Thursday 31st January 2019

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Dear Parents
Welcome back to Sacred Heart for 2019. Its great to see all the children in their uniforms  ready to start the school year. The weather has certainly played its part, though Thursday afternoon was probably too hot for everyone. A reminder to all children to have their sunhats at school everyday.

On Tuesday we welcomed Felix and Erik Rickertsen, Jack Casey, Madison Harding, Charlotte Hamilton and Emme Sigurdsson. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School. We also celebrated our start of year Mass and presented our Year 6 leaders with their charism certificates.
Newsletters will normally come out fortnightly via our email system Mail Chimp. We encourage parents to sign up for School Stream as this is a faster way of getting school messages via  cell phone. Newsletters can also be viewed on the school website:

Miss Smith & Mr Taula will be sending out sports notices via MailChimp and will require you to fill in details on a Google form. It is important this is done as we are required to complete detailed registration forms for each sport which can be  very time consuming if we don’t have all the required information. The same applies to fees charged.  Once you have registered, the school is charged for your child and we don’t get a refund if they pull out.

Term Events
Waitangi Day – 6/2
Meet the Teacher – Thursday 7/2 – 6-7pm
Dance workshops begin – 18/2
Ash Wednesday Mass – 6/3
Zone 1500m & 7 yrs 60 &100m – Wednesday 9/3 @ 12.30
Zone Athletics – Friday 22/3

Meet the Teacher Night
This will be next Thursday 7th Feb. Each teacher will hold 2 sessions – one from 6-6.15pm and the second from 6.20-6.35pm. Following that there will be a general parent meeting in Room 3, to outline some of this year’s events.

We have started the year with 94 children which is down on previous years. While we advertise in local pre-schools and kindergartens,  parent recommendations count a lot when new parents are looking around schools. We need at least 15-20 new enrolments this year to sustain our teaching numbers. If you know of any prospective enrolments please contact  Mrs Russell or myself.

Faith Facts Term 1 2019
Week  1: 28th – 1st Feb
28th St Thomas Aquinas
31st St John Bosco
2nd Presentation of Jesus

A Student’s Prayer for a New School Year
Lord Jesus,
I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.
Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before me.
Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings. Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.
Give me a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with my studies and courage to accept new opportunities. Help me to be attentive to my teachers and let me experience Your presence in my new friends. Jesus, inspire me to do my best this year!

Week 2: 4th – 8th Feb
5th St Agatha
6th Waitangi Day
6th St Paul Miki and Companions

Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement between the Crown and Māori signed in 1840. It is often referred to as a ‘living document’ and recognises the prior occupation by Māori of Aotearoa New Zealand. It allowed for the peaceful acquisition of land for European settlement and ensured that immigrants could come to live here.
The Treaty allowed the Crown to set up a government and to establish laws, and under the Treaty the Crown was to guarantee and protect Māori tribal authority over their lands, fisheries, forests, villages, taonga (treasures) and culture. The Treaty also extended to Māori the status and rights of British citizens.
New Zealand’s constitution is not found in one document. Instead, it has a number of sources, including crucial pieces of legislation, several legal documents, common law derived from court decisions as well as established constitutional practices known as conventions. Increasingly, New Zealand’s constitution reflects the Treaty of Waitangi as a founding document of government in New Zealand.

Room 1 Class Happenings
Meet the children in Room 1.  We have had a great start to 2019. Here are some facts about us.

My name is Lleyton.
I am 5 years old. My favourite colour is green.
I love to swim.
I can ride on the biscuit by myself.

My name is Jack.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is blue.
I love to jump on my tramp.
I can do flips on the tramp.

My name is Coby.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is blue.
I love to swim.
I can roller-skates.

My name is Eric.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is blue.
I love to take care of Mum.
I can ride my bike without training wheels.

My name is Javier.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is blue.
I love to pat horses.
I can do a wheelie on my bike.

My name is Kellen.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is light blue.
I love to go swimming.
I can ski on the snow.

My name is Erik.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is orange.
I love to climb.
I can be brave on my bike.

My name is DJ.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is red.
I love to play with Mum.
I can ride my bike.

My name is Madison.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is purple.
I love to ride ponies.
I can be brave on a jetboat.

My name is Felix.
I am 5 years old.
My favourite colour is green.
I love to colour in.
I can ice-skate.

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. 
Over six weeks, 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 1 will close on Friday 15th February. A reminder parents can purchase online at:

Free Haircuts – Sunday 10th February at Aurora College, Tramway Road 1 – 4pm.

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