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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 11:

“The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.”

Proverbs 12:15

2021 Term 1:

  • ENDS:            Friday      16 April

2021 Term 2:

  • STARTS:        Tuesday     3 May
  • ENDS:            Friday        9 July

KEY DATES: 

School:

  • 15 April:        Kaikohe Campus Primary Whanau Athletics Day                 Lindvart Park
  • 16 April:        Term end date
  • 12 May:         Tokihi Ki Tua Kapahaka Regionals / Te Taitokerau Festival Whangarei

Community:

  • 18 June:        Battle of the Bands – Turner Centre                                       Kerikeri

For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:

ACHIEVEMENTS / NOTICES:

1 APRIL THURSDAY – BOOK CHARACTER DAY WAIMATE NORTH CAMPUS:

The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character!

‘Bob the builder, the Big Bad Wolf (Little Red Riding Hood) and Willy Wonker.’

‘Elsa (Frozen), Milly Molly Mandy, Belle (Beauty and the Beast).’

‘Lucia (You are Special), Sophie (BFG) and Billy (Billy and Blaze).’

‘Sophie, Billy, Paul (I Survived), Celeste (Babar the elephant’s wife), Pippi Long stockings, Elsa, Milly Molly Mandy.’

Senior children with Mrs Burgess.

1 APRIL THURSDAY – BOOK DAY KAIKOHE CAMPUS:

Last Thursday was a wonderful way to celebrate the joys of reading.
  • We sure had an interesting and diverse range of book characters and some very creative students and families!
  • Reading stories to your child (no matter their age) promotes reading and learning, imagination and increases their ability to concentrate for sustained periods.
I have fond memories of my grandfather reading snippets of Alice in Wonderland to me as a teenager.
  • He would promote my engagement by asking me to recall what happened last time he read or to guess what will happen next.  In today’s fast-paced, over stimulated lifestyle sitting down  and reading from an actual book is such a special way to connect with those we love.
  • Make the time, enjoy the moments.
Stuck on ideas for books?
  • Our local librarians have a wealth of knowledge of great read alouds.
  • This term Duffy books also went home.
  • Lastly, if your child says they don’t have reading homework – reply with, “Oh really, I will ask your teacher about that.”
Lana Giesbers
  
  

SUNDAY 11 APRIL WEETBIX KIDS TRYATHLON:

On Sunday, 8 children from the Waimate North Campus participated in the Weet-bix TRYathlon at Waitangi. They ran and cycled their way around the course, cheered on by lots of supporters.  They all enjoyed the event and are keen to do it again next year.

Well done Eli Kepu, Bailey Hayhurst, James Bradley, Ari Kepu, Kylie Bradley, Monique Topia, Zelda Haythornthwaite and Lily Hayhurst.

FAMILY URGENTLY SEEKING RENTAL PROPERTY:

A Family from our School is urgently seeking long term Rental Accommodation.

  • A solid Christian married couple and family who recently moved back to Northland after a ministry of helping establish a Boys Education Foundation in Takapuna Auckland.
  • They had plans to buy a modest home before the arrival of their baby; the husband became unwell and underwent major surgery. He recovered and is back at work.
  • Just before Christmas, their landlords gave notice they were relocating back to their home.
  • They are currently in temporary accommodation seeking a 3 – 4 bedroom long term rental property that is warm, secure, roomy, with garage or at least a garden shed.
  • They come with excellent references, solid income and finance ready to go.

If you can help please contact Mel 027 843 2273

KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES PARENT ELECTION:

EVENTS:

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:

19th – 30th APRIL – OSCARS HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES KAIKOHE:

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,

Kathryn Paul

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

27th – 30th APRIL 9.30 am — 10.30 am HOLIDAY YOUTH TENNIS CLINIC:

TENNIS lessons
School Holiday Program
OPEN DAY

Paihia Tennis Club

All ages welcome!

Fitness, fun and affordable.

Thank you,
Courtney Brown
Coach
Cell 021 457 421

P.S. I am happy to consider TERM 2 on site lessons for classrooms as well. I have balls/rackets which I can bring to the school and teach the basics of tennis strokes, scoring, etiquette and fun!

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!

18 JUNE 6.30pm – 9.30 pm BATTLE OF THE BANDS – TURNER CENTRE KERIKERI:

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BATTLE OF THE TEEN BANDS 2021
The Turner Centre Kerikeri | FRI 18 JUNE | 6.30 – 9.30pm
Band entries are now open for our fourth Battle of the Teen Bands, an exciting competition for young bands between the ages of 11 and 18 who live anywhere north of Whangarei to Cape Reinga. The event takes place on the BIG Turner Centre Auditorium in front of a guaranteed audience.
This year, we have timed the event to fit snugly in between SmokeFree RockQuest qualifying rounds and finals so that bands who are entering SFRQ can double up on their chances to perform, and to win!
***We are expecting a high volume of entries this year, so please encourage your young musicians to get their entries in as soon as possible. Places are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to teen bands:

  • Between the ages of 11 and 18
  • Who live in the Far North between Whangarei and Cape Reinga
  • With at least THREE band members, and at least TWO members playing instruments
  • With TWO songs – originals or covers, or a mix of the two – up to 8 minutes total
  • Paying an entry fee of $10 per band (Entry money will be awarded as part of the People’s Choice prize)
Audience tickets will be $10 per adult, with Under-16s free. As there is a People’s Choice award by secret ballot, it would be advantageous for the bands to bring along their fan base.

PRIZES

We’ll be awarding CASH prizes to the TOP 3 bands, and a PEOPLE’S CHOICE winner voted for by the audience. On top of that there will be special awards for BEST VOCALIST, BEST INSTRUMENTALIST and BEST BAND PERFORMANCE

JUDGES

The panel of judges will be music industry professionals, and they will be looking for musical tightness, originality and entertainment value. Cover songs are welcome, but it helps if they have an original twist to them. Judging will be weighted towards original compositions.

There is a lot more information on our website, including Rules, an Online Entry Form and Judging Guidelines.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO ENTER

Please find a poster attached. Any questions, please get in touch!
All the best from the Team at Be Free
   
BE FREE Inc. and BE FREE Youth

Email:  befreeplaymusic@gmail.com

Website: befreeplaymusic.wordpress.com
Tel:       021 883 616

SCHOOL BUSINESS AS USUAL NOTICES / REMINDERS:

KA ORA KA AKO SCHOOL LUNCHES PROGRAMME – LIBELLE MENU WEEK 11:

If you have any questions please see the School Office

SCHOOL SORES:

We have had some cases of School Sores at our School.

  • School sores (impetigo) are skin infections common in school children and spread easily. They are caused by bacteria that can cause an infection.
  • School sores can happen even when you keep your child’s skin clean. It is not a sign of poor parenting. School sores can happen on healthy skin but often happen when the skin has already been damaged by a scratch, bite or condition such as eczema or chickenpox.

The sores can be anywhere on the body, but most often appear on exposed areas such as the face (near the mouth and nose), or on the hands, arms or legs.

Symptoms:

  • School sores may start as a blister or a group of blisters
  • The blister bursts leaving a patch of red, wet skin which weeps or oozes
  • The spot usually becomes coated with a tan or yellowish crust, making it look like it has been covered with honey – it grows larger day by day
  • There can be small spots around the first spots, spreading outwards
  • School sores can be itchy

Spreading to others:

Infection can also easily spread to others by:

  • Direct skin contact
  • Contact with infected clothing, towels, sponges or face-cloths
  • Touching objects which a child with school sores has also touched (such as toys)
  • School sores spread easily while they are weeping or oozing

How can I reduce the spread of school sores?

  • Keep your child home until one day after the start of treatment
  • Make sure the dressings completely cover their sores
  • Your child should avoid swimming until all the sores have healed
  • Wash your child’s clothes, towels and bed linen separately from the rest of the family. Wash them in hot water and dry in the sunshine or a hot tumble dryer. You can wash toys in a mild disinfectant

The following may also reduce the risk of school sores:

  • Take a daily bath or shower with soap and water
  • Practise good hand hygiene – wash hands with soap regularly
  • Dispose of all used tissues / dressings in a rubbish bin with a lid
  • Cut your child’s fingernails short and keep them clean
  • Thoroughly wash grazes or cuts – if your child is scratching a sore, cover it with a dressing

If children present to school with untreated, uncovered school sores:

  • Parents will be contacted to pick up their children from school
  • They will be required to seek medical treatment and remain home until one day after the start of treatment
  • All sores must be bandaged upon return to school

See above advice of ‘How can I reduce the spread of school sores?’

For further information see attached link:

  • https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/how-treat-when-seek-help-school-sores

Thank you for partnering with us to help keep our School Community Healthy

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:

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
  •       You need to be sure of the sizes before ordering, as exchanges will incur extra costs.

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

BREAKFAST CLUB – KAIKOHE CAMPUS EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY:

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so please encourage your children to come to Narnia between 8:20 am-8.45 am for kai.
  • 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.

Blessings to you all and stay safe!

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