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Christian Renewal School Newsletter, 12 April, Term 1, 2018

 Kia ora koutou katoa

Although it has been an 11-week Term, there has only been 10 weeks of actual school days and there have, like all years in Term 1, been interruptions to class room time with EOTC activities whilst the warmer weather is still here. This means that Terms 2 and 3 are important for getting through the bulk of subject material for Senior classes. It is great to have a welcome break between Terms and I hope students and staff can make the most of this time to replenish, spend some quality time with family; and return with energy and motivation to tackle Term 2!

  • The Secondary Camps went really well this year and there were some life changing moments for some students as they tried something new or had an encounter with the Holy Spirit
  • We have noted students arriving at school in non-uniform coats and hats. The requirement of the Board is that students wear the uniform to and from school as well as at school. Careful thought was given in developing the uniform so that students have options for differing weather conditions. If it is a question of keeping warm, we suggest thermal underwear, which is worn under the uniform.
  • We have a good supply of second hand uniform items available at school- view by appointment- call office
  • We encourage you to check on shoes for next Term- the uniform specifies completely black shoes be worn
  • The school has set up a Mentoring program for encouraging better self-determination and better learning outcomes for some L2 students.
  • Staff are undertaking a Professional Learning program funded by the Ministry for the rest of the next two years. Our focus will be on improving achievement, particularly for priority learners. We will also be using a new appraisal process which incorporates the teaching as inquiry method into teacher’s practices. The end result will be even better teaching, learning and results
  • Reports: Primary mid-year reports should be out mid-June and parent teacher interviews on 26/27 June. Secondary ATL reports continue monthly except school holidays, but the June version will have mid-year comments also. Parent interviews for the secondary students will be 3 July.
  • Please be aware of the perils of posting to social media- both students and parents. People will often read postings and get quite a different understanding than is intended. Once you put something in writing, it can be shared where you might not intend it to be shared. Wisdom is to share what is personal in direct conversation with those involved to avoid misunderstanding and those who don’t need to be knowing your business
  • FREE TUTORING L2 & L3 NCEA Physics/Maths for students interested in Engineering (Civil/Electrical) Mondays 4:00-5:30pm for L3/Y13 Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm for L2/Y12. NorthTec Raumanga Campus Rm C340. These are drop-in sessions – no need to stay for the whole time.  Bring your questions – it’s a Q&A session rather than a lesson. From week of 14 May until further notice. To register or for more info, contact Jac at
  • Free Holiday Programme.  Register NOW for a free school holiday programme from Monday 23rd April – Friday 27th April from 9am to 1pm at Whangarei Intermediate School.  This programme is designed for your child/ren aged between 8 – 14yrs with Northland Hip Hop Dance Holiday programme running from the Whangarei Intermediate School Hall.  A week full of sports, arts and crafts, hip hop dance, and a trip to Whangarei Aquatic Centre all absolutely FREE.  call 4596909 and leave your details, contact number or email   to register.
  • Be sure to check out our school facebook page for updates on school activities.
  • We have had some awesome assemblies this Term and the worship team are really coming along.

Hei kona mai


Rodney Lloyd (Principal)

Integrated School (Year 1-13) Whangarei Northland NZ