School Kids Winter Clothing Swap!


School Kids Winter Clothing 


Clean and in good-condition:

Winter jackets, Raincoats, Thermals, Pyjamas/Dressing gowns, Hoodies, Trackpants, Trousers/Pants, Jerseys, Hats/Beanies, Socks, Vests, Tights

for MONSTER School Kids Winter Clothing SWAP DAY on 

SATURDAY JUNE 10, NORTH EAST VALLEY NORMAL SCHOOL HALL, 248 NORTH ROAD, from 2pm-4pm. Entry by Koha, then fill-a-bag.

All welcome. NOTE: You do not need to bring items on swap day for entry.

DROP OFF clothing to your School Office or to the Valley Project community rooms (262 North Road beside NEVN School).

LAST DAY to drop-off items: Friday June 9

Supported by the Valley Project, North East Valley Normal, Liberton Christian, DNI, Pine Hill, Sacred Heart and Opoho schools.

Enquiries: Julie 022 6792910 

Dove Derby Results!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our amazingly successful Monster Garage Sale on February 13th.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the second Sacred Heart Dove Derby. The winning dove was Dove #2, with a time of 11 minutes and 54 seconds.

Prize winners are:
1st Place – Kerry Adams 12:05 min
2nd Place – Teresa Smith 11:37
3rd Place – Sally Vosburgh 11:22
All winners have been advised.

Busy Times at Sacred Heart with Just Four Weeks Left

Opoho Play Centre Visit / SPCA Visit Climate Change Concert on Sunday

Sacred Heart Visit1   

We had a great visit at Opoho Play Centre today (Friday) where the children gave another stunning performance.  

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We also visited the Otago SPCA and on stopped for a few minutes on the way for a spontaneous performance in the Botanical Gardens as several tourists and gardeners looked on. So much fun on a beautiful sunny day.

We are now looking forward to the Climate Change Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday evening. Just a reminder to wear correct school uniform and that we are meeting at the Cathedral steps at around 6:30pm.





Cupcake Day – In Support of the SPCA – Monday 24th August

Ruma Kiwi (Year 1/2) are supporting an initiative from one of their classmates by selling cupcakes on Monday 24th August at lunch time between 12:40 and 1:30pm.
The money raised will be donated to SPCA Otago.
This initiative supports our humanity (core value) focus this term and the Star Newspaper has been invited to do a follow up story for the SPCA.
Thank you, in advance, for your support. Check out the colourful poster!
Cupcake Poster

New Library Books

We are very grateful to the Alexander McMillan Trust for their generous grant enabling us to buy a great new selection of books for our school library. The first lot of new books has arrived much to the excitement of the children.

 Library Books


In the wake of the massive 7.9 earthquake that has hit Nepal, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has committed an initial NZD50,000 for the immediate recovery efforts. The global Caritas network to ensure that we meet immediate needs for shelter, food and water, whilst being there for the long term rebuilding of lives and livelihoods.

Caritas has launched an Emergency Appeal to help those affected by the earthquake. These funds will go into the Caritas Nepal Disaster Fund.

– Internet banking deposit to Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand,                                                    account number: 03-0518-0211216-00 (reference: Nepal)

– Donate online at
– Text NEPAL to 833 to donate $3 to Caritas’ relief work in Nepal
– Phone 0800 22 10 22 to make a credit card donation (during office hours)
– Call 0900 4 11 11 to make an automatic $20 donation to Caritas’s work (a debit in the name            of ‘Caritas’ will be added to your next telephone bill)                                                                           – Post a cheque to Caritas, Freepost 689, — PO Box 12193, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.


Kia ora te whanau

Welcome to Term 2 and the new week. Our first newsletter will be issued next week. In the meantime I would like to update you regarding a couple of events that will be taking place next week:

  • Dance classes with Xzenia and her Otago Dances will commence next week on Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm.
  • On Friday next week (1st May) Ruma Tui and Ruma Toroa will be attending Kavnagh College’s Mucisal Production ‘Oliver’ leaving school by bus at 9:30am and returning at lunch time.

Have a great week.