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We welcome you and your family to the community of Sacred Heart Primary School, Petone, a Catholic primary school for girls and boys from Year 1 to Year 8. Teachers and parents are committed to uphold the Special Character of the school within the Parish of the Holy Spirit Te Wairua Tapu. The Special Character is reflected in our school and in our School Values.

Sacred Heart School, in partnership with parents and caregivers, will develop the talents of each child. We will value and encourage the spiritual, emotional, and cultural identity of each child. We will support and foster academic growth and physical well being. Through our influence and example our students will become caring, confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

RISE Values

These are our school values and they are supported by Gospel Stories.
We also have Catholic Social Teaching as a base for our Special Character.

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Ten Lepers, Jesus evicting the money lenders from the Temple, Story of Zaccheus

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The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, Jesus is tempted

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Sense of Community

Wedding Feast at Cana, Feeding the 5000 and Calling the Apostles

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Don’t hide your light under a bushel, The Parable of the Talents, The parable of the Mustard Seed

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Whats happening at Sacred Heart School?

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COVID Alert Level 2 – From 6pm tonight until midnight Sunday

Wed Jun 23 02:35pm

From 6pm tonight we are back in Alert level 2. This means at Sacred Heart School the following will be in place:

·       Only come into school if it is necessary. You MUST come through the office and sign in.

·       Tui parents can come in but must sign in the Tui register.

·       Please drop your children outside the gate and pick them up from outside the gate.  Junior children will come out slightly earlier to the gate.

·        Everyone is to come in the main gate

·       Children will be reminded of their “Moist breath zone” and to keep their personal hygiene practices going.

·       All children MUST have their own named drink bottle

We encourage you to keep using the Covid19 QR code when you come into school as this will help with contact tracing should it become necessary.

Please download our School App and the HERO app and please read any messages we send you.


Advice and Guidance received from the Ministry of Education today:

All of Wellington region
Alert Level 2 applies from 6pm tonight.

At Alert Level 2 it is safe for all students, children and staff to attend school and early learning. There will be appropriate precautions in place.
Children and staff who are at higher-risk of severe illness are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home.
Please be alert to illness and ask anyone who is presenting as unwell to go home, or ask parents and caregivers to come and pick the child up.
Messaging about good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette to be reinforced.
Soap and water is very appropriate for washing hands, particularly if hand sanitiser stocks are low.
For schools, children, young people and staff should be far enough away from each other so that they are not breathing on or touching each other, coupled with good hygiene practices and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces. There does not need to be a specific measurement but where practicable and reasonable 1 metre can be used as a guide, particularly between adults.
In early learning there does not need to be a measurable physical distance between children/ tamariki or children/tamariki and staff.  However adults should where practicable use 1 metre as a guide between themselves and other adults.
Physical distancing of 2 metres is recommended for parents and caregivers, from people they don’t know (to align with public health measures outside the school grounds).
School hostels will continue to operate for those boarders who are unable to safely return home. See the Alert Level 2 guidance for hostels as a reminder of what is required.
Support your community by displaying the QR code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App.

Masks are not required at schools and early learning services at Alert levels 2 and 3.


Paid Union Meeting tomorrow Tuesday 22nd June

Mon Jun 21 07:43pm

Unless you have requested supervision for your children tomorrow afternoon please ensure they are collected at 12.50pm.

Thank you

Reminders Week 8

Sun Jun 20 04:22pm

We would like to remind you of some important thngs this week:

Tuesday 22nd June the teachers will be attending a Paid Union Meeting in the afternoon. Children who are able to go home will leave at 12.50pm. If you require supervision for your child you SHOULD have returned a slip letting us know this. We must know where all children are on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday 22nd June – Book Club closes. No late orders will be accepted and please check that you have ordered the correct book with the correct catalogue number.

Thursday 24th June-School Photos You have received an order envelope for Class and Individual photographs with the last newsletter. If you require a sibling group photograph, please see Anna in reception to collect a separate envelope. All orders must be returned before photo day.

Ordering and payment information is printed on the envelope. Payment can be made online at http://www.lcscott.co.nz (Please do not make payment into the school bank account.)Please note all students present on photo day will be included in class photographs and photographed individually regardless of whether they have returned payment envelopes.

Thursday 24th June– Parent Meeting Confirmation 7pm. Children do not need to attend but at least one parent must attend.

Have a great week

Interzone Cross Country is on today.

Tue Jun 15 07:36am

Paid Union Meeting

Mon Jun 14 12:55pm

A reminder that if your children require supervision next  Tuesday 22nd June, for the afternoon while the teachers attend their paid union meeting you MUST return the response slip by this Wednesday 16th June. This notice came home last week.

Children will go home at lunchtime on that day unless they are staying at school.


The Building Families of Faith Programme has been postponed and will be held later in the year. It will not go ahead this Thursday.

Tue Jun 08 04:02pm


Tue May 25 01:58pm

Friday 4th June is a Teacher Only Day. Please make other arrangements for your children on that day as there will be no supervision provided at school. This is one of the Teacher Only Days we were given by the Ministry of Education and we will be working on Assessment using the PACT Tool.

At this stage the SWZ Cross Country will go ahead tomorrow.

Mon May 24 03:17pm

 If this changes they will let us know at 7am tomorrow morning and we will pass this on to you as soon as we know if the event will not go ahead.

The cancellation date is Thursday 27th May.

Junior Cross Country

Thu May 20 03:33pm

Could all Junior classes wear PE uniform to school tomorrow Friday 21st May. The Junior teachers will run the planned activiteies from the cancelled cross country. This will begin at 9.30am at the Petone Rec – weather and ground conditions permitting.

Cross Country is cancelled today.

Tue May 18 09:54am

The grounds are too wet, causing safety concerns.

Cross Country cancelled tomorrow.

Mon May 17 04:16pm

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow and the state of the grounds we have decided to cancel the cross country tomorrow. We will select a team for SWZ based on times from practice runs.

Newsletter 12 May 2021

Wed May 12 04:12pm



The Whanau Support Group ” Kai and Korero” has been postponed from tomorrow night to later in the term.

Tue May 11 06:35pm

If your child (Years 3-8) would like to be part of Artsplash this year, permission slips are due back by this Friday 16 April.

Tue Apr 13 03:38pm

Netball Fees Due: If you have not paid your netball fees ($52.00) per player could you please pay these by this Friday 16th April?

Tue Apr 13 12:44pm

Fees must be paid before anyone plays a game. Thank you to everyone who has paid these fees. If you are unsure if you have not paid you were sent a reminder invoice last week.

Newsletter Wednesday 7 April

Wed Apr 07 12:46pm



Thanks so much for coming along to our Easter Play. We are immensely proud of every student!

Wed Mar 31 05:58pm

Thanks to our wider families and whanau- Grandparents, friends and other family for your support.

We look forward to a relaxing Easter and the opportunity to celebrate as a faith community this year, as we were unable to do last year.

We encourage you to take your children to the Easter ceremonies in the Parish, as they are very simple and very beautiful. The timetable is below:

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm

Good Friday- Ceremony of the Lord’s Passion 3pm

 Easter Saturday – Easter Vigil 7.30pm

Easter Sunday- One Mass only at 9.30am

Don’t forget clocks go back an hour this Sunday morning at 2am and don’t eat too much chocolate!

We look forward to seeing you all back at 9am on Wednesday 7th April.

With every best wish for a blessed and holy Easter full of the joy of the Risen Christ!

Happy Easter

Tomorrow Wednesday 31st March we will present our Easter Play in the church at 1.45pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for this celebration.

Tue Mar 30 10:57am

 Students may wear their Easter Play costumes to school tomorrow with their school jersey.


FOSH holiday programme. Book now for our school holiday programme. Details in last week’s newsletter

Mon Mar 29 12:16pm