Posts made in May, 2016

26 May 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Congratulations to the following parents:

 

Declaration of Parent Election Results

At the close of nominations on Friday, 20 May 2016, as the number of valid nominations was fewer than the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Brook Armishaw

Angela Gillespie

Mark Lee

Jeremy Winter

 

Jillian Roberton

Returning Officer

 

Principals Conference

Next week I will be at the NZ Principals conference from Tuesday to Friday.

 

Sunday Mass

Thank you to those parents and children who attended our school Mass on Sunday. Unfortunately the turn our was very disappointing. We realize there are reasons why families cannot attend but in this case, there was little or no communication to let us know children would not be attending.

 

Young Leaders Day

On Monday some of our Year 6 children will be fortunate to attend the Young Leaders Day in Dunedin. Could those children please be at school at 6.00am.

 

Otago University Students

Thank you to the students who have been with us for the last two weeks. We wish them luck with their studies.

 

2016 Enrolments

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

 

Chromebooks

Many thanks to the PTA for 20 new Chromebooks that we have introduced into the junior classes. The children are looking forward to using these.

 

ANZ Olympic Schools programme

Many thanks to the family who nominated Sacred Heart School when they applied to the ANZ for a loan. This is the second family who has named our school to receive credits towards new sports gear and IT equipment. We have been awarded another 800 credits.

 

FAITH  FACT ~ The Kingdom of God

 Crossing the threshold of faith challenges us to discover that although it seems today that death reigns in its various forms and that history is ruled by the law of the most powerful or the most cunning, and although hatred and ambition operate as driving forces of so many human struggles, nevertheless we are absolutely and decisively convinced that this sad reality can change and must change, because “if God is for us, who can be against us?”

(Rom 8:31, 37).
Altar Servers

Saturday 28 May 7.00 pm:               Ruby Duffy & Maiya T.K.

Sunday 29 May 10.30am:     Anika Winders & Declan Hogan

Children’s Liturgy:                 Aletta Reid

 

Netball Results

Apples vs Bluff Red, winning 12 – 3. POD for amazing rebounds, great defending and shooting was Anika Winders.

 

Melons vs Waverley 4 – 4. POD was Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa for great tips and intercepts on defence.

 

Activity Fee

A reminder to get your Activity Fees settled please.

Direct Debits are welcome: 031746 004203300.

 

Carpark

Can I please ask everyone to take care when exiting the carpark and to look left for pedestrians? Thank you.

 

2 Lost Jerseys with the names Jones & Briarlee on the tags. Please check your child has the correct one.

 

PTA Entertainment Book

We have a few parents who still need to make payment for their entertainment book. Please do this asap, so calculations can be finalised.

 

Change of Clothing

Please put a change of clothing, including shoes and socks, into your child’s bag next week. A number of children have borrowed clothing this week because they were wet or muddy. Please return all borrowed clothing (washed) as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

Library Petition

Attached is the link for the online petition to preserve our wonderful children’s library. https://www.change.org/p/invercargill-library-invercargill-children-s-library?recruiter=79273212&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink

 

Class Happenings Room 1

In Room 1 we have started the firewise programme.

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We will be learning what fire is, how to use smoke alarms,  how a firefighter does there job and how to get out in the case of a fire.

 

Yesterday some firefighters came to school in their fire engine and talked with Rooms 1, 2 and 3.

 

Here are some thoughts from Room 1

 

One of the firemen showed us all the gear they have to wear when going to a fire.     James 

The fireman got all dressed up in his gear to be safe.   Vinny

Today we got to go in the fire truck.  Zavier

 

We got to sit in the fire truck and Izabella got to turn the siren on.   Sophie

 

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I liked going on the fire truck because it was so fun and cool.   Charlotte

 

Today the fire men came and visited and we got to spray the fire hose.  Sam

 

Today I knocked down cones with the fire hose and knocked a ball off the cone.    Brooke

 

I got the ball off the cone and knocked all 4 cones down with the fire hose.    Zoe

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19 May 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Trinity Sunday School Mass 22 May

There is Mass for all children and families to attend this Sunday. Mass begins at 10.30am. Children are asked to wear mufti clothing please and meet in the school foyer at 10.15am.

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2016 Enrolments

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

 

BOT Meeting / Elections

The next Board meeting is to be held Monday 23 May @ 7pm.

Also a reminder that nominations close tomorrow Friday 20th May at 12pm.

 

PTA Fair Committee

This year we will hold our biennial school fair.  A possible date is 6 or 13 November.

As in previous years the fair committee is made up of parents from each classroom. Please look out for upcoming notices regarding this. The success of our fair has been based on input from many parents. We look forward to your continued support again this year.

 

Entertainment Books

We still have 21 books that haven’t been returned / or paid for.  Please attend to this request asap.

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Carpark

Can I please ask everyone to take care when exiting the carpark and to look left for pedestrians. Thank you.

 

Cross Country  

The school cross country will be held next Thursday afternoon 26th May. The seniors (Years 4-6) will race at approximately 1.30pm followed by the juniors (Years 1-3) at approximately 2.15pm. Parents are welcome to attend and we will also require some parent helpers to stand around the course at Donovan Park as ushers. The children will race in PE gear and gym shoes, no bare feet will be allowed. If you are able to assist in helping on the day please email Mr Morgan bmorgan@shsinv.school.nz.

 

Change of Clothing

Please put a change of clothing, including shoes and socks, into your child’s bag next week. A number of children have borrowed clothing this week because they were wet or muddy. Please return all borrowed clothing (washed) as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

 

 FAITH  FACT ~ The Kingdom of God

 

The Kingdom of God is an eternal and universal Kingdom where truth, justice, peace and

love reign. It is spoken about in the Old and New Testaments. Jesus came to build the Kingdom when he came to live on earth. Now it is the work of all Christians to continue to build the Kingdom or Reign of God here on earth. The Kingdom will be completed when Jesus comes again in glory at the end of time.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 21 May 7.00 pm:                         Aidan Dudfield & Robbie Humm

Sunday 22 May 10.30am:              Greta Jones & Emma Brooks

Children’s Liturgy:                           Paul Brooks

 

Sports Results

Netball

Apples vs Makarewa, won 14 – 2. Impressive defending had Megan Sullivan as POD.

Melons vs Donovan, won 5 – 1. POD going to a well deserved Kate Russell.

Hockey

Penquins lost 1 – 0 against St. Joseph’s. POD was Molly Duffy.

Flyers won 2 – 1 against Riverton Primary. POD was Clyde White.

 

Lost Jersey with the name JONES on tag. Please check your child has the correct one.

 

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.

 

Pita Pit

Lunches are now to be ordered online at www.lunchonline.co.nz  log on, order your child’s lunch, pay by visa or debit card (which you can load e.g. $50 onto your account). They will print out the orders, make them and deliver them back to school. Orders can be made a week in advance and will close 9am, the morning of delivery. To sign up go to: www.lunchonline.co.nz

 

2016 Sharks Home Games – Kids Dress Up Competition

Twelve winners will be picked out of the crowd on Sunday 22nd May at the Sharks vs Wellington Saints game. Be innovative and have fun getting dressed up in your favourite orange or sharks costume. The twelve lucky winners get to attend a sharks training!!!

 

Connecting Coaches – Parenting Young Athletes

A FREE session for parents with Wayne Goldsmith on Thursday 9 June 5.50 – 6.30pm in the Sarah Ulmer Lounge, SIT Zerofees Velodrome. No matter what sport your child is passionate about, the fundamental “job” of every parent is to love and support their children and provide the opportunity to realise their potential, whatever that may be. In this workshop, Wayne will talk about sport parenting and how parents can partner with their child and their child’s coach to help their child be the best they can be. To register, contact luciana.garcia@sportsouthland.co.nz

Class Happenings Room 9

Last term a reading group read a book titled “Brooklyn’s Writers Walk” where the children in this story wrote a poem about their town.  As a follow up activity the children came up with criteria of what makes a good poem for the class to complete as a writing activity.  Here are some examples of our poems about Invercargill.

 

A Winter morning – Ava

 

A white sheet of frost covers the green  grass

The rain still falling cold

The town dead silent

As hours pass

The town has awoken

Bright  lights shine through shop lights

As a crowd of people scurry through the streets

You can no longer see through the vehicle window

I can see my breath

The sun streams through clouds to uncover a colourful bright rainbow

 

My LifeInInvercargill – Laura B

 

There is a little town down south which is where I came. There you will find beauty from the beach, beyond are waves that crash into the sand and hills that line the shore. Each hill is yours to conquer. Move quickly! Before the sand burns your feet. The smell of salt fills the air.

It so nice here.

 

From the beautiful beach to the rivers that flow with raging currents, through trees that bend to skim the water tops. There are trees that stand proudly, almost touching the clouds. There are pebbles and stones of all shapes and sizes. Flowers dance in the wind, vainly displaying their colours. There are fish, birds, and creepy crawlies. With blossom trees and warm summer breeze.

 

Down in the town where people are asleep, there are man made paths that weave their way through the street. Parks, lanes and little pebble bridge. Sadly, things do change. But my little town remains the same. Immaculate beauty from the mountains and beyond the sea… That is why Invercargill is always number one to me.
Invercargill By Night – Kate
The rustling of trees, leaves flying around the streets people rushing home from work. The water tower as beautiful as ever in the night sky. The street lights are on and are shining brightly for the people going home. People walking, people talking to one and other. The cool wind is like ice melting on me. The dim light of the moon shines in the puddles on the footpath. The Reading Cinemas flooding with people. The traffic lights flash from green to orange. I see plane lights in the night sky. I have one last think of how much I love Invercargill – the Museum, Queen’s park and everything else. So if I love Invercargill so much, you should too.

 

 

The Heart of Invercargill – Jacob

 

Invercargill was still and silent it was as if the whole word was holding its breath waiting for something. The wind howled and all the dogs of Invercargill answered simultaneously. Leaves rustle everywhere around me, the occasional truck rumbles passed my bedroom window, from helicopter height the  lights stand out like fluorescent pink on a midnight black background. I watch intently as the fires slowly stutter out in the hearths of the sleeping residents’ houses. Sirens wail in the distance, The Invercargill that I know now looks like a new alien world in the darkness of night. The light of dawn shone through the gaps in the trees penetrating the gloom. This is the Invercargill I wake up to every morning, it’s the Invercargill I know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 May 2016

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Dear Parents

 

A big thank you to the PTA and all the families for contributing to the Mothers’ Day gift last week. Once again this was very successful.

 

This week we welcome James Hillman and his family to Sacred Heart School.

We hope they enjoy their time with us.

 

Catholic Schools Day Monday 16 May

To celebrate Catholic Schools Day on Monday, we intend to walk down to Anderson’s Park at 11am for a picnic lunch and a play. Children are to:

.   Wear their sports uniforms (and hat)

.   Bring a rain coat

.   Bring a packed lunch (the PTA will supply bottled water for each child)

No heat ups or Pita Pit on this day.

We do require parents to come with us. If you are able to come, please fill in the slip below and return to school tomorrow or ring/2157317 / email: principal@shsinv.school.nz

 

Sunday School Mass / Fr. Tony

Fr. Tony will be away for 8 weeks from 29th May on a hospital ship travelling around the Pacific. We look forward to hearing about this upon his return.

Due to this we will have our Sunday Mass next Sunday 22nd May.

Please support us by bringing your children to Mass on this day.

 

BOT Elections

A reminder that nominations close next Friday 20th May at 12pm.

If you need any information about being on the Board, please see Mr Forde.

 

PTA Fair Committee

This year we will hold our biennial school fair.  A possible date is 6 or 13 November.

As in previous years the fair committee is made up of parents from each classroom. Please look out for upcoming notices regarding this. The success of our fair has been based on input from many parents. We look forward to your continued support again this year.

 

Entertainment Books – Returned or paid for by this Monday

All unwanted books must be returned to school by this Monday or payment of $60 made.

Anzac Service

Eight Year 6 students enjoyed the opportunity to attend a special ANZAC service last Friday that was hosted by St Teresa’s in Bluff. Later they joined in singing with Fr Chris Skinner in a concert with other representatives from Catholic schools from around Southland. Thank you Mr Pankhurst, (Dylan and Alex’s grandfather), for helping to transport students  to this event.

 

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Anderson’s Park – Monday 16th May @ 11am

 

Yes I would love to accompany the children to the park.

 

Name:   …………………………………………………

 

 

 

 

 

Caritas Challenge May 16

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This is an event for schools around New Zealand to build solidarity with those living in poverty or injustice. Sacred Heart children will be taking part in the challenge during the afternoon at school. Children are asked to wear sports uniform please. Each child is aslo asked to bring a gold coin to participate in the challenge and this will later be donated to Caritas in helping people in Cambodia.

The four challenges will include activities where children will get a

glimpse of what children in poverty experience each day.

  1. Sweat it- Child workers who work for little pay in appalling conditions.
  2. Move it- highlights the long distances people need to travel  for food and water.
  3. Live it –experience what it might be like to be homeless or live in a slum.
  4. Stop it- working together to protect the environment and conserve electricity, water and food.

 

Thank you to the children who gave a gold coin today

$122 will be donated to Caritas.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 14 May 7.00 pm:           Jack Smith & Jack Harding

Sunday 15 May 10.30am:            Kate Russell & Charlie Baynes

Children’s Liturgy:                       Maria Baynes

 

Sports Results

Netball season kicked off on Tuesday, with both teams earning a win.

Apples vs Otatara 19 – 1. Player Of the Day was Ruby Duffy.

Melons vs St Theresa’s Green 12 – 2. Player Of the Day Abby Johnstone.

A great start.

 

Lost Jersey with the name JONES on tag. Please check your child has the correct one.

 

Pita Pit

Lunches are now to be ordered online at www.lunchonline.co.nz  log on, order your child’s lunch, pay by visa or debit card (which you can load e.g. $50 onto your account). They will print out the orders, make them and deliver them back to school. Orders can be made a week in advance and will close 9am, the morning of delivery. To sign up go to: www.lunchonline.co.nz

 

The Southern Institute of Technology Bachelor of Contemporary Music students will be hosting a free one hour concert for primary school children and their parents/families on Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm at Centre Stage.

 

2016 Sharks Home Games – Kids Dress Up Competition

Twelve winners will be picked out of the crowd on Sunday 22nd May at the Sharks vs Wellington Saints game. Be innovative and have fun getting dressed up in your favourite orange or sharks costume. The twelve lucky winners get to attend a sharks training!!!

 

Kid’s Guitar Lessons (6 yrs onwards)

Limited spots available for Term 2. Contact invercargillmusic@gmail.com for more info.

 

 

 

 

Class Happenings Room 8

 

Some Published Writing

 

Room 8 and 9

 

Swapping classes has been fun. It’s like we have two separate classes. It can be annoying because last term the class was always noisy but now everyone works as if they were in the library and it’s quiet in the class. It was like a whole herd of elephants were in the class but now it is eerily quiet except for keyboards. Overall it is a great idea because we get to see and work with 50 kids instead of the same 20 everyday.   By Jacob B Year 4

 

 

Holiday Recount

 

In the holidays, we took the ferry to Palmerston North.

At Palmerston North, we drove to Flip City. Flip city is a place

where people bounce around on trampolines. There is a pit that you can jump into by using trampolines. There are also two basketball hoops that are as tall as trees. The other part is where you bounce like a rabbit from trampoline to trampoline. A few days earlier, we drove to my grandpa’s house for a wedding for Auntie Christie. But we weren’t allowed to go to the reception☹️.  At the mall, I got a

mining Steve. He was able to make his arm go up and down like he was breaking something by pressing a button on his back.
By Fabian O Year 4

 

 

Dear Mum

 

Thank’s for being such a great mum.

Thank you for doing lots of things for me.

I really appreciate everything you have done for me.

Thank you for being kind and caring to me.

Thanks for letting me have friends over to play.

You are as busy as a bee I appreciate all the stuff

you have bought for me.

I love you to the moon and back 1000 times.

I would never trade you not even for $10000.

Thank you for everything you have done for me.

Lots of love.      By Tim Year 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 May 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Welcome back to Term 2. We are looking forward to another busy term.

Some of the events for this term include:

 

May

5          ANZAC Service – Bluff

12         Caritas Challenge

16         Catholic Schools’ Day

22         Trinity Sunday School Mass

26         School Cross Country

30         National Young Leaders Day – Dunedin

 

June

3          Sacred Heart Feast Day

7          Zone Cross Country

15         Monica Brown Music Workshop Yr 3 – 6

17         Southland Cross Country

20-22    Life Education Caravan

 

Welcome to Brooke Casey, Sam Coulthard, Nadia Hutton and Cruz Wanakore who joined the children in Room 1 this week. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

 

2016 Board of Trustees Elections – Dates of Interest

 

– Nomination open           6 May

– Nominations close        20 May

– Voting commences       25 May

– Voting closes               3 June 2016 at noon

 

Nomination forms have accompanyied the newsletter today.

 

Scholastic Bookclub Issue 3 closes Thursday 12th May

 

PTA Meeting – Monday 9th May @ 7 pm

 

PTA Mothers Day Gift Exchange

If you have not yet placed a $5 gift in the box outside the office, please do so tomorrow morning. Otherwise there will not be enough for each child to take one home.

 

Entertainment Book $60

All families will have now received their Entertainment book. Check out the thousands of great bargains on offer. Please pay / return your book by 16/5/16.

Free pizza lunch for the class who sells the most books!!!

Free pizza lunch for the class who sells the most books!!!

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Caritas Challenge May 16

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This is an event for schools around New Zealand to build solidarity with those living in poverty or injustice. Sacred Heart children will be taking part in the challenge during the afternoon at school. Children are asked to wear sports uniform please. Each child is aslo asked to bring a gold coin to participate in the challenge and this will later be donated to Caritas in helping people in Cambodia.

The four challenges will include activities where children will get a

glimpse of what children in poverty experience each day.

  1. Sweat it- Child workers who work for little pay in appalling conditions.
  2. Move it- highlights the long distances people need to travel  for food and water.
  3. Live it –experience what it might be like to be homeless or live in a slum.
  4. Stop it- working together to protect the environment and conserve electricity, water and food.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 7 May 7.00 pm:                         Caleb Wolf & Mason Coulthard

Sunday 8 May 10.30am:                          Fabian & Giovanna O’Donnell

Children’s Liturgy:                       Maria O’Donnell

 

Pita Pit ~ No More Monday Pick-Ups

Lunches can be ordered online at www.lunchonline.co.nz  log on, order your child’s lunch, pay by visa or debit card (which you can load e.g. $50 onto your account). They will print out the orders, make them and deliver them back to school. Orders can be made a week in advance and will close 9am, the morning of delivery. To sign up go to: www.lunchonline.co.nz

 

The Southern Institute of Technology Bachelor of Contemporary Music students will be hosting a free one hour concert for primary school children and their parents/families on Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm at Centre Stage.

 

ANZ OLYMPIC SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

Many thanks to the people who nominated Sacred Heart School when they applied to the ANZ for a loan. We are now successfully on the board with several points.

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Class Happenings Room 5

 

In addition to raising money for Cambodia, Room 5 has been learning about Cambodian schools.

This is a Venn diagram showing us some things that are the same in New Zealand and Cambodian schools, as well as some things that are different.

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Winter Uniform

BOYS

  • Long sleeved grey shirt
  • Blue V neck jersey
  • College grey shorts – winter weight
  • Plain grey knee length socks
  • Tan, brown, navy or black school shoes

GIRLS

  • Red and blue pinafore
  • White long sleeved blouse
  • Blue V neck jersey
  • Navy blue tights
  • Navy blue or white socks
  • White skivvy (superfit brand)
  • Tan, brown, navy or black school shoes

SPORTS UNIFORM

Maroon polo shirt with the Sacred Heart crest on the left front

Navy blue shorts

Navy track pants

 

Please support our school community by ensuring your child is in the correct uniform.  In particular, school shoes and not sports shoes are to be worn.

Sports shoes are worn with sports uniform ONLY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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