Newsletter Week 10 Term 3
Sacred Heart School Christchurch - 1 October 2021
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This brings us to the end of term 3. Thanks to Covid it has been a disjointed term but as expected the Sacred Heart Community have met the challenges thrown our way. We thank you for adhering to the restrictions and health measures put in place to keep us all safe. We thank you all for the support you gave your children while locked down at levels 3 and 4. We thank you for returning the children to school ready to start learning again. We now look forward to the final term of 2021 and pray that more of the restrictions are lifted to enable us to share with you all some of the key events linked to Term 4.
We are really hoping to be able to share activities with you next term with athletics sports, the Production, kapa haka festival, end of year Masses and the final Prize Giving. We will keep you fully informed of any developments.
We look forward to seeing you all in Term 4. Have a restful break with your lovely children.
Catholic Schools Day
We, as a school, were invited to participate in a Circle of Prayer where across the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, members of school communities prayed, in solidarity, for the work of Catholic schools, a place where we stand.
In prayer we joined with other schools on our faith journey - Catholic schools communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Children later shared work and songs with students from other classes.
Congratulations to all three basketball teams who finished the season on a high. The year 5/6 team won their last game to finish 5th in B grade. The Year 7/8 Pacers played a great last game to win 19th place in B grade.
A massive congratulations must go to the Year 7/8 Celtics team who won B grade. They played an outstanding game, convincingly taking the win.
Huge thanks goes to everyone who supported these teams this season, especially Mr Aliganga, Miss Journee and Mr McManus who supported the students at training and were at the games each week making sure things went smoothly.
Next term school athletics will be held on Tuesday 26th October from 9am-3pm. If you are able to help on this day please contact me as soon as possible.
SAVE THE DATE
Sleeping Beauty the Horrible Truth will be performed at the LaVida Centre on the evening of Friday 26th November - More information to come early next term about tickets.
The senior school will be having their class photos retaken on Monday 1 November as we believe the class photos could be improved on.
Book Character Day
Helping children exposed to upsetting content online.
Netsafe has developed the following advice to guide you through this difficult situation.
Hats and Sun Safety
All children must be wearing a blue wide brimmed hat during breaktimes and during class outdoor activities at school in Term 4. There are hats available to be purchased from the office for $5 each.
We do have sunscreen in all classrooms and recommend children arriving at school with sunscreen already applied.
Canterbury District Health Board
The Canterbury District Health Board have asked us to share information with you that they are opening the drive-thru Vaccination Site at Christchurch Arena (entry off Wrights Road) on October 4 (just in time for the holidays) and no appointment is needed.
No appointment will be needed at the drive thru, and CDHB are happy to vaccinate anyone who is eligible sitting at a window. So it’s perfect for whānau!
Details of the drive thru are:
Every day from October 4 - 31
Monday-Friday incl 25th (Labour Day)
1.30 – 8.00pm
Saturday / Sunday
11.00am – 5.00pm
Dental Care during the School Holidays
The Community Dental Service will be providing dental care for children enrolled with our service during the upcoming school holidays. The clinics will offer check-ups, treatment and relief of pain sessions by appointment only. To make an appointment please call/email our Contact Centre which operates between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday throughout the holidays.
The following Dental Clinics will be open during these school holidays:
· Northcote Clinic, 24, Tuckers Road, Casebrook,
· Hillmorton Clinic, Hillmorton Hospital, Sylvan Street,
The clinics will offer appointments between 8.15am and 4.15pm for school age and preschool children. If your child has dental pain because of an accident, please contact your dentist in the first instance.
To book an appointment at one of our clinics please: call 0800 846 983
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 1 October - End of Term 3
Monday 18 October - Start of Term 4
Monday 25 October - Labour Day - School Closed
Tuesday 26 October - School Athletics Sports
Friday 12 November - Canterbury Anniversary Day - School Closed
Thursday 18 November - School Disco!!!!
Friday 19 November - Teacher Only Day
Tuesday 23 November - Kahukura Kapa Haka Festival
Friday 26 November - Production - La Vida Centre (evening)
Thursday 16 December - Last Day of the year
Wednesday 2 February 2022 - First Day Back
For Church Notices Please view the Catholic Parish of Christchurch South website. https://sanctamariaparish.nz/ or the New App
Here are the details of how to download our excellent new Parish App. Keep updated on mass times, news and what is happening in the Parish.
Go to the App Store on your Apple or Android device and Search 'Church AppsNZ' to download the app onto your device.
Then search "The Catholic Parish of Christchurch South' to find your church app.
Mass registrations are open.
• You must register online on the Diocesan website
or phone the parish office 338 8395 to register a place.
Registrations must be done before 3pm the day before.