Week 4, Term 2 Newsletter
Tēnā koutou katoa! Greetings everyone!
What an eventful week we’ve had this week. We’ve had planned events onsite and offsite. There have been students coming and going. The atmosphere is very alive! What an absolute joy it has been to see many happy faces involved with a range of activities each day.
My message I shared at the beginning of the week for our whole school assembly was about being strong. Not of the physcial sense, but of the mental ability to push through when things get tough. I spoke of the need for perseverance, and of resilience - being able to bounce back when you may not receive the result you were hoping for, or overcoming difficulties and learning from these.
In the bible we learn of many resilient people. Moses fought with a foreign giant, was threatened by a jealous king, and fought wars with opposing nations. He, too, prevailed over his battles through his strong faith in God. Joseph endured much hardship. In all of these circumstances he maintained his faith in God, he persevered and kept his hope in God's deliverance. Jesus Christ was hated, beaten, threatened, and ultimately killed. Yet he is considered the epitome of resilience.
Our source of our strength cannot be our own. We need God to give us strength. Submit your weaknesses to the Father, and He will provide you with the strength you need.
Mrs. Tina Takimoana
Verse for the week:
“I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength.”
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Mufti Day and Bake Sale koha - Whāea Alice & Whānau
Thank you to everyone who donated baked goods and money last Friday for our fundraiser to raise money for Whāea Alice and her whānau. We raised a wonderful amount of $1044 for them.
Whāea Alice wanted me to share her message:
“Could you please pass onto all of the students (and staff) how blown away and full of gratitude and aroha we were to see the photos of the bake sale. It was so thoughtful, kind and generous of them to put in so much effort and time to create all their yummies and then sell them with us in their hearts and minds. “
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Primary Book Fair
Primary school have held their Book Fair this week and it has been quite a success. The feedback from the students has been much interest and excitement. Thank you to the teachers, support staff and parents who have made this special event happen.
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Northland Area School Sports Trials
This week a group of 30 Year 9-13 students travelled to Taipa to trial for the Northland Area School Sports teams. There were a large contingent of schools from Taipa, Mangakahia, Tauraroa, Broadwood, Opononi, Taumarere and TKKM o Hokianga. The trials sound to have been fiercely competitive. Thank you to Mrs Adair, Whāea T and Mrs Arona for supervising our students and supporting them with their trials.
REGISTRATION OF INTEREST
MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF KAITAIA
ABUNDANT LIFE SCHOOL, KAITAIA
Registrations of Interest are invited for up to three Ministerial appointments to
the Board of Trustees governing Kaitaia Abundant Life School.
Kaitaia Abundant Life is a decile 2, state-integrated school providing education
for students Years 1-13.
The school has had an Alternative Constitution Board of Trustees since late
2014, and up to three Minister appointed trustees have to be selected to be
part of the new Board which will take office at the end of the triennial
elections to be held in 2022. In addition to the Ministerial appointees, the
Board will consist of elected parent, staff and student trustees, the Principal
and one Proprietor’s representative.
The Board of Trustees is a Crown Entity. In its governance role, the Board is the
employer of all school staff, sets the overall direction and is future focussed.
The overriding focus and primary duty of effective trusteeship is the quality of
education that each of the school’s students receives. Trustees need a balance
of skills and experiences. They need to work well in a team, be able to put
strategies in place for the school’s future, ask challenging questions, have good
communication skills and represent the diversity of the school’s students. It
also helps to have an understanding of financial matters, the education sector
and experience in managing people. Applicants also need to be familiar with
the special Christian character of the school and committed to ensuring this
continues to be central to its culture.
The term of appointment is for up to three years. Applicants should preferably
have knowledge and experience of school governance. Knowledge of
developing and maintaining relationships with parents, whanau and
community is highly desirable.
For more information and an application package please contact Richard Abel
on mobile 027 430 0589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications, with a copy of a current CV and completed eligibility attestation
form, must be received by 5pm on 3 June 2022.
A couple of house keeping reminders
As we move into our cooler months the winter cold/flu is around, if your child has any symptoms for the cold/flu please test (and advise if positive) and keep home till the symptoms are gone.
Please call, email or use the APP to notify all absences - Sick, appointments, holidays during term time, tangi/funeral etc.....
All students must hand their phones into the office at the start of the day if they bring them to school
If your child is not in the correct uniform, please send them with a note so a uniform pass can be issued
We have a large number of 2nd hand uniform options available from the school office (heaps & heaps of senior school sized jackets) for a koha, please see the office to see what is available
Are your details up to date...........................
To ensure we have the most current and up to date information for your tamariki please check the list below and call 09 408 2671 or make contact via the School App or email email@example.com if you want to change or check any details we currently have on file. Your attention to this request is greatly appreciated.
- Street Address
- Contact phone numbers
- Email Address
- Emergency Contacts
- Medical Conditions
- Special Dietary Requirements / Food Allergies
Meet the Team - Miss Kalani Walters-Hewson - Primary School Teacher Aide
Hi my name is Kalani I’m an ex student of Kaitaia Abundant Life School. This will technically be my first year working as a teacher aid. I’m one of the teacher aids in C2 with the new entrance children. I love working at this school alongside my ex teachers and I enjoy seeing all our beautiful students.