Posts made in December, 2010

10 December

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Dear Parents

With this being the last newsletter of the year, I wish to take this opportunity to thank all parents & caregivers for your support at school this year. It has been another very busy year and I am proud of what our children have achieved.

I also wish to pay tribute to our leaving Year 6 pupils as they move onto the next stage of their education. We have appreciated you input into our school over the past 6 years, especially as leaders this year. We hope to continue to hear of your successes in the years ahead.

We also farewell other families who are moving on from Sacred Heart this year.

A special mention to Kelly & Gillian for running the canteen on Fridays and to the mothers who have worked with the children enhancing their Maths. We really appreciate your work.
Also a big thank you to all the parents who have coached or managed sport teams. The children have really appreciated your involvement.

Lastly but not least, thank you to the Board of Trustees for your governance of our school this year and to the PTA for your generosity and support for all our school events.

Lost property will be displayed next week in the foyer. Items unclaimed will be donated to the PTA school uniform shop and Vincent de Paul.

End of Year School Mass Monday 13th December 6.30 p.m.
The children are to line up in the school foyer 6.15 p.m. in full summer uniform. No jerseys please.

Reports
These will come home on Monday. There is a cover sheet explaining some aspects of the reports, please read this.
I would appreciate any feedback on the report – please send to principal@shsinv.school.nz

Building Work
Please be aware the front of the junior block will soon be cordoned off so the workmen can begin demolition work for the new veranda.

2011 Events
School opens Monday 31st January
Swimming starts 7 – 24th February
Parent Meeting & Keeping Ourselves Safe Info Session – 8th February.

Craft Stall
A BIG THANK you to the Senior Syndicate students who raised $87 dollars selling their crafts at the Public Library last night. This money is being sent to St Paul’s School, which was destroyed in the Christchurch Earthquake.
The children have some cool crafts left to sell so bring your small change along to Room 9 on Monday morning and get some goodies.
OSCAR
The after school Programme will be commencing Term 1 2011.

Basketball results for the season
Sharks = 1st Shooters = 4th Slamdunkers = 6th Spurs = 5th

Basketball Holiday Camp 7 – 12 yrs 17 & 18 Dec 9am – 3pm $50
Registration Forms are available in the office for anyone interested.

Monster Gala Sale Sunday 12th Dec – Makarewa School 9 – 12 pm
Something for everyone Wooden toys, Jewellery, Xmas decorations, Beads, New potatoes, Garage sales items, Plants, Clothing etc.

Congratulations To:
Jack & Ben Sievwright, Campbell Hosie & Damian Mitchell who were part of the winning Flipper Ball team last Friday.
Lucy Baynes who was placed 1st in the Under 6 yr Tap Dancing competition last weekend. And Eli Winders, Aimee Brookland, Kayla Boniface, Emma Harrington and Anika Winders who all did extremely well.
Jared Rutten, who with his calf Feebee were awarded the Reserve Champion at the A & P show last weekend.
Jared was also awarded the Junior Herdsperson ribbon & trophy at the West Otago A & P Society Show on 27th November.

Photos
Our three photos this week are of some of our 2010 Altar Servers, we thank them for their contribution this year.
And congratulations to the All Saints Flipper Ball team and also the SHS Sharks Year 3 & 4 Basketball team who both won their competition for the season and also the Grand Final.

HAVE A SAFE
AND HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!

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3 December

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 3 December

Dear Parents

I am sure a large number of you observed the two minute silence yesterday in remembrance of the 29 miners at Pike River. We discussed the silence yesterday and I am very proud of all the children for honouring the occasion.
I am also very proud of the children in Room 9 who put together presentations about their school camp for parents on Wednesday – very well done.
N.B. Last Day for Buses is Tuesday 14th December.

BOT – We welcome Peter Downing to the Board of Trustees.
Peter will be filling the roll of Treasurer. Many thanks.

School Accounts – Please ensure all outstanding school accounts are paid as soon as possible.
As always, please contact us if there are difficulties with these.

New Library – As some of you will have noticed, work is progressing on our new classroom. We look forward to being able to begin moving into it before the end of term.

End Of Year Procedures – As part of this term’s Inquiry Units, a number of classes will use a DVD as part of the celebration.

Book Amnesty – Next week will be the last day for children to borrow books from the school library. We are looking forward to completing a stocktake and preparing the books for our new library, next year. Sadly, there are a large number of books overdue. Could you please have a huge search and return all books, (library, reading, etc) to school as soon as possible? No questions asked.
Thank you for your support with this.

Basketball / Flipper Ball – Good luck to all the teams playing in the Basketball finals this Monday night, especially the Year 3 & 4 mixed team (sharks) who will be contesting the final.
The times are: Sharks vs Makarewa Sharks = 5.30pm
Slamdunkers vs Donovan dunkers = 4.00pm
Spurs vs St Theresa’s Magic = 6.30pm
Shooters vs St John’s Breakers = 6.00pm

Good luck also to Campbell Hosie, Jack Sievwright & Damian Mitchell who are in a flipper ball final.

Term Events
New Entrant Day 8/12 Reports Home 13/12
End of Year Mass 13/12 School Finishes 12.30 pm 15/12
School re-opens 2011 31/1

PTA
Second Hand Uniform Sale – will be held on Tuesday 9th December 2.30 pm onwards.
If you have anything you would like us to sell on your behalf and/or donate, please contact Amanda 215-7663.

Calendars – the last day to order these is Tuesday 7th Dec.

Congratulations to Laura Boniface who gained a Commended & Highly Commended in the Highland Dancing Competitions in the Sacred Heart hall last weekend. A great effort for her first appearance.

Senior School Craft Stall – Thursday 9th December 3.30pm in the Town Library.
Profits will go towards the Earthquake damage at St Pauls school in Christchurch.

Basketball Results
Shooters lost 19 – 21
Sharks won 18 – 2
Slamdunkers lost 6 – 20
Spurs won 22 – 17

Guitar Lessons – Contact Becks (03) 9730430 or 0278254984

The Shelley E Coutts Dance Academy Christmas Production featuring the “Glee Showcase” followed by “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is being held at Centre Stage Theatre Sunday 12 December, 2pm and 6pm. Tickets available from Laker House of Travel, 36 Kelvin St. Adults/Seniors $18.00 Children $15.00

Calling all Dad’s – 362 Dee Street 5 – 7 pm Starts February 17 2011 – Supporting Families will be having a monthly get together every 3rd Thursday for Dads who are raising children alone, or caring for someone who is affected by mental illness or addictions. A light tea will be provided. Bring your children along. This is an
opportunity to meet others in similar situations who if this sounds like something you may be interested in, please contact 218-2100.

Room 9 Class Happenings

Here are a few of the Year 6 Recounts from Camp

Gold panning.
Wow we’re going gold panning. I’m so excited I can’t wait.
When we got to the gold panning area I was all hyped up about finding gold. I had … gold fever. First our teacher Angela showed us how to find gold in the pan and showed us how to use it and to make sure that our gold did not fall out of the pan.
When we got started we had to wash it out 10 times, you had to be very patient to do gold panning. Bad luck for me because I’m not that patient! By the time I washed out my pan 10 times some people had already found some gold, so they were on to their second pan.
Once I had done that I had to carefully tip the stones out a few at a time. I had got to the bottom of my pan and there was no gold so I started my second pan and there was still no gold. I was on my third pan and was about to give up when I heard Mr Forde say that I was the only person who had not found any gold and some people have found 2 bits of gold.
So I decided to see the expert Angela. She helped me find some gold. I was really happy that I had found some gold in the end. I discovered how hard and boring it must have been for those goldminers. By Mackenzie

The Arrowtown Butcher and Baker.
Angela, the Museum teacher, told us another story about a man who owned a bakery and butchery. He had his own recipe to his magnificent sausages. All of the Arrowtown people loved his sausages. He always had this little pipe in his mouth. Every time he was making his sausages. Little bits of his dribble second by second came down the side of his mouth and it kept coming and dropping into the sausage mixture.

One day the man was thinking about selling the butchery to another man. When the new owner made the sausages the customers didn’t think they were as good as the old owners.
So the new owner asked the old butcher what his secret recipe was so that he could put it into his sausages. When the new owner watched the old butcher, he saw that his dribble was going into the sausages. Then he realised that his secret recipe was his dribble. Zyntarah

On the first day of camp the Year 6 students went out on Mr Harrington’s jet boat. But first we need to have the right clothing for boating. So we got into our wet suits and life jackets. Let’s get to it, yea!
The first pair went on the biscuit. It looked soo… cool and soo… fast, they must fall off but they didn’t.
Then it was my turn so Sam H and I got on the double biscuit and held on tight and gave Mr Nally the thumbs up ( thumbs up means fast, thumbs down means slow) and we were off. We were talking to each other as we were riding.
Then came the first corner “Wow that is going to tip” I shouted to Sam but it didn’t. As we got to the jetty, we got off. “That was awesome!!” we all shouted.
On the way home we were all so excited, tired and ready for bed. Keegan

PTA
As advised in the last newsletter the list below is a list of the businesses who donated prizes and/or goods, services or equipment on the day of the fair. We would like to say thank you once again for your generosity and ask the school community to reciprocate the support shown when ever possible, by supporting these businesses.

Chocolate Wheel / Silent Auction Prizes
Business Names
Couplands Da Vinci’s Pizzeria Ltd
ILT H & J Smiths
Progressive Countdown Hunt Computer Service
Waikiwi Amcal Pharmacy Nichols Garden Centre
Kayes’ Bakery Sport Southland
Rodgers Yamaha Countdown
McKenzie Menswear Reflections
Reading Cinemas Super Bowl 10 Pin Bowling
Lusty’s Gemtime Jewellers Chipmunks
Outdoor World Christmas Magic
Green Acres Driving Range Seriously Good Chocolate Company
SBS Bank Road Safety Southland
Deep South Ice Cream Office Max
YMCA Alpine Farm Buildings
All-Tyres Karl Boniface Plumbing
Banbury Wholesale Clothing Company Bidvest
Webbline Agriculture Ltd BNZ
Pumps ‘n’ Udder Things Van Eeden Tulips
Pipe and Fittings BDO
Southern Cross Produce Stabicraft Marine
Insol Shading Systems Niagara Truss and Frame
Kaka Retreat Stewart island Westpac
Number Works ‘n’ Words Fonterra
Les Sheikh Hair Design Bavarian Motel
Calder Stewart Roofing Zenitec
Snap On Treasury Wines

Donated Use of Goods/Services/Equipment for use on the day.
Smilies Hogans horses
Isla Bank Butchery BNZ
Southern Light Stabicraft Marine
Ray White Real Estate McNeill Drilling

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25 November

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Dear Parents

Along with me I am sure you have had your fingers crossed over the past six days for the safe recue of the 29 miners at the Pike River Mine.
With the distressing news of the second explosion and survival hopes dashed, it was heart wrenching to see images of the families on TV last night. New Zealand is a small country and I am sure within our school community we will have links to the affected families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and will be for the foreseeable future.

Our thoughts and prayers are still with Sophie Reitsma-Smith and the Belesky family.

I apologise to any parents who came along for assembly on Monday.
The new classroom arriving meant it was safer to cancel it.

A reminder about the Sister’s of Mercy Mass tomorrow 9.30 am in the church. Parents all welcome.

Congratulations to Leroy Francis on receiving citizenship at a Mayoral reception.

Year 6 Bannockburn Camp
A big thank you to Mrs Lieshout, the Yr 6 children and all the parents for making the camp last week, so successful.

New Classroom
There was much excitement on Monday when the new classroom was hoisted into place. Lots of photos were taken and it was really interesting to see the two halves being fitted together.
Thanks to Bill Haydon, the Catholic Education Office, the Catholic Property Office, Donaldson Contruction and Portacom for the ease in which the work has been carried out.
We have also been informed that the veranda over the junior block has been approved and will be started soon.

BOT Meeting
The next meeting will be held this Monday 29th November @ 7 pm.

Term Events
Sisters of Mercy Mass 26/11
New Entrant Day 8/12
Reports Home 13/12
End of Year Mass 13/12
School Finishes 12.30 pm 15/12
School re-opens 2011 31/1

Basketball Results
Shooters won 12 – 6
Sharks won 19 – 2
Slamdunkers lost 0 – 20
Spurs – 1st game won 17 – 10, 2nd game won 20 – 4

NumberWorks’nWords – Y1-11 Specialist Maths tuition and English tuition
Enrolments are now being taken for Term 1 2011. Free assessment and introductory lesson –
secure your child’s place by phoning Raewyn 2186804.

NumberWorks’nWords “Kick Start Holiday Course” Specialist Maths tuition and English tuition
Monday January 24 – Friday January 28 from 10:00am – 12 noon
Limited spaces – for more information phone Raewyn 2186804.

St Patrick’s School Fair – Sunday 28th November 10am – 2pm – 161 Metzger Street.

Makarewa School Monster Gala Sale – Sunday 12 December
The Makarewa School Year 6 Camp Fundraising Team is looking at organising a Monster Gala Sale to be held at Makarewa School on Sunday 12th December. Tables can be purchased for this event at a cost of $10 and all profit of sales goes to the table holder. Last year was very profitable with clothing, plants, baking, jewellery, stationery and garage sale items on sale. Contact Diane Taylor as soon as possible on 2217 434 or 027 235 7659 to register your interest in purchasing a space.
Room 8 Class Happenings

This term has nearly come to an end, it has gone so fast.
Room 8 having been very busy working on their crafts.
Take a look below at some of the crafts we have been making to sell, to make money for St Mary’s school in Christchurch.

Here are some photo’s that Jeremy, Eli and Robbie took of our brand new Library!!!
Very cool we can’t wait to be able to sit down and chill out with a good book!
I bet Mrs Rance can’t wait to get out of the cold corridor too!!

Wow what an excellent, brand new library, and exciting week for Sacred Heart School.
A massive crane from Christchurch came down to put our new Library in, it’s cool as bro, you should see it!! By Eli

Wow! Look at that big Library, Hey it looks like it is in two pieces!
Wait, it is in two pieces, silly me.
I wonder how they are going to put it back together?
Duck tape might stick it together?
The crane that brought it was HUGE!! By Robbie

Wow! A big crane. What if the rope breaks and then the library breaks?
That would be a lot of waste of money!
I wonder when we are going to use it?
Who will be the first class? By Jeremy

PTA

The school, and in particular the Fair Committee, would like to say a huge thank you to the businesses which have been very generous in supporting our fair by donating prizes and/or goods, services or equipment on the day of the fair. The overwhelming success of the fair would not be possible without the support and generosity of these businesses.

Please whenever possible, support these businesses, and mention that you are reciprocating their support of your child’s school by donating prizes for the Sacred Heart School Fair. It’s great if these businesses receive this feedback and recognition of their support along with the knowledge of our appreciation for their donations, not only by the committee with the inclusion in the newsletter, but also by our parent community.

Chocolate Wheel / Silent Auction Prizes
Business Names
Couplands Da Vinci’s Pizzeria Ltd
ILT H & J Smiths
Progressive Countdown Hunt Computer Service
Waikiwi Amcal Pharmacy Nichols Garden Centre
Kayes Bakery Sport Southland
Rodgers Yamaha Countdown
McKenzie Menswear Reflections
Reading Cinemas Super Bowl 10 Pin Bowling
Lusty’s Gemtime Jewellers Chipmunks
Outdoor World Christmas Magic
Green Acres Driving Range Seriously Good Chocolate Company
SBS Bank Road Safety Southland
Deep South Ice Cream Office Max
YMCA Alpine Farm Buildings
All-Tyres Karl Boniface Plumbing
Banbury Wholesale Clothing Company Bidvest
Webbline Agriculture Ltd BNZ
Pumps ‘n’ Udder Things Van Eeden Tulips
Pipe and Fittings BDO
Southern Cross Produce Stabicraft Marine
Insol Shading Systems Niagara Truss and Frame
Kaka Retreat Stewart Island Westpac
Number Works ‘n’ Words Fonterra
Les Sheikh Hair Design Bavarian Motel
Calder Stewart Roofing Zenitec
Snap On

Donated Use of Goods/Services/Equipment for use on the day.
Smilies Hogans Horses
Isla Bank Butchery BNZ
Southern Light Stabicraft Marine
Ray White Real Estate McNeill Drilling

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19th November

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 19th November

Dear Parents

SISTER’S OF MERCY MASS – FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER – 9.30AM
Families are welcome to join us, as we celebrate a Mass next Friday 26 November, to recognise the 60 years that the Sister’s of Mercy have been part of our Parish.

Book Amnesty
Next week will be the last day for children to borrow books from the school library. We are looking forward to completing a stocktake and preparing the books for our new library, next year. Sadly, there are a large number of books overdue. Could you please have a huge search and return all books, (library, reading, etc) to school as soon as possible? No questions asked.
Thank you for your support with this.

Red Nose Day
Thank you to all the children who purchased Red Noses to support Cure Kids. We hope you have had the opportunity to see the lovely photo in the paper today and please watch Cue TV tonight.

Scholastic book club orders will close on Tuesday 23rd November.

Bakugan Cards and toys are not to be brought to school. Thank you.

PTA – School Fair
A fantastic result from the fair with an approximate profit of $12,500.
As advised in previous newsletters, this money will be used in conjunction with the Board of Trustees to help kit out our new library, create a new sandpit area and continue to help meet the additional resource needs (i.e. computers, books, equipment, games and individual classroom needs), for the school.
Once again thank you to all involved before, after and/or during the day of the fair – your help and hard work has been very much appreciated and the needs of our children and school will very much benefit from the funds raised.
Susanne Brown – Fair Committee/PTA President

Basketball Results
Shooters – bye
Sharks won 10 – 7
Slamdunkers lost 1 – 30
Spurs – bye
Many thanks to William Mason who coached the Sharks team this week.
They had an excellent win with only 5 players.

Lost at the school fair a small stainless steel multi-tool to fit a key chain.
If found, please hand in to the school office. Thank you.

Girls’ Soccer Boots Size 2
If anyone is interested in a pair of brand new boots, please enquire at the office or contact Meg O’Connell.

Babysitter Available
End of November to mid February, Monday – Friday. I have just completed year 13 and have a car license. Enquiries to Alice Boyle 215-8319.

Santa Parade – Saturday 27th November – 2pm

St Patrick’s School Fair – Sunday 28th November 10am – 2pm – 161 Metzger Street.

Makarewa School Monster Gala Sale – Sunday 12 December
The Makarewa School Year 6 Camp Fundraising Team is looking at organising a Monster Gala Sale to be held at Makarewa School on Sunday 12th December. Tables can be purchased for this event at a cost of $10 and all profit of sales goes to the table holder. Last year was very profitable with clothing, plants, baking, jewellery, stationery and garage sale items on sale. Contact Diane Taylor as soon as possible on 2217 434 or 027 235 7659 to register your interest in purchasing a space.

Room 7 Class Happenings

Enjoy reading our recounts of making craft items to sell at the fair.

As I used the hot glue gun I went ouch. YAY IT’S ART. Mrs Winders got it ready in the morning and she explained what we could do on Friday. Elsie and I made photo frames then we made pegs and later painted a box. I am going to tell you about the photo frames. First we got the stuff out of my bag then we got the items that we were putting together. We had a plan of photo frames. We set it up while we were waiting for the hot glue gun. Thamsyn

Half of the Day of Art! Splat the paint went on the floor. We got to choose what to do out of pet rocks, wrapping paper, and shoeboxes, pencil toppers and Christmas baubles. I first chose the pet rocks and I made two pet Rocks. One had big eyes and one had little eyes on. We had the hot glue gun to put the eyes on. The next thing I did was the wrapping paper. On the wrapping paper you get to do it with a partner. My partner was Mitchell. The art was fun. Alex W

Art for the Fair I didn’t know what to choose to do. First I chose the wrapping paper. Antony and I stencilled one together but it didn’t have a pattern. So we made another one that had a better pattern. Next I washed my hands. Eventually I made a pencil end. It had yellow paint over the white ball. I used green feathers for ears and pom poms for eyes. Flynn

Awesome we’re doing craft for the fair! What sort? I’ll tell you what I did. I made a pencil top. Firstly we got a paint shirt on and then got ready. Next I painted it yellow. Meanwhile I got the hot glue gun and stuck the feathers on the top. The glue gun was like a sticky spider web. I was feeling nervous. I got vivid and put a face on. It was as loud as elephants rushing through the jungle. I felt very excited. We made some lady bugs. I can’t wait until the next school fair. I wonder what there will be next time. In the end we all tidied up the pigsty. Caelan

Awesome a half a day of craft! Awesome! What sort of craft? On the 1st of November Monday 2010 Room 7 Sacred Heart School made some fantastic art for a stall to raise money for St Paul’s school damaged in the earthquake. Firstly Mrs Winders set newspaper up on all the desks so it was ready for us when we arrived. We put paint shirts on so we didn’t get paint on our uniform. Then we got out some equipment like sequins, jewels and foamy stickers. Meanwhile other people were colouring in, painting jars, drawing ladybugs spots, or splattering paint all over themselves. The noise was like a lion’s tremendous roar. Secondly I had to think of how I was going to decorate it. Next I glued my sequins on with the hot glue gun. It was sticky like a spider web and as hot and stingy as a bee sting. Finally I let it dry on the floor.
Later I made a bauble. I used feathers, paint, and vivid. I used purple paint to make it colourful and I used vivid to do the face. Lastly we all tidied up. I was surprised that it all turned out so great. Ella

Newspaper’s everywhere. I don’t know what we are doing? Glue gun, glitter, boxes, paint jars, pictures and ladybugs. What is all this for? Finally we know. First we got to choose what to do first. Next we moved on to painting pictures. We took a while. Then splash, splash went the paint brushes on the paper and it was getting louder. But we were all still happy. The teacher was taking a video and photos. Some of us needed to look for cakes in magazines. After it all we packed up, I was still feeling nervous. Mitchell

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