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Kerikeri High School Newsletter 2015/4
30 April 2015
It has been a big week as the School has commemorated Anzac Day along with the rest of New Zealand.
They have qualified for the InterDominions as one of the top three New Zealand teams. TAI TOKERAU FESTIVAL
On Friday at interval the School came together around our Field of Remembrance of 30 white crosses to listen in silence as Caitlin Thomas played ‘The Last Post’ and to observe a minute’s silence. The Art students created a moving sculpture in the Art Legacy Courtyard depicting a full sized soldier to denote the 1 in the 100, each figure covered with individually created poppies. We were also very proud of our School’s representation at the Dawn and Mid-Morning Services for Anzac Day as well as the high calibre of our School’s Kapa Haka performances at the Tai Tokerau Festival in Opononi, the two performances at school, our School’s Sailing achievement in Taupo in the Easter Break and our Jazz Band’s performance in the Jazz Festival in Tauranga. WELCOME We extend a warm welcome to Mrs Fleur Kelaher our newly appointed Guidance Counsellor who will be with us until Term 3 to cover for Mrs Salina’s while she is away on Maternity Leave. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS Congratulations to Alannah Rihari and Valentine Cottin who competed in the Northland Secondary Schools’ Crossfit Competition recently. Alannah placed first in the Varsity Women’s Division and Valentine placed 3rd. Congratulations to Issac Chandler and Susannah Colbatz who received the top two grades in Round 1 of the New Zealand Linguistic Olympiad for North Auckland/Northland and are now off to Round 2 in Wellington in July. Congratulations to Luke Dickson who placed 1st in the Nationals for New Zealand Field Archery. Well done to Ruby Pickering, Sky Couper, Emilie Gordon and Shauna Roberts for competing in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Croquet Tournament in Palmerston North. Ruby and Sky placed 18th in New Zealand and Emilie and Shauna placed 22nd. SAILING RESULTS The Kerikeri High School Sailing Team achieved second place at the Nationals in Taupo in challenging conditions, scraping ice off the boats in the mornings. This was a young team with four new to this level of competition.
The 2015 Tai Tokerau Festival was held in Opononi on Tuesday 31 March. Our strong performance in the Hall was followed by an even more impressive performance on the outdoor stage that was supported by a very spirited haka from our 2015 Prefects. On the last day of Term One Te Roopu Kapa Haka performed their Festival programme twice to enable the whole school whanau and whakatipuranga from Kerikeri Primary School to see their performance, to the same outstanding support. ANZAC DAY The Kerikeri High School Prefects, the Choir and the Band accompanied by Mrs Elizabeth Forgie, Principal, Mrs Emma Wise, Dean of Year 13 and Miss Kathryn Thompson, Head of Music as well as our Deputy Principals and many staff showed their support at Anzac Day by attending the 5.45am Dawn Service and the 9.45am Morning Service on Friday 25 April at the Kerikeri RSA. Caitlin Thomas played the trumpet at both Services and the Head Students prepared speeches in response to the invitation from the RSA for the morning service. We were also asked to provide 5 flag bearers and our Prefects stepped up to this wonderful opportunity. The Kerikeri High School Hospitality Competition Team provided a cooked breakfast between the services for 85 students and staff to raise funds towards their upcoming National Competition. PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION WORK DAY and TEACHER ONLY DAY Kerikeri High School Parent Teacher Association Work Day will be held on Thursday 7 May 2015. This is our School’s major full school fundraiser. Our students have raised money for projects and many extras not covered by Government Funding. The Student Council makes the decisions about the use of the funds raised and each class, through their Class Representative, is involved in the consultation. Students who do attend School on Thursday 7 May will be supervised by our Relief Teachers. Friday 8 May will be a Teacher Only Professional Development Day at Kerikeri High School and the School will be closed to all students.
IPED CONFERENCE We are very pleased to announce that Kerikeri High School are hosting a two day IT Conference on the 7th and 8th of May. This is an exciting high calibre professional development opportunity for our staff to learn more about utilising IT in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. With a range of internationally recognised as well as local and home grown experts in their fields, there will be inspirational keynotes, practical hands-on workshops and demonstrations that will support our Teachers to continue to embrace technology in the classroom.
North Fuels customers can participate in this programme by nominating Kerikeri High School, and the School will receive 50 cents per 100 litres of fuel purchased to go towards either technology or sports packages. Visit www.southfuels.co.nz/fuel-for-schools/ for more information. ASB SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP VOUCHERS Each time a member of the school community (i.e. school staff or parents) successfully takes out a new home loan of $150,000 or more with ASB, and they present the sponsorship voucher to the bank staff, nominating Kerikeri High School, the school will receive $500.00 cash.
KERI READING Keri Reading had it’s 2015 launch on Tuesday 28 April. The KERI in KERI Reading stands for Kiwi's Enjoy Reading Interaction. The aim of this programme is for Year 7 students to have an enjoyable, shared reading experience with Year 13 students, while encouraging the Year 7 students to read more. This programme was developed in 2001 by a group of Kerikeri High School students as a problem solving project and has been very successful for both the Year 13s and the Year 7s. Year 13 students volunteer to be KERI Reading tutors and to work with a Year 7 student in Terms 2 and 3 for one period each week. This year we have 33 Year 13 Volunteer Tutors.
ASB in Northland, and only Northland want to provide our schools with greater opportunities to fundraise. With that in mind ASB have launched an exciting new promotion that complements the existing Schools Sponsorship home loan $500 offer. Any existing ASB customers that want to review their banking and receive the appropriate discounts, ASB will provide the school with $50.00. Any new customers, that don’t have a home loan, and moves their banking to ASB the school will receive $100.00. All you need to do is contact your nearest Northland ASB branch to book an appointment and bring with them this newsletter advertising the promotion. Please contact the school for a voucher.
NORTHLAND CAREERS ROADSHOW We are pleased to have the Northland Careers Roadshow here on Tuesday 5th May from 9am to 3pm in the Auditorium. There will be a range of tertiary providers who are available to speak to your child regarding their future. The scheduled times are as follows: Year 12 Year 13 Year 11 Year 10 Year 9
– 9.00am – 10.00am – 11.15am – 12.20pm – 2.05pm
to 9.55am to 10.55am to 12.15pm to 1.15pm to 3.00pm
We would like to extend the invitation to Parents and Caregivers during this time. If you would like to attend, please report to Reception before going to the Auditorium.
29-30 April Drama Performances 7.30pm 5 May Careers Roadshow Auditorium 7 May Work Day 7-8 May iPED Conference 8 May Teacher Only Day (School Closed for Students) 12 May Academic Celebration Assembly 19 May Cross Country Championships 20-21 May Drama Performances
Best wishes for an eventful and hard-working Term Two. We have a lot to look forward to.
NORTH FUELS Thank you to North Fuels for the donation of two iPad Minis as part of their Fuel for Schools Programme.