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

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.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMGLXYF


 



https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMGLXYF

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)

Reminders

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.

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.