OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL T3 W7

TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA

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

Nai mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 7 - welcome to the gorgeous season of Spring - although it does not feel like it today!!! It has certainly been lovely to have our children/tamariki outside at break times. The term is certainly moving quickly for us here. This week there is a big focus on SOCIAL JUSTICE as part of the CARITAS SOCIAL JUSTICE week. We have provided the link below for you to share with your family/whanau. We are proud that our children have naturally linked this to our Mercy values and know that we are the voice, hands, heart of Jesus in our community.


FUNDRAISING #2

Thank you again for your support with our first fundraising event the Fertiliser Drive.

We are now fully into the Pie Drive and we have had wonderful support so far - hopefully you have received an order form as these went home last week.


We have a long list of things we would like to do in the school - another swing in the playground, another basketball hoop, sports uniforms and jackets... the more we make the more we can do for our school.


JUNIOR HUB EVENING FOR ROOMS 1,2,3 on Wednesday 14th September from 5.30-6.30pm.

  • We will begin with Karakia/welcome/ students sing a waiata
  • You will then have 10-15 minutes to look around the around classroom with your child sharing their learning on walls and in books.
  • Mrs Cheetham to discuss our junior programme - this is what it looks like, what we are doing for the rest of the term, how we plan.
  • Miss Smith to speak about our HERO management system and how it works for staff, setting student goals and updating progress on these goals, how parents can access this, and how they can communicate with school.
  • Mrs O'Connor to talk about Health Curriculum Statement. Every two years we are required to check in with our school community to share what we are doing. Approval has been sought and given by the Board of Trustees as required before we begin teaching these programmes. We will share what is planned.
  • Question time
  • Any parents who need help with setting up HERO we can assist you after the meeting.


The Middle and Senior Hub will host their evenings later in the term.


THIS WEEK

Monday - Mrs Pedley took the staff through a session on the new RE Curriculum which we will be gently journeying into next year.

Tuesday - Kelly Sports working with our Middle and Senior children supporting them with Wellbeing activities. We have Ruth Price working with our teachers to support us in strengthening our Reading strategies and understanding.

Wednesday - We have an Induction evening for our new board members so that they can grow in the knowledge and understanding of their Governance role.

Thursday - Auditions for the OLOL Has Talent evening that is coming up in two weeks time.


Breakfast club is thriving with children/tamariki enjoying this healthy breakfast of Weetbix and milk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Abundant blessings to you all

The OLOL Team

SCHOOL PHOTO ORDER FORM ENVELOPES OUT TODAY

Every child today will be bringing home their School Photo Order Form envelopes from Brendan Lodge Photography.


If you would like to order a class, individual or family pack photo please complete the order form with the cash or direct credit payment (bank account details on the envelope) and return to school by MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER.


Please note a seperate envelope is required for each child's photo order.

Morning Prayer 1: These Hands by Andrew Chinn

CARITAS APPEAL

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Wellington Catholic Social Services are accepting donations to support the victims and communities impacted by the recent floods and slips in Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman regions. Donations made to Catholic Social Services will be combined with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and sent to the mayoral funds across the affected regions.


To donate to Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand – online through their Emergency Fund: www.caritas.org.nz/donate-online or via Caritas bank account: 03-0518-0211216-00. For a receipt call (04) 4961742.


To donate to Wellington Catholic Social Services – online using their Donation page:

https://wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz/donate?src=nav

or via CSS bank account: 02-0560-0213864-00. For a receipt call 04 3858642

Please include your first and last name as reference and insert ‘Floods’ as the code.

OLOL HAS TALENT AND WELLBEING EVENING: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th at 6pm - 7.30pm

Below is a draft order of events for this exciting evening - we hope you have it booked in your calendar. We will begin at 6pm so make sure you have an early, easy tea.


Welcome, Karakia, health and safety in the events of an emergency

* Opening Act - Kapahaka

* Junior Hub Performance Rooms 1,2,3

* Whanau Wellbeing Question #1

* OLOL’s Got Talent performers

* Whanau Wellbeing Question #2

* OLOL’s Got Talent performers

* Middle Hub Performance Rooms 4,5

* OLOL’s Got Talent performers

* Whanau Wellbeing Question #3

* OLOL’s Got Talent performers

*Senior Hub performance Rooms 6,8

* Wellbeing Kete Winners drawn

* OLOL’s Got Talent winner announced


We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event.

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

FUNDRAISER #2 PIE ORDERS

We are now moving on to our second Fundraiser event. The eldest child in every family has bought home an order form.

Please enclose the correct total of money owed when handing in your order by MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th. The delivery date of the pies to school is the 29th of SEPTEMBER 2022.


We ask that families collect the money for their orders and then bring the completed order form and money to the school office by the due date - September 19th

Big picture

Attendance Dues Information

Attendance Dues Information – September 2022

v Thank you to all families who have made payment or made contact and organised payment arrangements for Attendance Dues this year.

v The 4th and final statement for Attendance Dues 2022 and any arrears for this year and previous years will be emailed or posted by the end of this week. Emails will be sent from Diocese of Palmerston North Attendance Dues Team dues@pndiocese.org.nz and may appear in your junk/spam folder.

v One-off payments by credit card or debit card (Visa or Mastercard only) can be made using our website: www.pndiocese.org.nz/education/dues.

v The due date for payment is on 30th September 2022 unless payment arrangement is in place.

v We are happy to advise payment options that will help your family to pay your Attendance Dues. Please contact the Dues team before 30th September 2022 to discuss this with you.

Our contact details are as follows:

0800 200 208; or

dues@pndiocese.org.nz

Big picture
Big picture

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.
Big picture

TERM 3 UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday September 5 - SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK

Thursday September 8 - OLOL HAS TALENT auditions

Wednesday September 14 - Te Awhina (Senior Hub) stream clean up - Takaro Park

Thursday September 15 - Books in schools tour visit for Rooms 4,5,6,8

Monday September 19 - Year 6 overnight stay at Forest Lakes, last day for Pie order forms & money

Tuesday September 20 - Year 6's return from Forest Lakes

Tuesday September 27 - OLOL HAS TALENT/WHANAU HUI EVENING, every child will have an opportunity to perform

Thursday September 29 - SCHOOL PHOTOS, Pie Order delivery day

Friday September 30 - LAST DAY OF TERM 3

Big picture

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 @12.30pm(to be confirmed)


TERM 1 DATES 2023

Term 1 begins - January 31st.