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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

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


Thu Sep 29 10:06pm

Congratulations to all our tamariki for their performance at Hutt Fest tonight. They were all fantastic. Special thanks to Whaea Katy, Miss Martell and Mrs Bell for all their hard work with our students. Thanks also to Mrs Bell for her wonderful work organising our new costumes.

Tomorrow is a Non-Uniform Day and is a fundraiser for camp. Please bring a gold coin for wearing  Non-Uniform .
Sausage Sizzle tomorrow also for Camp fundraising- $2 a sausage.
School finishes for the term at 3pm tomorrow and reopens for Term 4 at 9am on Monday 17th October.
Happy holidays

HuttFest tickets have sold out.

Tue Sep 20 03:15pm

If you would like to go on our waiting list, please email Anna in the office with numbers by tomorrow morning. (Wednesday 21st). You can can pay via online banking into the school account or cash at the office. ($5 each).

From Monday 26 September you may be able to purchase tickets directly from Walter Nash centre office.

If you are owing money for HuttFest tickets, please pay this by Thursday.

Thank you.

Frock Swap and Hutt Fest reminders

Fri Sep 16 04:26pm

FOSH Frock Swap  – tomorrow Saturday 17 September

Tickets $15 – there will be door sales! Doors open at 7pm with swapping commencing at 7.30pm. Good condition clothes can be donated or dropped to the school hall on Saturday between 10.30am and 12pm. Come for a wine and some nibbles and if you have no clothes to swap, bring some cash and have a night out!

For more information please contact Kate Wasson on wassonkate0@gmail.com

HuttFest tickets

Tickets are on sale from the school office for $5 each. We are selling them until Wednesday, so if you would like one please get in quickly. After Wednesday, they will be available for purchase directly from the venue.

FOSH Fundraiser Frock Swap – Saturday 17 August

Tue Sep 13 10:27am

Tickets are on sale now $15 each from the school office. Online payment into the school bank account or cash is welcome. Please share this invite to your family, friends and neighbours – everyone is welcome! A glass of wine and nibbles are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 7pm and clothes swapping begins at 7.30pm. If you do not have clothes to swap, come along anyway! Clothes can be purchased for a small amount so bring some cash!

If you can’t make the night but would like to contribute clothes or make a donation of wine, please drop these item off to the office by this Friday. All sizes are welcome and all donations will be greatly appreciated. 

For further information please contact Kate Wasson on 021374335 or wassonkate0@gmail.com

Covid updates

Mon Sep 12 09:52pm

New long-term strategy for COVID-19

You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.

This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.

The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.

Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health 

Mask wearing is no longer required. 

All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.

Disco tickets, HuttFest tickets, Frock Swap tickets and Book Club

Wed Sep 07 04:47pm

DISCO – Camp 2023 Fundraiser – THIS Friday 9 September

Tickets $5 each. Online banking into the Camp Account please (12-3142-0121485-01) or cash to the office. There will be food and drink available for purchase at the disco, so bring some extra $.

HuttFest – Thursday 29 September

Tickets $5 each are available now. Online banking or cash sales. Please reference HuttFest. (Please note infant admission 0- 2 is free but they must be seated on your lap and you must have an Infant ticket for them. Please ask at the office.) There is no limit to how many tickets you can buy. There will be limited door sales on the night, so please buy through the school office to avoid disappointment.

FOSH Frock swap – Saturday 17 September

Tickets $15. Onsale now from the school office. Online banking or cash sales.

Book club closes Thursday 8 September. Online sales only – please do not bring cash to school.


Reminder – Wacky Hair and Wig Wednesday

Tue Sep 06 04:28pm

Reminder – Wacky Hair and Wig Wednesday is tomorrow – Wednesday 7 September. Gold coin donation (Please put your cash donation in your classroom container.) If you would like to donate more or make an online donation to our Sacred Heart fundraising page, please follow the link: https://wigwednesday.org.nz/sacred-heart-school-petone

Please note that students will need to wear their PE Gear or School Uniform. It is not a non-uniform day.

See you tomorrow!

Reminders – Board Election/Camp Disco/FOSH Frock Swap

Mon Sep 05 04:36pm

Board Elections – closes Wednesday 7 September at 4pm

Please ensure you have returned your Board Voting papers to the office by 4pm this Wednesday.

Camp Disco – Friday 9 September – 5.30pm – 8pm

Tickets $5 each. Online banking into the Camp Account please (12-3142-0121485-01) or cash to the office. There will be food and drink available for purchase at the disco, so bring some extra $.

FOSH Frock Swap – Saturday 17 September

Tickets are now on sale. $15 (includes a glass of wine and nibbles). Please online bank into the school account or pay cash at the office.




Thu Sep 01 03:10pm

A few reminders as we come to the end of Week 6:

Tomorrow Friday 2nd September is a Teacher Only Day. No school for students.
Enrolments for 2023 close this coming Monday 5th September. Late enrolments will be placed on the Waiting List.
Book club closes- Thursday 8th September. Order online please.
Enjoy your weekend!

Grant applications – can you help?

Tue Aug 30 11:01am

We are looking for someone with experience in applying for Grants to help us. If you have experience and are willing to help, please contact Kate Wasson on wassonkate0@gmail.com

Thank you.

2023 Enrolments

Sat Aug 27 03:27pm

Just a reminder that Enrolments for 2023 close on Monday 5th September. If you have a sibling starting next year you must enrol them before that date or they will be placed on the waiting list.

Please make sure that if they are a Preference enrolment you have obtained a Preference Certificate from the parish priest of the parish you live in. We also require a Birth Certificate and Immunisation certificate to complete enrolments. Please complete an Enrolment Form online.

If your child (except Year 8) is not returning to Sacred Heart School next year, could you please let us know as soon as possible as this impacts on the number of new enrolments we can take for next year.

Whaea Clare’s Resignation

Sat Aug 27 02:28pm

I am very sad to let you know that  Clare Lewis has resigned effective from the end of Term 4. She is moving back to Dunedin for personal reasons and we will be sad to see her leave.

There will be an opportunity for us to farewell Clare later in Term 4.

The Board will shortly begin the appointment process for a new teacher for Kea class for 2023.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Coming up…Wig Wednesday and FOSH Frock Swap

Thu Aug 25 03:32pm

WIG Wednesday – Wednesday 7 September

Help us raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

We will be raising money by holding a crazy hair day! Wear a wig! Create a funky hair-style! Shave your head!

There will be a gold coin donation in all classrooms on the day.

We have also included a link to our Sacred Heart School fundraising page:  https://wigwednesday.org.nz/sacred-heart-school-petone

Please share with friends and family to help us reach our $250 goal!


FOSH Frock Swap – Saturday 17 September – Save the date!

Tickets will be available for purchase from the office at $15 each from 5th September. Wine and nibbles are included in the ticket price.

Online payments are welcome into the school bank account. (12-3142-0121485-00)

Please start saving/sorting your unwanted good-condition clothing. You can donate up to ten items. For every item donated you will receive a token, which will “buy” you a new item.

Please note you do not have to have items to donate to participate, as you are able to buy an item at a small cost.



School Photographs have been sent home today. Please check your child/rens bag if you purchased these.

Tue Aug 16 03:51pm

School Uniform Survey

Tue Aug 09 01:40pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers

We are currently reviewing our uniform policy. We are seeking community input into our school uniform. Please follow this link and participate in the survey. Please complete the survey by Friday 19th August.




School Board Voting Election packs

Mon Aug 08 01:34pm

Kia ora Sacred Heart Families

We have received seven (7) parent nominations for the upcoming School Board Election. We are voting to fill five (5) spaces. A School Board voting pack will be arriving by mail this week to your address and contains a candidate statement written by each candidate, voting papers and a stamped envelope to return your ballot to school. Please do not name your voting ballot or return envelope. Voting papers cannot be returned via email. Only original voting papers may be returned to be counted.

Please read the information you receive carefully before voting. Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday 7th September.

How to deliver your voting paper:

Please put your voting ballot paper inside the stamped return envelope and return it to the school office. Do not name it. There is a ballot box by the staff bathroom in reception to drop your voting papers into. If you are sending your voting papers back to school with your child, they can hand this directly to me if they are not sure where to put it.

If you are posting your voting paper:

You will need to provide your own envelope and pay for postage. Do not use the stamped return envelope as the address is different and we will not receive it.  

Post to: Anna Wilson (Returning Officer), Sacred Heart School, Petone. PO BOX 38146, Wellington Mail Centre 5012

All voting ballots must be returned to me by 4pm on Wednesday 7th September to be elibigle to be counted. If you are returning your ballot by post, it must be date stamped before the return date to be eligible for counting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me admin@sacredheartpetone.school.nz

Kind regards

Anna Wilson (Returning Officer)


Tue Aug 02 05:12pm

Just a couple of reminders for the rest of the week:

Wheels Reward Day this Thursday. This was postponed from last term. Please bring any safety gear you need for your wheels. If the weather is not good we will have the Wheels Day on Friday.
Book Club closes this Thursday. Order online please and no late orders will be processed.

School Board Nominations – close this Wednesday at noon!

Mon Aug 01 03:55pm

Dear parents and caregivers

If you would like to stand for the School Board or nominate someone to stand, please fill in the nomination form and return to me by post or deliver to the office by noon this Wednesday 3rd August. Please note that any nominations received after this time will not be eligible.

We are looking to fill 5 parent representative positions. If you are interested but not sure what being on the Board entails, please email our Presiding Member Kare Wright on wright.katelouise@gmail.com or follow the link https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member.

Thank you

Anna Wilson (Returning Officer)

Cookie Time Fundraiser – if you have ordered cookies, they will be ready for pick up today at 3pm.

Mon Aug 01 09:59am

School Board Nominations – REMINDER

Wed Jul 27 02:21pm

Dear parents and caregivers

You should have now received your School Board Nomination papers by post. If you have not received your nomination papers and would like one, please email me: admin@sacredheartpetone.school.nz

If you would like to stand for the School Board or nominate someone to stand, please fill in the nomination form and return to me by post or deliver to the office by noon on Wednesday 3rd August. Please note that any nominations received after this time will not be eligible.

We are looking to fill 5 parent representative positions. If you are interested but not sure what being on the Board entails, please email our Presiding Member Kare Wright on wright.katelouise@gmail.com or follow the link https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member.

Thank you

Anna Wilson (Returning Officer)


Mask Wearing Term 3 Weeks 1-4

Sun Jul 24 03:11pm

Welcome back to Term 3! I hope you have all had a good holiday.

As you will no doubt be aware mask requirements in schools have been reviewed. Please carefully read the following message as we strongly recommend all students in Years 4-8 (Kotuku, Pukeko and Kakapo classes) wear masks in class settings where appropriate for the first 4 weeks of Term 3.

Masking up for the start of Term 3 

In previous years we have found there is an increase in winter illnesses in schools at the start of Term 3 as students bring back infections after travelling and socialising during the holidays. This year cases of COVID-19 are increasing in most parts of the country, and we are also seeing high numbers of other winter illnesses.  

For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools and kura amend their mask policy for the first four weeks of term to require mask wearing in all indoor settings (where it will not have a significant impact on teaching and learning – see below) for students in Years 4 and above.  

This recommendation does not include any situation where mask wearing might not be practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sport, where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs), certain activities such as singing or drama performance on stage, and PE. In these situations, particular attention should be paid to ensuring there is good ventilation during the activity, and physical distancing where practicable. 

Wearing masks can reduce new cases of the virus by as much as 53%. It works alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff.  

Keep up healthy habits – Unite Against COVID-19

Adult-sized masks can generally be adjusted to fit older children by tying knots in the ear loops. Unite Against COVID-19 shows how to do this:

How to wear a face mask safely – Unite Against COVID-19

We know that that some of our tamariki/ākonga are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them, we will support them to not wear a mask. 

Apply for a face mask exemption pass – Unite Against COVID-19

Please make sure that tamariki/ākonga come to school ready to wear masks. Students should bring masks from home. From Monday 25th July, if students cannot bring masks there will be a limited supply of masks for students who are unable to bring one from home. Masks will be worn until Monday 22 August


Thank you for your support in protecting our school community. 

Reminder – School will finish at 3pm today for the Term. School will restart on Monday 25th July. Wishing you all a safe and happy break.

Fri Jul 08 12:59pm

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.