God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

1 John 5:11-12


Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone

It is hard to believe we are at the end of term and that the end of the school year is just around the corner. The year has been very full and we have many great testimonies about the goodness and provision of God in this place and in our people. Notably, the new building has progressed well and the major construction is completed. Fitting out, drainage, final touches and land-scaping are in view now and we expect that the project will be completed on time. The plan is to purchase the new furniture and equipment soon and have it set up before the end of the year, ready for day one 2024.

With that in mind our proprietors and Board are planning for a combined celebration over Anniversary Weekend (Friday 26th – Monday 29th January), marking the 40th Anniversary of Heart of the North Church and the 35th Anniversary of Kaikohe Christian School. This celebration will begin with the official opening of our new building. More information about this event will follow next term.

At this time of year we open up enrolments for the following year and therefore invite whanau who are considering Kaikohe Christian School for their young ones to make contact with the school or website to access Enrolment Applications. Currently we have 5 vacancies which are filling fast. At the end of the year when we farewell some of our seniors there will be approximately another 7. Enrolments are accepted in the order that applications are received so our recommendation is that you get in earlier rather than later.

Romans 14:5-6 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. (6) The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Kia pai o koutou hararei

Enjoy the holidays with whanau and friends

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 2023



Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                           

Term 1 Tuesday 7th February 2023
Term 1 Tuesday  21st  March 2023
Term 2 Tuesday 9th May 2023
Term 3 Tuesday 7th September 2023




By Friday 22nd September,  all Year 10-12 students will have received hard copy information for whanau to discuss NCEA courses and be further informed about Year 11 NCEA changes in 2024. Parents and caregivers should also have received an email of this information sent Wednesday 20 Sept. Please discuss with your rangatahi their subject choices for next year as these are important decisions. 

Next term hui:

2024 Course Information Evening in Week One, Thursday 13th October, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  Whanau will be able to ask questions from teachers about their proposed courses and the NCEA changes.

2024 Course Selections must be completed by  Monday 16th October so we can begin creating next year’s timetable. We will send out the process to make the selections in wee k one, next term.

Contact Yvonne Vujcich if you have any questions.

GREAT NEWS! New Teacher Appointment, Mrs Jitka Hyde.

We are also delighted to say that we have appointed a very experienced senior Ag/Hort, Physics and Mathematics teacher, Mrs Jitka Hyde. She will be starting at the beginning of next year and we are looking forward to working with her and welcoming her to our whanau.

We are sure the students will thrive in their NCEA Level 3 learning and be well prepared for university, tertiary education in these fields.


Has anyone seen these special ear muffs??? They belong to a student in Mrs Vesey’s classroom who needs them for learning. The student had two sets and one of them have been found but the other set has gone missing! One set of ear muffs was apparently handed in at OSCAR. Please let Mrs Vesey or Whaea Jonie at the office know if you have seen them around. Many thanks.


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 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




The year 12’s are running a sports day on the last Wednesday of term for years 5 -13.
It is a house group competition so wear house colours to represent your house groups. and please bring a koha for the day. there will be a sausage sizzle and heaps of spot prizes. Overall prizegiving will be on the last day of term
there will be lots of Fun! praise the Lord





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Blessings to you all and stay safe!