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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE

The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

Psalm 119:130

CARE FOCUS: I am making sure that I treat others with respect and kindness.


 PRINCIPAL’S NOTICE

Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.
I need to draw your attention to a challenge we are currently facing in the school and to ask for your support as we work to address it with our students.
Simply put, some of our students, mostly in the Year 7 to 10 classes but possibly others as well, are bringing vapes to school and smoking. We know it is happening because we have been able to work with some who have admitted to doing so and we are pleased to have their commitment to stop doing this. Others we know about through reliable testimony but there is a lot of deception and denial taking place so we feel this is a deeper issue than just the vaping that we need your support with.
Vaping comes into the same category as other illegal substances in the school and we have been taking the step to stand students down when vaping occurs. Like any area of misconduct, the goal is to have the activity stop and that students are repentant and working with us to address the area of concern. We do this with Godly counsel, prayer and support. We are effective when we, the students and whanau are working towards achieving positive outcomes and sometimes this is a long and challenging journey – but doing it together is the key. Sometimes, sadly, we are not successful with achieving a change and in this situation we seek the counsel of the Board of Trustees to give us direction and make recommendations or conditions about continuing enrolment.
I would like to ask that you have conversations with your young ones and help reinforce the message that vaping is not permitted at school and that it is a real health hazard, especially for youth. I would also ask that if you have any concerns that your young one might be vaping that you raise it with them and ask to check their bags before they head off to school. Please also keep us in the loop if you have concerns so we can work together on this one.
Nga mihi mahana
David Rogers

 KEY DATES:

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES

Dates Events
Term 4: Starts Monday 31st October 2022- After School Volley Ball Development – Years 5-10 (4 week module)
Term 3 & 4:             Every Wednesday – Starts Wednesday 27 July 2022                             Technology – Years 7 & 8 students (Moerewa School)
Term 4: Friday 18th November 2022 Touch Fest Year 7-8
Term 4: Thursday 24th November 2022 Transition Day for Students & Teachers 1-9
Term 4: Friday 25th November 2022 Senior Prizegiving Year 9-13
Term 4: Thursday 1st December – Friday 2nd December 2022 Survivor Camp Year 7-8
Term 4: Tuesday 6th December 2022 Survival Camp Year 5-6
Term 4: Thursday 8th December 2022 Junior Prizegiving Year 1-8

SCHOOL TERMS

Starts: Ends:
Term 4: Monday 17 October 2022 Friday 9 December 2022

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

Kia ora e te whanau,
Te Kotahitanga o nga Kura o Kaikohe are running a 6 week training programme.
This programme is for everyone to continue to build and maintain their fitness levels over the summer months. Training will be held at Northland College on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6.00am – 7.00am. Shower facilities and breakfast are provided then head to your own school from there around 7.45am Training will be taken by a number of coaches from our community. There will be a fitness component as well and games to make it fun. First training is this Thursday 20th October. Nau mai Haere mai!!!
Nga mihi mahana,
Kiritopa Allen

VOLLEYBALL

Kia Ora Whanau,
Here is the link to register …….. for volleyball:
and it will take you to the form

Nga mihi mahana


 PRIMARY TRIP

BEACH DAY BEACH DAY BEACH DAY   

Dear whānau,

As an end of year reward the Primary school, and possibly some secondary classes, are heading to Paihia beach (Te Ti side) on Wednesday 7th December for our annual beach day. The school shall be providing sun screen for all tamariki as well as the broad brimmed hats for protection. School kai will also be available for tamariki. Additional whānau will need to bring their own kai.

We have always been able to make this trip happen thanks to parents providing transport and so again we are asking for support. 

It is compulsory for all adults that are driving to have a full driving license and for the vehicle to have a current warrant of fitness. It takes approximately 2 weeks for a check to be completed. Please complete the reverse side of this letter and return it to the class teacher by Friday 18th November so that we can plan accordingly.

 Nga mihi,

David Prickett

Head of Primary


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Kia Ora  Whanau,
Here is an invitation to our Christmas celebration on Sunday December 25th 9:30am at the Kaikohe Christian School.
Mike Shaw

CEO Celebration Trust

PO Box 235 – Kaikohe

Phone +64 9 405 3996

Cell     +64 21 842 302

www.heartofthenorth.co.nz


 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                           

Term 4 Tuesday 18 October 2022

Minutes: 


 STUDENTS WRITING

 

“Did you hear that?” Kalani looked around to see if anyone was there. Walking in the damp, dark bush, I hear footsteps that are coming closer and closer. I was too terrified to even carry on walking. Taking a deep breath, I think. What is gonna happen to me? I really don ‘t want to die.  

 

Terrified, still wondering if I’m going to make it out of this bush by the day time, I stopped to sit down and take a rest, I must have fallen asleep. Next thing I knew it was the middle of the night and I was in a cave. Wait, what was that?  A scream asking for help –  wait I hear it again looking around no one there to be seen.

 

Walking really slowly and quietly, asking God to help me and making sure I get out of this cave safely. Looking around everywhere to see if anyone is following me. Suddenly I see a black shadow run past my eyes. My heart started beating in my ears. Walking so slow looking to see what that black shadow was, really  hoping that I won’t end up dying in this cave alone. Suddenly I feel something grabbing my arm. I started to scream.

 

Screaming for my life I slowly turned around to see what grabbed my arm. There was no one there. So I carried on walking. I still had a really long way to go. I could not see what was in front of me. I thought my life was gonna end, when something grabbed my arm. 

 

Carrying on walking and there were 2 pathways, I didn’t know which one to walk through. I went through the second one and there was that black shadow that ran past me again. I tried to act like I wasn’t scared, to see if the shadow would come to me. to see who it is. 

 

The black shadow started walking towards me slowly. I looked at the shadow and started running and the shadow started running after me. I was running so fast like it was the end of my life because I didn’t even know who the black shadow was. I ran the wrong way and ended up at a dead end. Suddenly the black shadow walked up to me and everything went black.

I whispered please God look after my family and keep them safe.

 

Taitokerau Pickering

 

 


 

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For nothing will be impossible with God.

Luke 1:37 


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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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