THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 9:
VALUE FOCUS: Compassion SKILL FOCUS: Co-operation GOD IS OUR PROVIDER!
“He has shown you oh man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
PROTECTION MEMORY VERSE:
Psalm 91 is the perfect promise to declare daily.
May the prayers of His people arise!
2021 Term 3:
- ENDS: Friday 1 October
2021 Term 4:
- STARTS: Monday 18 October
- ENDS: Friday 10 December
- 30 November Accord Teacher Training Day Both Campuses
- 2 – 3 October Northland Performing Arts Competition Whangarei
- 4-8 & 11-15 October Free Holiday Spring Surf Program Tutukaka & Taupo Bay
For further details please see below the heading EVENTS:
COVID ALERT LEVEL 2 WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FOR OUR SCHOOL:
Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.
School Opened: Thursday 9th September
The full FAQ information is available here:
We are committed to doing everything we can to protect our School Community and assist the Government to get us back to ‘normal’ as soon as possible.
- We find in the Bible, in Romans 13, guidance from the Apostle Paul about obeying those who rule over us. He recognises God has appointed the authorities to look after the people, and although (sadly) many governments use this power to govern in opposition to God’s law, we are guided to obey our leaders in matters such as this. We are a witness to our community of the love of Christ and we are to reflect the in-dwelling Jesus through our conduct towards others.
- Our school is open for all students.
- Only exceptions: students who are sick, in isolation awaiting Covid test results or imuno compromised
- School buses are running
- Students and staff maintain appropriate physical distancing
- Good hygiene practices observed: washing / drying hands, sanitising, safe cough and sneeze protocols
- Rooms temperature controlled within recommended range of 18 to 20 degrees, with good ventilation
- Mask wearing strongly recommended for students and staff but not mandatory
- Regular sanitisation, cleaning of surfaces, rooms, high contact surfaces and equipment
- School Entrance Gates are closed to vehicles
- If parents are dropping students off at the gate they do not need to contact trace (unless they enter the school grounds) For safety purposes we will designate a ‘Drop-off’ area at the Waimate Campus inside the gates
- For Ministry of Health Contact Tracing: All visitors who enter beyond the School gates will be required to sign in and out with the Sign-in App or filling in the Contact Tracing Register at the office counter.
- For normal School Security: Also sign in / out on Vistab tablet at the Office front desk
- Visitors to school will not be given access beyond the School Office: In special circumstances whanau can make a prior arrangement with Office Staff, to pick children up but must wait at the Office for the children to be collected. Please keep this to a minimum and emergencies otherwise please be patient and wait for School to finish, like everyone else and remain outside the School Gate, as urgent messages also come in for children, at that time and we don’t want to risk children not getting those messages and being left stranded at school
- All visitors who have been allowed access by Office staff, will be advised it is a requirement they maintain physical distancing of 2 metres minimum
For students and adults who appear to be unwell, decisions to send people home will take into account if they are unwell or may have asthma, allergies, hay fever or other conditions with similar symptoms. If they do not pose a risk to others they may not need to go home
Thank you for partnering with us to keep our School and Communities safe
Nga mihi mahana
David Rogers – Principal
SCHOOL PHOTOS – PHOTOLIFE VISIT FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021 KAIKOHE CAMPUS:
Photolife will be coming to the Kaikohe Campus to take School Class and Sibling Photos.
It was the only date available and unfortunately coincided with the Waimate North Campus School Trip.
- We tried to arrange other dates for Waimate North Campus but they could not be accommodated by Photolife.
Class Photos: Envelopes were sent home for you to order Photos.
Payments Back to School Office:
- Please complete the Photolife Envelope details and place your payment inside the envelope or complete the required details if paying by Online payment to Photolife and return to the Kaikohe Campus School Office by Wednesday 10 November 2021 – 10 am.
- You must have the correct change in the envelope if paying by Cash.
- Our School only hands over the completed envelopes to Photolife on the morning of the day. We do not handle any payments and we cannot provide any change.
Please contact the School Office on 09 4011 873 to arrange for a Sibling Envelope for your child/children and again all envelopes must be handed into the Kaikohe Campus Office by no later than Wednesday 10 November 2021 – 10 am.
Photos will be taken at:
- Kaikohe Campus: 10.30 am approximately
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office 09 4011 873
Jacqueline Te Huia (Office Administrator) Kaikohe Campus
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.
Piano & Instrumental Section Convenor
4 – 8 OCTOBER & 11 – 15 OCTOBER FREE HOLIDAY SPRING SURF PROGRAM TUTUKAKA & TAUPO BAYS:
Blessings to you all and stay safe!
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 changed 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:
- 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.
MOBILE PHONES POLICY KAIKOHE CAMPUS:
- Mobile handed to the teacher, who will take it to the front office and the student will collect it at the end of school.
- Mobile taken to the front office and kept until the end of the term and the parents are to pick the phone up.
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
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
SAY GOODBYE TO CHEQUES:
- Please be advised that our School will no longer be able to accept Cheques as a form of payment.
PAYMENTS TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE:
Please be informed that Payments to the School, can be made the following ways:
- Online (by preference)
- EFTPOS. However we don’t accept School Fees via EFTPOS.
- 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,
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