Kaiapoi High School PTA – Connecting Parents, Teachers, Students and School Management
Welcome to the PTA web page.
The KHS PTA are an active group who are proud to be a part of the Kaiapoi High School Community. The PTA is all about fostering the link between the school and its community. It is an enthusiastic and caring space where parents and whanau can engage with the school in a meaningful way. Relationship building is one of the group’s key activities. All members of the school community are welcome to attend and be involved in activities, initiatives and events. Please keep up-to-date by checking this page and the school’s newsletters.
What the PTA is doing in 2017
Our Year 9 wine and cheese evening for parents/caregivers was held on 16th February 2017. Thank you to the parents, staff, and students that turned out to this event. It was great to welcome so many new faces to our school community. It also provided an opportunity for families to hear about the School’s value systems, and see plans for the new buildings.
7th March saw our first meeting for 2017. Elizabeth McMeeken updated us on the school roll, which has started well with about 850 students, including 31 YPC and approximately 20 International students. New staff are bringing with them a change of vibe to the school, which is very positive. The Leaders of Learning are investigating the timetable structure and curriculum delivery to see if changes can be made when the rebuild is complete.
4th April was our AGM and PTA meeting. The AGM flowed easily, with the financial report, followed by the Chairperson’s report. Wendy thanked members of the PTA, past and present, for their commitment and hard work and summarised the past twelve months’ achievements supported by the PTA. Confirmation of the election of officers: Chairperson’s shared role – Wendy Howe and Claire Spear, Treasurer – Michelle Tavendale, Secretary – Lesley Rau, School Representative – Elizabeth McMeeken, Board Representative – Emma McCracken. An updated list of committee members was also confirmed. We continued with the PTA meeting with an informative Pastoral Services presentation, kindly provided by Assistant Principal, Geraldine Enersen. Many questions were asked regarding this excellent service provided by the school, which is continually utilised by many of the students.
There is lots of activity at school with Oliver, Stage Challenge and the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival starting in near future, as well as good participation in Wednesday sports. Dragon Boat racing has been very successful and there are good turnouts in sports such as clay pigeon shooting and canoe polo.
Kaiapoi High School PTA is raising funds. Here’s how you can help…
Purchase a 2017/18 Entertainment Book
We are raising as much as we can to support our cause, and we need your help! Order your NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now. You’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!
Shop at Warehouse Stationery
Warehouse Stationery wishes to advise our school community that when shopping at Warehouse Stationery, if you mention Kaiapoi High School then 5% of your purchases will go back to our school. This is a great way to support our school.
Coming up during 2017
Tuesday 2nd May– School staffroom, 7pm to 8.30pm. PTA Meeting – Elizabeth to speak about NCEA.
Tuesday 16th May – Open Night for 2018 new entrants.
Tuesday 6th June – School staffroom, 7pm to 8.30pm. PTA Meeting.
Tuesday 1st August – School staffroom – 7pm to 8.30pm. Quiz Night preparation.
Friday 1st September – PTA Annual Quiz Night, School auditorium, 7pm to 10pm. Tickets sold out in 2016, so make sure you get yours when they go on sale late July!
Tuesday 5th September – School staffroom, 7pm to 9pm. PTA Meeting – Quiz Night review – all welcome.
Further dates will be held in October, November and December, to be confirmed.
We have a new site to enable you to buy and sell second-hand school uniform, all you need is an internet connection and you are away.
The service is free to use, and lets you list surplus uniform items so that other parents in our school can buy them. You can also donate the proceeds to the school if you wish.
To use this new system, go to: http://uniformme.co.nz
Register (all you need is an email address), start buying and selling uniform.
You can post “wanted or buy” ads.
You negotiate directly with the seller – this is no ‘middleman’
There are no fees to pay (the school has subscribed).