Week 4, Term 4 Newsletter
NCEA examinations are upon us and I thought to drop in my Top 10 study tips! This is applicable to our younger and older students - preparation is key!
1. Encourage and motivate them
- How about dropping little rewards for studying?! Little incentives along the way do help!
2. Build confidence and self-belief
- Too many children today lack self-belief. As the adult, be the BOOST they need to know that they can achieve and that they are more than able to do so!
3. Ask them to explain to you how National Standards or NCEA works
- When they explain it to you, it reinforces to them the structure of the NCEA framework and helps them see what is needed. If they are a NCEA student, look online and see where they are at.
4. Encourage them to switch on and focus
- Remind them of what is important and of what will matter in 5, 10, 15 years’ time...and it’s not X-Boxes or lollies and it's definitely not Netflix or Tiktok.
5. Make sure they’re prepared
- If your child needs extra tuition, get it sorted now as opposed to after school has finished for the year.
6. Get the right equipment
- Some subjects require particular tools and equipment – do not let them enter the assessment/examination without the right tools
7. Ask for help
- This may take the form of study groups, online searches for content knowledge, or additional study and learning for NCEA students from our teachers at school
8. Manage distractions
- Distractions can be in the form of sports, the internet or even friends. At this time of the year, distractions should be minimised.
9. Contact the school
- The school can provide information on when particular exams are on, what equipment is needed and what websites to visit
10. Talk to other whanau
- You as parents need support also! Talk to other whanau and discuss your concerns, what has worked and what each can do to support your child during this time
To all our students, bless you as you enter each exam. God is with you. Ask the Holy Spirit for His help, wisdom and understanding.
2022 - doing life WITH God!
Verse for the week:
“The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say at the moment when you need them.”
Notification of Absence
Just a friendly reminder to please let the school know if your child is absent. This can be done in the following ways;
- Call and leave a message - 09 408 2671
- Email the office - email@example.com
- Via the School App
Please also ensure you advise the reason for the absence as well ie - Sick, Doctors, Dentist, Appoint, Holiday, Tangi etc - as these are all recorded differently.
Your attention to this request is greatly appreciated.
Meet the Team - Tina Takimoana - Assisting Principal
Tēnā tatou katoa!
My name is Tina-Maree Takimoana - known to our students as Mrs Takimoana, or Mrs T, and to my family and friends as Tina, Tee, Teen, or Mama T!
I was born and bred in Kaitaia and have lived most of my life in the gorgeous Far North, currently residing in Ahipara. I married my husband, Ari, some 20 years ago and we have 3 beautiful children - Jahzara, Bayden and Brodie. We're a sporty and active family - we love to be outdoors as much as possible.
I am a passionate teacher, educator and influencer of Christ! Teaching at Kaitaia Abundant Life School has brought me closer to God - it has given me a greater purpose in my role and what I have been called to do. It is an absolute joy to serve and be surrounded by other followers of Christ!
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 NIV