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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 4

“But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well”.  Matthew 6:33

TERMS AND HOLIDAYS:

  • Term 3 Ends      Friday      27 September 2019
  • Term 4 Starts    Monday  14 October 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

JOB VACANCY – CLEANER REQUIRED FOR WAIMATE NORTH CAMPUS:

Part time:  1 hour per day, 5 days a week.

Please submit Coverletter and CV by either:

  • Dropping into:    Office Reception at Kaikohe Campus OR
  • Emailing to:         julieh@kcs.school.nz

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Office Staff on 09 4011 873

KAMAR Parent & Student Portal

The KAMAR Parent & Student Portal has been set up so parents/caregivers and students can log in and view student information at any time throughout the year. The following information is currently available –  notices, calendar, student timetables, live attendance, pastoral notes, recognition’s (C.A.R.E points),  student reports, student results, and student pathways.

Please note:

  • Students’ information is not publicly available and has only been shared with parents/caregivers who each have their own unique password. Please, keep your password confidential (Parents and students have their own unique password).
  • The Parent Portal has been set up for Secondary Students Year 9-13 only at this stage.

KAMAR Parent & Student Portal App

To use the KAMAR app download and install it from the Google Play Store or the App Store and enter the following settings:

Title: KCS Portal

Server Address: https://portal.kcs.school.nz

Username: your username

Password: your password

If you have any login inquiries please email: sareyan@kcs.school.nz

KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINE:

We have become concerned about a threat to our children’s wellbeing through an online challenge that causes fear and anxiety – and worse. It is called Momo Challenge and pops up in seemingly safe sites such as Pepper the Pig and the Fortnight game site.
The link will explain this further, please take this seriously because your child may have been exposed to it and be feeling anxious about the death threats if they say anything to adults.
https://voyager.nz/blog/the-momo-challenge-in-new-zealand-practical-safety-advice-for-panicked-parents/ 
Here are some practical steps you can take to promote online safety in your family. There are links in the full article with “how to” guides for setting up parental controls on your child’s devices:
  • Encourage your children to be open and honest with you about what they see and do online. Let them know that they can talk to you about anything they see which causes them upset or stress.
  • Reassure your child that Momo is not real, and that no harm can come to them.
  • Report any sightings of Momo immediately to the owner of the website.
  • Turn off ‘suggested auto-play’ on YouTube to stop any content which your child hasn’t directly searched automatically playing. This can be turned off under the ‘Settings’ tab.
  • Consider setting up parental controls on your child’s phone or tablet to restrict access to certain apps and minimise the risk of unwanted content

NZQA Fees: 

Please note that from this year the Government abolished NCEA fees for Year 11- 13 students. There are no fees to pay.

SUBJECT CHOICES FOR 2020:

Year 10 – 13 students need to begin thinking about their subject choices for Year 11, 12 and 13 for next year. To help your son/daughter make good decisions, please discuss with them their aspirations and corresponding subject choices over the next two weeks. The following link will help you with these discussions.

https://www.careers.govt.nz/articles/why-its-important-to-take-stem-subjects/ 

Thanks, Yvonne

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

UPCOMING EVENTS / DEADLINES:

  • 20 August                Netsafe Free Events Northland College
  • 20 August                Kaikohe & Districts Primary Schools Cross Country
  • 21 August                Netsafe Free Events Turner Centre Kerikeri
  • 6 September           Fundraising Hangi pick up 1pm
  • 20 September         Battle of the Bands Event Turner Centre, Kerikeri

20 AUGUST TUESDAY – NETSAFE LIVE – FREE EVENTS – NORTHLAND COLLEGE, KAIKOHE:

   

Supporting young people to make safe, informed and responsible choices online.  Netsafe’s Education Advisor Pauline Spence talks about:

  • The risks, challenges & opportunities of digital tech

Practical ways to help young people be safe online.

SESSION TIMES:

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm:   Senior leaders / Pastoral & e-Learning Leaders

  • Learning & leading in a changing landscape.
  • A whole school approach to developing digital citizenship, online safety and wellbeing.

3.30 pm – 5.00 pm:  Teachers & Learning Partners 

  • Keeping it simple at the coalface
  • Developing online safety, digital citizenship
  • Wellbeing in the classroom

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm: Parents and whanau

  • Powerful partnerships
  • Working together to support young people as they navigate the online world

For more information & to register visit:   netsafe.org.nz/the-kit/kaikohe/

20 AUGUST – KAIKOHE & DISTRICTS PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY: 

   

Tuesday 20 August 2019   (Postponement date Wednesday 21 August)

  • Venue:                Ohaeawai School
  • Start:                  10:00 am

Participants:   5 years old to 12+ years old children (Years 0 to 8)

  • Races to be run in age groups boys and girls separately.

Approximate distances:

  • 5 & 6 yrs old – 1500m;
  • 7 & 8 yrs old – 1800m 
  • 9, 10, 11, 12+ yrs old – 2200m

Organisation:

  • No team events
  • Opportunity to walk the course prior to the races
  • Part of the course is over farmland
  • All runners should wear suitable ‘No spiked’ shoes
  • Each school provide at least one marshal with a mobile phone to be positioned on the course
  • Results will be emailed to schools.  You can also check with the time keepers during the day
  • Runners must be clearly identified giving: age on day, name, and school either by; marker pen on their arms or; a tag pinned onto their T-shirts(Children who have run the course, and are puffed are not very coherent!)

Parking:

  • No parking on Tennyson Street: as part of the cross country course is on this road.
  • Bus drivers: to park at Ohaeawai Rugby Club grounds. There is a gate on the far side of the field to Tennyson St where children can walk through to Ohaeawai School thus avoiding the main highway road traffic.
  • Spectators: Car park beside the Playcentre, in the old post office car park opposite the dairy/toilets and Ohaeawai Rugby Club grounds.  If car parks full, park on the roadside with consideration for local residents.

Race starting times are approximate only:

10:00 am   Welcome,  instructions, and walk the course

10:20 am   1500m course  – 5 & 6 years old  (All Staggered starts)

  • 5 yrs old girls
  • 5 yrs old boys
  • 6 yrs old girls
  • 6 yrs old boys

10:50 am      1800m course  – 7 &  8  years old (All Staggered starts)

  • 7 yrs old girls
  • 7 yrs old boys
  • 8 yrs old girls
  • 8 yrs old boys

11:20 am      2200m course  – 9 & 10 years old   (All Staggered starts)

  • 9 yrs old girls
  • 9 yrs old boys
  • 10 yrs old girls
  • 10 yrs old boys

12:00 pm      2200m course – 11 & 12 years old   (All Staggered starts)

  • 11 yrs old girls
  • 11 yrs old boys
  • 12+ yrs old girls
  • 12+ yrs old boys

Sausage sizzle, slices/cakes etc stall, drinks, cups of tea & coffee available at various prices.

Teacher in charge: David Prickett

School:  Kaikohe Christian School Participating in the following:             

Age         Event       Number of Runners

5 & 6                   

  •       Girls 5           7
  •       Boys 5           6
  •       Girls 6           3
  •       Boys 6           7

7 & 8                   

  •       Girls 7           2
  •       Boys 7           6
  •       Girls 8           6
  •       Boys 8           6

9 & 10                   

  •       Girls 9           5
  •       Boys 9           5
  •       Girls 10         7
  •       Boys 10         6

11 & 12+                   

  •       Girls 11        10
  •       Boys 11          2
  •       Girls 12+       9
  •       Boys 12+       4 

21 AUGUST WEDNESDAY – NETSAFE LIVE – FREE EVENTS – TURNER CENTRE, KERIKERI:

  

Supporting young people to make safe, informed and responsible choices online.  Netsafe’s Education Advisor Pauline Spence talks about:

  • The risks, challenges & opportunities of digital tech

Practical ways to help young people be safe online.

SESSION TIMES:

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm:   Senior leaders / Pastoral & e-Learning Leaders

  • Learning & leading in a changing landscape.
  • A whole school approach to developing digital citizenship, online safety and wellbeing.

3.30 pm – 5.00 pm:  Teachers & Learning Partners 

  • Keeping it simple at the coalface
  • Developing online safety, digital citizenship
  • Wellbeing in the classroom

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm: Parents and whanau

  • Powerful partnerships
  • Working together to support young people as they navigate the online world

For more information & to register visit:   netsafe.org.nz/the-kit/netsafe-live-kerikeri/

6 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY 1 PM – PICK UP – FUNDRAISING HANGI:

  

Northern Maori Wars Bus Tour of battle sites – ‘fundraising’

Years 7-10 will be having a hangi to fundraise.

Cost:           $10 per ticket.          Each student will be given a minimum of 4 tickets to sell.

Pick up:     1 pm @ School

Contents:  Pork, Chicken, Kumara, Potato, Stuffing, Cabbage, Fried bread.

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

18-20th SEPTEMBER  (WEEK 9) WEDNESDAY YEARS 11 – 13 EXTERNAL PRACTICE EXAMS:

These will be held at school.

All students should be seriously working in class and doing homework each night now in order to learn and achieve well in these exams.

19 SEPTEMBER 9 – 10 am: The actual Level 1 Algebra exam will be sat.

Thanks, Yvonne

20 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY – BATTLE OF THE BANDS TURNER CENTRE KERIKERI:

Following on from the success of our 2018 Battle of the Bands event, we have decided to run the competition again, but a little earlier than last year. Not only does the event give the chance for this year’s Smokefree RockQuest bands to further showcase all their hard work, but it offers an opportunity for other young bands to gain stage experience in front of an audience.

We are currently working with sponsors to come up with some great prizes and anticipate that part of the first prize will be an interview on More FM with ‘playtime’ for the winning song.  Obviously this means their song will need to be in recorded form and therefore we are working on a recording and PR package to accompany this wonderful prize.

There will be limited entries, on a first come first-served basis. We would be grateful if you could encourage any interested young bands to enter before all the places are filled.

Online entry is available on our website with accompanying rules:

https://befreeplaymusic.wordpress.com/battle-of-the-bands-2019/the-rules/

Photos and results from the 2018 event can be found here:

https://befreeplaymusic.wordpress.com/battle-of-the-bands-2019/battle-of-the-bands-2018/

Nga mihi,  Claire Gordon (Be Free Youth)

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS:

  • Tuesdays                                          Shine Programme for Girls Years 7 – 8
  • Wednesdays                                    Yr 7 & 8 Technology @ Moerewa School
  • Wednesdays 3:30 -5 pm                Yr 11 Students – Science & Maths Homework Rōpū 

TUESDAYS – SHINE FOR GIRLS Yrs 7 (Kaikohe Campus):

      

Run by Kerikeri Baptist Church ladies.

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

WEDNESDAYS YEAR 7 & 8 TECHNOLOGY – MOEREWA SCHOOL:

All year 7 & 8 students will be attending Manual Training in Moerewa every Wednesday at 9:30 – 2:15 pm for Terms 3 and 4. Starting Wednesday 25th July to Wednesday 12th December.

Cost: $40.00 for the cost of materials for the two terms, (the children keep or eat what they make).

Please ensure your child technology fees are paid in full. Technology is compulsory for all year 7 and 8 students.

WEDNESDAYS 3.30 pm – 5 pm YEAR 11 SCIENCE & MATHS HOMEWORK RŌPŪ TERM 3 BACK AGAIN!:  

On Wednesdays 3:30 -5 pm, beginning Term 3 Week 2 onwards, 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:  

A big thank you to all parents and caregivers in regards to attendance. Week 1/80%. Let’s get back up to above 90%. Let’s do this!

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.
  • 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:   

I am sorry to say but a number of students have chosen to wear non-regular shoes.

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

  • The Sports Academy is up and running and began Friday 2 August 2019

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”

SEVENS RUGBY: 

For the first time the school will be entering a Year 7-8 Sevens Rugby Team. We wish them well. They begin after school training every Wednesday.

“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”

RIPPA RUGBY: 

Congratulations to the Year 5-6 Rippa Rugby Team that finished 4th in the Northern Region Rippa Rugby Day held at Hikurangi Rugby Club Whangarei. A very commendable effort considering it was their first of reaching the finals.

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