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21st-25th August Book Week
29th August Disco 5.30pm to 7pm
31st August Disco 5.30-7.00pm
4th to 7th September Year 5/6 Camp
11th September Sacred Heart Idol
15th September Last day of Term 3
Mass - Years 4 to 6
Whole School Assembly 10am Fridays
Mondays & Thursdays 8am-10.30am
Sports Uniform Days
Years 1 to 6 - Thursdays & Fridays
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Sacred Heart School offers tuition in Prep to Year 6 within a caring, supportive, community-oriented environment. Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology. Outdoor activities are catered for with large grassed playing areas, cement areas marked for games, fully shaded sandpits, and several colourful playgrounds covered by shade cloth and supported by soft fall. Our multi-purpose hall incorporates full sized basketball, netball and tennis facilities. The school grounds (4.7 hectares) also include an outdoors Multi-Purpose Court for tennis, basketball, netball and volleyball; an oval for football and cricket; and two cricket nets (synthetic turf).
As per our Mission Statement, the education offered at Sacred Heart aims to develop the knowledge, beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith; reflecting at all times on our vision to “Journey everyday with Jesus in our hearts”.
We endeavour to facilitate each child’s journey towards their potential through quality learning and teaching practices. The common goal shared between school and home is to support each child’s development:
We invite parents who are considering sending their child/children to Sacred Heart to visit the school, to view the facilities and speak with staff regarding any queries you may have.
Community News & Events
Last week, this year’s NAPLAN reports were sent home to students in Years 3 and 5. I wanted to share with you today some of the great work our student’s achieved in this year’s tests. In the Year 3 cohort, our spelling result was the best in the school’s NAPLAN history and more than half of our Year 3 students achieved above the state average in reading. Well done Year 3 students! Our Year 5 cohort improved their results across every area since their last testing in Year 3. Their numeracy result was the best result for Year 5 in our NAPLAN history and more than half the students achieved above the state mean in Writing. Congratulations Year 5 students! Improvement in the literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students at Sacred Heart continues to be the focus for teaching and learning at our school. The staff of Sacred Heart are committed to improving academic standards for all our students.
Yesterday our athletes attended the West Zone Athletics Carnival, our final outing for the athletics season. The students enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather and were great representatives of our school. Thank you to Mr Toohey, Mrs Weber and Mrs McNeil for their supervision of the team.
During lunch time, a new room has opened for students to attend. ‘The Zone’ is a space filled with activities for students who prefer a quiet area. Colouring in, play do, Lego, books, movement balls, craft activities and various other activities are available for the students to use. This is a great space for children who may not want to be in the playground and who are unsure of how to spend a lunch break. Ask your child over the coming week – “Have you been to the Zone?”
BOOK WEEK 21st – 25th August
Next week we are celebrating Book Week. Developing a love of reading is something that we try to nurture in all our students and Book Week is the ideal time to celebrate all that is great and fun about reading. Further details of our Book Week activities are listed below. I am particularly looking forward to Tuesday morning’s character parade! The theme for Book Week this year is “Escape to Everywhere”. There will be the usual favourites:
Readers’ Cup Competition - Wednesday and Friday of that week
Book Character Dress Up Parade - Tuesday, 22nd at 8.30, in the School Hall
Sacred Heart School story time - 1.45pm Tuesday 22nd. Students will enjoy storytelling by teachers across the school
Book Fair – Open from Monday, 21st, 8.00am – 8.30am, 3.00pm – 3.30pm until Thursday 24th & a special opening after the parade on Tuesday. The Book Fair will not be open Friday, 25th.
We will be holding our Annual Carnival Book Fair during Book Week. There will be a large variety of books for sale at prices to suit everyone. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy some great books and help the Library gain new resources as the school receives 25% – 30% of the total sales as our Commission.
PREP 2018 ENROLMENTS
If you have a child to enrol in Prep for next year, please complete and return an enrolment application form to the office as soon as possible. An enrolment application form can be found in the side panel of the newsletter or collected from the office.