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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 6

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

2020 Term 3:

  • ENDS:       Friday 25 September

2020 Term 4:

  • STARTS:   Monday 12 October

NOTICES:

ALERT LEVEL 2: WE GOT THIS WHANAU!  

Kua tawhiti kē to haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu. He nui rawa o mahi, kia kore e mahi tonu.”
“You have come too far not to go further, you have done too much not to do more”
 – Ta Himi Henare  ( Sir James Henare ) Ngati Hine elder / leader

Just an encouragement to not lose sight of the destination i.e ‘Covid 19 free Aotearoa’

  • Although it may be a huge inconvenience to us all, we must remain vigilant and all do our part to ensure we keep our students, whanau and community safe.
  • Arohamai, please bare with us as we try to navigate these challenging times for the safety of all, whilst trying to keep within the parameters of the Government’s requirements for our School.
  • That’s where we need to support one another in this journey, as we’re all in this Waka together.

Unity commands a blessing!

ALERT LEVEL 2  KEEPING SCHOOL SAFE FROM WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST:

   

Tena koutou whanau ma. Greetings to everyone

Last night there was an official announcement that we would be moving to Alert Level 2 as from Mid-day, 12th August.

Although this is disappointing, it is not unexpected, and our nation’s leaders have been signaling to us to be prepared for this.

At Alert Level 2, our school is open and we want to encourage regular attendance as long as students are well.  We would like to give you confidence that we have a strong sense of how to manage well-being, and that we have robust systems in place to keep everyone safe.

The two main strategies to keep everyone safe in school are:

strong hygiene practices’ and ‘personal distancing’

In fact because we are doing as much as we can to keep ourselves safe, we are being really fussy about:

  • hand washing with soap
  • how we cough and sneeze safely
  • keeping our distance from one another
  • Keeping our learning environments sanitised
  • Students staying home if they are unwell

Check out this video 😊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZvtoVrykb8&feature=youtu.be

Contact Tracing Register:

We will be keeping a register of people coming onto our school sites for ‘contact tracing’.

  • The School Gates will be locked to traffic and notices on the gates will give instructions.
  • Parents please drop off and pick up your children outside the School Gates.

If arriving early, please be patient and wait for your child/children, outside the School Gates.  After the final school bell, the children will meet you at the School Gate.  If there’s a specific reason you’re needing to remove your child early, please come in and talk to our Office Staff who will assist you.

  • If you are coming onto the School Site beyond the gates, please report to the Admin Staff in the School Office, to have your name and contact details recorded (both Kaikohe and Waimate Campuses please).
  • For visitors we don’t know, we will ask for full contact details i.e. phone, address and email information to enable Health Services to ‘contact tracing’ where needed.

PLEASE STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE UNWELL – STUDENTS AND STAFF

Please stay away from school if you are unwell. If you have COVID-like symptoms, please make sure you are assessed by a GP or Healthline to determine if testing is recommended. The symptoms for COVID-19 have expanded as more has become known about the virus.

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.

Please contact us as soon as possible so we are able to have clarity for our attendance registers. You can make contact in any way that works for you:  phone, email, text, message to your children’s teacher

Finally: It is easy for us to become frustrated with regulations at times like these – I think that when we look at what the Bible has to say we see that we are admonished come into alignment with our Government and meeting their requests because they have been appointed by God to look after us in the ‘civic’ sense.  So far as Government instructions do not require us to sin against God, we are to honour God and be an example to others by doing what we have been asked to do.

  • Romans 13:1-7,
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17
  • Titus 3:1

If you have questions about any of these matters please feel free to contact me.

Please check our website and newsletters regularly for more detailed information as it comes available

Nga mihi mahana – Blessings to all

David Rogers

Principal

CONDOLENCES TO THE KINGI WHANAU:

Our love, prayers and condolences go out to the Kingi Whanau after the sad loss of their father Mano Kingi who passed away this week.  Matua Mano, Martha and their children have been such a blessing and support to our School and Community. We all stand with them in this time.

Truly a great Rangatira, a great Kauri tree has fallen but indeed we know he’s gone to a better place, given his steadfast faith and love for Jesus. Rest in peace Matua.

PHOTOLIFE DETAILS & DEADLINES:

CHANGE OF DATE TO: THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2020

Photolife will be visiting our School Campuses to take the Class, Portrait and Siblings Photographs.

DEPENDENT UPON AUCKLAND COMING DOWN TO LEVEL 2, as the Photographers are from Auckland.

Envelopes were sent home previously for the Class Photos for all students.

Senior Students:

  • Have the option of also purchasing Student ID’s.  An Envelope was also included with their Class Photo envelope that was sent home previously.

Siblings Photos:

  • Should you choose to have Siblings photos taken, please pick up a Siblings Photo Envelope from the Kaikohe Campus School Office or phone us to make arrangements on 09 4011 873 a.s.a.p.

Please return ALL COMPLETED envelopes with the money, cheque or the completed envelope stating the details of any online payment you have made.

  • YOU MUST HAVE: the correct amount of money inside, as no change is given by Photolife.
  • The School Office merely collect the envelopes for the Photographer before the actual day.

Please note the following deadlines:

31 August –         Monday 1 pm:         

  • Last day to pick up your Siblings Photos Envelopes from Kaikohe Campus School Office.

1  September –   Tuesday 1 pm: 

  • All Photolife Completed Envelopes with money/cheque or payment details, due back to the Kaikohe Campus Office

3 September –    Thursday (Alert level in Auckland may still affect whether it goes ahead or not TBC):                 

  • Photos taken at Waimate North Campus First thing in the Morning
  • Photos taken at Kaikohe Campus  after they’ve finished at Waimate North Campus so approximately 10 am onward

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ELECTION:

Nominations are invited for the election of one student representative to the Board of Trustees.

  • A nomination form and a copy of this notice are being distributed to all eligible voters on the student roll.
  • Further nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Friday 4th September 2020: Nominations close at noon on and can be accompanied by a candidate statement and photograph.

  • The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during the hours the office is open.
  • There will also be a list of candidates’ names for inspection, as they come to hand, on the office notice board.

Friday 18th September 2020: The poll closes at noon

Sareya Norman (Returning Officer) 

HIGHLIGHTS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

PRAISE REPORT FOR KAIKOHE: 

Funding Kaikohe has received since February this year 2020:
  • Temporary Water Supply $2 Million
  • Ngawha Industrial Park $19.5 Million
  • Lindvart Park $6 Million.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES – YEARS 5 & 6:

  

  

GOD’S CREATION / NATURE HELPERS /GUARDIANS

For the last four weeks of term 3, Year 5 & 6 have established a Water Project which focuses on the protection and preservation of our local water ways such as Lake Omapere, Mangamutu and Wairoro river.

  • The tamariki have been given the opportunity to find ways on how they can keep the waterways healthy.
  • Two groups which have proudly titled themselves as, God’s NH (Nature Helpers) and God’s Guardians have been observing, testing waterways, recycling and working hard towards planting Native Plants such as flax’s.
  • These will help go towards the enhancement and control of erosion around the local waterways of Kaikohe.

Also, Matua Justin Blaikie, who specialises in local waterways and planting, came into the Kura on Monday to share his rich knowledge around this area and how he can help us to grow in this forum.

  • He will be coming in again to demonstrate how to grow Manuka Trees.  These will be planted out and around the local waterways of Kaikohe.

We would like to thank Matua Justin for coming into our kura to help us grow in this area, your time and knowledge are much appreciated.

WATCH THIS SPACE, DON’T BLINK THERE’S MORE TO COME.

EVENTS:

28 AUGUST FRIDAY CROSS COUNTRY RACES KAIKOHE CAMPUS:

This Friday we are running our own cross country races for each class as the annual Ohaeawai School event was postponed due to Covid restrictions.

The races start and finish on Lindvart Park from 12pm until 1.30pm.

  • Mrs Vesey’s class start at 12 pm                                             1200m
  • Mrs Rogers class starts at 12.30 pm                                      1500m
  • Mr Prickett and Whaea Lana’s class both start at 1 pm    2 km
Parents are most welcome to come and support our tamariki.
If you wish to help as a marshall please contact myself on 0223085231 or email me at davidp@kcs.school.nz
I look forward to seeing you!
David Prickett

31 AUGUST 2020 MONDAY QRC ROADSHOW KAIKOHE:

We’re excited to inform you, QRC will be running a QRC Roadshow in Kaikohe on Monday 31st August (see poster).

  • There will be a presentation that is Interactive, Engaging and Thought Provoking and only runs for 45 to 60 minutes.

Please let Yvonne Vujcich if you or your rangatahi from Year 11 upwards are interested in attending by Monday 24 August next week.

Thanks,

Yvonne

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

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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