OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL
TE KURA O TO MATOU WAHINE O RUATA
TERM ONE: WEEK 6 NEWSLETTER 2023
Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Week 6 - Blessings and thanks to you after a very busy few days last week.
WELCOME to MOLLY and OLIVIA - it is so lovely to have you both join us - many school blessings to you and your families/whanau. We are thrilled you have joined our school family.
Thank you for your support with our Black and White day for our friends in the Hawkes Bay. We raised over $250 which was just amazing. This will be used to help families in need.
Next Thursday March 16th - this may be a possible strike day for Primary teachers. As soon as we know we will let our school community know as the school will be closed for the day.
MAJOR FUNDRAISING EFFORT FOR TERM ONE FOR THE REBUILDING OF OUR SENIOR PLAYGROUND
- #1COOKIE TIME: Yippee - we raised over $2000 for our senior playground - we are now up $6000 in our total. We have two more fundraising efforts going forward.
- #2 DOUGHBOYS PIE ORDERS - These pies are delicious and a quick meal when life is busy. Your child bought home a form last week. Last year we raised over $6000 from this so please support this wonderful effort. We ask if you have any spare paper/fabric bags to pack our pie orders in can you please drop them in the office. If you are able to help pack orders on the day - ...... please also let the office know. Last year many hands made this go well.
- #3 EGGS - The Egg Project - We are so very fortunate to now be part of this wonderful project. Thank you to Mrs Moor for helping with this. Below is an advert - you go online to www.theeggproject.co.nz, unique code is: SCH-020 and place your order before Tuesday night next week and these are delivered to school on Thursday afternoon where you can collect them from the school office. We receive $1 for every dozen that is sold. This will run weekly over the coming terms.
HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME
Thank you to those parents and family who have asked how they can help their child at home with their learning. Each teacher may do things differently as there are different expectations at each learning stage.
In the Juniors - daily reading helps them, use the readers or Poetry book that may come home. Let them read to you, you read to them or you can read together. 10 minutes every night makes a difference.
In the middle and senior end, children have library books they bring home for reading. We also place tasks on Seesaw, there is also Stepsweb, for Maths there is Mathletics (for use in the middle and senior school). Additional work may be set as well.
Some of the best learning is when they participate in team sports and participate in family time. You are all amazing and we thank you for all do making a difference in your child's life.
A REQUEST - PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF:
- You are dropping off a child after 9am so they can sign in and be marked present on the roll
- You are picking up your child during school hours for an appointment or early pick up (please do not go into classrooms during the school day). This is for the safety of all as we need to know who is in the school and where our children are. Thank you for your support with this.
Abundant blessings to you all for the term ahead.
The OLOL Team
CATHOLIC FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK'S LITURGY - Thank you Mrs Pedley
OUR WEEKLY MERCY CLASS AWARDS
Room 1: Maxwell - For showing RESPECT by always doing the right thing and using his beautiful manners. You are such a role model in our class. It is great to see your confidence growing each day
Room 3: Arianna is always responsible for her own actions and shows kindness, manners and RESPECT in all that she says and does. What an amazing role model Arianna, keep up the fabulous work!
Room 4: Daniel P - For showing EXCELLENCE in his work and making a great start to the year
Room 5: Skyla F - For showing SERVICE in our classroom, by making sure her classroom job gets done without being asked
Room 6: Max W - For showing EXCELLENCE in all he says and does, A true role model
Room 8: Jeffrey - For showing EXCELLENCE - always striving to do his best.
THE EGG PROJECT - AN ONGOING FUNDRAISER FOR OUR SCHOOL
# 2 - DOUGHBOYS PIE FUNDRAISING
The delivery date for the pies is FRIDAY MARCH 24th. We ask that these be collected at the end of the school day as we do not have the facilities to keep the pie's refridgerated.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
SPONSORSHIP for our Senior Playground
28 February 2023
We would like to ask if you/your company would be able to support and sponsor Our Lady of Lourdes primary school in rebuilding our ‘Senior Playground.’ Our Lady of Lourdes is a primary Catholic school just off Pioneer Highway on Shamrock Street. We currently have 130 amazing children/tamariki aged from 5-10 years of age. We endeavour to provide a safe environment for children/ tamariki inside and outside the classroom that allows them to learn more about the Gospel values and those of the Mercy sisters, to develop new skills in a range of areas, being able to work independently and in teams, and to make a difference in our community through using kind hands, heart and voice.
At the start of this school year we had to close our much loved Senior Playground as it was no longer safe to use. Although we are a school, repairs to our playground equipment can not be sourced through ministry funding and relies on local fundraising, which we are busily undertaking at school.
We are asking local businesses/organisations/individuals to help us fund the repairs we need to complete this. We are looking for people that would be willing to invest in the repairs to the playground. Our school needs to fundraise an additional $6,000 - $10,000 before April for the repairs to take place and for our children to get their much loved and missed playground back in use.
In return for your sponsorship, we would display your company logo at the front of our school, on our website, a playground sponsors gallery on Facebook and school newsletter for the next two years. If you are an individual, we will have your name visible on our sponsor's board inside the school entrance. If your preference is to remain anonymous we are happy to accommodate that.
If you have any further questions or would like to make contact to discuss further , please feel free to email our school principal, Caroline Gilligan at: email@example.com or phone during school hours on 06 3589727 or our Board Presiding member, Maria Amey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for your time in reading this, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Catholic Dates - Sacrament Programme
TERM DATES 2023
TERM 1 DATES 2023 - Tuesday January 31st - Thursday 6 April (Easter)
Monday/Tuesday 6th/7th - Food for Thought for the Senior rooms
Wednesday 8th March - Year 3 & 4 Tabloids hosted by St James - Children to be at school by 8.50am. The bus will leave at 9am - return 12.45pm. Please feel free to meet us at St James for a morning of activities from 9.30-12.30pm. Please make sure your child has their sunhat, sun screen on, a named drink bottle full of water and their lunchbox.
Monday March 13th - PIE ORDERS and MONEY DUE TODAY
Tuesday March 14th - St Johns sessions for our senior classrooms
Thursday March 16th - "possible" strike day school will be closed - to be confirmed
Friday March 24th - PIE ORDERS DELIVERED to school
Monday April 2nd - HOLY WEEK Activities begins
Thursday April 6th - Holy Thursday / Last day of Term 1
OTHER COMBINED CATHOLIC SCHOOLS DATES
Year 5/6 RIPPA RUGBY and NETBALL Tournament @ St Mary's Wednesday, August 16th. (postponement day - August 23rd)
SCRIPTURE READING COMPETITION
June 6th @ 6pm at St Mary’s Yr 5/6
TERM DATES 2023
Term 1 - January 31st - 6th April
Term 2 - April 24th (Teacher Only day), 25th ANZAC day - Term 2 begins-April 26th-June 30th
Term 3 - 17 July - 22 September
Term 4 - 9 October - December 14 (to be confirmed)