Posts made in September, 2015

24 September 2015

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Dear Parents

 Prayers are with the Phillips, Humm, Tagomoa & Tagomoa-Kaa families at this time.

As the term comes to an end I look back on a term that has been very busy with lots of positive events such as the Production and Polyfest, but also tinged with sadness with events at the beginning and end of the term. It is in times of tragedy that people’s inner true self is revealed and I wish to thank every one for their support of the Phillips family and our school community. Kade is still in a critical condition in Dunedin and may yet be moved to Starship Hospital in Auckland. Please keep him in your prayers and thoughts. The PTA have set up a “Give a little” account for the family which can be accessed via this link:https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/kadephillips/#  It is also on the newsletter website http://newsletter.shsinv.school.nz/

A special thanks to the school staff for your care and support of the children week. Also to the Ministry of Education Trauma Team who have been with us during the week. The PTA have been marvellous and I thank Paul Brooks, our chairman for his support and leadership.

My biggest thanks is to Kade’s family, in particular his grandfather for keeping us fully informed of his condition and allowing me to pass this on to you.

I would also like to thank all the schools and parents who have been very generous with supplying morning tea and offers of assistance this week. It is truly humbling.

 

Mufti Day – Tomorrow 25th September

Dress up in your favourite Rugby World Cup rugby team. Please bring a non-perishable pantry item.

Mercy Day – Tomorrow 25th September

Tomorrow we will have a liturgy in the hall @ 10.30 followed by the junior and senior schools getting together and a sausage sizzle for lunch. Thanks to the PTA for this.

 Parent Help – A huge thanks to the drivers, coaches, managers and cheerleaders who encourage and support our children each week. We are grateful for the support we have had and continue to receive from our parents.

 

Headlice  – These little critters are alive and well.  Please take the time over the holidays to check your children’s hair and treat if need be.

 

SUMMER UNIFORM  ~  TERMS 4

Summer Girls                                       Summer Boys

Pinafore                                                 Light weight grey shorts

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

White socks                                           Grey socks

Blue V neck jersey                                  Blue V neck jersey

Sunhat                                                  Sunhat

Tan, brown, navy or black shoes or sandals  Tan, brown, navy or black shoes or sandals

Have a safe and happy holiday

 School re-opens Monday 12th October

 

Faith Facts ~– St Matthew, the Apostle

Born in Palestine sometime in the 1st century, St. Matthew was one of Jesus’s 12 apostles and also one of the four Evangelists, according to the Bible. Prior to preaching the word of God, he worked as a tax collector in Capernaum. Matthew is the patron saint of tax collectors and accountants. The Feast of St. Matthew is annually celebrated on September 21

Tomorrow we join the worldwide Mercy community in celebrating Mercy Day. On this day over 180 years ago, Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, opened the House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland to provide shelter for the homeless, education for the poor, and opportunities for young women. In honor of Catherine McAuley we will celebrate Mercy Day tomorrow with a Liturgy in the hall at 10.30am. Parents are most welcome to attend.

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Basketball Results

Jazz won 6 – 4. POD was Fiah Adams

Magic won 7 – 3. POD was Harris Page

Grizzlies won 38 – 4. POD was Tim Richardson

Bucks won 18 – 2. POD was Jesse Richardson

Sonics won 14 – 8. POD was Mackenzie Jordan

Achievements – Congratulations to Dylan Hawkes who was awarded MVP for his Southland Development 11th Grade Football team.

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Holiday Programmes  ~  Check out the notice board in the junior corridor for programmes on in the holidays.

 

OSCAR ~ Cream Bottles / Lego  ~  OSCAR have a request for any clean 500ml cream bottles with lids and also any Lego than can be donated. If you can help, these can be left in the box at the school office. Many thanks.

 

Touch Southland U11 Girls Touch Team

Looking for at least 10  more girls to play in this Southland U11 Girls Touch team.  This team will be attending two IPS (Otago/Southland) tournaments 22 Nov in Mosgiel and 6 Dec in Invercargill and also one Junior South Island tournament 19th/20th December in Christchurch.  Cost of $350 per person. If interested please send your name through to warren@touchsouthland.co.nz . Please state your DOB. Preferably birthdate of 2005.

 

ILT Appleby Cricket Club – Junior Holiday Skills Programme – Stadium Southland

A beginner’s program for 5 – 8 yr olds designed to introduce cricket skills before playing competitive cricket. It provides an opportunity to have fun, through a series of sessions in which the children participate in a variety of activities and modified games. All playing equipment is provided, but bring your own bat if you wish. Also bring: snacks, water bottle, gear suitable to run around in. Cost is $20 per child for 3 x 2 hour sessions, to be held on Wednesday 30 Sept, Thursday 1 Oct and Friday 2 Oct 10am – 12 noon.  Any queries and registrations to Daryl Williams please 021510865 / darylandness@xtra.co.nz

School Disco – Thursday 24 September 

The PTA school disco for the children is tonight.

Years 1-3 are from 6:00  – 7:00pm, and Years 4 – 6 will be from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Drinks $1, chips 50c and lollies 50c will be available.

Also a variety of glow toys will be for sale 50c to $3

 

Gold coin entry fee please.

 

Room 3 Class Happenings

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Spring

Daffodils

Growing trees

Blooming sun

Warm lonely shovel

Warm breeze

Wind blowing gently

Kids saying it is hot in the sun

Leaves growing and falling.  Logan

 

Beautiful daffodils are glowing. The sun is warming my back. Buds are about to bloom and pink and white blossoms are bursting. The sun warmed the concrete wall. I could see my shadow. Metal things in the playground are burning hot.  I love Spring!  Fiah

 

Air swishing through the classroom just like sound coming through. Leaves falling just like you are on a leaf. The wind making the paintings sway like being high on a mountain.  McKenzie

 

Spring is here. Everyone is having lots of fun. Two balls left lonely around the place. Every bird chirping in trees, waving. Flowers growing flowers in the trees blooming like the sunset. The wind like a ghost. People warming their back on the wall.   Pippa

 

I feel the breeze blowing on my skin .The hot hot sun is warming my back. I see flowers blowing about in the wind.  Lilly

 

I see blossoms blooming on a big tree. It is a very sunny day today. Shaun

 

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17 September 2015

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 17 September 2015

Dear Parents

Welcome to Lucy Cook who started this week. We hope she and her family enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

 

Next week is the last week of the term. It has been a very busy term beginning with our school production and ending with a number of class liturgies. I wish to thank all our parent community for your help and support this term.

 

Writing Meeting  ~  A big thanks to the parents who were able to attend this meeting last night. Also thank you to Mrs Buxton for organising and running this.

 

Kia Ora koutou

Hello to everyone

 

Sacred Heart School and Parish are running an 8 week Sacramental Programme through October and November – primarily for the parents of children receiving Sacraments for the first time, but open to everyone from the Sacred Heart Parish or wider community. The course is based on Vaughan Smith’s excellent series of two books, but this shortened course will only cover 8 chapters – dealing with what a Sacrament is, how they relate to scripture, and what they mean for us as Christians. This course will cover Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – so it is ideally suited for parents of children celebrating the Sacraments for the first time.

 

Each course segment will be held in the evenings, just once a week, and only for 60-90 minutes. It is not an instructional course – but rather a chance for participants to learn what scripture says about the Sacraments, and then have open discussion about their meanings in our modern lives.  The course is not compulsory – but as a parent of children (now at Verdon) who not so long ago were beginning their own initiation into the Sacramental programme, I personally found the course both enlightening and motivating.  It provided me answers not only for my own children’s questions, but also deepened my own understanding of my personal faith. I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone even remotely interested in deepening their own relationship with God – Christian or non.

 

The course consists of about 8 pages of reading once a week, and then answering 10 questions, and sharing those answers with fellow attendees in an open and friendly environment.  There is no such thing as a wrong answer, and the real gold is in the discussion. I will be facilitating the course as leader – but my role is more as a guide than a teacher.  If you are not sure, and simply would like more information – feel free to ring (215 6783) in the evenings, and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns.

 

Because we do need to get books printed – I’d like to get a reasonable idea of numbers by Thursday 24th September.  We’re looking at starting week commencing the 28th September – date, time and venue to be advised.  If you could signal interest to Nicola Winders OR Father Tony OR myself as soon as possible, I’d be very grateful.

 

Hei kōnā mai

Goodbye and thanks

 

Paul Brooks

Sacred Heart Parish and Board.

 

Enrolments  ~  Please let us know of any prospective enrolments or pre-schoolers. We are also looking for parents who can check that the local preschools and kindergartens have copies of our school prospectus. Please contact Christine if you can help.

 

Holiday Programmes  ~  Check out the notice board in the junior corridor for programmes on in the holidays.

 

OSCAR ~ Cream Bottles / Lego  ~  OSCAR have a request for any clean 500ml cream bottles with lids and also any Lego than can be donated. If you can help, these can be left in the box at the school office. Many thanks.

 

Invercargill & Districts Budget Advisory Service (Inc)

We are a not-for-profit organisation offering free and confidential budgeting advice for families and individuals living in Invercargill and the surrounding districts.  We are once again looking for new volunteer advisors.  If interested please phone 0800 366 387 or www.invbudget.org.nz

Faith Facts ~ Exaltation of the Holy Cross: The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 320 under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem, and the dedication in 335 of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine, which mark the site of the Crucifixion. The basilica and the shrine were destroyed in 614 however the Church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands on the site and was built in 1149.

 However the feast, more than anything else, is a celebration and commemoration of God’s greatest work: his salvific death on the Cross and His Resurrection, through which death was defeated and the doors to Heaven opened.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 19 September 7.00 pm           Summer Smith & Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa

Sunday 20 September 10.30am            Aidan Dudfield & Max Forde

Children’s Liturgy                                       Megan Roulston

 

Basketball Results

Jazz won 24 – 0. POD was Ruby Duffy

Magic lost 24 – 4. POD was Cole Robertson

Grizzlies won 27 – 3. POD was Matthew Winter

Bucks lost 12 – 8. POD was Dylan Hawkes

Sonics drew 12 – 12. POD was Megan Sullivan

 

Riding for the Disabled

“Step by step, a Southland boy has grown in confidence at Riding For the Disabled (RDA).

Conna, who is supported by Pact Southland, has been riding Teal each week at RDA. Conna started slowly – it was only in the fifth session he actually rode the horse.

Although appearing very excited for RDA when Pact Southland support worker Kelly Mills picked him up for his first few sessions, Conna became anxious and adamant that he would just brush the horses and pick up manure rather than get up on a horse. For those first sessions he patted the horse, led it around and worked shovelling manure. There was no pressure on Conna to get on the horse, but he showed curiosity from the start and the more he got to know Teal, the more interested he became to get on. Kelly says lead RDA instructor Dot Muir built a good relationship with Conna and challenged him to get up on Teal. After being too anxious to get on the horse as planned in week three, in week four he led the horse by himself and made a “pinkie promise” with a volunteer to get on the horse the following week. Sure enough, on week five (albeit slightly teary-eyed at first) he got up.

“Once up,” says Kelly, “Smiles for Africa. He even asked his horse-leading person to go past me for a photo.” Kelly has been impressed with the confidence Conna has shown – even after a three-week break after week five, Conna was up on Teal within 10 minutes of leading him around. He was all smiles and even road backwards! The following week, he handled a change of horse well. He was anxious because the new horse was a bit more cheeky and playful (and he prefers Teal), but he was all smiles anyway. Kelly says Conna has exceeded all of his expectations with his progress at RDA and he can’t wait to see what the term brings. “

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School Disco – Thursday 24 SeptemberThe PTA school disco for the children is next Thursday.

Years 1-3 are from 6:00  – 7:00pm, and Years 4 – 6 will be from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Drinks $1, chips 50c and lollies 50c will be available.

Also a variety of glow toys will be for sale 50c to $3

 

Gold coin entry fee please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 2 Class Happenings 

 

Room 2 have been reading about Elmer the Elephant. He is a unique, one of a kind elephant. We have been talking about what makes us unique and this is what we think.

 

Elmer the elephant is unique because he has the rainbow colours.  I am unique because I can do big jumps on my scooter.  Leo A

 

Elmer the elephant is unique because he is different from other elephants.  I am one of a kind because I can help Mum do the luxing.  I lux with her.  I am good at reading.  I love myself.  Maddison

 

Elmer the elephant is unique because he is helpful.  I am unique because I play with people nicely and I am good at playing on the playstation.  Leo D

 

Elmer the elephant is unique because he is colourful.  I am unique because I am good at being kind to Harper.  Ella

 

Elmer the elephant is unique because he makes people laugh.  I am unique because I am nice to my friends and I let them use my toys.  Jesse

 

Elmer the elephant is unique because he is kind.  I am unique because I love my Mum, I love my Dad, I love Jesse and I love Me.  I am good at playing with Taya.  Baylee

 

Elmer the elephant is unique because he is colourful.  I am unique because I look after kids.  Ollie

 

Elmer the Elephant is unique because he has rainbow colours on him.  I like being Sean and I’m good at being a good friend because I play with friends at school when they are lonely.  Sean

 

I am unique because I am good at playing hide and seek with Baylee and Leanne.  Taya

 

I am unique because I am good at looking after Penelope.  Leanne

 

I am unique because I am good at playing with Maddie.  Lucy

 

I am unique because I am good at eating all my dinner.  Charlotte

 

I am unique because I am good at helping people.  Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 September 2015

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 10 September 2015

Dear Parents

 School Upgrade  ~  We have received a concept plan for the proposed school upgrade. There is a copy of this in the junior corridor. It is an exciting development which will do wonders to enhance our school. I will relay more information as it comes to hand.

 Year 6 Camp Meeting  ~  This will take place Wednesday 16th September in Room 9 @ 6.15pm.

Sacred Heart School Parent Information Evening  ~  Would you like to know more about how your child learns to write and how we teach writing at Sacred Heart School? When: 7 – 8pm Wednesday, 16 September in Room 6. You are welcome to bring your child/children to this meeting if you wish.

RSVP by 15 September: rbuxton@shsinv.school.nz

Enrolments

Please let us know of any prospective enrolments or pre-schoolers. We are also looking for parents who can check that the local preschools and kindergartens have copies of our school prospectus. Please contact Christine if you can help.

Class Mass  ~  Room 6 and 7 will be celebrating a class mass on Wednesday, 16 September, 9.30 in the church.  We warmly invite you all to attend and come for a shared morning tea in the hall afterwards.

 Headlice  ~  These little critters are alive and well.  Please take the time to check your children’s hair and treat if need be.

School Disco ~ Thursday 24 September  ~  More details next week.

Yr 1 – 3  =  6 – 7pm                                   Yr 4 – 6  =  7 – 8pm

 Book Amnesty  ~  We are counting up our reading books and looking for any lost ones.  If you find any books belonging to school, please send them back so we can account for them.  Many thanks for your support with this.

 Sports Notices  ~  A reminder to have all Touch and Soccer notices in to Mr Morgan asap.

Basketball ~ Only half the children registered to play Basketball have paid their fee of $45. We would appreciate the rest being settled asap please.

 Demons Softball Club Open Day, 13th Sept 2015 11am – 1pm

Softball grounds 550 Tay street. FREE BBQ & Activities.

Queries to: Amy Telfer 2169154

Tennis Southland Holiday Programme ~ Mon 5 Oct 10am – 2pm

Stadium Southland Velodrome $25 per child. For more information and to enrol, visit: www.tennissouthland.co.nz or phone 211-2251.

 

 Faith Facts ~ Father’s Day:

In the Bible it is Abraham who is counted as the father of faith and he is revered in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Joseph of Galilee is an exemplary father in the Bible. He married Mary, despite the unusual circumstances of her pregnancy. He was a righteous man who dared to take on the roles of husband and foster father. We can learn much about fatherhood from Joseph. Another father that captures the imagination is a man called Jairus. He was a man of importance whose daughter was dying and he came to Jesus, fell at his feet and begged Jesus to help his child. He humbled himself for the sake of his daughter.
A final father from the Bible that is impressive is the one who had two sons, one of whom went astray. This is, of course, the story told by Jesus of the prodigal son. The father in the parable teaches his two sons powerful lessons of love: the one who went astray who discovered that his father’s care came to him even when he had run away from it and the other who struggled to understand such extravagant love in the face of his brother’s failures and his own fidelity. The father in the story, like God, never gave up on either of his children.
On Father’s Day let us remember that we have been given a heritage of dedication and faithfulness from the fathers we encounter in the Bible and from those fathers who exemplify the best qualities of parenting.

 Altar Servers

Saturday 12 September 7.00 pm     Megan Sullivan & Kate Russell

Sunday 13 September 10.30am                          Anika Winders & Ella Van Eeden

Children’s Liturgy                                    Trish Sherriff

Basketball Results

Jazz won 14 – 4 against Otatara. POD was Abby Johnstone

Magic lost against Salford 20 – 2. POD was Alex Hawkes

Grizzlies won 27 – 2 against Otatara. POD was Kyron Devery

Bucks won by default against Tisbury. POD was Dylan Hawkes

Sonics won 24 – 4 against Windsor North. POD was Tyler McLeod

Please check out the more detailed report on Facebook!

Sacred Heart Ski Trip 2015

A big thank you to the parents who supported students on the ski trip and helped make the day such a success. It was a fabulous day out irrespective of the weather!

The photo on the right is of Mr Humm, moments before he was reprimanded for disrupting the ski school class.

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Room 1 Class Happenings 

 

Room 1 is very lucky to have Mrs McKenzie teach us every Friday.

We love doing art with her, as we create some amazing masterpieces.

Please come and have a look at all our wonderful work.

 

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3 September 2015

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 3 September 2015

Dear Parents

We hope all the children on tomorrow’s ski trip have a good day and that the weather is kind to them. We will post an arrival time on Facebook once they are on the way home. Please contact me on 0274918694 if urgent, but note that the school phone won’t be cleared after 4pm.

Enrich

A friendly reminder to our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday contributing schools that Enrich@ILT will be closed on the 8th, 9th and 10th September due to our 2016 Entry Selection Process being carried out. Children will attend their home schools on these days; there will be no charge for this day. I wish to note that Monday 7th and Friday 11th September Enrich@ILT sessions will proceed as normal.

 School Canteen

Thank you to Rachel Bryce for the great service provided last Friday.  Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

Sacred Heart School Parent Information Evening

Would you like to know more about how your child learns to write and how we teach writing at Sacred Heart School?

When: 7 – 8pm Wednesday, 16 September in Room 6.

RSVP by 15 September: rbuxton@shsinv.school.nz

 Appleby Cricket Club

The Appleby Cricket Club is looking for Year 5/6 boys & girls that want to play cricket in Term 4. Our first practice will be on Wednesday the 7th of October, 6pm at the Appleby Cricket Grounds and our first game will be on Saturday the 17th of October, from 9am till midday. No experience is necessary as full coaching will be provided and, thanks to ANZ, we are able to provide brand new cricket gear for all the children to use! Subs for the term are only $20. If your child is interested, please contact Dave Pethick on 021516240, (03)216-6293, www.applebycricketclub.co.nz or v8zephyr@vodafone.co.nz

 Au-Pairs

Are you looking for good childcare and also want to give back? Our au-pairs are looking for wonderful Kiwi families to look after your children and experience the typical Kiwi lifestyle. Registration is free and we cater to all kinds of families (big, small, city, rural, part time, full time). More info can be found on our website: www.aupairnewzealand.co.nz. Make sure to swing by our new Facebook page and Like us to keep up-to-date on the latest news: https://www.facebook.com/aupairnewzealand.co.nz

We are a boutique au-pair agency with a big heart where your family becomes part of our family. Looking forward to welcoming you into our home, the Au Pair New Zealand team.

 Book Amnesty

We are counting up our reading books and looking for any lost ones.  If you find any books belonging to school, please send them back so we can account for them.  Many thanks for your support with this.

Faith Facts ~  St Gregory the Great:

St. Gregory was born in Rome about the year 540 and became one of the seven deacons of Rome. He acquired a thorough education, and became Chief Magistrate of Rome at thirty-four years of age.  He built six monasteries and founded a seventh in his own house in Rome, which became the Benedictine Monastery of St. Andrew. Here, he himself assumed the monastic habit in 575, at the age of thirty-five. St. Gregory was chosen Pope by the unanimous consent of priests and people. He is known above all for his magnificent contributions to the Liturgy of the Mass and Office. He is one of the four great Doctors of the Latin Church. He died March 12, 604. He is the patron of teachers.

Laudato Si’

Many in the media have been talking about what the encyclical has to say on global warming. How prominent a theme is this? While global warming is one of the themes in the document, the document goes into much more than that. As the list of topics covered in chapter one indicates global warming or “climate change” is just part of the first of five major sections dealing with ecological problems that the pontiff sees. Of the 40,500 words in the official English translation of the document, the word warming occurs nine times and the phrase climate change occurs twelve times. 

Altar Servers

Saturday 5 September 7.00 pm       Josh Henderson & Emma Brooks

Sunday 6 September 10.30am                            Caleb Wolf & Nathan Russell

Children’s Liturgy                                     Cecelia Russell

Sports Results:

Flipperball – Sharks lost 9 – 5 against Makarewa.

Soccer – Yr 5 team lost 6 – 5 against Otautau. POD was Greta Jones.

Daffodil Day Mufti

Many thanks to the children for their gold coin last Friday. We were delighted to donate $222.80 to The Cancer Society.

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 Room 9 Class Happenings 

Room 9 are making cushions.

Curriculum area: Technology

Our technological need: In Room 9, we developed a library corner with a new book display and some second hand furniture. We decided it needed some cushions.

Concept: As a class we brainstormed lots of ideas. We then went off and did an individual brainstorm.

We made a template, smaller than our cushion, to play around with our ideas

When we were designing our cushions we had to think about

  • The size of our objects
  • The spacing of our drawings
  • Leaving space for sewing around the edge of the cushion
  • Our colours

Next we transferred our template onto cotton fabric.

On a spare piece of fabric, we experimented with blending textile paint. We used the primary colours to make secondary colours, and white to lighten our colours.

Using black textile pens we traced over the outline.

Now we are using the textile paint to paint our cushions.

When we have painted them, we will sew the cushion, stuff them and sit on them.

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