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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 7

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

Psalm 133:1

2020 Term 4:

  • ENDS:            Friday      11 December

2021 Term 1:

  • STARTS:       Tuesday     2 February

KEY DATES: 

School:

  • 16 November – 9 December:            NCEA Exams                                           Kaikohe Campus
  • 27 November Friday:                          Teacher Only Day                                   Both Campuses
  • 3 December -3.10 pm – 6.30 pm:     Prepare Christmas Float for Parade   Kaikohe Campus
  • 4 December Friday 4 pm:                   Board of Trustees Parent Representative Election closes
  • 10 December Thursday 10 am:         Waimate North Campus Prizegiving
  • 11 December Friday 11.30 am:         Kaikohe Campus Years 1 – 10  Prizegiving
  • 31 March 2021 – 2 April 2021:          Primary School Camp                            Kaikohe Campus

Community:

  • 3 December -4.30 pm – 6.30 pm:     Christmas @ Pioneer Village                 Kaikohe
  • 6 December 2 pm:                               Rise Ballet – Turner Centre                    Kerikeri
  • 14 – 25 December:                              Kaikohe OSCARS Holiday Programme  Kaikohe Campus
  • 15 December:                                      Library Summer Reading Programme   Northland
  • December 2020 – January 2021:      NZ Kids Holiday Surf Programmes Tutukaka & Taupo Bay

For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:

NOTICES:

HEALTH NOTICE –  SORE THROATS STILL MATTER:

Our Strep A nurses have not been at schools since COVID. We know how serious Strep A is and how often children at KCS have been picked up as being positive for Strep A in the past.

  • It is very important to take sore throats seriously as it can lead to rheumatic fever.
  • No swabs are done at school. IF your child has a sore throat, please take them to be checked.
  • This can be done in Kaikohe through Te Hau Ora O Ngapuhi or at your local doctors.

YEAR 11-13 STUDENTS AND WHANAU:

 

NCEA exams begin:     Monday 16 November – Wednesday 9 December.

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.
  • If you have any NCEA queries, please contact:  Yvonne Vujcich 09 405 2626
Year 11 – 13 End of Year Reports:
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!

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

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 PRIZEGIVINGS:

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

EVENTS:

16 NOVEMBER – 9 DECEMBER NCEA EXAMS BEGIN:

 

NCEA exams begin on Monday 16 November – Wednesday 9 December.

27 NOVEMBER – FRIDAY – TEACHER ONLY DAY:

Students of both Kaikohe and Waimate North Campuses will not be attending School on Friday 27 November, as it is a ‘Teacher Only Day’,  for school staff to participate in online training for the new NCEA structures and with Primary Staff utilising that time to plan for 2021.

3 DECEMBER 3.10 pm – 6.30 pm KAIKOHE CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE:

KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL NATIVITY FLOAT DECORATING 3.10 pm – 6.30 pm:

Kia ora Parents & Caregivers,

This year we are putting a float into the Kaikohe Christmas Parade!

  • If your child has shown an interest in being a part of this, a permission slip has been sent home for you to sign and send back.
  • The theme this year is ‘movies’ . Our inspiration is The Nativity Story (2006).

The Nativity Story float decorating – Whanau and children prepare the float for the parade:

Date:            Thursday 3rd December

Who:            Any students wishing to take part.  Whanau are welcome to join us during the day when we will be putting the float together and into the afternoon.

When:         After school – 6:30pm

Where:       KCS and Pioneer Village

Cost:            Free

  • Finishing: 6:30 all children must be picked up from Pioneer Village
  • For the children with returned permission slips we would like them to prepare here at school and then we will take them to the start of the parade.
  • We will have fruit and muesli bars as after school snacks.

4 DECEMBER 2020 4 pm BOARD OF TRUSTEES PARENT REP ELECTION CLOSES:

Details refer to School Notices above.

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.

10 DECEMBER THURSDAY 10.00 am – WAIMATE NORTH CAMPUS PRIZEGIVING:

 

Come join with us as we celebrate the achievements of our students for 2020, at Waimate Campus.

11 DECEMBER FRIDAY 11.30 am – KAIKOHE CAMPUS YEARS 1 – 10 PRIZEGIVING:

 

Come join in the Celebrations at Kaikohe Campus as we showcase the talents of our Kapahaka Group and celebrating student’s achievements for 2020.

14 – 25 DECEMBER – KAIKOHE OSCARS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME AT KAIKOHE CAMPUS:

15 DECEMBER FAR NORTH DISTRICT LIBRARIES SUMMER READING PROGRAMMES BEGIN:

Hey kids, drop into your local library from December 15 and grab a Boogieboard Bookclub Summer Reading Challenge!

  • There’s things to do, things to read, and things to collect, so lots of fun for you and your whanau over the summer holidays.
  • When you’ve completed the challenge, bring it in to your local library to get a prize! These must be collected by 5pm on Friday 12 February 2021.
  • If you’re not already a library member, you can join for free, and children’s cards no longer have any overdue fines.
  • Please contact us if you require further information.

Kind regards, Amanda Hawkes – Customer Service Officer District Services, Far North District Council 0800 920 029

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:

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

SCHOOL FACEBOOK PAGE:

Kia ora Whanau,

We would like to invite you to join our 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.

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

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.
Blessings to you all and stay safe!

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