THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you.

1 Peter 3:9a

PRINCIPALS’ NOTICE

Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.

We are well into this second term for 2022 and are fast approaching the time where we will be reporting to you about your children’s progress and achievement at school. This is a good time for us to reflect on our goals and aspirations for our young ones, and to consider what it takes to successfully meet those goals and desires. When we send the reports home on the 27th June, there will be time set aside for us to get together to discuss these matters – to celebrate the successes and to consider how we will keep moving forward where there are areas of challenge.

In our whanau setting, where we experience challenges to progress and achievement, sometimes we need to be able to ‘see’ what the barriers may be that we can take control of. One such area that has a huge impact on this is student attendance. It is no secret that most high achieving students attend school regularly at school and most students facing challenges do not. This is a bit of a generalisation but none the less a pretty accurate assumption.

In the first five weeks of this term, our attendance averages are in the mi- eighties percent range. This is OK but not great so I am asking our whanau to not make it easy for students to stay at home when they are well enough to attend school – in fact, I would encourage you to make it difficult for them to stay at home. In the first five weeks this term, out of 160 students, we have 39 students with 100% attendance. On the other hand, we have 30 students with less than 80 % attendance. Putting that into perspective, those students have been away for 5 days or more already this term. Of course, we recognise that the times we are in bring strong challenges to our regular routines, and we are definitely wanting students to remain at home when they are unwell, but this korero is really about making sure that whenever possible, students are attending school. Kia ora.

Nga mihi mahana

David Rogers


UNIFORMS

There are a number of students regularly wearing non uniform jackets, pants, shoes etc. Where there is a need for students to be out of uniform we are asking whanau to support us by sending a note to excuse them temporarily and then address the matter quickly to have students wearing correct uniform at school.

We do have a number of ‘spares’ that we can lend to students if needed on a daily basis, and we are able to give some items to whanau who would find that helpful – come in and see us. Also, we appreciate your generosity when you send in uniform items that you no longer need – this is gratefully received.

KEY DATES:

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES

DatesEvents
Term 2:Wednesday 15th June 2022NCEA Information Hui – School Hall
Term 2:Monday 27 June 2022School Reports sent out to Caregivers
Term 2:Thursday 30 June 2022:  2:00pm to 6:00pmParent Interviews
Term 3:Friday 5 August 2022 (TBC)School Photos
Term 3: Friday 26 August 2022Teachers Only Day – No School
Term 3 & 4:            Every Wednesday – Starts Wednesday 27 July 2022                            Technology – Years 7 & 8 students (Moerewa School)

SCHOOL TERMS

Starts:Ends:
Term 2:Monday 2 May 2022Friday 8 July 2022
Term 3:Monday 25 July 2022Friday 30 September 2022
Term 4:Monday 17 October 2022Friday 9 December 2022
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – NO SCHOOL
Term 2Friday 24 June 2022 ( Matariki)
Term 4Monday 24 October 2022 (Labour Day)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                             

Term 2Tuesday 14 June 2022
Term 3Tuesday 26 July 2022
Term 3Tuesday 23 August 2022
Term 3Tuesday 6 September 2022
Term 4Tuesday 18 October 2022

Minutes: 


REMINDER

Later this year we are holding Board elections to elect Parent reps onto the Board of Trustees. This year the election process includes online voting

The following guide will help make sure we are ready for this. Basically we need to be sure we have correct information for each voter in each whanau – I have included the Frequently Asked Questions as a guide for us to follow.

ARE WE READY FOR ONLINE VOTING? 

Ngā mihi nui.  Greetings,  

Electronic Voting depends on accurate information from our school’s database.  
What we will need:
First and Last Name of each parent/caregiver
Email
Mobile phone
Home address

FAQs: 

What happens if there is a ‘family’ email address?
As long as each parent has a valid email address alongside their name, the communication can be delivered personally to them.

What happens if someone has no email address?
Information about the election can be communicated via other means. The school office will know how best to communicate with parents.  Discuss this with your returning officer.

Why do we need both email and phone?
All information must be verified. We do this mainly via email.
We authenticate via mobile phone.  (According to Statistics New Zealand, NZ has saturation coverage of mobile phones for individuals and households)   So yes, the password gets delivered to a mobile phone for immediate use.

When will I need to be ready?
We expect that final approval for electronic elections will take place by the end of May.  Ideally, if you book Full Service, expect a request for your database soon.


TEACHER ONLY DAY: Friday 26TH AUGUST 

Tena koutou whanau ma, warm greetings to everyone.

The school will be closed on Friday 26th August for a Teacher Only Day where teachers will be working with Professional Development providers to help us keep up to date with teaching practices in Literacy and Numeracy. 

Nga mihi mahana

David Rogers


THE CAR PARK BEING AN UNSAFE SAFE ZONE FOR PICK UPS

When we had that very wet day, some parents in vehicles came into the car park to pick up their children. Unfortunately visibility was so poor and children were running everywhere that it was a miracle that there wasn’t an accident. Then as the vehicles exited they were compromising the gate and exit of students catching the buses.

ORDERING SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Unfortunately, we are informing you that our uniform suppliers are currently closed due to sicknesses.  I understand there are a lot of caregivers that are still waiting for their child(rens) uniform to arrive. At present I do not know when the suppliers will re-open or if it’ll be before the end of this term.  My apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.
Regards,
Sareya Norman

FOR PARENTS AND WHANAU

NCEA/NZQA News - Welcome to Term 1

 

 

 

 

 

When: June 15 2022

Where: Room S5, Kaikohe Christian School

Kia ora whanau! You may have heard Wednesday about 2023 changes to our NZ qualifications processes for NCEA Literacy, Numeracy and NCEA Level 1, 2 & 3. This will affect students in Years 10-13 students in 2023 and schools have been having Teacher Only Days during 2021 and 2022 to have time to plan and prepare the new Ministry of Education changes.

Therefore, you are warmly invited to an important NCEA WHANAU Hui where you will have an opportunity to hear about the changes and ask questions.

Here is a useful link to more information about New Zealand’s National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) for both parents and students and the Student Exam Hub.

Please contact Yvonne Vujcich (Head of Secondary) if you have any further questions

Looking forward to seeing you then.

NCEA Parent & Student Handbook 2022: These have been handed out and discussed with Year 11-13 students today including their Course Outlines for this year. Please read through when you get some time together. Further questions can be asked at our NCEA Information hui on Wednesday June 15.

 

NCEA MATHS STUDENTS AND WHANAU

Please purchase your own Scientific calculator  Casio FX82 or Tech.inc 82ESPlus from the Warehouse as you need to do homework each night and I cannot lend out any more from school as they are often not being brought back for lessons the following day.
Note: There is homework each night – to keep up with the year course.

U11 & U13 BASKETBALL

Dates:

Every Monday until July 4th – 7 weeks.

Times:

Approx. 3.45pm until 7pm (depending on number of teams)

U11s – 3.45 to 5pm

U13s – 5 to 6.15pm

Please ensure your child arrives on time and ready to play.

Cost:

Entry costs will be confirmed once all team numbers are in.

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact Matua Kiritopa as he will be coaching both teams.

Contact details below:

Email: Kiritopaa@kcs.school.nz

Mobile: 02102602497

Regards,

Kevin Low

Health and Physical Education


KAIKOHE DENTIST

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 this

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 this

Any queries I will let you know our phone number in the next School News Letter or please come in and see us.

Thank you

Sheryl & Chantelle

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John 14:6

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Proverbs 10:7

COMMUNITY NOTICE

NORTHERN DANCE ACADEMY

Classes available in ballet, modern jazz & contemporary.
Fully qualified registered teachers with the Royal Academy of Dance (UK & worldwide) Imperial society of teachers of dancing (UK & Worldwide) New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZ) syllabus
Age 3+
Performances, Examinations, Competitions.
contact: Liz Harvey 02108471533
Liz Russell
Northern Dance Academy
Kerikeri & Mangonui
0212340337

 


Blessings to you all and stay safe!