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“My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me “.  John 10:27


  • Term 2 Ends      Friday        5th July 2019
  • Term 3 Starts    Monday 22nd July 2019



Congratulations to the Ropu Kapa Haka for a successful campaign.

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

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

Fundraising:   Thursday:  Ice cream for sale large slice $2

A feast is made for laughter, wine maketh merry, but money answers everything”



Nominations are invited for the election of 3 parent representative to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself.  Both parts of the form must be signed. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 24th May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on Friday 7th June 2019.Sareya Norman – Returning Officer

SHINE FOR GIRLS Yrs 7-8 (Kaikohe Campus) run by ladies from Kerikeri Baptist Church:


The Shine program has been created for teenage girls, to recognise they are in Christ and they themselves are of WORTH, have STRENGTH and a PURPOSE

The Shine program was developed through Hillsong Church, Australia and is run by volunteers. The 9-week program begins this week at Kaikohe Christian School. The girls will spend time looking in detail at the 3 values noted above i.e: self-worth, strength and purpose through discussions, small groups and experiential learning,  This week the topic is ‘I am Valuable’ (Worth) with biblical focus on Psalm 139.

A prayer request has been made from the female facilitators to pray for the girls and the voluntary adults throughout the duration of this programme (listed below) that:

  1. the girls are open and willing to share with us and the group
  2. the facilitators are consistent with attendance and reliable (fit and healthy)
  3. we provide a safe environment where the girls feel safe to share
  4. we come together in unity – Maori and Pakeha
  5. we have protection in the spiritual realm
  6. the girls have a realisation that scriptures can help and encourage them in the 21st century
  7. our God is a living God and cares for them individually

Regards, David Prickett


On Wednesdays 3:30 -5 pm, beginning Term 2 Week 1, Theresia van Wingerden ( L1 Science teacher) and Yvonne Vujcich (L1 Maths Teacher) will be helping Year 11 students who wish to have further assistance with Science or Maths Homework and learning 1-1.  Students and whanau who are wanting to attend or to find out more, please contact Yvonne Vujcich 0274915218.                       Haere mai whanau – you are really welcome to come along too. We would begin with some milo and nutritious snacks at 3:20 – 3:30 pm before we get into the mahi.


Tena koutou whanau ma,

This is to formally announce our proposal to undertake an outreach/mission venture into Myanmar (formerly Burma) at the end of term three during the holiday break along with Celebration Church leadership and personnel. This opportunity will be open to students from Year 9 upwards and also to younger students if a parent travels with them. The Board has authorised me to initiate planning for this event and to get the ball rolling we are inviting families who have an interest in this to attend a meeting at school on Wednesday 8th May at 6:00pm in classroom S7. Blessings in Christ Jesus, David Rogers PRINCIPAL

Important info

Where:  Myanmar – Yangon (Southern area)

When:   September 28th to October 8th (return date to be confirmed)


  • Church Leadership –  Pastor Mike and Allison Shaw            /      School leadership David Rogers
  • Members of Celebration Church
  • School students
  • School staff

Cost:    Depending on air-fares, possibly as high as $2000 per person


If your child is due or overdue to sitting their license please encourage them to do so.

“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 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 big thank you to all parents and caregivers in regards to attendance. Week 1: 93%.  Our biggest challenge is to keep this consistency through winter. Let’s do this.

  • 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.
  • Failure to contact the school with the reason may result in your child being noted as ‘Truant’
  • 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.

“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, near the washing machine & dryer, located 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”


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 the Sports Academy begins next Thursday & Friday 7 am

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.


We have 3 teams competing: Junior, Intermediate and Senior teams.  We are desperately in need of helpers for our coaches.

Please contact Matua Te Rangi at the school asap.

Rep Trials:

  • Year 7-9 Monday 13th May 6 pm
  • Under 15 and Under 17 Tuesday 14th May 6 pm


  • 11th May Competition begins
  •  4th August: Kaikohe will be hosting a field day for:  Year 7-8  /   Under 15, 17, 19,  /  Invitation Team
  • Finals on 14th September

Monthly Netball hui 1st Wednesday of every month:  All agenda items must be tabled by morning of the hui, as only these items 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+




Joining in Love and Unity – Releasing a wave of worship & blessing across the Nation and around the world.  From the ends of the earth to Israel.

Host Church & Venue: 

Pastors Mike & Allison Shaw – Heart of the North Celebration Centre, 52 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe

When:                              Mothers Day 12 May 2019 – 7 pm Combined Church Service

Enquiries:                        Jacqueline Te Huia 027 406 0868


DDF Dance Studio are holding a Dance workshop this weekend May the 12th with Shaylah Harris, this is a great place to upskill and have fun.

Shaylah Harris was a student of DDF and is now dancing with the Best Dance Crew in the world and NZ, ‘The Royal Family Company’


  • Beginner-Intermediate 1.00 pm -2. 15 pm
  • Intermediate-Advance 2.30 pm – 3.00-3.45 pm


  • $20 per class
  • $30 for both classes

Venue: DDF Dance Studio, 12 Sammaree Pl Kerikeri

After class you may take photos.   Please enrol or just show up. Shaylah is really excited and can not wait to be back at DDF to teach.  This is also a Fundraiser for her travels with the ‘Royal Family’ this year, to help her get to ‘The World Hip Hop Champs’ in America.

Also this weekend ‘Royal Family’ have a Showcase in WHANGAREI May the 11th from 7pm @ Whangarei Intermediate School. I have tickets also to this showcase $20 otherwise at the door they are $25.

Contact Alannah Curtis on 027 2225574


1) GROWING GREAT FAMILIES with John Cowan Tuesday 28 May 2019:

You can build your family the same way you build a house – with foundations of love and values, walls of boundaries and discipline and a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep it all together.  The rewards are huge.

  • When:     Tuesday 28 May 2019 – 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Where:   Turner Centre
  • Cost:       Free
  • Light Refreshments provided
  • Sponsored by: Excite Church Kerikeri
  • For further information contact: ruth@excite.org.nz or phone 021 439 650

2) TRICKY TEENS with John Cowan Wednesday 29 May 2019:

A practical session where you’ll pick up a range of strategies to strengthen your relationship with your teenager and increase your confidence and effectiveness as a parent of a teen.

  • When:     Wednesday 29 May 2019 – 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Where:   Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri
  • Cost:       Free
  • Light Refreshments provided
  • Sponsored by: Excite Church Kerikeri
  • For further information contact: ruth@excite.org.nz or phone 021 439 650

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: natania.katene@youngenterprise.org.nz

W: youngenterprise.org.nz

Young Enterprise Trust  PO Box 25 525, Wellington 6140


KAIKOHE SEWING AND CRAFT CLUB – Thursdays 6 – 8 pm: 

Join us for a crafty night out. All welcome!

When:   Thursday evenings 6-8 pm

When:   Pioneer Village Tea rooms

Phone:  021257473:

Northland is experiencing its lowest immunisation rates for many years and has some of the lowest rates in New Zealand. The anti-immunisation lobby and the impact of social media, anti-science and the Vaxxed movie (that was shown throughout Northland 15 months ago) have had a significant impact. Immunisation is the most significant public health intervention in the last 200 years, providing a safe and effective way to prevent the spread of many diseases that cause hospitalisation, serious ongoing health conditions and sometimes death. Northland has in the past few weeks confirmed our first two cases of measles here and with our immunisation rates in the low to mid 80 percent we do not have protective community (herd) immunity. Other communities (Canterbury, Auckland, and Waikato) have seen rapid spread of measles following the first cases and we would like to be as proactive as possible. Immunisation is critical for the health of children and the wider community. For immunisation to provide the greatest benefit, a sufficient number of people need to be vaccinated to halt the spread of bacteria and viruses that cause disease. The proportion of the population that has to be immune to interrupt disease transmission differs for each vaccine preventable disease, but is around 90 percent for most diseases. For a highly infectious disease like measles, this is up to 95 percent of the population. This emphasises the need to stay vigilant and ensure high immunisation coverage rates are achieved. Those children that are un-immunised are extremely vulnerable to this highly infectious disease. If they come to school having contracted measles there is a 95 percent chance of transmission to other children within one metre of the infected child. In other words, they WILL spread it to other unimmunised children and also to those children that have their immune system compromised (those being treated for cancer or leukaemia) as well as the elderly. Once measles has spread, it has a mortality rate of 1 in 1000. That is why school children that come into contact with a child with measles must stay home for 14 days after contact. This could have a huge impact on school attendance. As requested previously by the Medical Officer of Health, we would ask that you check the Immunisation status of your children and staff and discuss with your boards what actions can be taken to keep people safe. We recommend all children and staff that are not immune or un-immunised receive an MMR vaccine. Please consider excluding unimmunised children during this period of high risk i.e. at least the next two weeks. If we have more cases, it could be longer and we will keep you informed. I understand if exclusion seems too harsh or has too many unintended consequences or you simply just don’t want to go there. So, if this is not possible, unimmunised children that are unwell with fever, a cough or cold, must be kept away from school as it could be the early (pre-rash) stages of measles. Kind regards
Dr Nick Chamberlain
Chief Executive Northland DHB