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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.


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

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Latest Notifications

Touch Rugby

Thu Feb 02 12:11pm

Touch Rugby notices must be returned to school TOMORROW- Friday 3rd February.

Meet the Teacher/ Pool Party

Thu Feb 02 12:06pm

The term has started very well. On Friday 10th February 4.30-6pm we will be having our Meet the Teacher Pool Party at McKenzie Pool. When you enter the pool please tell them you are with Sacred Heart Petone and how many people will be swimming. We will pay the pool entry.

FOSH will be having a sausage sizzle. 

More details in next week’s newsletter.

Welcome back

Sun Jan 29 02:35pm

Welcome back to the new school year! School starts this Wednesday 1st February at 9am. We will have an Opening Liturgy and Whakatau at 9am. This will be held outside if the weather is ok. Otherwise we will gather in the church.

A few reminders:

Children need to bring their stationery on Wednesday.
Everyone needs a named school bucket sunhat and the correct school summer uniform.
Uniform shop is open Tuesday 31st January 10am-12.30pm
Stationery payments can be paid online or in the office if you have cash.
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!


Sun Jan 22 03:11pm

The beginning of Term 1 is almost upon us and we would just like to share some reminders:

School begins at 9am on Wednesday 1st February.

All students require a named school bucket sunhat.

Please ensure that your children have their stationery on the first day of school. Invoices for stationery will be sent out shortly. Please pay these as soon as possible. Thanks to those people who have already paid.

Every child must have an Emergency Pack and we would like to see these at school on the first day of term. Please ensure they are named. Details about what to include are on the stationery list you received last year.

The Uniform Shop will be open on Tuesday 31st January 10.30am to 12noon 

Heads Up:

Last year the Ministry of Education gave all schools 2 Teacher Only Days in 2023 to work on new initiatives. The first day must be held in the first 2 weeks of Term 2 so we will hold ours on Monday 24th April and school will begin for Term 2 on Wednesday 26th April (the day after Anzac Day). Please mark this date in your diaries.

The school calendar is updated frequently and can be found on both the School App and the website.

Enjoy the last days of the holidays and we look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 1st February. New students, staff and families will be welcomed with a Whakatau after our opening Liturgy.

Happy New Year

Tue Jan 03 02:06pm

We wish you a very Happy New Year and hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather.

Just a few reminders;

Stationery lists were sent home at the end of last year or were posted to new families and students who were away. Please ensure that your child has all their stationery requirements for this year on the first day of term

School starts at 9am on Wednesday 1st February

The uniform shop will be open from 10.30am to 12pm on Monday 31st January 2023. It will then resume normal hours from Term 1. 

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!


Fri Dec 09 02:42pm

Well, according to MetService this is the hour of the heaviest rain- which makes it difficult to make a call on the games this afternoon.

I’ve checked with council and the parks are staying open for the day/weekend.

Saying that we have made a decision to cancel the Year 1/2 grade ONLY.


If you wish to default here is the procedure:
EMAIL, CALL or TEXT me – preferably by 3pm 021 2868 240
I will email the oppositions school coordinator ASAP to let them know (no promises I can do this after 3 when we are on the field)
I will update the online draw (again where possible)- with a little speech bubble next to your game- this is where I will pop up details about a default

Any cancellations will now be assessed by field staff in relation to the safety of the fields throughout the afternoon. You will be emailed and Facebook updated if anything changes.

These can still be collected from the sheds for teams who default, are defaulted to, or cancelled.

Let’s hope the forecast is right and ease up in the next 2.5 hours.


Important Message about Touch today

Fri Dec 09 11:27am

Kia ora!

Well, not ideal but it looks like the drizzle/rain is set to stay for the afternoon, getting lighter but still around 3pm-7pm. The temp is still looking to be 19-20 degrees at this time with minimal wind- if any – according to Metservice so don’t hold this info against me if it’s not true!

The grounds are unlikely to close and being finals we will press ahead with games this afternoon.

If it all turns sideways before our cancellation call at 1:30pm I will let you know but it is again, unlikely.

We recommend molded boots where possible in wet conditions.

Prize Giving

Due to the weather and wet grass we are 85% sure we will be holding alternate prize givings. How will you know- If you do NOT see the stage set up, we are going with the alternative. We will also tell your refs to tell you.

Alternative Prize Givings –
I will be set up in the first room on the right in the changing rooms.
After your game can the coach please come in to get your team’s prizes and MVP/MIP certificates.
The coach with the scorecard needs to bring this to me as well.
If you are Year 5/6 and in an A final or win the B final please bring 1 player with you as well.
You will need to know how many players in your team.
It is going to be quite busy at these times so please can we limit the number of people in and out of the changing rooms and around Tournament Control.


Yes it is finals day for our Year 5/6 teams, this can bring out the more competitive sides of parents, spectators and players. Please can you remind all involved that we want to finish on the same positive note that has been on the fields all term and to keep things supportive for all.

See you in the changing rooms! (possibly on the stage)


School will finish for the year on Thursday 15th December at lunchtime 12.50pm. Please collect your children at this time

Thu Dec 08 11:52am

Important Reminders

Thu Dec 01 12:34pm


We are seeing a sharp rise in cases again within our school community. If you test positive: You must self-isolate for 7 days while you recover. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first. Your Household Contacts do not need to isolate. They should test daily for 5 days. For more information, please follow the link: https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-isolation/if-you-have-covid-19. 

Strategic Plan

Every three years the School Board is charged with setting the strategic direction for the school. In order to do that, it’s important we hear from our school community about their views. The Board has put together a series of eight questions to help us understand your views on what the school is doing well, and how we can further support our students and school to succeed. Please take the time to fill in the survey as it is very important that we have a range of feedback to work with. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXCSH7N

School Picnic

The School Picnic is tomorrow (Friday 2 December). Students are to wear PE uniform. Please remember to pack togs and towel/s and ensure all items are clearly named. Buses will leave school at 10am and return to school at 2.30pm. Parents are welcome to meet us at Stokes Valley Pool. If you would like to take your child straight home from the pool, please ensure you let the classroom teacher know. Please pack morning tea and lunch and a named drink bottle. If you have a LunchOnline order, please ensure you change or cancel the order as your child will not be at school to collect it. Next week will be the last week for LunchOnline orders.

FOSH Raffle and Xmas Festival

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the FOSH Xmas Raffle. If you would like to donate a Christmas treat/item, there is a box in reception. FOSH Xmas Festival is next Thursday 8 December 5pm – 7.30pm. The student concert starts at 5.15pm. Please remember to bring some cash for the Xmas market, as we do have EFTPOS available.

Emergency Packs

We will be sending home Emergency Pack containers next week. We will donate the contents to St Vinnies to put together for families in need at Christmas time. If you would like the full contents of your pack returned, please return the form that was sent home last week by Monday morning.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will close next week for the year. 

Outstanding Accounts

I have sent emails to families with outstanding accounts. Unless you have spoken to me and arranged regular part-payments, please ensure all outstanding accounts are paid in full by next week.


Thank you

Anna Wilson

FOSH Christmas Raffle and Festival

Mon Nov 28 02:55pm

Xmas Raffle

Just a reminder that we have a box in reception for Xmas Raffle donations. Any Christmas item is welcome, from decorations to food items. Candy canes, chocolates, wine, biscuits, fruit mince tarts, table or tree decorations – any Christmas item is welcome.

Xmas Festival

Thursday 8th December – 5pm – 7.30pm

Student Concert – Please have students at school by 5pm for a 5.15pm start. The concert will run for approximately twenty minutes.


Your views on the future direction of Sacred Heart Petone

Fri Nov 18 02:57pm

Every three years the School Board is charged with setting the strategic direction for the school. In order to do that, it’s important we hear from our school community about their views. 

The Board has put together a series of eight questions to help us understand your views on what the school is doing well, and how we can further support our students and school to succeed. 

We want to ensure we can reach as many of you as possible, so we’ll be taking these questions to our school community groups, such as the Whānau Support Group, and Pasifika parents group, as well as running an online survey, and posting the questions in the school library where you will be able to write down your answers in person. The consultation runs from 17 November until 9 December. 

The Board’s policy committee will use the findings from this consultation to form our three-year strategy early next year.

The link to the online survey is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXCSH7N

If you have any questions about the consultation process, the questions, or have suggestions on other groups we could talk to in our school community, we would love to hear from you. Please email Kate Wright on wright.katelouise@gmail.com or speak to another member of our School Board (Maria Dalope, Helen Mollo, David Prior, Fiona Daniel, Vaka Lemisio, Helen Kneebone, Tiran O’Hagan, Genevieve Hanify, Katy Grant and Liz Heatley).

Nga mihi
Kate Wright
Presiding Member 


Important Reminders

Tue Nov 15 02:32pm

Cookie Time Christmas Fundraiser

All order forms and payment are due back in the office tomorrow (Wednesday 16th November.) I will not be able to accept late orders, sorry.  

Health Consultation notice

Please return your form by tomorrow.

Paid Union Meetings

School will finish early on Monday 21 November at 12.50pm for teaching staff to attend their union meeting. If your child cannot go home at lunchtime when school finishes, please return the supervision slip. Please note that if we do not have the signed supervision slip, we cannot have your child at school that afternoon.

Whanau Support Hui

Thursday 17 November in the Staffroom at 6pm. (All welcome).  Part of the hui will be spent looking at the Strategic Consultation for our school.

Wishin everyone a blessed afternoon. Enjoy the sun!

Covid19 is in our school community. Please read.

Mon Nov 14 02:45pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Unfortunately Covid19 cases are back on the rise with five positive cases recorded over the weekend and today.

If you test positive for Covid19:

1.  You must self-isolate for seven days.

2.  Day 0 is the day your symptons started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.

3. STAY AT HOME. Do not go to school, work or any public places.

4. Avoid contact with people in your household if you can.

5. You can exercise outside in your neighbourhood. Avoid other people and shared areas such as gyms or swmming pools.

6. Clean and disinfect surfaces regulary. 

If you are a household contact:

1. Household Contacts do not need to isolate.

2. If you are a Household Contact, you should test daily for 5 days with a rapid antigen test (RAT) from the day the person with COVID-19 tested positive.

3. Wear a face mask if you leave your home during your 5 days of testing.

4. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 7 days.


If you require furhter information, please follow the link: https://covid19.govt.nz/

If you require RAT tests or masks, please ask at the office as we have some available.

Reminder – Teacher Only day tomorrow (Friday 11 November). School will be closed. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Thu Nov 10 02:20pm