4th June 2020

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4th June 2020
Dear Parents
Thank you for your continued support regarding drop off and pick ups at school and only coming in when necessary. Aside from the pandemic requirements, for some of our children this has been an opportunity to exercise some independence in being able to carry their own bags in and get themselves organised in the mornings. It may not seen much but it does give them a lift in self esteem.

Just a reminder to please exercise caution when exiting the car park especially after school. Where possible please turn left onto North Road, it is easier to travel 200m and turn north again rather than holding up traffic when trying to cross 4 lanes.

We are slowly getting back to some degree of normality at school and have planned some events for the remainder of the term:

  • Book week – 15-18th June
  • Teachers Only Day – 19th June
  • Sacred Heart Day – 22nd June
  • Matariki celebration – 22-25th June
  • School Interviews – 29-30th June (online link will be emailed
  • School Cross Country – 2nd July
  • End of Term 2 – 3rd July
  • Start of Term 3 – 20th July

Faith Facts
Week 8   1st – 5th June (Green)
31st May Pentecost
1st Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
5th St Boniface
5th World Environment Day
 Pentecost is a holy day that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. Some churches consider it the birthday of the Christian church and celebrate it.
Before Jesus was crucified, he told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would come after him. And 40 days after Jesus was resurrected that promise came true when Peter and the early Church were in Jerusalem for Pentecost. The Holy Spirit descended upon them. The beginning or birth of the church.

World Environment Day Prayer
God of the sun and moon, of the mountains, deserts and plains, God of the mighty oceans, of rivers, lakes and streams, God of all creatures that live and move on this sacred Earth, we are formed by Christ into your people called to bring the world into your marvellous light. May we know our ecological vocation so that we will care for this earth which you have created. We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Week 9 8th – 12th June (Green)
7th Trinity Sunday
11th St Barnabas, apostle    
Many symbols try to explain and represent the Trinity. This is the Triquetra an early Trinitarian design found especially in Great Britain. For Catholic its three equal arcs represent equality, its continuous line expresses eternity, and the interweaving represents indivisibility.


St Patrick (c.432AD – c.493AD), in Ireland used the shamrock to describe the Trinity. The shamrock leaf is one leaf that has three leaflets of equal parts. Each leaflet represents a person of the Trinity, Father, Son, or Spirit, while the whole leaf represents the oneness of God as Trinity.

PTA Meeting – this Monday, 8th June 7pm in the staffroom. All parents are most welcome to attend, we would love to see you. 

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 3 will close on Friday 12th June.

Entertainment Book
Exciting times ahead for the Entertainment membership for 2020/2021.  This launches very soon, with the 2019/2020 membership now expired.     No more books, everything is online, with a great new APP, which can be shared on 4 devices. Heaps of discounts at local restaurants, cafes and attractions. With 2 extra months on your membership, a bonus Countdown gift card, and the chance to win one of five $1000 JB Hi Fi vouchers, now is a great time to buy. Check out the link with 3 great offers available, e.g. a multi city membership, which means all cities in NZ are included, plus Australia and also Bali: https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/26009b1

Grasmere Kindy would like to advise they have full days available now for children aged 2 to 5 years. Enquiries can be directed to 2159292. 

Welcome to Croft Lindsay who joined the children in Room 1 last week.    We hope Croft and his family enjoy their time at Sacred Heart.

Congratulations to Taya Ross who won the Charism Award last week and to Jordis Murray who won it this morning. Also to all the children who received certificates.

Congratulations to Mr Forde who celebrated 25 years being principal at Sacred Heart School, during lockdown. A great achievement. 

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