2 December

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Dear Parents

We look forward to this fine weather continuing for Jump Rope and our Mission Fair tomorrow. A reminder the Mission Fair will run from 1.30 – 2.30 pm. There will be a variety of things for sale and the children are asked to bring 20, 50c, $1 & $2 coins as this will be the cost of most things.

The Southland Times ran an article about the ‘Garden in Schools Programme’ sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club. Future school gardens will be funded by a garden tour they are running this Sunday 3rd from 1 – 4 pm. $10 a ticket, available from Professionals Real Estate, Design Base, Tile Centre, Ivan Bulling & Kepler Group.

Well done to the Seals Flipperball team who won their final in a sudden death play-off against St. Johns last Friday. Congratulations to Delwyn Hosie & Wendy Flawn for their great support.

Good Luck to: Abby Humm, Bree Chilton, Khyla Matiu-Watson, Emma Harrington, Georgia Newell and Isabella Wild for the Year 5/6 Basketball Grand Final on this Tuesday 6th December.

Welcome to Jordis Belesky who started in Room 1 last Friday.

Our prayers are with the Winter family.

BOT Meeting Monday 5th Dec 7.30 pm.

School Jubilee Meeting Tuesday 6th Dec, 7.30 pm in the Library – all welcome.

School Bus Services – Last Day Thursday 8th December

All bus services will finish next Thurs 8th December. Parents will be required to arrange alternative travel for their children.

End of Year Mass

The End of Year Mass will be held on Tuesday 13th December at 1.30pm.

The reason for the change from an evening Mass relates to seating capacity in the church.

An afternoon Mass means we can give proper reverence to the Mass, as well as fare- welling our Year 6 pupils.

Parents, especially those of Year 6 pupils, are welcome, but if you can’t make the Mass, you will have had the opportunity to attend the leavers function the night before.

School books School books School books School books School books

We need all books (reading and library) returned to school now so they can be sorted before making up holiday packs for the children to take home. Please return all school books to your child’s classroom as soon as possible. Thank you for your support with this.

Lost Property

We ask all parents to check the lost property box over the next two weeks please.

Anything not claimed will be given to the PTA for sale or donated to the Vincent De Paul.

Sports Results

S.H. under 6 soccer team played Woodlands and won 3 -1. POD – Matthew Winter.

S.H. Ballers touch team lost to Waihopai 2 – 8. POD – Caelan O’Connor.

S.H. Coolcats touch team lost to Waihopai Silver 0 – 7. POD – Reid Murray.

S.H. Steamers touch beat Waihopai Green 8 – 1. POD – Logan Maxwell.

Outstanding Activity Fee

All monies should be into the office today. Thank you.

The Run Jump Throw Program has now concluded at school. The aim of the program was to promote the fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing and for everyone to be involved, as these important skills are part of most sports. It is important for these skills to be developed at an early age as it can set children up for success later in life. There are two Invercargill-based athletics clubs that teach these skills. For those interested in developing these skills the club season has just started, but new members (ages 5+) are welcome at any time. The season extends through to April 2012 with competitions on average every 2nd Sunday. All of this provides the perfect opportunity for extra practice for school based athletics (including zone and Southland Champs). It is a low cost and enjoyable sport and details for the clubs including training nights are as follows:

St Pauls Athletics Club – Tues 5.45pm (all) and Thursday 5.45pm (10+ extra training night) at Surrey Park. Contact Lilian 213 0104, hjtudor@clear.net.nz ) or Barbara

(216 8574, barbaraj@value.net.nz ).

Invercargill Athletics Club – Wed 6pm (all) at Surrey Park. Contact Tony 027 2528800 or t0nyk@xtra.co.nz – note the 0 not o in the email address).
Any general queries about the program or clubs can be directed to:
Lorne Singer – Athletics Southland Development Officer 027 6878091

Xmas Open Home – Fundraiser

Would you like to be inspired by Christmas entertaining- decorating ideas. Robyn (Mike’s mum) is having 2 open evenings on Monday 5th Dec 6.00pm-8.30pm and Friday 9th Dec 6.00pm-8.30pm Venue 23 Vogel Court Invercargill Cost $1.00 for a child, $2.00 for an adult. This is a fundraising event for Meg O’Connell (past pupil) to go with James Hargest school to America in 2012.

Alternatively if you would like to organize a group of friends to come at another time, please contact Robyn on 2157112 after 3.30pm to make a booking.

Many thanks ~ Robyn

Quiz Night – Ruru Specialist School

Ruru School are raising funds for student ipads – a tool that makes a huge difference to students with special learning needs. Come along to The Glen, Thurs 8th Dec @ 7.30 pm.

Childcare Available

Reliable holiday child care available from when school finishes up until 22nd December then 6th January until school begins 2012. I am a parent of Sacred Heart and also work at school. Please phone Jacqui on 215-6055.

Situations Vacant:

Wanted; a person willing to work with elderly gentleman in his home:

Monday to Friday 9.30-11.30am to do washing, light housework, read newspaper articles aloud and write the weekly shopping list. Start immediately.

Please contact Annette Dalziel at: 0274292245 or annettedalziel@hotmail.com

Out of School Art Classes – Enrolments for 2012

These are being accepted now – contact: Andrea Morrow 217-9923

For Sale – Complete Girls Uniform (size 5) in excellent condition – contact Kirsty 2157025.

Lost: 1 Black Kathmandu Jacket – named Aleck Ricamor

1 School Jersey – named Jake M.

Altar Servers

Saturday 3rd December 7.00pm Clarke LeBreton

Sunday 4th December 10.30am Emma Harrington & Georgea Newell

Children’s Liturgy Pauline Harrington

ILT Holiday Sports Programme:
Monday 23 – Friday 27 January at Stadium Southland and various sports facilities around Invercargill. This runs from 9am – 3:15pm.
Sports include: Adventure, Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Dodgeball, Football, Fun Skills, Golf, Hip Hop, Hit It, Hockey, Karate, Marching, Orienteering, Rugby, Rugby League, Softball, Tee Ball, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga.

Sailing.. Have a Go Programme
Sport Southland and Yachting NZ are working together to provide an opportunity for your child to learn to sail.
Bluff: Monday 23 January
Riverton: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January.
9am – 3pm. For more information about all of the above programmes, visit Sport Southland’s website: www.sportsouthland.co.nz

Class Happenings – Room 1

We have begun working on Christmas activities. We have thought of Christmas words to make a word find. See if you can find these Christmas words.

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