Posts made in November, 2015

26 November 2015

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Dear Parents

 

Convent Cup / Cricket Day

I would like to thank all the parents, managers, teachers and the children for an awesome day at the Convent cup. The children performed extremely well making 3 out of the 4 possible finals.

The netballers went down by a couple of goals in the final after playing superbly during pool play. Our two basketball teams also played out of their skin during the pool. Unfortunately, they had to play each other in the semi finals and only one could go through to the big final. Sacred Heart Red progressed before going down in a nail biter 8-9!

The two football teams dominated pool play which saw them through as the top qualifiers into the semi finals. Sacred Heart Maroon unfortunately lost 1-0 so had to settle for 3rd. Sacred Heart White had better fortune progressing through to the final to avenge the Maroons. (loss 2-1).     This meant the Sacred Heart White footballers finished the day as Convent champs! Congratulations.

The rugby boys found out that starting games slowly in sevens is tricky as you quite often run out of time to catch up. The boys punched well above their weight, winning two and losing 3 (all by one point). They should be proud of their efforts as they never stopped trying!

Most importantly the sportsmanship and teamwork displayed by all involved was the highlight of the day!

 

Parent Help Morning Tea, Monday 7th December 10am

Invites   will be out next week.

 

Room 1 & 2 Liturgy

Well done Rooms 1 and 2. What an excellent Christmas Nativity play yesterday.

With talent like this our future school productions look to be in good hands.

 

Activity Fee/Sports Fees (Touch, Soccer, Golf)

Parents who have not settled their outstanding accounts by Monday (30th November) will receive a phone call from a board member.

 

Book Amnesty ~ School Resources

We have a lot of books not being returned to school. Can I ask all parents to check at home for reading books, library books, basic facts kits, etc belonging to us and return them asap? No questions asked.  Many thanks.

 

2016 Enrolments

If you have children coming or know of other possible enrolments for 2016 please let us know. As we put together the 2016 classes, we aim to have as little movement as possible in our junior classes throughout the year. Thank you for this.

 

Young Vinnies / St Vincent de Paul Society wish to thank Sacred Heart school for all the support from home and school to empower the students to learn how to make a positive difference in our world. Knowing about the actions of solidarity lights up our world with hope. This is very special for us all to know that light overcomes darkness, with the recent violence in Paris. As a lay organisation in our church we appreciate the support and prayers from the school and families. This initiative in our schools has developed as a result of the high priority that Pope Francis is putting on the need to be compassionate and caring to those less fortunate than ourselves, as Jesus did in the Gospels. We pray that you will continue to encourage this good work in 2016.

Thank you ~ Young Vinnies Co-ordinator ~ Ann Kennelly.

 

Kade’s Journey to Recovery Market ~ Sunday 13th December 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

25 Stalls in the Sacred Heart Hall. Yummy baking, BBQ, handmade crafts, jewellery, soaps, toys, Mr Whippy and much more incredible items.

 

 

 

Faith Facts ~ First week of Advent

Advent is the period preceding the Christmas season. It begins on the Sunday nearest November 30, the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, and covers four Sundays. Because the day it begins changes from year to year, so does the length of each Advent season. Advent begins on November 29. The word advent, from Latin, means “the coming.” For centuries, Advent has been a time of spiritual reflection as well as cheer and anticipation.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 28 November 7.00 pm:                             Josh Henderson & Tanesha Tagomoa-Kaa

Sunday 29 November 10.30am:                              Robbie Humm & Anika Winders

Children’s Liturgy:                                                        Aletta Reid

 

End of Year Events

Sherwood Forest                                        –                 Tuesday 1/12

Tough Kids                                                   –                 Wednesday 2/12

Parents Morning Tea                                –                 Monday 7/12 @ 10am

Year 6 day & leavers night                       –                 Tuesday 8/12

Final Assembly                                            –                 Wednesday 9/12 @ 1.30pm

End of Year Mass / Picnic Tea                 –                 Wednesday 9/12 @ 5pm

Last day of school                                      –                 Thursday 10/12 @ 12.30pm

 

Congratulations to our Sacred Heart/Myross Bush Flipperball team who won their final last Friday night. The Grizzlies Yr 3/4 boys Basketball team who won their final, and the Jazz Yr 3/4 girls Basketball team who lost the final by 1 goal.

Awesome work!!!

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 PTA

After the school Mass on Wednesday December 9th, families are invited to a BYO tea in the hall. Bring your own picnic basket and enjoy the company of our school community.

 

The Southland Mountain Bike Club’s ~ Kids Skids (5 – 12 yrs)

Saturday 5th December @ Sandy Point Trails. Entry on the day from 10am: $10 per rider $15 for 2 or $20 per family. Heaps of spot prizes.

 

What If Everything They Told You About Food Was Wrong?

FREE event! Come along and listen to leading holistic health and nutrition experts Dr Monica Lewis and Dr Nick Kimber, plus elite level athlete Haidee Tiffen. Raffles and spot prizes – Thursday 3 December 7.30 – 9pm, @ the Sarah Ulmer Lounge (Velodrome, ILT Stadium.

Room 6 Class Happenings ~ Visit to the Humms

 

It was my first time eating raw whitebait.  It was crunchy.  I was supposed to swallow it straight down but I didn’t.  We went to jump in the long grass and I got stuck in one of them.   Keira

 

I went on the pony and I liked it and it tried to get me off.  I went on the big horse and I didn’t like it because it kept on moving sideways.  The whitebait tasted yum.  I should not have eaten one of them because it was the wrong one and it tasted really yuk!  Mason

 

The Humms have a big slide.  It is a big, silver plank hooked onto a big high tree.  You climb up the slide because there is no ladder and then slide down.  Alex and Markus

Also we roasted marshmellows on a campfire.  Mine went on fire, so was burnt but I blew it out and it tasted good.  I went on the pony, called Willy then I went on the big horse, Greywacke.  Alex

 

I caught the biggest whitebait.  I asked if I could have it and Mr Humm said “Yes!”  It smelt bad!  I ate the black bit of the marshmellow first.  It didn’t taste the best but then I ate the rest that was roasted and not burnt.  Markus

 

We went to the farm and we ate some whitebait.  Markus, Rohan, Alex M and I cooked some on the fire.  It was yummy!  Anya

 

We were at Robbie’s farm and we went whitebaiting.  We got to ride on a pony and a big horse.  We saw an eel and Jacob’s dad was trying to catch it with a big stick.  Alex M, Markus, Anya and I were pretending to be in a survival club.  Rohan

 

I liked it when we tried to catch an eel.  The whitebait looked like little, wriggly worms and everyone ate it raw.  I didn’t want to eat it raw.  Rewi

 

I loved it when we went to the Humm’s place because we got to roast marshmellows over a fire and see if we could see the eels in the river.  Some people got scared of the eels but I loved the eels.  I liked riding on the little pony, Willy.  I also liked making huts in long grass.  Ellie

 

I liked playing in the long grass with Robbie.  We made our own tunnels and crawled through them.  I was trying to keep up with Robbie because he was really fast going through the grass on his knees.  I liked trying to catch the eels with my dad.  Jacob

 

We got to roast marshmellows.  We didn’t get to go actual whitebaiting and I didn’t get to eat any of the whitebait.  Fabian

 

I got to ride a big horse and a pony.  On the big horse it felt like you were going to fall off.  When I finished roasting my marshmellow, it came out on fire.  Charlie

 

When I tasted the whitebait there was a tangy feeling on my tongue.  It was fun when I got to ride the horse because I was up high.  Jack

 

I liked the bit when we got to ride the horses because I have never been on a horse before and it is really fun.  I like the marshmellows too.  Jimmy

 

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19 November 2015

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Dear Parents

 

We are looking forward to the Convent Cup at Verdon on Monday and the Cricket Tournament on Wednesday. Good luck to all involved and we hope the weather is kind to us.

 

ILT Grant

Thanks to the ILT for the recent donation, which will be used to assist with costs from our Year 6 camp.

 

Activity Fee/Sports Fees (Touch, Soccer, Golf)

We still have $1835 outstanding and would appreciate if this could be settled by the end of this month. The school is not in a position to carry this debt. Parents will receive a phone call from a board member regarding this early December.

 

Jona Lomu

I wouldn’t normally make comment regarding this but in Jona Lomu’s case I will make an exception. While he was an All Black legend, he was also a genuinely caring person. One of our pupils, a number of years ago was diagnosed with cancer as a 4 year old and had to undergo years of medical interventions. Through Jeff Wilson, a link was formed with Jona Lomu and so whenever he was down south he visited him and his family and even attended a birthday party. The interaction was genuine and often kept from the media, and was of huge benefit to our pupil and his family.

 

JR McKenzie Trust – Year 6 Children

The JR McKenzie Youth Education Fund has a proud tradition of supporting families in need of financial assistance, with the purchasing of a school uniform. As such, we are pleased to once again invite grant applications from Year 6 families. The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 December 2015. Please contact me in confidence to get an application for this. 0274918694 or principal@shsinv.school.nz

 

PTA

Couplands ~ All order forms and money need to be into the office by Friday 20th November. No late orders will be accepted as orders go straight to Couplands on Friday afternoon.

 

Calendars ~ Your child’s calendar is on display in the office until tomorrow. Please call in and have a look at these, and fill out the order form by Monday 23rd. Money must accompany your order. There will be no late orders sorry.

 

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What If Everything They Told You About Food Was Wrong?

FREE event! Come along and listen to leading holistic health and nutrition experts Dr Monica Lewis and Dr Nick Kimber, plus elite level athlete Haidee Tiffen. Raffles and spot prizes – Thursday 3 December 7.30 – 9pm, @ the Sarah Ulmer Lounge (Velodrome, ILT Stadium)

 

Faith Facts ~ Christ the King Sunday November 22  

This is the final Sunday of the Liturgical year and is a feast day that focuses on the authority of Christ. While the problems our world faces today differ from the particular events that inspired Pope Pius XI to establish this feast in the 1920s, his message and call to honour Christ the King in a society that denies the authority of Our Lord is no less pertinent now than it was then. The Solemnity of Christ the King is a newer feast in the Catholic Church; it was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925. The pontiff was witness to a turbulent time in the world’s history.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 21 November 7.00 pm:               Megan Sullivan & Kate Russell

Sunday 22 November 10.30am:                 Fabian & Giovanna O’Donnell

Children’s Liturgy:                                  Maria O’Donnell

 

End of Year Events

Convent Cup                               –           Monday 23

Room 6 Visit                              –           Tuesday 24

Cricket Tournament                    –           Wednesday 25

Year 6 day & leavers night           –           Tuesday 8/12

Final assembly                            –           Wednesday 9/12 @ 1.30pm

End of year mass / PTA supper   –           Wednesday 9/12 @ 5pm

Last day of school                      –           Thursday 10/12 @ 12.30pm

 

Congratulations to Maria O’Donnell who was recently placed 3rd in the Tall Figure Category at the 2015 NABBA International Universe Body Building Competition held in Cebu City, the Phillipines.

 

Scholastic Bookclub Issue 8 closes Monday 23 November.

 

Splash Palace 2016

Check out the notice board in the junior corridor for information on Swim School, Springboard Diving and Boating Safety & Survival Courses.

 

OPEN DAY at CAS Early Learning Centre, Saturday 21st November from 10.00am – 1.00pm.  Come along and have a look around the centre and meet some of the teachers.  Our centre takes children from 2 years of age.  WINZ and 20 ECE hours available.  Phone 03 2159944.

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Room 3 Class Happenings

 

Room 3 would like to share some of their writing from the wonderful Pet day held last week.

 

Finally Pet Day arrived. My cat was very sad in her cage. She messed up her towel and put her head under it.  Shaun.

 

Finally Pet Day came. I am waiting for my Dad to bring our dog. She is cute and cuddly. She is the family’s dog. She was wearing a dog top over her fur. It was so cute. Her name is Missy. She was smiling the whole time. When we got home she was smiling . “That was the best day ever”’, she said.  Kate O

 

For Pet Day I am bringing my lamb called Billy. He likes me. I saw big and little animals on Pet Day. It was a hot day. I had a bottle. Billy knows how to jump up.  Kate L

 

For Pet Day I brought two hens, one rooster and two cats. My two cats won a prize!  The prize was a moneybox. It was a yellow elephant. Anyway back to the story. The names of my pets are Polka Dot and Samantha. My rooster is Sam and my cats’ Marshmallow and Frost.  Peyton

 

Tomorrow it’s Pet Day. I’m bringing my bunny. His name is Patch. His colours are white and orange. The reason why he is called Patch is because he likes to eat weeds and carrot toppings and he’s got patches. He really needs exercising. Right now he is very cute and friendly. I was going to bring my Grandma’s dog but there was only a leash for a bunny. It is going to be really fun.  Pippa

 

Milo is soft and cuddly. I like patting him. I take him for walks and he rides on my bike. He loves playing with his imaginary bone.  Lily T

 

It is Pet Day in four days. I’m bringing Bebe. She’s a dog and she has black stripes and the rest of her is yellow. She likes to play tug of war with me. Her tag toy is red. She is quick. She likes to eat meat and bread. She also likes dog food. She is cute.  Quin

 

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12 November 2015

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Dear Parents

 

Activity Fee/Sports Fees

Thank you to those who have settled their accounts.  Please keep these coming so we have all monies cleared by the end of this month.

 

JR McKenzie Trust – Year 6 Children

The JR McKenzie Youth Education Fund has a proud tradition of supporting families in need of financial assistance, with the purchasing of a school uniform. As such, we are pleased to once again invite grant applications from Year 6 families. The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 December 2015. Please contact me in confidence to get an application for this. 0274918694 or principal@shsinv.school.nz

 

Calendars

Your child’s calendar will be on display in the junior corridor from Monday 16 – Friday 20 November. Please come and view these and fill out the order form by Friday. Money must accompany your order and there will be no late orders sorry.

 

Have a look at this website to visit the class blogs: www.shsinv.school.nz

 

Pause Prompt Praise Programme

This programme was first developed for use with parents as tutors for their own children; research over the last thirty years has established that the programme is extremely effective in supporting reading achievement levels. Tutors are trained to assist readers to self-correct and practise problem solving strategies. Assisting readers to learn these strategies requires students to:

  • Pause before responding to errors.
  •  Prompt tutees to utilise both contextual and letter sound.
  • Praise tutees use of independent strategies such as self-correction and prompted corrections.

Sacred Heart have been delivering this support programme during the year with wonderful results. It has provided educational benefits for both tutors and tutees and has been a pleasure to watch students interact in a very caring and supportive way. Tutors have learnt the importance of taking responsibility for arriving on time and being prepared for each session, they have developed skills of patience and responding to effort with positive praise. Each time I have visited I have been extremely impressed with the commitment from all the students and have enjoyed their enthusiasm and participation.  Jo Williamson RTLB

 

Confirmation / Eucharist Celebration

Thanks to all involved in making Sundays Sacramental celebrations such a success. A huge thanks to Mrs Winders, Fr. Tony & Bishop Colin for your organisation of the day. Also a big thanks to the PTA for your work at the gathering afterwards. The children did very well and it was pleasing to get the support of all the parents and family members to help us celebrate together.

 

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Faith Facts ~ Year of Mercy – beginning December 8th

All around the world, there is a growing awareness and excitement regarding an Extraordinary Jubilee which Pope Francis has called. Here is an excerpt from Pope Francis…  ‘I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” And this especially applies to confessors! So much mercy! This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th) and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the living face of the Father’s mercy.’

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 14 November 7.00 pm:          Ella Van Eeden & Lucy Baynes

Sunday 15 November 10.30am:             Jack & Caitlin Smith

Children’s Liturgy:                               Amanda Smith

 

Kade Phillips

I have been told that Kade is starting at the Wilson Rehabilitation Clinic at Starship Hospital. There is also a good possibility that he will be able to come home for a period of time over the Christmas break.

Thank you to Reilly McLean and his mother Judith who have sourced a number of amazing prizes that can be used for a raffle for Kades family. We will set this up soon. Many thanks, this is a wonderful gesture of caring.

 

End of Year Events

Year 6 day & leavers night                   –           Tuesday 8/12

Final assembly                                      –           Wednesday 9/12 @ 1.30pm

End of year mass / PTA supper-           Wednesday 9/12 @ 5pm

Last day of school                                –           Thursday 10/12 @ 12.30pm

 

Cricket Fun Day  ~  Wednesday 25th November Year 4 – 6

We have entered 6 teams for this fun day.

 

 

OPEN DAY at CAS Early Learning Centre, Saturday 21st November from 10.00am – 1.00pm.  Come along and have a look around the centre and meet some of the teachers.  Our centre takes children from 2 years of age.  WINZ and 20 ECE hours available.  Phone 03 2159944.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room 2 Class Happenings

 

Well what a busy week we have had in Room 2 this week.  We had 5 pre-schoolers come and join us on Monday and then on Tuesday we had William start.  For writing the children have been talking about feelings and personal statements.  These are some of the stories the children wrote about Room 2.  They had to write a “like” and then add on something they have learnt.

 

In Room 2 I like writing stories and I have learnt my blue words.  Ella

 

I have learnt about Maths in Room 2, it is fun.  I like using all the school books.   Case

 

In Room 2 I like to draw and I have learnt some of my pink words.  Izabella

 

I like to play outside and I have learnt lots of sounds.  Lucas

 

In Room 2 I like reading and I can count up to 50.  Jacob

 

I like Room 2 and I like painting.  Morgan

 

In room 2 I like going on the ipads and I have learnt to count to 100.  Maddison

 

I am in room 2. What I like in Room 2 is the writing time.  I have learnt to do Maths and that Maths is counting up to 100.  Sean

 

In Room 2. I like to play on the ipads and I have learnt to count in 2’s up to 20.  Leo A

 

Pet Day ~ Tomorrow Friday 13th November

 

Children are to wear mufti and bring a gold coin donation

12.30  –  12.45  Lunch

12.45  –    1.15  Lunch time play and pets to be brought to school

1.15     –   2.15  Judging and prizes

 

Staff members will come around and talk with children about their pets.

Each child will need to complete the participation sheet which was handed out last week, and be ready to discuss this with teachers. On this form, the child will need to supply a photo or drawing of their pet and answer the questions. The completed sheet must be brought back to school.

At 2pm all children will gather on the tennis courst for prize giving.

2.15 (approx) Pet Day Grand Parade

  • Pets will be paraded around the back field.
  • Cats can be carried in cages.
  • Animals need to be on leads

 

Canteen: These items will be added to the canteen list as from tomorrow.

BBQ Pork Riblet Roll $4.00 – Lettuce, Cheese, Tomato and Pork Riblet

Green Salad $4.90 Beetroot, Lettuce, Tomato, cucumber, grated carrot, red onion and mayo.

Frozen Slurpa $1.80 Apple Berry or Apple Orange (Natural)

 

 

 

 

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5 November 2015

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Dear Parents

 

Welcome

We welcome Lucas Dawson and Izabella Coombs who joined the children in Room 2 recently. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

Our prayers are with the Hawkes family

 

Activity Fee/Sports Fees

Thank you to those who have settled their accounts.  Please keep these coming so we have all owing monies cleared by the end of this month.

 

Funeral Tomorrow @ 3pm

Be careful tomorrow as there is a funeral at the church at 3pm. We will attempt to put cones in the carpark to enable parents to enter and exit the school normally.

 

JR McKenzie Trust – Year 6 Children

The JR McKenzie Youth Education Fund has a proud tradition of supporting families in need of financial assistance, with the purchasing of a school uniform. As such, we are pleased to once again invite grant applications from Year 6 families. The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 December 2015. Please contact me in confidence to get an application for this. 0274918694 or principal@shsinv.school.nz

 

New Goalposts

A big thanks to the PTA for the new goal posts. Mr Parker and Mr Morgan have had fun putting them together over the last couple of days.

 

Stewart Island Camp

A big thanks to Mrs Ultee, the Year 6 children and their parents for such an enjoyable camp last week. It was very well organised and everyone enjoyed their island experience. I have tentatively re-booked for 26-28 October 2016.

 

Term Events

Pet Day                                                            Friday 13/11 in the afternoon

Convent Cup                                                      Monday 23/11

Year 6 Day / Leavers’ Night                             Tuesday 8/12

Final Mass / Carols / Shared Tea                     Wednesday 9/12 @ 5.45pm

Final Assembly                                                 Wednesday 9/12

Last Day                                                          Thursday 10/12 @ 12.30

 

Congratulations to our expupils who received the following at the Verdon prizegiving last night:

Imelda Wilkes              ~          2015 Verdon Dux

Chelsie Grindlay           ~          2015 Verdon Proxime Accessit

Shelley Mitchell           ~          2016 House Captain

Matthew Boyle             ~          2016 House Captain

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Facts ~ All Saints November 1. ..

 

In the year 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church made 1st November a church holiday to honour all the saints. This feast day is called All Saints’ Day. “All Saints’ Day” annually reminds us of our connectedness as Christians. Perhaps, you were taught to think of saints as statues in a church building. But the Bible teaches something completely different. Who is a saint? You are. That is, if you’re a follower of Jesus.  There are saints who died for their faith – the martyrs.  All of them are honoured by the church.

 

All Souls’ Day – 2 November

On All Souls’ Day the Roman Catholic Church remembers all those who have died – not just the great and the good, but ordinary and especially those loved ones.

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All families are invited to Mass on Sunday November 8 , at 10.30am to celebrate children being Confirmed and their First Holy Communion. Congratulations to Ruby Duffy, Harris Page, Fiah Adams, Greta Jones, Robbie Humm, Holly Wolf, Sam Walsh, Fabian O’Donnell, Jack Smith, Laura McCabe, Mason Coulthard, Declan Hogan and Jack Harding.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 7 November 7.00 pm:            Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa & Aidan Dudfield

Sunday 8 November 10.30am:               Anika Winders & Summer Smith

Children’s Liturgy:                               Aletta Reid

 

Pet Day ~ Friday 13th November

Programme for the Day:

 

12.30  –  12.45  Lunch

12.45  –    1.15  Lunch time play and pets to be brought to school

1.15     –   2.15  Judging and prizes

 

Staff members will come around and talk with children about their pets.

Each child will need to complete the participation sheet which was handed out last week, and be ready to discuss this with teachers. On this form, the child will need to supply a photo or drawing of their pet and answer the questions. The completed sheet must be brought back to school and given to their classroom teacher by Wednesday 11th November. At 2pm all children will gather on the tennis courst for prize giving.

2.15 (approx) Pet Day Grand Parade

  • Pets will be paraded around the back field.
  • Cats can be carried in cages.
  • Animals need to be on leads

Room 9 Class Happenings

 

The moment that I will treasure is:

 

We shared laughter and we had fun! Ella

Going on the bush walk at Ulva Island and seeing birds that I wouldn’t usually see. Reid

Fishing because I caught my first blue cod. Luke

Performing the skits on the stage. Lucy

Going fishing and seeing seals. Josh

At Ringaringa beach where we all worked together on our sand sculptures. Sam

Travelling to Stewart Island with my friends on the ferry. Tyler

The Ulva island walk where I saw many birds that I have never seen before. Nick

When the Kea landed on Reilly’s head and ate some of his sandwich. Zane

Going on a fishing boat and catching fish, then eating them. Reilly

Going on the boat and seeing the dolphins. Hannah

Going to Ulva Island and seeing the native birds and plants. Azriel

Fishing, because I caught the biggest fish and my first blue cod. Ben

Going fishing and catching the barracuda. Jasmine

Exploring Ulva Island and seeing a lot of birds that you wouldn’t usually get he opportunity to see. Caleb H

When I caught my first two fish ever in my life by myself. Sarah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Results

 

Basketball: Jazz won 14 – 3, Sonics won 30 – 9, Grizzlies won 10 – 4, Magic lost 20 – 6, Bucks won 20 – 6.

 

Touch: Storm Lost 4 – 0, Sharks drew 4 – 4, Tigers won 3 – 1, Titans won 4 – 1, Roosters won 5 – 1, Rabbitohs won 5 – 3.

 

Soccer Phoenix won 4 – 1, Roar lost 3 – 0, Mariners won 5 – 0, United won 7 – 0, Wanderers lost 6 – 4, Glory lost 7 – 1.

 

Flipperball: Sharks lost, Myross Bush/Sacred Heart lost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29 October 2015

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 29 October 2015

Dear Parents

 

We hope the Year 6 pupils are having a wonderful time on their camp at Stewart Island. See you tomorrow!

 

Activity Fee/Sports Fees

Reminders have been sent out and we expect these to be settled before the end of November please.  Please check with Christine if you are unsure what you owe.

 

Production

There are still a lot of props and costumes in the back of Room 2. Please check if these belong to you.

 

Congratulations to Mason and Sam Coulthard and Laura McCabe who were baptised this week by Fr Tony.

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 Faith Facts

The focus for Religious Education in Term 4 is the Communion of Saints strand – Te Kotahitanga o te Hunga Tapu.

The focus for each year level is:

Year 1: Mary – looking at God’s special role for Mary as Mother of Jesus

Year 2: Saints and Inspiring People – looking at what make people holy, their qualities and the saintliness of ordinary people can inspire others.

Year 3: Life, Death and Christian Hope – recognising that sad times, and the strength faith in God gives people at such times.

Year 4: Choices – Looking at the meaning of Te Wa, the journey of life, achieving goals and peoples choices.

Year 5: Saints and Inspiring People – Children will look at the meaning of Communion of Saints, exploring their lives and how we can honour them.

Year 6: Mary – which is carrying on from the Year 1 porgramme, looking at scripture stories of Mary’s faith journey, identifying ways that Mary is a model for living and discipleship and Mother is the Patroness of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Year 7: Choices – again a revisit of the Year 4 programme, looking at God’s gift of free will, catholic conscience and relationships between everyday choices.

Year 8: Life, death and Christian Hope – identifying the human person as body, emotions, will and soul and the immortality of the soul, as well as understanding death and burial rituals, with the belief of Christian hope in these.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 31 October 7.00 pm        Jacob Sullivan & Caleb Wolf

Sunday 1 November 10.30am          Josh Henderson & Emma Brooks

Children’s Liturgy                              Paul Brooks

 

Sports Results

 

Basketball 

Jazz won 14 – 3                                 Magic lost 20 – 0

Grizzlies had a bye                            Bucks lost 18 -16

Sonics won 17 – 6

 

Touch

Storm             drew 4 all                               Raiders had a bye

Rabbitohs lost 4 – 0                          Roosters won 2 – 1

Titans won 4 – 3                                Tigerswon 4 – 3

Sharks lost 5 – 2

 

 

 

 

Room 1 Class Happenings

 

Yesterday we all went on a farm visit as part of ‘On the Farm’ inquiry unit.

 

Here are our highlights:

–       Seeing the cows get milked – Ethan

–       Playing in the hay – Luca

–       Seeing the calves in the trailer – Lucas

–       Going on the moving fence in the milking shed – Ana

–       Playing in the hay – Mitchell

–       Patting the calves – Ella

–       Going on the moving gate – Zoe

–       Spraying the hose in the cow shed – Holly

–       Jumping in the hay – Isla

–       Playing in the hay – Eifion

–       Patting the cow – Molly D

–       Seeing the birds nest in the hay – Noah

–       Milking the cow – Leo

–       Climbing up to the top of the hay bales – Molly S

–       Going on the round about that the cows go on to get milked – Jackson

 

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