SACRED HEART PRIMARY
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.
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.
Ten Lepers, Jesus evicting the money lenders from the Temple, Story of Zaccheus
The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, Jesus is tempted
Sense of Community
Wedding Feast at Cana, Feeding the 5000 and Calling the Apostles
Don’t hide your light under a bushel, The Parable of the Talents, The parable of the Mustard Seed
Whats happening at Sacred Heart School?
FOSH Frock Swap Saturday 21st August. All gently worn women’s clothing accepted. Contact Kate Wasson 021374335Wed Jul 28 02:58pm
Mufti Mania- CaritasTue Jul 27 12:14pm
We will be having a Mufti Day at the end of Week 2 for the Caritas Mufti Mania Appeal. Children may wear Mufti on that day and the cost is a gold coin donation. Thank you for your support of this appeal.
When – Friday August 6th
School – Kristus Raja School (in West Papua)
Need – The students at this small school have felt the impact of the pandemic and been in lockdown since March 2020! The majority of students come from poorer families and have found remote learning a real challenge. The school was built back in 1970 and the buildings are wearing out. Funds raised this year will help repair toilets and bathrooms and provide new desks, chairs and resources for students for when they come back to school.
A couple of remindersThu Jul 08 12:45pm
Tomorrow is the last day of Term 2. Thank you for all your support this term. A couple of reminders:
We have emailed those people who have outstanding chocolate money. Please could you pay this by tomorrow.
Hangi tomorrow at lunchtime. Gold coin donation for the Hangi and children need to bring a named bowl.
Farewell Poroporoaki for 3 students who are leaving our school in the church at 2.15pm
Have a great holiday and we will see everyone back at school on Monday 26th July at 9am to start Term 3.
RemindersFri Jul 02 04:34pm
A few things to remember for next week:
A notice will be coming home today. Please return the slip if you can help.
Please remember school will close at 12.50pm on Tuesday 6th July and 2.45pm on Thursday 8th July for Learning Conversations. Please collect your children at those times.
If you have an early interview your children can be supervised at school until you arrive.
This was due today. Please return money and/or unsold bars as soon as possible. A whole box is worth $72. Online payments to our school account is welcome.
We still have spaces. Email the office if you would like to book.
Wishing you a safe and happy weekend.
Matariki afternoonThu Jul 01 07:59am
Come and see what our students have been learning about Matariki this afternoon 2-3pm. Cultural performance at 2.30pm.
Alert Level 1Tue Jun 29 03:42pm
Kia ora koutou
I am sure, like me, you are very pleased about today’s announcement that the Wellington region will be moving back to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight.
Thank you to everyone for the way you’ve responded following the news last Wednesday. This has been a clear and, thankfully, short reminder of how important it is to maintain the health measures that keep us safe.
The move back to Alert Level 1 does remove some restrictions but we must all keep going with the basics – stay home if you’re sick, get tested if you’re displaying symptoms and scan everywhere you go.
Alert Level 2Sun Jun 27 03:18pm
We are continuing in Alert Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 29th June.
Please continue to follow school processes and thank you for your support of these processes as we work to keep everyone safe.
COVID Alert Level 2 – From 6pm tonight until midnight SundayWed 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 JuneMon Jun 21 07:43pm
Unless you have requested supervision for your children tomorrow afternoon please ensure they are collected at 12.50pm.
Reminders Week 8Sun 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 MeetingMon 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
TEACHER ONLY DAYTue 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 CountryThu 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 2021Wed May 12 04:12pm