THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE
Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is
what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.
– 1 Peter 3:9b
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 mid- 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
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.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES
|Term 2:||Wednesday 15th June 2022||NCEA Information Hui – School Hall|
|Term 2:||Monday 27 June 2022||School Reports sent out to Caregivers|
|Term 2:||Thursday 30 June 2022: 2:00pm to 6:00pm||Parent Interviews|
|Term 3:||Friday 5 August 2022 (TBC)||School Photos|
|Term 3:||Friday 26 August 2022||Teachers Only Day – No School|
|Term 3 & 4:||Every Wednesday – Starts Wednesday 27 July 2022||Technology – Years 7 & 8 students (Moerewa School)|
|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|
|Term 2||Friday 24 June 2022 ( Matariki)|
|Term 4||Monday 24 October 2022 (Labour Day)|
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
|Term 2||Tuesday 21 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|
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
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
THE CAR PARK BEING AN UNSAFE SAFE ZONE FOR PICK UPS
ORDERING SCHOOL UNIFORMS
FOR PARENTS AND WHANAU
NCEA MATHS STUDENTS AND WHANAU
U11 & U13 BASKETBALL
Every Monday until July 4th – 7 weeks.
Approx. 3.45pm until 8pm (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.
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:
Health and Physical Education
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.
Sheryl & Chantelle
Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18
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