Best Ever Academic Excellence

On Tuesday 15 May we celebrated our top academic achievers and those students who were awarded Honours in the Academic and Leadership Cornerstones. While this is an annual event this year it was special recognising a number of Best Evers.   It was an outstanding result for our Year 11 students last year with a pass rate of 93% with 38% Merit Endorsements and 27% Excellence Endorsements.

An unprecedented number (28) of the Excellence Endorsed students additionally achieved Honours Academic, 80 credits (the equivalent of the entire NCEA credit requirements) at Excellence Level.

It was also a Best Ever for our Māori students with NCEA Level One with 86.5% and outstanding for our Boys, with 89%. This is especially pleasing in the context of our School where English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory for Year 11.

Our Kapa Haka Group welcomed the recipients into their formal Academic Celebration Assembly where they were recognised on stage for their achievements.

Congratulations also to our Head Students who were surprised to be awarded their well deserved Leadership Honours at this Academic Celebration Assembly; Isabella Joe (Head Girl), Bryna McCondach (Deputy Head Girl), Shine Fulton (Head Boy) and Reece Noorwalla (Deputy Head Boy). Isabella and Shine gave very insightful and motivational addresses to congratulate the students being recognised and encourage all of the students to do their best.

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Work Day Money and Mufti Day

Thank you to everyone for your support with Work Day, please keep it coming.  Students who return Work Day money by Monday 21 May will go into a draw for a $25.00 voucher (one per year level). As a thank you for your efforts, there will be a free mufti day for all students, the date of this mufti day will be advised.

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Parent Evening Reminder

The second Parent Evening is on tonight 4-7pm.  Please come to the Library where our Prefects and staff will assist you. Bookings are still open until 3.00pm today.  We will also have kiosks in the library or you can call Reception to make your appointments.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Parent Feedback Evening Reminder

The first of our two Parent Feedback Evenings is on tonight 4-7pm.  Please come to the Library where our Prefects and staff will assist you. Bookings are still open until 3.00pm today.  We will also have kiosks in the library or you can call Reception to make your appointments.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Parent Feedback Evenings

Feedback Evenings, 3 & 9 May 2018

We warmly welcome parents, whanau and students to attend our Parent Feedback Evenings on Thursday 3 May and Wednesday 9 May 2018 from 4 7pm.

The purpose of these five-minute meetings is to build relationships between School and home and discuss your child’s progress. Relationships are the key to everything we do at Kerikeri High School, and so we value these meetings at this early stage of the year.

You can book your appointments at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz using the event code t78u2. Full instructions are also included if you need them.  Parent Interview Instructions

You will be able to make bookings from 4.00 PM on Monday April 30 through to the start of the Parent Feedback Evening on 9 May.

We will also have kiosks in the library on the night for families and whanau who have not been able to book online, where there are appointments for staff members available. We will also be able to take bookings at Reception for you in the week before the Parent Report Nights.

On the night, please come to the Library where our Prefects and staff will meet you and help guide you to Teachers locations. They can also assist you in making your appointments if there are still appointments available.

It is best if these conversations can be 3-way please bring your student.

One of the strengths of Kerikeri High School is that every student has specialist Teachers. This is a challenge on Report Evening, especially if you have been used to having only one Teacher to meet with.

We look forward to welcoming you on either Tuesday 1 August or Wednesday 9 August.

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Future Problem Solvers Fundraising Event

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Kerikeri High School Workday

KERIKERI HIGH SCHOOL

A GUIDE TO WORK DAY FOR PARENTS

FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018

Work Day is our school’s major fundraising event of the year. The proceeds from Work Day contribute to extra facilities at our school for which we are not funded. For example, in previous years Work Day funds have been spent on the provision of filtered water drinking fountains, covered walkways, the new school van, extra seating for the Auditorium for school assemblies, portable marquees, a garage for the school vans, landscaping and seating at the Hospitality building and the purchase of COW (Computers on Wheels) to facilitate learning in classrooms. The decision about what to spend Workday funds on is made by the students via the Student Council.

We ask that you please support this important event in our school calendar by encouraging your child or children to find suitable employment for Friday 11 May 2018.

Expectations

All students are expected to work on Work Day and find jobs for themselves.

Students will be issued with Work Day cards this week.

Years 7 and 8 are expected to earn $15, Years 9 and 10 $20 and Years 11, 12 and 13 $25.

School is open for instruction; however, teachers will be participating in Teacher Professional Development and students will be given work to complete under supervision of a reliever.

On the week following Work Day, students will be expected to return their Work Day money, or a note explaining their absence on Work Day, or be considered absent without leave and face normal school consequences if they have done neither of these.

Rewards

There is a free mufti for all students who have met the expected requirements by Monday 21 May.

Students who return money within the timeframe will go in a draw for $25.00 vouchers (one per each year level).

Class prizes are also awarded. There is a fish and chip lunch for the first class with all their money in. There is also a Beach Day for the class returning the highest percentage of money received.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Can we work on a different day – e.g Saturday and have Friday off?

            Yes, as long as students return Work Day money.

  • Do we have to bring all money earned?

            Yes. It is illegal to work for payment on a school day, so all money should come to the school.

  • What will students coming to school do?

            Students will be provided with work and be supervised by relieving teachers.

  • What happens if it is wet?

If the weather is very bad Work Day will be postponed.  This will be on the Radio Cancellations and will be posted on our Kerikeri News site and on our App. Students will need to contact their employer.

 

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