Dear Parents

We hope all the children on tomorrow’s ski trip have a good day and that the weather is kind to them. We will post an arrival time on Facebook once they are on the way home. Please contact me on 0274918694 if urgent, but note that the school phone won’t be cleared after 4pm.


A friendly reminder to our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday contributing schools that Enrich@ILT will be closed on the 8th, 9th and 10th September due to our 2016 Entry Selection Process being carried out. Children will attend their home schools on these days; there will be no charge for this day. I wish to note that Monday 7th and Friday 11th September Enrich@ILT sessions will proceed as normal.

 School Canteen

Thank you to Rachel Bryce for the great service provided last Friday.  Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

Sacred Heart School Parent Information Evening

Would you like to know more about how your child learns to write and how we teach writing at Sacred Heart School?

When: 7 – 8pm Wednesday, 16 September in Room 6.

RSVP by 15 September:

 Appleby Cricket Club

The Appleby Cricket Club is looking for Year 5/6 boys & girls that want to play cricket in Term 4. Our first practice will be on Wednesday the 7th of October, 6pm at the Appleby Cricket Grounds and our first game will be on Saturday the 17th of October, from 9am till midday. No experience is necessary as full coaching will be provided and, thanks to ANZ, we are able to provide brand new cricket gear for all the children to use! Subs for the term are only $20. If your child is interested, please contact Dave Pethick on 021516240, (03)216-6293, or


Are you looking for good childcare and also want to give back? Our au-pairs are looking for wonderful Kiwi families to look after your children and experience the typical Kiwi lifestyle. Registration is free and we cater to all kinds of families (big, small, city, rural, part time, full time). More info can be found on our website: Make sure to swing by our new Facebook page and Like us to keep up-to-date on the latest news:

We are a boutique au-pair agency with a big heart where your family becomes part of our family. Looking forward to welcoming you into our home, the Au Pair New Zealand team.

 Book Amnesty

We are counting up our reading books and looking for any lost ones.  If you find any books belonging to school, please send them back so we can account for them.  Many thanks for your support with this.

Faith Facts ~  St Gregory the Great:

St. Gregory was born in Rome about the year 540 and became one of the seven deacons of Rome. He acquired a thorough education, and became Chief Magistrate of Rome at thirty-four years of age.  He built six monasteries and founded a seventh in his own house in Rome, which became the Benedictine Monastery of St. Andrew. Here, he himself assumed the monastic habit in 575, at the age of thirty-five. St. Gregory was chosen Pope by the unanimous consent of priests and people. He is known above all for his magnificent contributions to the Liturgy of the Mass and Office. He is one of the four great Doctors of the Latin Church. He died March 12, 604. He is the patron of teachers.

Laudato Si’

Many in the media have been talking about what the encyclical has to say on global warming. How prominent a theme is this? While global warming is one of the themes in the document, the document goes into much more than that. As the list of topics covered in chapter one indicates global warming or “climate change” is just part of the first of five major sections dealing with ecological problems that the pontiff sees. Of the 40,500 words in the official English translation of the document, the word warming occurs nine times and the phrase climate change occurs twelve times. 

Altar Servers

Saturday 5 September 7.00 pm       Josh Henderson & Emma Brooks

Sunday 6 September 10.30am                            Caleb Wolf & Nathan Russell

Children’s Liturgy                                     Cecelia Russell

Sports Results:

Flipperball – Sharks lost 9 – 5 against Makarewa.

Soccer – Yr 5 team lost 6 – 5 against Otautau. POD was Greta Jones.

Daffodil Day Mufti

Many thanks to the children for their gold coin last Friday. We were delighted to donate $222.80 to The Cancer Society.



 Room 9 Class Happenings 

Room 9 are making cushions.

Curriculum area: Technology

Our technological need: In Room 9, we developed a library corner with a new book display and some second hand furniture. We decided it needed some cushions.

Concept: As a class we brainstormed lots of ideas. We then went off and did an individual brainstorm.

We made a template, smaller than our cushion, to play around with our ideas

When we were designing our cushions we had to think about

  • The size of our objects
  • The spacing of our drawings
  • Leaving space for sewing around the edge of the cushion
  • Our colours

Next we transferred our template onto cotton fabric.

On a spare piece of fabric, we experimented with blending textile paint. We used the primary colours to make secondary colours, and white to lighten our colours.

Using black textile pens we traced over the outline.

Now we are using the textile paint to paint our cushions.

When we have painted them, we will sew the cushion, stuff them and sit on them.

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Shared writing by Room 9