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.
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
CATHOLIC CHARACTER - LITURGY for this week
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.
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Our Lady of Lourdes
T 06 357 2891 | 021 229 5753
FROM THE BOARD
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
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
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 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)