Sacred Heart School, Dunedin.School Board Elections

Sacred Heart School, Dunedin.
School Board Elections
Parent Election Notice
Nominations are open for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the school board.
All eligible voters will receive a nomination form. Use this form to nominate yourself or
someone in your community. You will also receive a nomination cover letter calling for
Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 3 August 2022. You may provide a signed
candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.
The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up
until election day, which you can view.
Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022.

Te Kura O Te Manawa Tapu
Te Pōtitanga Poari Kaitiaki o te Kura
E tuwhera ana ngā tono mō te pōtitanga o te rima (5) o ngā māngai mātua ki te poari
Ka whiwhi ngā kaipōti katoa e māraurau ana i tētahi puka tono me tētahi pānui e karanga
ana mō ngā tono – ka taea e koe te whakamahi i te pukatono ki te tono i a koe tonu, i tētahi
atu rānei o tō hapori.

Ka kati ngā tono i te poupoutanga o te rā Rapa 3 o Akuhata 2022 Ka taea e koe te tāpiri i
tētahi tauākī kaitono kua waitohutia, me tētahi whakaahua ki tō tono.
E puritia ana te rārangi pōti i te kura, ā, ka taea te kite i ngā hāora o te kura.
Kia taetae mai ngā tono, ka puritia tētahi rārangi ingoa o ngā kaitono i te kura tae noa ki te rā
pōti, otirā ka taea e koe te tirotiro.
Ka kati ngā pōti ā te 4 pm i te Wenerei 7 Mahuru 2022.

Sacred Heart has a new swing!

When the opportunity arose last year to possibly be able to purchase a swing for our school playground it was met with great excitement! We had surveyed our community around what new ideas people wanted to see in our playground, and following this we had recently installed some new rainbow radical climbing rings and some musical instruments, but the hotly desired swing remained on the list as a lofty financial goal for our wee school. We also had a working priority of how we could make our playground accessible to all, with one of our students unable to use any of the current playground equipment. And so, the project was kicked into action.

There were a number of dots to connect with funding, quotes, purchasing, ordering, waiting… It has taken a few months to come together… But with the amazing support of Sport Otago, Sport New Zealand, Alexander McMillan Trust and Bendigo Valley Sports and Charity Foundation, we have been able to make this dream a reality. Our school community is so grateful to these organisations for their support and such generous funding to enable this invaluable accessible play opportunity.

Play is a huge part of our school, and an integral part of the well-being of our tamariki. In the break times, before, during, and after school, the playground is always busy with groups of children of all ages playing together. It is so exciting to think we now have this equipment that provides a play opportunity for all;. An inclusive play space that allows one of our students who was missing out, to be able to play, and also play with and alongside her peers. This will also have direct benefits to the wider community who frequently use our school and hall facilities.

Thank you again to Sport Otago, Sport New Zealand, Alexander McMillan Trust and Bendigo Valley Sports and Charity Foundation for supporting this project.

He aha te mea nui? Māku e kii atu, he tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in the world? Well, let me tell you, it is people, it is people, it is people.

📸🙏 Gina Preece

School Disco – 26th August from 5.30pm

Book Week will end on a high note with a disco on August 26th from 5.30-7.00pm. Dress up in Kiwiana theme, as your favourite book character – or as anything you want!

Free tickets must be collected from the school office (available from Wednesday 3rd August until the 24th). Entry is strictly by ticket only. Please join and share our Facebook event.

Some food will be available to purchase – sausage sizzle, pop corn and baking. There will be some fun games and a free photo booth – and lots and lots of dancing!

Please note: children must be accompanied by and adult and we ask you please respect our request that all children stay in Nga Maara hall once it’s dark outside.


Book Fair – 22nd-26th August

This year’s book fair will be held from 22nd-26th August and has a Kiwiana theme!


How does the book fair work?

Scholastic books will be available to view and purchase everyday that week from 3.00-4.30pm in Room 3. This is a great opportunity to buy books to put aside for birthdays and Christmas and a percentage of the total sales goes to the school.

Our Book Fair is open to the public, so please do invite friends and family to attend. Please join and share our Facebook event listing.

Note we don’t have EFTPOS so please bring cash or pay by cheque.

Plan for the week

We’re fortunate to have a number of special visitors over the week to run some exciting activities with the children.Here’s the plan for the week, and remember, books will be on sale everyday after school from 3.00-4.30pm.

  • MONDAY :: Children create their wishlists at school and bring them home
  • TUESDAY :: Su Ilkin – Youth Co-ordinator from Dunedin Public Libraries
  • WEDNESDAY :: Michelle Summerfield – Children’s Book Buyer from the University Bookshop
  • THURSDAY :: Barbara Else – author, recipient of the Margaret Mahy Medal (2016), and Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence at University of Otago
  • FRIDAY :: Come to school dressed up in Kiwiana theme or come as your favourite book character
  • FRIDAY NIGHT :: Disco in Nga Maara Hall from 5.30-7.00pm – free tickets available from the School Office
  • SATURDAY :: Storylines Festival at Dunedin Public Library from 11-3pm (see the full programme)