationship with our current board, many of who have worked tirelessly for our school for many years. We truly appreciate all you have done.
Monday - Liturgy and Bonjour to Sio in Room 3
Tuesday - Kelly Sports working through their Wellness programme
Wednesday - Te Manawa visits for Te Awhina Room 6 and 8
Thursday - First Reconciliation - from 5.30 in the church
Friday - Mufti Day, Whanau Leaders to lead a school Disco from 2-2.55pm. More details below.
DISCO DETAILS: Our Whanau Leaders are organising this event.
- Mufti on Friday with the theme being 'ANIMALS'. Please bring a GOLD COIN or an item of non perishable food in support of our Young Vinnies work.
- The Disco is from 2-2.55pm in the hall. The leaders will have some special treats for sale so your child could bring a gold coin to purchase a treat if they wish ie: small bag of chips or a little bag of lollies. Our leaders are very excited to be organising this and we are so proud of them.
OTHER TERM DATES
Tuesday August 9th - Palmerston North Library bus, KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 2-4)
Wednesday August 10th - KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 5-6)
Thursday August 11th - St Peters Open Night @ 6pm
Friday August 12th - MATHEX competition
Sunday August 14th - Family Mass led by St Peters
Wednesday August 17th - Catholic school Ripper Rugby and Netball Tournament at St Mary's from 9.30-1.30pm
Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6pm
Saturday August 27th - Fertiliser Drive delivery day
Tuesday August 30th - Palmerston North Library Bus
Monday September 5th - SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK
Thursday September 8th - OLOL HAS TALENT auditions
Monday September 19th - Year 6 overnight stay at Forest Lakes
Tuesday September 20th - Year 6's return from Forest Lakes
Thursday September 22nd - Pie Orders Forms and money due
Tuesday September 27th - OLOL HAS TALENT/WHANAU HUI, HUBS PERFORM
Thursday September 29th - SCHOOL PHOTOS, Pie Order delivery day
Friday September 30th - LAST DAY OF TERM 3
Abundant blessings to you all
The OLOL Team
Please see the link to our wonderful photos of our Grandparents Mass
WHANAU WELL BEING KETE
In your Wellbeing Kete handed out at the end of last term there was a Whānau Wellbeing Bingo card. Each time you do an activity together, cut out the square, sign it and put it in the ‘wellbeing kete’ in the school office to go into the draw for a whānau wellbeing prize!! The prizes will drawn at the OLOL’s Got Talent Wellbeing Whanau Night on Tuesday 27th September between 6:30 and 8pm. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!!!
FUNDRAISING EVENT #1 - FERTILISER DRIVE - we need your help
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST @ 8am - noon
We are looking at running this wonderful event again this year. The money raised from this event will help us to upgrade our school sports equipment.
We need a team of wonderful volunteers to make this happen.
We need people to help with:
Phone lists - ring people on the phone list’s and record their orders
A person with a truck to pick up the Fertiliser Bags from Feilding and bring them to school on the afternoon of the 26th August
Support on the day with the delivery of the fertiliser bag orders (locally) and possibly with a trailer/van/truck/ute
Donation of food for morning tea for all our workers and families
With enough help we should be able to finish by noon. We realise families have sporting commitments on Saturday morning’s but any help will be appreciated for as long as you are able.
Please email or ring the school office if you are able to help with the following:
Pick up fertiliser bags from supplier (truck required)
Delivering orders on Saturday 27th August (morning)
Morning tea donation
MASK WEARING FOR THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF TERM 3
Masking up for the start of Term 3
In previous years we have found there is an increase in winter illnesses in schools at the start of Term 3 as students bring back infections after travelling and socialising during the holidays. This year cases of COVID-19 are increasing in most parts of the country, and we are also seeing high numbers of other winter illnesses.
For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools and kura amend their mask policy for the first four weeks of term to require mask wearing in all indoor settings for students in Years 4 and above.
This recommendation does not include any situation where mask wearing might not be practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sport, where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs), certain activities such as singing or drama performance on stage, and PE. In these situations, particular attention should be paid to ensuring there is good ventilation during the activity, and physical distancing where practicable.
Wearing masks can reduce new cases of the virus by as much as 53%. It works alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff. Keep up healthy habits – Unite Against COVID-19
Adult-sized masks can generally be adjusted to fit older children by tying knots in the ear loops. Unite Against COVID-19 shows how to do this: How to wear a face mask safely – Unite Against COVID-19
We know that that some of our tamariki/ākonga are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them, we will support them to not wear a mask. Apply for a face mask exemption pass – Unite Against COVID-19
Please make sure that tamariki/ākonga come to school ready to wear masks. Students should bring masks from home. [If students cannot bring masks there will be a limited supply of masks for students who are unable to bring one from home.]
Thank you for your support in protecting our school community.
Thank you and blessings to you all
The Board of Trustees
Our Lady of Lourdes school
WELLNESS PROGRAMME YEAR 3-6
This programme encourages and supports social skills with peers through game 'play' and helps develop:
✓ Teamwork ✓ Empathy ✓ Communication
✓ Confidence ✓ Wellbeing ✓ Resilience
This programme can also support your teachers to reestablish habits of being physically active and empowering students to look after their wellbeing and stress/anxiety levels while in the classroom and at home.
The Kelly Sports Wellness Programme fosters:
Reducing stress and anxiety of students through healthy, physical interaction.
Helping to safeguard well-being of students and teachers.
Supporting teachers to gain the skill set to be able to replicate these lessons.
Equipping students to recognise the need for behavioural breaks and to have the tools from activities they learn to do this.
Encouraging and support social skills (communication, teamwork, empathy, and confidence) with peers through game play.
Enabling teachers to have the opportunity to play alongside their students with support from Kelly Sports coaches to build on class culture and relationships.
Te Awe Awe Scout Group
Te Awe Awe Scout Group
11 Huia St, West End
Palmerston North 4410
p: 021 0236 4389
Here is a wonderful opportunity for your child:
- Primary school aged children, meet on Monday nights from 6pm - 7:30pm
- Intermediate aged children meet on Wednesday nights from 6pm - 7:30pm
- Cost is $85 p/term with the first four weeks free as a trial period
- The events are held at the Te Awe Awe Scout Hall (on google maps) located behind Girls High School on Huia Street.
- Activities consist of: At the start of the night we play some fun games, sometimes things like seaweed or other times puzzle solving games. We then do some adventure things like build a fort or tower, or build our own raft and paddle it on the lagoon. We do activities which are sometimes scary for us individually, but once we have done them, we feel like we are a stronger version of ourselves. We learn leadership skills through running our own activities for the other youth. We earn badges as rewards for accomplishing challenges and tasks which we proudly display on our Scout shirts. We enjoy camping, cooking food and singing around a campfire.
EPIC MUSIC ACADEMY - registrations are open for Term 3
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 3! To sign up, simply ask the office for a sign up form, check out our website epicma.nz, or email your interest to email@example.com.
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 3 DATES
Wednesday August 3 - Te Manawa visit for Room 6 and 8
Monday August 8 - Pie fundraising order forms go out
Tuesday August 9 - Palmerston North Library bus, KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 2-4)
Wednesday August 10 - KIND HEARTS EVENT (YEAR 5-6)
Thursday August 11 - St Peters Open Night @ 6pm
Friday 12 August - MATHEX competition
Wednesday August 17 - Board of Trustees Meeting
Saturday August 27 - Fertiliser Drive delivery day
Tuesday August 30 - Palmerston North Library Bus
Monday September 5 - SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK
Thursday September 8 - OLOL HAS TALENT auditions
Monday September 19 - Year 6 overnight stay at Forest Lakes
Tuesday September 20 - Year 6's return from Forest Lakes
Thursday September 22 - Pie Orders Forms and money due
Tuesday September 27 - OLOL HAS TALENT/WHANAU HUI, HUBS PERFORM
Thursday September 29 - SCHOOL PHOTOS, Pie Order delivery day
Friday September 30 - LAST DAY OF TERM 3
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 @12.30pm(to be confirmed)