Welcome to

SACRED HEART PRIMARY
SCHOOL PETONE

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.

Respect

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

Integrity

The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, Jesus is tempted

Sense of Community

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



Excellence

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

New to Sacred Heart Primary School?

Are you interested in joining us at Sacred Heart Petone School? You can learn more about us below.

Annual Report

Latest ERO Report

Enrolment info

Whats happening at Sacred Heart School?

Latest Notifications

REMINDER: Learning Conversations – Thursday 7 July – 3pm to 5pm.

Wed Jul 06 03:46pm

School will close at 2.45pm tomorrow to allow teachers to prepare for School Interviews.


Students unable to see themselves home with be supervised in the playground until 3pm.

LunchOnline PIZZA lunch special Wednesday 6th July only!

Tue Jul 05 11:12am

To celebrate the end of term, LunchOnline have arranged a pizza lunch special for tomorrow only. 


Use your LunchOnline account to order or create an account – follow the link: https://www.lunchonline.co.nz/



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Reminder FOSH Disco tonight 5.30pm – 8pm

Fri Jul 01 02:47pm

Don’t forget to bring cash to spend at the disco!


Cheerios – 5 for $2.00


Hot chips $2.00


Drinks (fizzy and water) $1.00


Glow sticks .50 cents each or 3 for $1.00


Chippies .50 cent each


Lollies .50 to $1 each


We look forward to seeing you there.

School Disco – Friday 1st July

Thu Jun 30 02:17pm

FOSH is running a School Disco in the hall this Friday 1st July. 5.30pm – 8.00pm. No theme, just dress to dance!


$5.00 per ticket. Tickets are on sale NOW. Online banking into the school account is preferable or cash at the office.


Online Banking – Please reference your child’s name and “Disco.”


There will be hot food, treat food, drinks and glow sticks for sale during the disco.


See you there!

Leftover vegetable soup! Would you like some? Please bring a container to school today at 3pm.

Thu Jun 30 02:10pm

We have alot of leftover vegetable soup from our Matariki soup lunch. If you would like to take some home, please bring a container to school at 3pm and we will give you some.

FOSH Cookie Time Fundraiser – order form coming home today!

Wed Jun 29 02:07pm

Friends Of Sacred Heart (FOSH) – Cookie Time Winter Fundraiser!


Please help us raise funds for our school! For every bucket sold our school keeps $2.50!


Please share the order with family, friends and workmates. The order form can be found on our Friends of Sacred Heart Petone Facebook page for easier sharing, our School App and HERO.


All orders (with payment) must be returned to the school office by Friday 8th July. Orders will be delivered on Monday 25 July.


Payment can be made into our school bank account. Please reference your name and “Cookie Time”.


ASB 12-3142-0121485-00


Thank you.


Anna and the FOSH team (admin@sacredheartpetone.school.nz)



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Reminder – School Photographs this Monday 27 June

Thu Jun 23 03:38pm

School Photographs will be taken on Monday 27 June.  Please ensure your child is wearing correct winter uniform and black school shoes. 


Wishing you all a lovely long weekend.

Save the date – SCHOOL DISCO – Friday 1st July

Mon Jun 20 03:57pm

FOSH will be running a School Disco in the hall on Friday 1st July. 5.30pm – 8.00pm. No theme, just dress to dance!


$5.00 per ticket. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday 22 June. Online banking into the school account is preferable (or cash at the office.)


Online Banking – Please reference your child’s name and “Disco.”


There will be hot food, treat food, drinks and glow sticks for sale during the disco.


See you there!


 


 

School Photographs – Monday 27 June

Fri Jun 17 03:57pm

School Photographs are on Monday 27th June. An order envelope has come home today with your child.


Please follow the link to pre-order photographs directly from LC Scott Photographers:


https://orders.lcscott.co.nz/ordering/with?key=G3BAEP9U


If you would like to order a school sibling photograph, please collect a Family Photograph order envelope from Anna in the office.



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Learning Conversations Tuesday 5th July and Thursday 7th July

Fri Jun 17 03:50pm

Friday 17th June, 2022


Learning Conversations


Dear Parents and Caregivers


We will be holding Learning Conversations in Week 10 of this term. 


· All classes will be holding interviews on Tuesday 5th July      and Thursday 7th July.   


· Tuesday times:  1.30pm – 7.50pm


· Thursday times: 3.00pm – 5.00pm


Learning conversations will be 10 minutes duration and they will focus on your child’s learning and attendance. 


If you have 2 or more children, please leave a 10 min gap between conversations to allow for a smooth transition between classes and to keep to time. 


This year we are moving to online bookings. Please use the link below to log-in and select the teacher and class and time you would like to book. You will receive a confirmation email once you have booked.


https://school.interviewbooking.nz/sacred-heart-petone-teachers


We would appreciate if possible for students to go home at 12.50pm (lunchtime) on Tuesday 5th July.  


For those students who cannot go home at lunchtime they will be supervised. 


Please contact Anna on admin@sacredheartpetone.school.nz if your child will be remaining at school on Tuesday.


 


Kind regards


Anna Wilson


Office Manager


 



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Notices sent home today: 1. Proposed Enrolment Scheme; 2. Feast Day mass and celebration; 3. Head lice

Wed Jun 15 03:44pm

Kia ora Sacred Heart families


Please find attached the Proposed Enrolment Scheme letter and the Feast day notice that have come home with your child today. Please follow the link for more information on the Proposed Enrolment Scheme.



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Netball today

Mon Jun 13 01:18pm

Monday 13th June 2022 Year 5&6 netball on outdoor courts 1 – 9 has been cancelled due to weather.


 


Fixtures scheduled for Walter Nash Stadium courts 1 to 3 will go ahead this evening.

Teacher Only Day TOMORROW

Thu Jun 02 04:41pm

Tomorrow (Friday 3rd June) is a Teacher Only Day so school is closed for students. School is also closed Monday 6th June for Queen’s Birthday. We will see everyone back at 9am on Tuesday 7th June.

Don’t forget- If you would like to try the Chop Suey lunch tomorrow you need to bring a bowl and a spoon/fork.

Wed Jun 01 04:47pm

Book Club Issue 4

Wed Jun 01 02:20pm

 


Issue 4 brochures for the Lucky Book Club will come home today. Orders open on Monday 6th June and all orders must be done online now.


Orders close on Tuesday 21st June.


 

Winter Wellness Wednesday 8 June 2022 – 2pm to 8pm 218 High Street Lower Hutt

Wed Jun 01 01:59pm

Bring your tamariki, rangatahi and your whanau to a fun Winter Wellness family event in central Lower Hutt. There will be kids activities and much more including:


·         Free kids haircuts


·         Free kai and recipes


·         Wellness packs and giveaways


·         Healthy Homes support


·         Plunket & Fire and Emergency NZ


·         Bee Healthy oral health tips


·         Cardio tests and diabetes information


·         Piki – Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing


·         Vaccinations available including: Flu, COVID-19 and MMR for eligible age groups.


Come along any time between 2 pm and 8pm. Health professionals will also be available to answer your winter health questions.



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Uniform Shop closed this week.

Mon May 30 03:08pm

Our Uniform Shop is closed again this week. If you need uniform urgently, please contact the office. If your uniforn requirment is not urgent, please wait until next week to purchase it.


Thanks

Years 5 and 6 OUTDOOR Netball games cancelled today. Sacred Heart 3 indoor game will still be played.

Mon May 30 02:46pm

Uniform Shop

Mon May 23 10:32pm

The uniform shop will not be open this week. If you need uniform urgently please email the office admin@sacredheartpetone.school.nz and we will do our best to help you out.

Message from The Attendance Dues Team

Mon May 16 03:59pm

Message from The Attendance Dues Team 


Just a friendly reminder that full payment of the Attendance Dues for 2022 is due by 31 May 2022. If you are paying by regular instalments, payments should be set up to close the balance by 30th November 2022 or by arrangement with the Dues team.  


The Term 2 invoice will be emailed to all families shortly. Please check that the invoice has not gone to your Spam/Junk Inbox and that all your children are listed on the statement.  


Financial assistance is available to families experiencing financial hardship (loss of income/redundancy, family reasons, etc.). It is a condition of the assistance application that the family has an affordable regular payment in place. 


If you have any questions, please contact us: 


Phone: 0800 462 725       Email: dues@wn.catholic.org.nz         Text: 021 08907902 

REMINDER – Whole School trip to Avalon Park – Thursday 12 May

Wed May 11 04:02pm

Can children please bring a packed lunch, a named drink bottle and a warm coat. Students are to wear PE gear please.


Buses leave school at 10.30am and will be back to school by 2.00pm.


Parents and caregivers are welcome to meet us at the park. If you would like to take your child driectly home with you, please ensure you have told the class teacher.


There is risk that children may get wet if they enjoy water play. If you know your child may like to play in the water, can you please pack a spare change of clothes.


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Sacramental Programme Registration

Mon May 09 05:49pm

 


Last week we sent home the Sacramental Programme Registration forms. These are due back by Wednesday 11th May. If you wish your child to participate please send your registration form back by Wednesday.


 

KIDS DAY OUT Variety Show – Wednesday 11 May @ 6pm

Mon May 09 03:52pm

Hi everyone


We have been given 50 tickets to the Kids Day Out Variety Show, run by HeartKids. The show is this Wednesday 11 May at Sacred Heart College. It is free of charge.


If you and your family would like some tickets, please email Anna (admin@sacredheartpetone.school.nz) by Wednesday and I will pop them into your child’s bag.


Please note this is first in, first served basis. 


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Gold Reward – Whole School Trip to Avalon Park – Thursday 12 May

Wed May 04 03:55pm

Dear Parent/Caregivers


Please find attached the notice coming home today regarding our school trip next week. Your child will have a hard copy in their bag for your information.


Apologies  – attached now.


 



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Gold Reward – Whole School Trip to Avalon Park – Thursday 12 May

Wed May 04 03:51pm

Dear Parent/Caregivers


Please find attached the notice coming home today regarding our school trip next week. Your child will have a hard copy in their bag for your information.


 

Welcome back to Term 2

Wed Apr 27 08:47pm

Welcome back to Term 2! I hope you have all had a good holiday with your children. This term all students are expected to be wearing correct winter uniform including footwear. A reminder that all Year 7  & 8 students need a school tie. As we are at Orange level we have reviewed and changed some of our processes.


At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.


We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.


At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.


Dropping off student/s:


If you are dropping students to school, you no longer need to sign in at the office. Please take your child directly to their class. Do not come through the office. If you need to be inside classrooms or the school building, you must still wear a mask please.


If you are meeting a teacher or visiting the uniform shop, then you are still required to sign in at the office and wear a mask.


Picking up student/s:


Parents and caregivers are allowed into the school playground to wait for and collect students. We ask that you please remain outside in the playground and observe social distancing. Please do not come into the classroom or school buildings to wait.


We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick. 


We are looking forward to a few less restrictions and returning to school life that is a bit closer to normal.


We look forward to seeing everyone back at school next Monday 2nd May at 9am.

Happy holidays

Thu Apr 14 03:44pm

Congratulations to all our students for their very respectful and prayerful Easter Play yesterday. It has been tricky organising and practicing with lots of people coming and going with Covid but everyone did really well! Special thanks to the Staff for all their hard work.


It has been a very different term but we have made it to the holidays! Thanks to all of you for your support of our processes. I would like to thank the entire staff for going the extra mile this term.


Yesterday I sent home a message about our processes for next term. Please read it if you didn’t yesterday as we have made some changes.


Have a happy and holy Easter and a great holiday. We will see you all back on Monday 2nd May at 9am for Term 2.

Moving to Orange – Term 2

Wed Apr 13 04:55pm

You’ll be aware that Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the move to Orange at 11:59pm tonight.


The decision to move to Orange has been made on public health advice and reflects that we are moving past the peak of cases and our health system is able to cope. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection. 


 The change will take effect at Sacred Heart Petone from the beginning of Term 2. I wanted to give you an update on what the move to Orange means for our school.  


At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.


We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.


At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.


Next term we can look forward to loosening some of our restrictions:


Dropping off student/s:


If you are dropping students to school, you no longer need to sign in at the office. Please take your child directly to their class. Do not come through the office. If you need to be inside classrooms or the school building, you must still wear a mask please.


If you are meeting a teacher or visiting the uniform shop, then you are still required to sign in at the office and wear a mask.


Picking up student/s:


Parents and caregivers are allowed into the school playground to wait for and collect students. We ask that you please remain outside in the playground and observe social distancing. Please do not come into the classroom or school buildings to wait.


We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick. 


We are looking forward to a few less restrictions and returning to school life that is a bit closer to normal.

Reminders for tomorrow Wednesday 13 April

Tue Apr 12 04:33pm

Easter Play – 1.45pm 


Please ensure your child comes dressed in their Easter Play costume. Students can wear school jersey’s please.


Tui and Ruru – Green t-shirt and black pants.


Kea, Kereru. Kotutu and Kakapo – White t-shirt and black pants.


Pukeko – Black t-shirt and black pants.


Pizza Lunch Special – Lunch Online


Please order using your Lunch Online account. Pizza’s are delivered to school at 12.20pm for our early lunch at 12.30pm. (Due to Easter play)


 

Kia ora – are you interested in being a relieving Teacher Aide? Do you know someone who might?

Tue Apr 12 01:20pm

We are on the look-out for relieving Teacher-Aides to help out when support staff are absent. No experience is necessary. Police vetting will be required.


If you or anyone you know may be interested in being on our relieving Teacher Aide list, please contact Anna in the office.


admin@sacredheartpetone.school.nz 


Thank you.

Sacred Heart School Holiday Programme (Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th April)

Fri Apr 08 03:20pm

It’s not too late to book your child in to our school run holiday programme! Check out the schedule below:


Tuesday 26th April
Ten pin bowling ($8 extra per child), Wheels/Crafts and movies at school.


Wednesday 27th April
Science


Thursday 28th April
Library/recreation/crafts


Friday 29th April
Movies ($9 extra per child)


If you would like your child/children to attend please contact Madelne Louden at madsandjared@gmail.com or Kate Wasson on 021374335.