10 November

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Dear Parents

As you can see below we have a number of events happening this term including the camp and art presentation, the talent quest and our Year 6 day out. We are also looking forward to the Parish Mission (see the newsletter insert), the group of children receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist on Sunday 20th, Jump Jam and our Mission Fair on the 2nd December.

Welcome to Jack Roskilley who joined the children in Room 1 on Monday. We hope he enjoys his time at Sacred Heart.

Our prayers are with Fr. Jacob and also the Smith family.

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 )

Outstanding Activity Fee

With only 5 weeks left of the term, outstanding accounts at the school need to be given immediate attention please. We are not in a position to cover this debt.

Mission Fair

We hold a school Mission Fair every 2nd year. Any funds raised go to our school mission efforts, both locally and overseas.

This year it will be held at school on Friday 2nd December from 1.30 – 2.30 pm and will be similar to the stalls the Year 6 children held to raise funds for camp.

Room 7, 8 & 9 will be organising the stalls.

Can we ask the children in Rooms 1 – 6 to bring a hamper item please to the office next week. Thank you.


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.

Bike Safety Day

A big thanks to Sports Southland, staff, Mrs Winders and our parent helpers for making Tuesday such a success. The children had a great time at Elizabeth Park, trying out the different cycling activities. I think our school won the prize for the most crashes.

PTA meeting this Monday 14th Nov, staff room at 7.30pm – all welcome.

Altar Servers

Saturday 12th November 7.00pm Isabella & Mackenzie Wild

Sunday 13th November 10.30am Reuben Brown & Ben Nind

Children’s Liturgy Jackie Taylor


With our last day of term being 14 December, OSCAR care will be available in the hall from 12.30pm on this day.

Garden Club

In the holidays Sunrise Rotary kindly donated two garden boxes, with soil , seedlings and some seeds to Sacred Heart. They have been set up behind the library. We enjoyed planting them out with the help of Mr Parker, our caretaker and Mrs Winders last week. We hope to enjoy silverbeet, lettuces, carrots, parsnips and potatoes from our garden.

Thanks to the support of parents, many families will have received their garden kit from the South Coast Environment Society. Happy planting and remember to fill in the diary as you will later be given the opportunity to send them in for a certificate acknowledging your success.


In an endeavour to reach more parents, we are setting up a Facebook page to allow parents to keep in touch with school events. More info as soon as it is set up.


Samuel Downing captained the Southland Year 5&6 Cricket team last weekend in Queenstown. A good game, but unfortunately Southland was beaten by Otago Country.
The Southland team has 2 more games against Otago Metro sides during November.

Scholastic Bookclub

Issue 8 closes Friday 18th November.

Sports Results

Under 6 Soccer team played South Coast Kickers this week and the score was 2 all. Player of the Day was Aidan Dudfield.

Lawn Mowing

12 year old boy willing to mow lawns or do odd jobs. Contact 027-2448707

Magazines – please send any unwanted magazines to the office. Thank you.

Santa Parade

Santa is coming to the streets of Invercargill early this year. He will be in town on Saturday 19 November 2.p.m for his annual Parade through the streets of central Invercargill.

Room 6’s Visit to Enrich

We went to Enrich to record a story. The password was “workshop”. I am on the computer recording my story. I am recording the “Gruffalo”. It was fun on the computer. Claire

We went to Enrich to learn about computers. You record a story and you talk into headphones. You will have great fun there. I liked Enrich. Amy

Room 6 had a great time at Enrich. We went on the computers. We made a slide show. We had to make a plan then we went on the computers. We had to ‘voice’ the story. It was very hard but it was fun then we added sound effects and music. This is Will and me on the computers. Shaun

On Monday 3 October, my class went to Enrich. The people teaching us were Katie and Darren. We were recording voice. This picture is of Katelyn and me on the computer recording our voices. It was fun. My favourite part was the recording. Tessa

Enrich is a wonderful place. You can do heaps of cool stuff like podcasts and play with lego and balls and play with hoops …… You can have great fun at Enrich.

So if you go to Enrich, have fun. Corbyn

At Enrich, Room 6 made a radio. I made a “Three Little Pigs” video. I was on the computer and my plan was in front of me. Nobody was beside me and I didn’t care. Ben

At Enrich we made a plan for a podcast. (A podcast is when you have to speak into a headphone and the computer will record it. Ethan is doing the “Three Little Pigs” and I am doing “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”. Zane

Sacred Heart School went to Enrich for a day. It was cool as! I went on garage band, iTunes, iMovie and iPhone. I read a story. Caitlin

Jakobe Paraki, Ethan Turnhout, Shaun Wilks, Emma Brooks and Matthew Francis are all at Enrich on Garage Band. I learnt how to record myself on Garage Band.

Enrich is a great place. Jakobe

2011 Southland Mara-Fun-Run – This Weekend Sunday 13th Nov 10am

Register and collect your Mara-fun-Run race number from 10am onwards in the SBS marquee at Surrey Park. The run to the finish line will start at 11am. $5 each.

Each competitor receives a medal and certificate. For more info check out www.southlandmarathon.co.nz

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