Posts made in October, 2018

18th October 2018

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Dear Parents

Welcome to Coby Wanakore, Kellen Lau and Tyler McLean who joined our school this week. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

Our prayers are with the Tippen family this week.  We were sorry to hear of Roger’s passing on Sunday morning.  Mr Tippen was the Principal of Sacred Heart School before Mr Forde.

Faith Facts – Week 1: October 15 – 19
Welcome back for term four. A term that is full of special Catholic events.

Feast Days
All Saints and All Souls Day
Advent the preparation for Christmas
It is all happening this term.
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Holy Rosary
The Rosary is based on the incidents in the life of Jesus and Mary.
Many are rediscovering the beauty and spiritual benefit of this meditative practice.
The use of beads or knotted ropes to count large numbers of prayers comes from the earliest days of Christianity. However, this way of prayer precedes Christianity. The development of the rosary as we know it today has gone through many stages. Christian Monks used this method to pray the Psalms. Today the rosary consists of in total150 Hail Marys, divided into three sets of 50, which are further divided into five sets of 10 (a decade). Many people pray 1 set.

Feast Days
17th St Ignatius of Antioch
18th St Luke
21st Missions Sunday

Week 2: October 22 – 26
21st was Mission Sunday
Pope Francis Message 2018

Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth. To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives. More than anyone else, young people feel the power of life breaking in upon us and attracting us. To live out joyfully our responsibility for the world is a great challenge. I am well aware of lights and shadows of youth; when I think back to my youth and my family, I remember the strength of my hope for a better future. The fact that we are not in this world by our own choice makes us sense that there is an initiative that precedes us and makes us exist. Each one of us is called to reflect on this fact: “I am a mission on this Earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world” (Evangelii Gaudium, 273).

We proclaim Jesus Christ, transmitting the faith to the ends of the earth, bearing witness to love.

22nd John Paul II Pope from 1978 to 2005.
Pope (Latinpapa from Greekπάππας pappas,[1] “father”), also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus “greatest priest”), is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
22nd Labour day

Term 4 dates:
22 October:  Labour Day
23 October:  School photos
26 October:  Tour of Southland presentation in the hall at 12.00.
1 November: All Saints Day – school Mass
16 November: Year 6 visit to secondary schools.
Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
21 November: TIMMS – more information to follow.
25 November: School Mass – 10.30
School Fair – 11.30 – 2.30
30 November: Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
10 December: Reports come home for Year 3, 4, 5, and 6.
11 December:  Year 6 Day.
12 December:  End of Year Mass and carols – time to be confirmed.
13 December:  Last day of the school year.

Term 4 Already! 
Thank you to those of you who have the children in correct summer uniform.  Please read the information below to check that you have the correct information regarding uniform.  This is especially important as we have school photos on Tuesday morning next week.  As it is the first day of the school week due to Labour Day, your child has brought home a notice as a reminder for you.  I put mine on the fridge!!
A number of children are choosing to wear a vest instead of their school jersey.  They are welcome to wear these as an extra layer, but they are not part of our uniform.

FAIR – Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11.30 – 2.30
Please keep a watch out for fair information over the next 6 weeks.  We are on the count down and your support is really appreciated.
In the last week of Term 3, your child brought home a letter regarding donations for the chocolate wheel and raffles.  Please continue to let us know if you know of businesses who are able to support us.  Below is an outline of the timeline for donation of goods and when they can be dropped off at school.

Week 2 White Elephant stall goods can be dropped off to the hall on Friday mornings.
Week 3 Mystery bottles and Funky hair donations.
Week 4 Baking trays come home on Thursday.

Kitchen items to be brought to school.

Week 5 Grocery item for hamper to be brought to school.

Room 1 bring cans,

Room 2 kitchen/laundry item (tea towels, dish brush, etc),

Room 3 confectionery,

Room 8 packet item (pasta, biscuits etc) Room 8 jars (chutney, jam)

Room 9 Christmas item or bottle (sweet chilli sauce, drink etc)?

Please ensure all items are not passed their expiry date.

Week 6 Chocolate wheel and raffle donation finalised.
Week 7 Baking and Cake Walk donations can be dropped off on Saturday or Sunday.

Final White Elephant items.

School Uniform

Summer Girls (Terms 1 & 4) 
White open necked short sleeved blouse
White socks
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Blue V neck jersey
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office.

Summer Boys (Terms 1 & 4)
Light weight grey shorts
Grey open necked short sleeved shirt
Grey socks
Blue V neck jersey
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office.
Canvas shoes, caps or jandals are not part of our school uniform.

Sports Uniform  purchase from school office.
Sacred Heart maroon polo shirt.
Sacred Heart hoodie (optional) or Blue V neck jersey.
Navy blue shorts (plain with no branding).
Navy trackpants with Sacred Heart on the leg.
Sports shoes and socks.

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  or an email to the class teacher.
Information regarding the purchasing of uniforms (including sports uniforms) is available at the school office.

Charism Awards, Certificates and New Pupils
Congratulations to Sophie Baron who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who received certificates.

Activity and Sports Fees
If you haven’t already paid your child’s activity or sports fee, please do so, as these are well and truly due.
Miniball is $50 each and Touch is $20 each.
If you are unsure what is owing, please phone Christine to enquire.

School Photos
School Photos will be taken Tuesday 23rd October. Please email Christine at: if you require a family photo. Mr Horrell will be at school, set up for families wanting to bring pre schoolers in between 8.30-9.00am.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 7 closes on Friday 26th October.

Room 2 Class Happenings
On Sunday the 25 November 2018, Sacred Heart School is having a school fair.  Room 2 are getting really excited about the fair.  Below are some of the reasons they think people should come.

You really need to come to our fair because:
We want to make some money to build a bigger slide.  Mitchell J
We need a new sandpit.  Pippa Hamilton
We need a new playground.  Duma
It will be so much fun playing on the games.  Eli
It would be so much fun to have a bigger flying fox. Daisy
So we can have some new cool swings.  Lucy
So we can have new monkey bars that the smaller children can get on. Brooke
It would be awesome riding the horses.  Charlotte
We could have a bouncy castle.  Samson
We need a new tree hut.  Mitchell W
Please come to the fair with your Mum.  Silvia
So we could have a new maze. Megan
So we can get a trampoline.  Pippa Hickey
It will be cool going on the jeeps.  Jamie
So we can have a wee trampoline park.  Christian
It will be fun.  Noah
So you can buy some things while your kids play.  Rhea

Its hard to argue with these great suggestions!!!








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