Our Lady of Lourdes School T1, 2022

Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome to Term1: Week 10

HELLO, KIA ORA, KIA ORĀNA, MALO E LELEI, TALOFA, NAMASTE, KUMUSTA...

Blessings to you all as we begin week 10 of the term. We are in the final two weeks of Term 1 - a reminder that next Friday (15th April) is the beginning of our Term 1 break.


Every day brings us something different - with children and staff away making for flexible learning. Our children are amazing - our whanau leaders are stepping up in a range of areas. Our Kickstart Breakfast programme is being organised by them which is wonderful to witness - as one of our Mercy values is Service. Catherine McAuley would be proud to see all of us living and loving the Mercy way.


Next week we will be sharing the Easter story every day of the week. We will journey with Jesus on Palm Sunday, through to the washing of the feet, Last Supper, Stations of the Cross and then Good Friday. On Wednesday and Thursday each class will head over to the church and Whaea Donna Brown will help each class go through the Stations of the Cross using the Caritas resources. Mrs Pedley, our wonderful DRS, has created a wonderful set of resources for us all to use. We will share these with you next week.


Our thanks for your support and kindness as we journey together in these uncertain times. You are always in our prayers.

Once again, go gently, take good care of each other, being a person of MERCY in our world.

Blessings

OLOL Team

NEW WORLD SUPPORT AND NEW TOKENS NOW AT PIONEER NEW WORLD

A big thank you to New World on Pioneer Highway for their wonderful support in purchasing five new Ipads for our school and to you our school families and church community for supporting us. This wonderful opportunity is back on for us. If you spend $50 at New World you receive a green token. We would truly appreciate your support - look for our school emblem on one of the plastic containers. Abundant thanks and blessings to you all.

WELL BEING AT OLOL

As well as creating ‘logistical overload’ for schools, Covid is a huge concern for parents. The health sector has developed some excellent resources for parents on the KidsHealth website which you may wish to share with parents. Please check out the links below -

https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/covid-19-caring-child-covid-19

https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/covid-19-why-wearing-masks-creating-airflow-helps

New content is being added regularly to COVID-19 | KidsHealth NZ

KidsHealth also covers a huge range of general child health topics that may be of interest to parents and help to reduce anxiety in your community.

PASTORAL ASSISTANT POSITION

We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Pastoral Assistant who will work within the Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit based in Palmerston North.

The Pastoral Assistant is a paid position of 25 hours which are flexible over a 7-day period. You will be a member of the Pastoral Team of Kotahi Ano and sometimes be required to assist within the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

The role is for an active, can-do, friendly, and approachable person to assist the Pastoral Coordinator in delivering Pastoral Care to the Cathedral Parish.

Experience in a parish ministry role or experience in community pastoral care is preferred. Familiarity with Catholic liturgical teaching, Catholic social teaching and Pastoral Ministry is necessary whilst a formal qualification in Pastoral Theology or another discipline focused on care is preferred but not compulsory. The role will involve an understanding and respect for the values of the Roman Catholic Church.

If you are an outgoing, people person, a good communicator with excellent administration skills and experience in; Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint), database systems (e.g. Infoodle) and preferably Microsoft Teams, please apply by emailing your cover letter and C.V. to

Donna Brown, Pastoral Coordinator; pastoral@pncathedral.org.nz by Friday 29 April 2022.

You will need a current Drivers Licence and own transport. If you require a more detailed job description or have any other queries, please email Donna Brown; pastoral@pncathedral.org.nz.

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Our lovely Liturgy for this week - Thank you Mr Anderson

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UPCOMING EVENTS

TERM ONE DATES

  • Thursday April 14th - HOLY THURSDAY
  • THURSDAY APRIL 14th - LAST DAY OF TERM ONE
  • Friday April 15th - Good Friday - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THE TERM BREAK


TERM TWO DATES

  • Monday May 2nd - FIRST DAY OF TERM TWO
  • Friday June 3 - TEACHER ONLY DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Monday June 6 - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • FRIDAY June 24 - MATARIKI Public Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • FRIDAY JULY 8 - LAST DAY OF TERM 2

TERM DATES for 2022

Term 1 - Wednesday February 2nd - Thursday 14th April (Friday 15th is Good Friday)

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)