THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE
Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone
He mihi nui, mahana hoki kia a koutou katoa i te timata o tenei wananga tuarua – Welcome back to term two
What a ride we’ve had so far this year – such a lot of disruption. Our prayers are for peace over our nation and for us to keep our focus on the author and finisher of our faith who is mighty and able.
It is really pleasing to see such a positive start to the term – our students are showing us how ready they are for learning and attendance rates are very good. There is still a lot of pressure on numbers, particularly at the Year 7 & 8 level, and we are unfortunately still needing to operate a waiting list for whanau wanting to start at school but having to wait for a vacancy to come up.
There are several important events coming up on the school calendar, including EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom) events, Teacher Only Day, Reports and interviews and even a follow-up trip to Rotorua for our ropu Kapa Haka who will represent us at Christian Kapa Haka festival. Keep an eye on the Calendar on the website for the dates, and of course we will post dates in the newsletter as they are confirmed.
This programme is an important part of the daily routine at Kaikohe Christian School. To refresh our memories… we are part of the Ka Ora, Ka Ako (Health Lunches) programme which provides free lunches for every student in the school. The lunch menus that are provided are varied and nutritious – all students with dietary requirements are catered for as well. This is the second year we have been involved in the programme and we have seen real benefits to being part of it. In some ways we feel a bit sad that in a country like ours, we need this type of support, but the reality is that many of our whanau are finding it tough and this is exactly the type of support that helps in a practical way. To me this is a good thing. What we have found with the programme however, is that depending on the menu for the day, not all students want to eat the lunches provided, and often we have quite a lot of food left over. My opinion about that is… you get what you get, and don’t complain”. In thinking about how to manage this better I intend to send out a survey to whanau asking whether you want your children to be part of the programme or not and then we will be able to give our suppliers accurate numbers of lunches required and hopefully avoid some of the waste that is happening.
Attendance and Learning
Last term was definitely a disrupted one. In many cases our teachers have been in contact with whanau to work with our students so they remain engaged in their learning while they have been at home isolating. Unfortunately the disruptions have impacted student learning and progress and we find ourselves needing to address gaps in learning for some of our students who have struggled to cope with distance learning. Our teachers will be thinking carefully about the learning needs of our students and for some we will draw up learning plans to help them catch up – especially those at NCEA level where pace is so important.
Alongside this we want to encourage students to come every day to school (unless they are unwell). Sometimes we feel pressure from our children to ‘stay home’ for the day and we can inadvertently support them to do that. I would like to respectfully suggest that we make it hard for our children to stay at home and insist they come to school every day – it makes such a huge difference to their educational and their social well-being.
24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord lift up his countenance[a] upon you and give you peace.
Nga mihi mahana
ORDERING SCHOOL UNIFORMS
Uniform Lost property:
Items that have been collected from various classrooms have been washed, dried and can be found clean in S1. Students can come before school, during interval or lunch to collect their items.
With swimming some random articles are also turning up. Please check your child’s bag to see what they may have left behind at school.
Major areas of concern;
Footwear: Black shoes or sandals. Not slip on shoes, gum boots or non-black shoes.
Black shorts, skirts or trousers, NOT leggings, jeggings, track pants or jeans.
Second Hand Uniform:
The school has some spare second hand uniform available at no cost to you and if your child is in need of specific items do not hesitate to contact me or the Office. New uniform items are available to buy from the office. Notes or emails: Please remember to send in these if your child is out of uniform to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Van Wingerden
Like most schools we collect quite a lot of lost property – shoes, fleeces, shirts, shorts etc. We try to reconnect students to their gear but often the gear is not named and remains unclaimed. We are going to set a time each week to display all of the lost property in front of our students and hopefully this will help. We wash the unclaimed clothing and keep it as supply for students who need it from time to time. Please help by naming your children’s clothing
Unfortunately we are missing important equipment that has been supplied to students to help with their learning – specifically we are missing chromebook covers and chargers, school readers and school blazers. Would you please have a look around the house to see if any school property is there – quite often it is just a case of forgetting for example, that the charger is plugged in to the wall socket. We really appreciate your help here and look forward to receiving gear back into the school.
Although not an ideal solution, the extent of the issue we may cause us to ask whanau to reimburse us for missing equipment.
Please see below the updated uniform list:
We are experiencing a strong enquiry for enrolment at the school. Unfortunately we are limited by a Roll Cap of 156 students which means we are not permitted to go above this number. We are at capacity on the campus with a waiting list growing – it is sitting at 14 currently. If you or whanau you know are considering enrolling at Kaikohe Christian School please arrange to get enrolment documents and applications in asap to secure a place on the waiting list. We do have whanau moving to different locations during the year and we usually have students come off our roll as a result, meaning places become available during the year.
Thank you to all parents who have endeavored to ensure their children are attending school in correct uniform.
Kia Ora Parents
This Term you Dental Team is Sheryl Wright and Chantelle Alker and we will be working in your school, our days here will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We will be sending home Enrolment Forms, Consent for Treatment Forms for students up to the age of 10, the rest of the students are able to fill out paper work and give consent for treatment.
If you wish to be present for your child’s appointment please ring 0800MYTEETH and ask to be booked into the KCS appointment book please, we do encourage and welcome you to do thisJ
We had a totally successful turn out at the Kaikohe Oral Health Clinic last Term of 36 patients, a big thank you to those Parents who took advantage of thisJ
Any queries I will let you know our phone number in the next School News Letter or please come in and see us.
Sheryl & Chantelle
KEY DATES: SCHOOL TERMS
|Term 2:||Monday 2 May 2022||Friday 8 July 2022|
|Term 3:||Monday 25 July 2022||Friday 30 September 2022|
|Term 4:||Monday 17 October 2022||Friday 9 December 2022|
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
– Romans 3:23
“Children, obey your parents in everything.”
– Colossians 3:20
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
|Term 2||Tuesday 14 June 2022|
|Term 3||Tuesday 26 July 2022|
|Term 3||Tuesday 23 August 2022|
|Term 3||Tuesday 6 September 2022|
|Term 4||Tuesday 18 October 2022|
FUTURE FERNS NETBALL 2022 SEASON BEGINNING IN TERM 2 EVERY WEDNESDAY
Kia ora Koutou
Just a little save the date for you all please and to expect a shared doc this week re Future Ferns Netball 2022.
Here is the BOINC Registration Form 2022
We will start on Wednesday May 4th, from 3.15pm onwards. Games will start soon after 3.30pm.
Hoping to see lots of teams participate this season. Any thoughts or queries please let me know. Send me any staff members email address to add to my contact list.
Kaikohe East School