Christmas Newsletter

Sacred Heart School Petone Tuesday 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 a very strange year it has been too! 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 BOT 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 Stenhouse, Perez (Marisah), Lui-Pelasio, Condratov, Cardie, Cartwright- Salinas, Aloisio and Pangan 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 Nick Ballantyne and Jenna Gadd. Nick has been working in Kea class since May. We thank him for all his hard work and wish him well for the future. Jenna has been a teacher aide for 2 years. We thank Jenna for her work and wish her well for the future.

Congratulations to Santino Condratov who has won an academic scholarship for St Patrick's College, Silverstream. Well done, Santino!

Thanks to everyone who completed the quick Survey about After School Care. We are currently looking into options for next year.


· School closes at 12.30pm today Wednesday 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 12.30pm.

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 2nd February, 2022.

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


2021 Prizegiving speech from our School Leaders

We stuck with each other, we overcame with each other, we grew with each other. As the year comes to an end, we recite all that happened with our journeys; through the ups and downs, we are proud in what we have accomplished.

Marisah - Starting in 2013 I joined this school community who welcomed me with open hands and have always supported me since day one. Getting the oppurtunity to serve as your special character leader for 2021 gave me experiences I will always keep. All we did together will be cherished. Thank you to Whaea Katy, Miss Heatley andd the staff at Sacred Heart School for helping me in my years, receiving all the all the opportunities you made possible. Thank you to students and parents - words cannot express how lucky I was to have each and every one of you. To the Year 8's, thank you for always supporting me and each other. I will always remember all those cross-countries I ran with you to take the win for the best team out there....Papura!

Going to camp, being lucky enough to go to both Battle of the Bands, Teapot Valley and Makahiki camp together. Leading assemblies, serving the school with each other, playing sports, going to tech and many more. I am proud to say we did it. All the laughs, lessons, teachngs and memories we had together will always be there. Even me saying I was once new to this school comes to show that time flies. To the next leaders; always have fun and learn the right values as you are leading the way for others.

Amelia - As you already know 2021 has been a rocky year, but as a school community we have really pulled through and showed our school values throughout. During my time at this school, I've learnt how to work well with my peers, how to be a good friend, how to be a leader and a good role model. I've made lots of friends and I appreciate them so much. I would also like to thank Miss Heatley, Whaea Katy and all the teachers and teacher-aides for all your support and guidance. The values I have learnt here are values I will continue to carry with me in my next journey to college. Thank you for the privilage of being your school leader. I have had the best two years here and have loved this opportunity to grow and be a better person. To the Year 8's of next year - all the best in everything you do, even though you will have your ups and downs, it's good to stick together and have each other's backs. To the School Leaders of 2022, don't let being a school leader change how you act around others and just enjoy the experience in your own way.

Andres - We should take the time to think about all the things we have learned from our time here at Sacred Heart Petone and take that knowledge into the future. To the Year 8's, even though we will no longer go to the same school, I am confident that Sacred Heart will hold a special place in our memory as we go forth into our new schools. We are influenced by everything that happens, the interactions we have with each other and the choices we make. I would like to think that we have all interacted with each other in a positive way and we will never forget the friendships we have formed and the relationships we have had with each other, good and bad. We have been through two camps, a school production and most of us, 8 years of school together. Having started in Kereru class, you were all so welcoming and kind and helped me settle into a new school. Thank you to all the teachers, who have taught me so much over these past 5 years; your teaching hopefully won't be forgotten and will stay with me forever.

On behalf of the 2021 School Leaders, I would like to say thank you for giving us this honour to represent our school over the past year, like the ANZAC parade. This was a highlight for me. To finish, I would like to give you this quote from Thomas S. Monson. "The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it!"

Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Congratulations to our new School Leaders of 2022 - Olivia, Bez and Zephannia!

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

Sacred Heart School, Petone - Website

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School News

Stationery Class lists 2022

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

Uniform shop

The shop will open from 10am to 12pm on Monday 31st January 2022. It will then resume normal hours from Term 1.

If you are interested in helping out in the uniform shop next year, please contact the office.

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