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 Term 3 2020, Week 3
August 6th, 2020
Kia ora koutou,

At long last we are in a settled state here at school. Core curriculum programmes are up and running and the school is a buzz of excited learning.

Mid Year Reports and Parent Interviews
Teachers have almost completed mid year reports for all students. This year, the format has changed to take into consideration the disrupted first half of the year. These reports will be coming home next week.
For those that wish to discuss the reports or anything else, we are holding Parent/Teacher Interviews in week five. These are scheduled for Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th of August. A message will be sent home in the coming days about how to book these interviews. 

Buildings Update
Against the trend, the trees on the field were felled ahead of schedule! A reminder that from next week, there will be a major construction zone fenced off at the Kereru Road end of the school. There will be an increased level of trade traffic and machinery within this zone and also along the roadside. Please exercise patience and caution during this time. If you see anything that is a safety concern, please let the office know so that we can address this.

School Docs - Parents and Whānau Section
When you log into school docs (Username: MKK, Password: 8749700) it can be quite daunting to know what it is all about. A great place to start is the Parents and Whānau Section which can be found in the menu on the left hand side. This page gives you a summary about School Docs. At the bottom of the page is a link 'Quick Links for Parents'. This page outlines some useful policies and procedures for parents. I encourage you to take the time to look at this.

School Field
You may have noticed (or heard your children talk about) the school field being closed off. Due to issues with the irrigation along with the drought, our field has suffered. At present we are managing the field so that we can control the amount of mud being brought back into classrooms and outdoor matting areas. Once the first of the buildings is completed, we will be able to focus on reinstating the full field for use.
Cross Country
We have two Cross Country events coming up. The school cross country is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday 24th August, and the Kereru Cross Country on Friday 28th of August. Further details of these events will be coming home on Monday. I look forward to seeing many of you at these events. 
 
Regards,
Phil Jones
Principal
Click Here for the MKK Community Calendar
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Latest News From MKK...
Coming to Maraekakaho - Elevate Coffee parked at the school car park
Look out for Kristen this Saturday (8th Aug) from 8am - a special Open Day
and then weekdays Monday to Friday from 7.15am 
Welcome Kristen - looking forward to having you here.
Click Here for the MKK Community Calendar
FEATURING R1, 2 and 3 with their writing buddies  
FEATURING R1 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
"Thinking like a Scientist" - captivated R1 Explorers observing reactions.  Fizzing, colour leeching, building our oral language to describe what happens when you see a chemical reaction. Use of everyday items such as Skittles, food colouring, milk, dishwashing liquid, baking soda and fizzy.
Netball
Mkk Magic v St Mathews 
Loss 9 - 10 

Hockey
Mkk Massive v Mahora Attackers
Loss 3 - 1
POD Jack Shaw
Mkk Madness  vs HNP 
Loss 2 - 5
GOALS - Aliana Watson 2   
POD - Ivy Manaena
MKK 1st X1 v HNI Silver
Win 14-0 
POD Jodi McKeown
MKK 1st X1 v HNI White
Draw 1-1
POD Dan Moore
If you need a sports uniform......be ready for the Cross Country events :)
School Tees are available at the office  - all sizes $39
Mouthguards - most colours $8
Thanks Sonny for being my model :)
BUS CHANGES - Text or email or call
027 8749700 or office@mkk.school.nz
for any after school bus changes.
Thanks for your on-going support :)

The Canteen is OPEN for business
Juicies & Moosies on Tues & Thurs lunchtimes
Lunch Orders on Fridays
 
 Voluntary Donations -  
Your contributions so far total 60% - up 3% again 
Greatly appreciated - thank you very much :) 
Our bank account number is 03-0642-0729995-00
We value every contribution, part payments or payments in full.
 
Maraekakaho School Board of Trustees 
Photos are on our website http://www.mkk.school.nz/Site/School_Information/Board_Of_Trustees.ashx
Rachel Agnew (Chairperson) 027 7640400
Dereck Ferguson 027 8074575
Shane Kyle 027 4218426
Sandy Mowat  021 552680
Leigh Smith 027 5760171
Next meeting : August 5th 2020 @ 5.30pm

MKK SCHOOL APP
 https://maraekakaho.apps.school.nz/install/
Use the link above or go to the APP STORE...look for SchoolAppsNZ...search for Mkk School and load the app.  Subscribe to as many alert groups as you like - eg: room numbers, buses, sports.....................
Hey presto! 
You get our messages :)

Thanks

MKK AFTER SCHOOL CARE - Y-OSCAR
After-School Care for the Mkk  community. In the community hall with Chelsea. 
Enrolment packs are at the office or can be requested directly via Adelle at YMCA  - adelle@ymcahb.org.nz  or 027 2048909

 
Easy as labels, ensure you get your kids clothing returned. Order via Precious Labels
T2 Dropped clothing is washed and in the school office until Friday 7th August. Unclaimed items go to Charity next week.
SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL - when you spend! SIMPLE!!!
Mention our name “Maraekakaho School” when you shop at these businesses and your children could reap the benefits of the points/money donated.
        *  Tumu ITM -  ask @ TUMU ITM
                *  Northfuels  - contact Northfuels 0800 4843543 or the school office.    
A mention to supporters of Mkk School via the NORTHFUELS programme
THANKS
We are nearly at our next $1000 which entitles us to purchase technology or sports equipment for the school.

 “CALLING ALL OLD MOBILE PHONES” 

 Drop your old phone into the box in the office........
It is estimated that each year up to three million phones become obsolete in NZ, of those only 2% are recycled.
Phones collected help our school gain valuable rewards and the environment benefits as well keeping our landfills free of mobile phones and their array of hazardous toxic substances.  
Newsletter Sponsors
Check out our newsletter sponsors below. Click on the image to be taken to their website. We thank them for supporting us and we hope that you can return the favour by supporting them!
In-home Digital Technician Services
HomeConnect Limited
Contact: Ben Skilton  027 212 0420

Services include;
Smart TV configuration
New PC set up and install
Printer set up
Sonos sound system installs
Chromecast/Apple TV install & set up
Smart home technology
WiFi extension solutions
https://maraekakaho.apps.school.nz/install/
   FEEL BETTER CONNECTED to us......
Download the Mkk School App (Free): - go to APP STORE........Search for SchoolAppsNZ.........search for Mkk App. 
SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR SPECIFIC CLASS / SPORTS CODE / BUS....


AT ANY TIME YOU can update your subscriptions by clicking on the 'three lines' on the top left of the app to ensure the appropriate classes, sports teams, etc are selected for your family. 
By selecting the appropriate subscriptions, we are able to  send notifications that are relevant only to you.
Click Here for the MKK Community Calendar
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