Posts made in February, 2016

25 February 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Our prayers are with the Walsh-Vergeer family during this sad time.

Also the family of Margaret Peterson. Margaret was a great supporter of Sacred Heart and all her children attended this school, and her husband Ron was the PTA chair for many years.

 

PTA AGM

The PTA will be holding their AGM on the 14th March at 7pm. (Venue to be confirmed).
For the PTA to continue into 2017 we will need to gain new members. Every bit of help is appreciated. If you would like to know more about joining the PTA email Selina at  Stagomoakaa1@Gmail.com
Or Raewyn at jerandra@vodafone.co.nz

If you are able to make the AGM please email one of the two above by 9th March.

 

Sports Fees

Can we please have all monies in for Sports asap. Touch and Flipperball are both $20 each. Many thanks.

 

Congratulations to Pippa Humm who was place 1st in the Under 10 Surfing Competitions at Mitchell’s Bay last weekend.

 

St Paddys Night

St Patrick’s Community Group are hosting a St. Patrick’s night celebration on Friday 18th March at the Invercargill Workingmans Club. Tickets are $40 a head with entertainment and supper supplied. Tickets are available in the office.

 

The Invercargill Rock n Roll Club is looking for more boys. Beginners’ classes start in Term Two. For more information, or to express your interest, please see Mrs Ultee.

 

Pierce Orchard, Roxburgh ~ Fruit Delivery ~ Arrives Thursday 3 March

Parents are most welcome to place an order with Christine. Orders and money must be in first thing on Monday morning. Fruit available this week are:

  • Peaches (Golden Queen) 4kg box $18
  • Greengages 2kg box $15
  • Plums (Black Doris) 4kg box $18
  • Fruit Mix – Nectarines, Peaches, Greengages, Plums 4kg box $20

 

Swimming

Thank you to all those parents who have been able to assist at swimming over the last three weeks.

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Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. Lent 2016 begins on Ash Wednesday 10 February, and lasts until Holy Thursday 24 March.

The theme for the Lent 2016 Appeal is Hear the cry of the earth and the poor, taken from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’  which asks us to protect the planet and its people.

The Lent Appeal is run by Caritas on behalf of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops to support our work of charity and justice for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, both in New Zealand and overseas.

This year Caritas focuses on the experiences and challenges of Cambodians living in rural areas. Students will learn about the rich culture and recent sad history of Cambodia, while being exposed to social justice issues around food security, climate change, human rights and land rights.

A Caritas donation box will come around classrooms each day during Lent.and students may bring coins to school for this purpose.

Donations cab also be made online. http://www.caritas.org.nz/donate

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 27 February 7.00 pm:                 Ruby Duffy & Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa

Sunday 28 February 10.30am:                  Anika Winders & Mason Coulthard

Children’s Liturgy:                                   Aletta Reid

 

Australian Tests 2016 (for Year 4, 5, 6 Pupils)

If your child would like to participate in the Australian tests and is Year 4, 5 or 6, please fill out the form and return to the office, with payment by Friday 18th March.

Tests take place between 17 May – 16 August.

 

Australian Tests

 

Child’s Name ……………………………..           Year ……

 

         Digital Technologies @ $8.50 each       …………..

 

         Science @ $ 8.50 each                            …………..

 

         Writing @ $19.50 each                              …………..

 

         Spelling @ $10.50 each                            …………..

 

         English @ $8.50 each                                 …………..

 

         Maths @ $8.50 each                                             …………..

 

Class Happenings Room 3

 

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about writing sentences.

 

 

I am learning to use capital letters and full stops by myself.

 

 

A sentence has:-

  • One idea
  • ?  Makes sense
  • C. Starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop.
  •    Spaces between words.

 

 

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We have been reading and enjoying Maui creation stories and wrote a sentence from ’Maui and the Magic Jawbone’. Below are some examples of sentences written. Children can view Maui stories on You tube.

 

Maui asked his grandfather for the magic jawbone. Kate 0

 

Maui felt the power for the magic jawbone. Holly

 

Maui asked the grandfather for the magic jawbone. Mitchell

 

The magic jawbone was powerful. Maui tricked his grandfather. Eifion

 

Maui asked the grandfather for the magic jawbone. Zoe

 

Maui got the magic jawbone from his grandfather and changed it into a wood pigeon. Leo

 

Maui asked the grandfather for the magic jawbone. Lucas

 

Maui asked his grandfather, “ Can I have the magic jawbone?”. “No.” So Maui hid his food and his grandfather gave Maui the magic jawbone. Molly D

 

Maui asked his grandfather for the magic jawbone. He hid his grandfather’s kai until he gave him the jawbone. Molly S

 

 

 

Wheels Day – Fridays

Children are welcome to bring their wheels to school to play on at interval and lunchtime. Helmets are compulsory.

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18 February 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Congratulations to the follow students who are our house captains for 2016.

 

Kavanagh          =          Kate Russell

Josh Henderson

Donovan            =          Neve Waddel

Anika Winders

Mercy               =          Greta Jones

Braedyn Francis

Harrington          =          Brooke Johnstone

Adian Jones

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Zone Athletics Sports

Our zone athletics for 8 – 10 year olds will be held on Tuesday 8th March at Surrey Park Stadium. If you are available to help with supervising our year groups or with the shot-put organization, please contact Mr Morgan or Mr Forde.

 

Meet the Teacher Night / PTA

Thank you to those parents who were able to attend the Meet the Teacher Night.

One of the requests was for the PTA, which needs more members. If you look around the school and classes, most if not all the IT and sports equipment has been supplied by the PTA through fundraising. This year we have our biennial school fair, which is a great school and community event. Many hands make the task easier. If you can help please contact Raewyn Winter 215-8479 or Selina Tagomoa-Kaa 2154650.

 

Newsletter Feedback

Thank you for the feedback regarding the newsletter frequency and format. Please continue to contact me at principal@shsinv.school.nz regarding this.

 

Enrolments

If you know of any prospective enrolments please get them to contact our school office or me. At present we still need at least 12 – 15 more children at any class level to retain our class numbers.

 

Sports Fees

Can we please have all monies in for Sports asap. Touch and Flipperball are both $20 each. Many thanks.

 

The Invercargill Rock n Roll Club is looking for more boys. Beginners’ classes start in Term Two. For more information, or to express your interest, please see Mrs Ultee.

 

Congratulations to the Pickett and Veint families on the arrival of Connar and Charlie.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 20 February 7.00 pm:                 Holly & Caleb Wolf

Sunday 21 February 10.30am:                  Emma Brooks & Josh Henderson

Children’s Liturgy:                                   Paul Brooks

 

Canteen ~ Please note the canteen is running as normal on Fridays. They offer a wide variety of delicious food, with items being added every week.

 

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 Class Happenings – Introducing Room 2.

 

My name is Baylee. I have a dog.  I have a sister.  I have a brother.

My name is Morgan.  My Mum is good to me.  My pets are cuddly.

My name is Case.  I like my sister.  I like my Mum and Dad and I like my brothers.

My name is William.  My dog sits on the couch.

My name is Taya.  My Mum is in my family.  My brother is in my family and my sister is in my family.

My name is Maddison.  I have one brother.  My cat is all black.  I like going on my roller skates.

My name is Lucy.  In my family there is one girl.  My cat has a red chair.

My name is Leo Duggan.  My Mum wears a red dress. I have a cat.  I like my cat.

My name is Jesse.  In my family there are two girls and one boy and one cat.  I like swimming.

My name is Leo Aitken.  In my family I have got a sister.  I have a dog and two cats.  I like to  jump off my playhouse roof.

My name is Jacob.  In my family there are three boys.

My name is Sean.  I like playing games with my family.  I don’t like how the cat got hair on my bed.  I love swimming.

My name is Ella. I like my cat and my teddy bear and my little sister. In my family there is Mummy and Daddy and Harper.

My name is Ollie. In my family there is a dog. I like going to the pool.

My name is Leanne.  I have one sister.

My name is Mrs Buxton.  I have three daughters and one grandson.  I like to travel.

 

 

 

 

Australian Tests 2016 (for Year 4, 5, 6 Pupils)

If your child would like to participate in the Australian tests and is Year 4, 5 or 6, please fill out the form and return to the office, with payment by Friday 18th March.

Tests take place between 17 May – 16 August.

 

 

Australian Tests

 

Child’s Name ……………………………..           Year ……

 

         Digital Technologies @ $8.50 each       …………..

 

         Science @ $ 8.50 each                            …………..

 

         Writing @ $19.50 each                              …………..

 

         Spelling @ $10.50 each                            …………..

 

         English @ $8.50 each                                 …………..

 

         Maths @ $8.50 each                                             …………..

 

 

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11 February 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Congratulations to the Pickett and Binu families on the arrival of Charlie and Julia.

 

Thank you for your help with swimming this week. It may not seem like much but having the children in their sports gear with sandals makes time in the changing rooms a lot faster, especially with a lot of the general public there as well.

Also thanks to those parents who have been able to help out at the pool.

 

Many thnks to Mrs Winders and Fr. Tony for our beginning of school Mass on Friday and Ash Wednesday yesterday. Well done to all the children who were readers. It was also good to present our Year 6 leaders to the school and parishioners.

 

Enrolments

If you know of any prospective enrolments please get them to contact our school office or me. At present we still need at least 12 – 15 more children at any class level to retain our class numbers.

 

Newsletter

I am after parent feedback in regards the frequency of our paper newsletter. With class newsletters and emails, and facebook being increasingly used by many, a lot of what goes into our weekly newsletter has already been sent out. I know parents like the “feel” of a newsletter which I appreciate, but many do not read it judging by the phone calls we get and the number left in the corridors.

Alternatives include:

  • Fortnightly newsletters
  • Web based newsletters, plus targeted school notices when necessary i.e. athletics, swimming etc

Please contact me at principal@shsinv.school.nz and let me know what you think.

 

Meet the Teacher Tuesday 16 February @ 6.00 pm

There will be 2 opportunities to meet your child’s teacher on Tuesday at 6.00 – 6.15 or 6.20 – 6.35 pm, followed by a meeting in the library at 6.40 pm.

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Reports

Year 1 – 3          Birthday report and interviews (i.e. week 8 of what ever term their birthday is in). Their mid year report will be 6 months before their birthdays.

 

Year 4 – 6          Mid year report and interview.

End of year report

 

I will outline how this will work at the ‘Meet the Teacher Night’.

 

Scholastic Bookclub Issue 1 closes Friday 19 February 2016.

 

Pierce Orchard, Roxburgh ~ Fruit Delivery ~ Arrives Thursday 18 February

Parents are most welcome to place an order with Christine. Orders and money must be in first thing on Monday morning. Fruit available are:

  • Peaches 4kg box $20
  • Greengages 2kg box $15
  • Plums 4kg box $18
  • Apricots 2nd Grade 5kg box $16
  • Fruit Mix – Nectarines, Apricots, Peaches, Greengages, Plums 4kg box $20

 

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday – The Start of Lent

Yesterday’s Ash Wednesday Mass marks the first day of the Lenten season which is the 40-day period ending on Palm Sunday.

The 40-day period reflects the suffering endured by Jesus Christ when he fasted in the wilderness of the desert before beginning his ministry, culminating in the events of Holy Week. As a Catholic school we appreciate the importance of this which is reflected in our school life.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 13 February 7.00 pm:                 Summer Smith & Fiah Adams

Sunday 14 February 10.30am:                  Fabian & Giovanna O’Donnell

Children’s Liturgy:                                   Maria O’Donnell

 

Reading Books

We are looking for some parents who would be available to put away reading books in the junior corridor.  If this sounds like something you would be able to help with, please come and see Mrs Buxton.

 

The Invercargill Rock n Roll Club is looking for more boys. Beginners classes start in Term Two. For more information, or to express your interest, please see Mrs Ultee.

 

Invercargill Musical Theatre are looking for children to audition to play the roles of Jane (11 years, maximum height 147 cm) and Michael (age 9 years, maximum height 142 cm) Banks in Mary Poppins. If you can sing, dance, act and fit the requirements, please send an email to: INFO@IMTI.CO.NZ

 

Bob Christie Ltd

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 office. Many thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Happenings ~ Room 1

 

In Room 1 we have been writing about ourselves.

 

I am 5.                                                I am 5.

I like lollies.                                       I like chocolate.

I have a bunny called Patch.            I have a cute kitten.

I like green.                                       I like pink.

I am Jacob.                                       I am Charlotte.

 

I am 5.                                                I am 5.

I like chocolate.                                I like peas.

I have a dog called Griffin.              I have 2 big sisters.

I like blue.                                          I like green.

I am Lucas.                                        I am Zoe.

 

I am 5.                                                I am 5.

I like chocolate.                                I like lollies.

I have a rabbit called Rabby.          I have a teddy called Bentley.

I like blue.                                          I like green.

I am Izabella.                                                I am Vinny.

 

 

 

Sports Term 1 2016

 

Touch:

 

Touch will begin on Wednesday 17th February and run for 7 weeks. The cost is $20pp. Times are either 4 or 4.35 pm.

 

 

………………………..…………  Room .…. Year……. can play Touch this Term.

 

I can also coach a team this term.            Name:………………………….

 

Signed………………………….

 

Flipperball:

 

Flipperball commences on Friday 19th February and will run the duration of Term 1.

Cost is $20pp.

 

………………………….………  Room .……. Year……. can play Flipperball this term.

 

I can also coach a team this term.            Name:………………………….

 

Signed………………………….

 

We urgently need these slips to Mr Morgan in Room 8 tomorrow please.

 

 

 

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4 February 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Welcome back to 2016. I hope you all had a good break over the Christmas and New Year period.

A special welcome to Zoe Stockman, Vinny Heads and Jacob Humm who joined the children in Room 1 on Tuesday. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart.

Also welcome to Anne Kean and Cody Mason who join the staff this year as teacher aides.

 

Staff

Room 1            Anna Russell / Release Teacher – Vanessa Stupples

Room 2             Rose Buxton / Release Teacher – Tania McKenzie

Room 3             Nicola Winders / Release Teacher – Cimone Page

Room 5             Selina Tagomoa-Kaa / Release Teacher – Katie Ultee

Room 8             Bryce Morgan

Room 9             Vanessa Williams / Release Teacher – Tania McKenzie

Teacher Aides    Kerry Wolf, Michelle Van Eeden, Anne Kean, Cody Mason

Reading Recovery Lynley Ingham

Office                Christine Forbes: Monday – Thursday

Property            Peter and Brent Crawford

Caretaker          Ross Parker

 

Mrs Tagomoa-Kaa’s ankle injury hasn’t progressed as expected and we are fortunate to have Mrs Ultee teaching full-time in Room 5 until she returns.

 

Term Events

School Opening Mass      Friday 5 Feb @ 9.30am

Waitangi Day                 Monday 8 Feb

Swimming                      Tuesday 9 – 24 Feb

Ash Wednesday Mass     Wednesday 10 Feb @ 9.30 am

BOT Meeting                  Monday 15 Feb @ 7 pm

Meet the Teacher Night   Tuesday 16 Feb @ 6 pm

 

Swimming

This begins next Tuesday 9 February until Wednesday 24 February. Week 2 & 3 Tuesday – Friday, week 4 Tuesday & Wednesday. Children are to wear their sports uniform with sandals and have all clothing named. This makes it easier for the changing rooms.

 

Meet the Teacher Tuesday 16 February @ 6.00 pm

There will be 2 opportunities to meet your child’s teacher 6 – 6.15 or 6.20 – 6.35 pm.

After this there will be a meeting in the library at 6.40 pm.

 

Reports

Year 1 – 3          Birthday report and interviews (i.e. week 8 of what ever term their birthday is in). Their mid year report will be 6 months before their birthdays.

 

Year 4 – 6          Mid year report and interview.

End of year report

 

I will outline how this will work at the ‘Meet the Teacher Night’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 6 February 7.00 pm:                  Aidan Dudfield & Robbie Humm

Sunday 7 February 10.30am:                    Megan Sullivan & Charlie Baynes

Children’s Liturgy:                                   Maria Baynes

 

2016 Enrolments

If you have children coming or know of other possible enrolments for 2016 please let us know.

 

PTA

A big thanks to the PTA for updating our class IT equipment.

The interactive white boards are coming to the end of their time and we have

been fortunate to get some big flat screen and Apple TV’s for our 3 senior rooms.

One of the items children wanted the most, were more chrome books for class use and

we thank the PTA for another 10 of these.

 

Athletic Track

Many thanks to Hunter Murray for marking out the athletics tracks for us. It is much appreciated.

 

Ngai Tahu Tuition

Ngai Tahu Iwi has nominated NumberWorks’nWords as an accredited provider of Maths and English tuition for school aged children who are registered with the iwi. These children are entitled to apply for a grant which provides one term of tuition, valued at $450, per year. Forms can be downloaded from the Ngai Tahu website http://www.whairawa.com/grants/out-of-school-tuition or by contacting Raewyn at NumberWorks’nWords 218-6804.

 

Reading Books

We are looking for some parents who would be available to put away reading books in the junior corridor.  If this sounds like something you would be able to help with, please come and see Mrs Buxton.

 

Lost Property from 2015 will be on display in the foyer tomorrow. Please take anything that belongs to you. Items left will be taken to Vincent de Paul.

 

Bob Christie Ltd

One of our kind newsletter sponsors 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 office. Many thanks.

 

 

SUMMER UNIFORM  ~  TERM 1

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 (compulsory)                               Sunhat (compulsory)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Term 1 2016

 

Touch:

 

Touch will begin on Wednesday 17th February and run for 7 weeks. The cost is $20pp. Times are either 4 or 4.35 pm.

 

 

………………………………..…………  Room ……….……. Year……. can play touch this term.

 

I can also coach a team this term. Name:……………………………………………….

 

Signed……………………………………………….

 

Flipperball:

 

Flipperball commences on Friday 19th February and will run the duration of Term 1. Cost is $20pp.

 

………………………………..…………  Room ……….……. Year……. can play Flipperball this term.

 

I can also coach a team this term. Name:……………………………………………….

 

Signed……………………………………………….

 

Summer Football

 

Football begins again this year on the 15th of February as Waitangi Day is being observed on Monday 8th. The teams will stay the same as last year.

 

 

Please return these permission slips to Mr Morgan in Room 8 by the end of next week (Friday 12th February)

 

 

 

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