Return of the MONSTER Garage Sale

Bird image by Iris
Bird image by Iris

The popular Monster Garage Sale is returning to Sacred Heart School on Saturday 13th Feb from 10.30am-1.30pm.

This fun community event is a perfect day out for family and friends with a variety of stalls: baking, boutique second hand clothing, ‘white elephant’ homewares stall,  sausage sizzle, and coffee by Grid – there will be plenty of bargains for outfitting student flats.

A range of fun activities for kids will be available including: bouncy castle, face painting, nail bar, photo booth and Megazone’s pop-up laser tag!

Place a bet or two on the Dove Derby – pick a dove and guess how long it takes to get back home to Green Island!  Top pick takes home a cash prize of $100. Thanks to White Doves Dunedin!
Do join us on Saturday 13 February from 1030-130 and meet our wonderful  community at Sacred Heart School, 63 North Rd.

Earlybirds Christmas Celebration

Santa Visit

SANTA came to Sacred Heart Early Birds party today! It was great to see Santa when he is so busy at this time of year!

The party was a great hit. We heard the Story of Christmas. Still not sure what the donkey and sheep were doing but that’s a whole other story!

Thanks to everyone who came especially to Santa for the early Christmas gifts!

If you have a four year old you are most welcome to visit our Earlybirds programme. Due to Waitangi Day on Monday 8th February our first session for 2016 will be held on Tuesday 9th at 1:30pm.

Merry Christmas from Sacred Heart Earlybirds.


REMINDER FOR THIS SUNDAY: Parish/School Mass at Holy Name Church. Our Last Sunday Parish School Mass for the Year celebrating 800 years of the Dominican Order. Sacred Heart School as a Dominican school will teaching and leading the Dominican Jubilee Song, which is a great honour for us.

Meet at 9:30am
Mass at 10:00am
Church of the Holy Name
Great King Street, opposite Otago Museum

Invitation to Perform

Climate Vigil, 22nd November

Octagon Dunedin

Once again we have been invited to perform. This time at the Climate Change Vigil on the evening of the 22nd November. A person connected with this event saw our performance at the Mäori and Pacific Island Festival and recommended that we perform. This is a public event and another great opportunity to promote our school. Please let us know if you are able to support this event.



7pm start, please be there by 6:30pm

Sunday 22 November, 2015

Meet at the bottom of the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in the Octagon

There is a form attached to enlist your support.

Please wear formal school uniform.

Kind regards

Paul Richardson and Pesamino Tili

Please fill the form (attached)  and return to class teacher as soon as possible.

Love the Earth_Publicity_Final edited

151021 Notice – Climate Vigil

Greetings and Welcome Back to Term 4 at Sacred Heart

Kia ora te Whanau

I hope you have enjoyed the term break. We are looking forward to seeing you all this week as our busy term 4 begins and we move towards Advent and the Festive Season. The diary of the term’s events is being updated and will be available shortly. In the meantime I would like to update you on some happenings over the next few days and throughout the term. A full newsletter will be issued early in week 2.

Each new week begins with Combined Class Prayer and reflection in the library at 9am. All community members are welcome.

Ronald McDonald will be visiting on Tuesday at 10am with some important Road Safety messages.

School Photos will be taken on Wednesday morning with Kelk Photography. Family group photos will be taken first from 9am. Please ensure that the children are in correct school uniform. A reminder also that black shoes/sandals are the only permissible footwear at school.

A nation-wide Civil Defence Shakeout will take place at 9:15am on Thursday morning. This will consist of an earthquake drill in accordance with our school emergency procedure.

I will be away on Friday at the NZEI Principals Council meeting in Wellington representing the Catholic Primary Schools Sector.

Our first Earlybirds session is on next Monday 19th at 1:30pm. If you know of anyone with a 4 year old pre-schooler please invite them to come along and join us for a Sacred Heart experience.

Important Dates to note:

  • Swimming (10 days) runs from Monday 16th to Friday 27th November
  • Our annual Thanksgiving Mass will be held on Thursday 10th December at 6pm 
  • Final Assembly / Nativity Play / Year 6 Leavers Assembly 2:15pm Wednesday 16th December
  • School finishes for the year on Thursday 17th December
  • School re-opens for the 2016 school year on Monday 1st February  

Sacred Heart School is a SunSmart School and as such we require all of our students to wear sunhat protection during break times and outdoor class activities during the first and fourth terms. We thank you for your cooperation.

Have a great week

Paul Richardson



Stunning Museum Performance – Some Happenings in the Week Ahead

Kia ora Manawa Tapu!

We enjoyed a fantastic performance last weekend at Otago Museum and one of our best yet in a great venue with a most appreciative audience. To our leaders Mr Pesamino Tili, Whaea Emere, to all of our amazing helpers, I can’t find words to express our gratitude. The passion of children in their performance also sends warm messages of thanks as well. This was indeed a proud moment for our awesome Sacred Heart community. Thanks also to Kavanagh ‘Pasifika Vibes’ for your warm acknowledgement.

This is the last week of term. We have class Masses From Tuesday to Thursday and you are most welcome to attend. Term 3 will end with a Music and Dance assembly in ‘Nga Maara’ our school hall. The Otago Dancers, who have been running Friday dance classes for most of this year will present a performance of their work so far with our young aspiring dancers.

‘Pasifika’ Mufti Day

On Wednesday this week we are planning to celebrate the term’s great success with a ‘Pasifika’ Mufti Day. The children are invited to wear or include a ‘Pasifika’ item in their mufti clothing.

Class Masses

Tuesday 9:30am – Ruma Kiwi – Yr 1/2

Wednesday 9:30am – Ruma Tui – Yr 3/4

Thursday 9:30am – Ruma Toroa – Yr 5/6

A full newsletter will be issued on Tuesday this week.


Otago Museum – Special Invitation

Maori and Pacific Island Festival Performance  
We have been invited to perform in a mini-festival (encore) at Otago Museum on Saturday 19th September commencing at 1pm. During this performance the following schools are performing: *Kavanagh College – Pacifica Vibes,  *Tahuna Intermediate – Cook Island Group, *Dunedin North Intermediate – Pacific Cultural Group, *Sacred Heart Manawa Tapu – Kapa Haka We need to know rather urgently if your child is able to attend so could you please reply here or advise the office by return email as soon as possible.