Dear Parents

Our prayers and thoughts are with Mr Parker and his family, and also the Phillips family.

Well done to all the students that participated in the Zone Athletics at Surrey Park Stadium last week. It is great to have feedback from other schools that they were impressed with Sacred Hearts sportsmanship and behaviour. Thank you to the parents that came and assisted on the day.
Congratulations to Jacob Humm, Albert Cameron, Sean Hartstonge, Jamie Russell and Tayla Nel who will be representing the All Saints Zone at Southland Athletics on Saturday 27th March. Good luck!


Heat Ups
Your child is welcome to bring a ‘heat up’ to school for their school lunch. We ask that you please have this in tinfoil (no containers) and is clearly named with their room on it, in vivid. This is to be placed on the kitchen bench in the Forde Atrium before school starts.
Please no uncooked noodles.

Roxburgh Fruit
Anyone wanting to place an order, can do this up to first thing Monday morning.

Up and coming events
 Junior Athletics                             25/3
 Southland Athletics                      27/3
 Easter Liturgy                                  1/4
 Good Friday                                     2/4 (School closed)

 Easter Monday                                5/4 (School closed)
 Southland Anniversary                 6/4 (School closed)
 End of Term 1                                16/4
 Beginning of Term 2                      3/5
 Teachers only day                           3/5 (School closed)

Faith Facts

WEEK 7 15th – 19th March (Violet)
4th Week of Lent
17th St Patricks Day
19th St Joseph

WEEK 8 22nd – 26th March (Violet)
5th Week of Lent
25th Annunciation of Jesus

This is the last week of Lent. Next week Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday.
On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. Within the week the crowd would turn against him.
The week begins with joy and ends in sorrow and by the following Sunday Jubilation.

We thank the Rotary Club of Invercargill North who presented all the Year 4 children with an Usborne Illustrated English Dictionary.
This is part of the ‘Dictionaries in Schools Programme’.

Charism Awards
Congratulations to Nadia Hutton and Bella-Rose Horrell who received the Charism award for weeks 6 & 7, and to all the children who received certificates.

Also Kade Black, who received his welcoming bible.


Tika Class Happenings

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Akomanga Tika have been busy creating artwork that represents our identity. We have made Picasso inspired portraits using pieces of coloured card on black paper. We were learning about colour and shape. We had to include at least 3 colours and at least 3 different shapes in our artwork.

We have been focusing on who we are and although we are all students in Akomanga Tika, each of us are special and unique in our own way.

In R.E we have been learning about how Jesus invited others to join him and share meals together. We have been relating this to our own lives and talking about the importance of sharing meals and spending time with family and friends. We were invited to the field where Miss Austin threw a lollipop scramble for us. We then talked about how we felt before and after the invitation and tried to imagine how Jesus’ friends felt when he invited them.

Raveesha Mendis – “This is me and my friend playing together. We play hide and seek. We are kind to each other.”

Elizabeth Chong – “This is a picture of me camping with my friend Athena outside the church. We ate marshmallows, it was fun. We are kind friends.”

Oliver Duggan – “This is me at Maddon’s house. I went there to play and eat some chips. It is super fun being with friends. Sometimes we have sleepovers at my house. It is fun.”

Thank you for reading about our learning – Ngā mihi nui

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