15th November 2018

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Dear Parents

The countdown is on to our school fair next Sunday 25th November. I attended my first fair meeting for a while and a big thanks must go to the organising committee for all their hard work. The list of parents who are running events, assisting, sponsoring or providing goods and services is truly humbling and I thank you all on behalf of the children at Scared Heart School for this. I have decided to send out another newsletter solely focussed on the fair later today.

Faith Facts

Week 5: November 12-16    16th St Margaret of Scotland (1045 – 1093)
Margaret was prayerful. She gathered women together to study the Scriptures and to embroider vestments and altar cloths. She was always surrounded by beggars, and she gave them money and clothes. She set up homes and hospitals for those in need. She and her husband would go to church during Lent and Advent. On the way home, they would wash the feet of poor people in need and give them money. At home, Margaret fed nine orphans who were brought to her daily. She brought a love of the arts and education to the people, and they loved her in return. Her children are believed to be primarily responsible for two centuries of progress and peace in Scotland.

Week 6: November 19 – 23 November 26-30   21st The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On this Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple by Joachim and Anne. They of course are the grandparents of Jesus. Jesus was also presented in the Temple.

25th  Christ the King Sunday
This is the last Sunday of the Liturgical year and is a feast day that focuses on the authority of Christ. Jesus Christ King of the Universe.

Congratulations to James Hillman and Dean Lindsay who received the Charism Awards for the last fornight, and to all the children who received certificates.

Term 4 Dates
16 November:        Year 6 visit to secondary schools & Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
21 November:        TIMMS – more information to follow.
25 November:        School Mass – 10.30 & School Fair – 11.30 – 2.30
27 November:        School Mass
30 November:        Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
5 December:          Big Day Out.
10 December:        Reports come home.
11 December:         Year 6 Day.
12 December:        End of Year Mass and carols – time to be confirmed.
13 December:        Last day of the school year.
28 January:           Teacher Only Day 2019.
29 January:           First day for all children.

 After School Pickup
What a busy place the carpark is after school.  Please use the “drop off and pick up zone” or come and collect your child from the supervised area, when collecting your children after school.  It is unsafe for them to walk across the carpark by themselves to a waiting car.  Thank you for your support with this.

Outstanding Accounts
Thank you to those who have settled their accounts. All money owing must be in by Friday 30th November for audit purposes. Final accounts were sent out on Wednesday. Our bank details are: 031746 0042033 000

School Photos
This Friday is the final day to order school photos. After this date, parents will have to contact Geoff Horrell Photography direct.

PTA Uniforms – Many thanks to the people who have dropped off 2nd hand uniforms. We appreciate these, as they can be handed down to other families.

World Toilet Day
This Monday the 19th November is World Toilet Day. We, Liam & Harry Rippingale, rather enjoy a great deal of toilet humour. We’re 10 and 8 year old boys, so there’s always plenty of talk of butts and poo etc in our house. We’re lucky that we can laugh about these things. Did you know that 2.3 billion people don’t have access to toilets, latrines, or acceptable sanitation? This leads to disease and hundreds of thousands of deaths each year around the world. We have decided to raise funds and awareness for this cause by selling emoji poo cupcakes for $1 each this coming Monday at break times. All money raised will go to our page we have set up at: https://www.usefulgifts.org/community/pages/950178136-seth

By Liam (Rm 9) and Harry (Rm 3) Rippingale

Room for One More
There are children and young people in our community who need the support of Foster families. Family Works are seeking people (couples or singles) to welcome children and young people into their homes. Care may be needed for regular respite, temporary short-term or long-term. Family Works will support you with training, ongoing guidance, and foster reimbursement. If this interests you, please contact: Nicky Bode: nbode@familyworkssld.nz or phone 211-8226.

Class Happenings

Room 3 – Week 3
Room 3 have had a busy start to the term. We have been working on creating advertising posters for the School Fair.
We have been looking at language and images that stand out and make people interested.

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have a visit from James from the Tour of Southland. He spoke to us about bike safety.
We also got to watch part of the race as they passed our school on Monday.

Room 8 – Week 5
Room 8 had a Ki ō rahi lesson with a local expert last week.  Ki ō rahi is a traditional Māori game which is based on “The Legend of Rahi”. If you would like to find out more about the game the legend and instructions are on YouTube.

Writing

Earlier in the term we read a great book “The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors”. We then wrote our own legends; they explained a battle between objects we would find in our home or at school.

The Legend of  Scissor, String, and Rubber
Once upon a time in a wonder land there lived 3 things called scissor string and rubber. One day scissors was in her junk draw minding  her own business when she saw something at the corner of her eye. It was a pencil it was ready to battle. Boom! Boo!! Wow!!! Chow!!! Scissors is victorious.When string was in the study she saw a roll of sellotape she looked at it with a weird face then the sellotape awoke with a shock and said. “What you looking at little skinny thing?”  then the string said “what did you just call me?” “LETS BATTLE!!!” Ok lets do it. Boom!! Bow!! Boo!! Wow!! String is victorious. When rubber was in the boys desk he saw something in there that was bright. He looked at it up and down wondering what it was? Then it was up and looking at the rubber and said with a big voice “LETS BATTLE” “Ok” said the rubber.

Boom!! Boo!! BOW!! Wow!! Rubber is victorious.
Then at the end of  grandpa’s garage they all meet up, scissors string and rubber. Scissors cuts string; string covers rubber; then rubber sits on scissors boom!! Bow!! Wow!! Then they fight and fight and fight and fight till the are all so tired. “Man I am tired” said scissors “me two” said rubber “me three” said string.
They were all so sleepy so they went back to where they came from. Scissors went back to his junk draw, rubber went back to the boys desk and string went back to the study. THEN THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.   By Holly Robertson

The Legend of Hot Coal, Bottle of Water and Tree
Many years ago there lived a strong hot coal in the realm    of the fireplace. He was searching for a worthy challenger. He searched far and wide in the cracks of the fireplace; finally he found a somewhat worthy challenger. “Come down from that crack you deformed piece of dust”
Coal said “oh ho ho I’m gonna get in your eyes and blind you and I’m not a piece of dust.” ASH VS HOT COAL hot coal wins. “Wow how pathetic I thought you were at least gonna be good. I’m leaving this place.” And with saying that hot coal left for a more worthy challenger.
He went to the little shrub by the door a little leaf fell off and coal said “Challenge me you veiny thing oh I’ll  come over there and will hurt you with my sharp leaf head!”
LEAF VS HOT COAL hot coal wins. “Can anyone beat me?”
Up on the high mountains of the table is a warrior so destined to be beaten his name is….. Water bottle. He searched on the table and found a bug he challenged the bug. “You disgusting animal fight me” “oh I’ll flap my wings and heat you up to get you!” WATER BOTTLE VS BUG water bottle wins! “Wow no challenging challengers wow I need someone hard.” So he jumped down and saw a piece of dirt. “Challenge me you thing what are you?” “I’m dirt oh anyway challenge me okay” WATER BOTTLE VS DIRT water bottle wins. “Even dirt cant beat me why can nobody beat me?”
Meanwhile in the realm of deserted garden a little tree was unbeaten right now he was challenging a stick TREE VS STICK how did stick w w w w  lose? “Well I’m very alike to that thing and I need someone to beat me!”
Tree found a stone “challenge me you hard gum thing” “oh I’ll beat you and hurt you.” TREE VS STONE tree is victorious.
Tree ran to the realm of under the couch. He found water bottle and hot coal fighting water bottle poured water on hot coal and put him out “yay finally someone can beat me” coal said “well I still can’t lose” “ahem” tree said “try fight me” so they battled tree absorbed water from water bottle “well no one can beat me”  “I’m still here” coal said.
So they battled and hot coal won and they battled so many time because they could all feel the taste of defeat one last time after that they returned home and lived happily ever after. THE END.   By Shaun Winter

St Patrick’s School Fair – Saturday the 24th of November – 10am-1pm
Come and join the fun. The students have been learning about Catholic Social Justice. So a percentage of the profit each class makes will be donated to a Charity they have been learning about. Come and help us give a little to those in need.

 

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1 November 2019

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Dear Parents

Faith Facts

Week 3: October 29 – 2 November
Pope Francis Pray intention for November. Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
Hands Across the Divide in Londonderry, Northern Ireland

 

1st All Saints
All Saints’ Day is a holy day in the Catholic Christian calendar set aside to honour all the saints, especially those without their own special feast days. In the West, it is held annually on November 1
2nd All Souls
All Souls’ Day is a holy day in the calendar that falls on November 2. The Catholic church sets aside All Souls’ Day to remember those who have died.

Week 4: November 5 – 9
Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost”. Instil in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!
Amen.

11th November Sunday Armistice Day

100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of WWI
After four terrible years, the First World War finally came to a close with the signing of an armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers on 11 November 1918. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns famously fell silent. New Zealanders celebrated enthusiastically, despite having recently celebrated the surrenders of the three other Central Powers – Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria-Hungary – and the premature news of an armistice with Germany.

Term 4 Dates
9 November:          Year 5 and 6 Convent Cup
Year 1 – 4 Messy Magic Show
16 November:        Year 6 visit to secondary schools.
Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
21 November:        TIMMS – more information to follow.
25 November:        School Mass – 10.30
School Fair – 11.30 – 2.30
27 November:        School Mass
30 November:        Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
5 December:          Big Day Out.
10 December:        Reports come home.
11 December:         Year 6 Day.
12 December:        End of Year Mass and carols – time to be confirmed.
13 December:        Last day of the school year.
28 January:           Teacher Only Day 2019.
29 January:           First day for all children.

Congratulations to Fabian O’Donnell who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who received certificates.

After School Pickup
What a busy place the carpark is after school.  Please use the “drop off and pick up zone” or come and collect your child from the supervised area, when collecting your children after school.  It is unsafe for them to walk across the carpark by themselves to a waiting car.  Thank you for your support with this.

Outstanding Accounts
At present we have $3570 owing in activity and sports fees. All money owing must be settled by Friday 30th November for audit purposes. Final accounts will be sent out next week. If you are unsure, please phone Christine next week to check what is owing. Our bank details are: 031746 0042033 000

Golf Tournament
The cost for the children who took part in the golf tournament on Tuesday, is $5. This is now due at the office, or alternatively paid online.

School Photos
Please have all orders in to the office by Friday 9th November.

Sacred Heart School Fair
Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11.30 – 2.30.
Please keep a look out for fair information over the next 3 weeks.  We are on the count down and your support is really appreciated.
Last Thursday, each family should have received a Fair newsletter and two posters to hang up in a prominent place.  We are grateful to those people who have done this.  If you did not receive this, please check in the school bags.  If you would like another copy of the poster, just email Mrs Buxton and she will send one home. rbuxton@shsinv.school.nz
Many thanks for all the donations you are sending in.
We have two more major sponsors this week: many thanks to the O’Donnell and Hamilton families.
Now that the stalls are finalised, we are looking for helpers.  You will receive information about the help needed next week.  Please put your hand up to help wherever possible.

Week 4 Baking trays come home on Thursday.

Mystery bottles can still be dropped off.

Week 5 Grocery item for hamper to be brought to school.

Room 1 bring cans,

Room 2 kitchen/laundry item (tea towels, dish brush, etc),

Room 3 confectionery,

Room 8 packet item (pasta, biscuits etc) Room 8 jars (chutney, jam)

Room 9 Christmas item or bottle (sweet chilli sauce, drink etc)?

Please ensure all items are not passed their expiry date.

Week 6 Chocolate wheel and raffle donation finalised.

Baking and Cake Walk donations can be dropped off on Saturday or Sunday.

Final White Elephant items.

Wanted Waffle Maker – Does anyone have a heart shape waffle maker, we could borrow for the school fair please. Enquiries to: arussell@shsinv.school.nz

School Uniform
Thank you for the support you give us in having the children in correct uniform.  It is great to see that all the children are wearing their sunhats when they are outside during the day. Please check that all sunhats are named.
I understand that the weather is still patchy and it can be quite cold in the mornings.  Please encourage your child to wear their jersey and not a thermal with long sleeves under their uniform.

Summer Girls (Terms 1 & 4) 
Pinafore
White open necked short sleeved blouse
White socks
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Blue V neck jersey
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office for $12

Summer Boys (Terms 1 & 4)
Light weight grey shorts
Grey open necked short sleeved shirt
Grey socks
Blue V neck jersey
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office for $12
Canvas shoes, caps or jandals are not part of our school uniform.

Sports Uniform  purchase from school office.
Sacred Heart maroon polo shirt.
Sacred Heart hoodie (optional) or Blue V neck jersey.
Navy blue shorts (plain with no branding).
Navy trackpants with Sacred Heart on the leg.
Sports shoes and socks.

Personal Grooming
Wrist watches and ear studs are the only jewellery permitted. (One small stud in each ear). Student’s hair is to be kept tidy and tied back if long. Red, navy, blue or black hair accessories only.
All articles of clothing are to be named.
Temporary permission may be granted for uniform variance by sending a note  or an email to the class teacher.
Information regarding the purchasing of uniforms (including sports uniforms) is available at the school office.

Messy Mania Live Theatre
Next Friday, 9 November 2018, we have been offered the opportunity to attend the ‘spectacularly fun show, Messy Magic Adventure, by Rollicking Entertainment at ILT Stadium Southland’. All venue costs have been covered by funders, and transport costs, which has enabled us to offer this incredible show for a simple gold coin koha per student.  For more information about the show, please visit www.thehouseseries.co.nz/messy-magic-adventure

     
Convent Cup
Next Friday, 9 November 2018, the Year 5 and 6 children will be competing in the Convent Cup at Verdon College, with our other Catholic Schools.  The children will bring home the information about this soon.

Big Day Out
On Wednesday, 5 December 2018, the whole school will be having a day out sponsored by the PTA.  More information concerning this will follow in a future newsletter.

Tour of Southland
Last Friday we were lucky to have Constable Marty come to school with James, who was competing in the Tour of Southland.  James has come to Invercargill all the way from Canada.  Constable Marty taught us some safety messages for our bikes and helmets, which were:

1 – ABC = Check your air in tyres, breaks and chain before you ride your bike.
2 – 241 = 2 fingers between you eyebrows and helmet
                4 fingers to form a V around your ears
                1 finger between your chin and chin straps.
Keep safe on the road and enjoy biking.   By Jack and Lily

Congratulations to Jack Smith won a bronze medal for Kumite ( fighting ) at the Southland /Otago Karate comps last weekend.

Please see the attached brochure advertising the 75th Jubilee of St. Patrick’s School Georgetown, Invercargill.

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18th October 2018

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Dear Parents

Welcome to Coby Wanakore, Kellen Lau and Tyler McLean who joined our school this week. We hope they enjoy their time at Sacred Heart School.

Our prayers are with the Tippen family this week.  We were sorry to hear of Roger’s passing on Sunday morning.  Mr Tippen was the Principal of Sacred Heart School before Mr Forde.

Faith Facts – Week 1: October 15 – 19
Welcome back for term four. A term that is full of special Catholic events.

Feast Days
All Saints and All Souls Day
Advent the preparation for Christmas
It is all happening this term.
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Holy Rosary
The Rosary is based on the incidents in the life of Jesus and Mary.
Many are rediscovering the beauty and spiritual benefit of this meditative practice.
The use of beads or knotted ropes to count large numbers of prayers comes from the earliest days of Christianity. However, this way of prayer precedes Christianity. The development of the rosary as we know it today has gone through many stages. Christian Monks used this method to pray the Psalms. Today the rosary consists of in total150 Hail Marys, divided into three sets of 50, which are further divided into five sets of 10 (a decade). Many people pray 1 set.

Feast Days
17th St Ignatius of Antioch
18th St Luke
21st Missions Sunday

Week 2: October 22 – 26
21st was Mission Sunday
Pope Francis Message 2018

Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth. To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives. More than anyone else, young people feel the power of life breaking in upon us and attracting us. To live out joyfully our responsibility for the world is a great challenge. I am well aware of lights and shadows of youth; when I think back to my youth and my family, I remember the strength of my hope for a better future. The fact that we are not in this world by our own choice makes us sense that there is an initiative that precedes us and makes us exist. Each one of us is called to reflect on this fact: “I am a mission on this Earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world” (Evangelii Gaudium, 273).

We proclaim Jesus Christ, transmitting the faith to the ends of the earth, bearing witness to love.

22nd John Paul II Pope from 1978 to 2005.
Pope (Latinpapa from Greekπάππας pappas,[1] “father”), also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus “greatest priest”), is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
22nd Labour day

Term 4 dates:
22 October:  Labour Day
23 October:  School photos
26 October:  Tour of Southland presentation in the hall at 12.00.
1 November: All Saints Day – school Mass
16 November: Year 6 visit to secondary schools.
Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
21 November: TIMMS – more information to follow.
25 November: School Mass – 10.30
School Fair – 11.30 – 2.30
30 November: Year 3, 4 and 5 Girls’ Self Defence.
10 December: Reports come home for Year 3, 4, 5, and 6.
11 December:  Year 6 Day.
12 December:  End of Year Mass and carols – time to be confirmed.
13 December:  Last day of the school year.

Term 4 Already! 
Thank you to those of you who have the children in correct summer uniform.  Please read the information below to check that you have the correct information regarding uniform.  This is especially important as we have school photos on Tuesday morning next week.  As it is the first day of the school week due to Labour Day, your child has brought home a notice as a reminder for you.  I put mine on the fridge!!
A number of children are choosing to wear a vest instead of their school jersey.  They are welcome to wear these as an extra layer, but they are not part of our uniform.

FAIR – Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11.30 – 2.30
Please keep a watch out for fair information over the next 6 weeks.  We are on the count down and your support is really appreciated.
In the last week of Term 3, your child brought home a letter regarding donations for the chocolate wheel and raffles.  Please continue to let us know if you know of businesses who are able to support us.  Below is an outline of the timeline for donation of goods and when they can be dropped off at school.

Week 2 White Elephant stall goods can be dropped off to the hall on Friday mornings.
Week 3 Mystery bottles and Funky hair donations.
Week 4 Baking trays come home on Thursday.

Kitchen items to be brought to school.

Week 5 Grocery item for hamper to be brought to school.

Room 1 bring cans,

Room 2 kitchen/laundry item (tea towels, dish brush, etc),

Room 3 confectionery,

Room 8 packet item (pasta, biscuits etc) Room 8 jars (chutney, jam)

Room 9 Christmas item or bottle (sweet chilli sauce, drink etc)?

Please ensure all items are not passed their expiry date.

Week 6 Chocolate wheel and raffle donation finalised.
Week 7 Baking and Cake Walk donations can be dropped off on Saturday or Sunday.

Final White Elephant items.

School Uniform

Summer Girls (Terms 1 & 4) 
Pinafore
White open necked short sleeved blouse
White socks
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Blue V neck jersey
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office.

Summer Boys (Terms 1 & 4)
Light weight grey shorts
Grey open necked short sleeved shirt
Grey socks
Blue V neck jersey
Tan, brown, navy or black leather shoes/sandals
Sunhat – Sacred Heart hats are compulsory and available from the school office.
Canvas shoes, caps or jandals are not part of our school uniform.

Sports Uniform  purchase from school office.
Sacred Heart maroon polo shirt.
Sacred Heart hoodie (optional) or Blue V neck jersey.
Navy blue shorts (plain with no branding).
Navy trackpants with Sacred Heart on the leg.
Sports shoes and socks.

Personal Grooming:
Wrist watches and ear studs are the only jewellery permitted. (One small stud in each ear). Student’s hair is to be kept tidy and tied back if long. Red, navy, blue or black hair accessories only.
All articles of clothing are to be named.
Temporary permission may be granted for uniform variance by sending a note  or an email to the class teacher.
Information regarding the purchasing of uniforms (including sports uniforms) is available at the school office.

Charism Awards, Certificates and New Pupils
Congratulations to Sophie Baron who received the Charism Award this week, and to all the children who received certificates.

Activity and Sports Fees
If you haven’t already paid your child’s activity or sports fee, please do so, as these are well and truly due.
Miniball is $50 each and Touch is $20 each.
If you are unsure what is owing, please phone Christine to enquire.

School Photos
School Photos will be taken Tuesday 23rd October. Please email Christine at: office@shsinv.school.nz if you require a family photo. Mr Horrell will be at school, set up for families wanting to bring pre schoolers in between 8.30-9.00am.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 7 closes on Friday 26th October.

Room 2 Class Happenings
On Sunday the 25 November 2018, Sacred Heart School is having a school fair.  Room 2 are getting really excited about the fair.  Below are some of the reasons they think people should come.

You really need to come to our fair because:
We want to make some money to build a bigger slide.  Mitchell J
We need a new sandpit.  Pippa Hamilton
We need a new playground.  Duma
It will be so much fun playing on the games.  Eli
It would be so much fun to have a bigger flying fox. Daisy
So we can have some new cool swings.  Lucy
So we can have new monkey bars that the smaller children can get on. Brooke
It would be awesome riding the horses.  Charlotte
We could have a bouncy castle.  Samson
We need a new tree hut.  Mitchell W
Please come to the fair with your Mum.  Silvia
So we could have a new maze. Megan
So we can get a trampoline.  Pippa Hickey
It will be cool going on the jeeps.  Jamie
So we can have a wee trampoline park.  Christian
It will be fun.  Noah
So you can buy some things while your kids play.  Rhea

Its hard to argue with these great suggestions!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20th September 2018

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20 September 2018

Dear Parents

Congratulations to the Taula family on the arrival of a lovely wee boy who arrived last night. 6lb 7oz, no name yet.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Winter & Wilson families this week.

Mercy Day – This Monday 24th September 2018
This year for Mercy Day we are going to bus to St Mary’s in Gore. St Thomas’, Winton and St Peters, Gore will also be attending. The programme for the day is to attend a Mass, have lunch and join together for some games. There will be a sausage sizzle supplied but all children will still need to bring some lunch.

  • There will be no heat ups.
  • The bus will be leaving at 9am sharp, you must make sure your child is at school by 8:45am
  • All children are to wear sports uniform and bring a jacket
  • Your child will need to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle

If you would like to join us for the day please let your child’s teacher know ASAP (limited space on the bus).

My Study leave
Last year I won a Konica Minolta award that provides me with time off work and some funding for travel. I will be away  from 25/9 to 12/11. Mrs Buxton will be acting principal while I am away.

Faith Facts
Week 7 – 3rd September
3rd St Gregory the Great
8th The Nativity of Mary

This week we can say happy birthday to Mary and Celebrate her birth. Through Mary and her parents, we were sent a saviour in Jesus. Happy Birthday Mary.

In New Zealand we can take time to think of all those affected by disaster. The 4th of September is the anniversary of three disasters in New Zealand that affected those in the air, on the sea and on land. The ship wreck of the Delaware (1863) the first Earthquake in Christchurch (2010) and the tragic loss of nine lives in a plane crash at Fox Glazier (2010). We pray for all those in today’s world who suffer loss and grieve after a natural disaster and tragedy. May Mary be with the suffering and may God guide them to peace.

Week 8 10th September (Social Justice week)
13th St John of Chrysostom
14th The Exhortation of the Holy Cross
15th Our Lady of Sorrows

Social Justice week theme. Enabling Communities: Everyone has a part to play.

15th Our Lady of Sorrows feast is dedicated to the sorrows of Mary and her compassion with the sufferings of her Jesus. As Mary stood at the foot of the Cross on which Jesus hung, the sword of sorrow Simeon had foretold pierced her soul. These are often depicted as daggers in her heart. The seven sorrows of Mary:

    • The prophecy of Simeon (Luke 2:25-35)
    • The flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15)
    • Loss of the Child Jesus for three days (Luke 2:41-50) 
    • Mary meets Jesus on his way to Calvary (Luke 23:27-31; John 19:17)
    • Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (John 19:25-30)
    • The body of Jesus being taken from the Cross (Psalm 130; Luke 23:50-54; John 19:31-37)
    • The burial of Jesus (Isaiah 53:8; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42; Mark 15:40-47)

Week 9 17th September
Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon and Paul Chong Ha-sang and companions
21st St Matthew

18th September 1937 the very first State house was opened. This week let’s think of all those people who do not have homes in New Zealand. For those forced to live rough and those who struggle to find a home.

God of compassion, Your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus, whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable. We pray for those who are homeless and cold especially in the cold weather. We pray for all those suffering and sleeping on the streets, especially for children, who maybe weak and vulnerable. Make a way for them and draw them near, comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship.
Amen

Week 10
24th September
27th St Vincent de Paul

We thank you Lord, for this term. For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt. Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends. Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith. Help us to be a practical Christian these holidays, to appreciate what others do for us, to give time and effort to help others. Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun. Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term. We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents and a community that cares for us. Amen

Charism Awards and Certificates

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

  

Week 9

Polyfest 

Choir

Ski Trip
This picture says it all!!! Mitchell Armishaw, Liam Sommerfeldt and Jackson Hutton relaxing, enjoying the amazing views up The Remarkables! Another successful Ski Trip enjoyed by all who went.

Year 6 Netball Tournament held at Stadium Southland last Wednesday. Our girls played their hearts out and got 11th overall out of 35 teams – what a great effort!!!

Golf

Carving
This is my carving that I designed at Enrich. It is made out Oamaru stone. This carving took me about one term and a bit to complete. The hardest part was drawing the design. I had some amazing help from Oti Murray.  By Rohan Murray

Lost Hoodie – James Hillman’s hoodie is still missing. Please check your child has the correct one.

Southland U13 Development Basketball Team
Ruby and her team – Southland Development Under 13 Basketball are heading to Nelson on the 9th of October for the Southland Island Regional Tournament.  They are doing a team fundraiser – Jingo at Glengarry Pub on Thursday 4th of October – starting at 7:30pm.  $20 per card for 4 rounds.
Any support would be greatly appreciated…….

Out of School Art Classes (Yr 1 – 8)
Enrolments are now being taken for Term 4. For more information and enrolments, please contact Helen, 2177482.

Saturday Tennis Inter-Club Competition
This competition is a six week competition from Saturday 3rd November – Saturday 8th December at Waihopai Tennis Courts. Games will start at 9.30am – 12.00pm.
This competition is for beginners to experience players from 16 years and under. Teams consist of four/five players (boys and girls mixed – placed in playing order according to ability and experience). Each player will play a single and double match and results will be entered for Configure Rankings. A Manager is required for each team.
If you are interested in entering this competition then please contact Julie on waihopaischoolsports@gmail.com or 021 449 758

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6th September 2018

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6th September

Dear Parents
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Buxton family this week. We also bid farewell to Mrs Manukitau as she starts her maternity leave. Thanks very much Keisha, we have really enjoyed having you here this year.

My apologies for the lack of photos in this weeks newsletter. We will have to make up for it next time.

Ski Trip
We had another very successful ski trip yesterday, the weather was great and everybody enjoyed themselves.

Polyfest
A big thanks to Miss Smith, Mrs Manukitau, Matua Marcus and all the staff and parents who made the polyfest performance such a success. The children looked great and I was very proud of their performance.

Mercy Day
On Monday 24th September we will all be travelling to Gore to join St Mary’s, St Peters and St Thomas’ celebrate Mercy Day.

Sing Out
Our Sing Out performance is on Tuesday 18th September. A note will come home soon with information around timing and uniform. Ticket info is at www.eventfinda.co.nz or the City Council Booking Office.

Netball Tournament
Good luck to our team next week, as soon as we have a draw we will send it out.

Lost Hoodie – Could you please keep an eye out for a lost hoodie, the name ‘Hillman’ is on the back.

My Study leave
Last year I won a Konica Minolta award that provides me with time off work and some funding for travel. I will be away  from 25/9 to 12/11. Mrs Buxton will be acting principal while I am away.

Piano – Is there anyone out there who has a Piano they are not using. We have a family new to Southland very interested is obtaining one. Please email Christine with any enquiries: office@shsinv.school.nz

Invercargill Tennis Champs
This will be held at the Waihopai Tennis Club on Thursday 18th October (Postponement date – Friday 19th October). Schools can enter up to 4 boys and 4 girls per grade. This is a qualification event for the Southland Primary School Championships two weeks later (Wednesday 31st October). For info please see Mrs Forbes

 Phoenix Synchro National Display – Splash Palace 23rd Sept. $2 entry

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PTA Fathers Day Gift Exchange

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PTA Fathers Day Gift Exchange – Fathers Day is this Sunday. We asked each child to bring along a gift, valued at no more than $5, to pop in the container outside the office. Tomorrow morning we have planned for the children to pick a gift for their father. Unfornately to date, we only have 51 gifts but have 109 pupils. This is less than half our roll, therefore we will only be asking the children who have bought a gift to school, to take part in this exchange.

Many thanks PTA committee

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23rd August 2018

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Dear Parents
Welcome to Natally Ribas Daun who joined the children in Room 1.

We hope she and her family enjoy their time at Sacred Heart. We are also pleased to announce that Mr. Alama Taula will replace Mrs. Manukitau when she goes on maternity leave. A lot of practice is going into preparation for our performance at the Polyfest next week, we are looking forward to it.

Chinese Students
We have been given the opportunity to host a small group of Chinese students and their teachers during the last week of term – 23-28th September. Thank you to the families who have already offered places, we still need 3-4 more families. If you can help with this please contact me @ 0274918694.

Faith Facts – Week 5 20th August
21st St Bernard
22nd St Pius
22nd Queenship of Mary
24th St Bartholomew

Who was St Bernard? And what has it got to do with dogs?

Saint Bernard (1090-1153) was a clever and Holy man who guided many princes, popes and holy people and helped them in their faith. He founded an order of monks that grew to have many monasteries. These were known as Cistercian monasteries.

There was monastery was high up in the Swiss mountains on the St Bernard’s Pass, it was called the monastery of St Bernard. It was a hospice for the sick and injured. At that monastery they had dogs that turned out to be very good at rescuing people in the snow and ice. They became name St Bernard.  But guess what this monastery was named after a different St Bernard! St Bernard of Menthon (923 – 1008). He started this monastery for travellers.

Week 6 27th August
27th St Monica
28th St Augustine
29th The Passion of John the Baptist

2nd September Father Day

Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages. St Joseph being the foster father of Jesus.

PTA Fathers Day Gift Exchange
Due to the huge success of the Mothers Day Gift exchange the PTA have decided that we will do a Fathers Day Gift exchange. 
Fathers Day this year is next Sunday 2nd September, so we ask that every child bring along a gift each, valued at no more than $5. There will be a container outside the office as of tomorrow for your child to place their gift in.
Many thanks PTA committee

Congratulations to our Week 4 and 5 Mercy charism winners – Mason Allison and Jordis Murray, and all the children who received certificates.

   

   

SCHOOL FAIR    SCHOOL FAIR    SCHOOL  FAIR

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday 25 November 2018, 11.30 – 2.30
WANTED   WANTED   WANTED   WANTED   WANTED  WANTED
Items for the White Elephant Stall.
All items are to be in a saleable/working condition toys, clothes, books, household goods, etc
We would also appreciate any spare trestle tables on the day.
Come on, have that clean out and help us raise funds for the school.
Drop off in the school hall every Friday morning until the fair.
Any queries, please contact: Jacinta 0272887841 or Delwynne 0275684366

Marist Colts Rugby Team
We were fortunate to host the Marist U23 Rugby team this week. They are on a tour of the lower South Island and donated 30 sports ball to our school. I was very proud of out children’s response to their haka with our own waiata and haka. Daniel Hogan an ex-pupil was a member of the team. The staff also enjoyed learning some line out drills.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 6 closes Friday 31st August 2018.

Room 8 Class Happenings
In Room 8 we have been writing instructions for a game that we will teach to the class in PE time.  At the moment we are testing out our games and then we will go back to edit and improve based on our classmate’s feedback.  Here are some of our games, have a go at home!

How to play long ball:

Long balls a game to play with your friends at school or at home.

                    What you need:

  •  A whistle for the referee.

  • A soft ball.

  • Some cones to mark it out.

  •  At least ten people

  • A large space

  • A score person


                        How to play:

  1. Pick 10 people to play and split them into 5.

  2. Mark  a large space out with cones for out of bounds.

  3. Choose One team to go in the middle for fielders and the other team line up at the start of the field you have marked out for them and that team is called runners.

  4. The first person in the line  of the team runners have to throw the ball in the middle of the field and try not to get out of bounds after they have thrown it you have to run to the other side of the cones

  5. While you are running to the other side of the cones the fielders are spread out  try to tag you with the ball and they are also trying to catch it before it bounces if they caught it before it bounces you are out and has  to watch

  6. After the next person in the line has thrown the ball  and you have made it to the other side of the cones you have to try to run back so the fielders have to tag you and the person who has thrown the ball

  7. If you have made it from the end and then back to the start you get a point for your team you should also have a score person to add it all up at the end when you have gone through the whole line you can swop teams so if you were in the runners now your in fielders

  8. At the end the scorer has to say how much points they got against the other team

    The people with the most points wins!

I hope you have enjoyed learning and playing this game and you would be able to play this anywhere.

Thank You for playing.

By Molly Duffy

Frisbee Golf

What you need

  • A frisbee (A circle disc you throw)

  • Two people (At least)

  • 7 cones(at least)

  • A reasonably big space(grass preferably)

Steps

  1. Take the frisbee and hold it like this

Image result for person holding frisbee

1.  Set up cones

2.  Next throw the frisbees to each cone

3.  The person Who throw the closest to the cone winning

4.  From where your frisbee landed stand there and throw it to the next cone

5.  The person to get there frisbee closest to the last cone wins.

By Liam Sommerfeldt

In Maths we spent a week learning about transformations. A transformation happens when a shape is reflected (flipped), rotated (turned) or translated (slid). We found lots of examples around the school and made some transformation art. Here is our display:

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