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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 9:

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

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

2021 Term 2:

  • ENDS:                                Friday         9 July

2021 Term 3:

  • STARTS:                             Monday     26 July
  • ENDS:                                Friday         1 October

KEY DATES: 

School:

  • 1 July             Harvest Christian School Board of Trustees Inaugural Meeting  Kerikeri
  • 5 July             School Reports sent out                                                                     Kaikohe Campus
  • 6 July             Parent Teacher Interviews                                                                 Kaikohe Campus
  • 7 July             Year 5 – 8 Both Campuses Sound of Music Production                Kerikeri
  • 3 August       Accord Teacher Only Day                                                                   Both Campuses

Community:

  • 07 – 10 July     Matariki Bling Bling Toi Marama Light Festival                            Kaikohe
  • 12 – 23 July     Kaikohe Oscar Junior Holiday Programme                                   Kaikohe Campus
  • 12 – 23 July     Kaikohe Oscar Mid Way Holiday Programme                              Kaikohe Campus
  • 12 – 16 July     Drivers Licence Course Union Church                                           Kaikohe
  • 19 – 23 July     Drivers Licence Course Te Puna Wai                                              Moerewa

For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:

NOTICES / ACHIEVEMENTS:

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AT MOEREWA:

Next term our students in Years 7 & 8 travel to Moerewa for Technology Classes.

Students will need to:

  • Take a packed lunch
  • Wear school uniform, in particular, shoes so that they can take part in Workshop activities using tools.

Nga mihi mahana

David Rogers

SPONSOR A NEW MATTRESS – KAIKOHE CAMPUS:

With the many Noho e.g. Overnight stays for Class excursions and the Kapahaka Roopu Training that occurs at our Kaikohe Campus , we are seeking sponsorship to be able to buy 50 new mattresses to help cater for these opportunities.

  • The cost to sponsor a new mattress is:  $110.00
  • If you feel called or are able to sponsor, please drop your koha money into the Kaikohe Campus School Office or phone 09 4011 873

Thank you for partnering with us to help extend opportunities for our Students to learn, develop and even sharpen their skills for upcoming outreaches and events.

A very good Kingdom Investment indeed.

27 JUNE 2021 NORTHLAND BALLET AND DANCE COMPETITION:

 

Lily Hayhurst competed at the Northland Ballet and Dance competition yesterday and did really well.

She won:

  • National Character Dance (Tarentalla) and Demi Character (Mulan) categories,
  • 3rd for both Classical barefoot and Classical ballet categories.

29 JUNE 2021 SCIENCE ROADSHOW NORTHLAND COLLEGE:

Our entire school visited Northland College Tuesday afternoon to experience the awe and wonder of the Science Roadshow – and it didn’t disappoint!
  • Our tamariki helped conduct science experiments (well done Zoe Crichton) before they were allowed to experience many of the varied experiments around the hall.
  • They were all asking excellent questions and inquiring about everything!
  • The hive of activity and engagement shows us just how relevant and exciting Science can be for ALL students and ages.
Thank you Mrs Van Wingerden for arranging such a wonderful experience.

EVENTS:

1 JULY – HARVEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES INAUGURAL MEETING:

 
Notice is given of the inaugural meeting of the Harvest Christian School establishment of the Board of Trustees.
  • Venue:  27 Access road Kerikeri
  • When:   7pm – Wednesday 1 July 2021
All welcome RSVP Graeme Burgess 0273202028

5 JULY – SCHOOL REPORTS TO BE SENT HOME:

 

It is nearly time for reports to be sent out and to set some time aside for us to meet together for Parent Teacher Interviews

  • Reports will be sent our on Monday 5th July

6 JULY- PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS:

This is an important opportunity for us to be able to get together and hear from each other about how our rangatahi/students are experiencing education, spiritual, health and wellbeing outcomes.

  • We will be meeting whanau from 1:00pm onwards (until about 6:00pm)
  • Buses will run early that day at 12.30pm however students may remain at school if you would like to pick them up at interview time

Please look out for Interview Booking info coming out soon

Nga mihi mahana

David Rogers (Principal)

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

  • Cost:  $5.00

Nga Mihi

David Rogers – Principal

7 – 10 JULY MATARIKI BLING BLING TOI MARAMA LIGHT FESTIVAL KAIKOHE:

Free Family event Kaikohe

12 – 23 JULY KAIKOHE JUNIOR OSCAR HOLIDAY PROGRAMME:

12 – 23 JULY KAIKOHE MID WAY OSCAR HOLIDAY PROGRAMME:

12 – 23 JULY DRIVERS LICENCE 2 COURSES – UNION CHURCH KAIKOHE / MOEREWA:

Kia ora koutou!
This is a reminder email to let you know we are running our free Learner, Restricted & Full license training classes soon
These will be our last courses for this 2020.

Monday 12th – Friday 16th July – 9 am – 1.00 pm:
Kaikohe – Union Church, Clifford Street, Kaikohe (Opposite Fire Station).
9:00am – 1:00pm

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd July – 9 am – 1.00 pm:
Moerewa Driver License, right next to the Moerewa BP

It is SO important for participants to be there on the first day and on time. A lot of very important information for the licences happens first thing (including a presentation on drugs & alcohol, driver fatigue, speed and restraints)!

Info for Learners:
Everyone intending to get their learner licence @ the AA Express by the end of the course must have access to:

1. Their original birth certificate or valid passport for their ID
2. A letter from IRD or your bank which states your home address on it
3. If you do not have valid photo ID, you will need to get a passport photo taken and witnessed/signed by someone who has known you for more than two years and who is not a whanau member

When you are ready to sit your Learner license at the AA, it costs $93.90. You can walk in any time and sit the theory test on their computer.

Info for Restricted & Full:
Come prepared with your license on your person – Laurie cannot take you for a free assessment drive if you don’t have your license on you.

Laurie can provide an automatic car for the free assessment drive. If you want to drive your own car, or a manual car, you need to bring a registered and warranted vehicle for the assessment drive.
These free assessment drives are such a neat opportunity to get to know what the tester is looking for, and to get some primo tips on how to pass with flying colours!!

  • When you’re ready to do the real thing, the Restricted License test costs $134.80 and the Full License test costs $109.50.
  • You need to book the official test at your local AA Express.

Other licenses and courses:

  • We also have the learner material for Class 2 Heavy Traffic (trucks) and Motorcycle which you can study for free
  • We now offer HT Class 2 Full license training and endorsement for $1,000.00 GST inc. onsite here in Moerewa.
  • Motorcycle Basic Handling Skills – $120
  • F Endorsement – $250.00
  • OSH – $250
  • Refresher – $180
  • F Endorsement & OSH – $350.00 for both
  • Wheels, Rollers & Tracks – $300 inc GST (bookings for this are based at our Moerewa site)

Our office details:

After hours cell:               021 404 178
Office:                                09 404 1274
Laurie’s cell number:     021 268 1231
Premises:                          52-54 Main Road Moerewa

Hours:                               9:00am – 3:00pm

Very happy to answer any questions you may have! We wish you all the best for 2021

Nga Mihi Whanau
Moerewa Driver Licensing.

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:

 

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

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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