23rd July 2020

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23 July 2020
Dear Parents 
Welcome back to Term 3 at Sacred Heart School. After the upheaval in the first half of the year we are hoping for a more settled Term 3&4. Some of the term events are listed below. 
Thanks very much to Derrill Kaa for putting up the new basketball backboards.
Dates to Remember

  • 27th July PTA Meeting at school, 6.30pm
  • 31st July Mufti Day – Fundraiser ‘Buy A Brick’ – wear red, white or black. It is for the new Charity Hospital.
  • 57th August Life Education Van
  • 10 – 14th August Maths Week
  • 17th August – Assumption Mass – St Theresas’
  • 27th August Disco
  • 10th September Mercy Day
  • 11th September – Teachers Only Day – School closed
  • 16-18th September – Year 6 Camp 
  • 25th September Last day of Term 3    

We welcome Rykynn Robinson to Sacred Heart. Rykynn joined the children in Room Aroha on Monday. We hope Rykynn and her family enjoy their time here. 

Our prayers are with the Homer family this week, who have had a long association with our school and parish. 

Congratulations to Molly Duffy who was selected for the Southland U13 Basketball team. Very well done.

Faith Facts
Week 1 20th – 24th July
22nd Mary Magdalene Feast Day
25th St James the Apostle
27th Caring Sunday
Catholics around the country next weekend will be focussing on the ‘caring’ ministries within the Church which care for people in a wide variety of ways.

The reason to celebrate Caring Sunday is threefold – acknowledging these caring ministries, showing support through special donations and in prayer. Together they raise awareness of how people can contribute and put care into action in the future. It allows for a special focus to be made for the many caring ministries and the people involved that often operate behind the scenes.

Week 2 – 27th – 31st July
29th St Martha
31st St Ignatius
What a week in History
28th 1893 Petition of 25,000 (total pop 100,000) was presented to parliament to ask for the right of women to vote.
30th Carless days introduced to save fuel.

Charism Award – Congratulations to Brooke Casey who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who got certificates. 

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 5 closes Friday 31st July.

PTA Meeting – The next PTA meeting will be held this Monday 27th July, 6.30pm at school. All parents are most welcome to attend this meeting. 

Office Max Uniform – Please note Office Max now stock: white shirts, grey shirts and grey shorts, at very competitive prices. Pop into their store in Yarrow Street, to check these out. 

Entertainment Digital Memberships are convenient, easy to use and packed full of valuable 2 for 1 and up to 50% off offers for you to use over 12 months from activation. Enjoy offers from your local hospitality favourites and much, much more. 20% of the sale price goes back to the school, so purchase online today @ https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/26009b1

Cross Country Results
5 Years
Girls = 1st Rosa Cowan, 2nd Zoey McElwain, 3rd Ravesha Mendis
Boys = 1st Maddon Barbour, 2nd Oliver Duggan, 3rd Austin Cooper
6 Years
Girls = 1st Lotte Cowan, 2nd Marley Allison, 3rd Alesha Banger
Boys = 1st Kellen Lau, 2nd Leighton Hamilton, 3rd Nathan Frampton
7 Years
Girls = 1st Emme Siggardson, 2nd Rose Umu-Sinel, 3rd Nina McIntyre
Boys = 1st Noah Duggan, 2nd Cameron Smith, 3rd Dean Lindsay
8 Years 
Girls = 1st Daisy Duffy, 2nd Tayla Nel, 3rd Megan Sommerfeldt
Boys = 1st Sean Hartstonge, 2nd Jamie Russell, 3rd Mason Allison
9 Years
Girls = 1st Lucy Cook, 2nd Nadia Hutton, 3rd Bella Braithwaite
Boys = 1st Jacob Humm, 2nd Kyan Thomas, 3rd James Hillman
10 Years 
Girls = 1st Molly Duffy, 2nd Zoe Williams, 3rd Charlotte Hamilton
Boys = 1st Lucas Allison, 2nd Leo Aitken, 3rd Case Jordan
11 Years
Girls = 1st Isla Baron, 2nd Luca Ross, 3rd Holly Robertson
Boys = 1st Blake Mouat, 2nd Mitchell Armishaw

Class Happenings Aroha
I went to the pool and went swimming.
I went to the shops and got a treat.
I went to the park to find some rocks.
By Croft

I went to the park and fed the ducks.
I went to the swimming pool with Dad and Lotte.
I went to Queenstown.
By Rosa

I went to the pond, it was icey.
Here is Tia. She is eating lots of food.
We went on a boat, it went really fast.
By Reuben

I went to McDonalds with Aunty Diane and Skylar.
I went to Aunty Da’s and played with Ruby.
I went to the park and I went on the swing.
By Hailey

I went to the swimming pool with my Mum and Dad.
I helped to look after my baby cousin, Zion.
I got a new puppy called Zeus.
By Nevaeh

I went to the park.
I went to see the Matariki stars at the park.
I went to Gem’s and Grandad’s.
By Austin

I am at home and I am sleeping.
I went in a trap and my Mum saved me.
I am at another place, it is my new home.
By Tysyn

I was at home and I watched TV.
I went to the swimming pool for lessons.
I went to the shops.
By Raveesha

I went to McDonalds and played don the new playground.
I went to bowing.  I hit the pins with the ball.
I played with Olly.  We payed cars.
By Oliver

I went to the muffin shop and had an ice-cream muffin.
I played up in the attic.
I went on a boat with my Mum.
By Rykynn

I saw the Matariki stars at Queens park.
I went to Burger King for lunch.
I went to my Nan’s to clean up.
By Maddon

I went to play in a tent with my friend and 2 kittens.
I went to the church with my friend.
I went to the playground at the back of my house.
By Elizabeth

Community Notices

Rugby Southland are currently investigating the possibility of offering a modified form of rugby for children with disabilities. To ensure that what we develop is going to meet the needs of the children and families we need to understand a little more.  We would like to hear about the challenges, barriers, and enablers that children with a disability and their parents face when participating in physical activity. 
Here is a link to a survey that we would really appreciate you sharing with your families and also completing yourself if you are directly involved with children with disabilities.  Any feedback and insight you are able to provide would be amazing and would support the design of this programme to ensure it is relevant and appropriate for Southland children.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/disability_rugby_opportunities
The survey will be available to complete until Friday 7th August 2020. If you have any questions about the survey or this opportunity, please feel free to contact Peter & Georgia from Rugby Southland or myself.  We are happy to have a discussion with you about this or support the distribution of the survey however we can.  The more families we can gain insights from the better the design of the programme will be. We appreciate your time and consultation on this project and look forward to progressing with it. 
Regards – Michelle, Peter & Georgia

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