THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 9
“It is better to heed a wise man’s rebuke than to listen to the song of fools.”
2021 Term 1:
- ENDS: Friday 16 April
2021 Term 2:
- STARTS: Tuesday 3 May
- 1 April: Whole School Book & Whanau Day (Dress up fun!) Kaikohe Campus
- 2 April: Good Friday No School
- 5 April: Easter Monday No School
- 6 April: Easter Tuesday No School
- 13 April: Board of Trustees Meeting Kaikohe Campus
- 15 April: Kaikohe Campus Primary Whanau Athletics Day Lindvardt Park
- 16 April: Term end date
- 12 May: Tokihi Ki Tua Kapahaka Regionals / Te Taitokerau Festival – Whangarei
For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:
ACHIEVEMENTS / NOTICES:
23 MARCH TUESDAY – 2021 SECONDARY SCHOOL WAKA AMA NATIONALS – TRINITY RAKENA:
Trinity competed in the J16 W1 250m at the 2021 Secondary School Waka Ama Nationals Tuesday 23 March.
- Heat, progressed to place semi final.
- Place semi final progressed to place final.
- Place final. She was leading for just over half of the race but unfortunately she dropped her paddle and had to collect, correct and carry on. She placed a very respectable 6th and showed great resilience to finish the race. Onwards and upwards for next year.
25 MARCH KAIKOHE YRS 1 – 8 MARSDEN CROSS TRIP – OIHI BAY:
As I drove a vanload of my students out towards Oihi Bay last Thursday afternoon, I couldn’t help but wonder what the first missionaries and settlers may have felt arriving on these shores – excitement, trepidation or hope?
At the top of the hills the class was put into groups of five. All groups were tasked with finding out certain information. For the next hour they worked together to find information and form their responses as they walked down towards Marsden Cross.
After dinner the groups shared the historical information they found out. We could get a sense of what the area was like in 1815 and who was there. As the sun sank behind the hills Komene led the class in a haka on the shoreline and explained its significance and meaning.
The moon was so bright coming up behind the hills, almost like a floodlight. Most of us prayed, thanking God for this whenua and the Good News that was brought here. During prayer time the kiwi started their calls. We were lucky to hear them so close!
It’s safe to say, once my class took off to see the kiwi the kiwi all scarpered! Although kiwi are practically blind, their super keen sense of hearing meant most of the class did not get to see them. Good lesson in knowing when to shut your mouths, class.
Throughout this term our primary school has been learning that history is important, fascinating and complex; the same experience can be expressed and interpreted differently. Some topics include the retelling of Kupe’s journey, the Treaty of Waitangi and events leading up to and beyond it, the Battle of Kororareka, Pompelliar House and early missions.
We all have our own whakapapa and our own histories. They make us who we are. We are also all connected. As a school we have unity in vision and purpose. We encourage families to share their own stories with their children and with us. Next term we would love more family involvement in our planning stages.
KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES PARENT ELECTION:
Nominations are open for the election of 1 parent representatives to the board of trustees.
- All eligible voters will receive a nomination form and a notice calling for nominations via email. If no email address has been provided, a hard copy can be collected from the school office during normal school hours or if requested forms can be posted – you can use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community.
- If you need more nomination forms, contact the school office.
Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 7th April 2021.
- You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.
- The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
- As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.
Voting closes at 4pm on Friday 7th May 2021.
Signed Sareya Norman – Returning Officer
1 APRIL THURSDAY BOOK & WHANAU DAY (KAIKOHE CAMPUS):
Nau mai, Haere mai -Kia ora everyone!
Come and join us on Thursday 1st April – No, it’s not an April Fool prank
- We will dive into Book Character Dress-up which includes a parade and prizes
- Followed by some whanaungatanga and kai.
- Later on we will share some of our new ideas and plans with you
- Get feedback from you about them.
- Book Day will be part of our Whanau Day.
- 8:50 Worship Assembly
- 9:30 Students getting ready for the Parade of Book Characters. Cup of tea time for whanau
- 10:00 Parade (indoors if wet)
- 11:00 Prizes handed out
- 11:30 Shared Kai and mix & mingle – Whakawhanaungatanga
- 1:00 Presentation and consultation in the hall
- 2:00 Finish
- Cat in the Hat,
- Thing One and Thing Two
- The Hulk,
- The Little Mermaid
2 APRIL – 6 APRIL EASTER – NO SCHOOL:
- Good Friday 2nd April no school
- Easter Monday 5th April no school
- Easter Tuesday 6th April no school
2nd, 3rd & 4th APRIL 7PM – EASTER CONVENTION – HEART OF THE NORTH CELEBRATION CENTRE KAIKOHE:
13 APRIL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING – KAIKOHE CAMPUS 4 PM – S7 BUILDING:
Copies of the agenda of the open session and associated reports will be available from the School Office at the Kaikohe Campus and available from Waimate North Campus, at least two working days before the meeting.
The Board are in the process of confirming the 2021 Charter along with annual targets and plans.
- The Charter is available on the School website under the “About Us” tab, “Board of Trustees”, and we welcome any feedback you may have for us.
- An opportunity for whanau to come and provide some feedback about our plans for 2021 – You are most welcome to attend.
Nga mihi mahana
15 APRIL KAIKOHE CAMPUS – PRIMARY WHANAU ATHLETICS DAY:
All parents and whanau are most welcome to support and encourage their tamariki.
15 APRIL SCHOOL TERM ENDS:
26th – 30th APRIL YWAM DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING – KAIPARA:
‘YWAM’ stands for Youth With a Mission and we are a not-for-profit Base who run Discipleship Training Schools (referred to as a DTS).
Discipleship Training Schools:
- We currently run two, five-month, live-in DTS’s each year for anyone aged 17 years and older.
Discipleship Training Week (DTW):
- During the second week of the school holidays, we are offering a one-week ‘taster’ for youth 13 years and up.
- At a DTW young people can experience a fun sampler of our five-month live-in DTS.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Blessings and Kind Regards,
Registrar, YWAM Zion
Youth With A Mission Zion 504 WAIRERE RD, PAPAROA, 0571 NORTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Ph. +64 9 55 33 816 ywamzion.org.nz
12 MAY TOKIHI KI TUA KAPAHAKA REGIONALS & TE TAITOKERAU FESTIVAL COMBINED – KENSINGTON STADIUM, WHANGAREI:
Our rangatahi have been practicing for months to finish our bracket.
- They have been giving endless hours to give excellence for our Lord.
- We are going competition this year, an awesome forum to minister and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are fundraising at the moment for kakahu, resources and travel costs.
- If you would like to sponsor our roopu please see Whaea Michelle.
- We will be having a whanau performance in the next few weeks and the confirmed dates will be in the news letter next week.
Mauri ora whanau!
SCHOOL BUSINESS AS USUAL NOTICES / REMINDERS:
KA ORA KA AKO SCHOOL LUNCHES PROGRAMME – LIBELLE MENU WEEK 9 & 10:
If you have any questions please see the School Office
SCHOOL UNIFORMS – ORDERING ONLINE DIRECT WITH NEW SUPPLIER:
Our School Office no longer carries stock of School Uniforms
- Except for: Year 9 – 13 Velocity Jackets that can be purchased from Kaikohe Campus Office only.
There are 2 options available for purchasing the rest of the School Uniforms:
1) Order School Uniforms Direct Online at:
- 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
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
- You need to be sure of the sizes before ordering, as exchanges will incur extra costs.
SCHOOL FACEBOOK PAGE:
Kia ora Whanau,
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jacqueline Te Huia (Year 9 – 13 Students) email@example.com
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
BREAKFAST CLUB – KAIKOHE CAMPUS EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY:
- If anyone has jams to donate, please hand in to the Office.
- We also need volunteer helpers to set up and clear up.
- Please get in touch with David Prickett if you can support this mahi.
COMMUNITY & HEALTH NOTICES:
Tēnā koutou katoa,
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