Dear Parents  There are 8.5 days left of the term and I don’t quite know how we are going to fit it all in!! There are lots of exciting events coming up including camp, year 6 celebrations, picnics, waterslides and final assemblies. Advent is about expectancy, hope, and repentance. In this season, we look ahead

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Tena Koutou We are over half way through the final term of the year, students and teachers alike are busy with classroom programmes, assessment and final reporting for the year. Reports will be sent home to you on the 9 December. Tomorrow we farewell Emily Paterson who has spent the last four weeks in Wairua.

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Dear Parents/Caregivers Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the chaotic pace of life. On Sunday Father Tony shared about being present and focusing on the task at hand.  I struggle with this as I know many people do, trying to juggle everything at once and sometimes not giving full attention to where

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Dear Parents/Caregivers This week we celebrate Mission Sunday. I have included this message from Pope Francis which challenges us to bear witness to everyone around us through the way we act: Dear brothers and sisters! “You shall be my witnesses” Acts 1:8 These words were spoken by the Risen Jesus to his disciples just before

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You are someone special Whether your ambition is to turn the world upside down or to stay safely hidden in the back row of life, always remember that being YOU will have a noticeable effect on the lives of many people. Your life will leave its mark. In that you have no choice, but you

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Dear Parents/Caregivers I love spring. As I sit here with the sun shining through into my office and the joyful noise of kids playing outside, it reminds me that the warmer months are coming. Winter can present as a bleak time in the calendar, long dreary days -arriving to work in the dark, leaving in

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Tena Koutou Katoa At Mass last week the 1st reading came from Ezekiel:  Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. Father Tony explained to us that Ezekiel

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 Kia Ora Koutou As you are well aware our staffing has been under pressure this term due to illness, I thank you for your understanding during this time and want to reassure you that we continue to provide students with a quality catholic education as we navigate our way through this. Focus Value for the

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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

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Dear Parents This week has seen the weather take a turn for the worst – lots of stories of trampolines ending up in their neighbours property! Yesterday students in Akomanga Mana attended mass to celebrate Father Harrison’s 50th Jubilee, since being ordained as a priest. As a school, we would like to acknowledge the ongoing

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Tena Koutou 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

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Dear Parents Thank you everyone for a great response to our pink shirt day. Everyone looked fantastic and have spent part of the day completing rotations based around anti-bullying and our school values. Tomorrow staff will participate in professional development, focusing on the religious education programme. We will spend our time looking at the God

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