Christmas Newsletter

Sacred Heart School Petone Wednesday 14th December

Principal's Pen

Tena koutou Nga whanau

It’s really hard to believe that we have almost come to the end of another year at Sacred Heart School and another strange year due to Covid! Thank you for support over our COVID journey again this year!

A huge thank you to all of you –parents, grandparents, older siblings and whanau- who have helped us in any way this year. Without your help we would certainly not be able to do all the activities we do. Thanks also to our Board who willingly give hours of their time to support our students. I would like to acknowledge the fantastic staff- both teaching and support- who all go the extra mile for the children and ensure that the learning at Sacred Heart is wonderful, challenging and exciting. Thanks also to our FOSH group for all their hard work this year.

At this time of year we say goodbye to our Year 8 students. We thank them for everything they have done for the school community over their time at Sacred Heart and we wish them all the best for the future.

This year we are also farewelling the Devine, Tatafu, Ting, Fereti, Criscillo, Lysaght, Marsden, So'otaga, Ladrera, Fairfield and Griffiths families, some of them after a long association with the school. We thank them for their contributions to the school over their time here.

We are also saying good bye and thank you to Julia Havell, Clare Lewis and Maree Mahony from the staff. We will farewell them all at Assembly tomorrow in the church at 11am. We will also farewell Maria Devine, Toutai Vaka and Rosalyn Ting and we wish them well at their new schools.


· School closes at 12.50pm tomorrow Thursday 15th December. Please ensure your children are collected at this time.

· There will be a final Assembly at 11am, after which children will return to their classrooms and be dismissed at 12.50pm.

We have much to be proud of and grateful for at Sacred Heart School and we can only continue to build on everything that has gone before us. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a blessed Christmas and a joyful New Year and look forward to seeing you all back at school on the 1st February, 2023.

Thought for the Week

May you experience the joy of Christmas, which is giving

the heart of Christmas, which is hope

and the spirit of Christmas, which is love.

Happy holidays!

Ma Atua e maanaaki

God bless


Farewell from our Year 8's

My favourite thing about Sacred Heart School is...

Technology - Noreen

Camp - Apai

The people - Samantha

Camp - Angelina

Camp 2021 - Lilly

Netball this year - Lola

Discovery - Kiri

The fun we had playing longball - Bez

How it's a small school so everyone knows you - Olivia

The sports - Zephannia

Huttfest, especially being the taupou - Mia

The teachers - Zion

Polito shaving his hair - Timo

Helping the teachers - Brayden

Sports - Tala

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."

Farewell, Year 8's - we will miss you.

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Meri Kirihimete from all the staff at Sacred Heart. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

School News

Stationery lists 2023

These will be coming home today. Please check your child's school bag. Stationery lists will also be available to view on our website.

Uniform shop

The shop will open from 10.30am to 12pm on Monday 31st January 2023. It will then resume normal hours from Term 1. Welcome to Susie James who will be our new uniform shop assistant.

Stationery Invoices 2023

You will receive an invoice in January for Stationery from the school. This covers the My Faith Diaries, RE Resouce, Numicon Explorer books and Technology costs (for Years 7 and 8). All invoices need to be paid in full by 20th February 2023. (Unless you have arranged regular part-payments with the office.)

Please keep an eye on your inbox and check your spam if you do not receive this invoice by 1st February. If you have changed email addresses, please email the office.

FOSH Xmas Festival

What a beautiful evening we enjoyed! Sunshine, food and Christmas craft and music - the perfect way to end our year. Thanks to FOSH and our school community for helping to raise $2334.00 for the school! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the raffle and joined us on the night - we had some very lucky prize winners and some very excited children who got to meet Santa in his Grotto!

We would also like to thank the following people for making the night an extra success:

Kate Wasson and Hugh Rosemergy

Madeline Louden and Jared Sowerby

Caroline and Matt Bartholomew

Kirsten and Ollie Mannix

Lauren and Thomas Smith

Minon Wijeyeratne

Emma Gendall

Phoebe Marsden

Louise and Alister Thomson

Onieka Tristram

Sherry Perez

Jess Davis

Nicole and Steeve Sharpe

Tui Class at Santa's Grotto on Jackson Street

Meri Kirihimete!

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Sacred Heart School, Petone - Website

Please follow the link to our website, where you can find Stationery needs for 2023, Term dates and our school calendar.

Uniform Shop

Uniform shop hours:

Tuesday 2.45pm - 3.15pm

Wednesday 8.45am - 9.15am

If you have an urgent uniform query outside of these times, please email Mrs Wilson in the office

School bank account details


Please put your child's name and what the payment is for, as the reference

Christmas Day Family Mass Sunday 25 December 9.30am @ Sacred Heart Church, Petone

We would love you to join us for our Family Christmas Mass on Christmas

morning @ 9.30am. We will sing some Christmas carols during Mass and a special Christmas picture book will be shared for the young and young at heart!

All children are encouraged to dress up in Nativity character costumes (Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, wise men etc). If you would like to borrow an outfit – come to the little chapel side- room between 9.00-9.15am. Please return the outfit before you go home!

At the offertory, The Little Drummer Boy song will be sung and we need some children to play the drums. Please let us know when you arrive at Mass, if your child would like to be a ‘drummer’ (You are welcome to bring a drum from home.)

We look forward to seeing you.

Wishing you all a peace, hope and love filled Christmas.

The Children’s Liturgy team

Sacred Heart Church (Petone)