24 November

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Dear Parents

A big thank you to Miss O’Neill, Fr. Vince, Fr. Jacob and all the parents and children who took part in the First Communion Mass on Sunday. A special thanks to the parents who organised the afternoon tea – it was much appreciated.

If you have photos from Sunday, we would be most grateful if you could send them onto us at office@shsinv.school.nz, as we would like to send one to The Tablet magazine.

Last night was very busy with a photo exhibition and two camp meetings in Room 9.

A lot of work has gone into these and we appreciate your support in celebrating with your children.

Good luck to: Sam Richardson, Aidan Hosie, Annie Armstrong, Hunter Cairns, Tyler McLeod, Zane Flawn, Sionelle Cahill, Megan Sullivan and Scarlett Meikle who are part of the Seals Flipper-ball team who are in the B Grade final tomorrow 4.05 pm at Splash Palace. Mrs Hosie (coach) is proud of them, as they have improved throughout the year and only lost 2 games drawn 1 and won the rest.

Our prayers are with the Dawson family.

Upcoming Events

2/12 Jump Rope

2/12 Mission Fair

9/12 Reports go home

9/12 Talent Quest Final

12/12 Year 6 Day

13/12 End of Year Mass 1.15pm

14/12 Last Day of School 12.30pm

School Bus Services – Last Day Thursday 8th December

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

DVD’s at School

In the upcoming weeks there may be one or two occasions when I join classes together and the children are shown a DVD during a teaching block. I have asked the teaching staff to work on aspects of our maths plans in regards to moderating your child’s assessment results. The fastest way to do this is during school time.

Reports Info Meetings

Thanks to the parents who were able to meet with me yesterday to discuss the reporting format. If there is interest I will hold another one at 2.30pm next Wednesday.

Please let Christine know if you wish to attend.

General Election

Saturday is Election Day. While this election seems at times to have been focussed on cups of tea and personalities, the results will have an impact on all our lives for the next three years. Please exercise your democratic right and ensure you vote.

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.

Sacred Heart School 50th Jubilee. Time to Celebrate! ALL Ex –Pupils and Current Parents are invited to Come Along to Share Ideas and Enthusiasm

Another meeting to discuss the Sacred Heart School 50th Jubilee celebration in 2012 will be held in the Sacred Heart School library on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30pm. We have some great plans for marking our 50th jubilee but we need more people involved to make it all happen. Remember…the 25th reunion was thoroughly enjoyed, and it’s a long time until the 75th! See you back at school on Tuesday 29th. Trish Ward (pdward@xtra.co.nz )

Facebook Page

We have started our own facebook page, so that you can keep up to date with the latest news – sports cancellations, opinion polls, and general school information.

If you are a facebook user you can put ‘Sacred Heart School Waikiwi’ in the top search box to find our page. Then ‘like’ us so our information will show up on your home page.

This page is not targeted to the children, it is for parents, caregivers and other relevant adults only please.

Outstanding Activity Fee

Thank you to those people who have settled their accounts.

However there are still 28 families who need to give this their immediate attention.

Rotary Garden Tour – Sunday 4th Dec – 1 – 4pm

The Sunrise Rotary Club are organising a Garden Tour to raise funds for raised gardens in schools. We have been fortunate to have been gifted 2 of these.

Tickets are $10. Check out the poster in the junior corridor if you are interested.

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.


Congratulations to Laura Boniface who won the Under 7 Fling, the Southland Championship Under 8 Fling, and a trophy for the most points at the Georgetown Highland Dancing Comps last weekend.

Lost – 1 Black Kathmandu Jacket – named Aleck Ricamor

Sports Results

Soccer under 6’s played All Whites and lost 0 – 7. POD was Jesse Richardson.

Altar Servers

Saturday 26th November 7.00pm Rory Horn

Sunday 27th November 10.30am Charlotte & Sam Sherriff

Children’s Liturgy Jacqui O’Connor

The Southland Mountain Bike Club is running the Southland Times Kids Skids on this Sunday. Registration is on the day from 10am. As well as heaps of spot prizes for riders the club and H & J’s Outdoor World are offering a $300 voucher to the school with the most entries, plus there is a Pita Pit voucher for the kids in the top school. All details on the club’s website www.southlandmtbclub.co.nz

Class Happenings – Room 2

It is hard to believe that the term is over half way through already! We have had Mr P. in our room for 3 weeks, he is a student teacher from college. While he was here we learnt more about healthy bodies – it is super important to wash our hands to keep the germs off them. Germs can get in through our mouth, so it is important to keep our hands clean so that we don’t transfer the germs onto our food, pencils or toys.

We used glitter to represent germs and put them on our hands with some lotion. We then tried to take the ‘germs’ off by using a paper towel, using cold water and also using warm water. We found that the warm water and soap was best to get the germs off. We could see the glitter/germs in the warm water. The paper towels just spread them around!

I washed my hands then all the germs were gone. My hands are clean. By Robbie

I am washing my hands with soap and water. I am drying my hands when I’m done. By Ella

Turn on the tap. Rinse your hands. Put soap on your hands. Wash your hands. Dry your hands. By Aidan

I am washing my hands. I use the soap. I rub the soap on my hands. By Conna

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