Our Lady of Lourdes School T2:W10

Newsletter: 6 July 2021

HELLO, NAU MAI, HAERE MAI...WELCOME TO WEEK 10

Welcome to the last week of Term 2. It has been a mighty term and so much has been achieved in and amongst all of our building work. These works are ongoing and we hope to now be completed at the end of Term 3. We thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to celebrating the reopening of this building.


MATARIKI - Thank you/Kia ora to all our amazing families/whanau who joined in this special season on Friday. This was our fist school wide celebration of Matariki and the feedback for our children and community has been great. We are always looking for ways to improve on things and we already have in mind more ideas from next year from you. Again our huge thanks to the many wonderful family/whanau helpers on the day.


THREE WAY CONFERENCES - Thank you for working in partnerhship with our school/kura. We had over 90% of our families/whanau attend our recent conferences, which is a wonderful reflection of the importance of working together for your child to be all that God intended them to be.


TWO WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY EARLY IN TERM 3

GRANDPARENTS MORNING - Circle Wednesday 28 July. We warmly invite all our grandparents and grandparent role models to school. We are celebrating the Feast of Joachim and Anne, grandparents to Jesus, with a celebration to our grandparents.

Outline for the day:

10 am - Mass in the church with our parishioners

11 am - Shared morning tea with our parishioners

11.30 - 1pm Time in the classroom with grandchildren


ZONES OF REGULATION MEETING/HUI - AUGUST 12th at 6pm

Next term we are introducing this programme to our school. We are hosting an evening with Eric and Irirangi from the Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) on THURSDAY AUGUST 12th at 6pm.

The Zones of Regulation is a framework that uses four colours–blue, green, yellow, and red–to help students identify their feelings and level of alertness.

The teachers have undertaken some training over a three week period and would like to share with you what they have learnt. We have already seen the difference it can make. Please circle this date in your calendar and come along. We will provide a light tea as well as a movie night for your children so you can attend. We look forward to seeing you all there.

CATHOLIC CHARACTER

This week we are focusing on our Catholic Social Teachings - and how we are all part of the Body of Christ. Each one of us has unique GIFTS and TALENTS that we are to use for the good of all. PARTICIPATION is one way we can be all that God intended us to be. We are God's heart, voice, hands and feet. Mrs Moor shared the following powerpoint with us all on Monday.

MUFTI THIS FRIDAY

We will be joining with all Catholic schools in New Zealand for Mufti Mania 2021. This reminds us of our message of PARTICIPATION and that we are all part of the BODY OF CHRIST. We ask that each child please being a gold coin in solidarity with all our Catholic schools in raising money for Kristus Raja school in West Papua.
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FERTILISER DRIVE

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

Thank you to those who have come forward to help with this event. With your amazing support we are able to go ahead with this.

Thank you to those families who have already delivered your pamphlets - we are already getting some orders coming through. We are also extremely grateful to those of you have taken phone lists home to contact our regular/repeat customers.


If you would like to place an order for yourself please contact Karen in the school office and she will record your order - 12kg bag for $18.

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EPIC MUSIC SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Does your child love music? Are you looking for an awesome Holiday Program for your kids? Then we have the program for you! Epic Music Academy is running an EPIC holiday program these school holidays.


During our program we look at a range of different instruments including drums, keyboard, guitar and we will even learn some percussion pieces on rubbish bins! As well as doing music each day, we also have lots of fun activities planned including sports, crafts, baking, bowling, cloud 9 & more! Check out our highlights video from the April holidays for a glimpse at what we got up to - https://youtu.be/wrvwlwQxhDs


If you are interested in signing up to our holiday program or if you would like some more information, head along to our website epicmz.nz or email us at schools@epicma.nz .

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MERCY HOUSE POINTS FOR THE TERM

  • POMPELLIER: 2213
  • McAULEY:1655
  • ONGLEY: 1712
  • BERNADETTE: 2389 **** Congratulations St Bernadette on leading the way this term
  • VINCENT: 1893
  • FRANCIS: 2038

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • TERM 2 DATES - WINTER UNIFORM BEGINS THIS TERM

    • July 9: MUFTI MANIA/ joining with all Catholic schools in New Zealand to raise money for our more vulnerable schools
    • July 9: Last day of the term

    • TERM 3 DATES
    • July 26 : Term 3 begins
    • July 28: GRANDPARENTS MASS AND MORNING TEA
    • July 30: Year 6's to St Peters College
    • August 7: FERTILISER DRIVE
    • August 12: Zones of Regulation Information Evening at 6pm
    • Sept 20: Catholic Schools Day
    • Sept 23: Whananautanga/Interschool Kapa Haka - Taihape Townhall