Ball Thanks

The PTA would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped with the ball  either providing a plate of food, giving their time on the day or in the evening.  Everything looked amazing and it was a real success; the students looked fabulous.  Congratulations to the students, teachers and parents for a magical evening.

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Kerikeri High School Ball Supper

A gentle reminder the annual Kerikeri High School Senior School Ball is happening on Saturday 30th July. As in previous years the PTA will be preparing supper for the evening and rely on generous donations from parents and caregivers (of all year groups, not just those attending the Ball) to make the amazing Ball supper possible.

Any home-made food, such as sweet slices, brownies, truffles, bite-sized meringues and eclairs or mini cupcakes would be greatly appreciated.

Items can be dropped off to reception on Friday 29th July or to the Library on the afternoon of Saturday 30th July.

We are also grateful for any volunteers willing to help out with food preparation late afternoon and with plating food and cleaning up on the Saturday night. If you are willing and would like to help out please contact Emma Klinac, emma.klinac.nz@gmail.com or by phone on 4071141 or 02745473887.

Thank you to all our parents and caregivers for supporting this wonderful event.

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Kerikeri High School Senior Ball 2016

A major event in the calendar of our school is the annual Senior School Ball which his happening on Saturday 30th July. As in previous years the PTA will be preparing supper for the evening and rely on generous donations from parents and caregivers (of all year groups, not just those attending the Ball) to make the amazing Ball supper possible. Any home-made food, such as sweet slices, brownies, truffles, bite-sized meringues and eclairs or mini cupcakes would be greatly appreciated.

The PTA do a fantastic job putting all the food together on the night and any offers of cake stands or platters for presenting food would also be greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off to reception on Friday 29th July or to the Library on the afternoon of Saturday 30th July.

They are also grateful for any volunteers willing to help out with food preparation late afternoon and with plating food and cleaning up on the Saturday night. If you are willing and would like to help out please contact Emma Klinac, emma.klinac.nz@gmail.com or by phone on 4071141 or 02745473887.

Thank you to all our parents and caregivers for supporting this wonderful event.

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Measles Outbreak – Important Information

18 May 2016

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As you may be aware from reports in the media, there has been an outbreak of measles in Waikato, and now in Northland. Attached is a letter from Dr Clair Mills, the Northland Medical Officer of Health advising of the situation and recommending vaccinations for those who are not immunised against measles.  We emailed this letter out to the parent community on Monday when we received it, and attach it again in case you missed it.

Measles Important Information

Measles Important Information

This morning we have been advised that there is the possibility of widespread exposure to measles in our local community, with new cases likely to be occurring from this week. Dr Mills advises that it is important all of us are aware of our vaccination status and the signs and symptoms of measles.

The Northland District Health Board are from tomorrow requiring evidence of student vaccination be provided to them here at school. Public Health Nurses will be at school to collate this information.  We ask that you either send your child to school with, for example, their Plunket Book, or contact your family doctor for your child’s relevant immunisation status.

Students who are not vaccinated can receive a free measles vaccination at school from Friday 20 May, and through the weekend of 21 – 22 May. This vaccination will be administered by the Public Health Nurses.  We will confirm times, and weekend locations for these clinics when we know more details.  The weekend clinics will also be open to the wider community.

Vaccination consent forms will be made available to students at school from tomorrow for those who require vaccinations at school on Friday.

 Our local Public Health Nurse, Claire Forrest will be at school throughout the day on Thursday 19 May and Friday 20 May. Claire is available should you have any queries or concerns, and can be contacted on 021 432 082.

There is no compulsion to vaccinate for those who do not wish to. However, if someone gets measles, all contacts are required to self-isolate for two weeks, which is very disruptive to school, family and work.

Dr Clair Mills also advises that should people begin to feel unwell they should take precautionary steps and isolate themselves. It is important to be aware of symptoms and signs of measles and to keep students away from school if they are unwell.

Measles starts like a cold with runny nose and fever, and then a blotchy rash which spreads from the neck and head to the rest of the body.

For students who have medical conditions which potential exposure to measles might exacerbate, we suggest checking in with your family doctor and following their advice.

We anticipate that any school closures as a result of this outbreak are unlikely, however we are prepared should this be the case. Our most timely communication channels would be via the Keri News and direct email to you, and we would also alert this to you via a notification on the Kerikeri High School App, which is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Deputy Principals.

 

Yours Sincerely

M Clent (Mr)

Acting Principal

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Parent Teacher Association Work Day and Teacher Only Day

A reminder, Kerikeri High School’s Parent Teacher Association Work Day will be held on Friday 13 May 2016.

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 Friday 13 May will be supervised by our Relief Teachers.  Kerikeri High School Teaching Staff will use this valued day as a Professional Development Day.

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PTA Meeting

The Next PTA Meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 May 7.30pm in the Staffroom, all welcome.

We are also looking for any offers of help with counting money on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May.  Any help you could give us would be appreciated.  Please contact Justine Strang on justine@jux.co.nz

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PTA AGM Postponed

Due to the severe weather forecast, tonight’s PTA AGM has been postponed.

The PTA AGM and Meet the Prefects evening will now take place in Week 1 of Term Two, Wednesday 4 May 2016.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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