Posts made in June, 2016

23 June 2016

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Dear Parents

 

3 Way School Interviews – 28 & 29 June

School will close at lunchtime this Tuesday 28 June.

If your child is in Year 4 – 6, please make sure you have booked your time slot online. Contact your child’s teacher if you are unable to do so. Reports for Year 4 – 6 pupils will come home tomorrow, please look out for these in your child’s bag.

Junior children who have anniversary dates, will also receive their report.

 

OSCAR will be available from 12.30pm on Tuesday. Please see the staff in the hall if you would like to book your child in on this day.

 

Kapa Haka Performance

Well done to all the children who were able to attend and perform at the museum for Matariki celebrations on Saturday. It was excellent. Thanks for all the parent support and a special thanks to Ben Winders for accompanying them and to Mrs Ultee for all her work preparing the children.

 

New Plans for School

Today I have travelled to see Bill Haydon at the Catholic Property Office for an update on the proposed upgrade of our school. I hope to have some new plans to share upon my return.

 

Life Education Van

We have had Teresa and Harold at school this week and all classes have had the opportunity to take part in the programme.

 

Year 6 Stewart Island Camp

I have booked the accommodation, the ferry trip, the fishing charter and Department of Conservation Programme and I am just waiting for confirmation regarding the Community Centre. Once this is done we will have a confirmed cost for the camp.

A big thanks to Theo White who has donated a processed hogget as a camp fundraiser.

 

University of Otago College of Education – Wed 6 July 7.00pm

Teaching information Evening 2016 @ 100 Nelson Street.

Learn about our range of programmes in early childhood, primary and primary bicultural teaching available at our Southland Campus.

 

Stardome

This portable, full dome, digital planetarium represents the latest in digital technology and it is coming to you by the Invercargill Public Library. This is an immersive, live, interactive experience suitable for the whole family. The public session is from 9am – 2pm on Thursday 30th June at the Murihiku Marae on Tramway Road.

 

PTA

Oysters Raffle – thank you to the children who have already returned their raffle card.  These are due in Thursday 30 June.

 

 

 

 

 

FAITH  FACT – The Kingdom of God

Crossing the threshold of faith entails the ongoing conversion of our attitudes, the manners and the standards by which we live; voicing our thoughts in new, unvarnished terms, without papering over differences; offering the new form that Jesus Christ imprints on anyone whom He has touched with his hand and his Gospel of Life, encouraging one another to do something unprecedented for society and for the Church; because “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17-21).

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 25 June 7.00 pm:    Declan Hogan & Emma Brooks

Sunday 26 June 10.30am:      Aidan Dudfield & Jack Harding

Children’s Liturgy:                   Cecelia Russell

 

Southland Cross Country Results

Congratulations to these runners who represented Sacred Heart and the All Saints zone at the Southland Cross Country champs. It was a tough course at Waimumu, with creeks, mud and hills making it tricky. There were up to 80 children in each of the 4 races. Special thanks to Scott and Lyla Belesky and Reuben Boniface, who have been assisting with the training for the last 2 months.

 

10 Year Old Boys                                        10 Year Old Girls

Kyron Devery 4th                                         Jordis Belesky 19th

Robbie Humm 25th                                        Abby Johnstone 51st

Matthew Winter 43rd

Ben Bryan 52nd

 

11 Year Old Boys                                        11 Year old Girls

Clyde White 7th                                              Laura Boniface 21st

Dylan Hawkes 14th

Josh Henderson 45th

 

Southland 11th Grade Football Team Fundraiser

$10 Jack n Jill Portraits – Saturday 10th Sept @ Southland Football Assn, 190 Islington Street. Your $10 entitles you to a free portrait sitting and a 10 x 13 portrait or a $10 credit towards a purchase. Enquiries to Carla 0276499883.

 

 

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Southland Running Recount

On Friday the 17 of June it was the Southland Primary and Intermediate cross country champs. Because I won the school cross country and then placed 6th in the All Saints zone cross country, it means that I could represent the All Saints zone at the Southland cross country championship.

As we got to Waimumu in the car I was in with my dad and Matthew Winter and his mum, I stared out of the window at the countryside. I saw hills and metres and metres of grass, holes and animals. At the farm we were running at, we parked in a field just in front of a big shed with the finish banner, some food stalls and a Westpac barbeque stand selling sausages in bread inside.

After a while of looking around and chatting to my friends it was finally 10:30, so we pulled on our gumboots and prepared ourselves to walk the track. As we slowly moved out the door at the side of the shed I stared around at the tall trees across the other side of the paddock that were towering over the track we would be walking on very soon. We made our way around a small loop track in a field and over a small hill around the other side. Then we went down the hill and into the forest. In the forest we went through the same creek two times, through mud, and in between trees, then finally out into another grassy paddock, and ran down the field, into the shed, and then through the finishing chute. After the ten year old boys, ten year old girls, and the eleven year old boys, it was finally time for my race. I warmed up and did some stretches and was ready to run. They called my age group to the starting line and we lined up in the order of placing we got at the zone race we ran at. Six girls from each zone meant that there were about 72 girls competing in my race.  The race started with a hoot from an air horn being held by the marshal supervising our race. I started off at the back because of the placing I received at zones, but I managed to make my way to the front of the big group later in the race. I enjoyed the course although it was tough and hard going. It was slippery and muddy because of the age group races run before ours. There were a few hills and tree roots sticking out of the ground sometimes causing you to slip or fall. The track looked entirely different than it had earlier when we walked it. I found it  hard to remember all the tips and tricks that we had planned on the walk. It was hard to pass people because they would run in front of me or try to block me from getting by them while we were also trying to dodge trees and other obstacles. I worked hard throughout the race and moved up to finish 29th. I was proud to finish in a far better position than the one I had started in (near the back).  Sacred Heart School runners performed very well and finished their races with great results. Everyone was very pleased with their own performances.

By Laura Boniface

 

People we want to meet

  1. Princess Charlotte
  2. Queen  Elizabeth
  3. Kelly Clarkson
  4. Jeff  Wilson
  5. Jessica Ennis

Places I want to visit

  1. England
  2. Disneyland
  3. London
  4. New York
  5. Wales

Things I want to learn

  1. How to drive
  2. How to do good hair styles
  3. How to do gymnastics
  4. How to get a job
  5. How to cook good food

Dreams I want to accomplish

  1. Have a red jeep
  2. Be a fast runner
  3. Be a good singer
  4. Have a good family
  5. Have a nice house

 

BY HOLLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 June 2016

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Dear Parents

 

School Interviews – 28 & 29 June

School will close at lunch time on Tuesday 28 June for mid year, Yr 4 – 6 interviews. Your child’s teacher will be sending home information on how to book times.

Class teachers in Room 1 – 5 will also be contacting parents of children due anniversary reports,  for interviews that day as well.

 

OSCAR will be available from 12.30pm on the Tuesday. Please see the staff in the hall if you would like to book your child in on this day.

 

Southland Cross Country

Good luck to the following children representing our zone at the Southland Cross Country tomorrow at Waimumu: Jordis Belesky, Laura Boniface, Abby Johnstone, Ben Bryan, Kyron Devery, Dylan Hawkes, Josh Henderson, Robbie Humm, Clyde White and Matthew Winter.

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University of Otago College of Education – Wed 6 July 7.00pm

Teaching information Evening 2016 @ 100 Nelson Street.

Learn about our range of programmes in early childhood, primary and primary bicultural teaching available at our Southland Campus.

 

Activity Fee

A reminder to get your Activity Fees settled please.

Direct Debits are welcome: 031746 004203300.

 

 

FAITH  FACT – The Kingdom of God

Crossing the threshold of faith leads us to beg for each one of us the “mind… which was in Jesus Christ” (Phil 2:5), so that we may experience a new way of thinking, of communicating, of being in the family, of planning the future, of living out the virtue of charity and our vocation.
Altar Servers

Saturday 18 June 7.00 pm:    Charlie Baynes & Josh Henderson

Sunday 19 June 10.30am:      Ruby Duffy & Summer Smith

Children’s Liturgy:                   Amanda Smith

 

Kapa Haka

Good luck to our Kapa Haka group who will be performing at the Museum this Saturday at 2pm for Matariki celebrations.

 

Measles Update

You may be aware there is currently a measles outbreak in New Zealand, so far mainly affecting communities in the North Island.

This is a timely reminder to check your child’s vaccination status and ensure they are up to date with their vaccinations.

Two MMR vaccinations provide the best protection for measles, and the vaccine is normally given at 15 months and 4 years of age. The MMR vaccine was not on the childhood immunisation schedule until 1990. That means many adults and parents may not have received the required 2 doses of MMR and are encouraged to contact their practice nurse to discuss catch-up MMR. If you are unsure, you can check with your GP or your Wellchild book for your vaccination history. Catch-up MMR is available for all children and adults who have not received their two MMR doses on today’s current schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your public health nurse, practice nurse, or visit: www.health.govt.nz/measles

Netball Results

Round 6 for netball has seen both teams winning their games. Apples remain undefeated with an incredibly tight game against St Theresa’s 8-7. Player of the day, for constant defending and team play, goes to Karly Holland.

Team Melon, won their game with a dominant win against Bluff

6-1. Two players earned Player of the day for outstanding play, being Jordis Belesky and Brooke Johnstone.

No netball this Tuesday, BUT netball practice will still be held on Monday.

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Makarewa School Pool Learn to Swim Lessons $88 per Child

Wednesday & Friday from 3.30 pm and Saturday from 9 am.  Register online @ www.h20dreams.co.nz/pages/online-booking/

 

Volleyball Southland Holiday Programme 7 – 12yrs

18 – 22 July 9am – 3pm @ ILT Stadium Southland. $25 per person. Enquiries / Registration are welcome at alissa@volleysouth.org.nz

 

PTA

The 2nd hand uniform stocks are getting low on smaller sizes, in sports uniform/jerseys. If you have any of these, in good condition and would like to donate them to the school, please send them along to the office. Many thanks.

Class Happenings Room 5

 

On Wednesday Rooms 3, 5, 8 and 9 went by bus to St Theresa’s church. We attended the Monica Brown concert. Monica Brown and her assistant, Bubbles the clown, helped us to celebrate the mysteries of our faith.

Some of the children have shared sentences from the Monica Brown Concert:

 

“We are all unique”.   Keira

 

“Bubbles was clever at juggling”.   Logan

 

“Bubble’s helped us to understand Monica Brown’s mystery song, by tracing a question mark in the air”.   Michael

 

“I was surprised when Bubbles started to dance”.   Pippa

 

“Monica talked about Kindness and Respect”.   McKenzie

 

“No-one else can ever be you”.   Karly

 

“Who would have thought that we would be dancing in Church”.   Fiah

 

“Treat others well”.   Lily T

 

“Monica Brown was singing and Bubbles did funny actions”.   Ruby

 

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9 June 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Welcome to Mason Allison who joined the children in Room 1 on Tuesday. We hope he enjoys his time at Sacred Heart School.

 

Bishop Len Boyle

Today I attended Bishop Len’s funeral accompanied by some of our senior pupils.

Bishop Len was a man of the people, in that he enjoyed nothing more than meeting and talking with people. He had a rare ability to connect to anyone he met and particularly enjoyed meeting young people.  Rest in peace Bishop Len.

 

Carpark

Hopefully the carpark repairs wont be too far away. With Fr. Tony away I am trying to track down the contractor he approached to carry out the repairs.

 

Verdon College

Well done to Verdon College for the 2 articles in today’s paper about their success in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival and the Panache Choir under tutelage of Di Lenihan.

 

Verdon showcase – 8 – 10 June, 7.30 pm @ Centrestage

Tickets are available from Ticketdirect Adults $20, Child $10.

 

Singing Workshop

Next Wednesday afternoon children will attend a singing workshop at St. Therea’s run by Monica Brown.

 

PTA Meeting – Monday 13th June, 7pm in the staffroom.

This will be followed by a FAIR Metting @ 7.30 pm.

 

The 2nd hand uniform stocks are getting low on smaller sizes, in sports uniform/jerseys. If you have any of these, in good condition and would like to donate them to the school, please send them along to the office. Many thanks.

 

Lost Jersey

We are still looking for a jersey with the name JONES on the tag.

 

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 4 will close Wednesday 15th June.

 

Netball Results 12 – 3

“Clash of the Titans”, as one parent described the game held on Tuesday, and it certainly was when both netball teams had to come up against each other for a fantastic competition in Round 5.

Outstanding movement and shooting earned Scarlett Meikle player of the day for Team Apple. Melons player of the day went to Anya Phillips for an amazing attitude and top shooting for her team.

 

Activity Fee

A reminder to get your Activity Fees settled please.

Direct Debits are welcome: 031746 004203300.

 

Makarewa School Pool Learn to Swim Lessons $88 per Child

Wednesday & Friday from 3.30 pm and Saturday from 9 am.  Register online @ www.h20dreams.co.nz/pages/online-booking/

 

FAITH  FACT ~ The Kingdom of God

Crossing the threshold of faith is work performed with dignity and a vocation of service, with the self-denial of someone who in either case goes back to daily life to begin again without slackening, as though all that had already been done were just one step in the journey toward the kingdom, the fullness of life. It is the silent hope after the daily sowing, contemplating the fruit gathered and thanking the Lord because He is good and asking him not to abandon the work of his hands (Ps 138).
Altar Servers

Saturday 11 June 7.00 pm:           Megan Sullivan & Kate Russell

Sunday 12 June 10.30am:            Holly & Caleb Wolf

Children’s Liturgy:                     Maria O’Donnell

 

School Cross Country

Congratulations to all  our pupils for their fantastic effort in the school  cross country. It was a tough course and tricky conditions but everyone gave it their best.  A special congratulations to the following:

Yr 1 Boys = Jacob Humm, Sam Coulthard, Vinny Heads

Yr 1 Girls = Morgan Blight-Cranston, Zoe Stockman, Lucy Cook

Yr 2 Boys = Ollie Duggan, Lucas Allison, William Baynes

Yr 2 Girls = Molly Stockman, Isla Baron, Molly Duffy

Yr 3 Boys = McKenzie Blight-Cranston, Ethan Ramsay, Shaun Winter

Yr 3 Girls = Natasha Lee, Pippa Humm, Peyton Hickey

Yr 4 Boys = Jacob Boniface, Alex Hawkes, Mason Coulthard

Yr 4 Girls = Maia Pickett, Lilly Heads, Ruby Duffy

10 Yr Boys = Kyron Devery, Robbie Humm, Matthew Winter

10 Yr Girls = Jordis Belesky, Abby Johnstone, Kate Russell

11 Yr Boys = Dylan Hawkes, Clyde White, Josh Henderson

11 Yr Girls = Laura Boniface, Scarlett Meikle, Ava Aitken

 

Zone Cross Country

Congratulations to these children who gained top 6 finishes at the Zones held at Elizabeth Park on Tuesday. They will now represent our zone at the Southland Primary Cross Country Champs next week at Waimumu.

10 Yr B= Kyron Devery 1st, Robbie Humm 2nd, Matthew Winter 4th, Ben Bryan 6th

10 Yr G = Jordis Belesky 3rd, Abby Johnstone 5th

11 Yr B = Clyde White 1st, Dylan Hawkes 2nd, Josh Henderson 3rd

11 Yr G = Laura Boniface 6th

 

A special mention to Kate Russell, Maiya Tagomoa-Kaa, Anya Phillips, Tim Richardson, Scarlett Meikle and Ava Aitken who represented our school proudly on Tuesday.

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Last week we wrote descriptions of popping corn. Here are some examples of the fantastic writing from the experience.

 

The kernels are like golden stones crashing out of the machine. The kernels are popping out of the machine. The popcorn is bouncing all over the place. The popcorn is like pouring rain falling on gravel. The popcorn looks like fluffy sheep.  Kate Oosterbroek

 

The kernels are popping out like golden sand. When you eat the popcorn it goes crunch, crunch, crunch. It looks like white balls.

Holly

 

The popcorn is white and it is crunchy. It looks like snow. It has brown on it, light brown.  Noah

 

The popcorn is leaping out of the machine. The kernels were little when Mrs Winders put them in the machine and turned it on. The kernels popped like hail.  Ethan

 

The kernels are popping onto the mat. It was yum. The popcorn looked like balls with bumps. One of my popcorn looked like a teddy bear.  Luca

 

The popcorn looks like a pebble and golden like treasure. When you scrunch it up. It goes like crunch, crunch and sounds like crackle, crackle. The popcorn was yum.  Zoe

 

Popcorn is delicious. The kernels are so tiny. It smells like pigs and bones.  Jackson

 

Popcorn is bouncing out and trying to dodge going into the container. The popcorn smells like butter. It is orange in the inside and white on the outside. It’s chewy and crunchy. It gets stuck in my teeth.  Shaun

 

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2 June 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Sacred Heart Feast Day Mass – Friday 3 June 10.30am

Parents are welcome to join us in the church on Friday morning.

 

Welcome to Pippa Hickey-Thornley who joined the children in Room 1 on Tuesday. We hope she enjoys her time with us at Sacred Heart.

 

2016 Enrolments

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

 

 

FAITH  FACT ~ The Kingdom of God

 Crossing the threshold of faith leads us to beg for each one of us the “mind… which was in Jesus Christ” (Phil 2:5), so that we may experience a new way of thinking, of communicating, of being in the family, of planning the future, of living out the virtue of charity and our vocation.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 4 June 7.00 pm:  Fabian & Giovanna O’Donnell

Sunday 5 June 10.30am:     Josh Henderson & Mason Coulthard

Children’s Liturgy:                Cecelia Russell

 

Lost Jersey

We are still looking for a jersey with the name JONES on the tag.

 

Netball Results

Apples vs St Theresa Bluff, winning 8 – 0. POD for amazing defending was Neve Waddel.

 

Melons vs Bluff Red and had a tough battle losing 5 – 3. Laura Boniface earning POD for top defending.

 

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Activity Fee

A reminder to get your Activity Fees settled please.

Direct Debits are welcome: 031746 004203300.

 

Verdon showcase – 8 – 10 June, 7.30 pm @ Centrestage

The Verdon Show Case is a magnificent entertainment package to show case the marvellous talents of the students at Verdon College through story, song, dance and ensemble work. This is their Taonga to all-enjoy-sing along and join in the fun. Kia manawai.

We were lucky enough to have some of the cast visit us this morning. It promises to be a great night out. Tickets are available from Ticketdirect Adults $20, Child $10.

 

 Class Happenings Room 2

 Last Thursday, we ran the Sacred Heart School cross country.  The weather was kind to us and the children really enjoyed competing in the mud and the puddles.  Read below, what some of the Room 2 children thought about our school cross country.

 

In cross country I was last and I didn’t have to run very far.  I felt good because I crossed the finish line.  Jesse Van Beek

My mum shouted at me and I was second at cross country.  I was running fast at cross country. I went to netball and after netball I got an ice block and I went home and I went to school the next day.  Lucy Cook     

I came first in the Year twos.  I liked it at cross country and I liked it when I came first.  When I won the race I was proud of myself.  I liked racing against Josh and he liked racing against me too. When I won the race I was proud.  Ollie Duggan          

 

At cross country the girls ran first.  I ran super fast. My mum was there.  Lots of Mums and Dad’s were there too.  We ran a long way.  My mum was so happy with me and my sister. The boys ran last.  I won sixth place.  All my friends were there.  We all ran together.  After the race I felt tired.  That night we had  pumpkin soup.  Sean Jones

 

At cross country my mum and dad came to watch me.  I was first for my mum.  She shouted at me.  It was fun.  There was a big kid in front of me. I nearly won the race for my dad.  He was proud of me.  Their were puddles everywhere.  After school I was happy.   Ella Dempster

 

Yesterday it was cross country day.  When I started my mum was shouting, “Go Maddie!  Go Maddie!”  I think I was fourth.  If I was fourth I would be very, very proud.  When I got home I was very, very tired because I had netball too.  My brother was there.  Mum was very, very proud.  Maddison May

 

In cross country by the bark chip ground I fell in some slippery mud.  It made me cry.  Then I went home.  Then I had a shower.  Leo Duggan

 

When it was cross country I ran faster and faster.  I saw Anna and Nan and I went to the pool with Maddon and Holly and Luca.  When I got home I felt sick.  Taya Ross

won the race and I ran on the grass.  Morgan Blight-Cranston

 

At cross country I came last and I had the stitch but I still had fun  because it was at school.  My brother shouted at me and I waved at him.  When I got home I did not feel good because I hurt my hip.  Baylee Richardson       

 

The other day I went to cross country.  My friend and I came fourth.  My mum was cheering for me and I ran fast.  It was hard to catch up.  I liked running fast.  I didn’t like running in the mud.  Next year I will run a lot faster.  My sister was really fast and she was third.  It was awesome.  Leo Aitken

 

In cross country I came fourth.  In cross country will sped passed everyone.  In the other races it was hard to get passed all of the people in front of me.  Jacob Ramsay

 

When it was cross country day I was proud of myself and Leo A was a tie on cross country day.  Leo and I were fourth in cross country at school.  We ran very fast around the school without Mrs Stupples.  Around the whole entire school but it was fun.

Case Jordan

 

I won to the finish line.   Leanne Calos

 

 

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