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12th December 2018

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12/12/2019

Dear Parents
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. School closes at 12.30pm tomorrow and opens on Tuesday 29/1. Reports have been sent home today with all children. Our end of year mass starts at 5.45pm with carols then mass. Can all children meet in the foyer at 5.30 in their correct school uniform.

This will be the last newsletter of the year and I wish to thank all our parent community for their help and support throughout the year. A special thanks to the Board of Trustees for your governance role and a huge thank you to the PTA for your on-going support this year and for organising an excellent fair last month
Congratulations to our Year 6 children who leave us for the next steps in their educational journey. We thank you all for your leadership this year and wish you all the best next year.
We would like to also acknowledge several families who will be leaving us next week after a long association with the school: Turnhouts, Pages, Hollands, Adams, Murrays, Hogans, Hawkes, O’Donnells, Smiths and Deverys. We thank you for your support throughout your child’s education.
We farewell Mrs Buchanan and thank her for her commitment to the children in Room 1 this year.

Slip’n’Slide
Weather dependent this will happen tomorrow morning at about 10.30am (when the fire brigade gets here) Can children come with their swimming togs already under their sports uniform and bring towels and a bag for their clothes. If you are available to help with supervision / changing please come down as the more helpers the better.

Year 6 Graduation
Thank you to Mrs Williams and the Year 6 children for the graduation ceremony last night. We wish our Year 6 children all the best as they move into the next stage of their education and look forward to hearing of their successes as they progress through their respective High Schools.
Trophy recipients were:
Cairns Sports Cup – boys – Charlie Baynes
Cairns Sports Cup – girls – Briarlee Devery
Joyce Sheehan Art Cup – Fiah Adams
Jo Rabbitt General Excellence Cup – Ruby Duffy
Sacred Heart School Academic Cup – Liam Rippingale / Charlie Baynes
Bishop Campbell Special Character Cup – Fabian O’Donnell / Jack Smith

Final assembly Certificates
Room 1 – Charism – Jordis Murray, Effort – Cookie Le  , Fair Play – Dean Lindsay
Room 2 – Charism – Pippa Hamilton, Effort – Levi Langford, Fair Play – Daisy Duffy
Room 3 – Charism – Maddison May, Effort – Nadia Hutton, Fair Play – Leo Aitken
Room 8 – Charism – Precious Enriques, Effort – Leo Duggan, Fair Play – Molly Duffy
Room 9 – Effort – Kate Lindsay, Fair Play – Pippa Humm
Choir – Ruby Duffy & Jack Smith
Kapahaka – Fiah Adams & Rohan Murray

Free Haircuts for Those in Need – Mark Your Calendar Now!!!
Event #7 Sunday February 10th 2019, 1 – 4pm at Aurora College. Enquiries to 0275333600.

Pictures and Park
A big thanks to the PTA for sponsoring our viewing of the Grinch last week and ice-blocks at Anderson’s Park afterwards. Due to mixed messages from the cinema the pop corn did not happen in this instance, but Maria and Shane O’Donnell donated to St Vincent de Paul on our behalf which is a very worthy gesture at this time of the year and much needed by families. Also thanks for the ice-blocks today at our final assembly.

Journal for Kids
This Is Me Journal For Kids  designed by Mums with Activities, Recipes,  Jokes and loads more in it.  To view or order please go to www.thisismejournal.co.nz or on face book – This Is Me Journal For Kids.  $20.00 each and all proceeds go to help Myross Bush School.

Faith Facts

Week 9: 10-14 December Second week of Advent: Peace

The Jessie Tree
A popular tradition during the Advent Season is the Jesse Tree. This tree, named for the father of David, is one that is decorated throughout the Advent Season with symbols of biblical people that are historically associated with or came before, the birth of Jesus Christ. This can include people such as Abraham, Noah, and Moses, as well as Mary and Joseph. By decorating this tree, children can be reminded of historical biblical figures and can also be taught about the preparatory nature of the Advent Season.

Week 10: December 17- 20 Third week of Advent: Joy
The Third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday, calls for the lighting of the first two candles, as well as the third candle of the Advent Wreath. The candle is known as Joy. On this day, rose-coloured vestments are usually worn and the Bible passages read all relate to St. John the Baptist.

Happy Holidays and Blessed and joy filled Christmas season.

Congratulations to Ella Dempster who received the Charism Award last week and all the children who received certificates.

Room 1 Class Happenings 

Wow, what a busy week Room 1 have had. On Monday our Room 9 buddies came and played some really fun games with us and Room 2.

We played with the parachute and some team games.
 
Then on Tuesday Room 1 had a great day  dressing up and having a shared lunch with some of our Mums, Dads, Uncles, Friends.
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29th November 2018

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29/11/2018

Dear Parents

School Fair
Congratulations to everybody for making the school fair such a success on Sunday. We will have a final figure once all the accounts are paid. A big thanks to the organising committee for all your hard work and to all the parent and student volunteers working on the day.
A special thanks to Emma Jarman from the Verdon College music department and to all our ex-pupils who willingly gave up their time to help us. It is much appreciated. Below are a list of our business sponsors, can you please support them:
Stabicraft    Bob Christie Ltd     Snap-on Tools      Advance Agriculture      Bavarian Motels      K9 Essentials     Accelerate Physio      PGG Wrightsons
Alliance Group       Anytime Fitness    AWL Invercargill      East Road Pets    ECO Store       Facemakers    Bronze Connection    Collingwood Food Centre     Blue Sky Meats
Countdown Waikiwi      Glowing Sky  McNeil Drilling     Guthrie Bowron    H&J Smiths    Waikiwi Tavern    Isla Bank Butchery  Les Shiek    Lumsden Four Square
Murphy’s Dairy   Number Works & Words     McKnight & Brown    Purrfect Massage    Prime Range Meats     Turners Cars   Petsmart    Rock Gas   Bidfoods
Jump ‘n’ Fun Trampoline Park     Simply Special    Southern Seafood     Splash Palace     Fly and Spider Control   Mainfreight     Talleys   Vivo Hair Salon    Lone Star
Waikiwi Vets      Kennedy School of Music         ANZ Bank          Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park           Gem’s Event Planning and Hires   Westpac

Also to: NZ Police     NZ Fire Service     Steel Players     O’Donnell Family     Langford Family     Taula Family      Blight-Cranston Family   Hamilton Family  Hillman Family  Aaron Horrell     Dot Muir        Pam Potter     Jeremy Winter   Lindsay Family    Oosterbroek Family  Ange Gillespie     Leanne Liggett     Annemarie Wezenbeek    Daniel Pinn
If we have missed anybody off this list, I apologize and please let me know so we can add you to our list.

Movie Day
Next Wednesday 5/12, all the children will be going to Readings Cinema to watch ‘The Grinch’ thanks to the PTA. Afterward we will go to Anderson’s Park for lunch then walk back to school. Children will need to wear their sports uniform, have their sun hats, a packed lunch, a drink bottle and a hi-vis vest if they have one.
If you wish to join us at the park (approx 12.30 – 12.45pm) please let your child’s teacher know.
If you have concerns about your child going to the movies, due to noise etc please contact me.

PTA Xmas Party
A reminder this is tomorrow night at the Garrison Army Bar – Fox Street @ 7pm. Please let Lina Langford know if you are coming @ 0274454621

Choir
We have been asked if our choir would like to participate in a carols evening at St Stephens, Waikiwi on Sunday 9/12 @ 7pm. So far we have 5 interested children. If your child is in Rooms 3, 8 or 9 and is available, please contact me.

School Accounts
We expect all overdue accounts to be settled tomorrow please.

Faith Facts
Week 7: November 26 – 30 Advent
30th St Andrew – This Sunday 2nd December will be the first Sunday of Advent. We will see the colours in the Church from mainly Green to Violet or Purple. Violet or Purple is the colour of Advent and Lent.

We can think of the colour of Advent to be a more of a rose-purple, like the sky just before sunrise. This is the time of year when the Church waits in joyful hope to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the light of the world.

    

Week 8: Advent  3 – 7 December –  First week of Advent: Hope – The Advent Wreath
Advent Wreaths are often found not only in people’s homes but also in the church. This circular evergreen wreath usually contains 4 candles (and sometimes 5 candles) and each of these candles represents one of the Sundays of Advent. Families who have this wreath in the home will light the candles on each Sunday and say prayers together. It is believed that this tradition goes back to Lutherans in Germany during the 16th century. Sometimes this wreath is known as an Advent Crown.

Congratulations to Dean Lindsay and Bella Rose Horrell who received the Charism Awards for week’s 6 & 7, and to all the children who received certificates.

End of Year Mass & Last Day
Our end of year Mass will be on Wednesday 12/12 staring at 5.45pm with carols and Mass at 6pm. School closes for the year on Thursday 13/12 @ 12.30 and re-opens on Tuesday 29/1/19.

Class Happenings Room 9 – On Tuesday, Room 9 spent the afternoon with Room 1 sharing our coding knowledge, knowing that when we give a set of instructions the animation character will follow exactly what we say.  We had so much fun sharing our coding skills with the juniors that we are planning on having some shared activities together. If you would like to have a go, visit http://partners.disney.com/hour-of-code

     

From Keira – It’s a massive opportunity getting to perform for a professional ballet company like The Russian Ballet and luckily for me I’ve had that opportunity twice now. All the practices were really boring but in the end it was worth it.  I got to perform in the first act called “Auroras Wedding”, as a little child.

From Fiah – Hello everyone. Last weekend I went to the C.M.D.A’s— Country Music Dunedin Awards. I auditioned for three sections; vocal solo, country rock and gospel.
I was very successful in vocal solo and country rock. I had so much fun making new friendships and performing at the finals in front of everyone especially my Dad. He is so awesome and always comes to my competitions even with a moon boot. I ended up winning junior vocal solo, country rock then JUNIOR OVERALL WINNER.
It was such a cool moment and I would like to thank all my family for the support. I couldn’t have done it without you!  

Tyler Veint received an award from St John’s Ambulance and ASB Bank for his actions in calling 111 and assisting when his little brother was choking. This is only the 2nd award to be given out in New Zealand and we are very proud of Tyler.

From Tyler – About 3 weeks ago I was playing on my Xbox then my Poppa yelled “Tyler!”
I yelled back at him, “what?”. He said “your mum is here”.  I stayed in my room on my Xbox. My Mum came in to my room to check on me I said “hi mum” she said “hi” back, then she heard weird noises in the hallway. She looked out and there was Charlie at the end of the hallway coughing.  She walked over to him saying “are you ok Charlie?”. He didn’t say anything.  Mum took him to the toilet thinking that he was going to vomit, she said that she could feel it coming up but it did not come out.  I stayed in my room thinking that he was going to vomit. I hate the look of vomit so I stayed in my room playing on my Xbox.  My Mum said “call an ambulance”.  I was like “what?”. I got the phone and said “who do I call” and then mum said “call 111”, so I did.  I was very scared to call 111 for the first time.  I called them and they said “what do you need”.  I said “I need an ambulance” and other details that I am not going to put in this. I gave the phone to mum and went outside, so when the ambulance got here I could show which house. I got outside I was freezing but Charlie needed help so I stayed outside. The ambulance came, I waved my arms up in the air they got up the driveway. The ambulance officers came out with  some box thing that can check your blood pressure. They got in the house and with the thing that checks your blood pressure.  They tried to put it on Charlie’s finger but he pulled his finger away so they gave him a toy lion to stay still (it worked) then they got it on his finger then they did it on Charlie’s ear. He didn’t want them to so they did it on the toy lion, then they did it on Charlie. He was ok with it then they said the thing he was choking on will dissolve, then they left.

On Monday 26 of November 2018 at Sacred Heart School, near end of the day we had to go to the hall for Assembly.  I thought that it was going to be a normal assembly, (but I was wrong). Everything was going normal then I saw the ambulance driver that drove to my house and the lady that comes and tell the school stuff about St John’s. It was time for them to go up and talk. The lady that comes to our school and talks to us said “I have a story for you” and she said to the ambulance driver “do you want to tell them”. He said “ok”.  The ambulance driver said “about 3 weeks ago there was a little kid who was choking, and a very brave older brother that stayed calm and rung 111 for help. Tyler please come up here.”
I was so shocked, I never expected to be given a certificate and a bravery cape.  I got to have my photo taken and then go out and have a look at the inside of the ambulance.    I was really happy that my Mum was there to see me, and even happier that Charlie is ok.

Basketball Finals
Girls Year 5 & 6 – Runner up in their competition. They lost to Waihopai 14-11.  With only five players they did so well.  Pippa Humm made a lifesaving shot with seconds on the clock which took them into overtime.  They all played their hearts out.
Girls Year 3 & 4 – Third equal.  They all improved so much through the season and played hard to draw against Waihopai in yesterday’s playoff for third.
Boys Year 5 & 6 –  On Tuesday night Rohan, Charlie and I played for 5th and 6th place at Basketball. Our team won against Waihopai.  The score was 24-18 and it was a good game. After that we had this photo taken. It was a good basketball season. Thanks to our coaches  – By Alex Hawkes.

  

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 8 will close tomorrow, Friday 30th November. A reminder, books can be ordered and paid for online at www.scholastic.co.nz/loop

Out of School Art Class – Enrolments are now being taken for Term 1 – 2019. Classes are available for Year 1-8 pupils. For more information and enrolments, please contact: Helen 217-7482.

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15th November 2018

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Dear Parents

The countdown is on to our school fair next Sunday 25th November. I attended my first fair meeting for a while and a big thanks must go to the organising committee for all their hard work. The list of parents who are running events, assisting, sponsoring or providing goods and services is truly humbling and I thank you all on behalf of the children at Scared Heart School for this. I have decided to send out another newsletter solely focussed on the fair later today.

Faith Facts

Week 5: November 12-16    16th St Margaret of Scotland (1045 – 1093)
Margaret was prayerful. She gathered women together to study the Scriptures and to embroider vestments and altar cloths. She was always surrounded by beggars, and she gave them money and clothes. She set up homes and hospitals for those in need. She and her husband would go to church during Lent and Advent. On the way home, they would wash the feet of poor people in need and give them money. At home, Margaret fed nine orphans who were brought to her daily. She brought a love of the arts and education to the people, and they loved her in return. Her children are believed to be primarily responsible for two centuries of progress and peace in Scotland.

Week 6: November 19 – 23 November 26-30   21st The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On this Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple by Joachim and Anne. They of course are the grandparents of Jesus. Jesus was also presented in the Temple.

25th  Christ the King Sunday
This is the last Sunday of the Liturgical year and is a feast day that focuses on the authority of Christ. Jesus Christ King of the Universe.

Congratulations to James Hillman and Dean Lindsay who received the Charism Awards for the last fornight, and to all the children who received certificates.

Term 4 Dates
16 November:        Year 6 visit to secondary schools & Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
21 November:        TIMMS – more information to follow.
25 November:        School Mass – 10.30 & School Fair – 11.30 – 2.30
27 November:        School Mass
30 November:        Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
5 December:          Big Day Out.
10 December:        Reports come home.
11 December:         Year 6 Day.
12 December:        End of Year Mass and carols – time to be confirmed.
13 December:        Last day of the school year.
28 January:           Teacher Only Day 2019.
29 January:           First day for all children.

 After School Pickup
What a busy place the carpark is after school.  Please use the “drop off and pick up zone” or come and collect your child from the supervised area, when collecting your children after school.  It is unsafe for them to walk across the carpark by themselves to a waiting car.  Thank you for your support with this.

Outstanding Accounts
Thank you to those who have settled their accounts. All money owing must be in by Friday 30th November for audit purposes. Final accounts were sent out on Wednesday. Our bank details are: 031746 0042033 000

School Photos
This Friday is the final day to order school photos. After this date, parents will have to contact Geoff Horrell Photography direct.

PTA Uniforms – Many thanks to the people who have dropped off 2nd hand uniforms. We appreciate these, as they can be handed down to other families.

World Toilet Day
This Monday the 19th November is World Toilet Day. We, Liam & Harry Rippingale, rather enjoy a great deal of toilet humour. We’re 10 and 8 year old boys, so there’s always plenty of talk of butts and poo etc in our house. We’re lucky that we can laugh about these things. Did you know that 2.3 billion people don’t have access to toilets, latrines, or acceptable sanitation? This leads to disease and hundreds of thousands of deaths each year around the world. We have decided to raise funds and awareness for this cause by selling emoji poo cupcakes for $1 each this coming Monday at break times. All money raised will go to our page we have set up at: https://www.usefulgifts.org/community/pages/950178136-seth

By Liam (Rm 9) and Harry (Rm 3) Rippingale

Room for One More
There are children and young people in our community who need the support of Foster families. Family Works are seeking people (couples or singles) to welcome children and young people into their homes. Care may be needed for regular respite, temporary short-term or long-term. Family Works will support you with training, ongoing guidance, and foster reimbursement. If this interests you, please contact: Nicky Bode: nbode@familyworkssld.nz or phone 211-8226.

Class Happenings

Room 3 – Week 3
Room 3 have had a busy start to the term. We have been working on creating advertising posters for the School Fair.
We have been looking at language and images that stand out and make people interested.

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have a visit from James from the Tour of Southland. He spoke to us about bike safety.
We also got to watch part of the race as they passed our school on Monday.

Room 8 – Week 5
Room 8 had a Ki ō rahi lesson with a local expert last week.  Ki ō rahi is a traditional Māori game which is based on “The Legend of Rahi”. If you would like to find out more about the game the legend and instructions are on YouTube.

Writing

Earlier in the term we read a great book “The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors”. We then wrote our own legends; they explained a battle between objects we would find in our home or at school.

The Legend of  Scissor, String, and Rubber
Once upon a time in a wonder land there lived 3 things called scissor string and rubber. One day scissors was in her junk draw minding  her own business when she saw something at the corner of her eye. It was a pencil it was ready to battle. Boom! Boo!! Wow!!! Chow!!! Scissors is victorious.When string was in the study she saw a roll of sellotape she looked at it with a weird face then the sellotape awoke with a shock and said. “What you looking at little skinny thing?”  then the string said “what did you just call me?” “LETS BATTLE!!!” Ok lets do it. Boom!! Bow!! Boo!! Wow!! String is victorious. When rubber was in the boys desk he saw something in there that was bright. He looked at it up and down wondering what it was? Then it was up and looking at the rubber and said with a big voice “LETS BATTLE” “Ok” said the rubber.

Boom!! Boo!! BOW!! Wow!! Rubber is victorious.
Then at the end of  grandpa’s garage they all meet up, scissors string and rubber. Scissors cuts string; string covers rubber; then rubber sits on scissors boom!! Bow!! Wow!! Then they fight and fight and fight and fight till the are all so tired. “Man I am tired” said scissors “me two” said rubber “me three” said string.
They were all so sleepy so they went back to where they came from. Scissors went back to his junk draw, rubber went back to the boys desk and string went back to the study. THEN THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.   By Holly Robertson

The Legend of Hot Coal, Bottle of Water and Tree
Many years ago there lived a strong hot coal in the realm    of the fireplace. He was searching for a worthy challenger. He searched far and wide in the cracks of the fireplace; finally he found a somewhat worthy challenger. “Come down from that crack you deformed piece of dust”
Coal said “oh ho ho I’m gonna get in your eyes and blind you and I’m not a piece of dust.” ASH VS HOT COAL hot coal wins. “Wow how pathetic I thought you were at least gonna be good. I’m leaving this place.” And with saying that hot coal left for a more worthy challenger.
He went to the little shrub by the door a little leaf fell off and coal said “Challenge me you veiny thing oh I’ll  come over there and will hurt you with my sharp leaf head!”
LEAF VS HOT COAL hot coal wins. “Can anyone beat me?”
Up on the high mountains of the table is a warrior so destined to be beaten his name is….. Water bottle. He searched on the table and found a bug he challenged the bug. “You disgusting animal fight me” “oh I’ll flap my wings and heat you up to get you!” WATER BOTTLE VS BUG water bottle wins! “Wow no challenging challengers wow I need someone hard.” So he jumped down and saw a piece of dirt. “Challenge me you thing what are you?” “I’m dirt oh anyway challenge me okay” WATER BOTTLE VS DIRT water bottle wins. “Even dirt cant beat me why can nobody beat me?”
Meanwhile in the realm of deserted garden a little tree was unbeaten right now he was challenging a stick TREE VS STICK how did stick w w w w  lose? “Well I’m very alike to that thing and I need someone to beat me!”
Tree found a stone “challenge me you hard gum thing” “oh I’ll beat you and hurt you.” TREE VS STONE tree is victorious.
Tree ran to the realm of under the couch. He found water bottle and hot coal fighting water bottle poured water on hot coal and put him out “yay finally someone can beat me” coal said “well I still can’t lose” “ahem” tree said “try fight me” so they battled tree absorbed water from water bottle “well no one can beat me”  “I’m still here” coal said.
So they battled and hot coal won and they battled so many time because they could all feel the taste of defeat one last time after that they returned home and lived happily ever after. THE END.   By Shaun Winter

St Patrick’s School Fair – Saturday the 24th of November – 10am-1pm
Come and join the fun. The students have been learning about Catholic Social Justice. So a percentage of the profit each class makes will be donated to a Charity they have been learning about. Come and help us give a little to those in need.

 

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1 November 2019

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Dear Parents

Faith Facts

Week 3: October 29 – 2 November
Pope Francis Pray intention for November. Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
Hands Across the Divide in Londonderry, Northern Ireland

 

1st All Saints
All Saints’ Day is a holy day in the Catholic Christian calendar set aside to honour all the saints, especially those without their own special feast days. In the West, it is held annually on November 1
2nd All Souls
All Souls’ Day is a holy day in the calendar that falls on November 2. The Catholic church sets aside All Souls’ Day to remember those who have died.

Week 4: November 5 – 9
Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost”. Instil in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!
Amen.

11th November Sunday Armistice Day

100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of WWI
After four terrible years, the First World War finally came to a close with the signing of an armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers on 11 November 1918. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns famously fell silent. New Zealanders celebrated enthusiastically, despite having recently celebrated the surrenders of the three other Central Powers – Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria-Hungary – and the premature news of an armistice with Germany.

Term 4 Dates
9 November:          Year 5 and 6 Convent Cup
Year 1 – 4 Messy Magic Show
16 November:        Year 6 visit to secondary schools.
Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
21 November:        TIMMS – more information to follow.
25 November:        School Mass – 10.30
School Fair – 11.30 – 2.30
27 November:        School Mass
30 November:        Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
5 December:          Big Day Out.
10 December:        Reports come home.
11 December:         Year 6 Day.
12 December:        End of Year Mass and carols – time to be confirmed.
13 December:        Last day of the school year.
28 January:           Teacher Only Day 2019.
29 January:           First day for all children.

Congratulations to Fabian O’Donnell who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who received certificates.

After School Pickup
What a busy place the carpark is after school.  Please use the “drop off and pick up zone” or come and collect your child from the supervised area, when collecting your children after school.  It is unsafe for them to walk across the carpark by themselves to a waiting car.  Thank you for your support with this.

Outstanding Accounts
At present we have $3570 owing in activity and sports fees. All money owing must be settled by Friday 30th November for audit purposes. Final accounts will be sent out next week. If you are unsure, please phone Christine next week to check what is owing. Our bank details are: 031746 0042033 000

Golf Tournament
The cost for the children who took part in the golf tournament on Tuesday, is $5. This is now due at the office, or alternatively paid online.

School Photos
Please have all orders in to the office by Friday 9th November.

Sacred Heart School Fair
Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11.30 – 2.30.
Please keep a look out for fair information over the next 3 weeks.  We are on the count down and your support is really appreciated.
Last Thursday, each family should have received a Fair newsletter and two posters to hang up in a prominent place.  We are grateful to those people who have done this.  If you did not receive this, please check in the school bags.  If you would like another copy of the poster, just email Mrs Buxton and she will send one home. rbuxton@shsinv.school.nz
Many thanks for all the donations you are sending in.
We have two more major sponsors this week: many thanks to the O’Donnell and Hamilton families.
Now that the stalls are finalised, we are looking for helpers.  You will receive information about the help needed next week.  Please put your hand up to help wherever possible.

Week 4 Baking trays come home on Thursday.

Mystery bottles can still be dropped off.

Week 5 Grocery item for hamper to be brought to school.

Room 1 bring cans,

Room 2 kitchen/laundry item (tea towels, dish brush, etc),

Room 3 confectionery,

Room 8 packet item (pasta, biscuits etc) Room 8 jars (chutney, jam)

Room 9 Christmas item or bottle (sweet chilli sauce, drink etc)?

Please ensure all items are not passed their expiry date.

Week 6 Chocolate wheel and raffle donation finalised.

Baking and Cake Walk donations can be dropped off on Saturday or Sunday.

Final White Elephant items.

Wanted Waffle Maker – Does anyone have a heart shape waffle maker, we could borrow for the school fair please. Enquiries to: arussell@shsinv.school.nz

School Uniform
Thank you for the support you give us in having the children in correct uniform.  It is great to see that all the children are wearing their sunhats when they are outside during the day. Please check that all sunhats are named.
I understand that the weather is still patchy and it can be quite cold in the mornings.  Please encourage your child to wear their jersey and not a thermal with long sleeves under their uniform.

Summer Girls (Terms 1 & 4) 
Pinafore
White open necked short sleeved blouse
White socks
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Blue V neck jersey
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office for $12

Summer Boys (Terms 1 & 4)
Light weight grey shorts
Grey open necked short sleeved shirt
Grey socks
Blue V neck jersey
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office for $12
Canvas shoes, caps or jandals are not part of our school uniform.

Sports Uniform  purchase from school office.
Sacred Heart maroon polo shirt.
Sacred Heart hoodie (optional) or Blue V neck jersey.
Navy blue shorts (plain with no branding).
Navy trackpants with Sacred Heart on the leg.
Sports shoes and socks.

Personal Grooming
Wrist watches and ear studs are the only jewellery permitted. (One small stud in each ear). Student’s hair is to be kept tidy and tied back if long. Red, navy, blue or black hair accessories only.
All articles of clothing are to be named.
Temporary permission may be granted for uniform variance by sending a note  or an email to the class teacher.
Information regarding the purchasing of uniforms (including sports uniforms) is available at the school office.

Messy Mania Live Theatre
Next Friday, 9 November 2018, we have been offered the opportunity to attend the ‘spectacularly fun show, Messy Magic Adventure, by Rollicking Entertainment at ILT Stadium Southland’. All venue costs have been covered by funders, and transport costs, which has enabled us to offer this incredible show for a simple gold coin koha per student.  For more information about the show, please visit www.thehouseseries.co.nz/messy-magic-adventure

     
Convent Cup
Next Friday, 9 November 2018, the Year 5 and 6 children will be competing in the Convent Cup at Verdon College, with our other Catholic Schools.  The children will bring home the information about this soon.

Big Day Out
On Wednesday, 5 December 2018, the whole school will be having a day out sponsored by the PTA.  More information concerning this will follow in a future newsletter.

Tour of Southland
Last Friday we were lucky to have Constable Marty come to school with James, who was competing in the Tour of Southland.  James has come to Invercargill all the way from Canada.  Constable Marty taught us some safety messages for our bikes and helmets, which were:

1 – ABC = Check your air in tyres, breaks and chain before you ride your bike.
2 – 241 = 2 fingers between you eyebrows and helmet
                4 fingers to form a V around your ears
                1 finger between your chin and chin straps.
Keep safe on the road and enjoy biking.   By Jack and Lily

Congratulations to Jack Smith won a bronze medal for Kumite ( fighting ) at the Southland /Otago Karate comps last weekend.

Please see the attached brochure advertising the 75th Jubilee of St. Patrick’s School Georgetown, Invercargill.

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18th October 2018

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Dear Parents

Welcome to Coby Wanakore, Kellen Lau and Tyler McLean who joined our school this week. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

Our prayers are with the Tippen family this week.  We were sorry to hear of Roger’s passing on Sunday morning.  Mr Tippen was the Principal of Sacred Heart School before Mr Forde.

Faith Facts – Week 1: October 15 – 19
Welcome back for term four. A term that is full of special Catholic events.

Feast Days
All Saints and All Souls Day
Advent the preparation for Christmas
It is all happening this term.
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Holy Rosary
The Rosary is based on the incidents in the life of Jesus and Mary.
Many are rediscovering the beauty and spiritual benefit of this meditative practice.
The use of beads or knotted ropes to count large numbers of prayers comes from the earliest days of Christianity. However, this way of prayer precedes Christianity. The development of the rosary as we know it today has gone through many stages. Christian Monks used this method to pray the Psalms. Today the rosary consists of in total150 Hail Marys, divided into three sets of 50, which are further divided into five sets of 10 (a decade). Many people pray 1 set.

Feast Days
17th St Ignatius of Antioch
18th St Luke
21st Missions Sunday

Week 2: October 22 – 26
21st was Mission Sunday
Pope Francis Message 2018

Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth. To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives. More than anyone else, young people feel the power of life breaking in upon us and attracting us. To live out joyfully our responsibility for the world is a great challenge. I am well aware of lights and shadows of youth; when I think back to my youth and my family, I remember the strength of my hope for a better future. The fact that we are not in this world by our own choice makes us sense that there is an initiative that precedes us and makes us exist. Each one of us is called to reflect on this fact: “I am a mission on this Earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world” (Evangelii Gaudium, 273).

We proclaim Jesus Christ, transmitting the faith to the ends of the earth, bearing witness to love.

22nd John Paul II Pope from 1978 to 2005.
Pope (Latinpapa from Greekπάππας pappas,[1] “father”), also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus “greatest priest”), is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
22nd Labour day

Term 4 dates:
22 October:  Labour Day
23 October:  School photos
26 October:  Tour of Southland presentation in the hall at 12.00.
1 November: All Saints Day – school Mass
16 November: Year 6 visit to secondary schools.
Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
21 November: TIMMS – more information to follow.
25 November: School Mass – 10.30
School Fair – 11.30 – 2.30
30 November: Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
10 December: Reports come home for Year 3, 4, 5, and 6.
11 December:  Year 6 Day.
12 December:  End of Year Mass and carols – time to be confirmed.
13 December:  Last day of the school year.

Term 4 Already! 
Thank you to those of you who have the children in correct summer uniform.  Please read the information below to check that you have the correct information regarding uniform.  This is especially important as we have school photos on Tuesday morning next week.  As it is the first day of the school week due to Labour Day, your child has brought home a notice as a reminder for you.  I put mine on the fridge!!
A number of children are choosing to wear a vest instead of their school jersey.  They are welcome to wear these as an extra layer, but they are not part of our uniform.

FAIR – Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11.30 – 2.30
Please keep a watch out for fair information over the next 6 weeks.  We are on the count down and your support is really appreciated.
In the last week of Term 3, your child brought home a letter regarding donations for the chocolate wheel and raffles.  Please continue to let us know if you know of businesses who are able to support us.  Below is an outline of the timeline for donation of goods and when they can be dropped off at school.

Week 2 White Elephant stall goods can be dropped off to the hall on Friday mornings.
Week 3 Mystery bottles and Funky hair donations.
Week 4 Baking trays come home on Thursday.

Kitchen items to be brought to school.

Week 5 Grocery item for hamper to be brought to school.

Room 1 bring cans,

Room 2 kitchen/laundry item (tea towels, dish brush, etc),

Room 3 confectionery,

Room 8 packet item (pasta, biscuits etc) Room 8 jars (chutney, jam)

Room 9 Christmas item or bottle (sweet chilli sauce, drink etc)?

Please ensure all items are not passed their expiry date.

Week 6 Chocolate wheel and raffle donation finalised.
Week 7 Baking and Cake Walk donations can be dropped off on Saturday or Sunday.

Final White Elephant items.

School Uniform

Summer Girls (Terms 1 & 4) 
Pinafore
White open necked short sleeved blouse
White socks
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Blue V neck jersey
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office.

Summer Boys (Terms 1 & 4)
Light weight grey shorts
Grey open necked short sleeved shirt
Grey socks
Blue V neck jersey
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office.
Canvas shoes, caps or jandals are not part of our school uniform.

Sports Uniform  purchase from school office.
Sacred Heart maroon polo shirt.
Sacred Heart hoodie (optional) or Blue V neck jersey.
Navy blue shorts (plain with no branding).
Navy trackpants with Sacred Heart on the leg.
Sports shoes and socks.

Personal Grooming:
Wrist watches and ear studs are the only jewellery permitted. (One small stud in each ear). Student’s hair is to be kept tidy and tied back if long. Red, navy, blue or black hair accessories only.
All articles of clothing are to be named.
Temporary permission may be granted for uniform variance by sending a note  or an email to the class teacher.
Information regarding the purchasing of uniforms (including sports uniforms) is available at the school office.

Charism Awards, Certificates and New Pupils
Congratulations to Sophie Baron who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who received certificates.

Activity and Sports Fees
If you haven’t already paid your child’s activity or sports fee, please do so, as these are well and truly due.
Miniball is $50 each and Touch is $20 each.
If you are unsure what is owing, please phone Christine to enquire.

School Photos
School Photos will be taken Tuesday 23rd October. Please email Christine at: office@shsinv.school.nz if you require a family photo. Mr Horrell will be at school, set up for families wanting to bring pre schoolers in between 8.30-9.00am.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 7 closes on Friday 26th October.

Room 2 Class Happenings
On Sunday the 25 November 2018, Sacred Heart School is having a school fair.  Room 2 are getting really excited about the fair.  Below are some of the reasons they think people should come.

You really need to come to our fair because:
We want to make some money to build a bigger slide.  Mitchell J
We need a new sandpit.  Pippa Hamilton
We need a new playground.  Duma
It will be so much fun playing on the games.  Eli
It would be so much fun to have a bigger flying fox. Daisy
So we can have some new cool swings.  Lucy
So we can have new monkey bars that the smaller children can get on. Brooke
It would be awesome riding the horses.  Charlotte
We could have a bouncy castle.  Samson
We need a new tree hut.  Mitchell W
Please come to the fair with your Mum.  Silvia
So we could have a new maze. Megan
So we can get a trampoline.  Pippa Hickey
It will be cool going on the jeeps.  Jamie
So we can have a wee trampoline park.  Christian
It will be fun.  Noah
So you can buy some things while your kids play.  Rhea

Its hard to argue with these great suggestions!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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