THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 2:
VALUE FOCUS: Compassion SKILL FOCUS: Co-operation GOD IS LOVING!
“This is my command: love each other.” John 15:17
2021 Term 2:
- STARTS: Monday 3 May
- ENDS: Friday 9 July
- 28 May Pink Ribbon & High Tea Lunch fundraiser Pioneer Village Kaikohe
- 18 June: Battle of the Bands – Turner Centre Kerikeri
For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:
NCEA & TEACHER DEVELOPMENT DAYS:
Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.
With the changes to NCEA being undertaken currently, there are planned days scheduled for teachers in our region to take part in specific training opportunities – these days are being called Accord Days and schools are asked to run them as Teacher Only days.
- I support the intent of these days and that for the students who able to, to work from home on these days.
- I have decided however, that we will not close the school, and that for whanau who are not able to support their children with working at home, to send them to school for supervised learning.
- We are offering the same opportunity to our Primary Staff for these days and again, the school remains open for supervised learning for those who need to come to school.
- The first of the Accord days will take place next week, Thursday 20th May.
The dates we are aware of are:
- 20th May – Thursday
- 3rd August – Tuesday
- 30th November – Tuesday
Nga mihi mahana
8 MAY 2021 BLUELIGHT BLESS KCS KAPAHAKA ROOPU:
On Saturday 8th May, Michelle Clark and a group of volunteers came to provide kai for our kapahaka roopū Ngā Hoia o Ihu Karaiti during their final noho. Our rangatahi and their kaiako/kaiāwhina were very appreciative of this gesture and showed this through waiata. They all enjoyed the opportunity to engage with a community group.
- Michelle Clark shared that; “It was a pleasure to do. Fantastic kids with great manners. Wishing them well for the next few days at competition”.
- Matua Komene reminded our roopū that “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” Philippians 4:13.
- The time is now upon us and we know that with God and only God, we can do anything.
Kia kaha koutou, we are all behind you!
LUNCHES BY LIBELLE – IN SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMME:
19 MAY WEDNESDAY (KAIKOHE CAMPUS YEAR 1 – 4) PLANETARIUM NORTH WHANGAREI:
- Students will visit the planetarium, the observatory and take part in science-related activities
- If you would like to attend then please let us know as numbers are limited
- The cost for students is covered by our school
27 MAY THURSDAY (KAIKOHE CAMPUS YEAR 5 – 8) PLANETARIUM NORTH WHANGAREI:
- Students will visit the planetarium and the observatory
- If you would like to attend then please let us know as numbers are limited.
- The cost for students is covered by our school.
28 MAY PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST & HIGH TEA LUNCHEON FUNDRAISERS @ PIONEER VILLAGE KAIKOHE:
18 JUNE 6.30pm – 9.30 pm BATTLE OF THE BANDS – TURNER CENTRE KERIKERI:
- 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.
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)
- As there is a People’s Choice award by secret ballot, it would be advantageous for the bands to bring along their fan base.
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
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.
- Please find a poster attached. Any questions, please get in touch!
SCHOOL BUSINESS AS USUAL NOTICES / REMINDERS:
SAY GOODBYE TO CHEQUES:
- Please be advised that our School will no longer be able to accept Cheques as a form of payment.
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.