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Thank you to those who came along on the parent information evening regarding our school values and introducing our positive behaviour expectations for school wide. Your feedback and contributions were valuable and allowed us to see what you want for your children.

For those of you who have not heard we are renaming Kavanagh house to McCauley House. This is for a number of reasons.  We have chosen “McCauley” after Catherine McCauley, who was the founder of the Sisters of Mercy in 1830’s in Dublin, Ireland. Our school was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1962.  The house colour will remain yellow.

The winter months can be a challenging time for many. A number of medical professionals have advised there is an increase in influenza expected this flu season, please be practical about this. If you are unwell, please stay at home and look after yourself.

A reminder about the ‘Sip and Paint’ afternoon being held on Sunday 12th June, 1 – 4pm by our Friends of Sacred Heart and Miss Reid’s Crafts. This is for all staff, parents, caregivers, grandparents and anyone in our community.  Enquiries can be directed to Annemarie 0274835746.

God Bless  –  Catherine

Upcoming Events:
Monday 6th               Queens birthday – School will be closed
Sunday 12th            Sip and Paint – 1-4pm
Wednesday 15th     BikeReady/11am Mass to celebrate Father Harrison’s 50th year as a Priest
Wednesday 22nd    Friends of the school Family movie night at School
Thursday 23rd        Sacred Heart Feast Day
Friday 24th             Matariki Holiday

We welcome Kriston James, Nikola Tejada, Levi Guise and Lydia McNaught who joined the children in Akomanga Aroha recently. We hope you and your families enjoy your time at Sacred Heart school.

Faith Facts

Week 5: May 30 – June 3 – Last feast day of Mary in May
The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the visit of Mary, the Mother of God, with the child Jesus in her womb, to her cousin Elizabeth. The visit took place when Elizabeth was herself six months’ pregnant with the forerunner of Christ, Saint John the Baptist. We pray for all expectant mothers. May they be filled with the joy of expectation as Mary.

Week 6: June 6 – 10
On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the founding of the Church (sometimes called “the birthday of the Church’) and the beginning of its mission to all peoples.
The liturgical colour of most of the Easter season is white. The liturgical colour for Pentecost is red, which symbolises the Holy Spirit and the tongues of fire which appeared above the heads of the apostles when they received the Holy Spirit.

Cross Country
Last Thursday we held our school cross country around a course that was set up at Donovan Park. The students seemed to enjoy the change of venue and it was great to see a large number of parents attending. The students all tried really hard and there were some impressive efforts. It was interesting to note that in several cases, all students from the one family were placed. A big thank you to the parents and grandparents who assisted on the day and congratulations to the following students who will represent our school at the combined All Saints cross country today at Elizabeth Park: Daisy Duffy, Lucy Williams, Nadia Hutton, Noah Duggan, Christian Roderique, Mitchell Wezenbeek Gauldie, Jamie Calvert and Sean Hartstonge. We wish them luck – Penny Ivey.


Congratulations to all the children who have received certificates in the last fortnight.

Rippa Rugby Carnival
Yesterday our Rippa Rugby Team was fortunate enough to attend the Rippa Carnival at Rugby Park. We had a fabulous day with perfect conditions for running, rugby and scoring plenty of tries. We managed to win 2 out of 3 games. Well done to all the students who were part of the team, for their efforts and showing great sportsmanship. Thank you to Leanne for helping out and to all the parents who came out to support. Mr Taula

Akomanga Tika Class Happenings 
This week we have been learning about poems. We know that some poems have rhyming words, some have exclamation marks, they all are about different ideas and some use really different words. Here are some of the acrostic poems we wrote.


Age six
Ice cream lover
Kitkat is my favourite
A good kid
A boy is what I am
Rykynn is so kind to me
Caterpillars are my favourite bug
Hats are blue at my house
Every time Hawkun plays with me
Reuben plays with me

Violet is kind
I love my doggy
Oh no! I love school
Lidia is my bestie
Excellent student
Today I’m the leader
Run fast
Hawkdun loves his puppy dog
Ji Jo
and pretty
Have a great Queen’s Birthday weekend and we will see you all back at school on Tuesday 7th June.