Welcome back to Term 3

Welcome back everyone, and a special welcome to Stephen Hopkins who is standing in for Paul as Principal for Term 3. Paul is on sabbatical for Term 3 and will return in Term 4.
Please see the attached notices about the Kia Kaha Programme that is running with the Year 1 to 4 children this term, and an exciting opportunity for the senior students to learn Mandarin. Please contact Stephen if you have any questions.

Snow notice

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School is now closed for the day. This was reported on The Hits, the decision was made by the Otago Primary Principals Association.



School will open at 10am today at this stage. Any changes will be posted here.


Updates from the Media

Destitute Gourmet visit a huge success

The Destitute Gourmet cooking demonstration and fundraiser was huge success. Many thanks to Martina for orchestrating this amazing fundraising event for the school. Here’s a message from Martina, originally posted on the Facebook event page.

Thanks to everyone for their support for this great evening- Sophie was amazing and inspirational as always- thanks to the band of merry helpers who did such a good job. Lorinda and Leanne were there so early doing all that prep in the kitchen. A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPONSORS on the night – please give them your support. The list is numerous but is in everyone’s goodie bag- and was on the power point screen-please take the time to read. Special mention to www.winesale.co.nz, Marc and Leanne, R & B Cleaning for cleaning our oven and also Strawberry Sound who supplied the lapel microphone.

Cross country postponed

Dear families. Due to overnight rain,  the cross country planned for today has been postponed. Children are welcome to wear their either their normal uniform of their sports uniform today.

Thanks for a Great Term

The children are very excited about our end of term Dairy Farm visit tomorrow (Friday)

Just a reminder to bring warm clothing as the weather is looking a bit patchy at this stage with a possible change later in the day. We will leave school at 9:30am and head straight to the farm. All going well we should be at the Warrington Domain for lunch at around 1:30pm. (There won’t be any lunch orders or reheats available tomorrow so it’s important to bring enough food for morning tea, when we arrive at the farm, and lunch at the domain. If the weather turns on us we will head from the farm straight back to school.

Tomorrow is a mufti day and your gold coin donation will assist Fr Aidan and Sacred Heart Parish with sending funds to help build two new classrooms at a Rosminian school in India.

Remember that families are most welcome to join us at any stage of the day tomorrow.

Thank you to everyone in our community, teachers, families, our Board of Trustees, Parents and Friends, all our wonderful helpers and most especially our wonderful children for another great term at Sacred Heart.

Have a safe and and enjoyable term break and we will see you all in term 4  (Monday 14th October)

Warm regards

Paul Richardson


Destitute Gourmet cooking demonstration and tasting event

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Sacred Heart School are delighted to host Sophie Gray, Destitute Gourmet, at this fundraising cooking demonstration and tasting event.

When is it on?

7.00-9.30 pm Thursday October 31st at Nga Maara Hall (Sacred Heart School Hall)
63 North Road, North East Valley
Doors open at 6.30pm
Tickets $30 each

How do I book?

Tickets are limited! Please phone Sacred Heart School on 03 4738362 or phone Martina on 0272322855, or book online.

What happens on the night?

  • Glass of wine or juice on arrival
  • Tasting yummy food
  • Bring cash for raffles and Destitute Gourmet merchandise  (cash only please)
  • Goodie bag and recipes to take home!