Kia Ora Koutou
Next week is the final week of term one, I can hardly believe it! Please accept this as personal thank you for the lovely welcome I have had into the Sacred Heart community. I also want to thank you for your understanding and flexibility while we have been dealing with Covid 19. The children have shown resilience throughout and should be very proud of their efforts.
Thank you to the parents who took part in our interviews last week. Students are now working to the goals that were established. If you missed this opportunity, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time.
Please make sure your contact information is up to date – correct phone numbers, addresses and emergency contacts.
Mrs. Forbes can be contacted at: email@example.com if there are changes to be made.
Dates to remember:
12 April – Athletics day (parents are welcome to join us)
13 April – Passover Meal
14 April – Teacher only day
15 April – Good Friday, beginning of the school holidays
2 May – Term 2 begins
On Thursday 13 April there is a teacher only day to enable staff to participate in the first of our professional development on Positive Behaviour for Learning. PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school, as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence.
The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework is tailored to our school’s own environment and cultural needs.
It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices, you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.
PB4L School-Wide is based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework developed at the University of Oregon in the 1990s. PBIS is now in thousands of schools across the United States and there are over 1050 School-Wide schools in New Zealand.
PB4L School-Wide takes at least 3–5 years to put in place. Over this time, schools should see:
- incidents of problem behaviour decline
- the behaviour of students improve
- teachers spending more time teaching
- students more engaged and achieving
PB4L School-Wide takes the approach that opportunities for learning and achievement increase if:
- the school environment is positive and supportive
- expectations are consistently clear
- students are consistently taught desired behaviours
- students are consistently acknowledged for desired behaviours and undesirable behaviours are responded to in a fair and equitable way.
If you would like more information please visit: https://pb4l.tki.org.nz/PB4L-School-Wide
We are reaching the end of our Lenten journey. As we have travelled on this journey, trying to be better people, Jesus has walked with us. We have tried to remember how Jesus suffered for us by walking the road to Calvary with him, through our Lenten acts. So now before we break for holidays, we take this time to complete this Lenten journey by thinking of the joy that Easter Sunday will bring and praying that everyone has a happy Easter.
“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning, stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”
Luke 24: 1-7
Jesus most certainly died and came back to life! Because of this, we have assurance that we will have eternal life with God. Jesus fulfilled the law for our sake and conquered death. We know this to be true, and we are forgiven because of it. We know God loves us and we can trust Him for all things.
Our Young Vinnies leaders were astonished at the fantastic response to our mufti day today. Thank you for your generosity.
Wishing you a safe and blessed holiday break
Week 10: Violet 4th – 8th April
5th Week Lent
4th Saint Isidore
5th Saint Vincent Ferrer
7th Saint John Baptist de la Salle
Prayer for the 5th week of Lent
Tender and loving God, your gift of friendship lifts our hearts in hope and gratitude. Our relationship with you calls us to relationship with our friends and with all those in our community. Continue your friendship with us, Lord. Lift us up and keep us faithful in friendship to one another and that your healing ways may shine through in the world. AMEN.
Week 11: Violet 11th – 14th April
The Paschal candle represents Christ, the Light of the World. You see it at the front of the church. The candle is lit during the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night in Holy week.
The pure beeswax of which the candle is made represents the sinless Christ. The wick signifies His humanity, the flame, His Divine Nature, both soul and body.
Five grains of incense inserted into the candle in the form of a cross recall the aromatic spices with which His Sacred Body was prepared for the tomb, and of the five wounds in His hands, feet, and side.
Akomanga Manaaki Class Happenings
In Akomanga Manaaki we have been writing lots of poems such as Bio, Haiku, Limerick and Cinquain poems. Check out some of our Bio Poems!!!
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We have also been having paper STEM challenges. We made paper towers to see who could build the biggest tower in 20minutes. Here are our top 2 paper towers.