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Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty.

Proverbs 14:23



Tena koutou whanau ma – warm greetings to everyone.

As we draw near to the end of the term we can look forward to meeting you at our Parent / Teacher interviews. We will hold these on Tuesday the 2nd of July from 1:30pm to 6:00pm.

This year we are using the new communications app to make it easier for you to schedule an interview. For whanau who don’t have access to the app we are asking that you just phone in and talk with Joni or Psalm and they will schedule the appointments for you. Shortly Joni will open the “Bookings” tile in the app and you will see it is fairly straight forward to choose the teacher and appointment times you would like.

I would like to discuss the cell phone policy with you because although we started well in meeting the policy requirements, I have noticed some ‘slippage’ and we have had to confiscate a number of phones over the last two weeks. Please remember that the Government policy is ‘phones away for the day’ and that we are required to meet these expectations. Our process for students needs to support them to keep the phones away for the day – a number of students need to have their phone for after-school contact with whanau or employers. We ask that they hand their phones in to the office in the morning when they get to school and then collect them at the end of the day. Thank you whanau.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting us to improve student attendance – your support is vital to help us have high rates of student attendance which is so necessary for them to experience success at school.

We are looking forward to our Local Histories excursions in the last week of the term as we seek to celebrate our Lord’s Creation at this Matariki season. The end of the event includes a Hangi here at school on Thursday for all of our students.

John :1 – 5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Blessings to all

David Rogers




Term 2
Term 2
Wednesday 26th June 2024 History Field Trip to Ohaewai and Ruapekapeka Year 7-13
Term 2
Tuesday 2nd July Parent Interviews (1:30pm-6pm)


Term 1 Start Tuesday 31st January 2024
End Friday 12th April 2024
Term 2 Start Monday 29th April 2024
End Friday 5th July 2024
Term 3 Start Monday 22nd July 2024
End Friday 27th September 2024



Term 2 Monday 3rd June 2024 Kings Birthday
Term 2 Friday 28th June 2024 Matariki


Meeting Dates:                                                                                                                                                                           

Term 1 Tuesday 13th February 2024
Term 2 Tuesday 14th May 2024





Senior students of Science and Education for Sustainability had a chance of visiting Manginangina Kauri Walk in Puketi Forest. Our guides were Tania and Wyatt from the local Ngapuhi Runanga Group. They have spoken about biodiversity and health of the forest that is challenged by Kauri Die Back disease.


Year 7&8 students going to Moerewa School every Tuesday to do woodwork and food technology. The bus leaves at 8.55am and will return to school at 2.45pm. All students must wear full uniform which includes shoes. They also need to bring a lined exercise book and a pencil every week. Technology will start in week 1 next term.
Thank you!


Dear Whānau,

We intend on taking Year 7-13 students on a local history field trip to Ohaeawai and Ruapekapeka on Wednesday 26th June. This trip will form the basis of our developing local history curriculum and is an integral part of the NCEA credit programme.

There is no cost for the trip but please ensure that students arrive on time at school and have a rain jacket incase of a downpour. School uniform is mandatory although appropriate trainers can be worn – no crocs please!

We shall depart from school at 9am and return at 2.50pm in time for buses. 


Nga mihi,

David Prickett

Deputy Principal




During the school holidays and at the start of term, Primary held a short-story writing competition to foster and celebrate creativity, imagination, and literacy amongst the students. Students were encouraged to submit a story that was less than 50 words with every entry guaranteed a prize. With a huge number of entries, it proved very difficult to pick the winners as we appreciated each student’s entry. Ultimately, we ended up with the following prize-winners:
Year 1/2 – 1st – Manaia Heteraka, 2nd – Lilly Brown & Amariah Sadler, 3rd – Arkzion Remerata
Year 3/4 – 1st – Brian Shaw, 2nd – Tyson Jonathan, 3rd – Paisleigh Naihi & Te Whawhai Clarke
Year 5/6 – 1st – Gloria Naera, 2nd – Neveah Sylva, 3rd – Kaharau Reihana

The competition served as a platform for students to showcase their talents and inspire one another in the pursuit of literary excellence. We hope to hold the event yearly.






Manaia Hetaraka




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

Please ensure you have downloaded the App

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

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Blessings to you all and stay safe!