28th March 2019

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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
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!

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


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)
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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