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31 October 2019

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31 October 2019
Dear Parents

Faith Facts
Week 3: October 28th Labour Day -1st November
28th St Simon and St Jude Apostles
1st November All Saints Day
2nd November All Souls Day

Labour day recognises the fight and success of an 8-hour working day. We pray for all those forced to work more that an 8-hour day.
From the beginning Labour Day parades were often used to draw attention to other political or economic issues – in this case urging the government to complete a controversial regional transport project. Work on the Otago Central Railway had begun in 1879, but progress was slow. The line would not reach Cromwell until 1921.

All Saints and All Souls
This week we celebrate two significant days in the Church’s Liturgical Year. The Feast of All Saints is celebrated on 1st November to honour all the saints known and unknown.  This is followed on the 2nd November by the Feast of All Souls.  On this special day in the Liturgical Year we pray for those who have died, that they ‘may rest in peace’.  Perhaps you might like to visit your Parish church with your family members, light a candle and spend some time in prayer.   Or take time out at home and have a special prayer time to remember those in your family who have died.

Week 4: November 4th – 8th
Pope Francis Prayer That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
ON OCTOBER 28, 1965 declared 
In our time, when day by day humankind is being drawn closer together, and the ties between different peoples are becoming stronger, the Church examines more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions. In her task of promoting unity and love among people, indeed among nations, she considers above all in this declaration what people have in common and what draws them to fellowship.


One is the community of all peoples, one their origin, for God made the whole human race to live over the face of the earth.  

Welcome to Cooper and Bella Braithwaite who joined the children in Rooms 8 & 9 last week.  We hope they, along with their family, enjoy their time at Sacred Heart.

Congratulations to Mitchell Johnston and Holly Robertson, our Charism winners for Weeks 2 & 3, and all the children who received certificates.

Share the Road 

School Photos
School photos were handed out to the children today. Parents have till Friday 8th November to return their order to the school office.

Attendance Dues
This week we received a list of parents/caregivers who are in arrears with their child’s Attendance Dues. We were alarmed to discover 32% of our families are behind, or not even attempting to make these payments. Our school alone has $20,869 in outstanding accounts. These fees were a condition of attending a Catholic school. We urge you all to contact the Catholic Education Office in Dunedin (03) 4741994 / to arrange setting up a direct credit. If you are not sure of your balance, please phone Christine.

Sports Fees
All Touch, Futsal and Cricket accounts were sent home last week. Can we have these all settled please by the 20th of next month. To date we have $1845 owing in activity fees/sports fees, so your prompt attention would be appreciated. 

PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale – Friday 1st November 2.30 in the foyer.

Teens of Mental Illness – With each new generation come new challenges or different versions of the same struggles that have affected teens for decades. Bullying, peer pressure, body shaming, negative self-perception — the list of teen issues goes on and on. Below is an informational page of parents and their teens that speaks on these issues and ways to cope. Please feel free to take a look:

Community Notices
The annual Calvary Fair will be held on tomorrow, Friday 1 November in the David Harrington Lounge (Hospital Lounge) at Calvary Hospital. The fair will be from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.  There will be a chocolate wheel, raffles, white elephant stall, crafts, baking, and whitebait patties.



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17th October 2019

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Dear Parents
Welcome back to Term 4, I hope the fine weather that we have had this week continues a bit longer. Below is a list of some of the term events:

    • School Mass                                       29/10
    • Share the Road                                  30/10
    • All Saints Day Mass                          1/11
    • Boat Safety                                         12/11
    • School Mass                                       19/11
    • Swimming                                          22/11 – 6/12
    • Convent Cup                                      29/11
    • Mission Day Fair                               5/12
    • Year 6 Day                                         10/12
    • End of Year Mass                              11/12
    • End of Term                                       12/12

Faith Facts
Week 1: October 14th – 18th
15th St Teresa of Jesus (Avila)
16th St Hedwig
16th St Margaret Mary Alacoque
17th St Ignatius of Antioch
St Luke
Pope Francis Prayer That the breath of the Holy Spirit engenders a new missionary “spring” in the church.
October’s Missionary Month: Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.

World Mission Sunday October 20th
All Catholics are asked to participate in the mission of the Church, called to share their faith as missionaries. World Mission Sunday gathers support for programmes and needs of more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and remote regions of Latin America. The funds gathered on World Mission Sunday are distributed in the pope’s name.

Week 2: October 21st – 25th
22nd St John Paul II
23rd St John Capistrano
This week is only the 5th year that we have celebrated the feast day of St John Paul the second.
Here are some of his inspirational quotes from the great man.

The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.

A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 7 will close on Friday 25th October. 

Welcome to Zion Unuka who joined the children in Room 1 on Monday. We hope he enjoys his time at Sacred Heart School.

Congratulations to Dean Lindsay who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who received certificates.

Class Happenings – Holiday Stories – By Room 1
In Room 1 we shared about our holidays and then using our senses we picked the parts we liked the most.  We hope you enjoy our stories.

In the holidays…
I could see my sister.
I could smell pizza.
I could hear my Mum talking.
I could taste peanuts I had for a snack.
I loved having pizza with my family.
By Jack

In the holidays…
I could see an ice-cream.
I could smell my tea cooking.
I could hear Daddy snoring.
I could taste the pizza I shared with my cousins.
I loved going to the pool the most.
By Orla

In the holidays…
I could see my baby brother, Nico.
I could smell the potatoes cooking.
I could hear my Dad snoring.
I could taste the coco pops.
I loved going to the swimming pool the most.
By Zion

In the holidays…
I could see a cake.
I could smell some yummy ice-cream.
I could hear my baby brother whine.
I could taste my delicious dinner.
I loved going to the park with my cousin the most.
By Zoey

In the holidays…
I could see some ice-cream.
I could smell good yummy stuff.
I could hear some ducks quacking.
I could taste salmon.
I loved swimming at the swimming pool with my family.
By Felix

In the holidays…
I could see my cake, it looked yummy.
I could smell the sweets.
I could hear a bird.
I could taste the marshmallows.
I loved swimming pool with Dad and Mum.
By Erik

In the holidays…
I could see a nursery web spider.
I could smell the gross cave.
I could hear birds chirping.
I could taste crumpets.
I loved going in the cave with Ellie.
By Willa

In the holidays…
I could see the slide at the park.
I could smell my cat and it made me sneeze.
I could hear the birds trying to get out of the egg.
I could taste the chocolate.
I loved seeing all the ducks.
By Luke

In the holidays…
I could see the hydroslide.
I could smell the pool water.
I could hear people talking.
I could taste the pizza.
I loved making the puzzle with Madi.
By Sam

In the holidays…
I could see the baby called Charlotte.
I could smell a pie.
I could hear the thunder.
I could taste the chicken pizza.
I loved going to the train show the most.
By Jacob

In the holidays…
I could see a new toy.
I could smell sweet strawberries.
I could hear thunder.
I could taste candy.
I loved going to park with Mummy and Daddy.
By Lara

In the holidays…
I could see the playground.
I could smell an ice-cream.
I could hear my dog barking.
I could taste the yummy muffins.
I loved having Mum’s brother over to stay.
By Patrick

In the holidays…
I could see my toys.
I could smell the ice-cream.
I could hear my brother’s playing.
I could taste the scrumptious nachos.
I loved staying with my family.
By Marley

In the holidays…
I could see a monster truck toy.
I could smell a fluffy.
I could hear my Mum’s car starting.
I could taste treats, yummy lollies.
I loved going to the café the most.
By Nathan

In the holidays…
I could see a boxy girl doll.
I could smell the pool.
I could hear cars driving on the road.
I could taste a taco, I had it for 6 nights.
I loved playing with my boxy girl the most.
By Madison

In the holidays…
I could see the swimming pool.
I could smell a pie.
I could hear all the people in the swimming pool.
I could taste the yummy pie, I had it for lunch. 
I loved having chicken nuggets and chips at the Olive tree the most.                
By Lotte

Community Notices

Out of School Music – We are running our final Music Awareness class for the term. This is a great beginner class which teaches rhythm, beat, loud & soft notes etc. Students 5-6 years old; $25/6 weeks. Classes are Saturday Morn 9.30-10.30, starting Oct 19th Girl’s High.Contact: Deborah 216-5137,  email: or Facebook message: Out of School Music.


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