Posts made in July, 2016

28 July 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Welcome back to Term 3. Some of the events this term include:

2 & 10 August           Year 5 & 6 Netball Tournaments

3 August                    John Parsons – Cyber Safety

8 August                    Speech Competitions

9 August                    School Olympics

14 August                  Feast of the Assumption

30 August                  Polyfest

2 September              Ski Trip

 

We also look forward to Fr. Tony returning after his Tour of Duty or the Mercy hospital ship sailing around the Pacific.

 

We welcome Sean Hartstonge and Macey Henderson who joined the children in Room 1 on Monday, and Jack Dillinger who joined the Room 8 pupils this morning. We hope you and your families enjoy your time at Sacred Heart.

 

Mufti for Caritas

Thank you to the children who brought a gold coin last term for Caritas, to support Nila Primary School in the Solomon Islands. $144 was donated.

 

Communication Survey

At the Board meeting on Monday we discussed the many and varied ways information is sent to and from school.

We currently have a weekly newsletter – paper and on-line and emailed, class emails, facebook, the school website and some class newsletters.

All of these are used but not by all parents, often meaning we are producing the same information in multiple formats.

On a number of occasions I have asked for feedback but have had limited response. This time we will be using Survey Monkey (an online survey tool) to ask 5 – 6 questions. The link will be sent out next week. Please make the time to complete this as changes will be made based on this survey.

 

John Parsons – Cyber Safety

John Parsons will be here next Wednesday in classes and will run a parent information night at 7.00pm. P lease RSVP to let your childs teacher or me know if you are attending.

 

Netball Practise Yr 5/6

Reminder netball practice will be held at the stadium from 3pm-4pm. All pupils are to meet under the verandah for transportation.

 

Basketball

Please have all Basketball forms in by next Friday 7th August.

A reminder, places are not confirmed until payment is made.

 

Year 6 Camp Fundraiser – Results

1st Prize 1 Hogget                     Dunn Tribe (Maiya’s Card)

Kindly donated by Theo White

2nd Prize 5 doz Oysters            Jacqui O’Connor (Summer’s Card)

3rd Prize 2 doz Oysters            Kerry Drummond (Jade’s Card)

4th Prize 1 doz Oysters            Aimee K (Bella-Rose’s Card)

5th Prize 1 doz Oysters            Diana Hawkes (Maiya’s Card)

 

FAITH  FACT – Week 1: 25 – 29 July

 

World Youth Day Krakow 25th – 31st July

July 25th – St James the Apostle: James, son of Zebedee was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, and traditionally considered the first apostle to be martyred. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle.

July 29th – St Martha”Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus.” This unique statement in John’s gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha, her sister, and her brother. Jesus was a frequent guest at Martha’s home in Bethany, a small village two miles from Jerusalem. We read of three visits in Luke 10:38-42, John 11:1-53, and John 12:1-9. Martha welcomes Jesus and his disciples into her home and immediately goes to work to serve them.

 

Laudato Si’

Pope Francis’s highly anticipated encyclical – Laudato Si’ is now out.  Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.  Here are some things to know and share.

What are the basic facts about this encyclical?  An encyclical is a teaching document issued by the pope. Encyclicals are among the more solemn and thus more authoritative papal documents.  This one is called Laudato Si’ (“Be praised” or “Praise be to you”)—a line by St. Francis of Assisi.  Laudato Si’ is the first encyclical prepared entirely at Pope Francis’s initiative.  It is devoted to ecology and related themes.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 30 July 7.00 pm:    Josh Henderson & Mason Coulthard

Sunday 31 July 10.30am:      Charlie Baynes & Kate Russell

Children’s Liturgy:                   Maria Baynes

 

Out of School Music are running their final Music Awareness Class for the year. This class teaches rhythm, beat, high/low notes, soft/loud sounds. A fun class for 5-6 year olds. $30/6 weeks Saturday mornings 11.30-12.30 beginning Aug 13th. Based at Girl’s High. Contact Deborah 216-5137 or email admin@osmc.co.nz

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 Class Happenings Room 2

We have some new children in Room 2 this term.  We have enjoyed hearing about their holidays.

I went to Kidzone with Mum, Dad and Penelope.  I liked the carousel best.  Leanne

I went to the swimming pool.  I swam and I got new white and blue goggles.  Kees

In the weekend it was my birthday and it was fun .  I watched  “Ballerina Class” on TV with Mum, Ella and McKenzie.  Morgan

In the holidays I had a mouse in the towel cupboard.  We caught it in a mouse trap and I put it in the rubbish.  Taya

I roasted marshmellows on a fire.  They kept burning and going on fire.  Ella

I went to the pool with my sisters and my Mum.  We went to the Ascot Hotel with my family because we have been good at school.  Then we went to Leap in Dunedin.  Vinny

I went fishing at Dad’s river and I caught a big trout.   I let it go because I wanted to see it swim away.  Jacob H

In the school holidays I went to Kidzone with Nana, Richard, Mum, Dad, Ethan, Abby and Hayley.  I got my face painted as a tiger.

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In the weekend I went to Transport World and I went to the café and I got a roast and a lemonade.  I went for a play in the playground and I played on the big concrete truck.   I found a pink and white cloth and I cleaned the whole entire truck.  At the end I got a hot chocolate. Ollie

In the holidays we played “Teacher” with Hannah. Hannah was the teacher and Molly and I were the little kids.  We got to make a sticker chart and we got some stickers.   Zoe

I went to the movies to see the “BFG”.  I liked when the big giant picked up the girl and took her to his home. She ran away and went back to her home. Charlotte

I went eel trapping.  I almost caught an eel but it was in the water and it escaped and then it was on dry land.  The trap was a lot made for lobsters and a wee bit made for eels.  Lucas

I went to Leo D’s party in the holidays.  We watched “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.  It had a lot of chocolate.  We had chips, gummy bears and marshmellows.  When the sun came out I watched “Zootopea”.  Case

I went tenpin bowling and karting.  I won the bowling.  It was fun.  I loved it.  Baylee

In the holidays  I went to the museum with Zoe.  We did a treasure hunt.  I found all of the things.  I saw Henry the tuatara.  Izabella

I went to Kidzone and went ice skating. Dad came with my sisters.  I fell over, I got up and tried again.  Lucy

 

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7 July 2016

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Dear Parents

 

A big thanks to all our helpers this term. We really appreciate your input into helping our school provide extra opportunities for your children.

This week we welcome Kees Groot and his family to our school. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart.

 

Good luck to our Aerobics teams taking part in the Aerobics festival on Saturday morning: Ruby Duffy, Lilly Heads, Briarlee Devery, Brooke Johnstone, Anika Winders, Jordis Belesky, Megan Sullivan.

Please meet Mrs Williams, 8am at Centre Stage, Don St.

 

Sunday Mass – Change of Time

Sunday  Mass will now be at 11.00am instead of 10.30am until the end of September. This will be reviewed once Fr Tony is back.

 

Netball Poles

A big thanks to Karl Hawkes and Alan Contracting for re-setting the sleeves for the netball poles. This was much appreciated.

I will be chasing up the engineer repairing the poles to have them here for the first day of next term.

 

Mufti Day Tomorrow

There will be a mufti day for children tomorrow Friday 8 July. Children are asked to wear mufti clothing and bring a gold coin to donate to Caritas in supporting Nila Primary School in the Solomon Islands.

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All clothing to be taken home tomorrow

Please remember to get your children to take home all their clothing.

 

Ski Trip Friday 2 September

Sacred Heart Ski Trip is booked for Friday 2 September. This trip is for Year 5-6 students and Year 4 students who are accompanied by a parent. Fees will be $100 per person.  More information next term.

 

PTA – Oysters Raffle Results

Congratulations to the following people who won prizes in the Oyster Raffle. Thank you to the families who supported this fundraiser, we raised approx $2,000. Harrington house sold the most cards and will be treated to hot chips tomorrow for their lunch. The Tagomoa-Kaa family sold 5 cards and will receive 1 doz oysters and a bottle of wine.

Unfortunately we have now been notified, there are no oysters at the factory today, so pick up from school will now be tomorrow.

 

1st = Hank Oudhoff from the Lindsay card

2nd = Peter Hardy from the Adams’ card

3rd = Jo Toogood from the Waddel card

4th = Boniface from the Boniface card

5th = Hillman from the Hillman card

6th = Brasso from the Wanakore card

7th = Tagomoa-Kaa from the Tagomoa-Kaa

8th = Pickett from the Pickett card

9th = Bruce Stockman from the Stockman card

10th = Carol Christmas from the Van Beek card

 

Family Works – Making a Difference Together

Parenting and caring for children can be challenging and we all need support and encouragement to be the great parents we want to be. Family Works has a range of free programmes that can do just that. Have a look on the noticeboard in the junior corridor and see if there is anything that interests you and your family.

 

 

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 – Volunteers for the holidays, please.

 

Netball Results – Finals

Well: Grand Finals were held at the Stadium on Tuesday, and it wasn’t a Steel playoff!

Melons last game, saw them take out 5th in their Division, with Maiya TK earning POD for outstanding defence and having a great attitude all term.

Sacred Heart Apples, undefeated, won their final playoff convincingly, against Waverley, 21-2, earning them top spot. POD was Ava Aitken for her midcourt drive.

Well done girls, you made us, coaches and parents, incredibly proud.

Netball practice will be held first Monday of school next term.

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Invercargill City Library

I am currently running a consultation for the Invercargill City Library.

The library is looking for feedback on it’s proposed new layout. Some of the changes directly affect the children’s area and offer a teen areas.

I have attached a link to the consultation and the document that explains it. If you or your child is interested in taking part in this, could you follow this link: http://icc.govt.nz/public-documents/consultation/

Kind regards – Kari Graber

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY

SCHOOL REOPENS MONDAY 25 JULY

 

 

Room 1 Class Happenings

 

During Term 2, Room 1 have been learning and talking about fire safety.

 

Yesterday Fireman Sam and Fireman Brad came to school to talk to us about fire safety. This is what we have learnt:

 

·      If smoke is up high in a room, walk out quickly.  If smoke is low, crawl out of the room.  James

 

·      We need a safe meeting place at home for when we get out of the house. Somewhere like the letterbox.   Zoe

 

·      We meet at the number 1 in the car park at school even if we are in the playground playing.  Sophie

 

·      It is OK to break a window to get out of a room.  Bryden

 

·      If you find matches or a lighter lying around give them to an adult.  Jacob

 

·      Don’t go back into the house to get anything.  Sam

 

·      A candle should always be in a candle holder.  Izabella

 

·      You can buy new toys but you can’t buy a new me.  Lucas

 

·      You can yell “FIRE!, FIRE!, FIRE!, really loud in a fire so other people wake up.  Nadia

 

·      The firemen will try and get the pets out of a fire.  Mason

 

.       GET DOWN, GET LOW, GET OUT, FAST!  Charlotte

 

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30 June 2016

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Dear Parents

 

Congratulations to Bishop Campbell who has celebrated 50 years as a Priest, at a special mass at St. Mary’s Basilica on Monday morning.

 

Sunday Mass – Change of Time

Sunday  Mass will now be at 11.00am instead of 10.30am until the end of September. This will be reviewed once Fr Tony is back.

 

Interviews

Thank you for your attendance of our interviews. I apologize for any confusion regards the booking of these. We were unable to use our usual programme due to the shared Room 8 & 9 interviews, but will find an easier solution for next year.

 

New Plans for School

Last week I met with Bill Haydon from the Catholic Property Office to go over the updated plans for our school upgrade.

As soon as I receive a copy of these, I will put them out for you to view.

 

John Parsons – IT Expert – Cyber Safety

We are fortunate to have John Parsons here to work with our classes on Wednesday 10 August. He will work with the classes, then run a parent meeting. I would encourage all parents to attend this, especially with an increasing number of schools having BYOD schemes and children from a younger age being exposed to social media. More information next term.

 

Ski Trip Friday 2 September

Sacred Heart Ski Trip is booked for Friday 2 September. This trip is for Year 5-6 students and Year 4 students who are accompanied by a parent. Fees will be $100 per person.

 

PTA

Oysters Raffle – This is due in today. If you have not returned your card (sold or empty) please do so tomorrow.

 

Hockey Fees

Hockey Fees have now been calculated and sent home. Please settle these at your earliest convenience.

 

Family Works – Making a Difference Together

Parenting and caring for children can be challenging and we all need support and encouragement to be the great parents we want to be. Family Works has a range of free programmes that can do just that. Have a look on the noticeboard in the junior corridor and see if there is anything that interests you and your family.

 

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.

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FAITH  FACT – The Kingdom of God

Crossing the threshold of faith leads us to forgive and to be able to put on a smile; it is drawing near to everyone who lives a marginalized existence and calling him by name, it is caring for the frailties of the weakest and supporting their tottering steps, certain that whatever we do for the least of our brethren we do for Jesus himself (Mt 25:40).

There will be a mufti day for children on Friday 8 July, the last day of the term. Children are asked to wear mufti clothing and bring a gold coin to donate to Caritas in supporting Nila Primary School in the Solomon Islands.

 

Altar Servers

Saturday 25 June 7.00 pm:    Greta Jones & Jack Smith

Sunday 26 June 10.30am:      Maiya T.K. & Robbie Humm

Children’s Liturgy:                   Maria Baynes

Netball Results – Round 7 of 8

Kate Russell got Player of the Day for her outstanding defending against St Theresa who won 8-6.

Jade Holland’s shooting, helped her team Apple win against Waverley 19-8.

Finals next week;  game times yet to be confirmed for play offs, with prize giving for all to start at 5.30pm.

 

We have 4 netball dresses that need their hems repaired.

We are looking for a lovely volunteer?  If this is you, please see Mrs Ultee.

 

Fun Sticks – Sunday Mornings 9.15 – 10 am – $5 each

This programme is to run skills for 4 – 9yrs until 31 July (except for the 17 July). Sticks provided but bring your own mouth guard and shin pads please. Queries to Allison 0274715245.

 

Southland Shooters – Year 3 / 4

This is a development programme for all children who are keen to experience basketball in the region, commencing August 7 – September 18.  $75 each, which includes a Southland Shooters singlet. Enquiries and registration to: dan@basketballsouthland.co.nz

 

Room 9 Class Happenings

Wow, what a busy term we have had.

This term the year 6 children are working with a Room 1 buddy, helping with reading.

We have to remember to:

Pause:  Give the children wait time of 5 seconds

Prompt: We have to remind the children read on, re read and get their mouth ready when they come to a tricky word

Praise: Remember to say “well done”, “good job”.  This needs to be throughout the book and the end of the book.

 

Also we have just finished some Art Work; concentration on concept lines.

Foreshortening is a technique used in perspective to create the illusion of an object going back strongly into the distance.

 

Have a look on Room 7’s window to see the master pieces.

 

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