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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 3

“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5

2020 Term 3:

  • ENDS:       Friday 25 September

2020 Term 4:

  • STARTS:   Monday 12 October

NOTICES:

ARE WE THERE YET?  

Term 3 is here, but am I really impatient wishing winter away?

  • I look out my window and see a hint of Spring shining through, as there are new born lambs just finding their way nimbly around our paddock.
  • Spring doesn’t officially arrive until September but hey lets lap up every hint of Spring and bask in momentary sun rays, that burst through, until then.

ALERT LEVEL 1  KEEPING SCHOOL SAFE – REMINDERS:

Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.

Just reminders to help keep us safe from the usual winter cold and flu bugs.

  • We will continue to ensure our environments are clean, hygienic and our personal hygiene e.g. hand washing is of a high standard too.

Golden Rules – for everyone in New Zealand to follow:

  • If students are sick, they should stay home. Take them to the GP if they have cold or flu like symptoms – the GP will advise whether Covid testing is needed. Keep in touch with the school to advise about absences and return students to school when they are well.
  • There is currently no Covid 19 in the community (as advised by the Director of Health).  If Covid 19 is detected then Ministry of Health procedures will be adopted.
  • Regularly wash with soapy water and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows.
  • Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.

Symptoms noted on the Ministry of Health website are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 38˚C)
  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell

Nga mihi mahana – Blessings to all

David Rogers.

Principal

HIGHLIGHTS:

LILY HAYHURST RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS:

July 3rd
Lily was part of Brioso Corde group (Brioso7) which participated in Chamber Music Contest. The group won the District round and were one of the Northern Region Finalists.
July 4th
Lily participated in Northland Ballet and Dance competition and won 3 trophies.
  • 1st National Character Dance , Tarentalla
  • 1st Demi-Character, Mulan
  • 3rd Classical Ballet no pointe
  • 3rd Classical Barefoot
  • Special Award trophy:Most Authentic National Costume
  
July 30th
Lily participated in Whangarei Dance Festival for ballet and came away with a trophy for Most Promising Junior award.
  • 3rd equal Classical ballet
  • 3rd equal Classical barefoot
  • There were participants from Auckland and Wellington!

EVENTS:

10th AUGUST MONDAY 9am – 10 am UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND ROADSHOW VISIT KAIKOHE CAMPUS:

The Faculty of Arts Schools Outreach Team are pleased to announce that in just under two weeks time, we kick off our Far North Roadshow where I will be travelling to your school to speak with you and your students about “What uni is & why you should give it a go.”
  • Monday, August 10th:
  • Kaikohe Christian School 9 am – 11 am
We are looking at a 35-45 min time slot with your senior students. Within this timeframe there will be a Quick Ice Breaker (Dance off) with the students which will take around 15 minutes. This will be followed by a powerpoint presentation which will talk broadly about “Why you should give uni a go”, with reference towards the end to the Faculty of Arts (15 mins). And finally a bit of a Q & A with staff and students for any questions they have.

15 AUGUST SATURDAY 12.30 pm MARCH FOR LIFE @ WHANGAREI:

I’m hoping you are able to gather a group together and join us for the very first March For Life Northland on August 15 in Whangarei.

When: 12:30pm

Where: Gather at Haven Falls Funeral Home, 139 Bank Street. Just below MacDonald’s with an entrance also off Apirana Avenue.

Why: To celebrate life, call for the repeal of the Abortion Law, support mothers and babies.

What: Walk down Bank Street to Laurie Hall Park where the event will finish with speeches and music.

Bring: Your kids, grandma, grandpa, signs, picnic lunch and lunch.

You could organise a fun sign making night with your family or youth group. Here are some ideas for signs https://marchforlife.nz/wellington2018/sign-ideas/

In other news, the vote4life billboards should be all up soon. We hope to also get some ‘euthanasia free NZ’ billboards up as well. If you can put a small 600mm x 900mm vote4life board let me know. O21 842 302.

First meet the candidates meeting coming up this Sunday afternoon in Waipapa. I’m looking forward to it.

Mauri ora,

Mike Shaw Independent Candidate Northland
http://www.vote4life.nz/

16 NOVEMBER TO 9 DECEMBER NCEA EXAMS BEGIN:

 

The Ministry of Education have changed the start of the external examinations for NCEA to a later date.
NCEA exams will now begin on Monday 16 November – Wednesday 9 December.
  • This is to help relieve some of the learning time pressure students and teachers have experienced due to home learning during the COVID19 Lockdown period.
  • We want to thank whanau who worked hard during the lock down period by getting involved with the learning needs of their rangatahi.
  • We all are working hard at school to ensure the best outcome for our rangatahi.
  • Please continue to keep engaged with the learning of your children, as research shows that strong whanau, student and school connections make the world of difference to future learning outcomes.
  • This year has challenges before all of us, but we are aiming to build on what we have learnt together, to plan the pathway ahead.
You can see the revised 2020 Examination Timetable and the Whanau Survey on our school website www.kcs.school.nz
Whanau support and input is vital and very much appreciated.
  • Please also complete the whanau survey, as this will help gather your voice too as we reflect on what has been learnt in a much broader sense over the past 2 months.
If you have any NCEA queries, please contact:  Yvonne Vujcich 09 405 2626

SCHOOL BUSINESS AS USUAL REMINDERS:

ATTENDANCE:

Reminder:  Parents / Caregivers please phone our School Office on 09 4011 873 or email by 9 am in mornings should your child / children be absent.

Should we miss your call, please leave a message on our answering phone:

Please advise the following details:

  • The student’s name
  • The absence reason
  • When they are likely to return to school

Failure to do so will result in Follow up action for ‘Truancy’, as part of the ‘Rock On Truancy Project’.

You may receive a text, email, phone call and where serious Truancy occurs a ‘Rock On Letter’.

  • Julie Haines                ( Year 1 – 8 Students)       julieh@kcs.school.nz
  • Jacqueline Te Huia   (Year 9 – 13 Students)      jacquelinet@kcs.school.nz

ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL (KAIKOHE CAMPUS):

  • Any student arriving late to School is required to sign in at the School Office upon arrival
  • Parents of young students who arrive late, will need to sign them in before dropping them off to their class
  • At the first class / form time of the day, the School Roll is marked and any marked ‘absent’ will be followed up as noted above, for attendance absences
  • It’s important your children arrive to school on time, as this too is considered a form of Truancy

VISITORS TO OUR KAIKOHE SCHOOL CAMPUS:

All visitors who enter our School Grounds are required to sign in / out at our School Office

  • We take seriously the security and welfare of our students and therefore require Parents and Visitors adhere to this requirement
  • If it’s before the first school bell and you’re just dropping your children off and immediately leaving, you won’t need to sign in/out
  • If you remain onsite, you will be considered as a ‘Visitor’ and therefore will need to sign in / out at the School Office
  • If you arrive early to pick up your child / children and it’s before the final school bell, you will need to sign your child out, at the School Office

HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

SPORT NORTHLAND:

Kia ora Koutou,

This week’s nutritional nugget is “Hydration”. This is important at all times in and out of class to keep all our students koi (sharp) and ready.

For our activity nugget we have “Body Balance”. This is a great activity for those rainy and cold days when we have to stay inside.

Ngā mihi,  Tuparahuia Pita (Energizer Mid North)

Sport Northland | Northland Sports House, 97 Western Hills Drive| PO Box 1492, Whangarei 0140

022 658 2892 Mobile | www.sportnorthland.co.nz | www.runwalkseries.co.nz

COMMUNITY NOTICES / ADVERTISEMENTS:

GYMNASTICS CLASSES IN KAIKOHE:

Where: Kaikohe Intermediate School on Park Road

When: Every Monday of the term (all year)

Classes:

  • Pre school:                    3.30 – 4.10 pm     $35 per term
  • Recreation 5-12yrs:     4.15 – 5.15 pm     $45 per term
  • Advanced pre comp:   4.50 – 6.30 pm    $55 per term

Contact Karla 0274512440 or 09 4011706

KAIKOHE RUGBY U10s & U11s TEAMS LOOKING FOR PLAYERS:

Kaikohe Rugby U10s are looking for players for 2020

  • Trainings – Wednesdays 4pm @Kaikohe Rugby Club
  • Coach – Mate Rakete – Mobile: 02041696871

Kaikohe Rugby U11s are looking for players for 2020

  • Trainings – Wednesdays 4pm @Kaikohe Rugby Club
  • Coach – Anzac Leaf – Mobile: 02102518375

Nga mihi

Bodean Rogers

Bay Of Islands Community Rugby Manager

Northland Rugby Union | 50 Kioreroa Road Whangarei | PO Box 584, Whangarei 0140 P: 09 438 4743 | M: 020 4112 4415

www.northlandrugby.co.nz

KAIKOHE CLEANER AVAILABLE:

Blessings to you all and stay safe!

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