Our Lady of Lourdes School T2:W6

Newsletter: 8 June 2021

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI, TĀLOFA LAVA -


COMMUNITY MEETING/HUI - Wednesday June 9th @ 5.30pm - 7pm

We would love for you to come along...

Where: School staffroom and then move upstairs where there is more room.

Ideas: Update on property, discussion on our uniform, planning for Matariki, planning for Term 3 - health meeting.

We will begin with PRAYER/KARKIA, meet to talk, then join in a meal/kai. We welcome all your family.

Please let Karen know in the office if you are able to come along.


**CHILD/PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - 28th and 30th June**

Child/parent/teacher conferences will be held at the following times:

  • Monday 28th June @ 3.30 - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 30th June @ 1.30pm - 7.30pm (SCHOOL DAY FINISHES @ 1PM)

To book your interview click on the link:

https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code?code=vmdp8


When you have finished your interview/s confirmation will be emailed to you. You can return to the site and enter the event code vmdp8 again to change or cancel your interview.

If you do not have internet access please see Karen at the school office, she will be able to make a booking for you.

CATHOLIC CHARACTER

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

We continue to learn more about the gifts we have with our Catholic Social Teachings. Today Mrs O'Callaghan shared the following assembly with us.

The Catholic social teaching principle of Participation is recognising that everyone has a part to play in our communities. Promoting participation - nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou - means recognising we each have something unique and important to contribute to society. We are called on to be active members of our local and global communities.


Searching the Scriptures...

Social Justice teaching is founded on firm scriptural foundations.

  • And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and do good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
  • Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 1 John 3:18
  • So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. Romans 12:5

ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL

Every day, in the morning and afternoon, we are required by the Ministry of Education to complete attendance records for every child. We have to then track the data every week and send this to the Ministry who collate into data tables. As a school we also track absences carefully. We know that daily attendance is linked to achievement as well as developing those all important friendships and social skills that our children need.


FROM THE MINISTRY

For students to gain the numerous benefits of school, attendance is critical. Attending school helps set children up for life. Until 2019, most schools submitted attendance data for Term 2 only. From 2020, attendance data is collected from schools every term. This term-by-term collection of attendance data is known as Every Day Matters.


*‘Regular’ attendance is defined for statistical purposes as 90% attendance or higher. However, Ministry analysis shows there is no ‘safe’ level of non-attendance; every day matters. Every day at school has a cumulative impact on students’ learning. A child with an average of 90% attendance will miss the equivalent of one year of schooling in ten.


As a school we will be sending an email out to our families where attendance is below 90%. We know that there are specific reasons for absences and we understand this, however it is important for you to be aware of where your child's absence rate is.

Thank you

FERTILISER DRIVE

FERTILISER DRIVE - a wonderful annual fundraising event SATURDAY AUGUST 7th

Thank you to those who have come forward to help with this event. We are still short of support for this to go ahead.

We need people to help with:

  • Phone lists - ring people on the list and record their orders
  • Support on the day with the delivery of the fertiliser bag orders (locally) - you can fit these in the boot of your car, with bigger orders can be put on trailers

We look forward to hearing from you.

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MERCY AWARDS FOR THE WEEK

RUMA TAHI/ ONE: MRS O'CONNOR

Tiffany for her Mercy Value of Compassion as she speaks kindly to others and uses her wonderful manners.

RUMA RUA/ TWO: MS BROWN

Harlow for showing the Mercy Value of Compassion when she is a good friend and classmate.

RUMA TORU/ THREE: MRS PEDLEY

Exodus for showing the Mercy value of Excellence in her learning. So focus and giving 100% effort. Ka pai.

RUMA ONO/ SIX: MRS O'CALLAGHAN

Emily M - for her Mercy Value of Service as she takes extra care making sure Aroha class is clean and tidy

RUMA WHITU/ SEVEN: MRS MOOR

Zion for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Service when teaching and helping the class during Samoan language week

RUMA WARU/ EIGHT: MR ANDERSON

Andrew for living the Mercy value of Excellence through problem solving in multiplication and division.

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MERCY HOUSE POINTS FOR THE WEEK

  • POMPELLIER: 1137
  • McAULEY: 865
  • ONGLEY: 1019
  • BERNADETTE: 1366
  • VINCENT: 1064
  • FRANCIS: 1291

We have added up in the Cross Country points and Whanau House points from our Samoan week challenges.

NEW WORLD TOKENS PIONEER HIGHWAY

We truly appreciate all your wonderful support with this great opportunity to raise money for our school. Please pass this on to your families. You will receive a token for every $50 spent.... this money will go towards improving our school playgrounds. The Board have begun the first stage, purchasing two new pieces of equipment and extending the original area.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • TERM 2 DATES - WINTER UNIFORM BEGINS THIS TERM

    • June 8: Inter school Cross Country
    • Inter school scripture competition at St Mary's at 6pm
    • June 9: Community meeting/hui - school staffroom @ 5.30pm
    • June 28: School Interviews from 3.30-5.30pm
    • June 30: School Interviews from 1.30-7.30pm (School day finishes @ 1pm)
    • July 2: MATARIKI CELEBRATIONS
    • July 9: MUFTI MANIA/ with all Catholic schools in New Zealand
    • July 9: Last day of the term