Junior School Beach TripWed Mar 15 05:37pm
Kia ora whanau,
Thankyou to all parents who have let us know that they are able to come on our trip to Petone Beach this Friday.
We will set off around 9am to walk down as one big group but each parent/helper will walk along side a smaller group that they are assigned to. We will match parents/helpers to children before we set off.
If it is raining on Friday we will have to cancel our trip, but I will send out an alert/post before school to let you all know.
Onieka Tristram (Junior Syndicate Leader)
School Closure – Strike Action – Thursday 16 MarchWed Mar 15 02:15pm
School is closed tomorrow as all the teaching staff who are members of the NZEI will be on Strike. Please ensure that you have made alternative arrangementsfor your children as we are unable to provide supervision.
Teachers believe that every student should receive the attention, time and support they need for their education.
This isn’t always the case, and we are calling on the government to improve the working conditions for teachers, which affect children’s learning conditions.
Recognition for the work we do
Tomorrow, Thursday 16 March, we are taking strike action to press the government to improve conditions for schools.
Thank you for your support of this action
Industrial Action – NZEI Strike on 16 March 2023.Mon Mar 13 12:16pm
Dear parents and caregivers,
This morning the NZEI has formally advised the Sacred Heart Petone School Board that its member principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action on 16 March 2023.
The Board has carefully considered the availability of non-union teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can’t provide normal instruction (teaching) during the strike, so the school will officially be closed for instruction on Thursday 16 March.
Accordingly, it’s important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children during the period of the strike, as no supervision can be provided at school.
We know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike. Thank you for your understanding.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries relating to this decision.
Board Presiding Member, on behalf of the Sacred Heart School Petone Board
Newsletter and Camp UpdateFri Mar 10 01:01pm
Happy Friday everyone!
We have sent our latest newsletter using a new feature on our school website. The newsletter mailing list is the email address you have provided the school (the same email you use to log into Hero).
All parents and caregivers should have received the newsletter via email this morning. Please check your spam/junkmail folders and if possible, please mark as “not spam” so you can stay up to date with school news. If you have not received it, please let me know.
Please note that two students have fallen ill with a stomach bug. (One student has already returned home due to illness.) Unfortunately there are several other students who have reported they are not feeling the best. Whaea Katy has done her best to keep the unwell students isolated but as we all know tummy bugs can spread quickly.
The bus is due to pick the students up at 1pm today. We are expecting them back at school around 3pm. We will let you know if there is a delay for any reason via Hero.
Have a safe and happy weekend 🙂
NewsletterWed Mar 08 03:36pm
Due to an issue with our digital newsletter provider, there is no newsletter today. We hope to have the issue fixed within the next couple of days and will send the newsletter out then.
Parking on Britannaia Street todayThu Mar 02 10:37am
Kia Ora koutou
We have been in touch with the contactors who coned off Britannia Street this morning for road resurfacing. We have reached a compromise where they will not be resealing directly outside of the school today. They are resealing from the school crossing down to Udy Street today, with hopes of being finished by 3pm. There is a chance they will not be finished by 3pm, so please keep this in mind at school pick-up time today.
Due to earlier communication with the contractors, we were of the understanding that this work would not happen during school hours. We would like to offer our apologies for the confusion and frustration this has caused, and will update you once we know when they will be completing the second half of the street.
Yr 7/ 8 Touch cancelled todayThu Feb 16 12:03pm
Message from Bron at Total Touch
Just to confirm that Fraser Park is cancelled today 16 February.
We move on to Week 2 next week.
Stay warm and dry!
Yr 1- 6 Touch DrawWed Feb 15 02:07pm
The Year1-6 Touch draw is available and has been sent home via HERO
Enjoy the season
Touch RugbyThu Feb 02 12:11pm
Touch Rugby notices must be returned to school TOMORROW- Friday 3rd February.
Meet the Teacher/ Pool PartyThu 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 backSun 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!
RemindersSun 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
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 YearTue 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!
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