Posts made in August, 2017

31st August 2017

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31 August 2017

Dear Parents

It is Father’s Day this coming Sunday. Joseph, Jesus’ foster father has a special place in the heart of Pope Francis. We can all learn more from Pope Francis’ message to fathers. 

The Pickett family would like to express a massive thank you for all the generous donations given since their house fire. They are overwhelmed with the generosity shown by the Sacred Heart community.

Confirmation and First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the children who celebrated their Confirmation and received their First Holy Communion on Sunday. Many thanks to Mrs Russell and Fr. Tony who prepared the children. Thank you to the following families for helping on the day: O’Donnell, Wolf, Smith, Buxton. This was much appreciated. A special thank you to the O’Donnell family for organising this amazing cake.

Polyfest
Congratulations to all the children who were involved with Polyfest 2017. A huge thanks to Mrs Ultee, Miss Wiseman and Matua Marcus for all their hard work preparing the children.

Overdue Accounts
Thank you to the parents/caregivers who have settled their accounts. We still have $2290 overdue and would appreciate your immediate attention with this matter.

Code Club
Would you like to learn how to create animations, websites, video games, and other exciting things?  Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.  Vanessa Stupples will be hosting a code club at Sacred Heart School, after school in Term 4, Tuesdays 3pm-4.15pm for 6 weeks, for children in Year 2-6.  If you are interested please email iltinteract@ascot.school.nz.

Car Park
A reminder to keep speed down in the carpark before and after school.

Ski Trip
The children received their ski information notice yesterday. A google form link has been sent to all families requesting information from all skiiers. Please complete the page and submit. This needs to be completed asap. Payment must be in by this Wednesday 7th September.

Summer Football
Please find the link below for information about the Summer Football competition. Note that it is $300 per team and that this will need to be paid prior to registration. Please send entries to me or  Christine:  office@shsinv.school.nz   with your child’s name and what team they will be in.
Summer Football Competition 2017

Bike / Scooter Use
It is good to see the increase in children bringing scooters and bikes to school. Please discuss with your child your family rules regarding sharing / using others bikes.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 6 closes on Wednesday 6th September.

Simply Special, Shop 14, Cambridge Arcade – Christmas Layby Evening
Come along tomorrow night from 5 – 7.30 pm and enjoy some drinks and nibbles while you look around our lovely treats and treasures for Christmas.

Room 1 Class Happenings
In Room 1 we have been taking about how our Dad’s are so special to us and this is what we think we know about them.

Dad by Kelsy
My Dad’s name is Teraki
He is 29 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are blue
His favourite food are veggies
His job is to cut wood
My dad is special because he plays games with me.

Dad by Rhea
My Dad’s name is Lokeni
He is 23 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is KFC
His job is at the milk factory
My dad is special because he helps me with everything.

Dad by Corbin
My Dad’s name is Matt
He is 70 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are blue
His favourite food is broccoli
His job is at the tuck shop
My dad is special because he plays lego with me.

Dad by Abbie
My Dad’s name is Wayne
He is 49 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are black
His favourite food is building
His job is tin Oamaru
My dad is special because he gives me lots of piggy back rides.

Dad by Elise
My Dad’s name is Thomas
He is 90 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food are cupcakes
His job is in Oamaru
My dad is special because he is nice to me.

Dad by Lucy
My Dad’s name is Daryl
He is 39 years old
He has white hair
His eyes are green
His favourite food is chocolate
His job is getting baddies
My dad is special because he cuddles me.

Dad by Daisy
My Dad’s name is Jono
He is 41 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are green
His favourite food is tea
His job is a fireman
My dad is special because I love him.

Dad by Pippa
My Dad’s name is Brett
He is 33 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are blue
His favourite food is chocolate
His job is in an office
My dad is special because he loves me.

Dad by Christian
My Dad’s name is Callum
He is 29 years old
He has grey hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food are schnitzel
His job is at Mainland minerals
My dad is special because he gives me hugs at bedtime

Dad by Macey
My Dad’s name is Michael
He is 27 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is chocolate
His job is at South Roads
My dad is special because he gives me the best kisses and cuddles ever.

Dad by Mitchell W-G
My Dad’s name is Matt
He is 70 years old
He has brown hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is popcorn
His job is an artist
My dad is special because he is so funny.

Dad by Mitchell J
My Dad’s name is Carl
He is 88 years old
He has black hair
His eyes are brown
His favourite food is salad
His job is a worker
My dad is special because he plays video games with me.

 

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24th August 2017

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24 August 2017

Dear Parents

Our thoughts and prayers have been with the Pickett family this week. Thank you for the generosity and support you have shown them at this time. It has been much appreciated.

I received a call from the architects designing our new school yesterday, we look forward to seeing  the final plans when they arrive.

Good luck to our kapahaka group at the polyfest tomorrow and to the children receiving the sacraments of the Eucharist  and Confirmation on Sunday.

First Holy Communion
All families are invited to Mass this Sunday August 27th, at 10.30am to celebrate children being Confirmed and celebrating their First Holy Communion.
Congratulations to Maia Pickett, Kate Oosterbroek, Kate Lindsay, Peyton Hickey, Pippa Humm, Zoe Williams, Roland Cameron, Jack Dennis and Jack Dillinger.

Also congratulations to those children who were baptised yesterday:Maia, Charlotte, Natasha & Conor Pickett, Kate Oosterbroek, Zoe & Lucy Williams, Sean Hartstonge and Jack Dillinger

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Only Day
There will be a Teacher Only Day on Friday 22nd September 2017. The school will be closed on this day.

Overdue Accounts
Thank you to the parents/caregivers who have settled their accounts. We still have $2490 overdue and would appreciate your immediate attention with this matter.

Ski Trip
The bus is now full for our ski trip on Friday 8th September. The final cost has been calculated at $100 for children and $130 for adults. Unfortunately we are not in a position to subsidise the parents anymore than this. The actual cost for parents to attend is $107 for a lift pass and $43 for boots/poles hire. If parents are wanting a lesson, they will be charged an additional $63. A discount has already been deducted from these prices. Each person then pays $30 for their seat on the bus. These calculations are based on the bus being full, so we don’t want any cancellations. All children will be given an information sheet next week, with a link for parents to fill in their child’s details. This is an optional activity so all costs must be paid by Wednesday 6th September.

School Photos 
School photos will be taken this Monday 28th August. Please make sure your child is in correct winter uniform with all hair tied back, and definitely NO sports shoes.
If you require a family photo, these will be taken from 8.30 am.

Touch Notices
Please get those Touch forms returned to school tomorrow.

Basketball 
5 teams have been entered: 2 x Yr 5/6 boys, 1 x Yr 5/6 girls, 1 x Yr 3/4 girls, 1 x Yr 3/4 mixed. An email has been sent home to all the registered players with details about the teams and when the games begin.

BNZ Closed for Good Day
Many thanks to Sue Downing and Gareth Lawson who came to Sacred Heart School yesterday for the BNZ work day. They kindly tidied up our gardens then distributed new bark chips. We were thrilled with the result.

Concrete Statuary – We have a selection of concrete statuary in Room 7. Anyone interested in these, are most welcome to help themselves.

Class Happenings – Room 9
Wow, time is flying – it is hard to believe that we are half way through the term already. Most of the year 6 children have been visiting all the High Schools and making the tough discussion on what school to choose for next year. Please remember that most schools require the enrolment forms in by the end of the month.

Last week the children finished their speeches. I was very impressed with the quality of delivery. A big congratulations to Ellie and Jacob who represented our school during the inter-school competition.

We are busy finishing our science projects, getting ready to present them for the Southland Science and Technology Fair, which will be held at the Working Men’s Club on the 12th September.

Good luck to all the children that are participating in the Polyfest Festival tomorrow at the Stadium.

Congratulations to the children who received certificates at this weeks assembly. Also to Anya Phillips who got the charism award.

Pita Pit – get online and register for Pita Pit: www.lunchonline.co.nz   –   Monday 4th September Pita Pit’s will only be $3.

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17th August 2017

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17 August 2017

Dear Parents

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Winter and Bryce families this week. We also welcome Anthea Wilson  this week, we hope she and her family enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

School Behaviour Procedures
We have introduced the ‘Think Sheet’ and have been very pleased with the response from the children and parents. In most situations we have found children making wrong choices or getting involved in someones else’s problems in a negative way.
Our Think Sheets are based on our Mercy charism and the restorative justice model and cover our school rules listed below.

  • We respect others and their belongings.
  • We use appropriate language and behaviour.
  • We respect and take care of all school property.
  • We walk inside all school buildings and stay in assigned areas.
  • We wear appropriate school uniform    

School Uniform – Winter (Terms 2 & 3)

Girls:
Pinafore   
White long sleeved button to neck blouse / white skivvy
Blue V neck jersey
Navy blue or white socks
Navy blue tights
Tan, brown, navy or black shoes

Boys:
Winter weight grey shorts
Long sleeved button to neck grey shirt
Blue V neck jersey
Grey knee high socks
Tan, brown, navy or black shoes

Personal Grooming
Wrist watches and ear studs are the only jewellery permitted. (One small stud in each ear).
Student’s hair is to be kept tidy and tied back if long. Red, navy, blue or black hair accessories only.
All articles of clothing are to be named.
Temporary permission may be granted for uniform variance by sending a note to the class teacher.
Information regarding the purchasing of uniforms (including sports uniforms) is available at the school office.

John Parsons – Cyber Safety
Many thanks to John Parsons who came yesterday and had Cyber Safety sessions with the children.
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the parent session last night.

Congratulations to Ellie McWilliam and Jacob Boniface who took part in the speech competitions at St. John’s school yesterday. Well done to Jacob who goes through to the next round.

Ski Trip – 9th September – 7 seats left! This is open to all older siblings/friends. We must fill the bus, otherwise we will have to cancel.

A reminder
Toys are not to be brought to school unless asked by the teacher for a special occasion.

Kapa Haka
The Kapa Haka group will have a dress rehearsal on Sunday at 12pm and at assembly on Monday @ 1:30pm. Parents are most welcome.

Term 4 Touch (Yr 1/2, Yr 3/4, Yr 5/6) 
Entries for Term 4 Touch teams are fast approaching. Games will be held at the Turnbull Thompson grounds, Islington Street on Wednesdays between 4 – 6pm. Games start October 18th and finish with a catch up day on December 6th. For Term 4 only, girls in the Yr 1/2 grade will be FREE. Forms will be sent out early next week. As per usual, we will require coaches for all teams.

Room 8 Class Happenings
Over the past week Room 8 has been presenting their speeches!! We spent a long time looking at persuasive arguments and had great fun writing our speeches on our chosen topic. We are now writing an new persuasive piece of writing, for or against, something we think needs to change at Sacred Heart School or in our classroom!

Room 8 has also had great fun on Monday afternoons working on different STEM projects with Mrs McKenzie.

Dyslexia Support Southland – Parent Information Evening
Where:     Southland Community House, 46 Kelvin Street, Invercargill
When:       7.30 to 9.00 pm on 14th September 2017
Dyslexia Support Southland offers a complimentary information evening to assist parents and caregivers with understanding specific learning difficulties and the impact these have on a child’s learning and emotional wellbeing. We discuss what parents and caregivers can do to help their children and how Dyslexia support Southland can support them. There is also an opportunity to discuss one on one with any of the Dyslexia Support Southland Consultants, specifically about your child’s learning difficulty journey.

Code Club
Would you like to learn how to create animations, websites, video games, and other exciting things?  Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for kiwi kids.  Vanessa Stupples will be hosting a code club at Sacred Heart School, after school in Term 4, for 6 weeks, for children in Year 2-6.  If you are interested please email iltinteract@ascot.school.nz.

Wanted: Person to work in dairy/takeaway shop, 22 hours a week, including some weekends. Enquiries to Donna 027-2697578.

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10th August 2017

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10 August 2017

Dear Parents

Our prayers are with the Hogan family this week.

We also welcome Mrs McKenzie as a new teacher to Room 2 & 8 this term.

The school will celebrate the Mass of the the Assumption on Tuesday 15th August @ 11am.

First Communion Helpers
Thank you to the 3 parents who have volunteered to help with the First Communion breakfast on Sunday 27th August, after the 10:30am Mass. This is the responsibility of parents whose children participated in the Sacramental Programme in 2015. This is a traditional expectation. Please contact Anna Russell if you are willing to help  arussell@shsinv.school.nz

John Parson’s Parent Meeting – Wednesday 16th August.
The parent meeting will be held on Wednesday @ 6pm. An email will be sent to all parents to RSVP to. John’s sessions in previous years have been very useful for parents in assisting their children navigate the online environment.

Overdue Accounts
These were sent out yesterday. Please check with your child if they received one. Prompt payment would be appreciated. Our bank details are: 031746 0042033 000.

Netball Poles & Soccer Goals
We are looking for a parent who would be able to make a couple of movable netball poles in a concreted-in tyre. Please contact me if you could help with this?

Ski Trip – If your child is going on the ski trip, please get your slip back tomorrow. We have 12 seats available and intend opening it up to older siblings/friends, to fill the bus.

Pita Pit – please go online to the Pita Pit menu and check out the new size options available.

Room 5 Class Happenings – In Room 5 we are so excited to have the life education bus at school. We have been learning about our identity, self and shared respect, kindness and bucket filling. We enjoyed our Harold art and kindness connections.

 

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3rd August 2017

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3rd August 2017

Dear Parents

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Winter family this week.

Good luck to the team taking part in the netball tournament today at Stadium Southland. Thanks to the parents who have been able to attend to look after the team. They have been playing well and have just won against Makarewa  4-1.

 

First Communion Helpers
We require helpers for the First Communion breakfast on Sunday 27th August, after the 10:30am mass.
This is the responsibility of parents whose children participated in the sacramental programme in 2015.
This is a traditional expectation. 
Please contact Anna Russell if you are able to help  arussell@shsinv.school.nz

Netball Poles & Soccer Goals
We are looking for a parent who would be able to make a couple of movable netball poles in a concreted-in tyre. Please contact me if you could help with this?

Room 1 and 2 are on the hunt for soccer goals.
If you have any goals at home that you no longer require/use we would gladly take them off your hands!
Please contact
Anna Russell  arussell@shsinv.school.nz

Ski Trip – Friday 8th September 2017
Thank you to the families who have sent their slip back regarding this years’ ski trip. The price is $100 each and is open to Yr 5/6 pupils and Yr 4’s, accompanied by a parent. We have approx 16 seats left. If your child is intending to go, please get that slip filled out and sent back.

Basketball
Teams are looking great for Basketball this year, however we are a little low on Yr 3/4 Boys. If your child is eager to play, please get that slip back.

Life Education Van
The Life Education Van will be here from Wednesday to Friday next week.

Sports Results
The hockey team lost against St Johns, player of the day was Ana McWilliams.
The school does have a Futsal team entered in the competition. I will send out a team specific email as soon as I get the draw.

 

Room 2 Happenings
The Room 2 children would like to share some of the things they like doing during the day.

In handwriting we practise our numbers and write words and sentences.  Taya

We do Daily Five.  We can go on the iPad and do Word Mania.  Lucy.

In Daily Five I like to read to someone because I get to read my favourite books to my friends.  Sophie

I like doing my Maths because sometimes I play Maths games with myself.  Pippa

We have the Charism cross in Room 2 at the moment because Sean’s name got chosen from the charism tokens.  You can pick the name out.  Kees

I like that in Buddy reading we get time to work with the big kids.  Brooke

At playtime I play rugby with my friends.  Sean

In Room 2 I do Word Work.  Cruz

We are trying to get a high score on Word Mania so we can get on the school leader board.  Lucas

In Room 2 we sing songs.  My favourite is  “Mary had a Little Lamb.” Mason

In Room 2 I like to do Writing because you can do loads of different stories.  Jamie.

During Daily 5 I like to listen to reading.  Izabella.

I like when we get to write because we can make up stories we want to do.  Nadia

We do Handwriting during Daily 5.  I like that because you get to learn words and know how to write them. Bryden

I play cricket with my friends.  I mostly get all of the people out.  Jacob

I like to do kicks on the verandah at lunch time.  James

We play in the playground.  We do not push and punch and hurt each other.  Charlotte

In Room 2 we do coding.  I like it because I am happy when I get the little robot to the end.  Leanne

I like that we get to do writing because I do it neatly. Morgan

 

 

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