Posts made in December, 2014

4 December 2014

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Dear Parents

 

As this will be our last newsletter of the year, I wish to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

I do want to thank again all our families for their support throughout the year. A special thanks to the PTA members who have been excellent this year in providing such opportunities as the school fair and lots of sausage sizzles and raffles and volunteer assistance around our school. Most of our IT and sports equipment has come from your efforts – many thanks.

 

To Paul Brooks and the Board of Trustees. I thank you for your contribution this year. You have implemented a number of initiatives to strengthen the communication with our parent community and these will continue to develop over the years. We thank Fr. Tony for his contribution to our school life this year. We hope you have enjoyed your first year at Waikiwi.

 

Well done to our Year 6 children who leave to begin the next steps in their education. I thank you for being excellent role models for us this year. I look forward to reading about your exploits and achievements in the years ahead.

A special mention to Breyah Takitimu as she begins her dance career in Melbourne next year.

 

Thanks to all our teaching and support staff for your commitment to the children in our care.

We sadly farewell Miss Swney who will be moving to teach at Waverley Park School next year. Taryn is an excellent teacher and we have been blessed to have her on our staff. You give 150% to the children in your class and they reap the benefits of this and respond in kind.

Thank you for everything and best wishes for the future.

 

We also wish Mrs Tagomoa-Kaa and her family all the best with the pending arrival of her baby.

 

LCN & Parent Hui ~ Thank you to Mrs Buxton and Mrs Tagomoa-Kaa for running these meetings last night. Also to the parents who were able to attend at this busy time of the year. It was interesting that a lot of the outcomes and goals for 2015 were similar in regards enhancement of our home & school communication procedures. We have a list of ideas to use next year – many thanks.

 

Cricket ~ Well done to the teams who took part in the tournament last week. A special thanks to John Thornley and Delwynne Hickey who supervised the teams.

Well done to Shaun Clapperton and Aubrey Page who will represent Southland in the Yr 5/6 Cricket team to play this Sunday. Great work!

 

Holiday Gardening ~ Our school is part of a group who have been gifted raised gardens and are in a competition to grow summer vegetables. Mr Parker has planted them and we are looking for some families who live close to school who could water them over the holidays. Please contact me if you can help.

 

Our End of Year Mass on Wednesday will begin at 1.00 pm with carols. Mass will start at 1.15pm.

 

Water Slide

We will have this on Monday 8th weather dependent. Children can bring swimming togs and we will decide on the day if conditions are OK.

 

School Events

9/12                            Year 6 Day

10/12                         End of Year Mass 1.00 pm (Please note change of time)

10/12                         Year 6 Farewell Night

11/12                         School Closes @ 12.30pm

 

PTA ~ Spud in a Bucket ~ $5 each

Pupils and families wanting to take part in this competition can purchase their potato and bucket from Donna, outside the hall after school daily. Weigh in will be held in March.

 

Book Amnesty

We would love to have all books, class resources or anything belonging to the school returned. No questions asked. Thank you.

 

FAITH FACTS

Memory is a dimension of our faith which we might call “deuteronomic”, not unlike the memory of Israel itself. Jesus leaves us the Eucharist as the Church’s daily remembrance of, and deeper sharing in, the event of his Passover (cf. Lk 22:19). The joy of evangelising always arises from grateful remembrance: it is a grace which we constantly need to implore. (EG 13)

 

Altar Servers

Sat 6 December 7.00 pm                         Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa & Piper Adams

Sun 7 December 10.30 am                     Aubrey Page & Jacob Sullivan

Children’s Liturgy                                      Maria Baynes

 

Nativity Scene Christmas Photos

Come along and have your photos taken in a Nativity Scene, Manna Bookshop, 90 Spey Street

Sat 6th, 13th, 20th Dec 10-4, Mon 15th- Fri 19th Dec 10-12 & 2-4, Mon 22 Dec 10-12 & 2-4

$5, $10 packs, cash only please.

 

2 Lost Jerseys ~ Named Hawkes & Russell. Both need returned to Room 7.

We ask parents to once again please check the label on their child’s jersey.

 

MES OSCAR will be open from 12.30 on 11 December.

We are also offering holiday care from 17 December until 30 January except on statutory days. For more information please phone 218-9520.

 

Holiday Child Minding – Fun family home with other children from Sacred Heart.

Call Jacqui on 21 56 055.

 

Meg Kelly Student Speech Teacher

Available to teach students in junior grades for Trinity or New Zealand Speech Board for 2015.

Please contact me on 215-4402 or 0273421138 if interested.

 

For Sale

3 Wheeler Jolly Jumper Pram (Terrogo Brand) $80 ono.

1 Maclarens Stroller with a travel bag $60 ono.

Enquiries to Raewyn 0274163661.

 

Mobile Hairdressing available ~ Contact Violet: 0274249799.

 

Basketball

A huge thank you to the coaches who gave up their lunchtimes for practices and Tuesday nights to coach the Basketball Teams. This is a huge commitment week after week and I am sure as parents you could see the amazing progress your child made due to their efforts. Coaching is not easy and we appreciate the coaches volunteering to do this. Competition Results:

 

The Slamdunkers (Year 6 Boys)        

1st in Grand Final (B Grade)

1st in Competition (B Grade)

 

The Shooters (Year 5 & 6 Girls)

3rd in A Grade Competition after being

promoted from the B Grade

 

The Sharks (Yr Boys)

Great improvement over the season

 

The Breakers (Year 3 & 4)                   

3rd in Grade

The Flyers (Year 3 & 4 Boys)

Runners-up Grand Final

 

 

 

 

Room 9 Class Happenings

 

Stewart Island Camp ~ Camp was a fun experience for us to explore the great outdoor parts of New Zealand. We got to do things like going fishing, seeing birds you don’t see in other parts of New Zealand. It might have been your first time doing something like: catching your first fish, your first boat ride or going on fun walks with your friends.

 

Teacher Highlights ~ We think all of the teachers at Sacred Heart School deserve a trophy for all the effort they put into teaching us. We are lucky that our teachers use their time to coach us in sports and help us with schoolwork. Some kids don’t even go to school so we are lucky that we have these teachers. If it wasn’t for teachers we wouldn’t be where we are today.

 

Learning ~ We learned lots at school. Here are some of our favourites. Our first favourite was camp. We learned lots about our native bush and all the animals in it. Did you know that if you push down on moss water spills out? We also learned lots about ocean activities like how to fish and how to cast your line. Have you ever heard of the Shark’s Basketball Team? Well two of the players came to school to teach us basketball skills. We also got taught volley ball. We also got taught how to use moves like the spike. With our writing learning, we did so much that we almost forgot to do the other things we were meant to. Punctuation, planning, editing, everything we know now makes it more easy to write about lots of things. The technology learning was very cool. We learned short cuts on the computer like ctrl p, which prints. If you see our first movie and our last you would see a big difference. Everything we learned has prepared us for High School, so for that we thank everyone who helped us.

 

Friends ~ Friends are a highlight here at Sacred Heart because they always have your back through good and rough times. They care for you and are loyal and kind. True friend are like this no matter what.

Sacred Heart School children have shown this kind of friendship to us through out the years here.

 

Highlights Science ~ The science we did in our class was really fun it helped us understand more about that subject. We did many experiments for example: The Sleep Experiment when we tried to find out how much sleep helps us learn better. The Breakfast Experiment was so we could discover if sugary breakfasts or non-sugary breakfasts help you learn better. We did many more experiments. The Science Fair was great fun as we got to work together as a group. It helped learn how to think like scientists.

 

Special Events ~ Special events like ski trip, Pet Day and Matariki were great fun!!!

The ski trip was really fun because we got to chill out and have fun with our friends and e our parents too. Pet Day was also great fun because we got to see all the different pets that people had. We are thankful for all the parents, teachers and charities that have made these events possible. If we didn’t have your help we wouldn’t have had all the fun events. Thank you.

Production ~ Productions are great everyone knows that! And Sacred Heart School has one every second year. We have a theme based production. Last year’s being stories from the Old Testament. We got the opportunity to preform on stage in front of our friends and family. All of us danced and acted, some narrated and others found out that they were capable of taking on lead roles. By Alex H and Caleb W

  

JPOLYFESTJ ~ Talofa one of our great Pacifica experiences is………. being able to experience the Maori and Samoan cultures not just your original culture. We loved doing Polyfest because you get to smack your hands on the ground as hard as you can, its sort of feels like your having a tantrum. We loved being able to pronounce the difficult words like Saone and sometimes we mucked up but you learn from your mistakes. One of our highlights was being able to wear the beautiful lava lavas and getting to wear the colourful leis. It was a great experience to enjoy the Samoan culture and we absolutely loved getting tutors to come and help us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27 November 2014

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Dear Parents

 

As our sports competitions wind down I wish to thank all the coaches, managers, drivers and supporters. In a small school this support is essential and much appreciated.

 

I just found this the other day. It shows the power of the human mind:

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!

 

Maori and Pasifica Whanau / LCN Meeting

This will be held in Room 5 on Wednesday 3rd December at 6 pm. Letters will accompany todays newsletter.

The LCN meeting will follow the Whanau meeting. This will begin at 7 pm in Room 5.

Thank you for your support with this.

 

Enrolments

I have put comments about enrolments in the newsletter over the past few weeks. The reason is that we need 25 – 30 children to be enrolled per year to cover leavers and retain our current staffing allocation. This year has been OK but we have had fewer in the previous 2 years. This means we will lose one teaching position next year. We do rely on our junior school parents to spread the word about our school and I thank you for this now and in the future.

 

End of Year Procedures

As the school year comes to an end, please check that your child has their correct clothing. It is worth checking all their labels as we often find a lot of other children’s clothing at different homes at this

time of year.

 

Book Amnesty

We would love to have all books, class resources or anything belonging to the school returned. No questions asked. Thank you.

 

J.R. McKenzie Trust

This trust has funds available for families of children moving to secondary schools to purchase school uniform. Please contact me if you wish to apply for this: principal@shsinv.school or 0274918654 in total confidence. Applications close on Friday 28th November.

 

School Events

 

1/12                            BOT Meeting

3/12                            Parent Hui @ 6.00 pm in Room 5

3/12                           LCN Parent Night @ 7.00 pm in Room 5.

9/12                            Year 6 Day

10/12                         End of Year Mass 1.30 pm

10/12                         Year 6 Farewell Night

11/12                         School Closes @ 12.30pm

 

 

Uniform for Term 1 ~ 2015

 

Summer Girls                                                                                 Summer Boys

Pinafore                                                                                            Light weight grey shorts

White open necked short sleeved blouse                               Grey open necked short sleeved shirt

Blue V necked jersey                                                                     Grey socks

Navy blue or white socks                                                              Blue V neck jersey

Sunhat                                                                                               Sunhat

Brown, navy or black shoes                                                         Brown, navy or black shoes

 

 

 

 

FAITH FACTS

Christ is the “Eternal Gospel” (Rev 14:6); he “is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb 13:8), yet his riches and beauty are inexhaustible. He is forever young and a constant source of newness.

 

 

Altar Servers

Sat 29 November 7.00 pm                       Matthew & Liam Francis

Sun 30 November 10.30 am                   Summer Smith & Anika Winders

Children’s Liturgy                                      Maria O’Donnell

 

NATIVITY SCENE CHRISTMAS PHOTOS

Come along and have your photos taken in a Nativity Scene, Manna Bookshop, 90 Spey Street

Sat 6th, 13th, 20th Dec 10-4, Mon 15th- Fri 19th Dec 10-12 & 2-4, Mon 22 Dec 10-12 & 2-4

$5, $10 packs, cash only please.

 

2 Lost Jerseys ~ Named Hawkes & Russell. Both need returned to Room 7. We ask parents to once again please check the label on their child’s jersey.

 

MES OSCAR will be open from 12.30 on 11 December.

We are also offering holiday care from 17 December until 30 January except on statutory days. For more information please phone 218-9520.

 

Holiday Child Minding – Fun family home with other children from Sacred Heart.

Call Jacqui on 21 56 055.

 

Out of School Art Class ~ Taking enrolments now, please contact Helen 217-7482.

Out of School Music Classes are taking enrolments for 2015, 6 – 8 yrs

Music & Movement, Music Awareness & Musicianship.

Enrol online: www.osmc.co.nz, email: admin@osmc.co.nz or phone

216-5137 and leave a message.

 

St Patrick’s School Fair Sunday 7 December 10am – 2pm

Come and join in all the fun of the fair – Pony Rides, Haunted Classroom, Tombola, Bouncy Castle, Great Food, Garage Sale, Entertainment and much, much more.

 

Noel Leeming Friends and Family Offer runs 1 – 7 December.

 

Sports Results:    

Basketball:             Flyers won 7 – 0. POD was Tim Richardson.

Sharks lost 32 – 0. POD was Tyler McLeod.

Shooters                   lost 16 – 6. POD was Alex Morgan.

Slamdunkers won 12 – 6. POD was Caleb Hickey.

Breakers lost 8 – 6. POD was Cole Robertson.

Cricket:                    Cancelled.

 

Sausages for Sale ~ Leftover from the fair $5 kg. If interested, please contact the office.

 

Fun for all Ages ~ Dig to Win – prizes buried with the sand

Sunday 30 November 9 – 10 am @ SIT Velodrome $2 Entry Fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 7 Class Happenings

 

Wow the year has gone so quickly!

Last Friday Rooms 6, 7, & 8 had the experience of a Camp Out in the hall. Unfortunately due to the weather we were unable to put our tents up, but this didn’t stop us from having lots of fun. A huge thank you to all of the parents who came and gave us a hand. Without your support events like this would not be able to go ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some of the poems we wrote about emotions with Mrs Page yesterday.

 

Happiness is like the yellow sun shining in the bright blue sky.

It tastes like chocolate cake melting in my mouth.

It smells like Gran making a yummy cake.

It looks like a big cheerful smile.

It sounds like a cricket bat falling into the ground.

It feels like having fun!            Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa

 

Happiness is a wonderful place.

It tastes like blue berry pie.

It smells like delicious cup cakes in the distance.

Happiness looks like a marvelous beach.

It sounds like the sind at the beach and it feels like the sun burning hard.     Alex McLeod

 

Fear is as black as the night sky.

Fear taste like a burnt sausage.

It smells like black hot ashes.

Fear looks like a scary wet alleyway.

It sounds like a creeky door.

It feels like being trapped in a dungeon.     Dylan Hawkes

 

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SBS Basketball Camps – January 2015

The Southland Basketball Assn is holding two camps in January 2015 with coaches Kevin Braswell & CJ Bruton. Anyone interested can obtain registration forms from the office.

 

St John – Supporter Scheme

Free emergency ambulance cover when you pay to be a St John Supporter. St John only receive government funding for 80% of ambulance service’s operating costs, which means they have a multi-million dollar shortfall to cover. To help cover this shortfall, an ambulance part charge applies if St John is called in a medical emergency. 1 person $45, Household $75 for 12 months. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the office for a registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 November 2014

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Dear Parents

 

With only a couple of weeks of the term left, teachers are busy assessing and writing your child’s end of year report. The report format will remain the same but will change next year to use our school management system. Early next year I will contact parents to consult over this. If you wish to be part of this, please contact me.

I am away tomorrow and Monday so will unfortunately miss the tent night and our Seals Flipperball team in their final on Friday. I look forward to hearing the result and seeing some photos over the weekend.

 

With a few staff away it is good to see Miss Hoogeveen, Miss McMurdo and Miss Gaines teaching here. They have all completed their final years study at Otago University and are now qualified teachers. Well done to you all.

 

Welcome to Leo Aitken who joined the children in Room 2 on Monday. We hope he enjoys his time with us.

 

World Cup Cricket Day ~ Thursday 27th November

I have entered 2 teams into this competition which will be held at Queens Park next Thursday 11 am – 2.20 pm. Children will receive a note today. Please contact the office if you can help with supervision.

 

Enrolments

I have put comments about enrolments in the newsletter over the past few weeks. The reason is that we need 25 – 30 children to be enrolled per year to cover leavers and retain our current staffing allocation. This year has been OK but we have had fewer in the previous 2 years. This means we will lose one teaching position next year. We do rely on our junior school parents to spread the word about our school and I thank you for this now and in the future.

 

Book Amnesty

We would love to have all books, class resources or anything belonging to the school returned. No questions asked. Thank you.

 

Tent Night 5.30 Friday – 9 am Saturday  

Room 6, 7 and 8 children will be experiencing a camp out on Friday night.  The children will enjoy some of the excitement that goes along with a camp out.  Weather permitting, the Year 4 and 5 children will be sleeping in tents.  We had a great response for tents so if you have not been emailed, we do not need your tent.  We will use the hall if the weather is inclement!  A reminder that the children do need to bring the following: Sleeping bag & a blanket if the sleeping bag is not a winter weight, pillow, something to sleep on eg stretcher, foam roll, NO AIRBEDS PLEASE.  Toiletries, change of clothes, PJs, hat, thermals, cutlery/mug/plates (dessert bowl, dinner plate), tea towel to dry their own dishes and a torch. Please make sure these items are all named.  Something savoury or fresh fruit for a shared tea would also be appreciated.  Thank you if you have offered to be parent help for the night.  You will need to bring your own tent and bedding.

 

J.R. McKenzie Trust

This trust has funds available for families of children moving to secondary schools to purchase school uniform. Please contact me if you wish to apply for this: principal@shsinv.school or 0274918654 in total confidence. Applications close on Friday 28th November.

 

School Photos

Late orders will be collected tomorrow. Please have these to the office by 9.30 am.

 

School Events

 

21/11                         Room 6, 7 & 8 Tent Night

26/11                         Room 9 Camp Feedback

1/12                            BOT Meeting

3/12                            Parent Hui + LCN Parent Night

9/12                            Year 6 Day

10/12                         End of Year Mass

10/12                         Year 6 Farewell Night

11/12                         School Closes @ 12.30pm

 

FAITH FACTS

 

The Gospel offers us the chance to live life on a higher plane, but with no less intensity: “Life grows by being given away, and it weakens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others”.

 

 

Altar Servers

Sat 22 November 7.00 pm                       Caleb Brown

Sun 23 November 10.30 am                   Joshua & Georgea Newell

Children’s Liturgy                                      Liza Adams

 

Lost School Jersey ~ Named Hawkes on tag, please return to Room 7.

 

MES OSCAR will be open from 12.30 on 11 December.

We are also offering holiday care from 17 December until 30 January except on statutory days. For more information please phone 218-9520.

 

Bob Christie Ltd ~ HELP HELP HELP!!!

One of our kind newsletter sponsors URGENTLY requires ALL your tin cans!!! Bob Christie Auto painters needs your help. They want all your cleaned and de-lidded cans (spaghetti/baked bean size and up). Please bring these to school and leave them in the foyer. Many thanks.

 

St Patrick’s School Fair Sunday 7 December 10am – 2pm

Come and join in all the fun of the fair – Pony Rides, Haunted Classroom, Tombola, Bouncy Castle, Great Food, Garage Sale, Entertainment and much, much more.

 

Noel Leeming Friends and Family Offer runs 1 – 7 December.

 

Sports Results:    

Basketball:             Flyers won 13 – 10. POD was Robbie Humm.

Sharks lost 19 – 2. POD was Joshua Newell

Shooters                   won 7 4. POD was Tylee Fiebig

Slamdunkers won 19 – 2. POD was Oliver Hogan

Breakers lost 20 – 8. POD was Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa

Cricket:                    SHW won by 11 runs. Jakobe 2 wickets for 6 runs and two super catches, Flynn retired at 20 runs, Lachie retired at 21 runs. Jakobe – Man of the Match.

Flipperball:              Seals won 12 – 2.   Sharks lost 6 – 5.

 

Fair Raffle / Silent Auction Winners

Christmas Hamper/Christmas Cake                                           David Smith

Child’s Box Goodies                                                                      Andrew Roulston

Big Grocery Hamper                                                                      Kimberly Gray

Firewood                                                                                                            Christine Forbes

Women’s Pack                                                                                 Margaret Hogan

Men’s Pack                                                                                       Brett Roulston

Children’s Pack                                                                               Ian Harrington

Processed Lamb                                                                             Liza Adams

Rugby Jersey                                                                                  Henderson Family

Glow Worm Caves + Accommodation                                        Lisa McDowell

Firewood – Hickey Family                                                            Henderson Family

On Track Learning                                                                                           Carmen Johnson

Number Works n Words                                                               Shelley Richardson

Greenstone Entertainment/2 Foreigner                                                     Mike Hackett

Tickets

 

Sausages for Sale ~ Leftover from the fair $5 kg. If interested, please contact the office.

 

 

 

 

Room 6 Class Happenings

 

Room 6 have written there experiences from the school fair. Read, enjoy and have a giggle and some of the things they found amusing.

 

In the weekend, I went to the school fair. I spent all my money on the cakewalk because I wanted to win a cake. In the end, I won a cake. After that, I went to the chocolate wheel and I got one of the things for Sharks’ tickets next year. When they spun it I was like “I’m incredible. I won.” But when it was finished I was two numbers away from number 9. I would be pleased if I did win it. Then I took my cake to Mum. There was a Noddy train there, a merry-go-round. It was amazing. Face painting, white elephant sale and pony rides and 4 wheeler motorbikes and sausages. My sister was selling lollie mixtures and there were silent auctions and a Big Dig. Even selling our art and weaving! There were pony rides, baking and a boat to ride on and candy floss. There were some toys and plants. There were clowns, more things that I expected. It was meant to be one of the biggest ones yet. It was such a good fair. I enjoyed that time. My mum had to stay to clean up so I got to stay and play. My favourite part of the fair was doing the chocolate wheel and the cake walk. I got a free sausage and Noddy train at the end of the fair. It was fun!   Tim Richardson

 

On Sunday I was really excited. Do you know why? Because it was Sacred Heart’s school fair for 2014. I could not think what I was going to do because I was just so excited. Jakobe had to get there a bit early. He and Seamus were dressing up as clowns. My Mum brought some water guns from Just Incredible for both of them. They were so good and when I went on a ride. I felt nervous because I just did. I went on the Noddy train. The people who went on there with me were Briane, Renae, Jakobe and Kate. My Mum was working in Devonshire Teas. My cousins and I got a free scone from my Mum but Jakobe didn’t. I also saw my neighbour. Her name is Ella. I played with her. Since I wanted to buy a drink that was @1.00 I bought one for Ella and one for me. The name of the drink was called L P. With Ella for a bit we watched the people in the sandpit because we didn’t know what they were doing but soon we found out. It finished too quickly at the end. Keara Paraki

 

I went to the school fair but I had to go to church before the fair. Church was fun and finally it was fair time. I did lots of things like Big Dig. It was fun but it was hard to find the sticks. I found two sticks. It was fun. I tried to get two raffles. I won both of them. It was easy. After the fair I went to Markus’ house for a play. It was fun to too. Very fun I mean. After Markus’ house I went home to relax on the couch.   Andrew Roulston

 

In the weekend 9 November 2014, Sacred Heart had a school fair to raise some money to buy cool stuff for our school. First I did the Big Dig then I went on a pony called Spud and my best friend’s pony called Paddy. When I was on Spud he did a wee! After that I did the cakewalk. I won a Jaffa cake with chocolate fingers on it! I went on the Merry-go-round but if you didn’t concentrate you would fall off. I went on the Noddy train then I went on the Stabicraft boat and I got a free ride in the front of the truck because my Dad was driving the boat. Peyton’s little sister was trying on another pair of shoes and someone else bought her real shoes!!!   Jade Holland

 

On 10 November 2014 we had the school fair. When my Mum and I got there my Mum went to the hall because she was going to help at the cake stand. I went with Conna to the RD 1 tent and bought a bag of truffles. Then we were going to get a bag of candyfloss but we got stopped by two clowns, that squirted us in the face with water guns. After that we got two sausages. They were very nice. Then we got three pipe cleaner animals.   Aidan Dudfield.

If anyone is interested in participating in the Mitre 10 MEGA Invercargill Tough Kid please have your names along with your $3 to Mrs T-K, ASAP. Entries are filling up fast and numbers are capped at 750. First in first served basis! In order for this to go ahead we will need parents to provide transport and supervision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 November 2014

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Dear Parents

 

School Fair & Mass

A huge thanks to the PTA and the fair committee for organising such an excellent day on Sunday. Well planned, fine weather and a wide variety of events and stalls for all ages – it was enjoyed by all who attended and we have had lots of positive feedback. Thank you all very much.

Also thank you for a much improved attendance at our school Mass prior to the fair. It is important to our school life that this continues to happen.

 

J.R. McKenzie Trust

This trust has funds available for families of children moving to secondary schools to purchase school uniform. Please contact me if you wish to apply for this: principal@shsinv.school or 0274918654 in total confidence. Applications close on Friday 28th November.

 

Otatara Bus

All Otatara Bus children will need to be picked up this Monday 17th November due to a NZPPTA meeting.

 

Verdon College Prizegiving

It has been good to see some of our ex-pupils featuring at the Verdon College Senior prizegiving:

Shaun Swain – Dux, Daniel Boyle – Proxime Accessit and Shaun, James Humm, Gabriel Winders, Hannah Brown (James Hargest) and Gracey Farquharson (Girls High) were awarded Youthmark Awards. Also congratulations to Imelda Wilkes who will be head girl in 2015.

 

Term Dates

School will close on Thursday 11 December @ 12.30 pm and re-open for pupils on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

 

School Photos

Please return all orders to school by Monday 17 November.

 

Scholastic Bookclub ~ Issue 8 closes Wednesday 19 November.

 

Outstanding Monies

All outstanding monies must be settled by Friday 28 November. After this date parents will receive a phone call from a Board of Trustee member.

 

Fair

Thank you to the fair committee and all of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and businesses that gave donations, leading up to and on the day of the fair. Without everyone’s help it wouldn’t have been the huge success that it was. A list of businesses and sponsors to follow in next week’s newsletter as well as overall profit made. Selina, Raewyn, Anna.

 

Enrolments

If you know of any new or prospective enrolments please get them to contact me for a visit to our school. We have had 3 plus years of 30+ children leaving at Year 6 and haven’t been replacing these numbers. This has had an effect on our staffing entitlements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAITH FACTS

 

Joy is not expressed the same at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty. Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved. (EG 6)

 

Altar Servers

Sat 15 November 7.00 pm       Aimee Brookland & Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa

Sun 16 November 10.30 am  Claire & Bridie Kinney

Children’s Liturgy                    Jackie Munro

 

Achievements

Congratulations to Jules Barcly who received ‘Honours’ in his NZ Grade 1 Speech exam recently.

 

MES OSCAR will be open from 12.30 on 11 December.

We are also offering holiday care from 17 December until 30 January except on statutory days. For more information please phone 218-9520.

 

Bob Christie Ltd ~ HELP HELP HELP!!!

One of our kind newsletter sponsors URGENTLY requires ALL your tin cans!!! Bob Christie Auto painters needs your help. They want all your cleaned and de-lidded cans (spaghetti/baked bean size and up). Please bring these to school and leave them in the foyer. Many thanks.

 

Sports Results: 

Basketball:      Flyers won 28 – 2. POD was Aubrey Page.

Sharks lost 24 – 4. POD was Azriel Young.

Shooters won 16 – 13. POD was Mackenzie Jordan.

Slamdunkers won 33 – 11. POD was Devan Fiebig.                        Breakers won 5 – 2. POD was Summer Smith.

Cricket:            SHS Waihopai Cricket team played Cental Western 135 for 2. Jakobe 21 not out. Aubrey 13 not out. Central Western 68 all out. Aubrey 2 wickets for 1 run. Man of the Match was Aubrey Page.

2015 Swim School

Start your learn to swim programme with the Splash Palace Summer Swim School. All enquiries to Splash Palace 217-7506.

 

Year 5 & 6 Tournament @

Verdon College today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 3 Class Happenings

 

Room 3 have been focusing on writing sentences that readers would enjoy. The sentences contain Wow words and adjectives or describing words.

 

A lion is in the grass stalking by a waterhole getting ready to pounce on its prey. It is going to chase after its prey. The zebra got caught and eaten up by the lion. Rewi

The lioness is crouching down so it is camouflaged in the yellow grass beside the mud pool. Jacob

 

The owl is fluttering up to the nest with its angel wings.

The lion is crouching in the grass by the mud pool. Oliver

 

The owl has patterns on his wings.

The lion in sitting on the grass by the mud pool. Blake

 

The hungry lion was waiting to pounce.

The mother lion pounced on the leopard and went back to its babies. Karly

 

The owl is soaring up! UP! into the nest in the tree.

The lion is crouching in the grass ready to pounce on his prey. Alex

 

The lion is sitting in the grass. The lion is sitting in the grass and ready to pounce.

The owl is up, up, up and away into the nest. Harris

 

The lion is sitting in the grass by the mud pool ready to pounce.

The giraffe is getting leaves for the baby giraffe. Mason

The owl is flying to his nest. The mother owl is getting some food and zoomed back to her beautiful nest. The baby is waiting for his mother.

There is a lion getting ready to pounce. He looks cuddly.   Briarlee

 

Is it out yet? I ask my Aunty.

“ Not yet! “ she exclaims.

“Owww! What’s that for? “

“Your tooth is out.”

“Can I see it?”

It is my big cousin. Callum explains, “I got one dollar.”

I might get one dollar as well. Ellie

 

I was excited to make a bow and arrow but it broke. Oh no! The string broke! Declan

 

An owl is fluttering down to its stick nest. It might be having a baby. Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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