Dear Parents

I hope everybody has been able to keep warm and dry over the past few weeks as winter has come to visit us.
Last week we welcomed Suzy Evans to our teaching staff. Suzy is teaching in Akomanga Aroha and is having a brilliant start.
Thank you to everybody for making her feel so welcome.

Last Friday we had a very successful school cross country. Thank you to all the parents that came along to cheer their children on. It was lovely to see our senior students helping out, showing Aroha & Manaaki.
Ka Pa Tamariki, you all did a super job today!

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing our school at the Zone Cross Country tomorrow:
Albert Cameron, Jacob Humm, James Hillman, Mason Allison, Jamie Russell, Sean Hartstonge, Daisy Duffy, Nadia Hutton and Pippa Hamilton.

A very big thank you to Jono Duffy and Richard Cook who helped put in the rugby posts and marked out the grounds. We have some very happy senior students who have been out every day practicing their skills. A special thank you to Mason Allison for writing a beautiful letter to the Board of Trustees asking for the rugby posts to be put up.

Congratulations to Nina McIntyre and Jordis Murray who have been selected to attend the Enrich Boost programme during week 10 this term.

Currently there is a very big shortage of reliever teachers throughout Southland. If you know of any relievers that would like to be put on our list, please let the office know.

A lot of spare clothing has been given to children over the past few days, due to falling in mud and sliding down wet slides. Please ensure these are returned washed, to the school office.

A reminder that toys/valuables are not to be brought to school unless parents have been informed by the classroom teacher.

Hot food/Noodles
Please make sure all food that needs to be heated, must be brought to school in a container suitable for the pie warmer.
It is too dangerous for children to be given hot water for noodles.

As winter is here it is the expectation that ALL children be in correct winter uniform. This includes wearing shoes and socks at all times, especially leaving the school grounds.
Slippers may be worn in class. We have the option of purchasing a softshell jacket from the uniform shop at the airport or online:

Sacred Heart Feast Day
On Friday 11th June we will be celebrating Sacred Heart Feast Day.

We are holding a ‘house baking competition’ to celebrate our feast day. Children are invited to bake a small plate filled with yummy food to enter in our baking
competition. For their effort 100 house points will be awarded to all entries. Winners will earn an additional 500 points for their house. Winners will be chosen from the Junior and Senior school. Entries should arrive at school in the morning, labelled with child’s name and which house they belong to. (attach the label to the bottom of your entry).
Winners will be announced later in the day and baking will be enjoyed by our School Whanau in a shared afternoon tea.

We invite children to take part in a celebration of the various talents God has blessed us with. On Friday afternoon, the Forde Atrium will become Centre Stage as we celebrate.
All participants will earn 100 points for their house. Sacred Heart has got talent! Calling all singers, dancers, musician, magicians and performers. The stage is yours to
entertain us with 2 minutes of stardom! Practice at home, enter individually/with your sibling or friend! Dress up for your performance – we can’t wait to see what talents you
have been nurturing!

Teacher’s Paid Union Meeting
On Thursday 24th June the teachers will be attending a paid union meeting. There will be limited supervision during this day and encourage parents to please keep your child at home if at all possible.

Redeem Coffee
Tomorrow morning (Friday 4th June) from 8am, Redeem Coffee will be set up in the carpark. She has eftpos available if you would like to purchase a coffee.

Altar Servers
6 June = L Williams
13 June = J Russell
20 June = B Casey
27 June = R Mohenoa

Term Dates:
– 7th June Queen’s Birthday – School Closed
– 11th June Sacred Heart Feast Day
– 24th June Teachers Paid Union Meeting
– 27th June Matariki Celebration
– 30th June Sacrament of Reconciliation
– 1st July Reports Home
– 6th July Interviews (school closed from 12.30pm)
– 7th July Interviews
– 9th July End of term 2

Faith Facts
Week 5  31st May – 4th June (Green)
30th Trinity Sunday
31st The Visitation of Mary
1st St Justin
3rd Charles Lwanga and companions
The Visitation of Mary, is a joyful visit and meeting of two pregnant women. A family moment of happiness for the cousins. At the sound of Mary’s greeting, the pregnant Elizabeth felt the infant St. John the Baptist leap in her womb. Mary then said the the beautiful prayer the Magnificat.

Week 6   7th – 11th June (Green)
6th June Feast of Corpus Christi. The Body of Christ.
11th Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is a very unusual and even odd image in our world today. This image of Jesus was first imagined in early as the 13th century and maintained devotion through to the 16th and 19th century even to now. This image was created to represent Jesus’ humanness and Jesus’ love for humanity.

Congratulations to Pippa Hamilton who received the Charism Award today, and to all the children who received certificates.


The Great Olympic Skate
One day while looking through the Southland Express, Lucy Cook saw an article about a HUGE skateboard coming to Invercargill. Her first thoughts were WOW, imagine if this skateboard could come to my school! Lucy came and asked if she could email the manager. She ran it by Mrs Williams who gave her the ok.

Lucy and Jamie wrote a letter to Sharon who is the manager, Mrs TK emailed it to her. She replied and told us that she would get back to us the next day. We were really sad when we didn’t get a reply. Lucy used her initiative and asked if she could write another letter to ask again. That night there was a reply!!
The HUGE skateboard is coming to Sacred Heart School tomorrow at 9am until approx 11am!!! Lucy & Jamie are over the moon!!!!
An Olympic group will be bringing Eke Tahi along with Matt Markland and Bowman Hansen, who are two of NewZealand’s top skateboarders!
The Southland Times may make an appearance. If you do not wish your child to have their photo taken, please email the classroom teacher.


Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 4 closes on Wednesday 16th June.

Fruit Delivery – The next delivery is next Wednesday 9th June. Anyone wanting to place an order, must do so tomorrow. Available are: Apples (pacific beauty, royal gala, braeburn, granny smith) 4kg for $12. Pears (taylors gold, winter nelis) 3kg for $12.

Akomanga Wairua Class Happenings
In Wairua we have been learning how to write cinquain poems. These poems only consist of 5 lines but use lots of descriptive language. Here are some of our poems.

Excitement, scary
Exhausting, tiring, running
Embarrassing, sad, harsh, fun.
By Kellen

Fun, easy
Building, making, sharing
I like making Lego.

Fun, hard
Kicking, ripping, passing
Sports is the best.
By Marley

Difficult, hard
Winning, challenging, battling
Soccer is so fun.
By Madison

This week we had a STEM challenge making Paper planes to see whose plane could fly the furthest. We made predictions to guess how far our planes would travel. Most of the students predicted that our planes would travel between 5 and 10 meters. Sam May’s plane flew over 15 meters, while the majority of the class planes landed just over 5 meters. 

Community Notices

Sacred Heart School Hall – Market Day
“Xmas in June” Saturday 26th 9am – 3pm $10 per table.
If you would like to book a space for this market, please contact Lorraine 0274923949.