Posts made in July, 2011

14 July

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 14 July

Dear Parents

I will take this opportunity to thank all our parents for their input into this terms activities at school.

Aside from the production, which has been our focus for the last part of the term, there have been lots of sports and school events, where we have appreciated your support. We look forward to Term 3 and hopefully some warmer weather.

We farewell Mrs Russell who is taking maternity leave and welcome Mrs Teviotdale into Room two.

Also we farewell Logan, Mitchell and Hunter Thompson and Henry Mason.

A reminder the PTA will be providing the children with a sausage in bread tomorrow for their lunch. The canteen will remain open.

Our prayers are with the Reitsma-Smith family this week.

Production ~ Moving On

A big thanks to all the children for their performances on Wednesday & Thursday night last week; there were some very tired but happy children at school last Friday.

A big thanks for all the parent support we received, both in the lead up and especially on the night.

A special thanks to the parents who assisted in the creation of the costumes and sets – they were brilliant.

Also thanks to the helpers on the night backstage, Liam and James from Verdon College who controlled the lighting, and the parents who packed everything up afterwards.

Thank you to John Sievwright from Sievwright Auto’s for sponsoring the printing of the programmes.

Achievements

Laura Boniface won the ‘Most Points for Under 7yrs’ last weekend after getting placed 1st and 5th in the Highland Fling, and a 3rd in her very 1st Irish Jig.

Congratulations to these boys who had an excellent term in the Table Tennis competition, especially Harry McLean & Damian Mitchell who made the final.

Registrations for Round 2 next term are now open. 2 players required for a team @ $25 each.

If your child is interested, please see Mrs T-K in Room 8.

Jesus Christ Superstar ~ Good luck to Ben Winders who is in this year’s Musical Theatre show starting tonight. We look forward to seeing you play the part of Cophias.

SOUTHLAND JUNIOR NETBALL ACADEMY

Want some specialist netball coaching? Then join the Junior Netball Academy!

Suitable for players from 8 –15 years. Available Term 3 starting Mon 8th Aug.

For further information, please contact 217-1303 or www.netballsouthland.org.nz

Verdon School Open Day Sunday 7 August 1.30 – 3.30pm

Room 6 Class Happenings

What a lucky person I was to be able to sit in the audience and watch the production. It is remarkable to think that every child gets the opportunity to be on the stage and be ‘a star’!!! It has been interesting listening to the children and hearing what they had to say about the whole experience. Below are some of their wise thoughts.

The best thing about the production was watching the other people do their dance or part. I loved being on stage with my friends and with my class too. I started to giggle – it was embarrassing. Next time we do a production I want to be one of the main characters. Piper

The best thing about the production was being on the stage and acting in the production. The dancing was good and the people cheered for us as we were performing the production. Next time we do a production I am going to wait and smile at the audience. Devan

The best thing about the production was that I did not fall down. The “Hey Baby Jump Jam” got better every time. Next time we do a production I will be confident. Caitlin

After such a busy term we are all looking forward to a well-earned rest. A reminder:-please can you check that your child has the correct equipment to start the new term with: 4 pencils, a red pen, a ruler, a rubber and a glue stick. The holidays are always a good time to sort through the pencil cases and throw out the felt pens that no longer work.

Also, have a look at the Room 6 blog which can be accessed through the school website.

Many thanks for the support you give the children. The progress they are making is very pleasing.

THANK YOU TO THE LOVELY PARENTS

WHO BOUGHT MORNING TEA

IN FOR THE STAFF THIS WEEK

IT WAS MUCH APPRECIATED

HAVE A SAFE A HAPPY HOLIDAY

SEE YOU MONDAY 1ST AUGUST

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7 July

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 7 July

Dear Parents

Well done to all the children, teachers and helpers for making last night’s show such a success. We are looking forward to our final performance tonight.

A big thanks to our director Mrs Stupples.

The last day of the term is next Friday 15th July and will re-open Monday 2nd August.

Please make sure all your child’s clothing has been collected.

Thank you to Miss O’Neill & Fr. Jacob for our Sacred Heart Feast Day Mass last Friday, the children spoke and sang beautifully.

We thank the PTA for the ice block afterwards.

Our prayers are with the Sullivan Family.

Bike Safety Day

This has been postponed until next term, due to poor long range forecast.

ERO & Special Character Review

From 8 – 11 August we will have two reviewers from the Education Review Office at school and from 22 – 24 August Paul Ferris will lead a Special Character review.

As in previous reviews parents and children may be interviewed in relation to school procedures and processes.

Sports Results

Netball

Shooters won 14-2 against St Pats Green POD Natasha Thomson

Ferns won 6-0 against Bluff Pearls POD Ella Richardson

Stars lost 2-4 against Fernworth Hotshots POD Lucy Blue

Table Tennis

Sacred Heart representatives, Harry McLean, Damian Mitchell, Sam & Nathan Russell, Alex Armstrong and Patrick Ryan all played with great determination and commitment in this term’s primary school competition.

The grand final next Tuesday at 3.30 pm between the dynamic duo Harry & Damian against Myross Bush will bring exciting play to end Round 1; not to be missed.

Thank you to the parents who stayed to help with the scoring and especially Mrs McLean for being available for the canteen.

Any new interest players can register with Mrs T-K in Room 8 for Round 2 in Term 3. Two players are required to make up a team. Trish Mitchell

Repertory

Good luck to Caleb Brown, Isabella Wild and past pupils Rueben Brown and Meg O’Connell who are performing in the Repertory production ‘The Most Improbable Pirate’ story on the 8/9th July.

Achievements

Patrice Brookland competed in the Invercargill Gymnastics Club Competiton in the weekend competing against girls from all around the South Island. Patrice was placed 1st floor, 2nd beam, 3rd bar which gave her a placing of 3rd overall in her level.

Patrice’s team was also placed 1st in their level.

Altar Servers

Saturday 9th July 7.00 pm – Isabell & Mackenzie Wild

Sunday 10th July 10.30am – Sam Sherriff & Cameron Roulston

Children’s Liturgy – Bernadette Forde & Megan Roulston

Verdon College Fundraiser

Cheese Rolls, 4 doz for $25.00 or $6.50 a single doz, FOR SALE after school Monday 11th in the Sacred Heart School car park. The Verdon PTA & school community greatly appreciate your support. (Cheques & cash welcome sorry no Eftpos)

SOUTHLAND EDUCATION ADULT CLASSES TERM 3

Southland Education is currently taking enrolments for Term 3 Adult Education Classes. Our classes include Genealogy, Maori for Beginners, Knitting for Beginners, Digital Photography, Art Classes, Patchwork, Dressmaking, Beginners Internet and Email, Woodwork, Scrapbooking, Leadlighting, Spanish, Excel for Beginners, Yoga, Mosaics, Upholstery, Patchwork, and Printmaking.

For further information phone Southland Education 218 8180

Badminton

Check out the notice board in the junior corridor if you are interested in playing Badminton.

Free every Wednesday night from 4 pm, ages 5 – 12 yrs.

Adults social Badminton – every Tuesday 9 – 11am.

DOMINICAN EXPUPILS, STAFF MEMBERS & FRIENDS

Welcome to the

Annual Dinner Thursday 4th August 2011

Club Southland, 115 Leet St Invercargill

Cost of Meal: $26.00

Mass will be celebrated 5.45pm followed by the meal, and

GUEST SPEAKER: Sister Jacqui Ryan OP

Jacqui will speak about her recent experience

working as an intern at the United Nations

Dominican NGO Office in New York.

PLEASE PHONE Judith OP 217 8987 by 27 July 2011

Send or pop in with your payment to

J.M. O’Connell

Calvary 215 Centre St Invercargill Thank you

Dear Parent/Caregiver

As the need is growing for children to be in care before school, I would like to offer the programme to you for your child/ren. Transport will be provided from the centre for your child/ren to school. For parents who already are eligible for a subsidy, you will need to apply for additional hours with Work and Income. Details about the costs, time and the structure of the programme will be finalised once we determine the interest.

Please complete the slip below and return to your school office. For further information please contact 218-9520. Regards – Michele Khan, MES OSCAR Childcare.

Room 5 Class Happenings

Wow, what a week. It has been all about PRODUCTION PRODUCTION PRODUCTION

Thank you very much to Melinda McLeod who has organised the hard hats and Tracey Frewen who organized the children to have the vests. We look awesome!

Below are some photos of the class yesterday at Cente Stage before our dress rehearsal.

Please come and watch us, as we think that the whole school has done an amazing job.

Well done Sacred Heart t

Before School Programme

Name: _________________________ Contact: ___________________

Number of children ______________ Time: ___________________

Days, please circle: M T W TH F School: __________________

Please return to the school office as soon as possible.

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30 June

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 30 June

Dear Parents

Sacred Heart Feast Day – Tomorrow

There will be a Mass at 9.30 am tomorrow morning to celebrate Sacred Heart Feast Day.

All families are welcome to join us.

Production

Only six more sleeps until the school production and practices are in full swing.

As we have all the children involved, we will be practising every day until next Wednesday to get the spacing and act transition as smooth as we can.

The children will be attending a dress rehearsal at Centre Stage on Wednesday, leaving the school by bus at 9.30am and returning at 2.40pm. Please ensure your child has a cut lunch only (NO WARM-UPS), and a water bottle.

Tickets are selling extremely fast, so if you haven’t purchased yours, please don’t leave it much longer as you will miss out.

ERO & Special Character Review

From 8 – 11 August we will have two reviewers from the Education Review Office at school and from 22 – 24 August Paul Ferris will lead a Special Character review.

As in previous reviews parents and children may be interviewed in relation to school procedures and processes.

Year 4 – Bike Safety Day

Next Thursday is the finale of the bike Safety Programme and the children involved will be attending a fun day at Sandy Point. Thanks to all the parents who have indicated they can provide transport on the day.

Achievements

Well done to Hannah Horrell who received the POD trophy for her Spar Bush netball team last weekend.

Altar Servers

Saturday 2nd July 7.00 pm – Rory Horn

Sunday 3rd July 10.30am – Erica Forde & Georgea Newell

Children’s Liturgy – Pauline Harrington

Cancellations

ALL Fun Ferns Netball and Hockey has been cancelled next week due to the production.

Future Ferns Netball is still on.

Sports Results

Netball

Stars – won 7 – 0 against Myross Bush Blue with POD for Kayla Boniface.

Ferns – won 9 – 0 against Makarewa Magic with POD to Georgea Newell.

Shooters – lost 7 – 6 against Woodlands with POD to Renee Boniface.

Hockey

Last week our hockey team had a hard game between Myross Bush, where neither team scored a goal. Player of the day went to Georgia. This week we played Otatara and won 2 nil. Both goals were scored by Georgia. Player of the Day was Jeremy because he was constantly blocking shots which meant that we kept the ball in our half for the whole game. Next week there will be no hockey due to the school production. Our next game is on Wednesday 13th July at 4:10pm, against Makakrewa.

Thank you to the parents for their continued support each week.

Fantastic team work on the field guys. Keep it up ~ Megan Roulston

Whack n Run 2011

Anyone interesting in playing Squash term 3, can obtain an entry form from the office.

Southland Society of Model Engineers Open Day – Surrey Park

Sunday 10th July 10am – 2pm. Club members’ models will be demonstrating. Bring along you own radio control cars or boats and make use of the large pond & off road race track.

NumberWorks’nWords – Specialist Maths & English Tuition

We are holding our ever popular July Holiday Course Wednesday Jul 27 – Friday Jul 29 10:00am-12noon. These are great learning times as well as a lot of fun. Two hours a day for three days (equal to half a term’s work in three days) is a fantastic way to get the edge on the next term. These courses are always very popular so be quick. For an independent, professional evaluation for students from New Entrants to Year 11. Bookings are being taken now for Term 3. Call in to see what we do at 80 Kelvin Street anytime, check out our website www.numberworks.co.nz or phone Raewyn 032186804.

HOLIDAY SPORTS PROGRAMMES:
Enrolments are now open for the ILT and BNZ Holiday Sports Programmes. Come along and get active while learning some new sports skills or developing your own. The sports include: Adventure, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Biking, Cricket, Cycling, Dodge ball, Football, Fun Skills, Golf, Gym Sports, Hip Hop, Indoor Bowls, Marching, Netball, Rugby, Rugby League, Softball, Table Tennis, Tee Ball, Tennis, Touch, Trampolining, and Volleyball.
For the full schedule please visit: www.sportsouthland.co.nz or contact Tracy Simpson on 03 2112150 or tracy.simpson@sportsouthland.co.nz

Room 3 Class Happenings

Last Friday the Junior School had a visit from Ronald McDonald. He came to talk to us about Road Safety. He taught us a song and it went like this:

Stop, Look, Listen!

Before you use your feet.

Use your eyes.

Use your ears

Before you cross the street.

Room 3 is in full swing preparing for the production next week too, as are all the other classes at Sacred Heart School. We look forward to seeing you at the performance so you can see the hard work that we have been putting in. A big thank you to Michelle Van Eeden, Paula Hoskin and Danielle Meikle for their amazing costume design and construction. Also thank you to Maria Baynes for her assistance with our dance composition.

Dear Parent/Caregiver

As the need is growing for children to be in care before school, I would like to offer the programme to you for your child/ren. Transport will be provided from the centre for your child/ren to school. For parents who already are eligible for a subsidy, you will need to apply for additional hours with Work and Income. Details about the costs, time and the structure of the programme will be finalised once we determine the interest.

Please complete the slip below and return to your school office. For further information please contact 218-9520. Regards – Michele Khan, MES OSCAR Childcare.

Before School Programme

Name: _________________________ Contact: ___________________

Number of children ______________ Time: ___________________

Days, please circle: M T W TH F School: __________________

Please return to the school office as soon as possible.

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