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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 5

“Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Ephesians 5:2

2020 Term 4:

  • STARTS:    Monday 12 October
  • ENDS:       Friday     11 December

NOTICES:

ALERT LEVEL 1 SERENITY FOR TERM 4:  

SERENITY: The state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled

Term 4 always whizzes by as it’s a very busy time with students completing final assessments, exams and preparations swing into top gear for end of year trips, celebrations and of course our School Campus’s Prizegiving Ceremonies.

Within the busyness of this season that can sweep us swiftly along, I pray we’ll have the grace, strength, wisdom and shalom peace to overcome every challenge that comes our way and we’ll find ourselves with plenty left in reserve to enjoy and celebrate with others as we head toward the Christmas Festive Season. May we shine the Light of Jesus Christ, radiate Abba Father’s Love and be led by and in the Power of Holy Spirit to do mighty exploits for His Glory.

Tihei Mauri Ora  –   Let there be Life!

TERM 4: ALERT LEVEL 1 – WELCOME BACK! 

Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone

Welcome back to school for the final term for the year – what a year it has been – I’ve heard it said that this is the year that is taking two years to complete

This term it is business as usual and we are very much focussed on final preparations for our senior students to be ready to participate in their External NCEA Examinations, some of which will be digital exams. There is also a lot of work to be done to ensure our systems are ready for them, and that we are well positioned for Course Provision next year when quite significant changes to NCEA will take place.

We held a Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 27th October (the day after Labour Day) where our staff worked with the feedback you (and our students) have given us regarding the future Vision for our kura. If you have not received a survey link (sent out at the end of last term), or would like to give us your feedback please email me davidr@kcs.school.nz and I will forward you the link.

We are still facing many challenges related to our Covid19 Alerts and Lockdown, one of which is student attendance. Please may I remind everyone about how important it is for students to attend school regularly – let’s finish the year on a high note

Nga mihi mahana

David Rogers (Principal)

YEAR 11-13 STUDENTS AND WHANAU:

Classes are continuing as normal for the next few weeks during the exam period as we will still be teaching our rangatahi towards the completion of all your external and internal assessments for the year. Please continue to come prepared to give your very best.
  • Correct school uniform is still to be worn to school and to the NCEA examinations.
Year 11 – 13 End of Year Reports will be posted at the beginning of December once all assessments and grades are completed and entered.
  • Prayer: Dear Lord, would you pour out in abundance your grace, strength, wellness, and a determination to every one of our students to do their best for every examination. We also ask for a strong sense of your divine presence and peace Lord, every moment, every day, we ask in Jesus Name. Thank you Lord, Amen!

SCHOOL PRIZEGIVINGS:

Kaikohe Campus Seniors Years 11 – 13 Prizegiving:

  • Friday 13 November 2020 – 11.30 am

Waimate North Campus Prizegiving:

  • Thursday 10 December 2020 – 10.00 am

Kaikohe Campus Junior – Middle School Years 1 – 10 Prizegiving:

  • Friday 11 December 2020 – 11.30 am

NEW SCHOOL FACEBOOK PAGE:

Kia ora Whanau,

We would like to invite you to join our new Facebook page. Here you will find highlights from our week, important notices and snapshots of the learning. Please scan the QR code below to join our group, we would love to have you onboard.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – PARENT REPRESENTATIVE ELECTION: 

Nominated KCS Candidates for the 2020 Parent Elections

  • Sandra Tuechsen
  • Elizabeth Cook

It’s now time to start voting for one parent representative to the Board of Trustees.

Voting forms have been distributed to all eligible voters on the parent roll.

 How to return your voting paper

Please read carefully before voting.

  1. If posting your voting paper, post it to:Returning Officer
    PO Box 235, Kaikohe 0440If posted, your vote MUST be received by the returning officer no later than 5 days after the date of the election. Try to post it as early as possible as New Zealand Post has reduced postal delivery days in some areas.
  2. If delivering your voting paper, deliver it to:Returning Officer
    52 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe 0405You must deliver it before 4pm on (Friday 4th December 2020).

Voting closes on (Friday 4th December 2020) at 4pm.

Sareya Norman (Returning Officer) 

SCHOOL UNIFORMS – ORDERING ONLINE DIRECT WITH NEW SUPPLIER:

Our School Office no longer carries stock of School Uniforms.

There are 2 options available for purchasing School Uniforms:

1)   Order School Uniforms Direct Online at:

Uniform Hub:

  • Online shopping at: https://uniformhub.co.nz/ or https://uniformhub.co.nz/pages/find-your-school
  • Facebook page: @northlanduniformhub
  • Address: 577 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangarei 0112
    Email: info@uniformhub.co.nz
    Phone: 09 435 2576
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm & Sat 9am-12.30

2)  Order and pay at Kaikohe Campus School Office (in person)

  •       52 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe
  •       There will be a surcharge to pay over and above your purchases amount.
  •       You need to be sure of the sizes before ordering, as there will be no exchanges or refunds

HEADS UP – LICE!:

Please check your children for head lice. Lice have nothing to do with personal hygiene.  Lice love everyone, including the cleanest kid in the class!
  • A head louse can survive up to 4 weeks on a person’s head and lay 10 eggs a day!
  • Since that means lice can multiply fast, it’s a good idea to treat head lice quickly.
  • Lice can be hard to get rid of.
  • Lice are insects, so the treatments for lice are basically insecticides or pesticides.
Medicated lice treatments usually kill the lice and nits, but it may take a few days for the itching to stop.
  • As an alternative to chemical treatments, you can try wet combing – using a fine-tooth comb on wet hair to remove nits and lice.
  • Kids Can has provided the school with nit combs and nit shampoo.
  • If you would like some, please ask at the School Office.

HIGHLIGHTS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

SCHOOL FEATURED IN NORTHERN ADVOCATE:

SUCCESSFUL SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENTS 2020:

Our Congratulations go out to Mikaere Joe Tito-Brown and Deborah Turner for achieving Scholarships (as noted below), that will go towards their studies for 2021.  We are so proud of you both and pray you will be abundantly blessed in your education and in every area of your life journey ahead. Nga Mihi!

JACK SWINDELLS ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ACHIEVEMENT:

Congratulations to Deborah Turner who has received the above Scholarship award of $6,000.00 to support her tertiary studies in 2021.

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP ACHIEVEMENT:

Congratulations to Mikaere Joe Tito-Brown for receiving a $15,000 scholarship to attend Auckland University in 2021.

EVENTS:

14 NOVEMBER SATURDAY 2.05 pm NORTHLAND vs WAIKATO @ KAIKOHE RUGBY CLUB:

14 NOVEMBER SATURDAY SPRINGBANK FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA:

UPDATE – Please take note that the Springbank Fireworks Extravaganza has been postponed to Saturday 14th November. Rain and high winds are forecasted. Therefore for the comfort and safety of everyone, the decision has been made to postpone the event by one week.

Springbank is proud to host this annual fireworks event for the community, and we love to see everyone having a great time and enjoying the fantastic fireworks display. So update your calendar to the new date and share with all your friends and family:

  • Saturday 14th November
  • Gates open at 6:00pm
  • Fireworks at 9:00pm
  • $10.00 per person and children under five years are free
  • 78 Waimate North Road, Kerikeri

See you all there!

Angela Warren  –  Marketing & Accounts     Phone: 021 068 2346      www: www.springbank.school.nz

16 NOVEMBER – 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

17, 18, 19 NOVEMBER 2020 7- 8 pm FREE CAPS FINANCIAL COURSES KAIKOHE:

20 – 21 NOVEMBER FRIDAY – SATURDAY KAIKOHE PREGNANCY COUNSELLING TRAINING:

 

During the campaign I’d sometimes get challenged with “Yes, but what are you doing to support pregnant women?”So I am pleased to share an exciting development off the back of our vote4life campaign in our pursuit to reduce the numbers of abortions in NZ.

  • Our vision is to bring truth and love to women facing a crisis pregnancy and surround them with support as they navigate the choices available to them.
  • We are currently in the final stages of securing a venue in Kaikohe for a Pregnancy Choice Centre (name to be announced) and on track to open before Christmas this year! This service will be open to the whole of Northland.
  • We have modelled this centre off the success seen in the Tauranga Pregnancy Centre that opened back in 2013 with a track record of 80% of the women they have supported changed their minds and did not abort their babies! 

[Visit their website here  or  facebook page here ]

  • When someone faces an unplanned pregnancy, their choices are abortion, adoption, whangai, temporary care or to keep their baby.  The support we can provide to these women through the Pregnancy Choice centre will ensure they receive not only the full information around their options but most importantly the support so women can make an informed choice on each option and their consequences.

In our new Kaikohe centre there will be many opportunities for volunteers to be involved as we continue to build out this space and what we can offer Our initial thinking includes utilising our current resources as a toy loan/hire service for birthday parties, we also have significant quantities of catering resources for hire and quality donation area.

  • The shop may have multiple spaces set out including a drop in zone to have a cuppa, kids play area, hiring equipment and most importantly a private and confidential counselling service including Living in Colour, a counselling programme for those who have previously chosen abortion.  The multiple hire services we will provide also creates a wonderful opportunity as a safe space for women as a soft approach to our services.
  • We invite you to join us on the journey as we build our spaces within the venue to suit our local community.

Primarily, we will need a team of counsellors to work with women facing a crisis pregnancy.

I am excited to let you know we have the Counsellor Training dates confirmed;

  • Friday     20 Nov        7.00 pm – 9 pm
  • Saturday 21 Nov        9.30 am –  4 pm

Janice, the founder of Pregnancy Choice in Tauranga will be facilitating these free training sessions. If you would like to know more about this training click on this link here.

The Mid North Pregnancy Choice Trust is now registered but we haven’t set up the bank account yet. If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation you could do so through the Celebration Trust  account 06-0333-0033097-02. Please include the word ‘pregnancy’ in the reference. We will transfer the funds straight into the new trust account once it is opened.

Our goal is to open the Centre before Christmas and we look forward to inviting you to the official opening.

Please feel free to forward this email on to contacts who may be interested.

Nga mihi,

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

27 NOVEMBER KAIKOHE CAMPUS TEACHER ONLY DAY:

The Kaikohe Campus would like to inform Parents children will not be attending School on Friday 27 November, due to it being a ‘Teacher Only Day’.

3 DECEMBER 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm KAIKOHE CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE:

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Only 95 days until Christmas which means the Kaikohe Christmas in the Village is even closer! We would love for you all to enter a float in this years Christmas in the Village

@ The Pioneer Village, Kaikohe, Parade Starts 5.30pm

FREE FAMILY FUN

  • Face Painting
  • Kids Entertainment
  • Magician
  • Food Stalls
  • Lolly Scramble

and of course SANTA will attend!

Enter a float – theme this year is MOVIES!! – let your imagination run wild – Disney? Marvel? Dr Suess or even Mad Max? Get creative!

Prizes for 1st prize, recognition for 2nd and 3rd

To enter email admin@kaikohe.town or call me 021 124 0382

Run by Kaikohe Business Association with support from Pioneer Village Kaikohe

Nga mihi

Anika Whapshott on Behalf of Kaikohe Business Association  021 124 0382

6 DECEMBER 2020 2 pm RISE BALLET – TURNER CENTRE:

A few of our students from Waimate North Campus, will be performing

Northern Dance Academy rises through the levels from age 5 – 18 with a selection of their classical ballet and contemporary syllabus, competition solo and groups.
Bring extra coins for the raffle.
Made possible with the support of Creative Communities.

DECEMBER 2020 – JANUARY 2021 FREE HOLIDAY SURF PROGRAMMES:

Good news! We have funding for our popular summer holiday surf programme at Tutukaka & Taupo Bay, this is free for 11-18 year olds who school in Northland/Far North. For those aged 7-10 years there is a charge.  The programme is designed to get kids active over the summer holidays and into a sport they can enjoy for years to come.
Kind regards
Simon & Team
NZ Surf Academy 
p  09 4343843
m 0277344877
 
‘check out our surfing for schools video’ https://vimeo.com/182364623

31 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2021 KAIKOHE CAMPUS PRIMARY SCHOOL CAMP:

  

Who:     Primary School – David Prickett

When:   31st March – 2nd April 2021

Where: Manaia Camp or Marsden Bay Christian Camp

We are seeking parents that wish to attend camp as helpers to get in contact with David. Helpers need to be fit (able to walk up Mount Manaia (4 km round trip), have a sense of humour and be willing to get stuck in!

All children in year 1 and 2 need a parent to attend camp.

If there are any questions or concerns please get in contact with David Prickett at davidp@kcs.school.nz

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:

WA AKO NCEA HELP – TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS – KAIKOHE:

KAIKOHE CLEANER AVAILABLE:

HEALTH MESSAGES – ONGOING:

ALERT LEVEL 1 – 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:  

1) Schools are open and must operate safely.
  • At Alert Level 1 the virus is contained in New Zealand but not overseas.
  • We need to have systems and practices in place in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.
2) There are no restrictions on personal movement at Alert Level 1 – alll children and staff should be at school.                                                                                                                 

The only people who will need to stay away are:

  • those required to self-isolate
  • individuals who health authorities have asked to stay away while waiting for a test result (most people will be able to go back to school/work while waiting for a result)
  • children, students and staff who are unwell

3) Testing remains a crucial component in preventing an outbreak.

  • If a child or staff member is sick, they should stay home.
  • If they have cold or flu symptoms they should call their doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, they should do so.

4) Schools will close for cleaning and contact tracing if there is a confirmed case who was infectious when at school.

  • Your Director of Education will work closely with you and health authorities should this occur.
  • Please contact your Ministry regional office if you hear of a confirmed case in your school community but haven’t been advised about it by health officials.

5) You must continue to support contact tracing through the display of QR Code posters and your visitor register, attendance register and timetable.

  • If a new case does appear in your community, your contact tracing processes will support the speedy identification of close contacts of the confirmed case.
  • Please encourage your community to check-in using the NZ COVID Tracer app including when they are doing pick ups and drop offs.

6) There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings.

  • Schools, like workplaces are not considered to be gatherings.
  • Physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events can go ahead.

7) Fundamental public health measures continue to apply:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces.

8) There are no restrictions on domestic travel.

  • People should avoid using mass transport if sick, awaiting a result from a COVID-19 test or required/recommended to self-isolate.
  • Individuals travelling to, through and from Auckland by plane are required to wear a face covering.

9) Face coverings continue not to be required when in school.

  • This includes school transport and charter buses hired by the school to transport students and staff to and from school.
  • Anyone who chooses to wear a face covering in any setting should be supported to do so.

10) Your Ministry regional office team is available to provide support.

David Rogers (Principal)

Blessings to you all and stay safe!

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