Dear Parents Welcome to Xanthe Belesky and Paris Johnson who both joined the children in Room 1 this week. We hope they enjoy their time with us.Only one week to go!!! Of course I am talking about our school fair on Sunday 9th November not the general election on the 8th.We have had a busy

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Dear Parents Writing today’s newsletter is a bitter sweet experience. It is with pleasure that we welcome Trinidad Balladares, Matthew Francis, Emma Brooks and William Robertshawe to school and wish them all the best in the year ahead. We congratulate our choir and Mrs Stupples, our swimmers and speech contestants, but it is also sad

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Dear Parents We have been visited this week by Harold the Giraffe and the Life Education Van. Teresa Wallace has been working with all classes. I’m sure you too have been treated to lots of interesting facts from your children after their visit to the van.Haven’t the Olympics been exciting? I have been enjoying watching

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Dear Parents I am sure like a lot of you this weekend, we will be attempting to watch as much of the Olympics as possible. The lead in to Beijing this year has been fraught with controversy such as the human right issues, and more recently the pollution covering the city. It is also one

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Dear Parents Ko te reo te taikura o te whakaao marama (Language is the key to understanding). Welcome back to Term 3 at Sacred Heart. We welcome Jakobe Paraki, Katelyn Maloney and Cameron Roulston to school. We hope they enjoy their time with us. Room 5 is also pleased to have Trent Ronald back in

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Dear ParentsWe welcome Tania McKenzie back to school today. We are pleased to hear about Flynn’s positive progress.I am looking forward to the PTA movie night tomorrow. See you there!From Wednesday next week I will be at the NZ Principal’s Conference in Christchurch. I wish to thank the staff, BOT, PTA and all parents and

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Dear Parents Another busy week is nearly over. It has been good to see some of the classes beginning their Orphan’s Aid activities. We have had Warwick Pascoe discussing The Miracle of Life, a visiting author John Parker with Rooms 5 & 7, the Southland Cross Country and the Ronald McDonald Road Safety Show today.We

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                                                                                                                                                                        Dear Parents   As part of our Sustainability Unit we have been looking at how much rubbish we produce at school.  Increased transport costs now mean emptying the skip is a substantial expense out of our operational

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Dear Parents Another busy week is over and it is June already. Winter sports have started and we thank all the staff and parents who are coaching school teams. We also have children practising for the upcoming Aerobics and Dance Festival & Zone and hopefully Southland Cross Country.At a breakfast meeting I attended this week

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Dear Parents Another Friday already! It’s hard to believe we have already had two weeks of school. The children seem to have settled straight back into school and we are all working on our “Sustainability Unit”. Thanks to those parents who have filled in their interview times. If you have not done this, the interview

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Dear Parents   Welcome back to Term 2, we look forward to another busy term.  Welcome back to Miss Kirkwood, and also to Shaun Clapperton and Khyla Matiu-Watson. Our Inquiry topic this term is “Sustainability” and the value we will be concentrating on is “Integrity”. With the seemingly endless increase in household costs – we

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Dear ParentsTEACHER ONLY DAY MONDAY 14TH APRILThe staff will be working with ‘Kath Murdoch’ to develop further assessment strategies for our Inquiry Unit. ERO VISIT & REPORT ~ The BOT received the oral report from Julie Batsone and Jeanette Ruri, the ERO reviewers in our school this week. As with any internal review there is

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