THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 4
“The Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one”. 2 Thessalonians 2:3
TERMS AND HOLIDAYS:
- Term 4 2019 Ends Friday 13 December 2019
- Term 1 2020 Starts Monday 03 February 2020
Term 4 is here and we hope all students are set and ready to complete exams and schooling. Giving your best effort to truly finish 2019 on a high note. The last term always zooms by so quickly with Prizegivings to look forward to and preparing for the festivities, counting down toward Christmas.
- 6 – 7 November 10 am to 3 pm Celestial Navigation under the Stardome – Russell
- 8 November Friday 1 pm Kaikohe Campus Senior Prizegiving Years 11 – 13
- 6 – 10 November 4 Waka on Display Haratu
- 6 – 10 November Russell Museum Ipipiri – Exhibition
- 12 – 17 November Cricket – England vs NZX1 @ Cobham Oval Whangarei
- 16 November 10 am to 12 pm Saturday Club Splash Kawakawa
- 5 December Christmas at Pioneer Village Kaikohe
- 12 December Thursday 11 am Kaikohe Campus Junior Prizegiving Years 1 – 10
- 13 December Friday 1 pm Waimate Campus Prizegiving Years 1 – 8
- 16 December – 31 January – Free Kids Only Holiday Surf Programmes
TUIA 250 FLEET ARRIVAL COMMEMORATIONS BAY OF ISLANDS:
Arrival of the Tuia 250 fleet, commemorations and festivities in the Bay of Islands,
6 – 7 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION UNDER THE STARDOME:
- Time: 10 am – 3 pm
- Venue: Parish Hall, Christ Church, Russell
- Cost: Free
Crews of the waka hourua Ngāhiraka Mai Tāwhiti and Haunui share their sailing experiences and bring to life Māori astronomy and the navigation techniques of the earliest Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa voyagers.
8 NOVEMBER FRIDAY 1 pm KAIKOHE CAMPUS SENIOR PRIZEGIVING (YEARS 11 – 13):
6 – 10 NOVEMBER WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY: 4 WAKA ON DISPLAY – HARATU:
- Venue: Kororāreka Marae, Pitt Street
- Cost: Free
The waka-building teams who created them will be in attendance to talk with you. One team is from Tahiti, one from Hawaii, and two are from Aotearoa New Zealand. They are currently working together at the RĀTĀ Ahurei Tārai Waka Symposium of Canoes, Hihiaua Cultural Centre, Whangarei.
6 – 10 NOVEMBER WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY – RUSSELL MUSEUM – IPIPIRI:
- Time: 10 am – 4 pm
- Venue: Russell Museum
- Cost: Usual admission applies
Digital map table explores the week that the Endeavour was in the Bay of Islands in 1769., from both Māori and British records. The exhibition Ko Ahau Anō Tētahi i Reira Saltwater in our veins looks at Bay of islands’ regattas, past and present.
Nau mai, haere mai! Kate Martin (Te Au Mārie Trust) 027 368 7702 https://teaumarie1769.org.nz/
12 – 17 NOVEMBER CRICKET>ENGLAND VS NZX1 – COBHAM OVAL WHANGAREI:
Don’t miss out on the Cricket action between England and the NZXI. Come and see England’s world cup winning stars in action:
Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad, to name but a few, will be playing an NZ XI and looking to light up Cobham Oval.
- November 12/13
- November 15/16/17
Cost: FREE entry
So bring the whole family for a great day out in Whangarei! Nga Mihi Paul Hope – Cricket Development Manager
Phone: 09 438 2400 Mobile: 021 951 925 Website: www.northlandcricket.co.nz
16 NOVEMBER 10 am – 12 pm SATURDAY CLUB SPLASH – KAWAKAWA:
The Bay of Islands Swimming Club are hosting a club day, “Saturday Club Splash” on Saturday 16th November 10am until 12noon at Kawakawa Pool.
5 DECEMBER – THURSDAY – CHRISTMAS AT KAIKOHE PIONEER VILLAGE:
It is nearly that time of the year again – Santa will be coming to town and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit and being part of the pre-Christmas festivities, by participating in the annual Christmas in the Village event at the Kaikohe Pioneer Village on Thursday, 5th December 2019.
This year, the Kaikohe Business Association in association with the Pioneer Village are pleased to be hosting this event which will guarantee to be fun, full of laughs, family friendly with lots of fun activities, a lolly scramble and other free fun for the kids in a safe friendly environment.
We would like to invite your school/early childhood centre to enter a Christmas float this year. The theme is Christmas, so please come along and join in the parade with a Christmas float – it is a nice and easy one – BUT NO SANTAS – there is only one Santa and the Pioneer Village have him organised!
To register your interest in a float, please download and read the attached important documentation which outlines the Rules & Regulations all participating groups must comply with, along with a Participation Disclaimer which will need to be completed, signed and returned to us as soon as possible. It is FREE to enter and we know you will have so much fun!
Please email email@example.com if you have any queries. We look forward to hearing from you soon, or contact Taunaha on 021 160 0168.
Ngā mihi Taunaha Smith – Blah Blah Marketing & Events firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 DECEMBER THURSDAY 11 am KAIKOHE CAMPUS JUNIOR PRIZEGIVING (YEARS 1 – 10):
13 DECEMBER FRIDAY 1 pm WAIMATE CAMPUS PRIZEGIVING (YEARS 1 – 8):
16 DECEMBER – 31 JANUARY FREE SURF PROGRAMMES -TUTUKAKA COAST & TAUPO BAY:
ONGOING SCHOOL BUSINESS:
If your child is due or overdue to sitting their license please encourage them to do so.
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.
- A reminder too that constant lateness is also viewed as a form of Truancy and is also being monitored. It’s not a good pattern for our children to get into.
- If they leave the School Grounds, during school time, they MUST sign out at the Front Office.
“He waka eke noa”
“Everyone working together”
Thank you very much to all parents, as students are finally conforming to the standards of uniform. Thank you very much for your help.
- 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 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”
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”
Tuesday Nights at Northland College 7 pm:
- Facilitated by Ward Davis
- There are 5 teams.
- If interested in participating or watching come along.
KAIKOHE COMMUNITY CRICKET:
- 6-week Cricket Competition at Lindvart Park
Cheryl Smith ( Nee Waaka) – Local Systems Connector Mid North, Secondary School Sport I Community Sport Team Sport Northland
KERIKERI CRICKET CLUB:
Cricket registrations are now open for kids who would like to play B grade cricket for the Kerikeri Cricket Club over the summer. B grade covers all school children in Years 1-6 and is played at Kerikeri High School on Friday nights from 4.30pm. There is also one practice night per week. The season starts the first week in November and runs through til the end of term 4. It will recommence in February and run through until mid March.
Children are divided roughly into Year 1-2, Year 3-4 and Year 5-6 depending on experience. The youngest kids use a soft ball and are introduced to basics around batting and bowling. The middle group start the season with a soft ball and move to a hard ball as their skills progress and the oldest group play with a hard ball (there is flexibility to move groups depending on how the kids go).
When registering you will need to decide which group your child will play and whether you would like to purchase a KKCC cap for them (these are optional). Please feel free to contact Sarah if you need further clarification before you register.
Kind regards, Sarah Jackson
LITTLE DIPPERS SWIM SCHOOL – HYDROTHERAPY SESSIONS:
Little Dippers now has funding available for Hydrotherapy sessions!
- Thanks to the Wilson Home Trust, if you have a child or young adult with a physical disability, you can now get Hydrotherapy lessons funded until the end of 2019.
- Call us now to discuss how – 09 4075 335 or email email@example.com
Little Dippers hosts Pool Parties! Call now to book your Pool Party – 09 4075 335 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Dippers is now taking enrolments for Term 4!
- Call now to enrol your child – 09 4075 335 or email email@example.com
NORTHLAND KIWI KIDS CAN COOK COMPETITION – NOVEMBER:
Organised by Northland Chef Hughie Blues in conjunction with the New Zealand Chef’s Association and it’s for local kids and it is GREAT fun!
This is a fun competition where the emphasis is solely on the kids. The entrants must be an enrolled pupil of a Northland School (in years 1-8) and it helps to be keen on cooking.
The cook-off takes place at the Bay of Islands P&I Show (Waimate North) in November. It is a great experience, there are fantastic prizes and the winner(s) get to go to the Grand Finals in Auckland next July!
Parents and caregivers are there purely for moral support and guidance. The entry form, contact details and lots more information can be found here: (entry for being uploaded asap)
We believe that “Kids Can Cook”! In fact, over the years of this competition, we have realised that kids can cook THE most amazing dishes! It is our aim to get our kids “hooked on cooking” at a primary school age to help nurture those that have natural talent and promote healthy eating.
Our 2009 Kids Can Cook champion, Lewis Noorwallah, who was only 11 when he won the title, has been following his cooking passion throughout High School and is now following his passion and working as a Chef at the prestigious Hilton in Auckland.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like me to post you copies or if you would like to know more or talk to Chef Hughie Blues.
Nga mihi nui – Maree Caswell (Office Administrator) Opua School, 2 Franklin St Opua
HEALTH & WELLBEING:
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