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Newsletter 201503 - 19 February 2015


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Clayton Devine, Cathy Rogers, Bernadette Rurehe, Zephaniah and Keila Emile, Arlee and Kauri Tarawa.


ERO Visit

Whānau 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

There will be a mihi whakatau for ERO in the school hall on Monday 9th March at about 11.40am, all welcome!



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 whānau 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.


Graduate Profile

During the holidays staff met and one of the discussions we had was about our school’s Graduate Profile – this is a description of the personal qualities skills and attributes we want to instil in children who attend our school with the expectation that when your child leaves as a Year 6 they will have all these qualities/skills and attributes. Please find attached to this newsletter our draft Graduate Profile.  At Whānau Hui in March we will be asking you for your feedback about this.


Meet and Greet for Room 1, 3 & 7 whānau

We invite all whānau of Room1 (Ngā Kākano), 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.


Principal’s Award  

Congratulations to Kane Tau who received the “Principal’s Award” last week for his awesome help and support with his cousin who has just started school.


Mufti Day

Matua Aaron Nepia is a volunteer fire fighter in Kaikohe and is a Member of the Kaikohe Sky Tower Challenge Team.  The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge takes place on Saturday 23 May 2015 and is a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. The team will be climbing 1103 stairs to the top of the sky tower wearing 25 kg of equipment.

To show our support for Matua Aaron and his team we will be having a dress up day on Friday 27th February. Those who attend school in mufti we ask for a gold coin donation for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.


“Caught Being Good” and “Class Role Models”

We are very proud of the following students on their continued great behaviour.  We were excited to honour them at our school assembly last week.  Congratulations to you all!

Caught Being Good

Ana R14, Chrystal R6, Jay Jay R6, Elton R15, Shakaea R5, Riccardo R14 and Devron R5.

Class Role Models

R1 Devron, R3 Tiarne, R4 Maia, R5 Lucas, R6 Sky, R7 Te Owai, R8 TeTahi, R9 Wiki and R16 Bruce.


Swimming Caps

As of Monday next week, 23rd February, we will have swimming caps for sale at the school office at $5 each.


Whānau Hui

We have planned our first Whānau 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.


Learn to Swim

If you are interested in ‘Learn to Swim’ please 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.


Whānau Fun Festival

This year’s “Whānau Fest 2015” will be held at Lindvart Park on Saturday the 28th February, contact Kelly on 021998096 if you have any queries.


Board of Trustees

The Kaikohe East School Board will at the school at 1:30pm on Wednesday 25 February 2015. Go to the school website www.kaikeast.school.nz for the agenda and reports.


DDF Dance Studioz

Thinking of starting classes back up in Kaikohe, $10 per lesson, 10% discount if paid in first 2 weeks for ages 4- 16years plus.  Contact Alannah if interested on 4077035 or 0272225574.


Don Edmonds,
18 Feb 2015, 12:46