THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE
Love your neighbor as yourself.
– Matthew 22:39
Tena koutou whanau ma – greetings to everyone
It is hard to believe that we are now more than halfway through the year. The term two holidays are upon us and we are looking forward to taking some time with whanau and friends, to connect with God more and to refresh for the next part of our school year.
It is with sadness that we say farewell to Kevin Low, our Head of PhysEd and Health in the secondary school. Kev is moving to a new position in Ngataki School, in the Far North where he will lead the senior part of that school. Kevin will be missed by many people here and we will be farewelling him tomorrow afternoon at our 2:00pm assembly. We wish Kevin well for this next part of his journey and understand that it is God who appoints, and that He has Kevin in the palm of His hands.
During the break we have a team coming in to replace carpets, floor coverings and wall coverings in our Art and Senior Learning areas. We are excited to see this work is taking place and we look forward to working in these refreshed environments. We are also anticipating major changes to bring new learning spaces into the school, starting with the removal of S6 classrooms and offices to make way for the new classrooms/learning spaces currently in the late stages of the design phase.
Full School Roll
Our school roll is full and with that we need to respond to high numbers in two areas of the school – New Entrants and Year 7 & 8. To address these areas we will begin a reception class for 3 days a week next term which we will use to cater for recent and any new enrolments coming into the school over the rest of the year. We will also reorganize the classes from Years 7 to 10 to balance out the numbers in each of these areas. Currently staff are identifying students who we see could benefit from moving to a new learning environment and I will be contacting whanau in the near future to get feedback about this idea.
As we head into the holidays, may the Lord be with you…
New King James Version
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
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 3:||Friday 5 August 2022||School Photos|
|Term 3:||Monday 29 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 4||Monday 24 October 2022 (Labour Day)|
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
|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. (Please note that this year elections process will not include online voting).
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
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
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.
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]
Ki-o-Rahi Tournament Year 7 and 8
P.E Year 11 – Paihia Paint Balling
The year 11 PE class had an awesome time at Paihia Paintball on Saturday. Lots of paintballs fired and many connected leaving behind their signature in the form of welts and bruises enjoy the pics!
The Holiday Programme are going to be run on the second week of holidays. Thursday 21 and Friday 22nd July at Kaikohe Christian School … If you have any further questions please email Michelle Tito Brown for more information.
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.
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.
– Isaiah 66:13
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
– Proverbs 29:25
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]
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 –
LEARNERS ONLY WEEK
Moerewa – Monday 11th – Wednesday 13
9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday 14th & Friday 15th July
9am – 1pm
RESTRICTED & FULL ONLY
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:
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!
NORTHERN DANCE ACADEMY