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“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools”.  Ecclesiastes 7:9


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


This last week, a number of students have been struck with the flu i.e. headaches tummy problems, vomiting etc.  It’s a bit of a nasty one.  Please ensure your child remains home if they are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms.  Please ensure they have a Medical Clearance before returning to school.  Some have been returning to school too early and passing on the flu to others. Please be vigilant to stop this occurring so others including vulnerable members of our school, whanau and community, who may struggle to recover from influenza symptoms are not harmed.


Let’s bring a koha donation and wear our gumboots to school to show we are walking through ‘mud’ with others struggling with mental health issues such as depression. This is a nationwide campaign, and all money raised will go towards funding free counsellors in schools.


YEARS 7 – 10 ELECTIVES SHOWCASE DAY – Tuesday 2 April 2019 12.30pm – 2.30pm:

Thank you again for making this a successful new concept in our school. Praise the Lord for the good weather and that some whanau also came in and seemed to enjoy the event. Let’s celebrate the inspiring learning achieved!  It was great to see and hear the students so involved.  In a few days we will gather student voice for each elective, and this can be uploaded to Arinui. Many thanks and God bless, Yvonne


Congratulations to our Northland Team who won the 2nd division.  5 of these players are Kaikohe Polocrosse members. Two members of our team i.e. Kyla Zielinski and Cayley Treadwell are both Kaikohe Christian School Students YAY!

From left

  • Deb and Richard Pittam-Kaikohe Club
  • Sheree Marlow-Pouto Club
  • Zoe Irons-Kaikohe Club

Our own:

  • Cayley Treadwell-Kaikohe Club
  • Kyla Zielinski-Kaikohe Club and New Zealand Junior Representative Team Captain

They played 3 games over the weekend, winning all 3 games and bringing back to Northland the Interassociation Club Championships Trophy.  Northland has been out of the business of playing for over 20 years and has since re-started back up again over the last 6 years, the last time Northland won this trophy was back in 1992 when Kyla’s Dads team won it!  Well done for representing our region with excellence.  We are so proud of your achievement!


Event Dates:

  • 05 – 06 April      Te Tai Tokerau Regionals
  • 10 – 11 April      Te Tai Tokerau Festival

Nga Hoia O Ihu Karaiti (Kaikohe Christian School Kapahaka Ropu /Team) have been diligently practising and fundraising for the following two events and will be performing:

We’d love you to come along and support our tamariki (children)  Should you have any questions, please see Whaea Michelle Tito-Brown or Matua Te Rangi Allen.

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

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

“It is only hard work that gets results”


Saturday 6 April 2019:

  • Date:           Saturday 6th April 2019
  • Time:           9.30 am
  • Venue:        Kensington Stadium Whangarei
  • Cost:           $5.00 students, $10.00 adults

TE TAI TOKERAU FESTIVAL 2019 Whangarei Girls High – Friday 11 April 2019:

  • Date:        Friday 11th April 2019
  • Time:        4.30 pm
  • Venue:      Whangarei Girls High


Please have a hunt around at home to see if you have any school reading books hiding under beds or down the back of the couch. Each book is valued at $10 and we have many missing. This means our kids are missing out. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Mrs Rogers


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. Thank you for your help.  Nga mihi mahana.  David Rogers


We are tracking attendance closely and rewarding classes with the highest percentage attendance of a three-week period.

  • 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.
  • If children are late arriving at school, they MUST sign in at the Front Office.
  • If they leave the School Grounds, during school time, they MUST sign out at the Front Office.
  • A big thank you to all parents and caregivers in regards to attendance.  Our average for the past 4 weeks has been 91%

“He waka eke noa” “Everyone working together”


  • All students are expected to be dressed correctly; have a P/E Uniform and wear the correct school shoes.
  • Ear jewellery (girls only)
  • If they don’t have the right shoes or uniform on, they may be asked to go home.
  • Let’s work together to keep the standards.

Uniforms (available for order) at School Office: 

  • (New) School Black Anorak jackets (colour school logo) Warm for Winter $89.00
  • (Second-Hand) Uniforms – Various items / sizes (selling cheap)

Lost Property:

  • Lost uniform items –  Look in the lost property bin, held in the Shaw’s Brick House Building at Kaikohe Campus.
  • Please ensure you name all your children’s items of clothing and stationery.

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

“When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice”


Senior Students can request a 2019 Student ID from the school office. Cost $7 (including GST). You will need to take a photo of yourself (headshot) only.  Email to:  Please go to the office during the morning or lunch break only. Students will be notified when these are processed.


Kia ora whanau the Sports Academy starts back week 2 of term 2.   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.
  • If interested in participating or watching –  we open up Tuesdays at 7 pm.

NETBALL HUI – Tuesday 9 April 2019 lunchtime:

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 Matua Te Rangi, at the School.

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 27th  (Goal) 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

Canteen: 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

“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”



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 Tryathlon (see later in Newsletter for details)


RANGATAHI BUSINESS CHALLENGE WHANGAREI 28 – 30 MAY 2019 8.30 am – 2.30 pm daily

We are excited to kick off the 2019 Rangatahi Business Challenge series in Whangarei in May.

  • Whangarei Girls High School
  • Spaces are limited
  • Registrations contact details below

The Rangatahi Business Challenge is a fun and interactive 3-day programme for our year 9 – 11 tauira.  The series aims to encourage rangatahi to learn about business and enterprise, develop work-ready skills, and connect with local Māori entrepreneurs who are sharing their talents, passion and skills across Aotearoa and the world.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Natania Katene (Maori Outreach Coordinator) 0277 815 861      E:


Young Enterprise Trust  PO Box 25 525, Wellington 6140


We have a campaign that we are running in Northland to attract volunteers to join their local fire brigade and as part of this we have 42 stations across Northland (including your local fire station) opening their doors on Thursday 4 April, 5-7pm to their communities to talk about volunteering. I was wondering if Kaikohe Christian School is happy to promote this event through the school Facebook page? And if there is a school newsletter due to come out before the 4th April, then I can provide something to include in that?If you are happy to share the event, the Facebook link is here: and you can use the following blurb when sharing;

If you’d like a way to give back to our community, visit your local fire station on Open Night, Thursday 4 April, 5-7pm. Northland’s 42 brigades from Tinopai to Houhora are opening their doors to our communities to talk about what it takes to volunteer with them. If you’re in Kaikohe, we have two fire stations – the Kaikohe Volunteer Fire Brigade at 4 Clifford Street and the Kaikohe Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade at 1B Recreation Road – you’re welcome to visit both. There are many ways to contribute – so check it out! Any questions please let me know. Many Thanks,Aleena Antony Employer Recognition Programme (ERP) Coordinator  Volunteer Resilience Service & Development Team People Branch.  To know more about ERP click here


The school has been registered online and like last year, students need to enter from home using the link included in the letter.  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.


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).


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 organization 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 | |


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