Posts made in March, 2011

31 March

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Dear Parents

This week we welcome Thomas Horrell & Jade Holland to Room 1.
We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

Good luck to all the athletes competing at the Southland meet on Saturday.

Teachers Only Day Tomorrow
All teachers will be at in-service training in Gore tomorrow.
School will be closed for all pupils. N.B. Oscar will be closed.

School Interviews
Monday 11 April from 1.15pm and Tuesday 12 April from 3.15pm. Please note school will close on Monday at 12.30pm. As in previous years these are 3 way interviews for 15 minutes each. A change this year – all bookings will be done on-line at code WZHJL.
For parents without internet, times can be booked at school.

1. You shook hands with?
2. Saw you cry?
3. Made you cry?
4. Went to the movies with you?
5. You went to dinner with?
6. You talked to on the phone?
7. Said “I love you to you” and really meant it?
8. Broke your heart?
9. Made you laugh?
10. You thought about more than 3 times a day?
11. You kissed?
12. You borrowed something from?
13. You text messaged on your phone?
14. You got in an argument with?
15. You had lunch with?
16. You borrowed clothes from?
17. You bought a gift for?
18. You took to the airport?
19. Picked you up from the airport?
20. Surprised you?

Entertainment Book Fundraiser
Families should now have an order form and information from the Entertainment Book that was sent home yesterday. Please have a look at the details about the voucher book, go online and find out more or view a copy of the latest book in the school office. If you, or any of your friends or family, would like to buy any, please return your order form as soon as possible to the office.

Please note the books cost $50 each and will only be given out when payment is received at the office by Mrs Forbes, who will then either send them home, or give to you directly. For every book sold, you raise $10 for the school. Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to Sacred Heart School PTA) or credit card. If needed extra credit card payment requests are also available at the office. Any questions feel free to call Susanne Brown (PTA Chairperson) on 2158883.
Thanks for your support ~ Your PTA

Chess Club
Our first Monday lunch time chess session was a huge success. So much so that we don’t have enough chess sets! Some children already knew how to play chess and others are just learning. If there are any unused chess sets at home that you are no longer using and would like to donate, we would love to see them. Thank you ~ Mrs Stupples

Scholastic Bookclub Sale – Closes Tuesday 5th April

Australian Tests – Monday 4th April will be the final day entries will be accepted.

Fruit Order
Delivery will be Thursday 7 April. Please order with money by Tuesday morning

Pita Pit Lunches
There was a great response to lunch orders on Monday, approx 40 children ordering. The children are to collect envelopes from their class to be taken home and filled out for Monday morning.

Childcare Available – Tomorrow Teachers Only Day 1st April
Enquiries to Trish 215-8292 (Year 6 Camp Fundraiser)

Japanese Earthquake Fundraiser
Thank you to all the people who purchased sushi today to fundraise for the Japan Earthquake.
Many thanks to Keiko & Glenise Hawkes for the marvellous idea.

Natalya Hawkes & Xanthe Belesky dressed beautifully for the
Red & White day last Friday.

Help the Rowers Win Gold at Maadi
Firewood is available for sale by the rowing girls travelling to Karapiro in search of glory for Verdon at this years Maadi Cup. If you would like to order firewood, please contact: Dee Heenan 215-6227 or 0274960738. Or alternatively contact the school office 216-9039

For Sale: Cones for the Fire – $3 sack – Phone 215-8234

The ILT and BNZ Holiday Sports Programmes
Tuesday 19, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28, and Friday 29 April
Sports include: Aerobics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Crazy Catch, Cricket, Cycling, Dodgeball, Football, Fun Skills, Golf, Gym Sports, Hip Hop, Hockey, Indoor Bowls, Indoor Rowing, Netball, Orienteering, Rugby, Rugby League, Softball, Surf Lifesaving, Tee Ball, Tennis, Volleyball and Yachting. Please see for more details.
All enquiries should be directed to Tracy or Peter at Sport Southland on 03 211 2150 or

Junior Netball Academy! Suitable for players from 8 –15 years. Term 2 Invercargill, starting week of Monday 9th May 2011. For info contact Shan Jensen-Loach – 03 217 1303 or visit our website for a registration form

Room 8 Class Happenings

This week The Flakes reading group have been reading about how Anzac Biscuits came to be.
We learned that ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corp. We also learned that the wives and girlfriends of the Army troops made Anzac Biscuits because they can be kept for a long time and were made out of oats so the men didn’t get hungry quickly.
Today we decided that we would have a go at making the biscuits ourselves.
Everyone in room 8 got to taste them and so did some of the teachers, they were delicious!!!
Here is the recipe so you can have a go at home 

1 cup flour 

1 cup caster sugar

1 cup desiccated coconut

2 cups rolled oats 

125g butter 

2 tbsp golden syrup

1 tsp baking soda 

3 tbsp boiling water
1. Heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan bake). Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
Place flour, caster sugar, coconut and oats in a bowl and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre.
2. Place butter and golden syrup in a saucepan to melt, or microwave in a bowl to melt. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Add melted ingredients and dissolved baking soda to dry ingredients and mix to combine.
3. Roll spoonfuls into balls and press onto prepared baking trays, allowing space for biscuits to spread while cooking.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool, and enjoy!

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25 March

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Dear Parents

With the new veranda finally in use, I’m sure you will agree it does add some balance to the school.
It will come in very handy in the winter months ahead.
A couple of reminders are the Interviews on 11 & 12 April (School closes at 12.30 on Monday 11).
Teachers Only Day next Friday 1st April – no this is not an April Fool’s joke.
Also the Camp meeting for Year 6 pupils which is being held 29 March @ 7.30 pm.

Welcome to Caleb Ridd who joined the children in Room 1 on Tuesday.

Farewell to the Andrews family who are returning to Christchurch.
We wish them well and will be thinking of them.

School Mass
Thank you to those children who attended our school mass last Sunday – also to Miss O’Neill and the staff for the organisation. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the number of children in attendance. As a percentage of our total role, it was the poorest in my association with the school.
Thanks to those parents who sent in apologies but it was rather embarrassing to see we were unable to fill up our allocated seats. We only have 3 – 4 school masses a year which are an important part of our school life and I would like to ask for your assistance for next time regarding attendance.

by Author Unknown

The most destructive habit…………….Worry
The greatest Joy…………………………….Giving
The greatest loss……………………………..Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work……………………Helping others
The ugliest personality trait………………….Selfishness
The most effective sleeping pill………………..Peace of mind
The most powerful force in life……………………Love
The world’s most incredible computer……………The brain
The worst thing to be without………………………….Hope
The greatest asset…………………………………………..Faith
The most beautiful attire……………………………………Smile!
The most powerful channel of communication.……..Prayer
The most important thing in life………………………………GOD

We have been talking to the children about the appropriate ways to relate to other children and adults, who we interact with in our school day.
• Use of please, thank you, excuse me, pardon me…
• Regular greetings of ‘Good morning’, ‘Good afternoon.’ etc.
• Not interrupting a speaker
• Being mindful of other children and adults movements around school eg. Holding doors open, helping to carry something for others, providing space to sit etc.
• Responding to others appropriately eg not answering back or responding rudely to anyone (Remember the old adage: If it can’t be said nicely don’t say anything at all).
The staff will be looking for and highlighting courteous and respectful behaviour both in and out of the classroom.

Teachers Only Day ~ All teachers will be at in-service training in Gore on Friday 1st April.
School will be closed for all pupils.

Oscar Child Care ~ Please note Oscar will be closed on our Teachers Only Day – 1st April 2011,
but they will be running on the afternoon of 11th April when school closes at 12.30 pm for interviews.

School Interviews ~ These are being held on Mon 11 April from 1.15pm and Tues 12 April from 3.15pm. Please note school will close on Monday at 12.30pm. As in previous years these are 3 way interviews for 15 minutes each. A change this year – all bookings will be done on-line at code WZHJL. Parents without internet times can be booked at school.
Japanese Earthquake Fundraiser / Sushi For Lunch
Thank you for your support today. $282 was raised to send to Japan.
Next Thursday Mrs Hawkes will be selling SUSHI for lunch as a fundraiser. An order form is at the end of this newsletter for you to fill out and return to school on Wednesday morning.
Salmon, Chicken, Prawn or Vegetable ~ 2 pieces for $1.

The canteen will be on Thursday next week (31st March), due to Teachers Only Day on Friday.

Pita Pit for Lunches – Starting this Monday
Pita Pit Invercargill is excited at the opportunity to provide healthy, nutritious lunches for the children at our school every Monday. Envelopes are enclosed today with the newsletter, which are to be filled out at home, with the correct money (as no change is given), then placed in the letterbox outside the office before the bell rings at 8.55 am on Monday mornings.
The envelope is well set out and the cost is $4 per order.
1st you choose the pita you would like, then 2 fillings, then the sauce.
For an extra $1 you can choose 3 more fillings.
Or you might like to try the Combo which you get a pita, apple and a drink for $6.50.
Children are to obtain more envelopes from their class teacher.

To the following children who will be representing the All Saints Zone at the Southland Athletics Sports next Saturday 2nd April: Tessa Wright, Caelan O’Connor, Alex Wright, Abby Humm, Kayla Boniface, Emma Harrington, Isabella Wild, Ben Henderson, Bree Chilton, Rohan McKenzie, Sam Thornbury, Eli Winders, Sam Downing and Conor Riley.

Also to Kayla Boniface who took part in the Collegiate Swimming Club Champs this week and got a 1st for backstroke and a 2nd for freestyle for the 8 year old girls.

Cricket Report
This term Sacred Heart School representatives Sam & Jacob Downing, Callum O’Connor, Damian Mitchell & Harry McLean were placed into club teams, Appleby & Marist.
Under the watchful eye of Mr Downing and excellent training sessions, with older and more experienced club members, the Appleby team learnt essential skills to help them progress in the game. The boys, combined with Fernworth, Otatara and Salford, made up a determined team and exciting sideline entertainment.

Camp Fundraiser – St Patrick’s Day Mini Market
Hot chips, spiders, muffins and a touch of green dipped in a ray of sunshine greeted a swarm of children last Thursday. Thank you to everyone for their support in making this a success.
Individual targets are off to a good start for the year 6 camp fundraisers.

Australian Maths Tests / EdAlive Software
A reminder the cut off date for both of these is next Friday 1st April.

Altar Servers
Saturday 26th 7pm Clarke Le Breton
Sunday 27th 10.30am Eli Winders and Ben Henderson

Help the Rowers Win Gold at Maadi
Firewood is available for sale by the rowing girls travelling to Karapiro in search of glory for Verdon at this years Maadi Cup. If you would like to order firewood, please contact: Dee Heenan 215-6227 or 0274960738. Or alternatively contact the school office 216-9039

Highlanders will be at BNZ Invercargill from 2.45 – 3.45pm on Thursday 31 March 2011 for a Sausage Sizzle – All welcome to come & meet the players/get autographs etc.

Badminton Southland Baddy Bashers Club – Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm
For ages 5 – 12 yrs (racquets & shuttles supplied), running until the end of term 3.
This is held at the Badminton Hall, Surrey Park and is free for all children.
Qualified coaches take all sessions.
Social Badminton – Tuesday 9 – 11am @ Surrey Park $5 pp, first time free.
For all adults wanting exercise and social competition.

Junior Touch Representative Trials – on Sunday 10 April 2011 at Turnbull Thompson Park, Islington Street. Times for the Trials are:

10.00am U 10 Boys/ U 10 Girls/ U17 Girls/ U17 Boys/U 14 Boys/ U14 Girls
10.30am U11 Boys/ U 11 Girls/ U 15 Girls/ U15 Boys
11.00 U12 Boys/ 12 Girls/ U13 Boys/ U 13 Girls

Please report half an hour before at Clubrooms- Islington Street

Room 9 Class Happenings

Paper planes – Every Friday Miss Page comes to Room 9 to teach our class. Last Friday we made paper planes, this Friday we are going to fly them.
Who is going to be the winner? I say in my head Eli & Sam T or Jordan and I, maybe even Natasha and Ashleigh. It is fun making paper planes.
Three days until Friday, that’s when we’ll fly them, it will be fun. Conor & Ben S haven’t even finished their paper plane.
It was a fun time making paper planes but hard work. We flew them. The winners are Eli & Sam T,
their plane flew 17.1m. By Conor and Tom

Swimming – Yes – three weeks of swimming, that means less work. But a bit harder because we are in the pool swimming back and forth to each side of the pool in the deeper end of the pool. (I hope there are no sharks!)
On the first day of swimming I was nervous about getting into the pool because it was freezing cold. When I jumped into the pool I almost ended up frozen like an ice cube!
50 length’s of butterfly, 100 lengths of freestyle, 200 lengths of backstroke – just jokes!!!!!!(I hope)
AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! SPLASH – wow that was scary. I just jumped off that HUGE diving board to practise what to do if I had to jump off a sinking ship. I hope I don’t have to do that in real life!
Finally our swimming group time is up but now I have to go through terrible time of waiting.
Bree and Sam S



Name …………………………………………………….. Room Number ……………………….

Number of pieces ……………………………………. Amount enclosed $ …………………

 Salmon  Prawn

 Chicken  Vegetable

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18 March

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 18 March

Dear Parents

School Mass – Sunday 20th March 10.30 am
A reminder our compulsory Mass is on this Sunday.
All children are to line up in the school foyer at 10.15 am in school uniform.
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you there.

Fast From-Feast On

* Fast from judging others; Feast on the Christ dwelling in them.
* Fast from emphasis on differences; Feast on the unity of life.
* Fast from apparent darkness; Feast on the reality of light.
* Fast from thoughts of illness; Feast on the healing power of God.
* Fast from words that pollute; Feast on phrases that purify.
* Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude.
* Fast from anger; Feast on patience.
* Fast from pessimism; Feast on optimism.
* Fast from worry; Feast on divine order.
* Fast from complaining; Feast on appreciation.
* Fast from negatives; Feast on affirmatives.
* Fast from unrelenting pressures; Feast on unceasing prayer.
* Fast from hostility; Feast on non-resistance.
* Fast from bitterness; Feast on forgiveness.
* Fast from self-concern; Feast on compassion for others.
* Fast from personal anxiety; Feast on eternal truth.
* Fast from discouragements; Feast on hope.
* Fast from lethargy; Feast on enthusiasm.
* Fast from thoughts that weaken; Feast on promises that inspire.
* Fast from shadows of sorrow; Feast on the sunlight of serenity.
* Fast from idle gossip; Feast on purposeful silence.
* Fast from problems that overwhelm; Feast on prayer that strengthens.

—William Arthur Ward (American author, teacher and pastor, 1921-1994.)

Building Work ~ With only some minor clearing up and finish work, the veranda has been completed and is in use.
Thank you for your co-operation while the foyer has been closed.

Library ~ Most of the new furniture has now arrived for the library so we are looking to have a ‘working bee’ next Friday morning to help sort and shelve the books. If you can help at any stage of the morning please let Christine or myself know and turn up on Friday morning.
Many thanks ~ Rose

Japanese Earthquake Fundraiser ~ Next Friday the children are asked to wear Red & White clothing and to bring a gold coin donation for the Japanese Earthquake Fund. Thank you.
We are especially thinking of the Hawkes family who have family (safe) and friends in Japan.

Teachers Only Day ~ All teachers will be at in-service training in Gore on Friday 1st April.
School will be closed for all pupils.

Oscar Child Care ~ Please note Oscar will be closed on our Teachers Only Day – 1st April 2011.
But they will be running on the afternoon of 11th April when school closes at 12.30 pm for interviews.

School Interviews ~ These are being held on Monday 11th April from 1.15pm and Tuesday 12th April from 3.15pm. Please note school will close on the Monday at 12.30pm. As in previous years these are 3 way interviews for 15 minutes each. A change this year – all bookings will be done on-line at I will send home the event code early next week with instructions.
For parents without internet access, times can be booked at school.

Friday – Wheels Day Reminder
All children must be wearing safety gear. This also applies to Rip Sticks.

Water Bottle – A reminder all children need to bring a water bottle to school, until further notice.

Junior Cricket Coaching ~ Sean Cairns has offered to take interested Year 1 & 2 children for cricket coaching on Wednesday lunchtimes. This will begin next week.

Fruit Order ~ The next delivery of fruit will be on Thursday 24th March. The order form has been placed on the notice board in the junior corridor. Please have orders and money to the office by lunchtime on Tuesday 22nd.

Wooden Ladder ~ If anyone has an old wooden ladder we would be please to use it as part of our PMP (Perceptual Motor Programme) activities. Thank you

Congratulations to:
Breyah Takitimu who participated in the Southland Junior Dance Competitions last weekend. Breyah received 6 x 1st and 1 x 3rd.

Rylee Hewitt who received the Haywood Family Cup for Outstanding Effort at the Dance Southland Dance Competitions held at the weekend. She was also placed 4th in the demi-character (Witch’s Magic) and commended for the Barefoot Interpretative (playing with dolphins).

Eli Winders 4th in BMX Southern Summer Series.

Ed Alive Software – Enclosed with the newsletter today are brochures from Ed Alive.
Please have orders back to school by Friday 1st April.

Office Bearers 2011
PTA elections were held at the AGM on Tuesday 15th
Chairperson: Susanne Brown
Deputy Chair: Amanda Hunt
Treasurer: Trish Sherriff
Secretary: Denise Sullivan

Please contact Susanne Brown 2158883 for any PTA queries or information for new members. We would love to have new members so if you’re keen to be involved in helping with fundraising and/or organizing fun events for both our families and our parent community, come and join us. This is a great way to get to know other school parents and be involved in making Sacred Heart a great place for all our children. The next PTA meeting is to be Monday 9th May @ 7.30pm at school, and will be advertised the week before.

Entertainment Book Fundraiser
Enclosed with this week’s newsletter is a flyer from The Entertainment Book for Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown and surrounds. We used the purchase of these books as a fundraiser last year, and are about to do the same again this year. Please have a look at the flyer and if you’re interested have a look at their site. For those families new to the school, the Entertainment Book covers the areas advised above and is a book of vouchers and discounts relating to Food, Entertainment, Accommodation, Travel & Leisure, Car Hire and Theme Parks in Australia (many of these offer discounts both in NZ and Australia). They are sold for $50 and the school receives $10 for every book sold. For those who purchased the books last year I’m sure you’ll be like many of the PTA members who have found they have made considerable savings and very quickly were able to save far more than the cost of the book itself. At the end of next week there will be further information sent home and a sample book on display in the office should parents like to review it.

Please note we will not be sending a book home to each family this year, we will instead send the information and an order form for you to return to school, should you wish to purchase a book(s) with the money enclosed. This will be our only fundraiser this term and purchasing a book is not compulsory, we are just giving families the opportunity for great discounts with the school benefiting from each book sold. The Entertainment Books can only be sold as fundraisers by clubs & societies etc, so you will start to see them appearing everywhere once they are launched at the end of next week. We will be one of the first with them so we hope to make the most of this and give you the opportunity to get family and friends to buy them, through you, as well. Thanks ~ Your PTA

These are our designs for our Funky Chickens. We are going to make them out of recycled materials. They will be in the Southland Art Festival, where they will auction our Funky Chickens to raise money for the SPCA.

If you have any recycled goods that you could donate to our class it
would be much appreciated.
For example, material, yoghurt containers, old light bulbs, feathers, cotton balls, cardboard, buttons, wire, bamboo, cream, milk and fizz bottles etc. Thanks Briana & Logan

Junior Football
There is a new format this year:First Kicks (4-6 yr old Girls and Boys)
4 players per team, Mondays from May at ILT Football Turf. Players are now registered to clubs, previously known as Starters.

Fun Football (7-8 yr old Girls and Boys) Following on from First Kicks, 5 per team,
Saturdays at ILT Football Turf.

Mini Football (9-12 yr old Girls and Boys) Interclub competition held on Saturdays at
various venues and times, most played at ILT Football Turf. You can get a school team together but
must now register with a club. Thistle AFC is taking registrations – contact Doug Ballie:
021 02383729, players name and DOB are required

Is anyone interested in a family ski day or weekend?
Reduced cost of ski pass, gear hire and lesson for school groups.
Own accommodation and transport arrangements to be made.
Phone Nicola Hawkes 215-9330.

Friday Night Table Tennis – Lindisfarne Street
Contact Carolyn 216-8920 if you are interested in joining this Friday Night Club.
(Every Friday during school terms). $3 per player or $10 per family.

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11 March

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 11 March

Dear Parents

Welcome to Zoe Dunick from Christchurch. We hope she enjoys her time with us.

Very well done to all the children who took part in our Zone Athletics yesterday.
While we had a lot of excellent results across all ages, I wish to thank all the children for the effort they put into the events. I had the chance to be able to watch a lot of the children and I was very impressed at how hard they tried.
A thank you to the teachers and parents who have instilled and encouraged this ethic. This is something that is noticed each year.

Report Info Night
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the meeting on Monday. As well as using the forum as an information opportunity, it is also beneficial to our staff to be able to outline our procedures and receive feedback.
I am will to run further evenings or 2pm meetings for groups of parents who were unable to attend. Please let me know if you are interested in this:

Teachers Only Day – 1st April.

School Compulsory Mass – Sunday 20th March 10.30 am

Water Bottle – A reminder all children need to bring a water bottle to school, until further notice. Thank you.

Satellite Dish & Receiver
Many thanks to Mark Watson from Southern Aerial & Satellite, for the generous donation and installation of a satellite dish & receiver.
Please support Mark’s business 0274-346088.

Scholastic Bookclub – Closes Friday 18th March.

Sacred Heart PTA AGM – All Welcome
Desert & Coffee at Paddington Arms Tuesday 15th March 7.30 pm.
Please book in at the school office for catering purposes. Thank you.

Congratulations to Abby Humm who took part in the Southland Athletic Clubs Championships last weekend. Abby was placed 2nd in the 800m final and 3rd in the 200m final. Well done.

Meadow Fresh ~ New World
Meadow Fresh has joined forces with New World and Fly Buys and are running a campaign called ‘The Daisy Meadow Schools Campaign’ from 7 March – 17 April.
All you have to do is register your Fly Buys card at and nominate our school. Every time you purchase Meadow Fresh products you need to swipe your Fly Buys card so daisies can be added to our school. The 15 South Island schools with the most daisies will receive $2000 towards sports gear, books or computers.

Room 7 Class Happenings

We thought we would share some of our attention grabbing starting sentences from our House Colour Chants with you.

Harrington’s the best!!! Forget about the rest!!! HARRINGTON ROCKS!!!!!
Everybody was so excited! ”This was the best day ever.’’ Henry

Harrington rox! Harrington rox! Yeah hoo!
Today’s house colour day and I’m in Harrington. Tanesha

Stomping, shouting, chanting! I just about lost my ears! Donovan’s chant is so-so.
Well well who’s up now? MERCY! WAHOO!!!! “Mercy, Mercy”, I was chanting.
“Today we are going hard just like the school is ours…” Kayla

It was awesome walking to the hall in orange with Donovan. Kavanagh started the chants. They came first equal with Mercy. Harrington came second. Yeah!
Donovan came third and they won best dressed awesome. Jacob D

Today were going hard just like the school is ours WHAT IS THAT?? Oh it’s Mercy’s chant. My ears blew off when we did our chant. It was not a nice day outside but it was the best day ever in the hall. Donavan’s one was really cool. Monique

Yay its house colour day! Wahoo!! Marist is the coolest house ever!
We might have lost but it was still really good fun. Tom

When I was at school in the morning I heard people screaming in the classroom.
Everyone was dressed in their colours. It was amazing! Cory

A reminder please for parents to check for RE homework each week. This to be completed and returned the next day. The books are often required for the next lesson the next day.

Please also send your email address to if you have not already done so. This will help home/school communication.

Many Thanks ~ Nicola Winders

Adult Beginners Guitar Classes starting soon
Both Morning & Evening Classes available
Where:* Maya Music Studio, 101 Dee St, Shop 9.
When: * Monday Mornings 10.00am – 12.00pm
Commences 4 & 8th April.
Enquiries to: Deo & Becks (03) 9730430.

Out of School Art Classes
Enrolments for Terms 2, 3 & 4 are being accepted now.
Contact Andrea 217-9923

Smooth Talk Hair Design ~ Windsor Street
All proceeds made from haircuts on Saturday 12th March between 10am – 2pm will be given to the Christchurch Earthquake Fund.

Aerobics Festival
The Aerobics Festival will be held on the 12th June – venue to be confirmed.
If your child is interested in participating please return the slip below by 21st March with a payment of $15.

Yes my child ___________________ Room _______ is interested in participating in Aerobics this year.

Year 3 & 4 Year 5 & 6

I have attached $15 payment

I am/am not able to help coach.




If your child would like to participate in the tests listed below, and is Year 4, 5 or 6, please fill out the form and return to the office, with the money, by Friday 1st April. No late entries.

Australian Tests

Child’s Name ……………………………… Year ……….

 Computer Skills @ $7.50 each
 Science @ $ 7.50 each
 Spelling @ $9.50 each
 Writing @ $17.50 each
 English @ $7.50 each
 Maths @ $7.50 each Total $ ………

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4 March

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 4 March

Dear Parents

A special welcome to the Andrews, Broomhall & Prendergast families from Christchurch to our school community this week. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.
A big thank you for the generosity shown at last week’s Mufti Day. $702 was raised.

Our prayers continue to be with the people of Christchurch.

Welcome to Kate Russell who joined the children in Room 1 on Tuesday.
We hope she enjoys her time with us.

Today we farewell Devan & Tylee Fiebig, we wish them luck with their new school.

Ash Wednesday
The school will attend Mass on Wednesday 9.30 am to celebrate Ash Wednesday.
The beginning of the Lenten season. Parents are most welcome to join us.

Otatara Bus is leaving 1pm on Tuesday 8th March.
Please phone Christine if your child is to be put on this early bus.
N.B. No other buses are affected.

Junior Block Veranda
Thank you for your continued patience with the foyer entrance still blocked off. The veranda is in the final stages of construction.
Things should be back to normal in a week or so.

School Reporting Info Night
A reminder about the information evening on Monday at 7 pm. We will be interpreting the graphs used in last year’s reports, and outlining the reporting procedures for 2011.

Zone Athletics – Rooms 7, 8 & 9
A reminder about the Zone Athletics this Tuesday 8th March. A note has gone home with your child.

Our Thanks
Our thanks go to Merle O’Donnell and the members of the North Rotary Club and the Community Trust for the Dictionaries presented to the year 4 children this morning.

Many thanks to Paddy O’Brien (ex pupil) who came to school today and gave some of our pupils specialist training in High Jump.

House Colour Day
A big thanks to all the teachers and children for making our House Colour day such a success. Having the chants in the hall was brilliant (and noisy) and the children really enjoyed it. We were lucky to be able to finish off the tug of war yesterday. Thanks to the parents who helped the staff retain the title against the winning house team.

Teachers Only Day ~ There will be a teachers only day on Friday 1st April.

3 Way Interviews
These will be held on Monday 11th April from 1.15 – 7.00 pm and Tuesday 12th April 3.15 – 5.30 pm.

Sacred Heart PTA AGM
Tuesday 15th March 7.30 pm. Desert and coffee at Paddington Arms, all are most welcome. Please indicate your attendance to the School office for catering please.
For more information contact Liza Adams: 215-9995.

Altar Servers
Saturday 5th March 7pm = Harry McLean
Sunday 6th March 10.30am = Bronte Adams & Elsie Wallace
Children’s Liturgy = Liza Adams

Squash Southland Competition Term 3 (Yr 3 – 8)
This competition runs for 6 weeks and is played on a Tuesday between 3.30 – 5.30pm, commencing 31st May. Cost is $25 per pupil, with ball, racquet & eye wear supplied. If your child is interested, please collect a brochure from the office.

Fruit Order
Please fill out the order form in the junior corridor by lunchtime on Tuesday 8th March if you require fruit. Delivery is Thursday 10th March.

St Patrick’s Day Mini Market – Thursday 17th March
Please come and support the Year 6 camp fundraiser, to be held at school on St Patrick’s Day at 3.00 pm. Cakes, lollies, drinks, spiders, treats etc.

Congratulations to Sam Downing, Harry McLean and Jacob Downing for their selection in the Yr 5/6 Invercargill Metro Representative Cricket Team.

Grasmere Girl Guides
Spaces are available for 5yrs upwards. Enquiries to Leann 215-9246.

Hot Topics with Ian Grant – Thursday 17th March 7 – 9.15pm
This will be held at the Invercargill Christian Centre, 165 Leet Street. Tickets available from the Christian Centre Office $15 single, $25 double. Enquiries to

House Tour
The Winton Football Club Inc has organized a House Tour for Sunday 13 March 2011 starting from Winton at 12.30pm outside the Winton Primary School. Tickets are $10 per person and available from The Bakery, Winton Primary School and Winton Motorcycles. Enquiries to Wendy: or 221-7417.

Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby Club Weigh In / Registration Days
These will be held on Sunday 13th March 11am – 12.30pm and Tuesday 15th March 4.30 – 5.30pm. All school age children wanting to play rugby this season are invited to attend. Enquiries to Peter Meulenbroek 027-4862059.

Waikiwi Rugby Club Weigh In & Registration
Tuesday 15th March 4.00 – 5.30pm, Thursday 17th March 4.00 – 5.30pm
Sunday 20th March 4.00 – 5.30pm. Enquiries to: Denise Singleton 215-6225

Do all your shopping from home at WWW.YOURFASTSHOP.CO.NZ and have more time relaxing. Over 50 online stores and all shopping raises money for Sacred Heart School (Waikiwi)
• Food from Dominos Pizza.
• Books from online bookstores, The Nile and Fishpond.
• FREE DVD rental offer from Fatso.
• iPods, iPhones and laptops from Apple.
• Toys from IQ Toys.
• Gifts, prizes and lots more
Just go to and select Sacred Heart School (Waikiwi) for great discounts and online offers.

Room 6 Class Happenings

I went to house colour day. I was excited about doing my chant. Doing my chant was fun. I got to hold up a “G” because “G” is a letter in Kavanagh. My Mum and my sister came. I had to wear yellow because Kavanagh is yellow. Kavanagh and Mercy won for the first time. My favourite day is house coloured day. That’s because we get to wear no school uniform. Caleb Wolf

Yesterday it was house colour day. We sang our chants. We did it in the hall. I did it at 1.50pm. My house team is Harrington. My house teacher is Mrs T.K. and my house captain is Bree. Her vice captain is Ashleigh. We had to shout out loud, “Harrington, Harrington”. We are green. It was cool and awesome. Bree sprayed silly string. Devan Fiebig

Yesterday we did house chants. I was Pompallier. We had to shout out loud. We had to wear blue. We threw party streamers. They were blue and people blew up balloons. Some people popped balloons. They were loud popping. We popped the balloons. The house captain was Aiden.
Amy Ingham

On Wednesday it was house colour day. It was very fun and cool. We had it in the hall because it was raining. I am in Harrington. It is a cool house. I like Harrington. Harrington came second and Kavanagh and Mercy came first. Donovan came third. Harrington had a good chant and so did everyone else. The whole school went. I like house colour day because I got to dress up in green. It was very, very, very fun and we got to sing our chants on the stage. It was in the afternoon. I felt happy and excited. I had lots of fun. It was after lunch. I like green. Billy Gutschlag

I went to the chant day. It was fun. My house is Donovan. I think my house chant was cool and I think Tessa’s house was cool too. I like this school. It is cool because it has a house chant. It is awesome. I wished we had it every day because I like chants. I felt happy, very happy. We did it in the hall and we got to go on the hall stage. We went in the afternoon after playtime. I went with the school. Katelyn Maloney

Yesterday was house colour day. I’m in Mercy and my friends are in Donovan but we did not do a tug of war. This time we only did the chants. Mercy and Kavanagh got first place. Harrington got second place and Donovan got third place. I like Donovan’s. I think theirs is the best. Last year’s one that Mercy did was not so good. I felt happy. I think that Mercy and Donovan should have won.
Emma Brooks

Yesterday the school went to the hall to do our chant. My team was called Pompallier. It was with our school. It was fun. Donovan was best dressed. Mercy and Kavanagh had the best chant. I thought we were going to have tug of war in the hall and sack races in the hall. I wish we could do it outside so we could have the tug of war and sack races. We’re going to have tug of war and sack races today. I hope Pompallier wins the tug of war. We are going to have tug of war and sack races on our big field out by the fitness play ground. I can’t wait to have tug of war and sack races. The team that wins the most games of tug of war versus the teachers. Jakobe Paraki

Yesterday we went to the school hall to do our house chants. My house was Kavanagh. We came first for the house chant and so did Mercy. Harrington came second and Donovan came third. The whole school did it. It was too wet outside so we did not do tug of war and sack races. We are doing it today after lunch at quarter past one. Our colour was yellow. I felt happy because I had a good time. William Robertshawe

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