Posts made in December, 2011

24 November

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 24 November

Dear Parents

A big thank you to Miss O’Neill, Fr. Vince, Fr. Jacob and all the parents and children who took part in the First Communion Mass on Sunday. A special thanks to the parents who organised the afternoon tea – it was much appreciated.

If you have photos from Sunday, we would be most grateful if you could send them onto us at office@shsinv.school.nz, as we would like to send one to The Tablet magazine.

Last night was very busy with a photo exhibition and two camp meetings in Room 9.

A lot of work has gone into these and we appreciate your support in celebrating with your children.

Good luck to: Sam Richardson, Aidan Hosie, Annie Armstrong, Hunter Cairns, Tyler McLeod, Zane Flawn, Sionelle Cahill, Megan Sullivan and Scarlett Meikle who are part of the Seals Flipper-ball team who are in the B Grade final tomorrow 4.05 pm at Splash Palace. Mrs Hosie (coach) is proud of them, as they have improved throughout the year and only lost 2 games drawn 1 and won the rest.

Our prayers are with the Dawson family.

Upcoming Events

2/12 Jump Rope

2/12 Mission Fair

9/12 Reports go home

9/12 Talent Quest Final

12/12 Year 6 Day

13/12 End of Year Mass 1.15pm

14/12 Last Day of School 12.30pm

School Bus Services – Last Day Thursday 8th December

All bus services will finish on Thurs 8th December. Parents will be required to arrange alternative travel for their children.

DVD’s at School

In the upcoming weeks there may be one or two occasions when I join classes together and the children are shown a DVD during a teaching block. I have asked the teaching staff to work on aspects of our maths plans in regards to moderating your child’s assessment results. The fastest way to do this is during school time.

Reports Info Meetings

Thanks to the parents who were able to meet with me yesterday to discuss the reporting format. If there is interest I will hold another one at 2.30pm next Wednesday.

Please let Christine know if you wish to attend.

General Election

Saturday is Election Day. While this election seems at times to have been focussed on cups of tea and personalities, the results will have an impact on all our lives for the next three years. Please exercise your democratic right and ensure you vote.

End of Year Mass

The End of Year Mass will be held on Tuesday 13th December at 1.30pm.

The reason for the change from an evening Mass relates to seating capacity in the church.

An afternoon Mass means we can give proper reverence to the Mass, as well as fare- welling our Year 6 pupils.

Parents, especially those of Year 6 pupils, are welcome, but if you can’t make the Mass, you will have had the opportunity to attend the leavers function the night before.

Sacred Heart School 50th Jubilee. Time to Celebrate! ALL Ex –Pupils and Current Parents are invited to Come Along to Share Ideas and Enthusiasm

Another meeting to discuss the Sacred Heart School 50th Jubilee celebration in 2012 will be held in the Sacred Heart School library on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30pm. We have some great plans for marking our 50th jubilee but we need more people involved to make it all happen. Remember…the 25th reunion was thoroughly enjoyed, and it’s a long time until the 75th! See you back at school on Tuesday 29th. Trish Ward (pdward@xtra.co.nz )

Facebook Page

We have started our own facebook page, so that you can keep up to date with the latest news – sports cancellations, opinion polls, and general school information.

If you are a facebook user you can put ‘Sacred Heart School Waikiwi’ in the top search box to find our page. Then ‘like’ us so our information will show up on your home page.

This page is not targeted to the children, it is for parents, caregivers and other relevant adults only please.

Outstanding Activity Fee

Thank you to those people who have settled their accounts.

However there are still 28 families who need to give this their immediate attention.

Rotary Garden Tour – Sunday 4th Dec – 1 – 4pm

The Sunrise Rotary Club are organising a Garden Tour to raise funds for raised gardens in schools. We have been fortunate to have been gifted 2 of these.

Tickets are $10. Check out the poster in the junior corridor if you are interested.

Childcare Available

Reliable holiday child care available from when school finishes up until 22nd December then 6th January until school begins 2012. I am a parent of Sacred Heart and also work at school. Please phone Jacqui on 215-6055.

Achievements

Congratulations to Laura Boniface who won the Under 7 Fling, the Southland Championship Under 8 Fling, and a trophy for the most points at the Georgetown Highland Dancing Comps last weekend.

Lost – 1 Black Kathmandu Jacket – named Aleck Ricamor

Sports Results

Soccer under 6’s played All Whites and lost 0 – 7. POD was Jesse Richardson.

Altar Servers

Saturday 26th November 7.00pm Rory Horn

Sunday 27th November 10.30am Charlotte & Sam Sherriff

Children’s Liturgy Jacqui O’Connor

The Southland Mountain Bike Club is running the Southland Times Kids Skids on this Sunday. Registration is on the day from 10am. As well as heaps of spot prizes for riders the club and H & J’s Outdoor World are offering a $300 voucher to the school with the most entries, plus there is a Pita Pit voucher for the kids in the top school. All details on the club’s website www.southlandmtbclub.co.nz

Class Happenings – Room 2

It is hard to believe that the term is over half way through already! We have had Mr P. in our room for 3 weeks, he is a student teacher from college. While he was here we learnt more about healthy bodies – it is super important to wash our hands to keep the germs off them. Germs can get in through our mouth, so it is important to keep our hands clean so that we don’t transfer the germs onto our food, pencils or toys.

We used glitter to represent germs and put them on our hands with some lotion. We then tried to take the ‘germs’ off by using a paper towel, using cold water and also using warm water. We found that the warm water and soap was best to get the germs off. We could see the glitter/germs in the warm water. The paper towels just spread them around!

I washed my hands then all the germs were gone. My hands are clean. By Robbie

I am washing my hands with soap and water. I am drying my hands when I’m done. By Ella

Turn on the tap. Rinse your hands. Put soap on your hands. Wash your hands. Dry your hands. By Aidan

I am washing my hands. I use the soap. I rub the soap on my hands. By Conna

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2 December

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 2 December

Dear Parents

We look forward to this fine weather continuing for Jump Rope and our Mission Fair tomorrow. A reminder the Mission Fair will run from 1.30 – 2.30 pm. There will be a variety of things for sale and the children are asked to bring 20, 50c, $1 & $2 coins as this will be the cost of most things.

The Southland Times ran an article about the ‘Garden in Schools Programme’ sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club. Future school gardens will be funded by a garden tour they are running this Sunday 3rd from 1 – 4 pm. $10 a ticket, available from Professionals Real Estate, Design Base, Tile Centre, Ivan Bulling & Kepler Group.

Well done to the Seals Flipperball team who won their final in a sudden death play-off against St. Johns last Friday. Congratulations to Delwyn Hosie & Wendy Flawn for their great support.

Good Luck to: Abby Humm, Bree Chilton, Khyla Matiu-Watson, Emma Harrington, Georgia Newell and Isabella Wild for the Year 5/6 Basketball Grand Final on this Tuesday 6th December.

Welcome to Jordis Belesky who started in Room 1 last Friday.

Our prayers are with the Winter family.

BOT Meeting Monday 5th Dec 7.30 pm.

School Jubilee Meeting Tuesday 6th Dec, 7.30 pm in the Library – all welcome.

School Bus Services – Last Day Thursday 8th December

All bus services will finish next Thurs 8th December. Parents will be required to arrange alternative travel for their children.

End of Year Mass

The End of Year Mass will be held on Tuesday 13th December at 1.30pm.

The reason for the change from an evening Mass relates to seating capacity in the church.

An afternoon Mass means we can give proper reverence to the Mass, as well as fare- welling our Year 6 pupils.

Parents, especially those of Year 6 pupils, are welcome, but if you can’t make the Mass, you will have had the opportunity to attend the leavers function the night before.

School books School books School books School books School books

We need all books (reading and library) returned to school now so they can be sorted before making up holiday packs for the children to take home. Please return all school books to your child’s classroom as soon as possible. Thank you for your support with this.

Lost Property

We ask all parents to check the lost property box over the next two weeks please.

Anything not claimed will be given to the PTA for sale or donated to the Vincent De Paul.

Sports Results

S.H. under 6 soccer team played Woodlands and won 3 -1. POD – Matthew Winter.

S.H. Ballers touch team lost to Waihopai 2 – 8. POD – Caelan O’Connor.

S.H. Coolcats touch team lost to Waihopai Silver 0 – 7. POD – Reid Murray.

S.H. Steamers touch beat Waihopai Green 8 – 1. POD – Logan Maxwell.

Outstanding Activity Fee

All monies should be into the office today. Thank you.

The Run Jump Throw Program has now concluded at school. The aim of the program was to promote the fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing and for everyone to be involved, as these important skills are part of most sports. It is important for these skills to be developed at an early age as it can set children up for success later in life. There are two Invercargill-based athletics clubs that teach these skills. For those interested in developing these skills the club season has just started, but new members (ages 5+) are welcome at any time. The season extends through to April 2012 with competitions on average every 2nd Sunday. All of this provides the perfect opportunity for extra practice for school based athletics (including zone and Southland Champs). It is a low cost and enjoyable sport and details for the clubs including training nights are as follows:

St Pauls Athletics Club – Tues 5.45pm (all) and Thursday 5.45pm (10+ extra training night) at Surrey Park. Contact Lilian 213 0104, hjtudor@clear.net.nz ) or Barbara

(216 8574, barbaraj@value.net.nz ).

Invercargill Athletics Club – Wed 6pm (all) at Surrey Park. Contact Tony 027 2528800 or t0nyk@xtra.co.nz – note the 0 not o in the email address).
Any general queries about the program or clubs can be directed to:
Lorne Singer – Athletics Southland Development Officer 027 6878091
lorne@athleticssouthland.co.nz

Xmas Open Home – Fundraiser

Would you like to be inspired by Christmas entertaining- decorating ideas. Robyn (Mike’s mum) is having 2 open evenings on Monday 5th Dec 6.00pm-8.30pm and Friday 9th Dec 6.00pm-8.30pm Venue 23 Vogel Court Invercargill Cost $1.00 for a child, $2.00 for an adult. This is a fundraising event for Meg O’Connell (past pupil) to go with James Hargest school to America in 2012.

Alternatively if you would like to organize a group of friends to come at another time, please contact Robyn on 2157112 after 3.30pm to make a booking.

Many thanks ~ Robyn

Quiz Night – Ruru Specialist School

Ruru School are raising funds for student ipads – a tool that makes a huge difference to students with special learning needs. Come along to The Glen, Thurs 8th Dec @ 7.30 pm.

Childcare Available

Reliable holiday child care available from when school finishes up until 22nd December then 6th January until school begins 2012. I am a parent of Sacred Heart and also work at school. Please phone Jacqui on 215-6055.

Situations Vacant:

Wanted; a person willing to work with elderly gentleman in his home:

Monday to Friday 9.30-11.30am to do washing, light housework, read newspaper articles aloud and write the weekly shopping list. Start immediately.

Please contact Annette Dalziel at: 0274292245 or annettedalziel@hotmail.com

Out of School Art Classes – Enrolments for 2012

These are being accepted now – contact: Andrea Morrow 217-9923

For Sale – Complete Girls Uniform (size 5) in excellent condition – contact Kirsty 2157025.

Lost: 1 Black Kathmandu Jacket – named Aleck Ricamor

1 School Jersey – named Jake M.

Altar Servers

Saturday 3rd December 7.00pm Clarke LeBreton

Sunday 4th December 10.30am Emma Harrington & Georgea Newell

Children’s Liturgy Pauline Harrington

2012
ILT Holiday Sports Programme:
Monday 23 – Friday 27 January at Stadium Southland and various sports facilities around Invercargill. This runs from 9am – 3:15pm.
Sports include: Adventure, Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Dodgeball, Football, Fun Skills, Golf, Hip Hop, Hit It, Hockey, Karate, Marching, Orienteering, Rugby, Rugby League, Softball, Tee Ball, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga.

Sailing.. Have a Go Programme
Sport Southland and Yachting NZ are working together to provide an opportunity for your child to learn to sail.
Bluff: Monday 23 January
Riverton: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January.
9am – 3pm. For more information about all of the above programmes, visit Sport Southland’s website: www.sportsouthland.co.nz

Class Happenings – Room 1

We have begun working on Christmas activities. We have thought of Christmas words to make a word find. See if you can find these Christmas words.

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17 November

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 17 November

Dear Parents

Welcome to Timothy Richardson who joined the children in Room 2 on Tuesday.

We hope he enjoys his time at Sacred Heart.

Congratulations to Piper Adams, Aimee Brookland, Emma Brooks, Mathew Brooks, Caleb Brown, Max Forde, Rylee Hewitt, Paris Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Aidan Jones, Bridie Kinney, Claire Kinney, George Nally, Tom Nally, Nathan Russell, Charlotte Sherriff, Caitlin Smith, Jacob Sullivan, Natasha Thomson, Greta Wallace and Caleb Wolf who will receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist this Sunday at 1.30pm. A big thank you to Miss O’Neill, Fr Jacob, Miss Gaines and parents who have helped prepare the children.

FLOWERS NEEDED PLEASE

We would appreciate any parents with a lovely garden to supply flowers for the CHURCH for First Communion and /or the AFTERNOON TEA TABLES. Please deliver any flowers for the CHURCH to the church by 11am on Saturday morning and for the AFTERNOON TEA TABLES to the hall before the 1.30pm Mass on Sunday. Thank you

Parish Mission

Thank you to the members of the Parish Mission for your work with our children on Monday and Tuesday. The group I was with really enjoyed the interaction with the team members.

Reports

National Standards – Yr 1 – 3 Report

6, 7, 8

year olds

Below

At

Above

There will be a table such as this relating to mathematics, writing and reading.

The standards refer to birthdays 6yr, 7yr & 8yr, not at the end of the year as in the case for children in Yr 4 – 6.

This means if your child’s 7th birthday was prior to October, we will be assessing them against the standard for an 8yr old in this report.

The language used in the table will be as follows:

Is below the standard, Is at the standard.

Is at risk of not reaching the standard, Is above the standard, Is on target to reach the standard.

If there is interest, I intend to hold some after school meetings to explain the changes.

These will start on Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th November at 2.30 pm in the library, for parents coming to collect their children. The meeting should take no longer than 10 – 15 minutes. Please contact Christine or put your name on the list in the corridor.

Year 6 Leaving Day

This will be held on Monday 12th December. The children will take part in an activity during the day, and then meet later for tea (venue yet to be confirmed). More information will be provided after the Year 6 camp presentation on Wednesday 23rd.

End of Year Mass

The End of Year Mass will be held on Tuesday 13th December at 1.30pm.

The reason for the change from an evening Mass relates to seating capacity in the church.

An afternoon Mass means we can give proper reverence to the Mass, as well as fare welling our Year 6 pupils.

Parents, especially those of Year 6 pupils, are welcome, but if you can’t make the Mass, you will have had the opportunity to attend the leavers function the night before.

2012 Classes

Some of you will have noticed an advert for a teacher in the paper last weekend.

In 2012 Mrs Williams will be on maternity leave for part of the year and Mrs Tagomoa-Kaa will be teaching for the year in Room 5. The position advertised is for a year 5/6 teacher to teach in Room 8.

IMPORTANT UP COMING MEETINGS

Year 5 Camp Meeting, Wed 23rd Nov at 5pm in Room 9

This is a meeting to discuss the 2012 camp. We will look at the cost, timetable and dates. Next year’s camp is in Term 1 so this is important information FOR ALL YEAR 5 PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS.

Year 6 Camp Presentations Wed 23rd Nov at 5.30pm in Room 9

This is a presentation night when the Year 6 students will present follow-up work to their parents about this year’s camp. This will last about an hour. After this Camp Presentation there will be a meeting to discuss and organise the Year 6 Day and the graduation night.

Boost Photography Display Wed 23rd Nov from 5- 6pm in Senior Corridors

This is a presentation gallery of Boost 2 Group’s photography work, and will be displayed in the senior corridors for all to see between 5-6pm.

Sacred Heart School 50th Jubilee

Next year, 2012, is the 50th Jubilee year of Sacred Heart School. A meeting will be held in the Sacred Heart Parish meeting room at the Catholic Presbytery, North Road, Waikiwi on Monday 21st November 2011 at 7.30pm. The purpose of this meeting is to gauge initial interest in the proposal for a Jubilee celebration and, dependent on that interest, to canvass ideas about how best to commemorate this milestone.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Trish Ward (pdward@xtra.co.nz )

Facebook Page

We have started our own facebook page, so that you can keep up to date with the latest news – sports cancellations, opinion polls, and general school information.

If you are a facebook user you can put ‘Sacred Heart School Waikiwi’ in the top search box to find our page. Then ‘like’ us so our information will show up on your home page.

This page is not targeted to the children, it is for parents, caregivers and other relevant adults only please.

Outstanding Activity Fee

Thank you to those people who have settled their accounts. However there are still 28 families who need to give this their immediate attention.

Please contact Christine to check if you have an outstanding account.

Rotary Garden Tour – Sunday 4th Dec – 1 – 4pm

The Sunrise Rotary Club are organising a Garden Tour to raise funds for raised gardens in schools. We have been fortunate to have been gifted 2 of these.

Tickets are $10. Check out the poster in the junior corridor if you are interested.

School Pinafores

The PTA will be placing a bulk order in the very near future. These pinafores are H & J Smith’s quality, but approx $40 cheaper. If you are wanting to place an order, please contact Amanda 215-7663 of txt 027-4354310 with chest measurements by Nov 21st.

Achievements

Congratulations to Aubrey Page who came 3rd overall, in the ‘Brian Reed Solo Memorial Oreti Park Speedway Peewees’ last weekend.

Aimee Brookland who competed in the Invercargill Tap competitions last weekend, was placed 1st in her Song & Tap, Slow tap dance, duo & Troupe. 2nd in her Speed Tap dance. Aimee also received a special award from the judge for best facial expressions.

Also Lucy Baynes who received a 1st in her Song & Dance, 1st in her Duo (with her brother Charlie) and a 2nd in her Solo.

Lost – 1 Kathmandu Jacket – Black and named Aleck Ricamor

St Patrick’s School Golf Tournament

November 20th @ Queen’s Park Golf Course. 12 pm start. 3 person Ambrose. $45. Please phone entries to Cathie Dodd 2168505.

Sports Results

The under 6 Soccer team played Thistle IMS Strikers and lost – 0 – 3. Although we had a loss it was a great game and all played well. Player of the day was Cole Robertson.

Ballers Touch team lost to St Josephs 4-5. POD was Alex Armstrong

Cool Cats Touch team won 5 – 2. POD was Shaun Clapperton

Altar Servers

Saturday 19th November 7.00pm Rory Horn

Sunday 20th November 10.30am Bree Chilton & Cameron Roulston

First Communion Mass 1.30pm Elsie Wallace & Erica Forde

Children’s Liturgy Aletta Reid

Class Happenings – Room 3

It has been a busy couple of weeks in Room 3. We have been lucky to have Miss Lynch join us for the last three weeks. Sadly she is leaving us at the end of the week. We wish her lots of success in her career as a teacher. Yesterday we had a visit from Pokey, the red-eared slider turtle, 4 New Holland blue chicks and a baby quail. These are the pets of Zane. The chicks and quail made lots of noise as they were passed around the class. We had to handle them carefully so that we did not hurt them. They are fed something called mash and live under a heat lamp to keep them warm. Pokey hurt Zane by biting him. Photos will be posted on our blog soon. A big thank you to Zane’s mum who brought the animals to our class.

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