For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.

– Psalm 50:10

CARE FOCUS: I am making sure that I am on time.


Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.

As you may know, I have been away from school for the past five weeks supporting Joanna to receive medical treatment. Thank you for your gracious prayers and support.


We have welcomed Paul Atkins into the school recently. Paul has taken up the Head of Physical Education and Health position vacated by Kevin Low and Paul is already up and running, fitting easily into the everyday life of the school.


This week we see the removal of the classroom and office space we call S6 – you may know it as the ‘Shaw House’. This building is being removed to make way for a new building that will include four learning spaces, office, kitchen and ablutions. We are very excited to see this development finally underway and ask that you lift this project up in prayer, to see it through to completion with excellence and without hassle or interruption. We thank God for His provision and the doors He has opened and we thank our Proprietors for being faithful in their work to modernise our learning environments and facilities.

During this time we will need to manage hazards and take extra care to keep our whanau safe on-site. Please be aware that this is a construction area, and although it will be cordoned off, we would like whanau to support us with messaging to young ones to keep clear and also to report any hazards that are noticed.

Student Conduct

From time to time we need to bring correction to students who are making poor choices. In most cases these are minor matters and are resolved quickly in mutually respectful ways but occasionally we need to address higher level inappropriate behaviours with students. When this happens we seek to contact you and bring you into the process so we can work together to address these matters. Please support us by ensuring we have up to date and correct contact numbers (for example, when you change phones/numbers).

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.


Recently, students and teachers from the school have begun visiting the aged care home to share their company with senior citizens living there. Senior students with the guidance or Mr Prickett have initiated this outreach which has been received with joy by the folk where our students are visiting. We plan to build on this activity by having a different group of students visiting once a week and sharing our stories, songs and company.

Nga mihi mahana



Dates Events
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)


Starts: Ends:
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)



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


Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                           

Term 3 Tuesday 23 August 2022
Term 3 Tuesday 6 September 2022
Term 4 Tuesday 18 October 2022




Please see below the following parent representatives who have been

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

Voting for the Parent elections has closed.

The election results will be advertised in next weeks school newsletter.


S Norman

Returning Officer


Kaikohe Christian School

School Board Elections

Staff Elections Results Declaration – (no voting election required)

At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received, I hereby declare the following duly elected:

  • David Prickett

S Norman

Sareya Norman

Returning Officer


Nominations have closed at noon on Wednesday 7th September 2022.

Voting forms will be issued to all eligible students from Years 9 to 13.

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

Please see below the nominated candidates for the 2022 student elections:

  • Jalyssa Shaw
  • Manaia George Hogg
  • Deborah Kingi
  • Tiana Paraone


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


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.

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

  • 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. 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


Tēnā koutou e ngā kaitautoko o tēnei tima,
Our 1st XV Girls Rugby team have won their fifth straight game after beating Kerikeri High School 59-12. This team is now sitting on top of the table with one more round robin game before the Semi finals.
Our next game will be against Bay of Island College on Monday, September 12th.
Venue: Northland College, Field 1
Time: 4:00pm, Monday (12/09/2022)
Game: Te Kotahitanga o ngā Kura o Kaikohekohe vs Bay of Island College
Haere mai ki te tautoko i wā koutou tamariki mokopuna. Mā te tautoko ka hiki i te kaha, ka hiki i te wairua o ngā kōtiro kia tae pai rātou ki te whiringa whāiti. Mauri ora!


PhotoLife have emailed your child(rens) unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase the 2022 School Photos.       ***FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday  18TH SEPTEMBER*** Please keep an eye on your trash / spam folder.

A master list of the School’s Key Codes have been given to the school office.  If you have any queries please contact the office.


Easier and more efficient  for Parents – Hi PhotoLife, Thank you for the email.   I have missed out on previous school photos due to not receiving the order form in previous years, but this was a seamless and much easier process, it was amazing!

Free Delivery Expiry Date is highlighted in the email

No administration needed by School Office or Teachers in handing out codes

Emails sent by a “real person” so any queries emailed back from parents are resolved quickly by PhotoLife

100% more environmentally friendly – minimising paper; printing inks and printing process

This year a higher number of Students are Absent so this system does ensure the Key Code gets to the parents regardless

Less chance of transmission of  Covid Virus on physical paper


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An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.

– Proverbs 14:5


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You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

– 1 John 4:4




Kia Ora,

We here at Northland Rugby are excited to announce that children aged 5-14 go free, in general admission areas to all NPC home games! They will need a paying adult with them. We have had some amazing sponsors step up and support this and we are so excited!

We would love to get as many kids as possible to the games!!

Ngā mihi

Tash Millar

Office Manager/Administration Support

Northland Rugby Union | 136 Riverside Drive, Whangarei | PO Box 584, Whangarei 0140

P: 09 438 4743 | M: 027 318 2469


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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Blessings to you all and stay safe!