12 May 2016

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Dear Parents


A big thank you to the PTA and all the families for contributing to the Mothers’ Day gift last week. Once again this was very successful.


This week we welcome James Hillman and his family to Sacred Heart School.

We hope they enjoy their time with us.


Catholic Schools Day Monday 16 May

To celebrate Catholic Schools Day on Monday, we intend to walk down to Anderson’s Park at 11am for a picnic lunch and a play. Children are to:

.   Wear their sports uniforms (and hat)

.   Bring a rain coat

.   Bring a packed lunch (the PTA will supply bottled water for each child)

No heat ups or Pita Pit on this day.

We do require parents to come with us. If you are able to come, please fill in the slip below and return to school tomorrow or ring/2157317 / email: principal@shsinv.school.nz


Sunday School Mass / Fr. Tony

Fr. Tony will be away for 8 weeks from 29th May on a hospital ship travelling around the Pacific. We look forward to hearing about this upon his return.

Due to this we will have our Sunday Mass next Sunday 22nd May.

Please support us by bringing your children to Mass on this day.


BOT Elections

A reminder that nominations close next Friday 20th May at 12pm.

If you need any information about being on the Board, please see Mr Forde.


PTA Fair Committee

This year we will hold our biennial school fair.  A possible date is 6 or 13 November.

As in previous years the fair committee is made up of parents from each classroom. Please look out for upcoming notices regarding this. The success of our fair has been based on input from many parents. We look forward to your continued support again this year.


Entertainment Books – Returned or paid for by this Monday

All unwanted books must be returned to school by this Monday or payment of $60 made.

Anzac Service

Eight Year 6 students enjoyed the opportunity to attend a special ANZAC service last Friday that was hosted by St Teresa’s in Bluff. Later they joined in singing with Fr Chris Skinner in a concert with other representatives from Catholic schools from around Southland. Thank you Mr Pankhurst, (Dylan and Alex’s grandfather), for helping to transport students  to this event.





Anderson’s Park – Monday 16th May @ 11am


Yes I would love to accompany the children to the park.


Name:   …………………………………………………






Caritas Challenge May 16


This is an event for schools around New Zealand to build solidarity with those living in poverty or injustice. Sacred Heart children will be taking part in the challenge during the afternoon at school. Children are asked to wear sports uniform please. Each child is aslo asked to bring a gold coin to participate in the challenge and this will later be donated to Caritas in helping people in Cambodia.

The four challenges will include activities where children will get a

glimpse of what children in poverty experience each day.

  1. Sweat it- Child workers who work for little pay in appalling conditions.
  2. Move it- highlights the long distances people need to travel  for food and water.
  3. Live it –experience what it might be like to be homeless or live in a slum.
  4. Stop it- working together to protect the environment and conserve electricity, water and food.


Thank you to the children who gave a gold coin today

$122 will be donated to Caritas.


Altar Servers

Saturday 14 May 7.00 pm:           Jack Smith & Jack Harding

Sunday 15 May 10.30am:            Kate Russell & Charlie Baynes

Children’s Liturgy:                       Maria Baynes


Sports Results

Netball season kicked off on Tuesday, with both teams earning a win.

Apples vs Otatara 19 – 1. Player Of the Day was Ruby Duffy.

Melons vs St Theresa’s Green 12 – 2. Player Of the Day Abby Johnstone.

A great start.


Lost Jersey with the name JONES on tag. Please check your child has the correct one.


Pita Pit

Lunches are now to be ordered online at www.lunchonline.co.nz  log on, order your child’s lunch, pay by visa or debit card (which you can load e.g. $50 onto your account). They will print out the orders, make them and deliver them back to school. Orders can be made a week in advance and will close 9am, the morning of delivery. To sign up go to: www.lunchonline.co.nz


The Southern Institute of Technology Bachelor of Contemporary Music students will be hosting a free one hour concert for primary school children and their parents/families on Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm at Centre Stage.


2016 Sharks Home Games – Kids Dress Up Competition

Twelve winners will be picked out of the crowd on Sunday 22nd May at the Sharks vs Wellington Saints game. Be innovative and have fun getting dressed up in your favourite orange or sharks costume. The twelve lucky winners get to attend a sharks training!!!


Kid’s Guitar Lessons (6 yrs onwards)

Limited spots available for Term 2. Contact invercargillmusic@gmail.com for more info.





Class Happenings Room 8


Some Published Writing


Room 8 and 9


Swapping classes has been fun. It’s like we have two separate classes. It can be annoying because last term the class was always noisy but now everyone works as if they were in the library and it’s quiet in the class. It was like a whole herd of elephants were in the class but now it is eerily quiet except for keyboards. Overall it is a great idea because we get to see and work with 50 kids instead of the same 20 everyday.   By Jacob B Year 4



Holiday Recount


In the holidays, we took the ferry to Palmerston North.

At Palmerston North, we drove to Flip City. Flip city is a place

where people bounce around on trampolines. There is a pit that you can jump into by using trampolines. There are also two basketball hoops that are as tall as trees. The other part is where you bounce like a rabbit from trampoline to trampoline. A few days earlier, we drove to my grandpa’s house for a wedding for Auntie Christie. But we weren’t allowed to go to the reception☹️.  At the mall, I got a

mining Steve. He was able to make his arm go up and down like he was breaking something by pressing a button on his back.
By Fabian O Year 4



Dear Mum


Thank’s for being such a great mum.

Thank you for doing lots of things for me.

I really appreciate everything you have done for me.

Thank you for being kind and caring to me.

Thanks for letting me have friends over to play.

You are as busy as a bee I appreciate all the stuff

you have bought for me.

I love you to the moon and back 1000 times.

I would never trade you not even for $10000.

Thank you for everything you have done for me.

Lots of love.      By Tim Year 5










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