PFA Term 4 Update


Sacred Heart Parents and Friends Association – Term 4 2014 Update

Welcome back to Sacred Heart for Term 4. We hope you had a great school holidays!

Our Sacred Heart PFA group helps with the general pastoral needs of the children and organises social events, which usually includes at least one event a term incorporating the school’s recent curriculum of learning. Please let us know if you’d like to be involved in the PFA (contact details below). We are happy to try and arrange meetings (usually twice a term) to involve as many people as possible! This term, we have already had an early meeting in Week One, just to arrange events for the term, and due to the busyness of Term 4, we will not be meeting again. But if you have any ideas or suggestions, please seek us out in the playground after school or email us at any time! We are also happy to email out our minutes – please let us have your email address if you are interested.

Cross Country BBQ, Thursday 13 November, midday-ish!

runningThe Cross Country will be held at Chingford Park, and the PFA organizes a free BBQ and ice cream for the children following the event. This is always a popular event with children and parents – we look forward to seeing you there. We would welcome some assistance with the BBQ on the day – please let us know if you can help.


Concert Celebrating the Diversity of NZ Culture: Thursday 20th November, 6.30pm


The PFA will be providing tea and coffee after this performance – please bring along a sweet plate to share.

Thanksgiving Mass : Tuesday 16 December, 6pm 

churchAll children are required to attend the annual Thanksgiving Mass. This will be followed by a free BBQ held by PFA. It’s always a great time to celebrate the school year and a chance to get everyone together as we farewell our year 6 students.  We will have tea and coffee afterwards and ask families to bring along a plate to share to have with these refreshments.

helpAs you can see there is plenty happening this term. The children really enjoy all of these events and we welcome some help to make them happen. If you can give some of your time, please let Kay know!   We understand the “busyness” of family life and understand that sometimes people cannot make meetings or some events; however there are other ways you can help with the group. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Contact: Kate Wilson: or Martina Kelly:

PFA Update – Ice Skating Evening 29th August

Ice-Skating Evening, Friday 29 August

Mark this in your diary now –always a great evening! This is our annual ice-skating social from 5pm to 7pm. Entry is $10 per skater, spectators free.

We will have some yummy sausages, snacks and drinks on sale, so dinner is sorted!

Although this is a Sacred Heart event, we welcome extended family and friends – please spread the word. For little ones who can’t yet skate, they have little trolleys that the older ones love pushing around!

Enjoy the term!

Kate Wilson & Martina Kely

Parents & Friends upcoming event – Cheese Roll Social, Friday June 20th

Our Sacred Heart PFA group helps with the general pastoral needs of the children and organises social events. We are planning some fun and exciting things this term, here are some dates for your diary.

It’s great to have cheese rolls available for the children as a lunch option, especially in the winter, and we’re getting together on Friday, June 20th from 3-6pm, to make a big batch for freezing. PLEASE PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW.

Many hands make light work, so please come along to help out! It should be a fun afternoon, children are welcome, and we’ll have a DVD playing, and the playground will be available.

We would really welcome donations of cheese, evaporated milk, and onion soup mix. Please drop these off to the office by Wednesday morning June 18th if you can help.

Parents & Friends upcoming event: Dinner, Guest Speaker and AGM

Our Sacred Heart PFA group helps with the general pastoral needs of the children and organises social events. We are planning some fun and exciting things this term, here are some dates for your diary.

PFA Annual General Meeting and Book Fair Evening with Guest Speaker , Thursday June 12th

The evening will run in conjunction with the Scholastic Book Fair and we are delighted to host Joan Turner as our guest speaker.


Joan has extensive national and international experience as a teacher, lecturer with the former Dunedin College of Education, mentor to trainee teachers, presenter and more recently as a consultant through the Otago University College of Education. She is a highly respected expert in literacy within the educational communities in which she has worked.

Joan is an engaging speaker who immediately connects with an audience to encourage discussion and debate. Joan will talk about literacy across all areas of the school, how the emphasis changes and how we as parents can assist our children at home.

Families please bring your own tea, we plan to eat around 5.30pm. This will be followed by the AGM which will be a short meeting. We will then host the Guest speaker and after this the PFA will supply some cake with tea and coffee. Children will be welcome to attend or may choose to watch a DVD during this We look forward to your attendance for what promises to be a great evening.