If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

1 John 1:9


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

David Rogers


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.



Dates Events
Term 3: Friday 5 August 2022  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)


Starts: Ends:
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 4 Monday 24 October 2022 (Labour Day)



Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                             

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.


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


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.


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.
Sareya Norman



Every Monday until July 4th – 7 weeks.


The Monday basketball teams have had a great start to the season. We have now received the exact price for the fees, please see the details below.

  • Fees are set at $10 per player for the season,
  • If you could please get the fees into the school as soon as you can, that will be greatly appreciated.

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact Matua Kiritopa.

Contact details below:

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 02102602497


Kevin Low

Health and Physical Education


Kia Ora Whanau,
Is anyone in our Year 11-13 whanau interested in entering this competition? If so please check it out, discuss with a friend and whanau and let me know by Monday next week please.
Ms Vujcich


Digital tool design competition

We’re inviting students in Years 7 to 13 to help us design a digital tool that will be used to collect, measure and share wellbeing information.

Digital tool design competition – Ministry of Education

This competition is open until Friday 30 September. There are great prizes available at team and school level.

For more information see our website or email the project team at [email protected]


This a reminder to parents that we will be phoning to make appointments over the school holidays at the Kaikohe Oral Health Clinic.

If parents know they are going away please ring 0800MYTEETH to book a day that they will be back or before they go. Otherwise we will contact them.

We have 16 left to exam and then we can work out a treatment plan as to how much longer we will be here.



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Our faith can move mountains.

– Matthew 17:20


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Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

– Psalm 34:8



New Zealand Teachers’ Games Registrations ARE NOW OPEN!!

We are delighted to announce that registrations for the 2022 New Zealand Teachers’ Games are now open.  Grab your colleagues, to enter your team TODAY.   Click here to check the website and registration details.  Please share these links widely to make these games the largest to date.  

School Sport NZ, in partnership with University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand, is proud to bring you the 5th edition of the NZTG in the 2022 term 3 holidays in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Maunganui.

The New Zealand Teachers Games (NZTG) is an opportunity for educators and support staff to have fun with their colleagues, to compete seriously or socially and to enjoy each other’s company on the sports field. It provides a setting away from the pressures of school and tertiary institutions for all staff to relax, to network socially and professionally and to experience all the fun that being physically active, and part of a team can bring.

Open to anyone on the payroll of Early Childhood Centres, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, and Tertiary Institutions. With options for all levels of ability, fitness, and competitiveness, the NZTG has something for everyone so why not get a big bunch of your colleagues (or the whole team!!) together and GET YOUR GAME ON!

Sport is a big part the landscape in NZ schools and tertiary institutions. It develops culture and pride and is a key engagement vehicle for students in learning, in their institution, and within their wider community. Sport can contribute to academic and social outcomes with clear links to key curriculum competencies including Relating to Others, Participating & Contributing and Managing Self.

NZTG seeks to use sport to provide schools and tertiary institutions with team building and networking opportunities, creating positive health and well-being experiences for staff and encourages all to be a part of providing quality sport opportunities for their students.

Please contact Nicki Paterson at [email protected]nz if you have any queries

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Kia ora koutou!

Kia Ora Whanau,
Since our numbers have been quite low for the past few courses we have held in Kaikohe, we have decided to see how we go running a full week for Learners only in Moerewa.
License Dates –
Moerewa – Monday 11th – Wednesday 13
th July

9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday 14th & Friday 15th July
9am – 1pm
Moerewa – Monday 18th Friday 22nd July
9:00am – 1:00pm
Both courses will be held here at Moerewa Driver License, right next to the Moerewa BP.

It is SO important for participants to be there on the first day and on time. A lot of very important information for the licences happens first thing (including a presentation on drugs & alcohol, driver fatigue, speed and restraints)!
Info for Learners
Everyone intending to get their learner licence @ the AA Express by the end of the course must have access to:
1. Their original birth certificate or valid passport for their ID
2. A letter from IRD or your bank which states your home address on it
3. If you do not have valid photo ID, you will need to get a passport photo taken and
witnessed/signed by someone who has known you for more than two years and who is not
a whanau member
When you are ready to sit your Learner license at the AA, it costs $93.90. You can walk in any time and sit the theory test on their computer.
Info for Restricted & Full
Come prepared with your license on your person – Laurie cannot take you for a free assessment drive if you don’t have your license on you. Laurie can provide an automatic car for the free
assessment drive. If you want to drive your own car, or a manual car, you need to bring a registered and warranted vehicle for the assessment drive. These free assessment drives are such a neat opportunity to get to know what the tester is looking for, and to get some primo tips on how to pass with flying colours!! When you’re ready to do the real thing, the Restricted License test costs $134.80 and the Full

License test costs $109.50. You need to book the official test at your local AA Express.
We also have the learner material for Class 2 Heavy Traffic (trucks) and Motorcycle which you can
study for free; HT Class 2 Full license training and endorsement for $1,000.00 GST inc.onsite here in

Motorcycle Basic Handling Skills – $120 –
F Endorsement – $250.00
OSH – $250
Refresher – $180
F Endorsement & OSH – $350.00 for both
Wheels, Rollers & Tracks – $300
inc GST (bookings for this are based at our Moerewa site)

Dates for courses 2022:
Forklift – Wednesday 28th June 2022
9am – 2pm
Wheels, Tracks & Rollers – Friday 29th June
9am – 1pm
Basic Handling Skills – Tuesday 19th July
9am – 10am
H.T Class 2 Full ONLY – Thursday 14th – Friday 15th July
9am – 2pm.
Our office details:
Office: 021 404 187
Email Lizzie: [email protected]
Premises: 52-54 Main Road Moerewa
We are open between 9:00am – 3:00pm
Very happy to answer any questions you may have! 
Nga Mihi


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


Blessings to you all and stay safe!