Newsletter Week 1 Term 4
Sacred Heart School Christchurch - 22 October 2021
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I hope you all enjoyed some time with your children over the holiday break. It was certainly good to see them all back on Monday for the final term of the year which is going to fly bye quickly.
A big thank you for adhering to the changing regulations around accessing the school due to Covid-19. You are so good at waiting at the gate for your children at the end of the day. I would just like to remind you that you must be wearing face masks if entering the school grounds and ensure you are socially distancing and we ask that no parents enter the classrooms. This may change as time progresses.
We are delighted to be able to go ahead with our Athletic Sports next Tuesday but disappointed that we cannot have parents on site to share in the enjoyment of children participating. We are still working on a way to share this term's production with you and live in hope that a change in alert levels may assist us in this.
Yesterday we were able to launch our new website. Definitely bookmark this and have a good look around. https://sacredheartchch.school.nz/
Have a great long weekend with your family and I look forward to seeing all the children on Tuesday ready to compete on Sports Day.
An introduction to the Synod 2021-2023 and More on the Mass
Synod 2021-2023 - For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission.
Have you heard about this!The tradition of “synods” is a long and varied one in many of the Christian Churches. On October 17th the world celebrated the opening of the Synod: “For a Synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission”. This Synod will have a 3-phase consultation: diocesan, continental and universal. Pope Francis is asking all Catholic dioceses around the world to start consulting with parishioners from October 17 to hear the voices of the People of God. Get involved! Visit our Diocesan page to find out more.
On Tuesday 26 October (Next week) the school will have their athletics day. Unfortunately parents will not be able to attend but we will take photos to share of the day on seesaw.
Week One: classes throughout the school have been focussing on prayer.
Week Two - Week : the next unit of study is The Communion of Saints.
The focus of the learning for:
The New Entrant and Year 1 classes are to develop an understanding of God’s role for Mary.
Year 2 is Saints and inspiring people; develop an understanding of what makes people holy and how these qualities are found in the lives of Saints.
Year 3 is Life, Death and Christian Hope; develop an understanding about death and what happens to life after death in the light of Christian hope
Year 4 is an understanding of the relationship between the choices people make every day and life after death.
Year 5 is to develop an understanding of God’s constant faithfulness.
Year 6 is to learn about Mary’s faith journey and identify ways of Mary as a model for living and discipleship.
Year 7 is to develop an awareness of God’s gift of free will to people and Catholic conscience.
Year 8 is to develop an understanding of the human person as body, emotions, intellect, will and soul and the immortality of the soul.
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.
The production is taking shape and in full rehearsal now. More information will be sent out in the next few weeks about the performance on November 26.
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!!!! (to be confirmed - only a maybe for now)
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
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or phone the parish office 338 8395 to register a place.
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