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.

Classroom Upgrades

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…

Numbers 6:24-26

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.” ’

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:  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)


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. (Please note that this year elections process will not include online voting).  


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


Your child’s school photos will be taken at Kaikohe Christian School on Friday 5th August… Please order online at
$17 – $20 Class Photos
$25 Small Family Pack
$30 Larger Family Pack

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]

Tēnā Koe

Ki-o-Rahi Tournament Year 7 and 8

Last week on Thursday we took two teams to Tautoro to compete in a tournament. Overall the day was fantastic. Each game that was played by our ‘Give it a Go’ team they improved their tactics and confidence. Standout players were Gianni and Zoe. Our ‘In it to Win It’ team played well. They worked as a team to do their best. Their last game, playing for third place, was a fight to the very end. It was indeed an action-packed high intensity game. I am proud of the way they played. Player of the day goes to Charlie. Tautoro came out overall champions for good reason: they had excellent skills and strategies, worked well as a team and displayed exemplary sportsmanship. If something happened to an opposition player, they would show awhi and check that they were okay.
It never feels good to lose. In the face of defeat we must guard our hearts. We don’t let bitterness or bad attitudes cloud our minds. We respect those who beat us, say ‘well done’, reflect and look to the future to learn and to grow and to become better.
Well done Tautoro School for putting on a fantastic day that ran smoothly and was enjoyed by all. You deserve to be called Champions of the Tournament. We look forward to playing again…
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May be an image of 7 people, people standing and outdoors

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!

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May be an image of 2 people, people standing and outdoors May be an image of 1 person and outdoors May be an image of 4 people and people standing


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.

[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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As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.

– Isaiah 66:13⁣ 


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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]nz if you have any queries

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It is with great pleasure that, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the 48th New Zealand Secondary Schools…

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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:
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!