Freely you have received, freely give.

Matthew 10:8b


Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone

Welcome back everyone – he mihi mahana ki a koutou i te wahanga hou.

It is good to be back with our students and whanau, and we are excited to continue carrying out the Lord’s work in this place. I think it is important for us to reflect and consider how important our Christian Schools are in general, and this school is in particular, for maintaining core values and truths, and for serving others in our community in a way that points to our Lord of hope, Jesus.

There are many events and activities planned for our students this term. Already we have had our senior students complete a communications course to better prepare them for transition from school to further training, employment or tertiary studies.

Also coming up this term is a ‘Local History’ trip for most of our senior school to local marae to engage with our community knowledge and experiences that have helped to shape the current community we live in. This event is planned for 15th to 16th August.

There are sports tournaments scattered throughout the term and the eagerly anticipated Auckland University trip planned for the 25th – 26th August (including attending the Warriors vs Dragons on the Friday night.

Balancing Learning Time

With pressure coming on to complete learning for NCEA, we are implementing an attendance threshold for students to maintain in order to be considered for ‘out of school’ events. The target is 85% attendance for the remaining two terms this year.

NZ Representative

Congratulations to Tiana who is away representing our country in international football with her team playing Hawaii this week. We pray for God’s favour for her and her team.

Prayer Praise and Worship

On Sunday evening 30th July, Kaikohe Christian School Kapa Haka group will be participating in a worship evening at Paihia Baptist Church – we invite all whanau to come along to this event to bring prayer, praise and worship to our Lord. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 – including fellowship / shared kai.

Psalm 133 1

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.

Nga mihi mahana

David Rogers




Dates Events
Term 3 & 4: Every Tuesdays Technology – Years 7 & 8 students (Moerewa School)
Term 3 Thursday 21st September TeArahura Winter Sports Day Years:5-6   Years: 7-8


Starts: Ends:
Term 1: Tuesday 31st January 2023  Thursday 6th April 2023
Term 2: Wednesday 26th April 2023 Friday 30th June 2023
Term 3: Monday 17th July 2023 Friday 22nd September 2023
Term 4: Monday  9th October



Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                           

Term 1 Tuesday  21st  March 2023
Term 2 Tuesday 9th May 2023




Te Ao Haka second External Exams next week: All Te Ao Haka students need to be in S5 by 8:45 am, on the morning of their exam, to get ready to start at 9:10 am. The exams usually take 90 minutes. Students, please ensure you have your chromebooks charged, headphones and that you remember your NZQA learner login details to access the exam so there are no issues or unecessary delays to start.
  • 6 Sept Wed L1 Te Ao Haka 
  • 7 Sept Thursday L2 Te Ao Haka
  • 8 Sept Friday L3 Te Ao Haka
Derived Grade Practice Exams: These exams are practice exams so students can experience sitting the examinations in NZQA assessment conditions, and students who receive verified grades at Achieved or higher may then have the advantage to use these as a Derived Grade if a student becomes suddenly unwell or a sudden death of a loved one that has impacted their performance or ability to sit the actual exams that begin 6th November week 5, Term 4.
Students, please talk to your teachers about what to expect and how to prepare well for these practice exams if you are unsure.
These practice exam dates are:
  • 4 Sept Monday (Te Kura Correspondence students) L1 Te Reo and L3 Maths
  • 14-15 Sept (Wed-Thursday) School NCEA exams for  L1 & 2 Maths, L1-3 English, L1 Science, L2-3 Physics, Bio & Chem
A timetable and further information will be given to students a week prior to these exams.
All students should be working hard now towards achieving these as best they can.
If whanau have any questions, please contact Yvonne Vujcich, 0274915218.
Nga mihi, Yvonne


Community Winter Sports Day
On Thursday the 21st of September the Kāhui Ako we are in will be hosting an annual Winter Sports Day. This is a day when schools from our cluster network get together as one community to promote wellbeing and whanaungatanga. All students in Year 5 – 8 are expected to participate.   Teachers are sorting teams this week. As our classes are likely to have teams from different codes, we really need whanau support on the day. Please contact Lana Giesbers if you are able to support in any way. [email protected]
The codes that are on offer for this day are below.
– Netball (Lindvart Courts)  (7 players)  Training on Wednesday lunchtime at Lindvart Park. Thank you Ocian and Danielle for supporting
– Rugby [Rippa] (Kaikohe Rugby Club) – (7 players)  Training on Monday during PE lesson. Lunchtime team training TBC
– Soccer (Northland College) (6 players) Training on Wednesdays lunchtime at Lindvart Park. Thank you Tiana and Hunia for supporting
– Hockey (Kaikohe Hockey Turf) (7 players)
– Ki-o-rahi (Lindvart Park)  (8 players)
The sports day is expected to kick off at 9:30am, and conclude at 1:40pm.
 All whanau helpers and tamariki will meet together at 8:50 for karakia before we head over.




Kia ora Whanau & Friends,

We are celebrating Daffodil Day this Friday instead of Thursday A Gold Coin koha for mufti as there are ‘PRIZES’ involved for the ‘BEST YELLOW’ dressed for Primary, Middle and Secondary
What does the Daffodil Day symbolize?
It represents the hope for a future where cancer is conquered, and lives are saved. Daffodil Day is to remind us of the courage and determination needed to combat this devastating disease. The daffodil has been a symbol of hope for many years
May the beautiful and bright yellow colour of daffodils bring along happiness and joy in your new life…Never lose hope because life is all about keeping your hopes alive and living it despite all the odds….
Have a Happy Daffodil Day!!
Kia ora whanau,
We have your codes for your children school photos please come in or ring to collect your codes.
Nga mihi,

Kia ora Whanau If anyone would like to receive a Soldier For Christ Jersey as below please make contact with Whaea Michelle (02108275271) FYI there will be a $100 Fee For the Materials. 🙂

Nga mihi Whanau Have a Blessed Year,



The Ministry of Education does not fund building related costs at our School. Attendance Dues are only used to pay for building related costs. They can not be used for any other purposes.  Paying Attendance Dues is a condition of enrolment for all students attending our School. Attendance Dues are compulsory – there is a legal requirement for parents and caregivers to pay Attendance Dues under the Education and Training Act 2020. They are not a donation.

Mike Shaw

CEO Celebration Trust




Mike Shaw

CEO Celebration Trust


PO Box 235 – Kaikohe

Phone +64 9 405 3996

Cell     +64 21 842 302


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“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-6

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Blessings to you all and stay safe!