We smile | We speak pleasantly to each other | We make the right choices
We consider others’ needs and feelings | We make eye contact | We take pride in ourselves and our school

 Special Character is how, we live, play and work together at Sacred Heart School



Greetings to all our parents and whanau. Welcome to our Term 4 Special Character events.

All students have begun the term learning about traditional prayer. Teachers will then focus on the Communion of Saints learning strand followed by the Liturgical Year learning strands, Advent and Christmas.

The senior school will attend the Parish 9.00 am Mass for the Feast of All Saints on 1 November. The junior and middle school will also attend masses as a class during the term. Room 7 will present a prayer service on 27 October and Room 8 will present their prayer service on
24 November.

Our final School/Parish Mass, when we farewell our Year 8’s students who are leaving us to continue their journey of life into Secondary School, will be on Saturday 9 December at 5.00 pm. All students are expected to attend this special celebration. They will meet in school uniform outside their classrooms at 4.45 pm.

As Director of Religious Studies I was delighted that the Changemaker deep learning topic in term 3 had so many obvious links to our special character, the Sacred Heart Way. As teachers we were lucky that we had this natural ‘hook’ into the ‘Changemakers’ task. The task has had huge impact on our teachers and students alike. It is my hope that the students and teachers will continue to strive to make a difference in our school community, their local community and in the world.

Please do not hesitate to approach me anytime about any aspect of special character in our school.

Warm regards and may the Peace of Christmas be with you all always.

Kath Clark
Director of Religious Studies

Special Character is how, we live, play and work together at Sacred Heart School