Dear Parents


Congratulations to Bishop Campbell who has celebrated 50 years as a Priest, at a special mass at St. Mary’s Basilica on Monday morning.


Sunday Mass – Change of Time

Sunday  Mass will now be at 11.00am instead of 10.30am until the end of September. This will be reviewed once Fr Tony is back.



Thank you for your attendance of our interviews. I apologize for any confusion regards the booking of these. We were unable to use our usual programme due to the shared Room 8 & 9 interviews, but will find an easier solution for next year.


New Plans for School

Last week I met with Bill Haydon from the Catholic Property Office to go over the updated plans for our school upgrade.

As soon as I receive a copy of these, I will put them out for you to view.


John Parsons – IT Expert – Cyber Safety

We are fortunate to have John Parsons here to work with our classes on Wednesday 10 August. He will work with the classes, then run a parent meeting. I would encourage all parents to attend this, especially with an increasing number of schools having BYOD schemes and children from a younger age being exposed to social media. More information next term.


Ski Trip Friday 2 September

Sacred Heart Ski Trip is booked for Friday 2 September. This trip is for Year 5-6 students and Year 4 students who are accompanied by a parent. Fees will be $100 per person.



Oysters Raffle – This is due in today. If you have not returned your card (sold or empty) please do so tomorrow.


Hockey Fees

Hockey Fees have now been calculated and sent home. Please settle these at your earliest convenience.


Family Works – Making a Difference Together

Parenting and caring for children can be challenging and we all need support and encouragement to be the great parents we want to be. Family Works has a range of free programmes that can do just that. Have a look on the noticeboard in the junior corridor and see if there is anything that interests you and your family.


University of Otago College of Education – Wed 6 July 7.00pm

Teaching information Evening 2016 @ 100 Nelson Street.

Learn about our range of programmes in early childhood, primary and primary bicultural teaching available at our Southland Campus.



FAITH  FACT – The Kingdom of God

Crossing the threshold of faith leads us to forgive and to be able to put on a smile; it is drawing near to everyone who lives a marginalized existence and calling him by name, it is caring for the frailties of the weakest and supporting their tottering steps, certain that whatever we do for the least of our brethren we do for Jesus himself (Mt 25:40).

There will be a mufti day for children on Friday 8 July, the last day of the term. Children are asked to wear mufti clothing and bring a gold coin to donate to Caritas in supporting Nila Primary School in the Solomon Islands.


Altar Servers

Saturday 25 June 7.00 pm:    Greta Jones & Jack Smith

Sunday 26 June 10.30am:      Maiya T.K. & Robbie Humm

Children’s Liturgy:                   Maria Baynes

Netball Results – Round 7 of 8

Kate Russell got Player of the Day for her outstanding defending against St Theresa who won 8-6.

Jade Holland’s shooting, helped her team Apple win against Waverley 19-8.

Finals next week;  game times yet to be confirmed for play offs, with prize giving for all to start at 5.30pm.


We have 4 netball dresses that need their hems repaired.

We are looking for a lovely volunteer?  If this is you, please see Mrs Ultee.


Fun Sticks – Sunday Mornings 9.15 – 10 am – $5 each

This programme is to run skills for 4 – 9yrs until 31 July (except for the 17 July). Sticks provided but bring your own mouth guard and shin pads please. Queries to Allison 0274715245.


Southland Shooters – Year 3 / 4

This is a development programme for all children who are keen to experience basketball in the region, commencing August 7 – September 18.  $75 each, which includes a Southland Shooters singlet. Enquiries and registration to:


Room 9 Class Happenings

Wow, what a busy term we have had.

This term the year 6 children are working with a Room 1 buddy, helping with reading.

We have to remember to:

Pause:  Give the children wait time of 5 seconds

Prompt: We have to remind the children read on, re read and get their mouth ready when they come to a tricky word

Praise: Remember to say “well done”, “good job”.  This needs to be throughout the book and the end of the book.


Also we have just finished some Art Work; concentration on concept lines.

Foreshortening is a technique used in perspective to create the illusion of an object going back strongly into the distance.


Have a look on Room 7’s window to see the master pieces.


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