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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?

Latest Notifications

Newsletter Wednesday 24 February

Tue Feb 23 11:45pm



FOSH Meeting 6pm Staffroom tomorrow Tuesday 23rd FebruaryvAll welcome.

Mon Feb 22 12:58am

Netball for Term 1 is only for Year 1/ 2.

Thu Feb 18 10:36pm

A notice will be coming home shortly for registration for Years 3-8.

Touch fees ($23.00) and Netball fees ($35.00) are due by tomorrow please. Touch starts tomorrow and Netball starts on Saturday.

Wed Feb 17 11:32pm

Term 1 Year 1/ 2 Netball Draw has been sent home today. Netball starts this Saturday 20th February.

Wed Feb 17 11:24pm

Touch Term1 The Touch draw for Term 1 and a map of the fields has been sent home today to all players.

Wed Feb 17 11:12pm

Change of Alert Levels

Wed Feb 17 04:49am

Dear Parents


It was great news to hear we are moving to Alert Level 1 so quickly. While new cases in the community are always disappointing to hear of, it is reassuring to see how quickly they have been identified. I am sure we are all grateful for the efforts of our health workers, scientists and technicians in this regard, and the thousands of people who have been tested.


As a community we need to avoid the complacency which New Zealanders tend to quickly move into when we are at lower alert levels. Please do continue to scan QR codes and monitor closely for illness within your whānau. 


Our focus as always will be to support the learning, safety and wellbeing of our  tamariki and we continue to be here to support you too.


You will be able to enter the playground again tomorrow. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me, if there is something you need assistance with.


Ngā mihi



Children who are unwell

Sun Feb 14 10:12pm

We have noticed children coming to school with notes to say they can’t swim because they have a cold. If your child is not well enough to swim they should not be at school.

The main message from the Ministries of  Health and Education is: Stay home if you are sick.

This is really important at any alert level and we ask you to support us as we endeavour to keep everyone safe at this time.


COVID19 Level 2 form Midnight tonight. Please read the following information. These processes will be starting TOMORROW morning

Sun Feb 14 07:04am

COVID19- Alert Level 2 Midnight tonight until midnight Wednesday

From midnight 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.

Depending on what happens with Alert levels there may be some processes in place for Touch and Netball. We will inform you if this is necessary

Newsletter Wednesday 10 February

Tue Feb 09 10:20pm



Just a reminder that Touch and Future Ferns Netball (Yr 1/ 2) notices are due back tomorrow please. Swimming starts on Tuesday.

Thu Feb 04 07:36am

A few messages:

Wed Feb 03 03:08am

Touch notices and Future Ferns Netball (Yr 1 /2 ) came home today. They are due back by this Friday 5th February.

Swimming begins next Tuesday 9th February. All children are expected to swim every day and they need their togs and towel named and in a bag. Please also name goggles. Juniors classes may wear PE uniform to school every day while we are swimming.

Next Friday 12th February from 4-6pm we will be having a community get together at McKenzie Pool. We have booked in and entry will be by a donation per family. FOSH will be having a sausage sizzle and this will be a chance to meet other families and your child’s teacher.

We had a great start to the term today and we welcomed 12 new children to our school.


Just a few reminders as school begins this week:

Sat Jan 30 03:33am

Our new school website is now live. If you are having a problem opening PDF’s simply right click and open in a new page or tab.

Please ensure that your children have all their stationery on Wednesday. You have been invoiced for the stationery which the school provides and payment for this is due on Wednesday 3rd February.

Everyone needs a school bucket sunhat.

Uniform shop will be open this Tuesday 2nd February 10am-12noon.

School Prayer and the Whakatau will be held outside the library starting at 9am. 
Tech for Yr 7 / 8 and Swimming will both begin on the Tuesday after Waitangi Day.

School will be closed on Monday 8th February, as we celebrate Waitangi Day.

The school calendar is a Google calendar this year and is on both the school app and the website. This will be updated as events come to hand or dates change.

On Wednesday 3rd February notices will come home for Touch Rugby and Fun Ferns Netball (Yr 1 /2). If your child/children want to play the return slips are due back on Friday 5th February, as entries close at the end of Term 2.

Please remember to log in to the school app and select the groups you wish to subscribe to this year.

If there is any parent who may be able to help with Road Patrol supervision this year please contact either Katy or myself.

We are all looking forward to seeing you all next week. The children will be very surprised by the lovely new wall colours in their rooms!

Nga mihi


Our new website is live! The address is the same- sacredheartpetone.school.nz

Fri Jan 22 01:22am

The school Google Calendar is on there and will update on both the School App and the website as changes are made. The calendar is only for Term 1 at the moment but by the time school starts it should have dates for the whole year on it.

A few reminders

Wed Jan 20 01:15am

Please ensure that your children have all their Stationery requirements on Wednesday 3rd February. You will receive an invoice in the next week for the items that the school is providing. Payment is due on Wednesday 3rd February. Thanks to everyone who has paid already.

The Uniform Shop will be open on Tuesday 2nd February from 10am -12noon for you to purchase uniform.
All students need a school bucket sunhat for this term please.

School starts on Wednesday 3rd February, at 9am. We will begin with school prayers and a Whakatau for our new students and their families. We look forward to seeing you all then. Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

Please ensure you update your alert group subscriptions for this year

Mon Jan 18 09:22pm


Alert Group Selection Page

Happy New Year everyone! 2021 Stationery Lists have been added to the school app.

Fri Jan 15 09:32pm

Newsletter Monday 14 December. NOTE:2021 Class Stationery lists are coming home with your nominated child today. Happy Christmas! Janet

Mon Dec 14 01:22am



Prizegiving tonight Tuesday 14th December at 6.30pm in the church. Please be there by 6.15pm wearing correct summer uniform.

Sun Dec 13 11:57pm

School closes at 1pm tomorrow Tuesday 15th December. Please ensure your children are collected at 1pm

Newsletter Wednesday 2nd December

Tue Dec 01 11:15pm



Weather horrendous cold and windy. Decided can watch if they want to. We are not participating this year.

Fri Nov 27 05:31am