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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 7:

VALUE FOCUS: Compassion    SKILL FOCUS: Co-operation   GOD IS LOVING! 

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9

2021 Term 2:

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

KEY DATES: 

School:

  • 7 July          Year 5-8 Both Campuses Sound of Music Production    Kerikeri
  • 3 August     Accord Teacher Only Day                                                    Both Campuses

Community:

  • 18 June       Battle of the Bands – Turner Centre                                  Kerikeri

For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:

NOTICES:

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

EVENTS:

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

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

7 JULY – YEAR 5 – 8 (BOTH CAMPUSES) THE SOUND OF MUSIC PRODUCTION KERIKERI:

On July 7th we are taking our Year 5 to 8 students from both campuses to The Sound of Music in Kerikeri for a matinee performance.

Kerikeri Theatre Company proudly presents ‘The Sound of Music’ by Rodgers & Hammerstein – one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Starring Lucy Victory from London’s West End as Maria; and featuring a high-calibre cast of over 50 actors and singers

  • We have been offered tickets at a favourable price but would appreciate a $5 donation to help out.

Nga Mihi

David Rogers – Principal

3 AUGUST – ACCORD ‘TEACHER ONLY DAY’:

  • The 2nd of the Accord days will take place: Tuesday 3rd August and will be a ‘Teacher Only Day’.  The School will not be open.

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.

The last date we are aware of is:

  • 30th November   Tuesday

COMMUNITY & HEALTH NOTICES:

GIRLS BRIGADE – KERI KERI:

SCHOOL BUSINESS AS USUAL NOTICES / REMINDERS:

LUNCHES BY LIBELLE – IN SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMME:

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!
  • Lice can multiply fast so 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.
  • 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.

SAY GOODBYE TO CHEQUES:

With less than 1% payments being made by cheque to some Banks, they are now being phased out as a payment option.
  • Please be advised that our School will no longer be able to accept Cheques as a form of payment.
Please contact the School Office 09 4011 873 should you have any queries.

PAYMENTS TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE:

Please be informed that Payments to the School, can be made the following ways:

  1. Online (by preference)
  2. EFTPOS.  However we don’t accept School Fees via EFTPOS.
  3. A Cash payment, needs to be of the right amount, because we do not give out change.

Please contact the School Office 09 401 1873 for any queries

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’.

  • 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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