17 November

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Dear Parents

Welcome to Timothy Richardson who joined the children in Room 2 on Tuesday.

We hope he enjoys his time at Sacred Heart.

Congratulations to Piper Adams, Aimee Brookland, Emma Brooks, Mathew Brooks, Caleb Brown, Max Forde, Rylee Hewitt, Paris Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Aidan Jones, Bridie Kinney, Claire Kinney, George Nally, Tom Nally, Nathan Russell, Charlotte Sherriff, Caitlin Smith, Jacob Sullivan, Natasha Thomson, Greta Wallace and Caleb Wolf who will receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist this Sunday at 1.30pm. A big thank you to Miss O’Neill, Fr Jacob, Miss Gaines and parents who have helped prepare the children.


We would appreciate any parents with a lovely garden to supply flowers for the CHURCH for First Communion and /or the AFTERNOON TEA TABLES. Please deliver any flowers for the CHURCH to the church by 11am on Saturday morning and for the AFTERNOON TEA TABLES to the hall before the 1.30pm Mass on Sunday. Thank you

Parish Mission

Thank you to the members of the Parish Mission for your work with our children on Monday and Tuesday. The group I was with really enjoyed the interaction with the team members.


National Standards – Yr 1 – 3 Report

6, 7, 8

year olds




There will be a table such as this relating to mathematics, writing and reading.

The standards refer to birthdays 6yr, 7yr & 8yr, not at the end of the year as in the case for children in Yr 4 – 6.

This means if your child’s 7th birthday was prior to October, we will be assessing them against the standard for an 8yr old in this report.

The language used in the table will be as follows:

Is below the standard, Is at the standard.

Is at risk of not reaching the standard, Is above the standard, Is on target to reach the standard.

If there is interest, I intend to hold some after school meetings to explain the changes.

These will start on Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th November at 2.30 pm in the library, for parents coming to collect their children. The meeting should take no longer than 10 – 15 minutes. Please contact Christine or put your name on the list in the corridor.

Year 6 Leaving Day

This will be held on Monday 12th December. The children will take part in an activity during the day, and then meet later for tea (venue yet to be confirmed). More information will be provided after the Year 6 camp presentation on Wednesday 23rd.

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.

2012 Classes

Some of you will have noticed an advert for a teacher in the paper last weekend.

In 2012 Mrs Williams will be on maternity leave for part of the year and Mrs Tagomoa-Kaa will be teaching for the year in Room 5. The position advertised is for a year 5/6 teacher to teach in Room 8.


Year 5 Camp Meeting, Wed 23rd Nov at 5pm in Room 9

This is a meeting to discuss the 2012 camp. We will look at the cost, timetable and dates. Next year’s camp is in Term 1 so this is important information FOR ALL YEAR 5 PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS.

Year 6 Camp Presentations Wed 23rd Nov at 5.30pm in Room 9

This is a presentation night when the Year 6 students will present follow-up work to their parents about this year’s camp. This will last about an hour. After this Camp Presentation there will be a meeting to discuss and organise the Year 6 Day and the graduation night.

Boost Photography Display Wed 23rd Nov from 5- 6pm in Senior Corridors

This is a presentation gallery of Boost 2 Group’s photography work, and will be displayed in the senior corridors for all to see between 5-6pm.

Sacred Heart School 50th Jubilee

Next year, 2012, is the 50th Jubilee year of Sacred Heart School. A meeting will be held in the Sacred Heart Parish meeting room at the Catholic Presbytery, North Road, Waikiwi on Monday 21st November 2011 at 7.30pm. The purpose of this meeting is to gauge initial interest in the proposal for a Jubilee celebration and, dependent on that interest, to canvass ideas about how best to commemorate this milestone.

Looking forward to seeing you there. 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.

Please contact Christine to check if you have an outstanding account.

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.

School Pinafores

The PTA will be placing a bulk order in the very near future. These pinafores are H & J Smith’s quality, but approx $40 cheaper. If you are wanting to place an order, please contact Amanda 215-7663 of txt 027-4354310 with chest measurements by Nov 21st.


Congratulations to Aubrey Page who came 3rd overall, in the ‘Brian Reed Solo Memorial Oreti Park Speedway Peewees’ last weekend.

Aimee Brookland who competed in the Invercargill Tap competitions last weekend, was placed 1st in her Song & Tap, Slow tap dance, duo & Troupe. 2nd in her Speed Tap dance. Aimee also received a special award from the judge for best facial expressions.

Also Lucy Baynes who received a 1st in her Song & Dance, 1st in her Duo (with her brother Charlie) and a 2nd in her Solo.

Lost – 1 Kathmandu Jacket – Black and named Aleck Ricamor

St Patrick’s School Golf Tournament

November 20th @ Queen’s Park Golf Course. 12 pm start. 3 person Ambrose. $45. Please phone entries to Cathie Dodd 2168505.

Sports Results

The under 6 Soccer team played Thistle IMS Strikers and lost – 0 – 3. Although we had a loss it was a great game and all played well. Player of the day was Cole Robertson.

Ballers Touch team lost to St Josephs 4-5. POD was Alex Armstrong

Cool Cats Touch team won 5 – 2. POD was Shaun Clapperton

Altar Servers

Saturday 19th November 7.00pm Rory Horn

Sunday 20th November 10.30am Bree Chilton & Cameron Roulston

First Communion Mass 1.30pm Elsie Wallace & Erica Forde

Children’s Liturgy Aletta Reid

Class Happenings – Room 3

It has been a busy couple of weeks in Room 3. We have been lucky to have Miss Lynch join us for the last three weeks. Sadly she is leaving us at the end of the week. We wish her lots of success in her career as a teacher. Yesterday we had a visit from Pokey, the red-eared slider turtle, 4 New Holland blue chicks and a baby quail. These are the pets of Zane. The chicks and quail made lots of noise as they were passed around the class. We had to handle them carefully so that we did not hurt them. They are fed something called mash and live under a heat lamp to keep them warm. Pokey hurt Zane by biting him. Photos will be posted on our blog soon. A big thank you to Zane’s mum who brought the animals to our class.

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