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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 2

“He is before all things and in Him all things hold together”.  Collosians 1:17

TERMS AND HOLIDAYS:

Term 1 2020:

  • STARTS:   Monday   03 February 2020   
  • ENDS:      Thursday 09 April 2020

WATER SHORTAGE! 

Tena koutou whanau ma – greetings to everyone.

From the community meeting on Friday 7th February;

  • There are 3 days of water in reserve should the current supply of water in the town run out. At this stage we have water but need to be very careful to conserve what we have.
  • Should we have to reduce to no water for toilet flushing the Ministry of Education will provide us with portaloos to use
  • There is opportunity for whanau to go and collect water from tanks up at the RSA Carpark in Kaikohe

At this stage school will continue as normal unless we have advice from the Ministry of Education or from Civil Defence.

David Rogers

PRINCIPAL

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH RESOURCES FOR OUR KAIKOHE CAMPUS SPORTS ACADEMY:

Kiaora te whanau,

We are looking for a fridge, pots, pans, plates and cutlery for our Sports Academy which runs twice a week on Wednesday and Friday 6 am till 8 am.
If you have any excess at home it would be much appreciated.
Nga mihi and Thank you very much
Phone: Whaea Michelle on 02108275271 or drop the items in at the office.

STRENGTHENING CHILDREN’S CONFIDENCE IN MATHS AT HOME:

Here is a short video 3-4 minutes as giving some ideas of how whanau can help their tamariki succeed in maths learning. Please have a look and let’s support one another achieve the best outcomes for our tamariki.

https://nzmaths.co.nz/introductory-video

ACHIEVEMENTS:

2019 NCEA RESULTS (PARTICIPATION BASED) 

NCEA L1: 80%                     NCEA L2: 100%                  NCEA L3: 75%                     UE: 50%

Further information will follow in our next newsletter of course endorsement results.

Nga mihi, Yvonne Vujcich (Head of Secondary Department)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • 14 February:   Years 5 & 6  Te Mana o Roto Omapere Me Ona Awa Wananga Rawhitiroa Marae
  • 25 February:   Year 1 – 13    Whanau Hui Gathering (Kaikohe Campus)
  • 4-6 March:      Junior School Camp Opononi

14 FEBRUARY FRIDAY 9.30 am – 2.30 pm YEAR 5 & 6 STUDENTS

TE MANA O ROTO OMAPERE ME ONA AWA WANANGA – RAWHITIORA MARAE:

Kia Ora Parents & Caregivers,

Bring: Water bottle, change of clothes, sun protection, in-stream footwear for stream visit, questionnaire sheet, pencil, white icecream containers (one per student group, for the stream visit)

Also bring: 1 adult per 4 students (for stream visit)

This Friday we are going on our first field trip. This trip is going to link in with our classroom learning and is an exciting part of our ministry in serving our local community.

We need a few (3) parents to help both with transport and supervision during the day. Please speak to me, give me a call or text me if you can help.

Blessings,

David Prickett

022 3085231

25 FEBRUARY TUESDAY 5.30 pm – 7 pm YEAR 1 – 13 (KAIKOHE CAMPUS) WHANAU HUI GATHERING:

We warmly invite all parents/caregivers, students and whanau of our kura to attend.

This will be an opportunity to meet your children’s teachers and hear our goals/aspirations, plans and courses for 2020.

To begin with we will meet altogether in the hall, then break into primary and secondary groups.

  • Primary teachers, students and whanau will go to their form classes so you can get to know your child’s teacher and hear what will be happening in your child’s learning space.
  • Secondary teachers, students and whanau will remain in the hall. We will also inform you of NCEA updates and changes and of 2020 courses and planned events on the horizon.

Finally, we would love to hear what you want for your children’s growth and lives while they attend our kura.

  • Together we will plant and grow seeds of courage, aroha, respect and excellence (our school’s CARE values) in all we do.
  • Another 2020 school-wide focus is to grow the fruit of the Holy Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

After our hui we will enjoy a time of kai and fellowship!

Please bring along food for a bring and share BBQ

4 – 6 MARCH 2020 – JUNIOR SCHOOL CAMP OPONONI:

Dear Parents & Caregivers, It’s PRIMARY CAMP time VERY SOON! Please click on this link http://bit.ly/39qDSHi for our camp website which has all the information and permission form on it. We are doing our part for the environment by moving from paper to electronic form. Our site is user-friendly for cellphones and all other devices. Please get started here http://bit.ly/39qDSHi

ONGOING SCHOOL BUSINESS:

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE:  

A Reminder to Parents to phone the School Office Staff before 9.00 am every morning your child is going to be absent from school, to advise the absence reason.

Our staff office is open from 8.30 am, however you can also leave a message on the school answerphone outside of our School Hours i.e.before 8.30 am if need be.  If it’s just to relay the absence reason, we will not need to phone you back but will later use that information to update our KMAR System. Once the School Rolls have been marked in the mornings, our staff follow up students marked as ‘not in class’ on the School Rolls.  After first checking the messages and the ‘signed in late’ register, they will then follow up by phoning those caregivers who haven’t contacted us, to determine the ‘absence reason’ then all information is updated on our KMAR system accordingly.

  • 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.
  • 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 coded as ‘Truant’ and follow up action may result through the ‘Rock On Truancy Project’
  • If students leave the School Grounds, during school time, they MUST sign out at the Front Office.  If returning they MUST sign back in also.

We are tracking attendance closely and rewarding classes with the highest percentage attendance of a three-week period.

We have a very busy School Office that often has many people wanting things done urgently, so we would appreciate your help and grace in these matters.

“He waka eke noa”

“Everyone working together”

SCHOOL UNIFORM:   

Please ensure all students are in their correct uniform this year and they are wearing the correct footwear i.e. not turning up with bare feet.

A reminder that it’s not safe for them to come to school without shoes.  We’ve had to dress too many foot injuries of children not wearing footwear and would appreciate your help in this matter. The Office Staff have plenty of other pressing duties to attend to, than having to deal with preventable injuries. 

“Mena ko te hunga tika te rangatiratanga ka hari te Iwi”

“When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice”

SPORTS NOTICES:

SPORTS ACADEMY:

We are running the Sports Academy every Wednesday and Friday morning 6 am to 8 am. All students are welcome to come. They need to bring training gear, a towel and their uniform, so they can shower afterward. We will give them breakfast as well. There is also a washing machine and dryer on site. We will be doing fitness and ball skills for all codes, whanaungatanga, so we can excel in all things for Christ.

Whaea Michelle 02108275271
Komene 0211202742

HEALTH & WELLBEING:

PARENT HELP:

Parent Help is a non-profit organisation that supports parents in New Zealand by operating a free parenting helpline for parents and caregivers. The helpline provides personalised, practical support and strategies to parents and caregivers on a diverse range of parenting issues and challenges.

Our aim is to ensure that parents in New Zealand feel fully supported to do the best parenting job they can and to know that they can call on us whenever they need that extra bit of parenting support.

SPORT NORTHLAND:

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