19th October 2017

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19 October 2017

Dear Parents
Welcome back to Term 4. A special welcome to Ryan Clearwater, Megan & Liam Sommerfeldt and Jadin & Kyan Thomas. We hope you all enjoy your time at Sacred Heart School.

One of the jungle gym bars was damaged in the holidays, if you have a portable welder and can help  please contact me.

Faith Facts – Pope Francis when speaking to the Church Relations Committee of the United Bible Societies. (5/10/17) said that, “the word of God enlightens, protects, defends, heals and frees, ” Let’s accept Pope Francis’ challenge this term to, “…walk together to spread the word… to pray together, that the Father’s will be done…to work together, that what the Lord has said may be accomplished in us.”

School Production – 6&7 November
The classes are busy preparing for our school production on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th November at Verdon College. We will be spending the Monday at Verdon College practising. Tickets can be purchased from the office from  Monday.

School E-Mails
We are using MailChimp increasingly to send sports notices and general school information. If you have not been receiving the newsletter please check your junk or spam mail. If not there please contact the office so we can check we have your correct details.

Term Events
Some of the upcoming events include:
Tour of Southland visit – 27/10
All Saints Mass – 1/11
School Production – 6&7/11
Year 6 High School visits – 8/11
Convent Cup – 16/11
Mission Fair – 23/11
Boat Safety visit – 28/11
ERO – 4-6/12
Tough Kids – 6/12
House Colour Day / Jump Rope – 8/12
School picnic – 11/12
Year 6 leavers day – 12/12
End of Year assembly – 13/12
End of Year mass – 14/12
End of Term – 15/12

Sports Teams
For a small school we have a large number of children playing in the various sports competitions – touch, miniball, flipperball  and football. This is due mainly on the willingness of our parent community to act as managers, coaches, referrees and drivers. As I watched our teams at touch last night I was very pleased to see the support for our teams, this is duplicated at all such events. One of my beliefs after a long time as a teacher is that team sport is a great learning experience for all children in that it teaches them a number of relationship skills needed in society today.

Costs, which are due at the office now are: Touch $19, Basketball $45, Soccer $45.
We would appreciate prompt payment for these, as the the school have already paid these accounts.

Book Club – Issue  7 closes Thursday 26th October.

Room 1 Class Happenings 

In the holidays I played with lego and I found a boat.  By Noah

In the holidays I went to the duck pond and I saw some ducks.  I went ice-skating with my Mum.  By Kelsy

In the holidays I went ice-skating and I went to the swimming pool.  By Mitchell W

In the holidays I went to the beach and I saw a red shell.  By Corbin

In the holidays I went ice-skating with Mum and Dad.  I was sad because I didn’t get to go to the park. We played at home.  By Abbie

In the holidays I got a lollipop from Queenstown. I went to the zoo and I saw a tiger.  By Ryan

In the holidays I went camping and roasted marshmallows.  Dad and I went surfing in Riverton.  By Levi

In the holidays I went to chipmunks for my birthday.  I felt happy and Charlie the Chipmunk came. I went on a plane all by myself.  By Mitchell J

In the holidays I went on the titanic.  I went ice-skating. I went to the warehouse to buy a nerf gun for Mitchell.  By Christian

In the holidays I went to Mitchell’s birthday and it was lots of fun. I went to Queens park with my family to pass the ball. My brother put a donut in the bin and then he ran off.  By Elise

In the holidays I went to a party and it was fun.  I went to another school for OSCAR and I made lots of friends.  I went to McDonalds with my Mum and my Dad and Caleb.  I was happy, we all loved it.  By Rhea

In the holidays I went to Mitchell’s party and I saw Charlie the Chipmunk, it was fun.  I went on the slide. I went ice-skating.  I went to the warehouse, I got a new Barbie. I went to McDonalds.  By Pippa

In the holidays I went ice-skating with Nana and Mum and Ruby and Molly, it was fun.  We went in the snow globe and saw Mrs Wolf and Holly and Kate.  By Daisy

In the holidays I went to Jolene and Lacey’s house and I had a playdate, it was fun.  I got a new jacket, it is black and grey, it is sparkly.  I went ot McDonalds and I had an ice-cream and a juice and a burger and some chips.  By Macey

In the holidays I went ice-skating, I fell on my bum! I went to the Captain Underpants movie. I went to Mitchell’s party at Chipmunks and I went on the big slide. I went to my Nannies house and I looked after the lambs.   They were called Zoe and Lucy.  I went to the park at my Nannies.  By Lucy

ASB Colour Rush – Sunday 12th November – Fundraiser for the Makarewa School Community Pool
5km Fun Run/Walk @ Teretonga Park. Kids activity zone, food stalls etc. Register now @ www.colourrush.co.nz

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28th September 2017

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28 September 2017

Dear Parents

Faith Facts – Week 10.  What are we on about?  “The Catholic school loses its purpose without constant reference to the Gospel and a frequent encounter with Christ. It derives all the energy necessary for its educational work from Him.” – The Catholic School, 55 (1977)

Welcome to Levi Langford, we hope he enjoys his time at Sacred Heart School. If you know of any prospective enrolments please let me know.

A big thanks to all our families for your support this term, we are looking forward to Term 4 and our school production on the 6th & 7th November. During the 2nd week of the break most of the staff are attending the ULearn conference in Hamilton. After this conference in the last 2 years, staff members have returned motivated to change and Google Classroom and the Discovery programme have been implemented. I am looking forward to see what happens this year.

Finally some positive news around the school upgrade. The architects have carried out site inspections and they expect tenders to be out next term. The hold up is due to the area around the bike shed in regards the wall instability, the raised water pipes and electrical cables. Also they have to allow for the current position of the garage and reading recovery cottage. I will let you know of any further updates.

Thanks to Richard Cook for repairing the loose drain cover at the entrance to the school. This is much appreciated.

School Photos – These were sent home yesterday. Please come in and view the class photos on the notice board in the junior corridor. Each child has an order form to fill out and return to the office by Wednesday 18th October. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.

Class Photos = $18
Individual – a choice of pack 1 = 1 x 6 x 8″ / 20 x 15cm colour print for $12 OR pack 2 = 2 x 6 x 4″ / 10 x 15cm colour prints for $12.

Parent Survey
Thank you to those parents who have completed this survey for the Board of Trustees. We have had a good spread of answers. Here is the link for anyone who wishes to complete it .
https://goo.gl/forms/5Whak30HOCLpHmwT2

Code Club
Would you like to learn how to create animations, websites, video games, and other exciting things?  Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.  Vanessa Stupples will be hosting a code club at Sacred Heart School, after school in Term 4, Tuesdays 3pm-4.15pm for 6 weeks, for children in Year 2-6.  If you are interested please email iltinteract@ascot.school.nz.

DISCO –  Tonight, Thursday 28th September – Gold coin donation entry
There will be chips, drinks and treats available to purchase as well as glow sticks and other cool glow items.

NE – Yr 3 will be from 6pm – 7pm                                                 Yr 4 – 6 will be from 7pm – 8pm

Summer Uniform – Next term the children will go into their summer uniform. A reminder, sunhats are compulsory for Term 4.
Girls
Pinafore
White open necked short sleeved blouse
White socks
Blue V neck jersey
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals

Boys
Light weight grey shorts
Grey open necked short sleeved shirt
Grey socks
Blue v neck jersey
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals

Class Happenings – Room 9
Wow it is hard to believe that it is the end of term 3.
Most of the year 6 students have had conformation of acceptance to their high school for next year, if you have not heard please contact the high school direct.

We have been learning about “Haiku” poems, which are a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

Congratulations to Ruby, Ellie, Holly and Laura who gained “highly recommended” at this years Science and Technology fair. Everyone did an extremely amazing job presenting their boards. You should be very proud of your efforts.

Also to Tim Richardson and Ben Bryan who represented Southland in the Under 12 Waterpolo team in Auckland last weekend. They both played extremely well, with Southland being placed 8th out of 20 teams. A great effort!

LITTLE GARDENS
If you have any spare little gardens Room 9 would love to add to their garden.

We have enjoyed having Mrs Page teaching us for the past few Wednesday’s. The art work that the children have produced are magnificent.

HAIKU

ART

Learn to Swim Lessons – Enrolments are open for Term 4 at the Makarewa school. Enquiries can be directed to: www.h2odreams.co.nz

The Great Little Train Show – Saturday 21 & Sunday 22nd October – Surrey Park – 10am to 4pm – Adults $5, Children $2, Family $10
The Great Little Train Show is our annual chance to share the love for our individual interests and modelling in general with our friends, our families and our community. Its where we encourage other like minded people to consider joining us and its where we help sow the seed with the younger generation that scale modelling can be really rewarding. It is also our major fundraiser for the year where we make enough funds to cover our major accounts and hopefully have enough left over to spend on growing our club, supporting the different club sections and turning club projects into a reality that benefits all members.

Athletic’s Southland Children’s – Have a Go Day!
Come and try your skills on Sunday 15th October @ 1 pm. For more information, contact Phil Hartley 0272415146.

Southland Festival of Running – Sunday 15th October 
Flat courses, 4 distance options, 5km, 10km marathon & half marathon, finish inside the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome. Sign up today at: www.southlandfestivalofrunning.co.nz

Have a safe and happy holiday – School re-opens Monday 16th October 2017

 

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21st September 2017

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Dear Parents

TEACHER ONLY DAY – TOMORROW 22 SEPTEMBER 2017
ALL STAFF ARE ATTENDING A SPECIAL CHARACTER DAY IN ALEXANDRA
THE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED

Faith Facts Week 9  –  On September 21st, the Church celebrate the Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. In 1953, on this feast day, the young Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, experienced God in his life in a “very special and intimate way. He felt his heart touched by the mercy of God.  In memory of this event Francis chose as his episcopal, and later papal motto, the words , “Miserando atque eligendo” from Saint Bede’s homily on the calling of St Matthew.

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Production Update:

We have started practising with a vengeance. The main characters have started learning their lines. Classes have started to talk about their scene including dances. Children have been learning some fabulous songs. You may have heard them humming these at home!

Thank you to the kind parents who have offered to help with costume preparation. Your child’s class teacher will have more information for you. Watch this space and classroom notices for more information.

Five Weeks to go!     

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Congratulations to Case Jordan, the winner of charism award this week. And to all the children who received certificates.

Congratulations to Holly Wolf, Laura McCabe, Ruby Duffy and Ellie McWilliam who were presented with a prize of “Highly Commended” at the recent Science and Technology Fair on Friday night. This year there were a massive 230 projects entered.  Well done to all Room 9 who participated in this event.

DISCO –   Next Thursday 28nd September – Gold coin donation entry
There will be chips, drinks and treats available to purchase as well as glow sticks and other cool glow items.

NE – Yr 3 will be from 6pm – 7pm                                                 Yr 4 – 6 will be from 7pm – 8pm

Lost Hoodie – with the name Sean on the back. Please check your child has brought the correct one home.

Summer Football
Please email Christine if your child is interested in playing summer football in Term 4.  This is played on a Monday between 4 – 6 pm, commencing October 30 ending December 11. The cost is $300 per team, which will be divided by the number of players.  All information can be found on their website: www.southlandfootball.org.nz

Class Happenings – Room 8 has been very busy lately!

We have been working on satistics, writing poems and different STEM challenges with Mrs McKenzie.

We have also been learning the production songs and working hard on our Media Mash projects! Recently we have been looking at how to edit our writing as well as writing similies about Ormie the Pig. Which one of these is your favourite?

Ormie was as fat as a hot air balloon.  Maia

Ormie is as fat as a woolly mammoth.  Ryan

Ormie jumped like a bunny.  Precious

Ormie is as fat as an elephant.  Jestin

The cookies fell from the fridge like rain.  Lily

The cookies smelt like heaven.  Shaun

Toolbox Parenting Groups 
12 years+ Tweens and Teens – Build a great family team and have fun along the way. 6 sessions from 19th October – 23rd November, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at James Hargest Junior College Campus Library. Free to foster carers, whanau caregivers, adopters and grandparents raising grandchildren. Topics covered: atmosphere, boundaries, communication, discipline, self-esteem and future. Check out the noticeboard in the junior corridor or enquiries can be directed to Katrina Ritani, Southland Parenting Place Coordinator 0278417763 or southland@parentingplace.nz

Out of School Art Classes (Yr 1 – 8 pupils)
Enrolments are now being taken for Term 4. For more information, please contact Helen 2177482.

Athletics Southland Children’s – Have a Go Day (5 – 14 yrs) – Sunday 15th October from 1.00 pm @ Surrey Park Track
For more information, please contact Phil 0272415146.

Weetbix Kids Tyathlon – Dunedin Sunday 11th March 2018
Children interested in this event can find more information at: www.try.weetbix.co.nz and on the noticeboard in the junior corridor.

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14th September 2017

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14th September 2017

Dear Parents

Our love and prayers are with Mr Forde and his family this week.

Faith Facts Week 8 – On Friday 15th September it is the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast dates back to the 12th century. The title “Our Lady of Sorrows” focuses on the sorrows of Mary’s life from “Bethlehem to Calvary”, most especially “her intense suffering during the passion and death of Christ.” (Saint John Paul II). Because of this Mary knows our sorrows and our pains too. We honour our Blessed Mother Mary, as a faithful disciple and exemplar of faith.

Production 2017

Dear Parents and supporters of our community.

Our production for this year is “The Ugly Duckling”. Planning has begun for this event to be held in the Verdon College Hall on Monday 6 November 2017 and Tuesday 7 November 2017. More information regarding this will be forwarded as further decisions are made.
Can you help?
Do you have any of the following costumes available: farm animals and Ballet tutu
Are you able to help with wardrobe design and creation?
Please let your child’s classroom teacher know where you can be of assistance.

Please keep an eye out on this newsletter, class emails and information to be up to date with what’s happening.

Many thanks – The Team

Teacher Only Day – Friday 22nd September. The school will be closed for instruction on this day, as the staff are attending  a special character professional development course in Alexandra.

School Disco – Thursday 28th September – More information next week.

End of Term – is Friday 29th September at 2.45 pm.

Room 5 Class Happening
In Room 5 we have started a poetry unit. This week we wrote some couplets. A couplet is a two lined poem. The last two words of each line rhyme.

One Spring day I saw a bee.
It was collecting pollen from a tree. By Ella Nicoll

I tried to bake a cake for my Dad.
But I made a mistake and he was glad. By Ana McWilliam

The floaty kite.
Flew up at a very high height. By Molly Duffy

The tulips that are red.
I love my pretty flower bed. By Isla Baron

The kite was a really pink kite.
And that pink kite goes a really big height. By Maddison May

I saw a giant blossom tree.
I saw a big fat bee. By Leo Aitken

I saw a flower book.
And I said “look look look”. By William Baynes

I played with a green ball.
The next day it had grown small. By Mitchell Armishaw

I saw a hive in a tree.
And I saw the queen bee. By Ethan Ramsay

My friend has a bat that is red.
But when he plays, he thinks he is in bed. By Eifion Dudfield

In my blossom tree.
There is a fat honey bee. By Zoe Williams

I saw a bee.
In my big blossom tree. By Holly Robertson

Baby birds went to fly.
But it was hard for them to try. By Luca Ross

There was a bee.
Up in the tree. By Ollie Duggan

In Spring the sun was so hot.
That the corn popped. By Jacob Ramsay

In my garden is a carrott.
I will give it to my parrott. By Ella Dempster

The flowers were as red.
And as big as my bed. By Albert Cameron

I saw a ball.
But it was small. By Zoe Stockman

A big big bee hit a tree.
A pig went up to the bee. By Case Jordan

Baby birds tried to fly.
But it was so hard to try. By Jesse Van Beek

I saw a ball.
It was too small. By Leo Duggan

I tried to make a cake for my dad.
He was happy and really glad. By Keira Langford

A stag could roar.
But it could not any more. By Lucas Allison

A parrot flew to a stop.
And blew a bubble to pop. By Jackson Hutton

I tried to jump.
But I fell off and went thump. By Noah Walsh Vergeer

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7th September 2017

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7 September 2017

Dear Parents

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of September is for parishes. His prayer is “ That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen. Our school is part of a parish(es) community. Let’s make this our prayer focus for the month too

Welcome to Noah Duggan in Room 1, we hope he enjoys his time at Sacred Heart School. Congratulations to Maddison May with the Charism award and all the children who received certificates this week.

Picking up Children from School
From time to time we have kind-hearted parents offering children rides to and from school. While this is commendable please ensure the child’s parents are aware of this or that you have informed a teacher so they can contact the parents. Please do step-in or contact us if you see a child in a dangerous situation coming or going from school.

Ski Trip
We wish everyone going to ‘The Remarkables’ ski field tomorrow, a fantastic day. The bus will leave school at 5.30 am so please make sure you are at school no later than 5.20 am. The bus will not wait for late arrivers. We will return to school approx 6.30 pm.

Overdue Accounts
I would appreciate parents attending to their accounts please. We are not in a position to carry large amounts of debt.

Sports Fees 
Basketball fees @ $45 and Futsal fees @ $25 are now due at the office.

Code Club
Would you like to learn how to create animations, websites, video games, and other exciting things?  Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.  Vanessa Stupples will be hosting a code club at Sacred Heart School, after school in Term 4, Tuesdays 3pm-4.15pm for 6 weeks, for children in Year 2-6.  If you are interested please email iltinteract@ascot.school.nz.

Summer Football
Please find the link below for information about the Summer Football competition. Note that it is $300 per team and that this will need to be paid prior to registration. Please send entries to me or  Christine:  office@shsinv.school.nz   with your child’s name and what team they will be in.
Summer Football Competition 2017

Room 2 – Class Happenings
We have been writing about our pets. Here are two examples of the super writing the children in Room 2 are producing.

My cats are called Charlie and Rosie. They are cute. We don’t see them. If we see them they’re usually asleep. Rosie is a sweet kind of cat. Her eyes glow in the dark. She is a soft kind of cat. She jumps. Do you want to know why she tries to get away from the dog? She hates the dog. The dog hates cats. She scratches at the dog sometimes. The cat gets scratched by the dog. She sleeps on top of my pillow at night and day. Sometimes its nice. I love it. I love her. She loves me so much too. I think blue’s her favourite colour. I don’t really know now.     Lucas Dawson

My rooster jumped over the fence. We were in the car and we got to the farm and we saw him out of the hen house. When I came back he wasn’t out of the fence. My dog is a devil and runs after sheep. He is a work dog. I like my dog, my chickens and my cat. They are my pets. I have roosters and hens. These are good pets.   I like having my pets. I like to play with my cat and dog. I don’t play with my chickens.   Kees Groot

In Room 2 we have been learning about coding using the Lightbot and Scratch Junior apps. It is wonderful to see the children totally engaged in this work. Below are a few photos showing this.

Garage Sale/Sausage Sizzle – Saturday 9th September – Kakapo Street @ 7.30am
Come along and support Ava (an ex pupil) who is fundraising for her dance trip to Hong Kong next year. There is everything from kids toys, books, fill a bag of clothes/shoes for $5, heaps of household items and much more. Thank you to all the people who have donated goods.

Invercargill South and North Zone Tennis Championships. 
This will be held at the Waihopai Tennis Club on Wednesday 18th October (Postponement date – Thursday 19th October). If you are in Year 5&6, play club tennis and wish to enter this please contact me. 

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31st August 2017

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31 August 2017

Dear Parents

It is Father’s Day this coming Sunday. Joseph, Jesus’ foster father has a special place in the heart of Pope Francis. We can all learn more from Pope Francis’ message to fathers. 

The Pickett family would like to express a massive thank you for all the generous donations given since their house fire. They are overwhelmed with the generosity shown by the Sacred Heart community.

Confirmation and First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the children who celebrated their Confirmation and received their First Holy Communion on Sunday. Many thanks to Mrs Russell and Fr. Tony who prepared the children. Thank you to the following families for helping on the day: O’Donnell, Wolf, Smith, Buxton. This was much appreciated. A special thank you to the O’Donnell family for organising this amazing cake.

Polyfest
Congratulations to all the children who were involved with Polyfest 2017. A huge thanks to Mrs Ultee, Miss Wiseman and Matua Marcus for all their hard work preparing the children.

Overdue Accounts
Thank you to the parents/caregivers who have settled their accounts. We still have $2290 overdue and would appreciate your immediate attention with this matter.

Code Club
Would you like to learn how to create animations, websites, video games, and other exciting things?  Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.  Vanessa Stupples will be hosting a code club at Sacred Heart School, after school in Term 4, Tuesdays 3pm-4.15pm for 6 weeks, for children in Year 2-6.  If you are interested please email iltinteract@ascot.school.nz.

Car Park
A reminder to keep speed down in the carpark before and after school.

Ski Trip
The children received their ski information notice yesterday. A google form link has been sent to all families requesting information from all skiiers. Please complete the page and submit. This needs to be completed asap. Payment must be in by this Wednesday 7th September.

Summer Football
Please find the link below for information about the Summer Football competition. Note that it is $300 per team and that this will need to be paid prior to registration. Please send entries to me or  Christine:  office@shsinv.school.nz   with your child’s name and what team they will be in.
Summer Football Competition 2017

Bike / Scooter Use
It is good to see the increase in children bringing scooters and bikes to school. Please discuss with your child your family rules regarding sharing / using others bikes.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 6 closes on Wednesday 6th September.

Simply Special, Shop 14, Cambridge Arcade – Christmas Layby Evening
Come along tomorrow night from 5 – 7.30 pm and enjoy some drinks and nibbles while you look around our lovely treats and treasures for Christmas.

Room 1 Class Happenings
In Room 1 we have been taking about how our Dad’s are so special to us and this is what we think we know about them.

Dad by Kelsy
My Dad’s name is Teraki
He is 29 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are blue
His favourite food are veggies
His job is to cut wood
My dad is special because he plays games with me.

Dad by Rhea
My Dad’s name is Lokeni
He is 23 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is KFC
His job is at the milk factory
My dad is special because he helps me with everything.

Dad by Corbin
My Dad’s name is Matt
He is 70 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are blue
His favourite food is broccoli
His job is at the tuck shop
My dad is special because he plays lego with me.

Dad by Abbie
My Dad’s name is Wayne
He is 49 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are black
His favourite food is building
His job is tin Oamaru
My dad is special because he gives me lots of piggy back rides.

Dad by Elise
My Dad’s name is Thomas
He is 90 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food are cupcakes
His job is in Oamaru
My dad is special because he is nice to me.

Dad by Lucy
My Dad’s name is Daryl
He is 39 years old
He has white hair
His eyes are green
His favourite food is chocolate
His job is getting baddies
My dad is special because he cuddles me.

Dad by Daisy
My Dad’s name is Jono
He is 41 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are green
His favourite food is tea
His job is a fireman
My dad is special because I love him.

Dad by Pippa
My Dad’s name is Brett
He is 33 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are blue
His favourite food is chocolate
His job is in an office
My dad is special because he loves me.

Dad by Christian
My Dad’s name is Callum
He is 29 years old
He has grey hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food are schnitzel
His job is at Mainland minerals
My dad is special because he gives me hugs at bedtime

Dad by Macey
My Dad’s name is Michael
He is 27 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is chocolate
His job is at South Roads
My dad is special because he gives me the best kisses and cuddles ever.

Dad by Mitchell W-G
My Dad’s name is Matt
He is 70 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is popcorn
His job is an artist
My dad is special because he is so funny.

Dad by Mitchell J
My Dad’s name is Carl
He is 88 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is salad
His job is a worker
My dad is special because he plays video games with me.

 

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24th August 2017

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24 August 2017

Dear Parents

Our thoughts and prayers have been with the Pickett family this week. Thank you for the generosity and support you have shown them at this time. It has been much appreciated.

I received a call from the architects designing our new school yesterday, we look forward to seeing  the final plans when they arrive.

Good luck to our kapahaka group at the polyfest tomorrow and to the children receiving the sacraments of the Eucharist  and Confirmation on Sunday.

First Holy Communion
All families are invited to Mass this Sunday August 27th, at 10.30am to celebrate children being Confirmed and celebrating their First Holy Communion.
Congratulations to Maia Pickett, Kate Oosterbroek, Kate Lindsay, Peyton Hickey, Pippa Humm, Zoe Williams, Roland Cameron, Jack Dennis and Jack Dillinger.

Also congratulations to those children who were baptised yesterday:Maia, Charlotte, Natasha & Conor Pickett, Kate Oosterbroek, Zoe & Lucy Williams, Sean Hartstonge and Jack Dillinger

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Only Day
There will be a Teacher Only Day on Friday 22nd September 2017. The school will be closed on this day.

Overdue Accounts
Thank you to the parents/caregivers who have settled their accounts. We still have $2490 overdue and would appreciate your immediate attention with this matter.

Ski Trip
The bus is now full for our ski trip on Friday 8th September. The final cost has been calculated at $100 for children and $130 for adults. Unfortunately we are not in a position to subsidise the parents anymore than this. The actual cost for parents to attend is $107 for a lift pass and $43 for boots/poles hire. If parents are wanting a lesson, they will be charged an additional $63. A discount has already been deducted from these prices. Each person then pays $30 for their seat on the bus. These calculations are based on the bus being full, so we don’t want any cancellations. All children will be given an information sheet next week, with a link for parents to fill in their child’s details. This is an optional activity so all costs must be paid by Wednesday 6th September.

School Photos 
School photos will be taken this Monday 28th August. Please make sure your child is in correct winter uniform with all hair tied back, and definitely NO sports shoes.
If you require a family photo, these will be taken from 8.30 am.

Touch Notices
Please get those Touch forms returned to school tomorrow.

Basketball 
5 teams have been entered: 2 x Yr 5/6 boys, 1 x Yr 5/6 girls, 1 x Yr 3/4 girls, 1 x Yr 3/4 mixed. An email has been sent home to all the registered players with details about the teams and when the games begin.

BNZ Closed for Good Day
Many thanks to Sue Downing and Gareth Lawson who came to Sacred Heart School yesterday for the BNZ work day. They kindly tidied up our gardens then distributed new bark chips. We were thrilled with the result.

Concrete Statuary – We have a selection of concrete statuary in Room 7. Anyone interested in these, are most welcome to help themselves.

Class Happenings – Room 9
Wow, time is flying – it is hard to believe that we are half way through the term already. Most of the year 6 children have been visiting all the High Schools and making the tough discussion on what school to choose for next year. Please remember that most schools require the enrolment forms in by the end of the month.

Last week the children finished their speeches. I was very impressed with the quality of delivery. A big congratulations to Ellie and Jacob who represented our school during the inter-school competition.

We are busy finishing our science projects, getting ready to present them for the Southland Science and Technology Fair, which will be held at the Working Men’s Club on the 12th September.

Good luck to all the children that are participating in the Polyfest Festival tomorrow at the Stadium.

Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this weeks assembly. Also to Anya Phillips who got the charism award.

Pita Pit – get online and register for Pita Pit: www.lunchonline.co.nz   –   Monday 4th September Pita Pit’s will only be $3.

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