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Newsletter 201504 - 25 February 2015


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Rangatira Tahere-Kiro, Pauline Tahere, Lantis Romana-Cooper, and Lou-Jon Hori.


ERO Visit

During this time 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 size. Sizes 6–14 are $55 each. Bigger sizes are $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 are free to wear your usual clothes. DO NOT keep your child home if they do not have a uniform. 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

A Graduate Profile 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. We sent our draft Graduate Profile last week.  At Whānau Hui in March we will be asking you for your feedback about this however if you wish to make any comment now feel free to write on the sheet, sign it and return it to school.


Meet and Greet for Room 1, 3 & 7 whānau

Thanks to those who came along to the Junior Syndicates pool party today.



Any students from Years 2 -6 interested in playing hockey, there’s a skills and drills course at the hockey turf every Friday from 3.30pm – 5pm until the 20th March.




A fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

To show our support for Matua Aaron and his team who are entering the Sky Tower Challenge 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.


Swimming Caps

We have swimming caps for sale at the school office at $5 each.


Swimming Timetable

Please note your child’s class swimming days.

Monday: R14, R8, R4, R5 & R1

Tuesday: R12, R15, R9, R1, R7 & R5

Wednesday: R15, R14, R9, R8, R7 & R6

Thursday: R12, R8, R15, R5, R4 & R6

Friday: R14, R12, R6, R4, R9, R1 & R7


Whānau Sports Hui

We are looking for whānau members to volunteer to coach tamariki for our many sports teams that are happening at the moment and in the near future. If you think you may be interested please come along to our casual hui, hosted by Kelli Witana and Lydia Cooper next Thursday 5th March. There will be nibbles provided.


Room 14 Whānau Picnic

Wednesday 4th March between 11am and 1pm Room 14 children are holding a picnic for their family members at the school.  The pupils will provide the food, organise games and act as hosts. The pool will be available between 11am and 12pm.


Whānau Fun Festival

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


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.

The school will pay 50% of the total cost for the first 5 children that register and pay.


Whānau Rugby League Sports Club

Any interested Rugby League players - 5-12 year old girls and boys. Also, any keen 12-18 year old boys. Training days: Tuesday and Thursday 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Club: Whānau Sports Club. Contact person: Hine Pireroa, Ph: 021 1156654


Don Edmonds,
28 Feb 2015, 18:34