Sunset reflects christian cross mountain | Premium Photo - rawpixel



Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Colossians 3:23


Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.

Welcome back to the new term – it promises to be Just as ‘full-on’ as term one, and we are excited to see how the Lord is moving in this place – opportunities and challenges alike.

I have been very impressed with the start to the term that our students have made – there is definitely a strong sense of motivation and engagement, coupled with healthy attendance and punctuality. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui tatou.

I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome matua Te Rangi Allen back into the school as he takes up a position to help us transition a new teacher into the school for the period of time that Mrs Tui Whiu is on maternity leave. It is proving difficult to recruit a teacher into the role Tui filled in the school and we are grateful that Te Rangi has made himself available to support us. Please pray with us for an English/Biblical Studies/History teacher to join the team.

The start of this term sees the formal launch of our participation with Skool – Loop, the app we have chosen to strengthen our communications with whanau and community. The app is additional to our current platforms which include website, newsletters, Class Dojo and Facebook. The Skool Loop app is available as a free download through the Play Store or on the Apple App Store – Here is the link.

You will be aware that the new legislation requiring student phones to be away for the day comes into effect as from the beginning of this term. For us this is no change really because we have had that expectation for some time now. I am pleased to report that students have really embraced this Kaupapa as have our staff who will model these expectations as well.

Another new feature of the school day is the new speed restrictions on the road outside the school gates – each day in the morning and afternoon, to coincide with students arriving and leaving school, the road speed is reduced to 30km/hr. This is to further help us ensure safety at these peak times of traffic and pedestrian movements. Whanau can also help out by not parking outside the school at these times so that our vision up and down the road is not impeded, and also to enable safe bus pick-ups.

Ma te Atua e Manaaki – blessings to all.

David Rogers




Dates Events
Term 1
Term 1 Monday  13 May  Auckland Uni Rep Presentation Year 11-13
Term 1 Thursday 16th May Science Roadshow


Starts: Ends:
Term 1: Tuesday 31st January 2024  Friday 12th April 2024
Term 2: Monday 29th April 2024 Friday 5th July 2024
Term 3: Monday 22nd July 2024 Friday 27th September 2024
Term 4:


Term 2
Term 2


Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                           

Term 1 Tuesday 13th February 2024
Term 1





What an Opportunity for not only our kids but other local schools to have fun with science. We thank our students and staff that helped with the roadshow. We give thanks to Science Roadshow for letting us host.


Kia ora Parents & caregivers

I would like to thank you all to our parents who make sure their children arrive at school in the proper school uniform. We are really proud of our school uniform and expect all children to wear it. However, I have noticed increasing numbers of children who are not wearing correct school uniform and black shoes—mainly this is children forgetting what’s allowed and what isn’t or neglecting to come to school with correct uniform. Below are the correct shoes students should be wearing so please ensure your children do so. Thank you


Kia ora Parents & Caregivers

We are desperately seeking parents to help supervise our Pedestrian Crossing. We are wanting Parents to become part of a roster to man the pedestrian crossing after school? It would alleviate the pressure on staff and a very caring parent, who is there every school day! If you are interested please let the office know or see our dedicated road Patrols after school.



Celebration Youth 412. Youth event for those aged 12 and over at the Celebration Centre (school hall) on Friday at 7:00 pm. Contact Josiah Shaw 021 022 42000 or Brian Heihei 022 198 1757.

Mike Shaw

CEO Celebration Trust

 PO Box 235 – Kaikohe

Phone +64 9 405 3996

Cell     +64 21 842 302



Kia ora Whanau

Before the terms finishes we will be updating our online website and communication with you all. We are ensuring that our communication with you is easier, quicker and more efficient. You may or not be aware of a new app service to schools call Skool Loop.

This App is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. We are asking you all if you please can download the app called Skool Loop.  

I have attached a step by step on how to download the App.




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




Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:2

Lunch For The Week
Blessings to you all and stay safe!