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When a man’s ways are at peace with the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

                                                                                                                                                                   Proverbs 16:7




Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.



Today I want to continue to emphasise the importance of attending school every day. Please take a stand with us to encourage this important habit. I have discussed previously how it is often easier to be lenient with our young ones when they ask to stay home for the day, but I would like to remind us all that there is a learning impact with any absence. If you are facing requests to “stay home” my encouragement to you is to make it hard for your child to stay home by insisting that they go to school (unless of course they are unwell).


Unfortunately I am needing to respond to a challenge we are facing with how our students care for their learning devices, specifically their Chromebooks. With our primary children this is not such an issue because the classroom teachers are able to manage the storage and retrieval within their classroom settings. For our Year 9 to 13 students we need to rely on them to take great responsibility in the care of these expensive devices. With regret, there is a significant number of damaged and missing devices that we now need to repair if possible, or to replace them if they can’t be repaired. As a result we will need to charge a deposit for these devices for our Year 9 to 13 students. I will send a letter home explaining the charge (refundable at the end of the year) to provide clarity for whanau.

1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.


Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
David Rogers



Dates Events
Term 1: Friday 17 March 2023 Teacher Only Day
Term 1: Every Tuesdays-Thursdays 2023 Swimming Year 1-8
Term 1: Every  Fridays Swimming Year 9
Term 1: Every Mondays Swimming Year 10
Term 1: Monday 27 March – Wednesday 29 March 2023 Primary School Camp to Auckland Year 1-8
Term 1: Wednesday 22 March – Friday 24 March 2023  Middle School Camp (Ms Baines and Mrs Whiu) Class


Starts: Ends:
Term 1: Tuesday 31st January 2023  Thursday 7th April 2023


Tena koutou whanau ma,

This is advanced notice that we will be closing the school for a Teacher Only Day to participate with our local Community of Learning (Kahui Ako) in a Literacy focussed Professional Learning event on Friday 17th March 2023.
Nga mihi mahana
David Rogers

BIKE SAFETY  “No Helmet On Head, It Goes In The Shed”

If your children are riding their bikes to school they MUST WEAR A HELMET, If NO HELMET is been worn, parents will be notified to come and collect their children bikes. It is confirmed that students have been seen wheeling on  the main road without a HELMET but with there helmets attached to their handle bars not on their heads.. Please ensure they have one on before leaving home!!

Nga mihi mahana


NCEA 2022 Results: Congratulations to all our Year 11-13 students who achieved their NCEA certificates last year. We are proud of you and the results you worked hard to achieve.
Year 13: NCEA L3 100% achieved with one merit endorsement
Year 12: NCEA L2 100% achieved with one merit endorsement
Year 11: 100% Literacy & 100% Numeracy 10 credit requirement was met
               NCEA L1: 90% achieved, with 60% gaining merit endorsement and 10 gaining excellence endorsement
Review and Reconsiderations: All students will have received their graded external exams, scanned to their nzqa learner login, including their NCEA Results.  If students want get an exam paper re-marked, please talk to your subject teacher about it first and see me about the process and I will help you.
We will all face challenges this year, but it is how we respond to the challenges, our resilience, and our planning together to overcome them that will determine the outcomes.  Therefore, the  secondary department is meeting together regularly in the first six weeks of this term to analyse our data and discuss our goals for our learners this year. I will inform you the goals we set mid way through the term. Please contact me (0274915218) if you would like to add your thoughts and suggestions, your input will be listened to and valued. Kia ora!

NorthTec & QRC Trades Course for 2023:

Some of our Year 12 & 13 students have career interests in the Trades and we are supporting them to achieve their career goals.

QRC (Hospitality) students have been informed and they start their course next Tuesday 21st Feb. Pick up by van at school 8:40 am to travel to QRC Paihia and drop off back at school 2:45 pm

NorthTec: Venue: Raumanga, Whangarei, 9 – 2 pm

Due to the current conditions and the fact that a national State of Emergency has been declared all courses this week are cancelled.

Start date of your respective academies will now be as follows:


CONSTRUCTION Academy   – Thursday, 23 February

               AUTOMOTIVE Academy – Friday, 24 February

               HAIR and BEAUTY Academy – Friday, 24 February

               Health Academy – Wednesday, 8 March

All students enrolled in courses have been notified via email by NorthTec. Please check emails and read the information provided. If you have any further questions, please contact me (0274915218) if you have any questions regarding the travel arrangement, pick up and drop off.

I would like to remind all our students that commitment to high attendance for these courses and their school courses on other days is essential for their achievement, participation and success. I pray you will all love the practical and theoretical learning on site and gain lots of new knowledge and great results this year.

Nga mihi mahana, Whaea Yvonne


Auckland Camp

Tena Koutou whanau ma,

As we near our camp to Auckland, we would like to invite you to a shared kai and presentation on
Wednesday 1st March, that shall cover the agenda for camp. The greet/meet and shared kai will start
at 5.30pm in the hall with the camp agenda being shared at 6pm. It shall also be an opportunity to ask
questions to the specific teacher leading your child’s programme as they are quite different;

● Year one to four children shall spend most of camp together, led by Mrs Vesey and Mrs
● The year 5 and 6 children shall be spending their camp as a class, led by Whaea Jenny but shall
be ice skating with Whaea Lana’s class.
● Aroha Class (Whaea Lana’s year 7 and 8’s) shall be working in small groups to navigate through
the city; each group will be supervised with an accompanying adult.
The meeting is not compulsory but strongly advised, however the adults that are helping on camp are
expected to attend a briefing at 6.30-7pm after the open presentation to run through the agenda and
responsibilities. These adults have already been allocated.

Camp Payment
The cost is $60 per child. However, if you have more than one child attending the camp the cost is $30
per child.
Payments can be made at the school office OR online using the school bank details:
Kaikohe Christian School
ASB 12-3097-0297165-00
Bank Reference: Please ensure that you add your child’s name.

We know that costs can be an issue so Psalm in the office is able to arrange regular installments
spread throughout the year if this is requested. Unless arrangement has been made with Psalm, we
expect all fees to be paid in full by Wednesday 22nd March.
Attached is a list of all equipment required for the camp. Please ensure that all equipment is packed
into a small suitcase or appropriate bag and everything is clearly named.
We also require a food allergy form to be completed for the chef at our camp accommodation. Please
complete this fully only if your child has dietary requirements such as coeliac disease, diabetes or a
dairy intolerance etc and return it to the class teacher.

Many thanks,

David Prickett and Primary Team


Urupukapuka CampTena Koutou whanau ma,

A Middle School camp has been arranged this term at Urupukapuka Island for both Excel (Mrs Baines) and Courage (Mrs Whui) classes. The camp shall run from Wednesday 22nd March (week 8) until Friday 24th March.

The intention is for our students to develop stronger relationships across the middle school cohort as there are greater mixed curricular activities planned throughout this year, as well as learning about the historical significance of this island, the many Pa sites that are located and to experience ‘survival’ and gathering of kai moana.  

The cost is $30 per child. 

Payments can be made at the school office OR online using the school bank details:

Kaikohe Christian School

ASB 12-3097-0297165-00

Bank Reference: Please ensure that you add your child’s name.  

We know that costs can be an issue so Psalm in the office is able to arrange regular installments spread throughout the year if this is requested.

Further information shall follow but for now we would like confirmation of those attending to ensure that booking numbers are precise. If you decide to not send your child to camp you shall need to make alternative arrangements for them at home.

PLEASE, return the attached response slip to the school office by Friday of week 3 (17th Feb). We shall assume that non-returned slips imply that children shall not be attending camp.

Many thanks,

David Prickett


Kia ora,

We are absolutely delighted to be sharing some news with you…

After over a year in the making, we have signed up to a new supplier… ourselves! This was a direct answer to feedback from schools, communities and tamariki around the country, and we hope you get as excited about it as we are!

I have attached some preliminary information for you to share with your school community or internal teams.

As this is a new initiative, we are doing a soft launch throughout Term 1 of this year and will be rolling it out to various Lunch by Libelle schools each week.

Closer to the time, your local Operations Manager will be in touch to give you more information and answer any questions you might have. In the meantime, have a nosy at the attached and feel free to respond via email with any questions.

Warm regards,

The Lunch by Libelle Team


PS – on a personal note, I’d like to send all of my love and warm wishes to those affected by the horrific events that have unfolded over the past week in the North Island. Our hearts go out to all of you.


Zoe Fisher (Tietze)

Marketing & Communications Manager

021 226 8122


Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                           

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