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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.


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 


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 are not required at schools and early learning services at Alert levels 2 and 3.


Paid Union Meeting tomorrow Tuesday 22nd June

Mon Jun 21 07:43pm

Unless you have requested supervision for your children tomorrow afternoon please ensure they are collected at 12.50pm.

Thank you

Reminders Week 8

Sun Jun 20 04:22pm

We would like to remind you of some important thngs this week:

Tuesday 22nd June the teachers will be attending a Paid Union Meeting in the afternoon. Children who are able to go home will leave at 12.50pm. If you require supervision for your child you SHOULD have returned a slip letting us know this. We must know where all children are on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday 22nd June – Book Club closes. No late orders will be accepted and please check that you have ordered the correct book with the correct catalogue number.

Thursday 24th June-School Photos You have received an order envelope for Class and Individual photographs with the last newsletter. If you require a sibling group photograph, please see Anna in reception to collect a separate envelope. All orders must be returned before photo day.

Ordering and payment information is printed on the envelope. Payment can be made online at http://www.lcscott.co.nz (Please do not make payment into the school bank account.)Please note all students present on photo day will be included in class photographs and photographed individually regardless of whether they have returned payment envelopes.

Thursday 24th June– Parent Meeting Confirmation 7pm. Children do not need to attend but at least one parent must attend.

Have a great week

Interzone Cross Country is on today.

Tue Jun 15 07:36am

Paid Union Meeting

Mon Jun 14 12:55pm

A reminder that if your children require supervision next  Tuesday 22nd June, for the afternoon while the teachers attend their paid union meeting you MUST return the response slip by this Wednesday 16th June. This notice came home last week.

Children will go home at lunchtime on that day unless they are staying at school.


The Building Families of Faith Programme has been postponed and will be held later in the year. It will not go ahead this Thursday.

Tue Jun 08 04:02pm


Tue May 25 01:58pm

Friday 4th June is a Teacher Only Day. Please make other arrangements for your children on that day as there will be no supervision provided at school. This is one of the Teacher Only Days we were given by the Ministry of Education and we will be working on Assessment using the PACT Tool.

At this stage the SWZ Cross Country will go ahead tomorrow.

Mon May 24 03:17pm

 If this changes they will let us know at 7am tomorrow morning and we will pass this on to you as soon as we know if the event will not go ahead.

The cancellation date is Thursday 27th May.

Junior Cross Country

Thu May 20 03:33pm

Could all Junior classes wear PE uniform to school tomorrow Friday 21st May. The Junior teachers will run the planned activiteies from the cancelled cross country. This will begin at 9.30am at the Petone Rec – weather and ground conditions permitting.

Cross Country is cancelled today.

Tue May 18 09:54am

The grounds are too wet, causing safety concerns.

Cross Country cancelled tomorrow.

Mon May 17 04:16pm

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow and the state of the grounds we have decided to cancel the cross country tomorrow. We will select a team for SWZ based on times from practice runs.

Newsletter 12 May 2021

Wed May 12 04:12pm



The Whanau Support Group ” Kai and Korero” has been postponed from tomorrow night to later in the term.

Tue May 11 06:35pm



Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.


Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit and absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Sacred Heart Petone in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.