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“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever”.  Isaiah 32:17


  • Term 1 Ends    – Friday    12th April 2019
  • Term 2 Starts – Monday 29th April 2019


Kia ora whanau ma. I would like to ask for your help to make our carpark a safer place for our students at the beginning and end of the day by making your drop-offs and pick-ups at the curb / footpath on the school side of the road. We are concerned because the carpark has become very busy at these times of the day and have had some close-calls. We do ask our children not to  walk through the carpark but when vehicles come in to pick them up they naturally find themselves walking amongst moving vehicles.

Thank you for your help.  Nga mihi mahana

David Rogers

KAIKOHE CAMPUS PRIMARY CAMP Monday 25 March 2019 – Coopers Beach

  • Cost:         $25.00 per student
  • Return:   Completed Health Information forms and payments to Office



Tuesday 26 March 2 – 6 pm  

Venue: Kaikohe Campus School Hall

Kia ora whanau! Last Friday, all students present at school were issued with their Interim Report indicating how they are going in the 5 Key Competencies for each subject area. Students who were absent will have received them this week on their return to school.

Prior to our hui, please discuss with your son or daughter how they think they are going in these areas, any possible challenges they may have at this stage and ways they think these can be overcome. Our hui goal is to be able to listen to each other’s thoughts and work together for new solutions that may further support your child achieve their goals and enjoy their learning in every subject area.

Booking Appointment Schedule Issued: On Tuesday this week, each student was given their personal Booking Appointment Schedule where you can indicated your preferred time to meet with teachers. Please complete these as soon as possible. Your son or daughter will then present the schedule to each teacher to confirm your appointment times, and they will bring this back home for you.  Looking forward to catching up with whanau then.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Yvonne Vujcich 0274915218

YEARS 9/10 URUPUKAPUKA ISLAND CAMP  20 – 22 March 2019:

Year 9/10 students enjoying a beautiful ride on the Fullers ferry to Urupukapuka Island where they will camp for the next two days for team bonding. Whakawhanaungatanga.


A Reminder to Parents to phone the School Office every morning your child is absent from school to advise the absence reason. Please do not get offended if you receive a phone call or letter requesting reasons for student absence. We are tracking attendance closely and rewarding classes with the highest percentage attendance of a three-week period.

A big thank you to all parents and caregivers in regards to attendance, at the end of last week.

“He waka eke noa”

“Everyone working together”


Thank you to all parents Years 7-13 for ensuring that your child turns up with the correct uniform. We have had an overwhelming success rate and I must say the students are looking impeccable.

We are now in 2019 and it is expected that all students including primary years 1-6 are all dressed correctly and also have a P/E Uniform.  A reminder too that children must attend school in school shoes.  Once again thank you to one and all.

“Mena ko te hunga tika te rangatiratanga ka hari te Iwi”

“When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice”

New Uniforms:

Kaikohe Christian School Black Anorak jackets available for Seniors.  Juniors are also able to order Anorak Jackets, at the Office.

Second Hand Uniforms:

Various items and sizes available for sale at School Office.

Lost Property:

Our lost property box is full of unnamed shoes, black jackets and maroon/gold sweatshirts.  If your child has lost their uniform item, please come to the Office to look in the lost property.

Please ensure you name all your children’s items of clothing and stationery.


STUDENT ID cost $7 (including GST).  Students can request a 2019 Student ID from the school office. You will need to take a photo of yourself (headshot) only.  Take along to the office to see if it is suitable for your Student ID.  Once confirmed as okay, email to Jacqueline Te Huia for processing >

Please go to the office during the morning or lunch break only. Students will be notified when these are processed.


Event / Meeting Dates :  

  • 25 March – 6pm      (Kapahaka Hui / Meeting)
  • 29 March                  (Whaanau performance)
  • 5 – 6  April               (Te Tai Tokerau Regionals)
  • 10 – 11 April             (Te Tai Tokerau Festival)

KAPA HAKA HUI / MEETING – Monday 25 March 6 pm: 

  • Venue: Kaikohe Christian School
  • Discuss upcoming Rehearsal on Friday 29th March i.e. stalls, gold coin entry, times gates open, Junior Kapa Haka, Senior Kapa Haka
  • Please all come and support our tamariki

“Mena e kore te putake e makukunia e kore te rakau e tupu”

“Unless we water the plant, the tree will never grow”


  • Venue: Kaikohe Christian School
  • Towards Te Tai Tokerau Regionals and Tai Tokerau Festival

Thank you to all the whanau that have been supporting our fundraising for the Ropu Kapa Haka.  All is appreciated.



Congratulations to our first two students for 2019 to attain their Learners Licence i.e. Deborah Turner and Cayley Treadwell.

“One who rides on the back of another does not realise how far the town is”. 

 “It is only hard work that gets results”


Kia ora whanau the Sports Academy has been postponed until after term 1 due to the intense training of the Kapa Haka.

1 Corinthians 9-10

“Every athlete in training submits to strict discipline, in order to be crowned with a leaf that will not last; but we do it for one that will last forever”

 BASKETBALL: Tuesday Nights at Northland College

  • Facilitated by Ward Davis
  • We have 3 confirmed teams and are hoping for 5-6 in total.
  • An initiative to keep our children playing basketball.  A way possible for our kids to continue in one of our top 4 codes selected in the KiwiSport Survey Ward conducted last year for Sport Northland.
    So if you’re interested in a run or coming to watch we open up Tuesdays at 7pm.


Whaea Veronica Allen will be training netball girls years 7-13, in preparation for the beginning of term 2.

We are looking for managers and or coaches for teams so if this interests you, please do not hesitate to contact Whaea Michelle or myself (Matua Te Rangi) at the School.

 “Whaea te iti kahurangi mehemea e puohu koe me he maunga teitei”

“Seek the heights but if you should fall let it be to a loftier mountain”

Development of players:

Kaikohe will be hosting a field day on the 4th August.

  • Year 7-8
  • Under 15, 17, 19,
  • Invitation Team

Pre-season Tournament:

Fast Five Twilight netball competition begins two weeks’ time $150 entry fee.

Horeke netball tournament Saturday, April 27thGoal: Kaikohe Christian School enters teams as a warm up to the competition.

  • 4th May opening day 25-minute games
  • 11th May Competition begins
  • Finals on 14th September


Kaikohe Christian School will be fundraising on week 2 , the 11th of May. We will require Whanau support.

Monthly hui 1st Wednesday of every month:

All agenda items must be tabled by the morning of the hui, as these are the only items that will be discussed


Athletics Club will be run by Mr Prickett:
  • Mondays 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Lindtvardt Park
  • Ages 10+
      Perfect training for anyone interested in completing the Kids Triathlon.


  • Venue: Waitangi
  • When: Sunday 7 April 2019.
The school has been registered online and like last year, students need to enter from home using the link included in the letter.  (See letter at the bottom of this newsletter)
Also, if students want to compete and do not have a bike, they need to see Mr Prickett, who maybe able to provide a bike for the event.

Kids Tryathlon Letter for Parents:

Entries are open for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – Bay of Islands on Sunday, 7 April 2019 at Waitangi – Adjacent to the Treaty Grounds.The TRYathlon is all about giving it a TRY and is a rewarding and fun day out for you and your child. Participants need to be aged 7-15 years old on event day, and can complete the TRYathlon as an individual or in a team of two.  Our school has created a School Group which you can join when you enter from home. Search for Kaikohe Christian School when prompted. By linking to our school group it will give us the chance to win some great prizes. The direct link to register into our school group is If you are unable to register at home then I can help at school but please let me know early if this is the case.  If someone you know requires financial assistance to enter the TRYathlon, through either subsidized entry fees or funding for necessary equipment, then you can apply to the Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation for assistance.  Visit for details.All competitors must have their own bike and helmet in order to take part. It is important that the bike is in good working order with both brakes attached and working. There is a very good bike shop in Kerikeri if parts and/or repairs are required. Please don’t leave this check to the last minute.  On race day, the school gazebo shall be set up to store belongings etc. and I shall be present to help where needed. I request that you come to the school gazebo upon your arrival to let me know that you have arrived and are taking part. Please leave plenty of time for your arrival as the roads become very busy and the Waitangi bridge will be shut at 8:15am.

If you have any school-related questions please contact me at otherwise contact the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon team; email or phone 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249).

Tryathlon Notice: Marshals Needed

Kia Ora.  We are excited to have the Sanitarium Weet-bix Kids TRYathlon coming back to Paihia this year and we have been contracted again as the local coordinators helping them out with marshals & traffic management.  We require approximately 120 marshal on Sunday 7 April from approx. 7-8am until 12 – 1pm. We will pay $25 per person on course. This is a great opportunity for school’s/sports clubs/community groups to get involved. Please note all marshals have to be 16 years and older and all marshals need to be active, loud & encouraging.We are also seeking a group of around 15 to assist with the set up on Saturday 6 April for around 1.5 hours (lump sum payment and time will be confirmed upon interest)

Would your organisation be interested in marshaling at this event?  Please, could you indicate if you are interested and approximately how many marshals you will be able to supply?Ngā mihi,  Gina Harris (Energizer Mid North)  Sport Northland | 027 434 3461 Mobile | |

6 WEEK FREE COOKING CLASSES KAIKOHE – starting Thursday 28 March 2019:

Join Cleon Samuels for Cooking from your Pantry on a Budget.

Venue:                           Kaikohe Senior Citizens Hall,  5 Tawanui road, Kaikohe

Time:                             10:30 am – 1.00 pm

Registration Forms:   Te Hau Ora O Ngapuhi Office,  113 Broadway Kaikohe

Enquiries:                    Pania  022 608 9728


Event held to support Whitinga Harris, his wife and 2 children. He’d been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Told his DNA chemotherapy will not provide him with a chance to live. There is an unfunded medicine called Keytruda which can extend his life or potentially cure his cancer. As a family we are doing our best to raise $100,000 to cover the treatment, administration and flights to obtain the medicine.  ‘’The Big Bunny Easter Event’’ will provide Kaikohe with a family day full of fun and laughter.  A range of free activities and games for both children and adults. Food, raffle tickets and different stalls and rides.  All proceeds will be forwarded to his give a little page .

Seeking kapahaka or dance groups that would be interested in donating time to contribute to our free entertainment. We will gratefully accept anything you can offer to support our event, I look forward to hearing from you.   Kind regards  Michelle Wilson-Astle 0226044200

BOYS CAMP COOPERS BEACH 24 – 27 April 2019:

Coopers Beach Children’s camps have been running for 50+ years and many northland children have had rich experiences while at camp.  This year we have had a generous offer again of sponsored places through Breakaway Funding for boys aged 11-14 years old.  We would love to see this funding reach into families who are usually unable to afford a camp fee and we ask that if you know of a child who would benefit from a few fun days at camp, then please pass our information on.

Cost:  9-10 year olds $70,  11-14           Limited spaces FREE thanks to Breakaway funding  to Register:

Camp starts: Wed 24 Apr 11.00am                    To register your child online click here
Camp ends:   Sat 27 Apr   1.30pm                       To download a printed form click here

Once the registration form is received AND your deposit of $40, an email confirmation will be sent to you along with a list of things to send with your child to camp.  No places can be held or reserved.   Your deposit can be paid into the following bank account   Coopers Beach Boys Camp   01-0331-0015960-00     Reference: Boys 2019       Particulars: Childs surname

This camp is run by a full team of adult helpers and student leaders and is headed up by John & Myrlene Aish.  Camps include Bible teaching times, lots of indoor and outdoor fun activities, team building skills and opportunities for children to make new friends and develop new skills in a safe environment.  Please contact us if you would like more information.

John & Myrlene Aish   09 405 0380
Lynley Fleming             09 405 1723


Northland DHB Public Health Unit.

With 28 cases of measles in Canterbury, and two new cases in Auckland, now is the perfect time to make sure your child is up to date with their immunisations against measles.Two doses of the MMR vaccine are needed for maximum protection. If you are not sure if your child is fully immunised, check in your Well Child book, or talk to the Practice Nurse at your usual General Practice.  If your child is unimmunised, or has received only one dose of MMR, they are at higher risk of contracting measles. Unimmunised children who are even only exposed to measles could face up to two weeks off school while they wait to see if measles develops, causing enormous disruption in families. Those who actually contract measles fare worse, as measles is a very unpleasant illness.  Make sure your child has had two MMRs. We suspect cases in Northland soon, so please don’t delay. You can find more information on our website –

Dr. Simon Baker  BM, DipPaeds, DipObs, Dip Family Planning, MRCGP, MPH, FNZCPHM

Locum Medical Officer of Health  Northland District Health Board