1 November 2019

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Dear Parents

Faith Facts

Week 3: October 29 – 2 November
Pope Francis Pray intention for November. Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
Hands Across the Divide in Londonderry, Northern Ireland


1st All Saints
All Saints’ Day is a holy day in the Catholic Christian calendar set aside to honour all the saints, especially those without their own special feast days. In the West, it is held annually on November 1
2nd All Souls
All Souls’ Day is a holy day in the calendar that falls on November 2. The Catholic church sets aside All Souls’ Day to remember those who have died.

Week 4: November 5 – 9
Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost”. Instil in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!

11th November Sunday Armistice Day

100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of WWI
After four terrible years, the First World War finally came to a close with the signing of an armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers on 11 November 1918. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns famously fell silent. New Zealanders celebrated enthusiastically, despite having recently celebrated the surrenders of the three other Central Powers – Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria-Hungary – and the premature news of an armistice with Germany.

Term 4 Dates
9 November:          Year 5 and 6 Convent Cup
Year 1 – 4 Messy Magic Show
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
27 November:        School Mass
30 November:        Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
5 December:          Big Day Out.
10 December:        Reports come home.
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.
28 January:           Teacher Only Day 2019.
29 January:           First day for all children.

Congratulations to Fabian O’Donnell who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who received certificates.

After School Pickup
What a busy place the carpark is after school.  Please use the “drop off and pick up zone” or come and collect your child from the supervised area, when collecting your children after school.  It is unsafe for them to walk across the carpark by themselves to a waiting car.  Thank you for your support with this.

Outstanding Accounts
At present we have $3570 owing in activity and sports fees. All money owing must be settled by Friday 30th November for audit purposes. Final accounts will be sent out next week. If you are unsure, please phone Christine next week to check what is owing. Our bank details are: 031746 0042033 000

Golf Tournament
The cost for the children who took part in the golf tournament on Tuesday, is $5. This is now due at the office, or alternatively paid online.

School Photos
Please have all orders in to the office by Friday 9th November.

Sacred Heart School Fair
Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11.30 – 2.30.
Please keep a look out for fair information over the next 3 weeks.  We are on the count down and your support is really appreciated.
Last Thursday, each family should have received a Fair newsletter and two posters to hang up in a prominent place.  We are grateful to those people who have done this.  If you did not receive this, please check in the school bags.  If you would like another copy of the poster, just email Mrs Buxton and she will send one home. rbuxton@shsinv.school.nz
Many thanks for all the donations you are sending in.
We have two more major sponsors this week: many thanks to the O’Donnell and Hamilton families.
Now that the stalls are finalised, we are looking for helpers.  You will receive information about the help needed next week.  Please put your hand up to help wherever possible.

Week 4 Baking trays come home on Thursday.

Mystery bottles can still be dropped off.

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.

Baking and Cake Walk donations can be dropped off on Saturday or Sunday.

Final White Elephant items.

Wanted Waffle Maker – Does anyone have a heart shape waffle maker, we could borrow for the school fair please. Enquiries to: arussell@shsinv.school.nz

School Uniform
Thank you for the support you give us in having the children in correct uniform.  It is great to see that all the children are wearing their sunhats when they are outside during the day. Please check that all sunhats are named.
I understand that the weather is still patchy and it can be quite cold in the mornings.  Please encourage your child to wear their jersey and not a thermal with long sleeves under their 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 for $12

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 for $12
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.

Messy Mania Live Theatre
Next Friday, 9 November 2018, we have been offered the opportunity to attend the ‘spectacularly fun show, Messy Magic Adventure, by Rollicking Entertainment at ILT Stadium Southland’. All venue costs have been covered by funders, and transport costs, which has enabled us to offer this incredible show for a simple gold coin koha per student.  For more information about the show, please visit www.thehouseseries.co.nz/messy-magic-adventure

Convent Cup
Next Friday, 9 November 2018, the Year 5 and 6 children will be competing in the Convent Cup at Verdon College, with our other Catholic Schools.  The children will bring home the information about this soon.

Big Day Out
On Wednesday, 5 December 2018, the whole school will be having a day out sponsored by the PTA.  More information concerning this will follow in a future newsletter.

Tour of Southland
Last Friday we were lucky to have Constable Marty come to school with James, who was competing in the Tour of Southland.  James has come to Invercargill all the way from Canada.  Constable Marty taught us some safety messages for our bikes and helmets, which were:

1 – ABC = Check your air in tyres, breaks and chain before you ride your bike.
2 – 241 = 2 fingers between you eyebrows and helmet
                4 fingers to form a V around your ears
                1 finger between your chin and chin straps.
Keep safe on the road and enjoy biking.   By Jack and Lily

Congratulations to Jack Smith won a bronze medal for Kumite ( fighting ) at the Southland /Otago Karate comps last weekend.

Please see the attached brochure advertising the 75th Jubilee of St. Patrick’s School Georgetown, Invercargill.

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