THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE
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.
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
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES
|Term 3:||Friday 16 September||Daffodil Day – Gold Coin Mufti Day|
|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:||Monday 25 July 2022||Friday 30 September 2022|
|Term 4:||Monday 17 October 2022||Friday 9 December 2022|
|Term 3:||Monday 26 September (One-off public holiday)|
|Term 4:||Monday 24 October 2022 (Labour Day)|
NCEA STUDENT NOTICE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
|Term 4||Tuesday 18 October 2022|
KAIKOHE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2022 ELECTIONS
PARENT ELECTION NOTICE
Kaikohe Christian School
School Board Elections – Parent Elections Results Declaration
Parent representative votes:
- Michael Norman 25
- Kathryn Paraone 17
- Josiah Shaw 14
- Donald Crichton 9
Invalid Votes 0
I hereby declare the following duly elected:
Michael Norman & Kathryn Paraone
STAFF ELECTION NOTICE
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
STUDENT ELECTION NOTICE
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
- Debra Kingi
- Tiana Paraone
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]
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 30th 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,
022 308 5231
Head of Primary
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.
WHY IS PHOTOLIFE EMAILING KEYCODES THIS YEAR?
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
For the word of the Lord is right and true.
– Psalm 33:4
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
– Psalm 119:105
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!!
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]