THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 4
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”. Psalm 24:1
TERMS AND HOLIDAYS:
- Term 2 Ends Friday 5th July 2019
- Term 3 Starts Monday 22nd July 2019
KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL – PARENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION:
Friday 24th May 2019 Nominations close at noon – Nominations are invited for the election of 3 parent representatives to the board of trustees. Nomination forms and a notice calling for nominations were 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 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
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
HIGHLIGHTS – ACHIEVEMENTS:
KCS AWARDED LONGBALL TROPHY FOR SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT:
Congratulations to everyone in Y7 & 8 students, for your amazing performance last week, at the Kaikohekohe Longball competition. The trophy was a fantastic achievement and honour, as you represented each other, our school, and Christ, to the best of your ability. What an awesome example you were in our community! Both teams finished second in their respective divisions with notable wins against Te Kura and the Intermediate School. Had it not been for a determined and skilled Rawene team, we may have come away with all the silverware!
The Longball competition followed on from the previous day, in which all of the local schools (Year 7 & 8 students) mixed and played a variety of activities, with the intent of developing whanaungatanga. The Kura did a wonderful job, yet again, of hosting this event, which is now in its third year of running.
BAY OF ISLANDS TANIWHA SHIELD SQUAD:
Massive CONGRATULATIONS to Kaine Anderson who was selected for the BOI Taniwha shield squad! I know that Kaine has the ambition to become an All Black at some point and is making great progress towards that achievement. If he watches the England team carefully during the World Cup he can pick up even more helpful tricks and tips!!!
BAY OF ISLANDS NETBALL REPS:
SHINE FOR GIRLS Yrs 7-8 (Kaikohe Campus) run by ladies from Kerikeri Baptist Church:
The Shine Team from Kerikeri Baptist Church have so far enjoyed 3 sessions of 9 with the Year 8 girls. The idea of the program is for each girl to develop an understanding of her own personal WORTH, STRENGTH and PURPOSE and know who she is in Christ. We equip girls to identify themselves as valuable with much to contribute to society, build confidence and gain an understanding of value, develop decision-making and problem solving skills, understand they are able to have a positive influence in their world and finally to identify personal desires and strengths to motivate them to set and achieve personal goals. We celebrate the completion of the course with a meal out in Week 9 and the girls can bring a family member to support them. The team would love you to pray for the girls taking part in the program. Blessings, Laura Prickett
NOTICES / EVENTS:
- Friday 24 May 6 am – 7 pm Year 11-13 NZ Careers Expo Auckland / Senior Physics Trip
- Tuesday 28 May, 5-8:30 pm Lincoln University Information Evening and Open Day 2019
- Tuesday 28 May 2019 ‘Growing Great Families’ – Free Parenting Place Seminar
- Wednesday 29 May 2019 ‘Tricky Teens’ – Free Parenting Place Seminar
- Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June 2019 40 Hour Famine 2019
- Friday 19 July, 9:30 am – 4 pm Lincoln University Open Day 2019
ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS:
- Tuesdays lunchtime Fundraising for Snow Trip – Shaws Wooden Building
- Wednesdays 3:30 -5 pm Yr 11 Students – Science & Maths Homework Rōpū
- Fridays lunchtime Fundraising for Snow Trip – Shaws Wooden Building
- Thursdays 6 – 8 pm Kaikohe Sewing & Craft Club
FRIDAY 24 MAY 6 am – 7 pm YEAR 11-13 NZ CAREERS EXPO AUCKLAND/ SENIOR PHYSICS TRIP:
Leaving school car park 6 am and arriving back 7 pm same day. This will be an awesome EXPO and Senior Physics Trip. Students must come in full school uniform, bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle for the day. See the link below that shows all the career exhibits that our students will be able to choose to see https://www.careersexpo.org.nz/expos/auckland-2019
Thank you to Matua Te Rangi, Mr Kevin Low and Mrs Theresia van Wingerden for accompanying our students to make this happen. Kia pai to ra! Have a wonderful day!
SNOW TRIP JULY – FUNDRAISING – EVERY TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
Ongoing fundraising to fund expenses of the Snow Trip in July. Notices to inform of the following week’s Menu and Costs will be sent home every Thursday. Please drop off orders with the correct money to S6 Building i.e the Shaw’s Wooden Building. At lunchtime, the children who have paid and ordered their meals, can pick them up at the S6 Kitchen. Please ensure you order and pay first thing in the mornings.
UNIVERSITY COURSE OPTIONS:
For students who are considering university courses, choosing which university takes time and research before coming to more definite decisions. Around this time of year, universities begin sending us their Undergraduate Prospectuses and Open Day information. This information was received this week.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY Info / Open Day 2019 Tuesday 28 May, 5 – 8:30 pm
- Information is presented in a seminar and expo format. This will give students the chance to find out more about their study programmes.They will cover all areas of specialisation, including viticulture, agribusiness, food, environment, landscape architecture, property, the sciences, sport and recreation and tourism. The students will discover the benefits of getting a degree at Lincoln University and pick up some tips of landing a great job once they graduate.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY Open Day 2019 Friday 19 July, 9:30 am – 4 pm
- Students will meet lecturers and other staff members, chat to some of the current students about life at Lincoln, and even apply if they feel inspired.
FRIDAY 7 JUNE to SUNDAY 9 JUNE – 40 HOUR FAMINE 2019:
GREAT NEWS! We are doing the famine this year to help raise funds for refugee children from South Sudan, now in refugee camps in Uganda.
Primary students will have received information from their Form Teachers and a parent permission slip to do the famine, and to receive their personal famine booklet. Please get involved as YOU can make a big difference. You can choose what you want to go without for the weekend eg food, TV, talking…!
Secondary students (Year 9 – 13) can scan a QR code and raise funds online through a personal Facebook page. However, students need to join our team KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL so funds raised bu our students will linked to our school and towards our target of $2000. Both Waimate and Kaikohe campuses are joining in.
Check out this link for further information and inspiring short video clips from children in the refugee camps.
THANK YOU for your sacrifice for others in need.
TERM 2 – YEAR 11 STUDENTS – SCIENCE & MATHS HOMEWORK RŌPŪ:
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.
IN SCHOOL BUSINESS:
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”
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 3 Our overall percentage for the first three weeks has dropped to 89% Let us get back up to above 90% The 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 uniform items – Look in the lost property bin, near the washing machine & dryer, located in the Shaw’s Wooden 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”
Kia ora whanau the Sports Academy has been postponed until after Manu Korero
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.
“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”
- Mondays 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
- Lindtvardt Park
- Ages 10+
SPORT NORTHLAND WEEK 4 NUGGETS:
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:
2 FREE PARENTING PLACE SEMINARS 28 & 29 MAY 2019:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or phone 021 439 650
NORTHLAND COLLEGE BACK TO 80’S FUNDRAISING DISCO – FRIDAY 31 MAY 2019:
RANGATAHI BUSINESS CHALLENGE WHANGAREI postponed till 2nd – 4th July 2019
Further to previous notices, this Programme has now been postponed to 2nd – 4th July 2019.
We are excited to kick off the 2019 Rangatahi Business Challenge series in Whangarei in July.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Enterprise Trust PO Box 25 525, Wellington 6140
RESOURCES FOR SALE:
REACH MATHS EDUCATION PROGRAMME:
We are a NZ company creating mathematics booklets which are fully aligned with the NZ Mathematics curriculum. Our booklets are aimed at helping parents to help their own children learn key mathematics concepts.
Our Maths booklet range: We provide maths workbooks for ages 4 plus. These can be viewed at: www.reacheducation.co.nz/shop
What is the Reach Education programme?
Reaching Competence, by Reach Education, is a mathematics programme presented in booklet form that is aligned with the the New Zealand curriculum. It involves a range of activities including worksheets, hands-on tangible play, board games and online applications that parents can use at home to support their children with their maths. Our aim is to deliver our programme to parents and caregivers at a price they can afford, and at a time when it is suitable for the family. Our booklets start from just $15 and we also have maths resources available for purchase on our website.
7 MAY 2019 IMMUNISATION IN NORTHLAND:
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