Our Lady of Lourdes School TERM 2

Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome to Week 4

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

Welcome to Week 4. We are well on our way to learning and living the Mercy way in all that we do. Teachers/kaiako have been working on assessment in all the rooms as we track your child's progress.


Last week we welcomed back our St Peters Ambassadors who come every Monday lunch time to spend time with our children/tamariki. Our children love this time and our St Peters Ambassadors are great role models for our children, talking, listening, playing and helping. We are truly blessed.



CONFERENCES AND MID YEAR REPORTING

All teachers are working their way through a new reporting system in our school. We look forward to sharing this with you during Conferences later in the term. We will again use the electronic system for booking a time. More information next week.


THIS WEEK:

Monday - EPIC music, Basketball practice at the Whanau centre

Tuesday - Liturgy now takes places on Tuesday morning

Thursday - EPIC Music, Basketball at the Arena

Friday - Room 4 to Mass @ 9.30, Kapa Haka at 11.45-12.15pm, , Ki O Rahi for seniors 12-15-1.15pm,

(Daily Cross Country training is happening in all rooms)

Saturday - Year 5/6 Netball

Sunday - Hockey games


Please see "Upcoming Events" below for future important school dates.


Blessings to you all for the week ahead

OLOL Team

CATHOLIC CHARACTER - LITURGY for this week

Thank you Mr Anderson for sharing the Liturgy with us for this week. We are focusing on our Whanau Group names and celebrating these significant people. They lived and learned following the Gospel teachings of Jesus and loved with Mercy in all that they did and said. We are very proud to have these people as guiding lights in our school/kura

SENIOR LIBRARIANS

We are thrilled to have our school library up and running again for this year. We have 20 senior librarians who have put their hands up to take on this role of responsibility in our school/kura. Mrs O'Connor has been working with them at interval and lunch times as they undertook training. On Fridays they visit the junior and middle classrooms and read to them - build relationships around the school and gaining confidence in all facets of school life.

FAITH FACTS FOR TERM 2

Week 4 (23-27 May)

“It can be difficult for us; humankind has always struggled with the reality of suffering and its place in our lives. However, we are God’s children and we are called to place our trust in him, knowing that his Son Jesus also suffered for us for the sake of salvation. We are especially reminded of this as we enter into Holy Week. It never ends in death, it is the beginning of a life through the resurrection. This new life is promised to us as well.”

(Archbishop Paul Martin, Extract from Inform, Issue 131- Lent 2022)


The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord is observed on 29th May. It is observed 40 days after Easter Sunday. These 40 days go back to the passage we can find in the Acts of the Apostles, written by Luke: “ For forty days after Jesus death he appeared to them many times in ways that proved beyond doubt that he was alive. They saw him, and he talked with them about the Kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3). The Ascension then marks the end of Jesus’ special appearances - but it did not mean his appearance for good.

SACRAMENT PROGRAMME FOR THIS YEAR

It is wonderful to see so many of our children/tamariki wishing to make either their Baptism and/or their First Reconciliation/Communion.


If your child is interested in completing the First Sacraments Programme this year. We start with the First Reconciliation Programme, followed by the First Holy Communion Programme.


Please join us for one of the Welcome and Information sessions.


Our Lady of Lourdes:

Sunday 5th June 10.30am (after 9.30am Mass) in the Church foyer


Cathedral of the Holy Spirit:

Sunday 12th June 10.30am (after 9.30am Mass) in the gathering area lounge


If you and your child wish to participate in the programme this year please fill in the online form which can be found on both the Parish websites (the link is below). Or alternatively please attend the welcome meeting where we can assist you in filling this in.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.


https://kotahiano.infoodle.com/f/FirstReconciliationAndFirstHolyCommunion


God Bless

Donna Brown

Pastoral Coordinator

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

Our Lady of Lourdes


T 06 357 2891 | 021 229 5753

E pastoral@pncathedral.org.nz

E kotahi.ano.pastoral@gmail.com

SPORTS NEWS

It was wonderful to see our children playing sport again. We have a very enthusiastic basketball team, a very hard working Year 5/6 Netball team as well as two hockey teams. Thank you to those parents who have stepped in to coach and manage the teams and to the staff who support them. All the very best for the season ahead.

FROM THE BOARD

Board Elections

The elections will now be held between 5 September and 23 September 2022, with the common (or preferred date) being 7 September 2022.

At our Board meeting tomorrow night we will be discussing this further. Please begin to have a think if this is something you may like to be a part of. We have three Proprietors Reps, who are the voice of the Proprietor and an active participant in church life and we have four parent Reps. We have some amazing long standing board representatives that are looking at moving on to their next adventure.


We have been truly blessed to have such a hard working team that are all about our children/tamariki - supporting our school/kura to be the best it can be. We have made significant changes in many of the physical spaces, and to our teaching and learning programmes. We look forward to moving forward together on our waka of improvement and growth.

CROSS COUNTRY - MONRAD PARK 2 JUNE FROM 10.30am

We are training hard for our school Cross Country and with your help children will be ready for the event. We have been asked to send out times for the Cross Country so please see approximate times below. The children will be leaving school at 10am to walk to Monrad Park.



Your child will need to come to school in their PE uniform, appropriate shoes for running, a named drink bottle and something warm to wear on top (school polar fleece, jersey, jacket).


If you can help on the day with walking children to and from school then please let the office know as we would appreciate that.


The details are as follows:


RACE TIMETABLES (approximate) we will try and keep to these times for families

10.30am Year 1 Girls and Boys - (approx 500m)approx 20 mins

10.50am Year 2 Girls and Boys - (approx 900m) approx 25 mins

11.15am Year 3 Girls and Boys - (approx 1.2km) approx 25 mins

11.40am Year 4 Girls and Boys - (approx 1.5km)25 mins

12.10pm Year 5 and 6 non champion race -(approx 2km)- run altogether

12.30pm Year 5 and 6 champion race - (3.5 km approx)

NEW WORLD SUPPORT AND NEW TOKENS NOW AT PIONEER NEW WORLD

Thank you for your ongoing support for our school through shopping at New World. We truly appreciate it. Remember every $50 spent is one token for our school. We would love to be able to get another 5 Ipads in our middle hub.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

TERM TWO DATES

  • Thursday June 2 - SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY - Monrad Park - start time 10.30am
  • Friday June 3 - TEACHER ONLY DAY - focusing on our new reporting system- SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Monday June 6 - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Thursday June 23 - Matariki Dawn Liturgy, breakfast and day of celebrating
  • Friday June 24 - MATARIKI Public Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Wednesday June 29 - SCHOOL CONFERENCES (1-6pm) - school closes at 12.30pm, please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at 12.30pm.
  • THURSDAY June 30 - SCHOOL CONFERENCES (3.30-6pm)
  • 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)