Week 6, Term 3 Newsletter
Tēnā koutou katoa! Greetings everyone!
This week we entered into the month of September and the first day of spring - and what a beautiful day it was! The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and everyone was enjoying the outdoors - it was a wonderful contrast to the rainy weather we’d been experiencing.
Over the course of this week and last, teachers have been conducting various assessments as a ‘check point’ - to see how students are tracking and progressing. We liken this to going on a road trip and you stop to check your map to see how you’re travelling (or possibly more like Google Maps these days). Either way, checking to see how things are going is always important.
I have had some time with the Year 11-13 students to discuss the upcoming Senior Formal, but also about their progress with assessments and preparation for exams next term. We acknowledge for most, if not all, Term 1 was challenging - it was a slow start. At this point in time, teachers and students are aware of the mahi that needs to be done, and the timeframes in which they need to be done. I spoke with our seniors about prioritising their commitments to be able to give themselves enough time to get through their work. To help further, our teachers are making their classes available at lunchtime for students. In addition, good use of time in class will also ensure assessments are completed. More information about ‘Study leave’ will be sent home in the next week.
To complete the week, Hoana Smith (our proprietors representative on the Board of Trustees) and I conducted 9 enrolment interviews with new whānau and whānau with children already attending our school. It was a great opportunity to connect with and korero about the core business of our school which follows our school's vision of ensuring our students ‘know who they are, whose they are, and what God has called them to do.’ It’s times like these where whanaungatanga and partnering begins - kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face).
This weekend on Sunday is Father’s Day. For all the wonderful men who are Dads, Dads of dads, Papas, Grandpas, Koro and Fathers-to-be, we wish you a very Happy Father's Day. May the Lord bring you love, joy and blessings.
Mrs. Tina Takimoana
Verse for the week:
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
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AIMS Games - Netball team
Our school Netball team is travelling to Tauranga to compete in the AIMS Games accompanied by Whaea Alice and Whaea Te Oranoa. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be part of and represent our school, their whānau, our community and most importantly - Jesus Christ! These little light carriers are going to do amazing things on and off the court.
Thank you to everyone who has supported them to get them to this tournament. We appreciate your support very much.
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Farewell staff, welcome new staff
On Thursday, we said goodbye to Sam Crombie, one of our Primary Teacher Aides, and her family who have relocated to Dunedin in the South Island. Sam, Tyler and Charlie have been a beautiful part of the Primary whānau and will be missed very much.
This week, Zandalee Romley joined our School Cleaning team with Tara and Brodie, as a permanent part-time cleaner. Zanda has been a wonderful addition to the team.
On Monday we will welcome Elaine Du Preez who has finally arrived from South Africa and will be teaching Junior Science which Allan Dow has been so diligently covering in Terms 2 and 3.
God continues to bless us and fulfil our needs.
KALS Senior Formal
The Prefects have been diligently working on preparing details for the Senior Formal. This year's location will be the Taipa Bay Resort (Ramada), on Friday 23 September. There will be a buffet meal, music, and entertainment. The ticket cost is $70 and can be paid to our school office either cash, EFTPOS or bank transfer.
Our school vans will be able to take students out from school to the venue and return, so parents and whānau don’t need to make the trip out.
This is a formal occasion, and formal dress attire will be required.
Permission slips have been sent home - please make sure to have these forms returned by Wednesday 7 September to Bobbie in our office.
Important Dates to Remember
- Sunday 4th - Friday 9th September - AIMS Games in Tauranga
- Wednesday 7th September - Wig Wednesday - Wear a Wig with your uniform
- Friday 9th September - Paparore Cross Country
- Friday 23rd September - Senior Formal Dinner
- Friday 30th September - Last Day Term3
- Monday 17th October - First Day Term 4
Student Vehicle Registration Forms
If your child has a restricted license and drives a car to school, they must register this information by completing our Vehicle Registration form. Please make sure they see Bobbie at the office if they have not already registered.
Student Mobile Phones - at school
Whāea Bobbie reports there has been no increase in phones being handed into her at the office each day, but that students still have them and use them during the school day. Mobile phones are an unnecessary distraction at school - if contact needs to be made home to parents and whānau, students can do this through our office.
Any phones confiscated by staff will need to be collected by parents and whānau.
Wear a Wig with your Uniform - Wig Wednesday 7th September 😊😊😊😊😊
Coopers Beach Girls Camp
Registrations open !
Girls 9-13 years old
Camp starts: Thursday 6 Oct 4.00pm
Camp ends: Sunday 9 Oct 1.30pm
Camps include lots of indoor and outdoor fun activities, team building activities, bible teaching times, opportunities for girls to make new friends and develop new skills in a safe environment.
To register your child online click here
Once the registration form is received AND payment of $70, an email confirmation will be sent to you along with a list of things to send with your child to camp. No places can be held or reserved. Any instructions in regards to covid precautions will be included in the registration confirmation.
Please pay into the following bank account
Coopers Beach Girls Camp
Reference: Girls 2022 Particulars: Childs surname
This camp is run by a full team of adult helpers and student leaders and is headed up by Lynley Fleming & Felicity Mason.
Lynley Fleming 021 336692
Meet our 2022 KALS Prefects - Nalani Clark
Hi my name is Nalani Clark, I am a prefect of Kaitaia Abundant Life School.
I am 17 years old and was born in Kaitaia Hospital. My birthday is 15 / 02 / 2005. I currently work at Paknsave as a checkout operator. I enjoy listening to music, dancing, swimming at the beach and hanging out with friends & family.
I live in Kaitaia, and I have recently moved back here from Auckland. I am taking in different options for after school, looking at apprenticeships or studying at AUT.
John 14:1, “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in Me”.