Kia Ora Sacred Heart Community

Our thoughts are prayers are with Peter Crawford and his family this week.

Also to Mrs Tagomoa-Kaa who will be on leave till the end of this term.

Welcome to Karis Hoogeveen, Brooklyn Naidoo and Ryan Murdoch who have all joined the children in Akomanga Aroha. We hope you and your families enjoy your time at Sacred Heart School.

There is a lot of sickness around at present. Thank you for keeping your children home if they are displaying symptoms. There are a number of bugs – gastro, influenza and of course covid.  Our thoughts and prayers are with other schools who have had to close or keep classes at home due to staffing shortages. We are fortunate in that we have not had to do this; however, we have been in the same boat and have been splitting classes. Thank you for your patience and understanding around this.

Reports will be going home this week, please take the time to read these and celebrate your son/daughter’s achievements so far this year. They should all be very proud. If you have questions or want further clarification, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time to discuss.

Next week is the final week of term 2. We will have a liturgy on Thursday afternoon, in the Atrium at 2pm to celebrate our learning. Parents are most welcome to join us.

The Catholic review team will be in the school next Wednesday and Thursday. Special thanks to our DRS Lucy King for her preparation in regards to this and for all of the initiatives in our religious education programme this year.

Our community garden will be planted early next term as our planter boxes have arrived. Thank you to Mandy Jordan, Mortgage Adviser for her generous donation of $1000 which has enabled this project to get underway. The planting of the garden will be part of our science inquiry next term, in line with Matariki’s time to plant. We will be looking at conservation and growth cycles as part of this also.

Life Education will be visiting us early next term – more information will come out to families about this closer to the time.

Croissants orders can be picked up on Wednesday 6th July after school.

Can we have all activity fees and netball fees settled up before the end of term please.

Anne Kean is away for the next few weeks to see her family overseas; we wish her safe travels and a special time with her family.

God Bless  –  Catherine

Faith Facts

Week 9: June 27 – July 1st

Pope Francis Prayer intention for July.
The Elderly

We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility. We in New Zealand may also add that God keeps our kaumatua healthy and strong through the winter. May our koro and kuia know of our aroha and gratitude.

Week 10: July 4 – 8

 A Holiday Prayer
God of Joy and re Creation
This holiday we pray that you will be with us, as we take this much needed time of rest and refreshment.
We pray that there will be no problems to hinder or prevent our restful holiday time. Keep us and all our friends safe and warm during this break.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to recharge our mental, spiritual and physical ‘batteries’, so that we may be able to spend time away from our hard work at school and return rejuvenated and ready to continue our daily tasks.

Amen

Akomanga Aroha Class Happening
This week we have learning about the story of ‘God’s creation.’ We have had lots of discussion about how we look after all the things that God created.  The children are excited to share with others of how to care for, be kind to and look after all of our special animals, people and the land in which we live in.  We have been also working on some collaborative art work which is nearly finished and will put up on our wall in Aroha.

Community Notices 

Grasmere Kindergarten have available spaces for children two and a half to 5 years. Enquiries can be made to Tracey 215-9292 or 90 Heywood Street.