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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.

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Respect

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

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Integrity

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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Excellence

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

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Newsletter Wednesday 7 April

Wed Apr 07 12:46pm

 



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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

Mufti Day tomorrow for Caritas. Gold coin donation please.

Thu Mar 25 08:50pm

Newsletter Wednesday 24th March

Wed Mar 24 11:18am

 



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On Friday 26th March we will be having a Mufti Day in support of the Caritas Lenten Appeal.

Tue Mar 16 12:37pm

 Children may wear Mufti that day and the cost is a gold coin donation

Newsletter Wednesday 10 March

Wed Mar 10 11:45am

 



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Touch this Week

Tue Mar 09 09:53am

DRAW


Moving on to this week, we return to systems and touch as normal.


With respect to the draw, we simply move on to the current week’s draw as listed on the website http://www.totaltouch.org.nz/Draws-Results/Wellington-Competitions


So if you missed last week for whatever reason, please ensure that you are looking at the fixtures for the week starting 8 March.

A few reminders:

Sun Mar 07 08:47pm

As we start Week 6 of the Term a few reminders:


Yr 7/ 8 please ensure that you have returned your vaccination forms. If your child is not having the vaccination you still need to return a form
Camp Fees are due please
RISE Challenge folders need to be sent to school if your child has signed up for this year and has not yet brought their folder.
Netball registrations Year 3-8 are due in by this Wednesday 10th March.



As you are aware we are now back in Alert Level 1 but we still ask that if you come into the office you scan the COVID Tracer app and sign in our visitor’s register.

Alert Level 1 – 6am Monday 8th March

Fri Mar 05 08:33pm

 


It was great news to hear we are moving to Alert Level 1 again at 6am on Sunday 7th March.   I am sure we are all grateful for the efforts of our health workers, scientists and technicians , 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. Please keep your children at home if they are sick.


 


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 on Monday. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me, if there is something you need assistance with.

Alert Level 1 – 6am Monday 8th March

Fri Mar 05 08:32pm

 


It was great news to hear we are moving to Alert Level 1 again at 6am on Sunday 7th March.   I am sure we are all grateful for the efforts of our health workers, scientists and technicians , 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. Please keep your children at home if they are sick.


 


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 on Monday. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me, if there is something you need assistance with.

A reminder to Year 7 & 8 parents to please return the vaccination forms TOMORROW.

Wed Mar 03 08:06pm

All forms need to be reurned regardless of whether or not you are having the vaccine

RISE Challenge 2021I

Wed Mar 03 11:24am

If your child has signed up to do the RISE Challenge and you have not sent a 20 page clearfile to school could you do this so I can set up your child’s clearfile please.


Thanks to those people who have sent their clearfile. If your child participated last year you can reuse the same clearfile.

Touch this Friday- All grades cancelled except Year 7 /8.

Tue Mar 02 04:01pm

5th March- Year 1/ 2, Year 3 /4 and Year 5/6 games are all cancelled and will go down as draws.


Year 7/8 and Adults Social league will play with a new draw to be released 3 March.


A new draw will be sent out tomorrow for this week.


 

COPVID19 Alert Level Changes

Sat Feb 27 09:54pm

COVID19- Alert Level 2 6am Sunday morning for 7 days


From 6am Sunday morning (28th February) 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


 


Advice and Guidance received from the Ministry of Education :


All of New Zealand excluding Auckland region
Alert Level 2 applies from 6am Sunday morning (28th February).


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


 

Just a reminder that Sacramental Programme registrations are due by tomorrow.

Thu Feb 25 05:59pm

 If you cannot find your form please see me at school and I will give you another form. We need the numbers of children participating so we can organise our Sacrament dates.


 

Newsletter Wednesday 24 February

Wed Feb 24 12:45pm

 



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

Mon Feb 22 01:58pm

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

Fri Feb 19 11:36am

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.

Thu Feb 18 12:32pm

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

Thu Feb 18 12:24pm

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

Thu Feb 18 12:12pm

Change of Alert Levels

Wed Feb 17 05:49pm

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


Liz


 

Children who are unwell

Mon Feb 15 11:12am

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 08:04pm

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

Wed Feb 10 11:20am

 



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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 08:36pm

A few messages:

Wed Feb 03 04:08pm

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 04:33pm

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


Liz

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

Fri Jan 22 02:22pm


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 02:15pm

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

Tue Jan 19 10:22am

 



Alert Group Selection Page

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

Sat Jan 16 10:32am