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16 October

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Dear Parents
Welcome back to school for Term 4. A special welcome to Hannah Horrell, Ella Van Eeden, Ella Dodd and Jared Rutten. We hope they all enjoy their time with us at Sacred Heart School. Also to Miss Young in Room 5 and Mrs Fortune who will be teaching full time in Room 6 this term.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Tagomoa who is in Samoa until next Wednesday assisting family members with the repair of her village. While there she will be working at a school and looking for a project we can put some of our Mission Day funds towards. Thank you to those families who were able to send along items for Miss Tagomoa to take with her for affected children.
It is good to see all the children back in their summer uniforms. Please make sure they have their sun hats named and in their bags. Teachers will send a reminder home regarding ‘sports uniform’ days.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Please note the following parent meeting and children’s sessions for those involved in the preparation to receive FIRST HOLY COMMUNION.
PARENT MEETING – NEXT WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 7PM IN ROOM 5 AT SCHOOL.
Please bring your child’s copy of their CONFIRMATION/EUCHARIST BOOK to the meeting.

1st CHILDREN’S SESSION FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 3.OO – 3.45PM IN ROOM 1
2ND “ FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER “ “ “
3RD “ FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER “ “ IN THE CHURCH
FIRST COMMUNION DAY 22 NOVEMBER – MASS AT 2.OOPM FOLLOWED BY A CELEBRATION BREAKFAST IN THE HALL.

SOME TERM EVENTS ARE: 21st Oct School Photos
2nd Nov School Mass
4 – 6 Nov Year 6 Camp – Bannockburn
13th Nov Year 6 High School Entrance Day
20th Nov Year 6 Science Road Show
22nd Nov Sacrament of Eucharist
10th Dec Reports Home
11th Dec Mission Day
14th Dec End of Year Mass
15th Dec End of Term 4

MATHS GROUP: MONDAY – FRIDAY ~ From next week we begin extra practice numeracy sessions based on the information from the parent numeracy evenings at Donovan Primary school earlier this year. A large number of children will be given the opportunity to take part in this to further strengthen their numeracy knowledge.

ENGAGEMENT PROJECT ~ Next week approximately 20 families will receive a student engagement survey to fill out and return to school. This is part of a city wide project supported by the Ministry of Education to assist teaching and learning in our schools. If you are selected, I ask for your support in this. Thank you.

BOOKCLUB ~ Scholastic Bookclub closes Thursday 22nd October.

SPORTS SHORTS ~ Have been increased to $20 each.

SCHOOL PHOTO’S ~ A reminder these will be taken Wednesday 21 October. Family photos will be taken from 8.30 am onwards. Please ensure your children are nice and tidy and in correct school uniform.

FOSTER PARENT TRAINING ~ are you someone who enjoys supporting children? You can be single or married. We pay a board allowance, training starting 3rd November. For more information about being a part of the Family Works foster parent team contact: Maree Macdonald 218-6140 ext 226 or email maree.macdonald@southland.familyworks.org.nz

EASY SHOPPING FOR YOU – EASY FUNDRAISING FOR US
Leading stores including Noel Leeming, Bond & Bond, Dominos Pizza, Dell and many more. You can shop for DVD’s, fashion, holidays, baby, home, iPods, books, magazines, toys, gifts, electrical and even your groceries! Just select Sacred Heart School (Waikiwi) when you shop or browse online at www.yourfastshop.co.nz . All shopping raises money at no extra cost to you.
PTA Truffle Fundraiser ~ This is our major fundraiser for this term. Your family order forms have been sent home. (You can copy these or obtain more from the office). The school community will be making these on Fri 30th and Sat 31st October, please mark your calendars now & identify on the bottom of the order form when you can come and help to make them. It’s always social and fun! Truffles are a great money earner to supplement the school funds towards technology equipment for the children to use. We are looking for domestic sized cake mixers to borrow for truffle making, please let the office know if you have one or know of where we could borrow one from, if we have plenty, then they can be used intermittently to relieve the commercial one we are planning to hire for the day. Thanks ~ Your PTA

ALTAR SERVERS ~ Sat 7 pm = Shaun Swain Sun 10.30 am = Tomas & Bronte Adams

NUMBERWORKS ~ Bookings for Term 4 at NumberWorks’nWords (after school tuition specialists in Maths and English) are being taken now.Check out our website www.numberworksnwords.com , call in to 80 Kelvin Street or phone Raewyn 2186804.

NIGEL LATTA ~ CIVIC THEATRE 21ST OCTOBER 7.30 PM $15. Tickets available from High Schools & ICC booking office.

ROOM 1 CLASS HAPPENINGS ~ Wk 1 Term 4

We haven’t really started the Christmas talk but I did give the children a chance to make the following list.
(I KNOW IT’S TOO SOON AND I REALLY AM SORRY BUT I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF)

OUR SANTA LIST SUGGESTIONS:

BREYAH – A DOLL so you can play mums and dads with it.
GRETA – a REAL PONY so you can ride on it.
AVA-MOLLEE – a ROCKING HORSE because babies might like to rock on it.
BROOKLYN – HAIR BOBBLES so people can put hair bobbles in their hair.
LUKE – a TOY BUMPER CAR so you can bump into cars.
CALEB – a CAMERA so you can take photos of things
HANNAH – a DOLL and A DOLL’S PRAM so you can push the doll in the doll’s pram.
ALEX – A DIEGO FIELD JOURNAL so that children can draw in it.
REUBEN – a REAL RACING CAR because they can zoom.
OLIVER – a REAL MOTOR BIKE because you can go on farms and roads with it.
GRETA – a TOY UNICORN so you can play with it
XANTHE – a MUSKETEER DOLL so people know what a musketeer looks like.
ZANE – a TOY TRANSFORMER so people know what transformers look like.
MATTHEW – A BEN 10 ARMY FORCE WATCH because it is really cool.
REID – a TOY MOTOR BIKE because it makes noises.

MISS O’NEILL – AN ALL EXPENSES PAID HOLIDAY TO ANY PLACE OF YOUR CHOICE.
Now I hope Mrs Forbes emails this newsletter to Santa so that he knows what he should be busy doing!!

Cricket
Kiwi Cricket at Queens Park on Thursday nights starts on the 15th October
Year 5 & 6 primary schools cricket starts today. We are combining this team with St Theresa’s.

Touch
Touch starts next Wednesday October 21 at Turnbull Thompson.
The draw will be posted on www.touchsouthland.co.nz. (click competitions, click draw and then primary)
Yr 1-2 Sacred Heart Minis, Yr 3-4 Sacred Heart Star and Yr 5-6 Sacred Heart Flyers
(Field no:)
3.45pm 1B Sacred Heart Minis v Windsor Blue
3.45pm 8 Newfield Cheetahs v Sacred Heart Flyers
5.15pm 3A Newfield Cougars v Sacred Heart Star
Cancellations will be broadcast on More FM & Classic Hits FM by 2 pm.
Practice will be on Wednesday at lunchtimes.

Sport Draws ~ Draws for touch, basketball, cricket and soccer will be posted on the notice board outside the office each week.

Summer Soccer starts this Monday 19th. Check the draw on the notice board please.

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