THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE

God made us. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good things. 

 Ephesians 2:10a

CARE FOCUS: I am being a supportive and kind friend.


PRINCIPAL NOTICE

Tena koutou whanau ma, warm greetings to everyone.
Welcome back to this third term. What a wet start we are having.
There are some important things to bring everyone up to speed about so this notice is primarily about that.
For the first five weeks I am away from the school supporting my wife who is undergoing treatment for a medical condition. In my absence, David Prickett is acting Principal. I am still able to be contacted by email and I check these daily. Please feel free to contact me if you need to, otherwise David and Yvonne Vujcich are able to assist you on site.
Later on this term we welcome Paul Atkins onto our staff. Paul is taking over from Kevin Low and will begin here on the 22nd August. We want to once again thank Kevin for his work in the school and especially for all of the extra things he does every day to support others and help to make the place run smoothly.
Blessings to all
David Rogers
PRINCIPAL

 KEY DATES:

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES

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)
Term 3: Friday 2 September 2022  Primary trip to Te Ahurea (Kerikeri)

SCHOOL TERMS

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

 


NCEA STUDENT NOTICE

Success for ALL: We need YOU! I am reaching out to whanau to help us support your students do their best effort ever this term. Why? Firstly, It is a very an important term and having a strong academic commitment will be necessary for the best learning successes. Secondly, disruption through illnesses in Terms 1 & 2 has had a significant impact across the country, and NZQA are looking into the impact of learning to date. For your information, our Term 1 & 2 student attendance ranged between 40-85%. This very low rate is presenting significant challenges both for our learning programs and for students to achieve enough course credits this year. Therefore, I am reaching out to the whanau to support us by ensuring your students are doing homework each night for all their subjects, are prepared with all books and equipment, are not staying up too late on computer games/social media and are attending school on time everyday. We can accelerate the learning progress this way and I am sure your input and support from home will make a significant difference to the overall learning success outcomes. If your student is unwell and cannot attend school, please notify the school office by 9 am. Remember, students are able to access their learning online to keep up. Please contact me if you have any concerns or questions regarding NCEA or your student’s courses.
Nga mihi mahana,
Yvonne Vujcich

 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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

Minutes: 


KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2022 ELECTIONS

PARENT ELECTION NOTICE

Please see below the following parent representatives who have been
nominated:

  • Donald Crichton
  • Josiah Shaw
  • Kathryn Paraone
  • Mike Norman

You may vote for up to two candidates. Voting forms will be posted out.

  1. If posting your voting paper, post it to:Returning Officer
    Address PO Box 235, Kaikohe Christian SchoolIf posted, your vote must be received by the returning officer no later than 5 days after the date of the election. Try to post it as early as possible as New Zealand Post has reduced postal delivery days in most areas.
  2. If delivering your voting paper, deliver it to:Returning Officer
    52 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe 0405You must deliver it before 4pm on Wednesday 7th September 2022.

 Voting closes on Wednesday 7th September 2022 at 4pm.

  1. Voting papers may not be emailed or faxed as attachments.

Signed

S Norman

Returning Officer


STUDENT ELECTION NOTICE

Nominations are open for the election of one student representative to the school board.

Nomination forms will be issued to all eligible students from Years 9 to 13, Wednesday 24th August 2022.

Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 7th September 2022.

As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.

Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday 21st September 2022.


FOR PARENTS AND WHANAU

PHOTOLIFE
Your child’s school photos will be taken at Kaikohe Christian School on Friday 5th August… Please order online at https://photolife.co.nz/
  • $17 – $20 Class Photos
  • $25 Small Family Pack
  • $30 Larger Family Pack
 

OTHER SCHOOL EVENTS

CROSS COUNTRY

Our cross country event is next Tuesday 9th August.  Starting at 9:30 with worship in the Hall and races begin at 10am. All Christian Schools have been invited as well as local Kaikohe schools. At the moment we have about 200 students in Yr1-10 competing. We need whanau support!

Can whanau please donate cakes and biscuits to help with Primary camp fundraising.  These foods will be sold on the day of the event. If donations can be brought in on Monday 8th August and handed to whaea Joey.
If parents can help with the selling of food we would love the support.
Nga mihi aroha,
David Prickett

TEACHERS ONLY DAY

(Please note the date has been changed and updated below).

Tena koutou whanau ma, warm greetings to everyone.

The school will be closed on Monday 29th 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


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.

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]govt.nz


PRIMARY NOTICE

We start another exciting and very busy term. Our topic theme is God is Creative. Cross curricular learning will include the following content:

  • Traditional Māori skills and marae protocol
  • Keeping cultures alive
  • Recognizing our own strengths, developing resilience: Hoani Hipolite (Police Community Officer) shall be delivering a ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ programme
  • Serving others
  • Fantasy story writing and poetry
  • Marine based artwork
  • Scientific classification and diversity
  • Mathematical reasoning

We aim to include a marae visit, clay making, recycled artwork, weaving and eeling.

  • If you can help our tamariki in any capacity, please let me know; we would love to have more whanau engagement!
  • Homework shall include weekly spellings as well as a maths or literacy task. Homework must be completed and handed in every Thursday.

For the first five weeks of the term, I shall be taking a step back from classroom teaching as I am stepping into the principal’s role whilst Mr Rogers is taking some time out to support his wife with medical matters. They would both greatly appreciate your prayers.

Tracey Robinson shall be teaching the Year 5 and 6 class every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I will continue to teach the class every Monday and Wednesday.

Please ensure that your child has a full change of PE clothes to change into. If it is light rain we shall continue to go out and run.

Dates for the diary

  • We are hosting a regional cross-country event on Tuesday 9th August (week 3)
  • Ohaeawai cross country on Wednesday 17th August (week 4)
  • Planned Yr 1-8 trip to visit Te Ahurea
  • Orienteering event Yr 1-8 Friday 23rd September (week 9)
  • Ki o rahi mixed tournament 7-13 Friday 23rd September (week 9)
  • Whanau Day 29th September (week 10)

Primary students shall showcase their learning by running different Classrooms will be open to share work AND we will be running a fundraiser for Primary trips/camp.

There is a 7 week after school Ki-o-rahi tournament/community module starting on Wednesday 10th August which is free and aimed at engaging whanau across our community. It finishes on 21st September with a tournament. There are two grades, Year 5&6 and Year 7&8. The event is being run by Komene Marino.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or give me a call.

Nga mihi aroha,

David Prickett

022 308 5231

Head of Primary

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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

– Ephesians 4:29

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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

– 2 Corinthians 4:18


COMMUNITY NOTICE

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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https://www.instagram.com/nzteachersgames/


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!