Our Lady of Lourdes School T2:W9

Newsletter: 29 June 2021

HELLO, NAU MAI, HAERE MAI...WELCOME TO WEEK 9

We hope the week is going well for you. Yesterday we had the first of our Three Way Conferences with our family/whanau. We truly appreciate all that you do for your child and our school/kura.


*A REMINDER - WEDNESDAY 30th JUNE SCHOOL CLOSES at 1pm. We ask that all children are picked up as we have our Three Way Conferences on. We thank you for your support with the earlier closure of the school.


MATARIKI THIS FRIDAY

MUFTI DAY for the children - (please wear warm clothes / gold coin donation to support the costs of the day)

6.45am - Star gazing for those who are early

7am - Liturgy - meeting by the steps of the church

7.30am - Star gazing, colouring in

7.45 - 8.15am - Kai in the foyer

8.30am - In the classrooms - normal classroom activity: building relationships

9am - Class time - half hour to be in the room: Discovery, Class time, Culture Group

9.30am - Kapa Haka


MATARIKI ACTIVITIES FOR THE DAY

Activities for the juniors: Paper Weaving, Lantern making, Matariki kites

ACT 1: Making Poi - Room 6/7 (2 sessions)

ACT 2: Making Rakau - and then learning activities and songs

ACT 3: Weaving - hoping to make flax cross, flowers

11.15-11.45 Morning tea break

12pm: Hall - Pois, Rakau demonstration, Whanau House competition (Matariki dance)

1.15-1.55pm - Lunchtime

1.55pm: Normal afternoon in classrooms


  • There is the option of picking up your child early if they arrived early. School will remain open until 3pm for those who choose not to pick up their child early.


HELPERS NEEDED - Thank you to those who have offered to help on the day. We gratefully accept your help and will use your gifts and talents throughout the time you are available. We will need help with the breakfast and then the activities we have planned throughout the day. You can work with your child in their classrooms as many hands will be greatly appreciated.


If you have any unwanted magazines at home would we be able to have them to make our rakau sticks for the children.


NOTICE: St Peters College

Year 6 senior students will be receiving an enrolment pack in the post before the end of this Term. Please use these forms rather than downloading off the website so St Peters can keep a track of students who have enrolled from their feeder Catholic Schools.

CATHOLIC CHARACTER

It was very special to have our children SERVE our school last Sunday at mass. We thank these amazing children of God and their family/whanau who supported them. Ms Brown this week has shared the Parable of the Sower with a link to the season of Marariki.

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Uniform Responses

Thank you for your responses. We have had children also add their responses as well. We are currently having difficulty sourcing our uniform and the Board is looking at our options. This is one part of that. We will keep you in touch as we move forward.

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.

We have two phone lists (approx. 18-20 people to call per list) that have yet to be allocated to someone - if you are able to help please contact the school office.

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 AWARDS FOR THE WEEK

RUMA TAHI/ ONE: MRS O'CONNOR

Jayson for showing his Mercy value of Compassion when he lets others go first during games and play

RUMA RUA/ TWO: MS BROWN

Vicky for showing the Mercy value of compassion when she is a good friend to her classmates

RUMA TORU/ THREE: MRS PEDLEY

Malakai for demonstrating the Mercy Value of Respect when learning how to use Poi and Te Rakau sticks games.

RUMA ONO/ SIX: MRS O'CALLAGHAN

Skyler for her Mercy Value of Service when she cares for the classroom and playground.

RUMA WHITU/ SEVEN: MRS MOOR

Sadella for her Mercy Value of Respect in the way she speaks to and treats all members of our school community.

RUMA WARU/ EIGHT: MR ANDERSON

Jayde for always demonstrating the Mercy Value of Respect through always listening and being ready to learn.

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MERCY HOUSE POINTS FOR THE WEEK

  • POMPELLIER: 472
  • McAULEY: 280
  • ONGLEY: 161
  • BERNADETTE: 432
  • VINCENT: 288
  • FRANCIS: 213

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

    • 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 - from 6.45am with star gazing, liturgy at 7am - wear mufti and a gold coin donation
    • 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 (apologies for the incorrect date last week)
    • July 28: GRANDPARENTS MASS AND MORNING TEA
    • July 30: Year 6's to St Peters College
    • August 7: FERTILISER DRIVE
    • Sept 20: Catholic Schools Day
    • Sept 23: Whananautanga/Interschool Kapa Haka - Taihape Townhall