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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 6:

VALUE FOCUS: Compassion    SKILL FOCUS: Co-operation   GOD IS OUR PROVIDER! 

LOCK DOWN MEMORY VERSE:

Psalm 91 is the perfect promise to declare daily.

May the prayers of His people arise!

  • Let’s not be overcome by ‘Fear’ but rise up in ‘Faith’.
  • Let’s tune into what God is saying to us.
  • Let Holy Spirit guide you and your whanau into all TRUTH
  • Let’s take the opportunity to Pray, Praise and Worship Him, that He may come and dwell richly with us in this ‘set apart’ time.

Abundant Blessings, Jacqueline Te Huia

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2021 Term 3:

  • ENDS:               Friday         1 October

2021 Term 4:

  • STARTS:           Monday      18 October

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KEY DATES: 

School:

  • 30 November  Accord Teacher Training Day                      Both Campuses

Community:

  • 2-3 October    Northland Performing Arts Competition   Whangarei

For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:

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NOTICES:

LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 31 AUGUST: 

Tena koutou whanau me – warm greetings to everyone

Today you will have heard the signal from our Prime Minister that there is the possibility of a move to Level 3 in our region on Thursday night. While I do not wish to pre-empt this decision, I have decided to share the information from the Ministry of Education with you early to help you make informed decisions.

At Alert Level 3:

You legally must stay within your household bubble unless you are an essential worker.

As the Prime Minister noted, schools are essentially closed at Alert Level 3 with the exception of those few children in Years 1 to 10 whose parents and carers must go to work at Alert Level 3, and there is no appropriate caregiver at home.

When we are permitted to open, it will be for a small number of children who need to attend.

  • As you can imagine it will not be school as we know it, until under Alert Level 2 or 1.

All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts.

  • This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes, and keep everyone physically distanced from others as much as possible (1 metre inside and two metres outside).
  • We will also keep school bubbles to no more than 10 students. These bubbles will not mix with other bubbles.
  • Our contact tracing systems will be in place.
  • You can also assist everyone’s safety by keeping your child at home if they are feeling unwell and please do contact your GP or Healthline, to seek advice about getting tested.
  • We will continue to support the majority of our students, including all Year 11 to 13 students, who will remain learning from home, through our distance learning programme.

While we know how difficult it is trying to work from home, as well as supporting your child’s learning, please support our community’s effort in this fight by keeping your child at home unless there is no appropriate carer available.

  • For those of you who are essential workers with no other option, we will look forward to seeing your child at school when we are given permission to open (when we enter Level 3).

Following up from yesterdays update in anticipation of Covid Alert Level 3, we need to have information about who will need to attend school once the announcement has been made.

  • Please use this form to indicate to us that students need to come to school because there are no possible Caregiving options in your household.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTGGDRhlzWszIaX5yONZxoDIYVbSMiCTXZUbmzn-3YLB5SPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Should we go into Alert Level 3 on Thursday 02 September midnight:

Friday 3 September:

  • School closed to allow for cleaning and preparation by staff

Monday 6 September:

  • Students of ‘essential workers only with no other option’ who have made arrangements with the School, will be able to attend School onsite.

Isaiah 43:1 -2 

But now this is what the LORD says, the one who created you, Jacob, the one who formed you, Israel: “Do not be afraid, because I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I’ll be with you; and through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you. when you walk through fire you won’t be scorched, and the flame won’t set you ablaze.”

We are all in this together…He waka eke noa.
Maungarongo. Ma te Atua e manaaki.
Blessings to all
David Rogers

NORTHLAND WELLBEING RESOURCES:

Tēnā koutou katoa

We know that some whanau find it extremely challenging during lockdown alert level 4.

There are many helpful resources available online here: Tai Tokerau Directory of Wellbeing Services and Resources – Hauora Kotahitanga

https://www.northlandwellbeing.org.nz/

For ease of  access we have compiled a list in one place of appropriate age range resources for tamariki and rangatahi (attached).

Stay safe – Ngā manaakitanga

Hira Gage | Director of Education for Tai Tokerau | SE&S Director Education Tai Tokerau
DDI +6494368914 | Mobile +64275015068
Whangarei Office

education.govt.nz

KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION– STUDENT ELECTION RESULTS: 

Student representative votes:

Name                                                                Votes

  • Te Rangimarie Kingi                                    7
  • Jaymie Lee Feulufai Shannon                   6
  • Roiho Kaka                                                   1

Invalid Votes   – 0

I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Te Rangimarie Kingi

Signed

Sareya Norman (Returning Officer)

FUN COMPETITION TO INSPIRE BUDDING DESIGNERS/BUILDERS/ARCHITECTS:

We know that lockdowns are hard and parents are always looking for activities for their kids that don’t involve too much screen-time!
Our 5 offices in the Far North (Ray White Kaitaia, Doubtless Bay, Paihia, Kawakawa and Kaikohe) have decided to launch a fantastic competition on our Facebook pages to help with this.
  • We’re inviting all kids (aged 12 and under) to build their dream house out of ANYTHING – cardboard boxes, lego blocks, recycled material – the options are endless.  Any size and any type of house, they can let their imaginations run WILD 🙂
We would love to invite all of the students at your school to participate as well – there are some awesome cash prizes up for grabs:
  • 1st prize:    $ 150
  • 2nd prize: $ 100
  • 3rd prize:  $   50
To enter: 
1.      Go to one of our office Facebook pages
  • search for “Ray White Kaitaia”, “Ray White Doubtless Bay”, “Ray White Paihia” or “Ray White Kaikohe”
2.      Like the page
3.      Build their dream home
4.      Mum, dad or caregiver: take a picture and upload it to our Facebook page along with the child’s name
Entries close Friday the 10th of September so they need to hurry!
If you have any questions regarding the competition, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Kind regards
Chantelle Mackenzie
Chantelle Mackenzie
Admin – Marketing | Ray White Kaitaia/Doubtless Bay/Paihia/Kaikohe/Kawakawa

Far North Circle Real Estate Limited Licensed REAA 2008
Ray White
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EVENTS:

30 NOVEMBER – ACCORD ‘TEACHER ONLY DAY’:

  • The 3rd of the Accord days will take place: Tuesday 30th 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

2 – 3 OCTOBER 2021 NORTHLAND PERFORMING ARTS COMPETITION WHANGAREI:

Bayly and Lily Hayhurst both entered instrumental competition, hopefully still running in the beginning of October. Lily will play 2 solos and 2 duets, one of which is with her brother Bayly. Bayly will also play a solo. Wish them the best!

At this stage, we are hoping to go ahead with the competitions, but this is entirely dependent on the COVID situation as we will need to be at Level 2 or lower.  As you may be aware, we have had to cancel both our Dance Sections already.  I will of course keep you up to date as much as I can.

We are, once again, starting with a Saturday evening class. This decision has been made in order for Competition volunteers to travel here on the first day of the school holidays.  I have tried to accommodate those who contacted me with requests about availability.

Regards,

Sarah Edgecombe
Piano & Instrumental Section Convenor
www.northlandperformingarts.org.nz

HIGHLIGHTS – STUDENTS STUDYING FROM HOME:

SEND IN YOUR HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING FROM HOME!

 

We’d love to hear from our students. If you would like to share your highlights, please email through:

  • a short Blurb of a couple of sentences
  • a couple of pictures (as attachments) letting us know your ‘Highlights while you are studying from home’.

Please email through to jacquelinet@kcs.school.nz

Blessings to you all and stay safe!

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SCHOOL REMINDERS:

LUNCHES BY LIBELLE – IN SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMME:

SCHOOL UNIFORMS – ORDERING ONLINE DIRECT WITH SUPPLIER:

We are currently experiencing difficulties with the sizing of Uniforms from this supplier, which has recently owners.

The sizes have completely changed and don’t reflect NZ sizing, nor sizes that would normally be close to the age of the child, so we do recommend you trying the sizes on, at the Kaikohe Campus Office before you order /purchase any uniforms.

  • They have sent us samples for Fleece tops, so you can try them on before you order. 

We apologise for any inconvenience and are investigating an alternative but it cannot occur till next year, so we’ll have to make do for the rest of this year.

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.

MOBILE PHONES POLICY KAIKOHE CAMPUS:

We are having a crackdown on the bringing of mobile phones to school.
This has been in place since the beginning of the last term however our students need reminding.
Rules – If caught:
1st time:
  • Mobile handed to the teacher, who will take it to the front office and the student will collect it at the end of school.
2nd time +:
  • Mobile taken to the front office and kept until the end of the term and the parents are to pick the phone up.
This is to eliminate face booking, cyberbullying and distractions from schoolwork.
Let’s work together in ensuring that every tauira in this school succeeds at whatever vocation they pursue.
He waka eke noa=Everyone working together

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 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

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
Blessings to you all and stay safe!

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