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27th June 2018

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27/6/2019

Dear Parents 

Faith Facts
WEEK 9    24th – 28th June
24th The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
28th The Sacred Heart of Jesus
29th Saints Peter and Paul, apostles

John is about 6 months older than Jesus, and he is the one who baptizes Jesus. John’s father is Zacharias and his mother is Elizabeth. They were both faithful to God. Your children will tell you the story about how John came to be. If they have forgotten it is in the Bible Luke 1:5-2539-80 or find it here https://www.biblefunforkids.com/2012/06/birth-of-john-baptizer.html

WEEK 10   1st – 5th July
3rd St Thomas, apostle
A Holiday Prayer
Loving Lord, as the time for our holiday gets closer we pray that You would be with us, as we make all the plans and preparations for this much needed time of rest and refreshment.
Help us not to miss any important things as we get ready. We pray that there will not be any last-minute problems to hinder of prevent our restful holiday time. Keep us and all our friends safe and warm during this break.
Thank You for this wonderful opportunity to recharge our mental, spiritual and physical ‘batteries’, so that we may be able to spend time away from our hard work at school and of the every-day life and return rejuvenated and ready to continue our daily tasks.
Amen

Sacred Heart Feast Day
Tomorrow we will celebrate Sacred Heart Feast Day.
We are asking the children to bring an item of food for the Southland food bank. In particular: weetbix, tuna, spaghetti & baked beans, rice, coffee and tea.
All children need to wear their sports uniform. Thank you.

Production
Our biannual school production is fast approaching. This year’s production ‘Conundrum’ will be performed on the evenings of Thursday 15th and Friday 16th of August at Verdon College. This is a whole school production, and compulsory event for ALL students. Every student has a role in the performance, and are required to take part in both shows. If there are any problems with this, please speak with your class teacher ASAP. We are now at the stage of organising our props, sets and costuming. We are needing:

  • Handy people willing to build some simple sets
  • Artistic people able to paint sets
  • Anyone able and willing to sew
  • Donations of scrap fabric (pieces bigger than 30cm x 30cm) or old sheets

Over the coming weeks, you will receive notice from your class teachers about items they are sourcing for props, costume requirements, and also ways you can help with their class preparations. Please keep an eye out for this, and help out where you able.

Activity Fee
We have several families who haven’t yet settled their activity fee. Please check with Christine if this is you.

Verdon Open Day – Sunday 4 August 1 – 3pm. Mark your calendar now. 

PTA News – School Disco – 4th July
Hi everyone, we hope you have had a great term 2. We are looking forward to holding an American themed (red, white and blue) disco for all the students next Thursday 4th July and would love to see you all there.
Entry will be a gold coin donation. We will be selling a selection of snacks and glow sticks/fire optic accessories on the night.
Year 1 – 3 students will be from 6 – 7.00 pm
Year 4 – 6 students will be from 7 – 8.00 pm
We would greatly appreciate some parent help on the night please. If you are able to help, please contact Bailey 02102671370.

Congratulations to Luca Ferrari and Corbin Watson who received the Charism Award for Week 8 and 9. And to all the children who received certificates.

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Class Happenings – Room 1 have written some ‘What am I?’ with Mrs McCarthy

See if you can guess the answer before looking at the answer! What am I?
I am red.
I am in a lunchbox
What am I?
…An apple
By DJ

I am red.
I am scary
I roar
What am I?
… A velociraptor
By Coby

I am electric
I have 2 legs
What am I?
…A robot
By Eric

I am colourful
I have 4 wheels
I play music
What am I?
…An ice-cream truck
By Erik

I have 4 legs
I am different colours
I bark
What am I?
…a dog
By Felix

I am black
I have 8 legs
I scare people
What am I?
…a spider
By Lotte

I have 8 wheels
I am big.
What am I?
…a truck
By Nathan

I am light brown.
I am also black.
I scratch
I am snuggly
What am I?
…A cat
By Madison

I have 4 wheels
I have a motor.
I go on the road.
What am I?
…A car
By Sam

I am scary
I have 8 legs.
What am I?
…A spider
By Luke

I am green
I have 2 wheels
I can go really fast
What am I?
…A motorbike
By Lleyton

I am huge
I have spikes
I am not alive now
What am I?
…A dinosaur
By Jack

I am brown and green
I can grow really high
I have leaves
What am I?
…A tree
By Lara

 

Out of School Music
Music Awareness: We are now taking enrolments for Music Awareness for term 3. This class is for students 5-6 years and is a great introduction to music. Class runs
from July 27th-Sept 21st, Southland Girls High School, Saturday mornings 9.30 – 10.25, $25, Contact: Deborah 216-5137 answerphone). email admin@osmc.co.nz or
facebook out of school music.

 

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13th June 2019

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13 June 2019

Dear Parents
It’s good to see the weather on the improve. We are busy practising for our upcoming production of Conundrum on the 15/16th August and the Polyfest on the 30th August.

We are also eagerly awaiting the completion of the school upgrade which is supposed to be finished on the 16th August. We look forward to utilising the new space.

Congratulations to our new Board of Trustees: Leanne Liggett, Bailey Pickett, Angela Gillespie, Brett Hamilton, Leighton Murray, Jono Duffy and Vanessa Williams. Their first meeting is next Monday 17th June and we wish them all the best in their new roles.

Thank you to the families were supported our school mass last Sunday. While we had a number of apologies it was a very disappointing turnout.

We have the ASB Getwise financial programme in all classes on Monday, this was well received when they were here last time.

A reminder with all the mud and wet grounds to send your children with extra clothes and shoes. No rugby boots with studs please.

Faith Facts
WEEK 7   10th – 14th June
10th Mary, Mother of the Church
11th St Barnabas, apostle

Why is Mary called the Mother of the Church?

Pope Paul VI proclaimed Mary “Mother of the Church” in 1964. Church has the characteristics of a mother, insofar as she gives birth to new Christians, this characteristic is derivative from the motherhood of Mary. Mary has not always been called the Mother of the Church, but this title helps Catholics build a stronger relationship to both the Church and Mary.


WEEK 8 17th – 21st June
19th Suzanne Aubert Birthday
21st St Aloysius Gonzaga
22nd Sts John Fisher and Thomas More
23rd Feast of Corpus Christi (The Holy Body and Blood of Christ)

Suzanne Aubert, better known to mainly as Sister Mary Joseph or Mother Aubert, was a Catholic sister who started a home for orphans and the under-privileged in Jerusalem, New Zealand on the Whanganui River in 1885. Then many other works of compassion in Wellington and throughout New Zealand. Suzanne Aubert was born on 19 June 1835. Each year the Sisters of Compassion celebrate the occasion with a Birthday Mass. Find out more about this amazing woman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoEPepRy-gU 

Congratulations to our Week 6 & 7 Charism winners Mckenzie Blight-Cranston and Shaun Winter, and all the children who received certificates.

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Pre-school Enrolments
Parents with pre schoolers are urged to come in to the office and fill out an enrolment form asap. Future enrolments need to be listed on our pre school register. Thank you.

Production – This year our school production is ‘Conundrum’. This will be held at Verdon College on the 15th and 16th of August, please Save the date.
We are needing your help to build and create some of the larger production props. We are also needing big fridge/freezer boxes etc.
If you are interested in helping out, please come and see Mrs Williams asap.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 4 closes tomorrow.

Recorders – Many thanks to Maria Baynes, who donated 5 recorders to the school. This was much appreciated.

PTA – The next meeting will be held this Monday 17th June in the school staffroom at 6.00 pm. All parents are welcome to come along.

Zone & Southland Cross Country
I am very proud of all the children for their efforts last Wednesday at the Zones. All children were placed in the top 10, and 7 were placed in the top 6, meaning they will be representing the school and zone at the Southland Cross Country in Waimumu on the 21st June. Congratulations to these children: Molly Duffy, Isla Baron, Natasha Lee, Lucas Allison, Hamish McIntyre, Leo Aitken, Troyden Nel and Pippa Humm (non travelling reserve).

Room 9 Class Happenings
The year 6’s went to a Young Leaders conference in Dunedin on Friday the 31 st of May which consisted of Year 6-8s from schools in the Southern region. The conference was packed with games, dancing and great guest speakers talking about the importance of conversations ‘Korero’ and how leaders can use that tool of conversations to become better leaders in a school, home and community environment. ‘Kingz’ a special guest (Music Artist, Music
Producer) was a standout, performing and offering some great advice for future musicians. 

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Ngai Tahu Tuition Grant
Are you aware of Ngai Tahu’s Learner Support Fund which will fund at least one term of tuition per year to school age children who are registered with the iwi?                NumberWorks’nWords Invercargill is an accredited provider of Maths and English tuition for school aged children whether it be for extension, catch up, a boost or confidence. Contact the Ngai Tahu Out of School Administrator Hara Adams, 08005248284 or hara.adams@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or apply to https://webapps.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/learner-support-fund
Applications for Term 3 tuition close 8July 2019. Phone Raewyn on 2186804 to arrange an evaluation to get the ball rolling.

Turners Group NZ Ltd is part of the Turners Automotive Group and are very proud to have been helping Kiwi’s buy and sell used vehicles for over 50 years. They are currently seeking a hardworking and motivated individual with impeccable attention to detail to join their grooming team on a fixed term/part time basis. In this role you will be responsible for arranging and providing a ‘car valet’ standard of grooming for Turners vehicles, including upholstery cleaning & shampoo, machine cut & polish, paint & fabric protection, odour treatments, and leather restoration – thereby meeting and exceeding both buyer and seller expectations.
As well as the above, you will also be involved in additional duties of the yard, ensuring that the sales floor and yard are kept clean and tidy at all times.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following:
.  Current, clean drivers licence
.  A positive and mature outlook
.  An enthusiastic and professional attitude in all interactions
.  Good communication skills – verbal & written

Previous experience is not essential but what they are looking for is a team player who is self-driven and takes pride in their work.
This is a 20 – 25 hour per week role for approx 6 months.
Enquiries are welcome to: lindsay.munro@turners.co.nz or 2154277

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30th May 2019

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Dear Parents

Faith Facts

WEEK 5    27th – 31st May
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
31st The Visitation of Mary
1st St Justin
2nd Feast of the Ascension

The story Ascension of Jesus is described in the book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter one. Jesus ascends from the Earth to Heaven. This happens 40 days after the Jesus resurrection and the disciples were there to see it.  As he raises, a cloud obscures him from their view, and two men in white arrive to tell them that he will return “in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Every year Christians across the world gather in prayer for growth in unity. We do this in a world where corruption, greed and injustice bring about inequality and division. Ours is a united prayer in a fractured world: this is powerful. However, as individual Christians and communities, we are often complicit with injustice, and yet we are called together to form a united witness for justice and to be a means of Christ’s healing grace for the brokenness of the world.

WEEK 6   3rd – 7th June
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
3rd Charles Lwanga and companions
9th Pentecost Sunday
5th St Boniface

Pentecost Sunday the Churches Birthday. One week after the Ascension, on the 50th day after Easter, the feast of Pentecost is celebrated. Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles, which empowered them to go out and begin spreading the Gospel the beginning of the church as we know it.

School Mass – Pentecost Sunday – June 9th 10.30 am
The children need to meet in the school foyer at 10.15 am, dressed in school uniform please.

Board of Trustees 

Production – This year our school production is ‘Conundrum’. This will be held at Verdon College on the 15th and 16th of August, please Save the date.
We are needing your help to build and create some of the larger production props. We are also needing big fridge/freezer boxes etc.
If you are interested in helping out, please come and see Mrs Williams asap.

Entertainment Books – Thank you to the people who purchased their entertainment book.  All unwanted books must be back tomorrow for pick up.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 4 closes on Friday 14th June.

Recorders – Many thanks to Maria Baynes, who donated 5 recorders to the school. This was much appreciated.

Congratulations to our Week 4 Charism winner Daisy Duffy, and all the children who received certificates.

Well done to all the children who took part in the Cross Country on Thursday and Friday. The following children qualified for the Zone Cross Country next week at Elizabeth Park (near St Patricks School):  Molly Duffy, Isla Baron, Luca Ross, Natasha Lee, Pippa Humm, Lucas Allison, Leo Aitken, Hamish McIntyre, Troyden Nel and Quin Brown.  We wish them all the best.

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Room 8 Class Happenings     
In Writing in Room 8 we have been learning about descriptive language – especially including strong verbs and adjectives in our Writing. We have used this picture to write a ‘moment in time’ piece of writing. Aren’t they great!

I felt anxious but brave I was standing up for my country my heart was racing.I hear gun shots and boom’s dropping the noise was from all angles bullets flying by my face.I smell smoke I felt the mud slipping under my feet thinking of the people back home tasting the smoke running to my lungs saying to my team get to the next trench fast.        By Albert

Boom! Bang! Went the bombs exploding. I was absolutely terrified! My friends and I were sprinting across the battlefield to our trench.
I could hear people yelling at us “quicker! Come on! Hurry!” It was a pain jumping and dodging barbed wire. I was pretty sure I was going to die! I was hearing gunshots shooting at us, but we were ducking them. I was at the back, mud squelching under my feet.                                                                                                                                                  By Maddie

In this moment in time I am feeling terrified my heart was beating as fast as a race car.I smell smoke from the firing guns boom!!! I see dead grass everywhere and smoke  I was thinking I wanted to lie on the ground.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By Luca

I was in the war. I was terrified to death.Boom! Bang! I had butterflies in my tummy i got my gun out I put my ammo in my gun.There was smoke around me and my friend’s we walked in the field to the middle of the field i stand on a poppy. I  picked it up I put it in my vest. I got in the middle of the field I was scared I was running I said start running! I got back to the base. I stepped on barbed wire and that was that.                                                                                                                                                                                By Lucy

I wake up
I wake up and have toast with butter.I ran outside and charged to the enemy team. I can hear gunshots.
Blood is dripping from my friends leg.
I see the nurse is coming.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           By Mac

When I start running all I can hear is gunshots and soldiers yelling for help. I am feeling anxious as I am sprinting to the other soldiers and so terrified running to the other team. All I can smell is smoke . Most of the soldiers got hit by bullets and when I start running I can see blood.                                                                                                                By Ella

I am feeling  frightened.
I can hear guns banging in the sky.
I can see spiky barbed wire .
I can smell smoke spreading through the sky.
I can feel hot air spreading around war.
I can taste smoke go in my lungs .
I am thinking someone might sneak up and shoot me. By Reuben

I was anxious because I felt like I was going to die. I ran through the mud, over the barbed wire. As I charged towards the enemy trench I could smell the dead corpses.         By Lucas Dawson

Ngai Tahu Tuition Grant
Are you aware of Ngai Tahu’s Learner Support Fund which will fund at least one term of tuition per year to school age children who are registered with the iwi?                NumberWorks’nWords Invercargill is an accredited provider of Maths and English tuition for school aged children whether it be for extension, catch up, a boost or confidence. Contact the Ngai Tahu Out of School Administrator Hara Adams, 08005248284 or hara.adams@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or apply to https://webapps.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/learner-support-fund
Applications for Term 3 tuition close 8July 2019. Phone Raewyn on 2186804 to arrange an evaluation to get the ball rolling.

Turners Group NZ Ltd is part of the Turners Automotive Group and are very proud to have been helping Kiwi’s buy and sell used vehicles for over 50 years. They are currently seeking a hardworking and motivated individual with impeccable attention to detail to join their grooming team on a fixed term/part time basis. In this role you will be responsible for arranging and providing a ‘car valet’ standard of grooming for Turners vehicles, including upholstery cleaning & shampoo, machine cut & polish, paint & fabric protection, odour treatments, and leather restoration – thereby meeting and exceeding both buyer and seller expectations.
As well as the above, you will also be involved in additional duties of the yard, ensuring that the sales floor and yard are kept clean and tidy at all times.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following:
.  Current, clean drivers licence
.  A positive and mature outlook
.  An enthusiastic and professional attitude in all interactions
.  Good communication skills – verbal & written

Previous experience is not essential but what they are looking for is a team player who is self-driven and takes pride in their work.
This is a 20 – 25 hour per week role for approx 6 months.
Enquiries are welcome to: lindsay.munro@turners.co.nz or 2154277

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16th May 2019

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16 May 2019

Dear Parents 
Winter has finally arrived with a vengeance. The teachers have started in class clubs during the lunch breaks 3 days a week and we have lots of wet weather activities like games for the children when they can’t go outside. As some of you saw this morning flooding blocked access to the hall and there was a very narrow access strip into the school. I would encourage all parents to download onto their phones an app called School Stream. This enables us to send quick messages out to parents when they are sudden changes of events or to share information about the flooding this morning. Not all parents have email on their phones or use Facebook.

The link is as follows:   https://www.schoolstream.com.au/download/

Teachers Strike
As you may be aware there is a joint NZEI / PPTA teachers strike on Wednesday 29th May. As was the case last year we will not be able to provide any teaching cover so will probably have to close the school. This is regrettable but nothing has changed since the first offer was rejected last year. Once the Board has met on Monday I will update you with what has been decided.

Board of Trustees Election
Nominations close for the Board of trustees next Friday 24th may. We need a minimum of 3 but preferably 4 or 5 parent representatives to help govern the school. If you are interested please contact me for more information. It is a very worthwhile and rewarding role where you can look at how a school runs and contribute to our local curriculum.

Faith Facts
WEEK 3   13th – 17th May – 14th St Matthias, apostle
On this week in History Death of Frances Hodgkin’s 13 May 1947. Our Dunedin born artist was one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists of her time.

Pope Francis
“The arts give expression to the beauty of the faith and proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation.
When we admire a work of art or a marvel of nature, we discover how everything speaks to us of Him and of His love:
That artists of our time, though their creativity, may help us discover the beauty of creation.”

WEEK 4   20th – 24th May
24th OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS
Since the Middle-Ages, the Church has devoted the month of May to Mary. Many Christians undertake pilgrimages during this month to shrines associated with the Blessed Virgin. In May, there are also three Marian feasts that are celebrated which help us to understand what Mary can teach us about being disciples.
The Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, which is celebrated on May 24, dates to the sixteenth century, which was not a peaceful time in Europe. In 1571, Catholics throughout the continent joined in praying the rosary in hope for peace.

Chess Tournament
Good luck to the children going to the chess tournament next Tuesday at Otatara School. We still do not have enough rides or adults able to help supervise. Pleas contact me ASAP if you can help.

Room 2 Basketball
Thanks to Annemarie Wezenbeek the children from Room 2 have won tickets to the Southland Sharks  on Sunday night. The Hits Radio visited us today and each child has a flier with information about what time to meet. We have 5 adults (includes 3 teacher) who will be supervising the children  on the night. It will be an exciting experience for the children. Please let me know if your child will not be going to the game.

Entertainment Books – Thank you to the people who purchased their entertainment book and also to the people who have returned unwanted books. Please continue to do either of these options before the end of this month.

PTA / BoT 
Our next PTA meeting will be held on Monday 20th May 6pm in the staffroom. Parents/caregivers are most welcome to attend. This will be followed by the Board of Trustees meeting at 7pm.

Raffle Results – Many thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser, $1931 was raised. Below is a list of the lucky winners.

Congratulations to Week 2 & 3 Charism Winners Rhea Mohenoa and Morgan Blight-Cranston and to all the children who received certificates. 

   

     

Room 3 Class Happenings
In Room 3 we have been experimenting with ideas we have an opinion about and how we can convince someone to see our point of view.  This is Persuasive Writing.  We have developed some ideas and would like to share some opinions we have.

Did you know that dancing is healthy for you?  Did you know that dancing is fun?  Can you please come and try dancing?  Fhara, I think you should try dancing because I think you will enjoy it.  I think you should try it because it’s fun.  I think you should try it for a change.  These reasons show that dancing is fun.
Nadia Hutton

Did you know that playtime is fun?  Can we have ten more minutes?  Can we have ten more minutes because I get to play with my friends and its healthy. You get more exercise as you can run around a lot so you get fitter.  Please can you think about letting us have ten more minutes each day for playtime?
Sean Hartstonge

Did you know if you go to bed later you get more reading time?  Can I go to bed later?  Can I have five more minutes please?  Did you know that going to bed later is fun because my brothers do it and it is fun.  I also get more reading time.  These reasons show that later bedtime is fun.  Please can I go to bed five minutes later?
Charlotte Rippingale

Did you know that pets can get fit while you are playing with them?  Can I please have a tiny dog because my friends have more pets than me?  I get angry and bored.  I like pets because you also get more exercise and because kids get more pets.  I will do my homework.  I will share my dog.
Lucy Williams

Do you know that if I had a pet dog, I could do my chores faster?  Can I please have a pet dog? Did you know that having a pet dog is fun because my friend has a pet dog?  I also get more playtime.  These reasons show that more playtime with a pet dog is fun so can I have a pet dog?
Rhea Mohenoa

Did you know that pets are fun to play with?  Can I please have a tiny kitten?  I want to get a pet because I want to take care of it.
Megan Sommerfeldt

Did you know that Barbie is fun to play with?  Can I please play with my Barbie?  Did you know playing with Barbie is fun?  My sisters do that and it is fun.  I also have more playtime with my Barbie.  These reasons show that playing with Barbie is fun. Can you please play with my Barbie?
Marisis Sulalahi

We have been looking at what we need to do if people are bothering us.  We would like to share ‘WITS WAY’ with you.  You might like to have a look at this link on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECg7frx7Sqc

 

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YOUR SCHOOLS PROMO CODE: Sacred
To take advantage of this special fundraising offer for your school, simply go to www.ticketrocket.co.nz and enter your schools promocode Sacred in the promocode box.  $5 from every ticket sold using your school promo code goes to the school. Your Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel is taking on the Northern Stars in their final game before heading into the ANZ Premiership finals! Make sure you’re courtside May 22 and feel it LIVE! Grab your tickets today!

Kids with learning and behaviour struggles. Curious to know if diet choices make a difference? There is a link! I am a family nutrition coach specialising in diet for children’s learning and behaviour. Help them succeed and reduce your stress!!! Consultations from $15. Next ‘Fuelling Our Fireflies’ online group starting 20 May. Contact Rachael: nutritiousmum@gmail.com – 0274330640

 

 

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2nd May 2019

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Dear Parents

We welcome our new entrants this week: Lara Hamilton, Luke Burgess and Samuel May. We hope they enjoy their time with us at Sacred Heart.

Faith Facts

WEEK 1   29th April – 3rd May
29th Saint Catherine of Siena
2nd St Athanasius
3rd Saints Philip & James, Apostles

Welcome back to Term Two

Lord God,
At the beginning of this new term teach us to be your hands and feet.
At the beginning of this new term teach us to love as you love us.
At the beginning of this new term teach us to pray for those in need.
So that we may show our faith in action and deed.
Amen

WEEK 2   6th – 10th May
Pope Francis Prayer for May
For the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

The 2019/2020 Entertainment Books have arrived and will be distributed to each family next week. A digital option is also available. With hundreds of dollars in discounts throughout Invercargill, Queenstown and Dunedin, these books are great for presents/gifts e.g. Mothers Day and are only $60 each. If you don’t want a book sent home, please email Christine at: office@shsinv.school.nz

PTA Mothers Day Gift Exchange
Hi everyone, we hope you all had a great holiday with your families over the past two weeks.
Due to the huge success of our ‘Mothers Day Gift Exchange’ in previous years, the PTA have decided to continue with this tradition.
Mothers Day this year is Sunday 12th May.  We ask that every child bring along a gift each, valued at no more than $5, which the children will exchange for something, that takes their eye, to give to their mother on Mothers Day.
There will be a container outside the office as of this Friday, 3rd May for your child to place their gift in.  Please do so by Wednesday 8th May.
Many thanks – your PTA Committee          

Year 6 Camp at Stewart Island – We trust everyone is having a great time and we look forward to hearing all the stories next week.

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Pita Pit 
A big shout out to Luca and Taya’s mum who won the ‘Pita Pit’ lunch shout yesterday for Room 9. With the year 6 children off to camp, the year 5 had a great feast!!!

Lost Jersey –  Please check at home your child is wearing the correct jersey. We are specifically looking for one belonging to Liam Sommerfeldt. This is the 2nd jersey of Liam’s to go missing, so we would appreciate you acting on this request.

Scholastic Bookclub Issue 3 – will close on Friday 10th May.

Room 2 Class Happenings 
Here are some of the holiday highlights from Room 2

In the holidays I went to my cousin’s house and I had so much fun.  I saw a sea lion on the TV.  The sea lion was on snow.  It had two hands and one tail.  It was beautiful. – By Jeanet

In the holidays I had my birthday.  I got lots of presents.  When I got home I opened some more presents and I ate cake.  I got into my sleep tent and I slept. – By Eli

In the holidays it was my Pops birthday and we went to a restaurant.  When I was waiting a lady came to give me a piece of paper and crayons.  In the holidays I went to Joy’s home with my Mum.  I was playing with Joy’s kids on the trampoline.  We went to another restaurant and there was a playground. – By Rose

In the holidays it was my cousin’s birthday and I smelt cake.  I took a photo with my cousin.  I got to keep the picture.  I ate the cake, I had ice cream.  The party was great.  I also played at the party. I went to Te Anau and I saw Mrs Williams at the café.  I ate a waffle, it was so yummy that I had some of Dad’s waffle  – By Emme

In the holidays my Dad came to my house and so did my brother.  We did lots of cool adventures together.  We went to Monkey Island and it was fun going there, we climbed on the rocks.  Oh wait, another thing we did was we went to Clip and climb.  My Dad, Mum, Mitcham and I went climbing too.  Then just Mum and I went to the Harlem Globe trotters, then…. they scored! – By Mitchell

In the holidays my top tooth came out of gum and I liked my tooth coming out.  My sister Anna kicked my tooth out. My friend Rose came to my house to play.  She really likes me. – By Nina

In the holidays my friend had a sleepover at my house.  We had fun.  We played with the shark it was fun.  My little brother laughed because Levi and I tripped over on the shark – By Noah

In the holidays I woke up after Friday and I saw Mum, Dad and Reuben.  I watch Fernando and I saw Charlie and Auntie Tia.  I love the holidays because you don’t have to go to school. Another thing I did was I tasted a big Easter bunny, they were delicious.  I love Easter because you get to spend time with family and I love my family – By Jordis

In the holidays I watched TV most of the time.  It was boring.  I went to a Chinese restaurant, then I went home.  I watched TV again, I asked if I could play on the Nintendo Switch. I went to my Grandma house because my Dad, he had to cut down two hedges – By Dean

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11th April 2019

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11 April 2019

Dear Parents
A big thank you for all your support this term. It has been very exciting to finally have Stage 1 of our rebuild underway but also it has been hard for the teachers and children with the work so close to Rooms 8&9.

It was excellent to have the Dance programme running and even better to have lots of parents able to join us for our celebration. From there we have started music appreciation sessions which will lead to instrument lessons next term. More information on this early next term.

We finish this term with our Easter Liturgy and I wish everyone a relaxing and joyful Easter break next week.

BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS – Parent Election Roll – Now Open for Inspection In the School Office.

PTA News 
Oyster Raffle – Unfortunately the raffle will not be drawn today, as we have 33 cards which haven’t been returned to school. The raffle will now be extended to Monday 29th April. Can we have ALL raffle cards, full or empty, back on this day please, so we can at least draw it that week.
We would like to thank Southern Seafood Products Ltd for their generous donation of Salmon to be added to the list of prizes. Please support this business.
School Assembly is now being held Wednesdays at 9.30am. Parents/caregivers are also welcome at this.
Winter Uniform – the children change to winter uniform next term.

Faith Facts
WEEK 11 8th – 12th April
5th Week of Lent

School Holidays – This year both Easter and ANZAC Day fall in the School Holidays.

The 7th of April is the feast day of  St John Baptist De la Salle.    He was born in Rheims, France in 1651 and was ordained as a priest in his 20’s.  He devoted his life to educating children, especially the poor.  He died in Rouen, France in 1719.  The religious order he founded, the “De La Salle Brothers” came to New Zealand and founded De La Salle College in Auckland, Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth and John Paul College in Rotorua.  John Baptist De La Salle was declared patron saint “of all who teach young people in the Catholic Church” by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

Congratulations to the children who received the sacrament of Reconciliation last night. Thanks to Mrs Russell and Fr Tony for their preparation. Well done to Sean Hartstonge, Jacob Humm, Charlotte Pickett, Albert Cameron, Brooke Casey, Jamie Russell, Lucy Williams, Daisy Duffy, Rhea Mohenoa & Molly Duffy. Jesse Van Beek will receive the Sacrament next term.

Congratulations to Week 10 and 11 Charism Winners, Mitchell Johnston and Liam Sommerfeldt and all the children who received certificates.

Room 1 Class Happenings
Two weeks ago we had our athletics sports. Room 1 have written about their favourite part.
“I liked the high jump and I jumped.  I won with my big jump.”  Said Eric
“I can jump onto the mat.  I liked the long jump the best.”  Said DJ
“At athletics I jumped on to the big jumping mat.  I liked the running races.”  Said Nathan
“I went to the running race and I liked it.”  Said Erik
“I went to athletics.  I liked the running races.  I enjoyed it.”  Said Kellen
“I am at athletics, I did jumping.  I liked the running races, I got third.”  Said Coby
“I went to the running race and I ran and ran, I won.  I went to the big mat and I liked the high jump.”  Said Javier
“I can see the high jump and I had to jump high.”  Said Lleyton
“I am at athletics day.  I was running.  I liked the long jump the best.” Said Jack
“I can see the high jump.  It was really fun.”  Said Felix
“We did the running races.  I did a big jump at long jump.”  Said Madison
“I can see the running races.  I like the high jump the most.  I had to land on 2 feet.”  Said Lotte

Come in and check out the new 2019/2020 Entertainment book!!! These will be in stock next term.

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