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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 9

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips”.  Psalm 141:3

TERMS AND HOLIDAYS:

  • Term 2 Ends      Friday      05 July 2019
  • Term 3 Starts    Monday  22 July 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

SCHOOL CARPARK:

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

INFLUENZA:

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 are 100% and ‘symptom free’ before returning to school.  Some returned to school too early and passed 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.

MEASLES:

Northland has had nine confirmed cases of measles this year, with six of those cases occurring in the last two weeks.  We will be doing everything we can to lessen the impact of measles within our school and community.

Should your child display the Symptoms e.g:

  • cough,
  • runny nose,
  • fever,
  • sore red eyes,
  • then a rash

You will need to take steps to ensure they are isolated from others, are checked by a Doctor and if cleared, can then return to school. Otherwise, please keep your child at home, until they are given full medical clearance. See flyer below:

PHONES AT SCHOOL:

This is are a reminder that only Year 11-13 students are allowed cell phones at school. These need to be switched off during lesson time.

Year 1-10 students: are not allowed phones at school. Please make sure your child leaves their phone at home. If you need to pass on information to your child, please contact the school office number on 09 4011 873. If they need their phone after school, then your child needs to hand it in at the school office for the day. Unfortunately, we find there is a lot of inappropriate cyber messaging and use of phones by the younger year levels.

HOURS ON COMPUTER GAMES:

Some students have said that they are spending many hours on computer games and late into the evening. We have noticed they are tired at school and the learning is not able to be retained because of mental fatigue. Please consider if there need to be some changes made at home regarding this.

LINDVARDT PARK – KAIKOHE RULES FOR STUDENTS DURING BREAK TIMES:

Students up to Year 10:
  • Allowed at Lindvart Park during break times interval/lunchtime, only when supervised by teacher e.g. teacher refereeing sports games. Thank you, teachers, who have been out there supervising during their break times too.
Year 11-13 students:
  • Allowed without supervision, but must be within the visible boundaries.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

26 JUNE WEDNESDAY – FIRE BRIGADE CUP 2019:

 

What a fantastic day it was! All of the children from Room 6 participated in the annual Fire Brigade Tournament. We entered a rippa rugby team and a hockey team.

Our ripper team won all of their games and represented our school well with their high standard in play, sportsmanship and dedication. A special mihi to Matua Te Rangi for the hours of lunchtime training he has put into this team. What a success they were!  We also thank Gail Erueti for her commitment and willingness to help out. To our young sportspeople, we are proud of you all.
Hockey was awesome. We had full participation and everyone worked well as a team. A few special standout students were Hunia Reihana – an amazing player, Kash Danford – dedicated and positive. This boy showed leadership and played very successfully. The team had 9 games and won six of them. Special thanks to Liz Cook for her support on the field and to whanau, Shana and Kiri and Zar for your tautoko.  Lastly, a special acknowledgement to Elise (seven years old) who joined our team and was a valuable member.
Our two teams did very well. KCS 1 were drawn in the same pool as the eventual winners and runners up. They displayed a fine performance as a team. KCS 2 team came second in their pool so they moved on to the next round and overall 3rd place in the tournament. Hemi Insley-Naera was also spotted by a club coach for his strength and potential as an outstanding goalkeeper – well done Hemi! David Prickett.

UPCOMING EVENTS / DEADLINES:

  • 24 June                  Mr Prickett’s Class School Reports issued
  • 24-27 June            Girls Self Defence Project (Kaikohe Campus)
  • 27 June                  Mr Prickett’s Class Parent / Drop In
  • 1 July                      Primary School Reports issued
  • 1 July                      40 Hour Famine Money Due in
  • 2 – 4 July                Rangatahi Business Challenge Whangarei
  • 3 July                      Primary School Parents Informal Drop In
  • 5 July                      Secondary Mid Year Reports being issued
  • 15 July                    Virtuoso Free Concert Kaikohe
  • 17 July                    Virtuoso Free Concert Kerikeri
  • 15 – 19 July           Holiday Surf Programme
  • 19 July                    Lincoln University Open Day 2019
  • 6 August                 Whanau / Teacher Report Hui

24 JUNE 2019 MR PRICKET’S CLASS REPORTS ISSUED:

 For students in Mr Prickett’s class, reports went home on Monday 24th June.

24 – 27 JUNE (MONDAY – THURSDAY) GIRLS’ SELF DEFENCE PROJECT (KAIKOHE):

Monday to Thursday the girls from Year 3 to 13 on the Kaikohe Campus took part in a Girls’ Self Defence Project course run by the Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa, jointly funded by the Ministry of Social Development and ACC.  The self defence teacher is a qualified and experienced teacher of self defence to women and girls. She helped the girls learn ways of dealing with unsafe people and situations and threats to their safety, such as being followed, and issues relating to cyber safety. We were fortunate to have this opportunity and thank the facilitators, MSD and ACC. Thanks David Rogers

27 JUNE 3. 15 PM – 6PM 2019 MR PRICKET’S CLASS – PARENT INFORMAL DROP-IN: 

This drop-in is being held earlier to other Primary Classes, due to Mr Prickett not being at school in the final week of this term.  The Drop in is an excellent opportunity to catch up with your child’s teacher and ask relevant questions related to progress and support.  Appointments are not necessary for the drop-in afternoon but we as teachers would like to see as many parents as possible. If you cannot make this day, please make an alternative appointment with the teacher by contacting the School Office.

1 JULY – PRIMARY SCHOOL REPORTS ISSUED:

 Mid-year school reports shall be going home soon, Monday 1st July.

MONDAY 1 JULY 2019 – MONEY DUE IN FOR 40 HOUR FAMINE:

Students: All money is due back to Form Teachers by Monday 1 July 2019. Remember awesome fundraisers, you can still ask for sponsors even though the famine is completed.  Secondary students (Year 9 – 13), more money can be raised easily by scanning the QR code and raising funds online through your personal Facebook page. Remember to join our team KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL so funds raised by our students will link to our school and towards our target of $2000. Check out this link for further information and inspiring short video clips from children in the refugee camps.      https://www.worldvision.org.nz/connect/40-hour-famine/

IMPORTANT – COLLECTING THE MONEY: For the next 2 weeks, you will have to collect the money from you sponsors and give them a receipt slip when they have paid you. Return all money collected and your FAMINE booklet in the plastic bag to your Form Teacher by Monday 1 July 2019.                                                                                                                                                                        SPONSORS: A BIG thank you for sponsoring students. Please bring your pledged money so you can pay the students. Preferably the exact notes or coins pledged.

2 – 4 JULY – RANGATAHI BUSINESS CHALLENGE WHANGAREI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL: 

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

NOTICE TO PARENTS: On Tuesday the 2nd until Thursday 4th July,  Years 9-11 will be attending a Rangatahi Business Challenge which will be held at Whangarei Girls High.  We will be staying at Ngararatunia Marae for the duration of our stay. If there are any whanau that have already been vetted and would like to come along to help out can you please let me know.

  • Programme Venue:     Whangarei Girl’s High
  • Accommodation:         Ngararatunia Marae, Whangarei
  • Be ready at School:     Tuesday 2 July 7.00 am
  • Depart School:             Tuesday 2 July 7.30 am
  • Return to School:         Thursday 4 July 4 pm (approximately)
  • Cost:                                $30 per student.  Money to be handed into the front office.

Uniform:   Must be in correct school uniform i.e.

  • Girls: polo shirt or white shirt short or long sleeve with skirt, black stockings, standard lace-up shoes
  • Boys: shorts or long trousers with polo or long sleeve white shirt, standard lace-up shoes

Other: a spare white shirt or polo, change of clothing for evenings, underwear, toiletries, warm blanket, pyjamas.

Home Baking: Could parents possibly be able to cook some cake or cookies for supper Tuesday and Wednesday please?

Any questions please contact Matua Te Rangi Allen, Matua Kevin Low, Whaea Bev Baines and Whaea Yvonne Vujcich.

3 JULY – WEDNESDAY – PRIMARY SCHOOL PARENTS INFORMAL DROP-IN:

The Primary teachers are holding an informal drop-in on Wednesday 3rd July from 1-6pm. This drop-in is an excellent opportunity to catch up with your child’s teacher and ask relevant questions related to progress and support.  Appointments are not necessary for the drop-in afternoon but we as teachers would like to see as many parents as possible. If you cannot make this day, please make an alternative appointment with the teacher by contacting the School Office. Kindest regards and congratulations, David Prickett   davidp@kcs.school.nz

5 JULY 2019 SECONDARY MID YEAR REPORTS ISSUED:

Teachers are busy now writing full reports that will be given to the students on the last day of school, Friday 5th July.

15  – 19 JULY 2019 VIRTUOSO STRINGS ORCHESTRA TOUR FREE CONCERTS:

Virtuoso Strings Orchestra,  a vibrant and diverse Community Youth Orchestra aged from 8yrs to 18yrs from Porirua, Wellington are coming to you in July and we would love to see you there. Come and relax as you listen to some beautiful music by these talented young people. You will not be disappointed, families are welcome. Nga Mihi, Mere.

  • 15 July – 7.30 pm Kaikohe Memorial Hall
  • 16 July – 7.30 pm Kaitaia Te Ahu Centre
  • 17 July – 7.00 pm Keri Keri Turner Centre
  • 19 July – 7.00 pm Whangarei Captain Bougainville Theatre, Forum North

15 – 19 JULY 2019 – HOLIDAY SURF PROGRAMME: 

We’re running our popular Free Holiday Surf Programmes over the July School Holidays at Tutukaka and Taupo Bay, this is free for 11-17 year old students. The programme is suitable for beginner and intermediate surfers – developing surf skills and water confidence in a fun and safe environment. We’re also taking bookings for our ‘Beach Surf Safety’ days and NCEA Achievement Standards in Term 3 & 4 across Northland. Simon & Team  O’Neill Surf Academy NZ   p  09 4343843    m 0277344877     e  simon@oneillsurfacademy.co.nz  

www.oneillsurfacademy.co.nz

check out our surfing for schools video’ https://vimeo.com/182364623

19 JULY – FRIDAY 9:30 am – 4 pm – LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OPEN DAY: 

  • 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.
The Year 12 & 13 Form Class Room S3, have a copy of the Lincoln Prospectus 2019 and the University of Otago Prospectus 2019 to look at as well. We will keep you posted of information from other universities as they come in.

6 AUGUST TUESDAY 1:30 – 6 pm TERM 3 WEEK 3 – WHANAU / TEACHER REPORT HUI:

Has had to be scheduled at the later date this year because of rescheduled secondary activities and events, Girls Self Defence Course next week at school and years 3-13 and a 3-day Year 9-11 Business Challenge Course in Whangarei in week 10. If you would like to know how your child is going in their learning before this hui, please contact the school, and ask to speak to your child’s teachers. If they are not available at the time, they will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please contact Yvonne Vujcich if you have any questions.

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

TUESDAY & FRIDAY FUNDRAISING LUNCHES – SNOW TRIP (JULY):

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 Friday.  Please drop off orders with the correct money to S6 Building i.e the Shaw’s Wooden Building to Kevin Low or Sareya Norman.  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.

WEDNESDAYS 3.30 pm – 5 pm YEAR 11 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.

ONGOING SCHOOL BUSINESS:

LEARNERS LICENCE:

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”

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE:  

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. 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”

SCHOOL UNIFORM:   

  • 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: 

  • School Black Velocity jackets (black & white logo) Seniors years 9 – 13 only.  Cost $65.00
  • (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 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”

SPORTS NOTICES:

SPORTS ACADEMY: 

  • The Sports Academy is postponed until Term 3

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”

NETBALL:  

  • We have 3 teams competing: Junior, Intermediate and Senior

“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”

       

BASKETBALL:   

  • Tuesday Nights
  • 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.

ATHLETICS CLUB:  

Athletics Club will be run by Mr Prickett:
  • Mondays 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Lindtvardt Park
  • Ages 10+

 

 

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