Posts made in May, 2018

17th May 2018

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17 May 2018

Dear Parents

Welcome to Harper Dempster who joined the children in Room 1 last Wednesday. We hope Harper is enjoying her time with us.
Good luck to the children taking part in the Rippa Rugby competition tomorrow.

A reminder that all children are expected to attend our school mass on Sunday 20th May. They are to wear their school uniforms and meet in the foyer at 10.15am.

Special Character Review 
Next week Phil O’Connell-Cooper & Gerald Shaw will be on site to review our Special Character. They will be meeting with staff and students and will be joining the classes for morning prayers. They may use that opportunity to meet with parents as well.

Faith Facts – Week 2 – 7th – 11th May, 6th Sunday of Easter, Mothers’ Day – 13th May

A Prayer for Mothers
All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old.
We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.
We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.
We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.
We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.
We remember mothers. grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.
Amen

Faith Facts – Week 3:  Ascension of the Lord, 14th May
Pope Francis Prayer intention for May
That all the faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

What Pope Francis tell us about the Ascension.  17th April 2013

Dear brothers and sisters, the Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that he is alive in our midst in a new way. He is no longer in a specific place in the world as he was before the Ascension. He is now in the lordship of God, present in every space and time, close to each one of us. In our life we are never alone: we have this Advocate (Supporter) who awaits us, who defends us. We are never alone.

Altar Servers
20th May:     Ruby Duffy & Peyton Hickey – Children’s Liturgy = A. Reid
27th May:      Summer & Jack Smith –  Children’s Liturgy = A. Smith

Westpac Helicopter Appeal
Next Friday 25th May, there will be a mufti day in support of the Westpac Helicopter Trust. A gold coin please. 

School Stream
A reminder about the SchoolStream app. It is a faster and more user friendly method of quickly sending out notices to parents. Thank you if you have already installed it. If you haven’t please click on the link below to install the App.
https://goo.gl/X2FiUx

Road Safety
Please remember that the speed limit travelling past a stationary school  bus is 20kms. It is often easy to forget this when trying to merge into traffic leaving after school.

Future Focus Planning Meeting
Last term I indicated the Board would hold a meeting to report back on the parent survey. At present the Ministry has been holding a number of future direction focussed meetings around the country. I have heard for a change these have been very productive and they have listened to the teachers, parents and students involved. They will be sending some of the outcomes out to schools soon and I would like to postpone our meeting until we receive these so they can be added to our agenda.

Sports Fees
The cost for the following sports has now been calculated. These are now due at the office:
All Netball = $30    Hockey Yr 3-4 (All Saints) = $31    Hockey Yr 1-3 (Joint with Makarewa) = $35     Superstar Cricket = $20      

Congratulations to Nadia Hutton and Noah Duggan, the winners of the Charism award, the last two weeks.
And all the children who received certificates in the last two weeks.

    

   

Room 2 Class Happenings

Last Wednesday, Room 1 and 2 took part in a road safety day.  The children were amazing at riding their bikes and scooters and were very careful to follow the rules.  They looked fabulous in their brightly coloured clothes, their hi viz vests and helmets. 

We are grateful to the parents for the support we get towards events like this.  The children love them and we love watching their faces as they master somethings that are tricky.  Have a read of some of the Room 2 recounts of the day.

Yesterday we set up a parade and we had to wear bright coloured clothes and bring a scooter or bike because we were being good. Room 1 came with us and Dad came to set up and watch.  We did it beside the hall.  We biked with two feet on the pedals.  We had to be careful.  The big kids helped us by holding the signs.  It was awesome because I love biking.  Daisy Duffy

On Beep Beep Day I did a bike trial and a bike parad. We wore a hi viz vest and that isn’t all.  The Police came and they told us about road safety.  I did not like Beep Beep Day because there were lots of traffic jams.  It was not fun.  Jamie Russell  

Yesterday we had bike day.  People were walking across the lines.  They were black and white.  The big kids helped us.  But wait … why did we have bike day?  So we drive well.  Lucy Williams 

On Beep Beep day we went to ride on our bikes and scooters.  We we learning to be safe.  Were a parade.  Why did we go?  So we can learn how to be safe.  We did a zig zag obstacle with some cones.  Constable Fenton came to help us cross the road.  Pippa Hickey

I had fun at bike day.  I learned about cars on the road.  Officer Fenton told us to look both ways to check for cars.  Eli Taula    

Discovery Time
The children have been enjoying using the different “loose materials” at playtime.  Its great to see the ideas they come up with using the range of materials.
If you have any of the following things that you no longer use, we would be grateful for them:
Plumbing pipes, spouting
Wooden planks and small pieces of wood.
Work bench and vice
Tools: screw drivers, saws, nails and screws
Rope
Tyres
Mini tramp
Material (fabric) – large pieces
Netting
Hats
Cable rolls
Large cardboard boxes
Large cardboard tubes – from furnishing fabric
Old key boards and telephones
Hoses
Pallets
Plastic trays, crates, bins, buckets
Tarpaulins
 

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Entertainment Book

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Dear Parents

Entertainment Book  –  Help us raise funds by buying an Entertainment Membership. You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time! The Entertainment memberships are available as a book (with a gold card and vouchers) or as a digital membership that puts all the offers in the book, on your smartphone to redeem at the touch of a button.
This book was sent home for you to view and purchase if you desire. Simply make your payment online at www.entbook.co.nz/26009b1, or complete the order form enclosed in the book.
If you decide not to purchase, please remember to return it to school this Thursday 17th May.

Thank you for your ongoing support – Your PTA.

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PTA News – May 2018

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Newsletters | Comments Off on PTA News – May 2018

To Parents

PTA AGM – We will be holding our AGM on Monday 14th May at 7pm in the staff room. 

PTA Mothers Day Gift Exchange
Due to the huge success of last years Mothers Day Gift exchange the PTA have decided that we will run it again this year. 

Mothers Day this year is on the 13th May, so we ask that every child bring along a gift each, valued at no more than $5. There will be a container outside the office from Monday 7th May for your child to place their gift in.

SCHOOL FAIR 
For our school fair to go ahead this year and be a success we need plenty of hands on deck. If you are able to help this year please email Mrs TK stagomoa@shsinv.school.nz. There will be a meeting for everyone very soon. 

PTA Oyster Raffle 
Later on this term your child will come home with an Oyster Raffle to sell. The family that sells the most cards will receive 1 dozen Oysters & a bottle of wine. The house that sells the most (pro rata) will receive a special treat. 

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3rd May 2018

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Newsletters | Comments Off on 3rd May 2018

Dear Parents
Welcome back to Term 2. A special welcome to Indie Murray & Liam, Charlotte & Harry Rippingale and their families. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School. Our prayers have been with the Holland family at this time as well.

Congratulation to our new Bishop Michael Dooley who was ordained in Dunedin last week. We look forward to him visiting us in the near future.

Faith Facts – Week 1
5th Sunday of Easter – 30th April – 4th May
Thursday 3rd Sts Philip and James, apostles
Month of May begins

For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of Mary to honour Mary, Mother of God. Not just a day in May, but the entire month. In May the special prayers or ceremonies may be organised on each day throughout the month. Children may learn to pray the rosary in this month.

Congratulations to Ella Dempster, the winner of Charism award this week. And the children who received certificates. Also well done to Charlie Baynes for winning the New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships, Southland Championships and Southern Series and Rohan Murray placing first in all his events at the recent School Swimming competitions.

Altar Servers
6th May:     Charlie Baynes & Jack Harding – Children’s Liturgy = Maria Baynes
13th May:   Fabian O’Donnell & S. Aby – Children’s Liturgy = Maria O’Donnell

Entertainment Book – The 2018/2019 Entertainment books have been sent out to each family today. Parents/caregivers have the option of purchasing them for $60 each/or returning them to school. Extra books are available to purchase. Alternatively follow this link to purchase a digital copy online www.entbook.co.nz/26009b1.            All unwanted books must be returned to the school office by Thursday 17th May. The PTA thank you for your ongoing support.

Discovery Time
Thank you to those people who have donated loose materials for the playground.
The children are enjoying using this during playtime and discovery time.
Now that the weather is cooler and damp, the children need to have their jersey, jacket and a warm hat at school every day.
The children may also bring their gumboots. A spare pair of socks and slippers would also be useful.
Please check the list below and if you have any of these things, we would love to have them.
Please contact Mrs Buxton or Mrs Russell for any questions.

Plumbing pipes, spouting
Wooden planks and small pieces of wood.
Work bench and vice
Tools: screw drivers, saws, nails and screws
Rope
Tyres
Mini tramp
Material (fabric) – large pieces
Netting
Hats
Cable rolls
Large cardboard boxes
Large cardboard tubes – from furnishing fabric
Old key boards and telephones
Hoses
Pallets
Plastic trays, crates, bins, buckets
Tarpaulins

Room 2 Class Happenings
Room 2 were very fortunate to have a visit from Felicia from St John’s Ambulance.  She talked to us about emergency services and taught us how to phone 111.                        We all got to practise this and then she showed us how to bandage someone who is bleeding.  Here is a photo of one of the children’s first attempt.

The children have shared some of their experiences from the holidays.

 In the holidays I went to Dunedin.  I went to church for two hours.  The next day I went to church for one hour. I was so good that I got McDonald’s for tea and I got a present and it was so fun. Jamie Russell

In the holidays my auntie was boxing and my Mum and Dad were there.  Paddy was there too.  Uncle Peter was there too.  Kendall won trophies.  Mason Allison

I went to Kiwi Yo.  I got a chocolate ice cream.  My brother, Zion’s was rainbow ice cream and my mum got a Mango ice cream. Kelsy Unuka

Yesterday at the park there was a fire.  There were fire fighters.  It was funny.  Afterwards we went to Postie Plus.  We could smell the smoke.  It smelled funny.  I didn’t like it.  It smelt yucky to me. Brooke Casey.

I went to Gore swimming pool.  It was fun.  I did rugby practice. Elise Groot

I saw Elise at the swimming pool.  We played around and around then Elise had to go home.  Then I had a time, 15 minutes.  I love the pool.  I am going home because we had to have a late lunch.  It was a good time. Megan Sommerfeldt

In the weekend I went to the circus.  It was DANGEROUS. Mitchell Johnston

I got three new games on my iPad.  I like Duplo trains. Corbin Watson.

I went to Dunedin.  I got a car.  A racing car.  I went to a hotel.  I slept there for two nights.  Lucky!!! Christian Roderique

In the holidays I went to Dunedin.  I went to Carroll Motel and I got to see Mike and Kylie.  We went to Speights.  It was fun.  So much fun. Lucy Williams

I went to Nia’s for a sleepover.  I did painting with Ney and Pop.  I love painting.  We also played UNO.  It was fun.  I won all the time and I had a sleepover at Darvis’.          We fed the chickens.  I got so many eggs.  I also slept with her.  I had so much fun.  We also checked the sheep.  I got to hold a little lamb. Pippa Hamilton

Family Works – Room for one more – There are children and young people in our community who need the support of foster families. Family Works are seeking people (couples or singles) to welcome children and young people into their homes. Care may be needed for regular respite, temporary short-term or long-term. Family Works will support you with training, ongoing guidance, and foster care reimbursement. If this is something that interests you, please contact: Deborah Blomfield on 2118214, email dblomfield@familyworkssld.nz

Used Cans – Bob Christie Auto painters would love your used, cleaned and de-lidded cans (spaghetti/baked bean size and up). They would appreciate you bringing these into the school office, for collection. Many thanks.

 

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2018/2019 Entertainment Books

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The 2018/2019 Entertainment books have arrived and will be sent out to each family this week. Parents/caregivers have the option of purchasing them for $60 each/or returning them to school. Extra books are available to purchase. Alternatively follow this link to purchase a digital copy online. Payments must be made with a credit card only: www.entbook.co.nz/26009b1.

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