Posts made in March, 2019

28th March 2019

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28/03/2019

Dear Parents

Faith Facts 

WEEK 9 25th – 29th March, 3rd Week of Lent
25th The Annunciation of Jesus
The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the angel Gabriel’s appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38), his announcement that the Blessed Virgin had been chosen to be the Mother of Our Lord, and Mary’s fiat or her willingness to accept God’s plan.

WEEK 10 1st – 5th April, 4th Week of Lent
THE POPE’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR APRIL
For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
ANZAC day will be here soon so it is a good time to think and pray for all those in the past and present who work in the world war zones.
Loving God bless those whom you have called to work in the most dangerous parts of the world. Help them to bring healing, and to the prevention of disease, pain and violence. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit, that by their work the health and care of the community may be promoted, and your creation glorified; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS – Parents – Check that the office has your current contact details.

Congratulations to our Week 8 & 9 Charism winners –  Molly Duffy and Liam Sommerfeldt.  And to all the children who got certificates.

       
     

Class Happenings – Room 9
In STEM we have been looking at designing and building our models with limited materials. Our first objective was to design and build something that could hold a Maths Textbook 20cm off the ground, then see how many Textbooks our model could hold at once. Many of our models were different and able to hold at least 10 books. The winning group had a whopping 53 books stacked on top of their model!! Which would have been easily over 15kgs. Easy to do, packed with a lot of fun!

Materials:
2x A3 pieces of card paper
Strips of Cello tape
Glue stick
Ruler

            

In Writing we have been learning about descriptive language and adding detail by using adjectives, similes and metaphors. Here are some of our ‘What am I’ (Food) writing which gives clues about what we are trying to describe.

What am I …

I am as sweet as a lemon
I am as orange as an orange
I am as soft as a pillow
I have a big nut inside me
I stay in the fridge
People sell me for money
They are part of the rose family
They have been around for over 4000 years
What am I?  By Molly Duffy

What am I?
I am red and juicy on the inside
I have little seeds inside of me
I have green skin
I come in a big oval shape
Lots of people Like me
What am I?  By Kate Oosterbroek

Southland Athletics
Good luck to Lucas Allison, Leo Aitken, Leo Ganaha, Kyan Thomas and Pippa & Jacob Humm who will represent the school at the Southland Athletics on Saturday.
Lockdown Procedures
We have had a number of queries about our Lockdown procedures in light of events in Christchurch. We discussed this at the last Board meeting and while we have procedures in place are awaiting up to date templates to review it. We will be practising this before the end of term. If you have children stressing over the Christchurch attack, please let me know as I have contact resources that can help.
Uniform Sale
Are you looking for winter uniform items or have clothing your family is finished with? On Friday, 5 April 2019, we will have a second hand uniform sale. If you have any uniform items you would like to donate, please drop off at the office before this date. We will accept donation of uniforms up till Friday morning.  The sale of uniforms will take place from 2 pm in the afternoon. 
Listed is the winter uniform the children will change to next term.

Winter Girls            (Terms 2 & 3)
Pinafore                                                                     
White long sleeved button to neck blouse
Blue V neck jersey
Navy blue or white socks
Navy blue tights
White skivvy
Tan, brown, navy or black shoes

Winter Boys             (Terms 2 & 3)
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

Sports Uniform   
Sacred Heart Maroon polo shirt
Sacred Heart Hoodie
Plain Navy blue shorts
Plain Navy trackpants
Sports shoes and socks

Southland Sled Dog Association Annual Have a Go Day. When: 10am to 2pm Saturday 30th March. Where: Gala Street Reserve. Our Have a Go Day is an opportunity for people and families to try out their dog in harness, view demonstrations of a variety of sled dog sport and see what our club is all about. There will be plenty of dogs to meet and club members to chat to about all things Sled Dog Sport!

Junior Athletics
Thanks to the parents who were able to join us yesterday for the junior athletics. We were pleased to host Waikiwi Kindy and its good to see the parents races were hotly contested.

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Wanaka Trail Ride – 30th March 2019
The Wanaka Trail Ride is now in its fifth year, and is a fundraising event for Wanaka Primary School, Montessori Children’s House Wanaka, Tarras Primary and the local RSA. It is a great day out, and has all-abilities tracks set amongst the stunning scenery of Deep Gully, Long Gully and Lindis Peak stations, including a pee-wee track for the little ones. This year’s ride has the brand-new trails, the same entry prices as last year, AND a back-up day (Sunday 31st March). If you pre-register you get the added bonus of a cheaper entry fee, plus you can pick up your pack the day before, so no queues on the day! The trail ride is on Saturday 30th March and you can find registration details on their website www.wanakatrailride.org.

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14th March 2019

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14th March 2019

Dear Parents
Welcome to Hamish, Reuben and Nina McIntyre, Natasha and Charlotte Pickett and Lotte Cowan who joined the children at Sacred Heart School in the last fortnight. We hope they all enjoy their time with us.

Faith Facts – WEEK 7  11th – 15th March  1st Week of Lent

40 Days of Lent – Significance of 40 In Bible! Number 40 is mentioned around 146 times in the Holy Bible, it usually is a time of testing, trials, and repentance. We also fast for 40 days during Lent.
40 days and 40 nights of Great Flood
Moses is Prince of Egypt for 40 years
Israelites wander in forest for 40years
Jonah warns people of Nineveh to Repent or be destroyed in 40 Days
Jesus fasts for 40 days

WEEK 8   18th – 22nd March and 2nd Week of Lent
18th St Patrick’s Day
19th St Joseph
St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles, and, in his writing, he wrote of his love of God. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died March 17, 461. He died at Saul, where he had built the first church
Why a shamrock? Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity and has been associated with him and the Irish since that time.


St Joseph. Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture. Despite his humble work and means, Josephcame from a royal lineage. Indeed the angel who first tells Joseph about Jesus greets him as “son of David,” a royal title used also for Jesus. We celebrate two feast days for Joseph: March 19 for Joseph the Husband of Mary and May 1 for Joseph the Worker.

Congratulations to our Week 6 & 7 charism winners – Jacob Humm and Jesse Van Beek! And also to all the children who got certificates.

   

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BOT Elections  – 7th June
Please contact me if you are interested in standing for the Board of Trustees.

PTA AGM – 18/3 @ 6pm
This will be held in the school staffroom at 6pm on Monday 18th March prior to the Board meeting. All welcome, apologies to office@shsinv.school.nz

School Fair
Now that the financials have been completed, we are pleased to let you know that we made just over $11,000 at our fair last year.  These funds will contribute to the upgrade of our school playground once the building work is complete.  Again we thank everybody who helped in so many ways.  Your support is what made it such a great community success. 

Zone Athletics – 22/3
These will be held for 8-10 year old children next Friday ay Surrey park. There will be a notice coming home next week.
On Monday we host the zone schools for the 1500m and 7 year old 60 & 100 m finals. Parents of the 7 year olds will be emailed tomorrow.

Junior Sports Day – Thursday 28th March
Junior Sports Day will be held on Thursday 28th March, commencing at 1.15pm on the back field. Children will need to be in their sports uniform.                                                  There will be a parents running race at the end of the day so bring your running shoes!

Uniform Sale
Are you looking for winter uniform items or have clothing your family is finished with?  Friday, 5 April 2019, we will have a second hand uniform sale. If you have any uniform (to be in re-saleable/good second hand condition), you would like to donate, please drop off at the office before this date. We will give more information closer to the time, regarding the time of sale.             
Listed is the winter uniform the children will change to next term.

Winter Girls            (Terms 2 & 3)
Pinafore                                                                     
White long sleeved button to neck blouse
Blue V neck jersey
Navy blue or white socks
Navy blue tights
White skivvy
Tan, brown, navy or black shoes

Winter Boys             (Terms 2 & 3)
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

Sports Uniform   
Sacred Heart Maroon polo shirt
Sacred Heart Hoodie
Plain Navy blue shorts
Plain Navy trackpants
Sports shoes and socks

For Sale:  New Boys Winter Shorts – Size 4, 6, 8 $20 each. Lovely winter weight pull up boys shorts. No zip or buckle. Available at the office.

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.

Roald Dahl Books  “McDonald’s is now handing out Roald Dahl’s entire collection with its Happy Meals.  The fast food chain will be dishing out 800,000 copies of the books with every kids meal purchased in New Zealand to encourage its young diners to read more.“The Happy Meal Readers programme is all about helping parents to get their children to enjoy reading,”  said the director of marketing at McDonald’s New Zealand, Jo Mitchell. Kiwis will be able to collect some of the author’s most popular titles one cheeseburger – or wrap – at a time.”

If you do not need these books we would love to collect them at school for novel sets. 

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 2 will close on Friday 22nd March. A reminder parents can purchase online at: scholastic.co.nz

The 2019/2020 Entertainment Book will be available next term. Get in early and pre-order your book @ https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/2600961 

Room 8 Class Happenings
In Art we have been working on self-portraits which we then went over in vivid and dyed.  We thought about the things we saw on our holiday and recorded these events on over-sized glasses.  Don’t we look great! Pop in and see the rest if you’d like to.

In Writing we have been thinking about colours and writing descriptive poems about them.

Green
Green is like a big green apple.
The green grass is swishing in the wind.
Green is like a cool green car.
I like the green Fruit Burst, they are yummy.
Green is like a yummy lolly.
The green race car zooms past.
By Maddie and Jacob

The cool black
My bird is black and some are not.
A black motorbike is zooming on the road.
My truck is a pretty black.
The black dress is getting washed in a black washer.
My room is black.
A bird is black.
BY CHARLOTTE H AND TAYA

The pink monster
Pink is a nice yummy marshmallow.
Pink flowers moving in the wind.
Pink clothes getting washed in the pink washing machine.
Pink is a friend.
Pink marshmallows hopping in the fire.
Pink is my favourite colour
pink is a nice boat.
By Ella, Morgan, Catlin and Lucy.

Marist Rugby Club – Any new or intending rugby players in 2019 are invited to a weigh-in/registration at our Miller Street clubrooms on: Sunday 24 March 10:30 am-noon and Tuesday 26 March 4.30-5.30 pm. Subs $40 player/ $60 family.

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