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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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Reminder – Lunch Online – Pizza special – Wednesday 15th September.

Mon Sep 13 12:15pm

Lunch Online are offering a one-off pizza special on Wednesday 15th Spetember. Follow the link to order lunch for your child or set-up an account. Lunch Online also offers Sushi, Chubby Baker and Subway, all local businesses. 


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Holiday Programme

Fri Sep 10 10:36am

We are trying to gauge interest for our Holiday programme for the next holidays.


ususally it is in the first week of the holidays. The date for these holidays is 4th -8th October. It may only run for 3 days depending on demand.


If you are interested in your child/ children attending please contact Madeline Louden madsandjared@gmail.com


 

Welcome back

Thu Sep 09 03:30pm

It was great to see all the smiling faces coming through the gate this  morning. Thank you all for following our processes, it makes things go very smoothly.


Thanks also for all the help you gave your children while we were in Lockdown.

Welcome back

Wed Sep 08 01:33pm

We are  looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Please take note of the following processes:


   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


You MUST scan in using the Covid19 QR code when you come into school. 


Face coverings are not mandated for use when in schools. This is not a requirement for anyone in a school setting.

Netball

Tue Sep 07 08:01pm

As you may be aware the Netball season has finished due to COVID19. I would like to thank Cathy Criscillo, Ana So’otaga, Mel Manu, Lucy Duncan, Rachael Davidson and Genevieve Hanify for all their hard work with our teams this season. 


Well done to all our players for your commitment and perseverance in what became quite a challenging season. We look forward to next year!


Could you please return all Netball uniforms to me before the end of this term and also send back the Netball gear bags.


Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday!


Take care and stay safe 

Alert Level 2 – Return to School – Thursday 9th September

Tue Sep 07 04:54pm

Kia ora Parents 


You’ll be aware that all of New Zealand (with the exception of Auckland) is moving to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight. Our thoughts and positive wishes are with everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.


Extensive wastewater testing and the numbers of people getting tested across the country has given the Government confidence that it is safe to allow a shift down to Alert Level 2 across most of New Zealand.


We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back onsite on Thursday morning. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be continuing to support the students who have been onsite at Alert Level 3 while we prepare for re-opening to all on Thursday. 


At Alert Level 2 there is low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).


For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.


While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.


Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.  The decision to wear a face covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected. 


If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:


COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table
COVID-19 Alert Levels detailed table



Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me if there is something you need assistance with. See you Thursday!

Alert Level 2

Mon Sep 06 08:50pm

COVID19- Alert Level 2 -We are moving to Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm tomorrow (Tuesday).


STUDENTS MAY RETURN TO SCHOOL THIS THURSDAY 9th SEPTEMBER.  


From 11.59pm tomorrow night 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


You MUST scan in using the Covid19 QR code when you come into school.


Please download our School App and the HERO app and please read any messages we send you.


Tomorrow I will share with you any information we receive from the MInistry of Education. 

Happy Father’s Day

Fri Sep 03 02:53pm

I hope you have had a good week in your bubbles and you have managed to get a takeaway coffee or something equally as nice! Our school bubble has had a good week but we are looking forward to maybe welcoming more of you back in the not too distant future. We will be in touch on Monday after Cabinet makes it’s decision about Alert Level changes.


Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Grandfathers in our school community! Enjoy your day!

Junior School Learning Packs

Mon Aug 30 07:27pm

If you are coming to school on Wednesday to collect a Junior School Take Home Pack you are not allowed to come inside the building. Please knock on the front door and wait for someone to come. We are not allowed to have people inside the building who are not in our  Level 3 school bubble.


This is really important and please do not bring children with you. The packs need to be picked up in a contactless way.

Move to Alert Level 3

Sun Aug 29 07:45pm

The quick move to Level 4, record volumes of testing for COVID in the community, extensive wastewater testing, huge numbers of New Zealanders being vaccinated (more than 2 million people have now received their first dose), and a very wide net being cast around confirmed cases, has given Government confidence that we are safe to move to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday.


At Alert Level 3, you legally must stay within your household bubble unless for essential personal movement including going to work and going to school. As the Prime Minister noted on Friday, schools are essentially closed at Alert Level 3 with the exception of those few children whose parents and carers must go to work at Alert Level 3, and there is no appropriate caregiver at home.


So we will be open on Wednesday, for a small number of children who need to attend. As you imagine it will not be school as we know it under Alert Level 2 or 1. 


All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes, and keep everyone physically distanced from others as much as possible (1 metre inside and two metres outside). We will also keep school bubbles to no more than 10 students. These bubbles will not mix with other bubbles.


Our contact tracing systems will be in place, which includes our attendance register and visitor register, and we will be limiting staff onsite with the majority of our team working from home.


You can also assist everyone’s safety by keeping your child at home if they are feeling unwell and please do contact your GP or Healthline, to seek advice about getting tested.


We will continue to support all children who remain learning from home, through our distance learning programme.


While we know how difficult it is trying to work from home as well as support your child’s learning, please keep your child at home if there is an appropriate carer available. For those of you with no other option, we will look forward to seeing your child at school next week. Please contact me liz@sacredheartpetone.school.nz by tomorrow with this information. This is only for children who cannot be supervised at home.


It was pleasing to hear that across New Zealand compliance is high. As you have been doing, please continue to follow all the alert level requirements at Level 4 and stay at home. It is the best tool we have to keep our community safe.


Ngā mihi


Liz

Alert Level 3 – From Tuesday 31st August at 11.59pm

Fri Aug 27 09:27pm

As you will be aware we are moving to Alert Level 3 next Tuesday 31st August at 11.59pm. This means that school will be open from Wednesday1st September for the children of Essential Workers only. If you are not an Essential Worker and have someone at home to look after your children they should not come to school. 


If your child/ children need to come to school because you are an essential worker please email me on liz@sacredheartpetone.school.nz by Monday with their names so we can prepare and get readyfor Wednesday and to ensure we have enough staff who are able to work.


I will be in contact later with any messages from he Ministry of Education.

Alert Level 4

Mon Aug 23 06:40pm

With today’s announcement of an extension to Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm on Friday 27th August, online and home learning will continue for the rest of this week.


We will be in contact again on Friday once we know what is happening next week. Please remember that no-one is allowed at school or on the adventure playground in Alert Level 4.


Stay safe and take care.

Week 5 Alert Level 4

Sun Aug 22 07:34pm

I hope you are all safe in your bubble and taking care. Your child’s teacher has put on HERO the work for the week ahead. Please remember that you do not have to complete all the work. Your family health and well being is most important at this time.


We all hope and pray that we don’t see any more cases in Wellington which might bring an alert level change but safety of everyone is of course the most important consideration. We encourage all of you who are eligible to book a vaccination and also take any 12-15 year old children with you.  Remember booking for everyone is open from September 1st.


A big thank you for taking the lockdown seriously and doing what we have been asked – we’ve seen before that staying at home will break the chain of transmission and save lives. It is even more important that we all follow the health advice because the Delta variant is very contagious.
 
Breaking the rules risks the health of those close to you, the wider community and could result in the lock down period being extended.
 
Please remember that the school, playground and school grounds remain closed at Alert Level 4.
 
As always, please let us know if there is anything you need to support you and your tamariki during this time.


Thank you to all of you who are essential workers . We couldn’t do it without you.


A reminder that the Whanau Hui scheduled for Tuesday 25th August has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.


Take care and stay safe

Week 5 Alert Level 4

Sun Aug 22 07:32pm

I hope you are all safe in your bubble and taking care. Your child’s teacher has put on HERO the work for the week ahead. Please remember that you do not have to complete all the work. Your family health and well being is most important at this time.


We all hope and pray that we don’t see any more cases in Wellington which might bring an alert level change but safety of everyone is of course the most important consideration. We encourage all of you who are eligible to book a vaccination and also take any 12-15 year old children with you.  Remember booking for everyone is open from September 1st.


A big thank you for taking the lockdown seriously and doing what we have been asked – we’ve seen before that staying at home will break the chain of transmission and save lives. It is even more important that we all follow the health advice because the Delta variant is very contagious.
 
Breaking the rules risks the health of those close to you, the wider community and could result in the lock down period being extended.
 
Please remember that the school, playground and school grounds remain closed at Alert Level 4.
 
As always, please let us know if there is anything you need to support you and your tamariki during this time.


Thank you to all of you who are essential workers . We couldn’t do it without you.


A reminder that the Whanau Hui scheduled for Tuesday 25th August has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.


Take care and stay safe

Due to the Level 4 lockdown the Whanau Hui planned for this Tuesday 24th August has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Sat Aug 21 04:13pm

COVID Alert Level 4

Fri Aug 20 07:13pm

As you will now be aware we have COVID19 cases in Wellington and the Level 4 lockdown has been extended until 11.59pm on Tuesday 24th August. This means that school is closed on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th August. This means that no-one is allowed on the school site for any reason.


Your child’s teacher will be in touch with you over the weekend with an outloine of learning for next week. We stress to you all that you do not have to complete all the work. Please do as much as you can cope with.


Here are a couple of on-line resources from the Ministry of Education:


Curriculum teaching and learning resources (with guidance for parents) can be found online here for English-medium 



Home Learning TV can be accessed on demand here or via the TVNZ App on a device (mobile phone, smart tv or tablet)



Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. We also urge you to take the opportunity to get the COVID vaccination when you are eligible and since yesterday you are able to take your 12-15 year old children with you.


Take care and stay safe 

All school Netball is cancelled this coming Saturday.

Thu Aug 19 03:37pm

Online learning ideas

Wed Aug 18 03:27pm

Please find below a couple of links if you are looking for some activities for your children. Right click on the link to open it.


Curriculum teaching and learning resources (with guidance for parents) can be found online here for English-medium 



Home Learning TV can be accessed on demand here or via the TVNZ App on a device (mobile phone, smart tv or tablet)
As soon as we know what will be happening with Alert Levels next week we will be in touch.


Keep safe and take care

FOSH Frock Swap is postponed this Saturday 21st August. It will be rescheduled to a new date.

Tue Aug 17 10:33pm

COVID Alert Level 4- 11.59pm tonight Tuesday 17th August

Tue Aug 17 08:58pm

You will no doubt have seen the news that we have a COVID19 case in the community in Auckland and the Prime Minister  has announced that all of New Zealand will move into a Level 4 lockdown tonight (Tuesday 17th August) at 11.59pm for 3 days.


This means that school will be closed for the next 3 days – Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th August. We hope that this lockdown will be short,sharp and effective and school will resume as soon as possible.


Students in the Senior School can complete their homework and Junior students can read books and do play based learning. Should the lockdown continue our teachers will be in touch over the weekend with work for the next week.


Please take care, stay safe and look after each other.


God bless


Nga mihi 


Liz

FOSH Frock Swap next Saturday 21st August. Bring your friends. Tickets on sale at school. Contact Kate Wasson 021374335 for information

Sun Aug 15 06:55pm

Artsplash tickets are on sale in the office. $5.00 each. Cash sales only please.

Wed Aug 11 09:16am

Reminder: Pasifika Parent’s Group Meeting tomorrow Wednesday 11th August at 6.30pm in the school library.

Tue Aug 10 05:14pm

Mufti Mania for Caritas. Tomorrow Friday 6th August. Gold coin donation for wearing Mufti.

Thu Aug 05 08:19pm

FOSH Frock Swap Saturday 21st August. All gently worn women’s clothing accepted. Contact Kate Wasson 021374335

Wed Jul 28 02:58pm

Mufti Mania- Caritas

Tue Jul 27 12:14pm

We will be having a Mufti Day at the end of Week 2 for the Caritas Mufti Mania Appeal. Children may wear Mufti on that day and the cost is a gold coin donation. Thank you for your support of this appeal.


When – Friday August 6th


School – Kristus Raja School (in West Papua)


Need – The students at this small school have felt the impact of the pandemic and been in lockdown since March 2020! The majority of students come from poorer families and have found remote learning a real challenge. The school was built back in 1970 and the buildings are wearing out. Funds raised this year will help repair toilets and bathrooms and provide new desks, chairs and resources for students for when they come back to school.

A couple of reminders

Thu Jul 08 12:45pm

Tomorrow is the last day of Term 2. Thank you for all your support this term. A couple of reminders:


We have emailed those people who have outstanding chocolate money. Please could you pay this by tomorrow.



Hangi tomorrow at lunchtime. Gold coin donation for the Hangi and children need to bring a named bowl.



Farewell Poroporoaki for 3 students who are leaving our school in the church at 2.15pm



Have a great holiday and we will see everyone back at school on Monday 26th July at 9am to start Term 3.

Reminders

Fri Jul 02 04:34pm

Good afternoon


A few things to remember for next week:


Matariki Hangi


A notice will be coming home today. Please return the slip if you can help. 


Learning Conversations


Please remember school will close at 12.50pm on Tuesday 6th July and 2.45pm on Thursday 8th July for Learning Conversations. Please collect your children at those times.


If you have an early interview your children can be supervised at school until you arrive.


Chocolate money


This was due today. Please return money and/or unsold bars as soon as possible. A whole box is worth $72. Online payments to our school account is welcome.


Holiday Programme


We still have spaces. Email the office if you would like to book.


Wishing you a safe and happy weekend.

Matariki afternoon

Thu Jul 01 07:59am

Come and see what our students have been learning about Matariki this afternoon 2-3pm. Cultural performance at 2.30pm.


All welcome!

Alert Level 1

Tue Jun 29 03:42pm

Kia ora koutou

I am sure, like me, you are very pleased about today’s announcement that the Wellington region will be moving back to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight.

Thank you to everyone for the way you’ve responded following the news last Wednesday. This has been a clear and, thankfully, short reminder of how important it is to maintain the health measures that keep us safe.

The move back to Alert Level 1 does remove some restrictions but we must all keep going with the basics – stay home if you’re sick, get tested if you’re displaying symptoms and scan everywhere you go.


Nga mihi 


Liz

Alert Level 2

Sun Jun 27 03:18pm

We are continuing in Alert Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 29th June.


Please continue to follow school processes and thank you for your support of these processes as we work to keep everyone safe.

COVID Alert Level 2 – From 6pm tonight until midnight Sunday

Wed Jun 23 02:35pm

From 6pm 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.


 


Advice and Guidance received from the Ministry of Education today:


All of Wellington region
Alert Level 2 applies from 6pm tonight.


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.