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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 5

“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you”.  Matthew 7:7

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 APP:

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.

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

15 AUGUST THURSDAY – RAPIRIUM PROJECT RAWIRI PARK KAIKOHE:

Year 7 and 8 students completed the Rapirium Project with Justin Blaikie down at Rawiri Park, Kaikohe. They started the planting project last year whilst learning about erosion, irrigation and protection.  The Park now looks stunning and the Council has vowed to maintain the overgrowth of weeds either side of Mangakahia river. A huge thank you for Justin for involving us in the first place and congratulations to all students in Year 7 and 8 that have actively taken action to improve an aspect of our community.

UPCOMING EVENTS / DEADLINES:

  • 4 September              Kuku Korero Competition Moerewa
  • 6 September              Fundraising Hangi pick up 1pm
  • 18 – 20 September   Years 11-12 External Practice Exams
  • 19 September            Level 1 Algebra exam
  • 20 September            Battle of the Bands Event Turner Centre, Kerikeri
  • 22 September            Riverview School Bazaar

4 SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY KUKU KORERO COMPETITION MOEREWA:

Aisha Cooper will be our entry into the Kuku Korero Competition this year, which will be held at Moerewa School on September 4th

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 Level 1 Algebra exam:

The actual exam will be sat.

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)

22 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY 11 am – 3 pm -RIVERVIEW SCHOOL BAZAAR:

Address: 23 Riverview Road Kerikeri

Lots of fun – children’s rides and activities, silent auction, raffles, pre-loved items, plants, entertainment, food stalls, and MUCH MORE.

Judith Payton,  Office Manager,  Riverview School    Phone: 09 407 7277 extn. 703

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:

LICENCES:

     

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

Restricted License:

Congratulations to Sarah Tzikoucos for passing her Restricted License.

“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 3/83% . 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: 

Congratulations to the Sevens Rugby Team that competed in the Under 13 field day at Hikurangi Rugby Club.

They lost the first game 4-3 to Tohoro Team 2. Beat Tohoro Team 1 by 4-2, drew with Kerikeri 3-3, and beat Wellsford 6-4

Reminder: 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.

COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLBEING:

SPORT NORTHLAND:

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