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Newsletter 201502 - 11 February 2015


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their Whanau: Jerimiah Halliday, Stadey Tau-Williams, Brooklyn Tawhai and Ani Nepia-Hill.


ERO Visit

We are expecting a visit by two reviewers Jane Carroll and Sandy Joe from the Education Review Office who will be coming to ensure that our school is operating effectively and doing the best that we can for our children.

There will be a mihi whakatau for ERO in the school hall on Monday 9th March at about 11.30am, all welcome!

Whanau are more than welcome to come and talk with the reviewers on Tuesday 10th March from 2.30pm or if you would prefer contact Jane on 027 464 9218 or email Jane.Carroll@ero.govt.nz



School Polo shirts are $35 and you will receive a free pair of black pants while stocks last.

We also have the polar fleece jackets.  These are priced according to sizes therefore from a size 6 – 14 will be $55 each any size bigger will cost $65 each.

Unfortunately at the moment we have no more polo shirts for sale but when they arrive we will let Whanau know. For now any children with no uniform please feel free to wear your usual clothes. DO NOT keep your child home if they do not have a uniform please. If you want to set up an automatic payment or just pay a uniform off as you can afford to come and see Kohi in the office, we will make it as easy as we can for you.


Meet and Greet for Room 1, 3 & 7 Whanau

We invite all whanau of Room1 (Nga Kakano), 3 & 7 (Manawanui) to meet and greet shared lunch and pool party on Wednesday, 25th February at 1pm. Please meet down at the pool. Please bring something to share for lunch. Feel free to bring your togs and have a swim. We look forward to seeing you there.


Named uniforms

We have purchased some Laundry Markers to write your child’s name on newly purchased polo shirts or on polo shirts that are not named yet.


2015 Term Dates

Term 1 begins 2nd February and ends 2nd April.

Term 2 begins 20th April and ends 3rd July.

Term 3 begins 20th July and ends 25th September.

Term 4 begins 12th October and ends 15th December.


Swimming Pool

The pool is functional at the moment so please check your child’s swimming days sent home in their class letters last week.  Each class swims about 3 times per week and our special rights children have a separate time allocated also.


School Information Leaflet

Every family should have received with last week’s newsletter a leaflet with all our school information in it.  Please take the time to read the leaflet and let us know if you need any clarification or if you need another copy just ask at the office.


Whanau Hui

We have planned our first Whanau Hui for 17th March, the school will be closing at 1pm with the first interview/hui time at 1.1opm through until the last available time 5.50pm. This is a good opportunity for Whanau to come in and meet their child’s teacher and talk about the term ahead, progress to date and for Whanau to see the work completed so far. More details later.


Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is in the hall every morning from 8.15 - 8.40am.  Special thanks to Donella Robson, Wiremu Reti and all whanau who have been coming in to help us out!


Learn to Swim

Final Registration Day for Learn to Swim is Wednesday 11th of February (today) at the Northland College pool from 4-5pm

All welcome. Bring togs and towel. Once lessons begin some classes will take place at our school pool.

Contact Beeby 0211102244 or Anne 4012040 for any details or queries.


Dental Clinic

The clinic is open. Contact them on 4011534 should you need to.

Don Edmonds,
11 Feb 2015, 10:37